Source: What Independence does Zimbabwe have? – The Zimbabwean
Zimbabwe was producing the most exquisite harvest of maize, cotton, tobacco, roses, sugarcane and a net exporter of beef. But now an ‘exporter’ of its educated professionals – young people now aspire to obtain a passport in order to flee the country.
Zimbabwe has deteriorated into a basket case, thanks to Zanu-PF who have applied grand methods of ‘national destruction’. Corruption is both partisan and utterly institutionalised. Political violence is meted out at all elections and the voters are systematically and ruthlessly intimidated – or worse. In rural areas public beatings and humiliations make sure the locals vote for their oppressors – Zanu PF.
Today, the majority of Zimbabweans old enough to have experienced colonial rule wish that they were still under the Smith regime!
“What did Zimbabweans get after our liberation from the Smith regime. Deaths from treatable diseases, disappearances of innocent civilians, detention and murder of political opponents, corruption, and looting” In addition since the second Military Coup in November 2017, the Military have taken up political posts within the current token ‘Government’. The current VP was the General who masterminded the oup in both 2008 and 2017.
“So can we say we are truly independent of the true sense of the WORD INDEPENDENT? Should we be celebrating independence?” Said Sicelo Sibanda of ZHRO<
“An evil remains an evil whether practiced by white against black or black against white, our leaders against the citizens. We are going to demonstrate to the world, AU, and SADC that we are not independent” said Sheila Mushunje a Human Rights activist based in U.K.
“Fake News is that Zimbabwe is an Independent nation. 38 years on our legacy is monumental failures, corruption, rights violations and a perennial state of emergency. What independence?” Said Mable Kayiya, ZHRO Marketing and co-creator of #Take2Zimbabwe Campaign.
Zimbabwe is too economically unstable to survive as an independent country. It is headed by a man who was Mugabe’s ‘side-kick’ for 37 years – Ed Mnangagwa – he wears a scarf to show how “hip” he is.. At present he is visiting as many Nations as possible with his mantra of “Open for Business” – but he is hiding the fact all this means is to sell out Zimbabwe’s mineral wealth to the highest bidders – and where will any benefit go? – not to the population you can be certain. Looting is a national past-time for the ruling elite – how else can anyone explain the ruling elite’s amazing number of multi-$billionaires?
The independence of Zimbabwe is only relevant Zanu-PF since they are the only direct beneficiaries of the so called emancipation they gave the masses. The only people who have benefited from the so called independence are Zanu-PF politicians and their relatives.
Zimbabwe is now at freedom – and some might say freedom is not all what its cut out to be – in Africa its really ‘one man one vote once’ – except for maybe Botswana and Zambia – looks like S Africa rapidly following ZW’s footprint