John F Kennedy
I am a 4th generation Zimbabwean, my name is Topper Whitehead " my objectives in this the 3rd circular letter to you and others is NOT political but the survival of the country and its 13 million people.
Please hear what I have to say.
" The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"
Matrin Luther King Jr.
In this the darkest hour of Zimbabwe's history, we the citizens of the country are faced with two options.
· Surrender to the threats, intimidation, murder and rape of ZANU PF -
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· Unit for democracy and freedom, and vote for the MDC.
This is now a national issue and the nations future " and yours " is at stake.
After the initial euphoria of the emergence of MDC as a means to break the shackles of the Mugabe de-facto dictatorship, there are now a growing number of people who are succumbing to the intimidation and suggesting that a "strong opposition" is sufficient for the future of the country. This is the most diabolical idea that could ever enter anyone's mind and the consequences of such a situation " heaven forbid if it should happen " another 5 years of Mugabe taking everything " farms, mines, industry and giving nothing in return.
In the light of the current situation those who contemplate another 5 years of ZANU can only fall into one of the following categories.
1. Are on the "gravy train" and consequently must protect their income and secrets
2. Are too insensitive to the country and say " this is Africa" and as long as I am OK then let them get on with it as long as "me or mine" are not effected to hell with the rest of the country.
Now " at this the eleventh hour " it is time for everyone to stand up and be counted " hiding behind a secret ballot is not good enough! In order to give the people, the victims of ZANU PF's reign of terror most of whom are blacks, the confidence to come out in strength to cast their votes, we the white Zimbabweans "must put our money where our mouths are".
I refuse to be intimidated and with total conviction I am working for the survival of this Country and its 13 million people. It has left me with a sense of patriotism that I last felt a long time ago. Try it! "
One cannot be part of the wealth of the country without being sensitive to the poverty " Get involved and be a leader " your strength in standing up to intimidation will give strength to the povo who are the ones who have been beaten, raped, had their worldly possessions burnt and yet are still determined to stand up the tyranny of Robert Mugabe.
Please do not be fooled into thinking that Mugabe will not continue his reign of terror and the countrie's destruction if we allow him to steal the election " your vote and public stand are important.
Morgan Tsvangirai will address a Star Rally at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday 18th at 12 midday, be courageous, there's strength in numbers and come and listen to the real issues facing the country.
Finally, please forward, print and circulate this message to everyone you know, or is on your address list. I can be contacted at :- e-mail is email@example.com
cell number is 011 401 847 or 091 240 919 fax is 263 (1) 4 336876
Cheers for now, Topper Whitehead
Do not be afraid of what MIGHT HAPPEN when MDC win "
be afraid of WHAT WILL HAPPEN if ZANU PF win.