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Sunday Herald
‘Death cannot come too soon for evil Mugabe’


ROBERT Mugabe does not fear many people. But a frail, bumbling, softly spoken former goat-herd has become a huge thorn in the side of the Zimbabwean leader.

Pius Ncube, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city, regularly denounces Mugabe. If his words were uttered by anyone else, beatings, torture, imprisonment and even death could be the outcome.

Ncube castigates Mugabe as a fascist, a fraudster, a liar and a godless murderer. On the eve of being presented with the Robert Burns International Humanitarian Award in Scotland, the archbishop is still uncompromising in his stance.

He tells the Sunday Herald: “We’re all praying that the Lord will soon take Mugabe away. Everyone is fed up with him, including his own [ruling Zanu PF party] people. We’re all hoping against hope that something will happen. He’s a very, very evil man. The sooner he dies the better.”

Archbishop Ncube who, at 58, is 24 years younger than Mugabe, drives the president apoplectic with rage. It’s one of the great traditions of African society that the young must respect their elders. Ncube routinely ignores this custom .

In return, Ncube says he has been denounced by the president as an HIV-positive homosexual who has raped and impregnated nuns. Mugabe has also accused him of “Satanic betrayal” for campaigning against English cricket tours of Zimbabwe.

The president repeatedly accuses the archbishop of working with Tony Blair to overthrow him. Ncube shrugs this off. He feels that the more international leaders who condemn Mugabe the better.

His advice for the British Prime Minister is: “Simply say to Mugabe, ‘Look after your people. Your people are starving. Your people have no jobs. Your people cannot afford housing. Three million Zimbabweans, 20% of the population, have fled the country. It’s all because of you. It’s all your fault. Stop blaming other people.’”

Interrupting his study of A Man’s A Man For A’ That – the only Robert Burns poem he had heard of before being told of his award in the Scots poet’s name – Ncube took time to reflect on what Jesus might say if he was an itinerant preacher in Zimbabwe today. “Because Christ was God-centred and compassionate, he would condemn the way the government uses every opportunity to oppress the people,” he says.

“I think he would condemn especially the use by Mugabe of food for political purposes.” This is a reference to Mugabe’s ploy in last March’s election of offering food to coerce starving villagers into voting Zanu PF.

“Christ would condemn the violence, [widespread rape] and torture by government agencies and the youth militia,” he says.

The archbishop is particularly distressed by the 50,000-strong National Youth Militia, Mugabe’s personal storm troopers who have been compared to Hitler’s Brownshirts, a group that spearheaded early Nazi attacks on Germany’s Jewish population. The Youth Militia, known as the Green Bombers for their bottle green uniforms, chant slogans in praise of Mugabe on parade and end with denunciations of Blair. Ncube says Mugabe had brainwashed young people in the Green Bomber camps.

“They specialise in violence,” says the archbishop. “This is killing off the souls of young people.”

Ncube recently accompanied a 19-year-old Green Bomber deserter, who gave his name only as Wesley, to safety in Johannesburg. With the archbishop standing next to him, Wesley described to reporters how he and around 100 other Green Bombers, high on marijuana and beer, attacked a white-owned farm near Beit Bridge in southern Zimbabwe.

“We surrounded the farm and after entering the house we tortured him [the farmer],” says Wesley. “After that his wife was raped and we raped his daughters. They were seven and twelve and the small one was around four years old.”

The Green Bombers, armed with AK-47 rifles, then locked the family inside the house and lobbed petrol bombs through windows. “The family didn’t survive,” says Wesley. “We burned them all. I feel terrible for the things I have done.”

Ncube says: “I don’t think Christ would have survived in Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s government doesn’t like people who speak the truth. Plenty of people [who criticise the government] have died mysteriously. Christ wouldn’t have had a chance.”

Which raises the question of why the archbishop is still alive and was able to travel to Scotland freely to receive his award on Friday night.

Ncube says there have been many plans for his assassination. Agents of Mugabe’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), who permeate every aspect of Zimbabwean life, have threatened: “We can kill you and bury you in a shallow grave.”

Ncube adds: “But I have also been tipped off by people in state intelligence who have cautioned me, ‘Don’t move here, there. Don’t move at night, don’t move alone. CIO agents follow me everywhere and they sit in the pews at all my services.”

