|The ZIMBABWE Situation||Our
thoughts and prayers are with Zimbabwe |
- may peace, truth and justice prevail.
I would have liked to be the first to CONGRATULATE : “ President of the Democratic Republic Of Zimbabwe
Mr Morgan Tsvangirai “ BUT SAD….. We all have to face the fact… but look around you, what do you see ?
I was last in Zimbabwe I January 2002, people is starving…. There is no jobs course leak of US / £ currency,
Kids is no longer going to school course they can’t pay the fees… how can anybody believe that the vote for Mugabe
Is true…. It is with out doubt FIGGELT. I have seen things going the wrong way, I stayed I Zimbabwe from 1995 to
2001, I am married to a black Zimbabwean ad therefore I also have 3 lovely mixet kids, YES… I am white, or my skin is
… but in my mind I am your “BROTHER” THIS IS A WERY SAD DAY FOR ALL OF US, TEARS WILL RUN
If anybody think that things in Zimbabwe is bad.. just wait… it is only the beginning. How will MUGABE feed his people
With out currency to buy maize from outside….. in some years to go there will only be bicycles in Zimbabwe, cause of the leek of fuel, no currency no fuel, and the worst is that kids will not be educated and that way Zimbabwe will only go longer down the hill, the country cant stand another 6 years, I don’t want to see Zimbabwe as another Ethiopia, or so. But face it, it was easy for MUGABE to win at the countryside… what he did was to create at situation with no food in the country ahead of the election, then “ who will not accept Z$ 1.000,- to go and vote for ZANU” course you will have to feed your family, IF I was at poor Zimbabwean with out ways to feed my family, I would also accept the 1.000 Z$. I would have liked to go back to Zimbabwe after the election, but now I will have to wait another 6 years ???? some of you will say: THAT is fine with us, we don’t need the white man here, but remember that I am married to your sister, my kids I carrying your blood…. The only different between us is, that Europe don’t have as mouths sunshine as Zimbabwe???
Zimbabwe… I feel with you, I pray for you….. tell me what to do and I will tray by all means.
|Editor demands journalist's 'immediate release'|
Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore is demanding the immediate release of the paper's Zimbabwe correspondent who is being held by the country's police.
Peta Thornycroft, who is said to be "in good spirits", is being moved to the police headquarters in Mutare, 200 miles east of the capital Harare.
It is believed she has been charged with "publishing false statements prejudicial to the state" under the condemned new Public Order Security Act.
But her lawyer has since told the Daily Telegraph that Mrs Thornycroft has not been formally charged but continues to be held by police.
The newspaper has asked the Foreign Office for help and sent a fax to the Zimbabwean government calling for the journalist to be freed.
Mr Moore said it was "ludicrous" to suggest that Mrs Thornycroft was being subversive.
"She is a highly experienced journalist who was carrying out her professional duties," he said.
"It is ludicrous to suggest that she had a subversive agenda. She should be released immediately.
"This is a matter that concerns the future of all journalism in Zimbabwe, foreign and domestic," he said.
Mrs Thornycroft was arrested in Chimanimani, on the border with Mozambique. She had travelled to the town to investigate reports of widespread political violence and a campaign of retribution against the opposition.
Story filed: 15:46 Thursday 28th March 2002