The chairperson of the Zimbabwe Community in SA says many first want concrete proof of a democratic path augmented by respect for human rights and the rule of law.
Overly-ambitious Zimbabwean presidential aspirant Tinashe Jonas, leader of Ideal Zimbabwe, scolded the ongoing campaigns by the Zimbabwean government to have its citizens based in South Africa return home.
“We are already being disenfranchised by not participating in the upcoming military-run and Zanu PF-stolen elections. They are just looting, nothing [for] business or for improving [Zimbabwe]. I am ready to lead a revolution now, driving these devils into the gates of hell, peacefully or even with full-scale war,” Jonas said.
Jonas recently declared himself “president of Zimbabwe” at an event covered by the public broadcaster and other media in Harare.
He has even held an “inauguration” ceremony.
Last month, Zimbabwean Consul General in South Africa Henry Mukonoweshuro said the new dispensation ushered in by the removal of Mugabe had presented unlimited economic opportunities for the millions of Zimbabweans who had migrated to other countries and were now exploring relocating or investing in their motherland.
“There is a lot of uptake by our own ‘diasporans’, business uptake that is. We are having a lot of guys in various fields travelling back to Zimbabwe as they try enquiring on what prospects they can invest in. We are having them [Zimbabweans] partnering with South Africans and other people in the diaspora, and they are taking them across the [Limpopo] River,” Mukonoweshuro told ANA.
“We are very happy. I think we are inundated at the embassy in Pretoria, at the consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are a lot of inquiries that are coming around. We are happy with that influx of investors and enquiries.”
He appealed to the multitudes of Zimbabweans based in South Africa to play an active role in the rejuvenation of their nation, which experienced record high levels of inflation, a massive brain drain, and food scarcity under Mugabe’s rule.