The archbishop believes he has also been protected as a result of direct warnings from the late Pope John Paul II to Mugabe.

Ncube mainly preaches at his base, Bulawayo’s magnificent St Mary’s Cathedral, where Ncube has lined the walls with posters not only of traditional Christian saints but also of modern civil rights heroes such as Nelson Mandela, El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Turning to Zimbabwe’s immediate problems, the archbishop says the greatest need was for Western democracies to donate food in great quantities before hundreds of thousands of people die in coming months from starvation.

Although Mugabe told the West before the March election not to foist food on Zim babweans, he is now sending out subtle messages that the country is broke and needs emergency food aid.

The archbishop listened to an argument that sending food now would only prolong Mugabe’s reign, but responds: “The West will fail, even though it’s not really its responsibility to feed the Zimbabwean people, if it declines to give food aid.

“If the food is refused, the people will just die quietly because at the moment they have no effective leader against Mugabe. I believe a refusal will mean the common people suffer, not Mugabe.”

Ncube reveals he had changed his mind about his appeal earlier this year for the people to launch a Ukrainian-style Orange Revolution to overthrow Mugabe.

“I have to admit that the people are so oppressed and full of fear that there’s no possibility of an uprising,” he says.

“If it happened now now, it would be worse than Uzbekistan. They would be shot. People are so desperate they just don’t know where to turn. The Movement for Democratic Change just want the ordinary people to lead the revolution without making any sacrifice themselves.

“People are in neutral until some new leader strikes a chord. Meanwhile, we’re all being held to ransom by one despot. So that’s why we’re hoping he’ll evacuate this earth.”

22 May 2005

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Comment: Zimbabwe - return of evicted farmers not all black and white

Gideon Gono, governor of Zimbabwe's central bank, wants the return of white farmers to help the countries economic problems. You would think it would be relatively simple to gauge reaction to this idea wouldn't you? However, a quick look at news headlines may leave you a little confused.

ABC Radio Australia claims, "White farmers applaud call to return to land."

Across the other side of the world, Britains Daily Telegraph carries the headline, "White farmers reject Mugabe plea to return"

The Telegraph's opening paragraph goes a step further, describing in lurid detail how, "White farmers evicted by Robert Mugabe's government have reacted with contempt to an offer that they should return to Zimbabwe to take part in "joint ventures" with those who brutalised them and stole their land."

ABC Radio Australia is more encouraging. "White Zimbabwean farmers have welcomed a suggestion from the country's Reserve Bank that they should return to the farms taken from them by the Mugabe regime."

Just how realistic is this proposition? The timing of Mr Gono's, statement comes a month before he meets with the IMF and World Bank.

Gono, an anti corruption campaigner dubbed, "The Zimbabwean Napoleon," is under attack from members of the ruling Zanu PF party opposed to his policies of devaluation and re-engagement with the west.

Gono is keen to repair damage with the IMF, an institution Mugabe openly despises. Zimbabwe's economy has shrunk by more than 40% in five years and the IMF have given Zimbabwe a six month deadline to get the economy back on track.

Anxious to attract foreign investment, Gono may believe such a proposal would prove attractive to the world's financial organisations.

However, Gono's power appears to be limited and Mugabe himself has not commented on his proposal. Furthermore, his monetary policies have been blocked to such an extent that in April, according to the, The Daily News, he tendered his resignation but was turned down by Mugabe.

And if the white farmers did return, what then? Could they be guaranteed five or ten year leases, or would they be turfed out as soon as things improved? Would the whites return with a "payback" time mentality, and be met with resentment by black farmers?

If Gono comes back empty handed from his meetings with the IMF and World Bank, how would the hawks in Zanu PF, feel about his virtual admission that the policies of Mugabe have failed?
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SA makes startling recommendations to Mugabe
    Christelle Terreblanche
    May 22 2005 at 12:04PM

Johannesburg - In a startling recommendation on how to improve its future polls, the South African parliament's observer mission to Zimbabwe's recent election has cautioned the country to use indelible ink more economically.

Even more baffling is the fact that it is one of only two recommendations, indicating that the predominantly African National Congress team could find almost no fault with the controversial 2005 election which gave the ruling Zanu-PF a two-thirds majority.

