Zanu PF threatens terror – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Source: Zanu PF threatens terror – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 21st May 2022

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Zanu PF’s strategy to win next year’s general election, despite the government’s abject failure to fix the economy and save the poor from starving, has been exposed by the paranoid ravings of the party’s Secretary for Finance, Patrick Chinamasa.

Basically he warned that Zanu PF would not leave office without bringing the whole country down with them. Chinamasa bluntly claimed that voting for the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change would bring war and instability to the country. He said the CCC leader Nelson Chamisa and deputy Tendai Biti were working for the American Central Intelligence Agency which, he claimed, was preparing to establish a military base in Zimbabwe.

‘Chamisa and Biti and all the USA sponsored NGOs USA sponsored so-called Civil Society Organizations, USA sponsored so-called Human Rights Organizations and USA sponsored Social Media Trolls are the USA Change Agents and force multipliers to remove Liberation Movement Parties from power so as to establish AFRICOM Military Bases on our African Continent and in our SADC region and country, the objective being to establish neocolonial states which are amenable to exploitation.’ (See: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2022/05/16/voting-for-ccc-will-bring-war-instability-to-zimbabwe-says-chinamasa/.)

The Zimbabwe Peace Project blames Zanu PF for the majority of human rights violations. In a report titled ‘The Wall’ it speaks of Zanu PF torture camps being set up in rural areas to crush dissent. It says Zanu PF supporters were hounding people they suspected of supporting the CCC in the 26th March by-elections.

Zanu PF’s director of information Tafadzwa Mugwadi dismissed the report, saying ‘We don’t respond to lies deliberately cooked by desperate donor-driven outfits led by laptop activists such as Jestina Mukoko. Who needs schooling on what ZPP and its scandalous activists stand for in Zimbabwe’s political market? Zanu PF actually holds ZPP and Jestina Mukoko responsible for the sporadic needless orgies of violence that she hatches working with paid opposition activists targeting security officers, government buildings, businesses and individual citizens.’ He concluded: ‘Zanu PF as an organisation is a party of peace-loving doves.’ (See: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2022/05/zpp-report-exposes-zanu-pf-violence/.)

The European Union doesn’t seem convinced that Zanu PF are peace-loving doves judging by Friday’s remarks by the head of the EU electoral mission, Elmar Brok. Speaking to the Voice of America, he said Zimbabwe must amend its electoral laws so that all parties have a chance a winning at the polls. Brok spoke of the need for a level playing field, with impartiality of the media, equal treatment of the parties, a proper voters’ registration and transparency to give the election credibility (see: https://www.voanews.com/a/eu-calls-for-zimbabwe-to-implement-electoral-reforms-ahead-of-2023-polls-/6582152.html).

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COMMENTS

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    Patrick Chinamasa is absolutely deranged. But then no surprises there-he is a product of zanupf. Patrick Chinamasa “Basically he warned that Zanu PF would not leave office without bringing the whole country down with them.” I thought that is what zanupf has been doing since 1980. I was 22 years old when Zimbabwe got independence from Britain, and I have watched the rapid decline of a once prosperous country under zanupf’s watch due to the incompetence, greed and gross management of its leaders. Chinamasa going to jail during the Smith era does not give you the right to destroy the country or to refuse to step down when the Zimbabwean people no longer want you. It was the young people of Zimbabwe who actually fought the Smith regime during the chimurenga. They were in the frontlines, and some of them died in the process, not you. So don’t insult us and your abuse of the Zimbabwean people has to stop, you SELFISH OLD MAN. zanupf will not last forever, ask Kaunda what happened to him and his UNIP. Pasi ne zanupf, Pamberi ne the future of the Zimbabwe people.

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      Mukanya 1 month ago

      Patrick Chinamasa never served jail time during the Smith era…….

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        Chinamasa never served jail time during the Smith era. Mukanya, thank you for that piece of information.

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    J. Matabeleland 1 month ago

    Our African democracy: “one man, one vote – once”. ZANU confirming to the world that this racial prejudice is well justified in Zim!

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    Mpopota 1 month ago

    I recently heard an almost identical claim from Russia about CIA activities in Ukraine. Is Chinamasa guilty of plagiarism?