Analysts rap EU, US ‘imperialist syndrome’ 

Source: Analysts rap EU, US ‘imperialist syndrome’ | The Herald 26 AUG, 2019

Analysts rap EU, US ‘imperialist syndrome’Cde Mutsvangwa

Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter

THE European Union (EU) and the United States should respect Zimbabwe’s sovereign right to determine its internal political processes and stop meddling in the country’s internal affairs, political analysts have said.

The call comes after a statement jointly issued by heads of missions for France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States which indicated there were gross human rights violations after police stopped MDC-Alliance organised demonstrations in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Gweru meant to cause anarchy.

Harare-based political analyst Mr Collen Mharadzano said the European Union and the United States had no legal right to interfere in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs. He said Zimbabwe was a fledgling democracy which respected the rule of law and abided by its dictates.

“This was amply demonstrated on the eve of the MDC-Alliance- intended demonstration on the 16th of August 2019 after the Zimbabwe Republic Police had issued a prohibition order,” he said. “The opposition in its wisdom or lack of it appealed at the High Court, which threw it away. This is how the phenomenon of constitutionalism unfolds in democracies elsewhere in the world, of which Zimbabwe is no exception.”

Another political analyst and a former diplomat, Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa said the interference of the EU and the US in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs was post imperialism syndrome.

“So, for anyone to purport to be representing only one segment of Zimbabwe’s political discourse is not only narrow in approach, but shows vested interests,” he said.

“What Zimbabwe needs at this point is an unbiased approach from our stakeholders in the country. Let Zimbabweans chart their own destinies independently. Where they need support, the nation will always be at liberty to request for such.”

MDC-T vice president Mr Obert Gutu said the statement by the Western countries should be read against the background of the provisions of Section 59 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

“This particular section provides for the right of Zimbabweans to engage in peaceful demonstrations as well   as the right to petition peacefully,” he said.

“There is nowhere in this world where any constitutionally elected Government would fold its arms and watch while   unruly political malcontents and drunken thugs are unleashing a wave of violent demonstrations.”


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    Mukanya 2 years ago

    The analysts grouping referred to is a GoZ praise singers choir!

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    Disgruntled 2 years ago

    Change HAS TO BE MADE NO IFS NO BUTS .the ordinary Zimbabweans should be allowed to have a say and express their views. Considering the State of the Country and probably over 90% of the population is struggling no form of help nothing foreseeable to indicate any hope  then expect the World to have a say. Politicians do not really care, they are oblivious to their people’s struggles and hardship. Their pockets are lined. Politicians are not embarrassed to ask for Aid  it is time to face the truth. Not capable of running a once thriving Country. To imply for Foreign Countries not to meddle yet another excuse. Get on with it decades of Independence no success the Country is going backwards. It is a total disgrace. 

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    Tendai 2 years ago

    What nonsense is this ? We Zimbabaweans are not allowed to say anything , so its is right for US and EU and Breetish to say something about human rights being broken