The two recommendations are contained in a 60-page report that has been given to the speaker but is yet to be published and debated by parliament. The Sunday Independent obtained a copy of the report.


In it, the MPs point a finger at Britain for "biased" international views of Zimbabwe and also state that they could not find evidence of intimidation prior to the election.

The final report is far from unanimous as the mission leader, ANC chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe, said from the outset that no minority views would be included in the final report.

After only two days in Harare, the Independent Democrats representative, Vincent Gore, pulled out in protest. Other opposition parties later broke ranks when their views could not be accommodated by the 12 ANC members.

From its daily reports attached to the main report, it appears the MPs were able to verify one one case of intimidation. While listing several allegations almost daily, it states in each case that it could not be verified. It is not clear from the report whether they tried, what methodology they used and whether in fact the allegations were refuted.

It could also find "no verifiable evidence" of the allegations about "food for votes" and the use of traditional leaders to influence voters, nor of the fact that not all parties had equal access to the media.

Apart from "a more economic use of indelible ink", the only other recommendation to Zimbabwe was "to reduce the number of people turned away on voting day, political parties should also play a role to ensure voters are registered correctly".

This was after the conclusion by ANC MPs that "there were correct voters' rolls at the stations".

It is generally accepted that the gerrymandering of constituencies shortly before the election and the shambled voters role made it extremely difficult for opposition parties to ensure their supporters were registered correctly. In fact, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, the largest independent group that observed the elections, found that 10 percent of voters nationwide were turned away.

"In several constituencies the difference between the winner and the loser was less than the number of voters turned away," it said in a report published this week by the South African Institute for International Affairs.

It was listed as one of "13 Dimensions of Unfairness" in the election, which the network found had violated nearly all the Southern African Development Community (SADC) principles.

The parliamentary mission, however, concluded that the elections were "executed efficiently", that the process was "legitimate and credible" and "in line with the laws of the land and, by and large, were consistent with the SADC Principles and Guidelines.

"The mission accordingly concluded that the 2005 Zimbabwe parliamentary elections represented the will of the people of Zimbabwe," the report states before getting into its recommendations.

"Having concluded the elections process, the country needs to work on rebuilding regional and international confidence through continued focus on electoral reforms and economic revival policies," it said before listing the two recommendations.

The Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front and the Independent Democrats have rejected the polls as being neither free nor fair.

The baffling reference to indelible ink seems to be based on observations by the team on election day. In an annexure of the voting it stated under "other" conclusions that: "During polling, those who have voted dip a finger into the indelible ink. This spoils the polling station, particularly the floors."

Zimbabwe has the fastest shrinking economy in the world and its currency was devalued this week by more than 30 percent, but it is not clear how saving on election ink could alleviate the problem.

On the other hand, the reference to the need for rebuilding confidence seems to stem clearly from the mission's adopted context for its work. Listing the objectives of the observer mission, it states: "A further circumstance characterising the current political environment in regard to Zimbabwe was the hostile international, regional and local media environment, which is grossly biased, prejudiced and partisan against the government."

Taking its cue from President Robert Mugabe, who fought the election on an anti-British ticket, the ANC report goes on to point the finger at Zimbabwe's former colonial master, Britain.

"The question, therefore, is why is the international community so focused on Zimbabwe's internal problems when similar situations exist in other countries in the world," it asks.

"It appears that the role played by the UK government in general, and the plight of white Zimbabweans in particular should provide part of the answer."

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Khaaleejh Times
UN agency distributed contaminated food in Zimbabwe: report

22 May 2005

HARARE - The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) last year distributed contaminated food to needy Zimbabweans after the food was given a health clearance permit by the government, a state-controlled newspaper said on Sunday.

The Sunday Mail said 4,000 tons of corn and soya were imported from a manufacturer in the United States by the UN agency to feed people in the southern African country, including the children, but was later found to possess dangerously high levels of lead, zinc and copper.

The paper said the food had been given a Health Clearance Permit by the government, resulting in its distribution to several urban and rural areas.

“We have had incidences where people complained that some of our corn soya blend was turning colour after cooking,” a WFP spokesperson, Makena Walker, told the paper.

“The blending was not being done properly. That factory (that produced the food) has since been closed and we have isolated all food from the manufacturer. As I speak, probably 800 tons are waiting for disposal,” she added.

