|ZHRO Wednesday Vigil, 8 january 2019|
8 January 2020
UN Reports. Power Grabs.
Mthuli and Mutodi have no Connections to Brain
In the second Wednesday pre-planned Vigil protest of the year, Zimbabwe Human Rights Organization ( ZHRO) members met and made some serious noise. They were outside the Zimbabwe Embassy at 429 The Strand London, near the Charing Cross Tube and Main line train Station. ZHRO members were protesting against the continued barbaric stripping of Human Rights, by the Junta Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) so called Government, who have been systematically engaged in this horrible and despicable activity in Zimbabwe for some 40 years in April 2020. The sad thing is that they did not and still do not seem to care how ordinary people are affected by their actions or inactions, for as long as they are living large.
As reported by Zimeye and other media outlets, 2019 saw Zimbabwe get 3 (three) extremely dire
United Nations (UN) reports, regarding Human Rights violations. The UN reports, coupled with over half the population being pushed into severe abject poverty by the Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube’s Failed Economic policies have left the Zimbabwen population at the mercy of the ZANU PF Junta.
The manner in which the Zimbabwean people are at the mercy of this ruthless regime, when seen in the context of Human Rights, will more than likely leave Most Human Rights experts fearing for the worst, in regards to the welfare of the ordinary Citizen. The experts will attest to the fact that, the more deprived a people is, the more vulnerable they are to Rights abuses including summary executions especially at the hands of State Actors.
Thus, when one looks at Zimbabwe, it is clear to see, from the context of Economics Principles in Practice terms, “Mthuli indeed has no connection between his brain and his mouth,” as said by Tendai Biti (Zimbabwes most successful finance minister in the last 20 years) outside Chatham House London in early 2019. It is some 7 months after Biti said this and since then, Honourable Biti’s assertions seem to have been proved correct in every way when looking at the economy even from a childs point of view.
To prove that Zimbabweans really are in very, very, big trouble, during the trial of the Myanmar Government for atrocities they committed against the Rohinger, Zimbabwe was the only African country to vote on the side of the Myanmar Army and against resolutions to protect Rohingya Muslims. In the whole world, it seems,Zimbabwe is one of just 9 backward countries. This should not be a surprise to most Human Rights activists from Zimbabwe, as it is generally known that Zimbabwe has not Ratified or signed the treaties against, arbitrary arrests, torture, summery execution and rape as a weapon of War.
ZANU PF leader, E D Mnangagwa has moved to consolidate his power. This is despite over 80% of Zimbabweans participating in the drafting of the constitution less than 8 years ago. Thus as the award winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono has said in one of his blogs in the link below, WAKE UP ZIMBABWE.
Keeping to the topic of Mnangagwa again, he seems to have inadvertently incriminated himself. This was in a video shot by the state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC). He is heard saying that he would send in the army to roundup and beat people. Considering the post election violence in August of 2018 and the violence which followed in 2019 January and February, the grab for more power seems to be emanating from a place of known and unknown consequences.
In light of the above and in the background, ZHRO members have been pushing for the ZHRO Leadership's endorsement of more radical protests in 2020, for which, meetings are in the process of being planned. Members are encouraged to participate in the meetings and planning of these protests.
Energy Mutodi has made a bould Statement on behalf of his party ZANU PF, who think they are the governing party in Zimbabwe. He has said "We will not hesitate to shoot to kill protesters." From this, it is clear that the Government is fret of the people. It is fret of the leneard people and Mutodi only knows one thing. Bleating without thinking! Threatening to kill people, would mean, if even one is injured, not even killed, even that injury would have been premeditated by the Government of Zimbabwe.
Thanks to Ebson Chigwedere who played the drums, John Burke, Phillip Malhalha and Thabo Makuyana who arrived early to set up. Thank you too to Chegika lifa Phiri, Molly Ngavaimbe and Jenatry Muranganwa for all at some point leading the vigil protest. Thank you too to all who attended for getting involved with the singing on such a cold and windy day. Without you this day would not have happened at all.
To find out more or to join ZHRO please do not hesitate to call
Phillip Mahlahla 074 5282 8229
Ebson Chigwedere 074 4923 5660
Kingstone Jambawo 079 0486 1774
Thabo Makuyana 079 4459 0970
Those who attended as per the register were, Phillip J. Mahlahla, Precious Kandare, Ebson chigwedere, Molly Ngavaimbe, Sibongile Bvungidzire, Barbra Ncube, Marlene Mtandagai, Chegika Lifa Phiri, Bigboy Sibanda, Alfredy Mukuvare, Jenatry Muranganwa. John Burke and Thabo Makuyana did not sign the register but did attend the vigil.
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Next ZHRO London Vigil will be on the 15th of January 2020, starting 11am at 429 the Strand London WC2R 0JR.
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By Thabo Makuyana