The paper reported that after the food was found to be unsuitable, the UN agency withdrew it and distributed fresh supplies.

It was not clear how much of the contaminated food had been eaten. The paper said the effects include “reduced intelligence, impaired memory, weakness and the paralysis of the wrists and ankles.”

It said the issue was likely to make the government “suspicious” about receiving further handouts from the UN agency.

James Morris, the head of the UN body, is due in Zimbabwe early next month for talks with President Robert Mugabe over the country’s requirements for outside food assistance.

Zimbabwe has been in the grip of recurrent food shortages since 2002, when the WFP first started distributing food aid to millions of hungry people.

The government says it requires 1.2 million tons of food this year to make up for shortfalls in the staple maize. It estimates just 1.5 million Zimbabweans are in need of urgent food assistance, but aid agencies say at least five million of the country’s 11.6 million people are in need of help.

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Mail & Guardian
Former Zim minister 'did not smuggle money out'

Harare, Zimbabwe

22 May 2005 08:11

A second prosecution witness on Saturday denied that Zimbabwe's former finance minister Chris Kuruneri smuggled out funds to buy a mansion in South Africa and flouted the country's tough foreign-exchange laws.

Christopher Hayman of Cape Town, South Africa, told the High Court in Harare that Kuruneri invested in various properties in South Africa with proceeds from consultancy work he did outside Zimbabwe before he was appointed Cabinet minister.

Hayman, a property developer, said he helped Kuruneri to open a bank account in South Africa and invest in various properties through Choice Decisions, a company of which Kuruneri was director.

"Dr Kuruneri said these were free funds earned even before he came to Zimbabwe," Hayman said under cross-examination by defence lawyer Jonathan Samkange.

"I was led to believe the funds came from a source outside Zimbabwe and until it is proved otherwise I will continue to work on that presumption."

He said he met Kuruneri in April 2002 and that the former minister appointed him to manage his investments in South Africa.

Kuruneri faces seven counts of breaching Zimbabwe's exchange-control laws by allegedly transferring $500 000, £37 000, €30 000 and R1,2-million to buy and renovate an eight-bedroom mansion.

The former minister has denied the charge, saying the house was bought and rebuilt by a South African investment company of which he was director.

He said he bought shares in Choice Decisions 113 and invested in the other properties with proceeds from consultancy work he did outside Zimbabwe.

A South African lawyer, Lorenzo Aldo Dominico Bruttamesso, testifying in the high-profile trial on Friday, said Kuruneri moved money legally from his account in Harare to buy shares in a property in Cape Town.

Bruttamesso represented Dunmow Limited, a South African company that sold shares for a house in Cape Town three years ago to Choice Decisions 113.

Samkange said Kuruneri had life savings in Spain, which he moved to South Africa after he was included on the list of Zimbabwean politicians placed under targeted sanctions by the European Union and the United States.

"It is these funds that the accused invested in South Africa," the lawyer said.

Judge Susan Mavangira on Thursday convicted Kuruneri of breaching the country's citizenship laws after he confessed to holding a Canadian passport in addition to a Zimbabwean diplomatic passport.

Zimbabwean law does not allow dual citizenship.

The judge is due to sentence Kuruneri for flouting citizenship laws at the end of his trial.

Kuruneri was arrested in April last year at the height of the Zimbabwean government's anti-graft crusade, becoming the senior-most official to face charges of corruption. He has been in remand prison since.

The trial is to continue on Monday with further testimony from prosecution witnesses. -- Sapa-AFP
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Sokwanele - Enough is Enough - Zimbabwe

Degrees in Violence
Sokwanele Report: 20 May 2005

Andrew LangaIt was Robert Mugabe himself who once famously boasted that he had many degrees in violence. Indeed, if we go no further back in history than the violent farm invasions which started in the year 2000 and the mindless violence meted out to political opponents in the ensuing parliamentary and presidential elections, it is fair to say that violence has become one of the trade marks of Mugabe's ZANU PF party. It should come as no surprise therefore to learn that, despite Mugabe's more recent disavowal of violence (for PR purposes), many of his lieutenants in the party continue to resort to what Zimbabweans have come to regard as ZANU PF's traditional style of politics. Andrew Langa, recently declared the member of parliament for Insiza constituency in Matabeland, and effectively the ZANU PF war lord for the area, is a case in point.

Those acquainted with Langa in even the slightest way confirm that here is one politician who understands no other style of politics than bullying intimidation and brutal violence. The interesting thing about Langa is that he regularly carries a pistol himself and obviously enjoys using it. He relishes the violence and shows his contempt for the rule of law by not even bothering to conceal criminal acts that should have put him behind bars a long time ago. That the police who are frequently themselves witnesses to these acts of criminal violence, do nothing to bring the culprit to justice merely reveals the degree of their complicity with the ZANU PF mafia. Their deliberate inaction erodes still further what little remains of the rule of law in Zimbabwe.

A sample of the incidents of brutish behaviour in which Andrew Langa was involved, before, during and after the recent parliamentary election, reveals something of the character of this man of violence whom Mugabe personally approved as a ZANU PF candidate for the area.

Shortly before polling day Langa was one of a group of ZANU PF thugs who opened fire on a group of eleven members of the MDC Youth Assembly who were waiting quietly for their candidate, Siyabonga Malandu Ncube, at Fulunye Primary School. Others participating in this shooting spree included Spare Sithole, Patrick Hove and Ben Langa. The incident was reported to the police at both Avoca and Filabusi, yet rather than arresting those identified as the perpetrators, the police arrested nine of the eleven victims. The victims have made affidavits and have in their possession 3 of the 10 spent cartridges from the shooting, yet no further action has been taken by the police. Following the incident two of the MDC youths who came under attack were publicly humiliated by being paraded before ZANU PF meetings at the Sidzibe and Bekezela Business Centres.

Later the same day Langa came upon the MDC candidate himself, Siyabonga Ncube, who was then assisting some constituents in checking if their names appeared on the voters' roll. Langa accused Ncube of coercing the people and threatened to shoot him on the spot. The police who witnessed the incident again took no action against Langa.

On the day of the election Langa with his menacing team of so- called body-guards, deliberately chose to visit areas known to be MDC strongholds in the constituency where he publicly (and loudly) threatened to shoot anyone who dared to vote for the opposition. At the Mgodla Bottle Store within the Sililitshani Irrigation Business Centre, Langa accosted Mr Lot Nsingo, the Ward 3 Chairperson for the MDC, striking him a severe blow to the face. This brazen display of naked violence, combined with Andrew Langa's apparent immunity from any police sanction, no doubt had a very intimidating effect on voters in the area.

Immediately the official results had been announced Langa and his entourage took a “victory” drive through the constituency. Again in well known MDC strongholds such as the business centre near the home of MDC Vice President, Gibson Sibanda, they shouted threats at the people, vowing to punish those who had voted for the MDC. One of the threats was that they would never again be permitted to buy grain from the GMB (a threats that Langa has subsequently carried out). The rowdy ZANU PF “victors” continued on the rampage throughout the following night.

On April 3rd Langa hosted a “victory celebration” at Vocola Business Centre. He ordered all the shop owners to close their doors to the public until the celebrations were over. At the same time he ordered his supporters to go out and hunt down every MDC supporter they could find in the area. Those MDC supporters who could not get away in time were severely beaten, sustaining serious injuries. The names of five of the victims were supplied to our reporter, but in order to protect them from possible further attack, we feel bound to withhold their names for the time being. We also have independent first-hand accounts of a savage beating resulting in the death of an MDC youth at the hands of ZANU PF youth militia who went on the rampage in the area as a direct consequence of Langa's invitation and encouragement to his cadres to take retribution. In that instance although Langa was aware that a savage attack was taking place nearby, he refused to intervene to save the youth's life. Subsequently however, and in order to prevent any report of the murder getting out, he appeased the grieving family of the victim with a gift of six head of cattle and some cash. Although the brutal killing was brought to the attention of the police in Gwanda, there have been no arrests and there is no indication the police are probing the matter further.

On the same day it is reported that the very same ZANU PF thugs who were responsible for the murder of the youth, moved on to the known MDC stronghold of Avoca. Langa was also there and while he shouted abuse at some people who had been enjoying a quiet drink before his arrival, accusing them of being MDC supporters, the youth went on the attack again. On this occasion however, after taking quite a beating the locals began to defend themselves and they soon had their assailants in retreat. At this point Langa drew his gun and fired three shots into the air. The violence subsided but not before a great deal of damage had been done to the premises in which the attack took place. One of the victims of Langa's storm troopers, Dumisani Mthunzi, was so seriously injured in the incident that the police had to take him to hospital for treatment. Other victims of the unprovoked attack were arrested by the police, but released two days later without any charges being pressed. Once again the police allowed the perpetrators of the violence, Langa included, to walk away scot-free.

That as prominent a politician as Andrew Langa can continue perpetrating one act of brutal violence after another without being in any way restrained or held to account by the police, indicates an astonishing degree of complicity by the police in ZANU PF criminality. But more, it can surely be interpreted in no other way than that this ZANU PF war lord enjoys the patronage and protection of Robert Mugabe himself. The question Zimbabweans should be asking themselves is why ? Given that Mugabe is the high priest of political violence and that he and Andrew Langa are therefore “birds of a feather”, the question still remains why Mugabe allows his lieutenant this degree of freedom to flaunt his loutish behaviour. Could it be that, like some of Mugabe's other cronies, Langa has something on his master that the master simply cannot afford to be known publicly?

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Subject: CHRA Press Statement on The Arrests of Vendors in Harare and the
destruction of property by the ZRP

Press Statement 21 May 2005

Arrests of Vendors in Harare and the destruction of property by the ZRP

The brutal and callous attacks on vendors in Harare this week under the
guise of "Operation Murambatsvina" are indicative of the mugabe regime's
attitude to the citizens of Zimbabwe. Far from being the "restoration of the
rule of law" in the city, the actions of zanu-pf's police force were the
violent action of a dictatorial regime bent on crushing the people. As we
saw in the round-up of so-called street kids last year, this regime has no
answers for any of the numerous ills they have caused, only violence and
repression.  The Makwavarara Commission is nothing but a tool of these
oppressors and its commissioners collaborators in the ongoing destruction of
our city.

It was the corrupt administration of zanu-pf mayor Solomon Tawengwa in the
nineties that allowed many illegal activities to flourish in our city. From
preventing the slashing of stream bank maize to taking bribes for illegal
buildings, 'Kokokora' Tawengwa and the then council turned a blind eye to
(and took part in) many anti-social activities in an attempt to garner
populist support whilst filling their own pockets. For this zanu-pf
commission to now do a 180* turn must be seen as a serious comment on their
consistency, their 'policies' and their very ability to run a city. The
truth of the matter is that most vendors are legitimate players in the life
of our city, doing the best they can to survive in the face of a vicious
onslaught on all facets of life in Zimbabwe by the criminals who have
occupied our State.  These economic saboteurs have destroyed the economy of
the country, forcing millions into economic and political exile. They have
nothing to offer except some vague "Look East" policy which in reality means
collaboration with the economic neo-imperialists of China and the sale of
our homeland to zhing-zhong merchants.

The assaults on Chinese shopkeepers in Harare last week are signs of a
growing anger of our citizens. Zimbabweans do not want cheap imports. We
want jobs in factories owned and run by Zimbabweans. We want a prosperous
economy owned and driven by Zimbabweans. We want water in our taps, our
children in schools, medicines in our hospitals. Most of all we want a
future for ourselves and our children. Zanu-pf can offer none of these
things. Having stolen a third election, this regime can do nothing but
preside over the empty carcass of the country it has ruined, fighting over
its bones and sucking the very marrow dry.

We appeal to residents and citizens not to be provoked by state-sponsored
violence against them. Do not respond with violence as this will only give
the regime the excuse it is looking for to impose even greater dictatorial
repression.  We must respond by rejecting violence, rejecting the occupied
State and creating our own structures outside of the occupied State.
Citizens must create their own liberated zones, both inside their minds and
on the ground. Residents must come together to create collective community
initiatives around food, health, education and other areas that reject the
zanu-pf totalitarian vision.

Yet again, CHRA calls for

* An end to dictatorial and imposed Commissions
* The restoration of our democratic rights
* Dialogue between genuinely elected representatives and

Reject the fascist actions of the oppressive regime!
No Taxation Without Representation!
Boycott all Council charges until municipal elections!


For further information, contact:
Combined Harare Residents Association
Mike Davies
tel: 498792
mobile: 263 4 [0]91 249 430>

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