Chihuri loses plot on Diasporans

Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri on Thursday issued one of the most reckless statements ever of someone in his position, insinuating Zimbabweans in the Diaspora have no right to complain about what was happening in the country, as if he was stripping them of their “Zimbabweanness”. NewsDay Comment

Source: Chihuri loses plot on Diasporans – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 13, 2016

Chihuri goes on to mock Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, claiming they work three jobs just to make ends meet, saying they had gone into voluntary slavery, urging them to return to the country.

The police chief totally misses the irony that most people left this country because of the ruinous policies of the very government he burns the midnight oil propping up.

Had the economy been better, the police working efficiently in a non-partisan manner and with the country able to provide a better life, then there would be no need for anyone to go into this “modern-day slavery” as seen by Chihuri.

Chihuri speaks about Zimbabweans enjoying peace and urges people in the Diaspora to return so they can enjoy it as well, forgetting the maxim by Albert Einsten that the absence of war does not mean peace – but peace is also the presence of justice, law and order.

But as every Zimbabwean knows, there has been a collapse of the rule of law, while justice and law are applied in an openly partisan manner, meaning the peace Chihuri speaks about is all, but non-existent.

The police boss should know that his forces have inculcated a culture of fear and despondency in most Zimbabweans that they are even afraid to think of showing their dissent, and this should by no means be mistaken for peace, which Chihuri waxes so lyrical about.

What Chihuri tried to do was to create a them and us divide between Zimbabweans in the Diaspora and those back home, but that does not work, as we all belong to one country.

It is not a crime to wish for a better Zimbabwe, whether one lives in it or not and raising questions about poor governance and “complaining” — as Chihuri puts it – is not synonymous with becoming an agent of violence.

Chihuri’s statements betray a shocking sense of exceptionalism, which is not backed by any facts, where he thinks just because he and a few others are enjoying in the lap of luxury, then everyone else is.

It is clear from Chihuri’s statements that he, like most officials in power, is out of touch with what most Zimbabweans want and aspire for this country, thus, he makes such statements that people are in voluntary slavery abroad.

On the other hand, Chihuri should confer with Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe boss, John Mangudya and ask how much these voluntary slaves have sent back to the country in the past years in remittances and how this has delayed the country’s certain collapse.

Instead of being dismissive and haughty, Chihuri should be grateful that “slaves” are sending in billions in remittances, which has helped keep the country afloat.

Chihuri and the government should work on engaging the Diaspora, rather than this present situation where they think they are better than everyone else.


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    tonyme 6 years ago

    Power aND ill-gotten wealth corrupt people . Please know we Zimbabweans outside Africa love Zimbabwe just as much if not more. We are busy supporting our countrymen out of jobs and have nothing to save the nation. Please do give us credit.

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    ntaba 6 years ago

    When we drove through Bulawayo the artists left a message on the back of the Welcome to Bulawayo sign.
    It read “Chihuri, Mugabe’s Mahuri.” That was 14 years ago. Nothing has changed in 14 years.

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    Remember this dude is a bogus mogal who received inappropriate training as evidenced by his incapacity to hold the principles of a police officer. If you read this knock sense in brainless head. How do you recall people who are just try make a living to come and live in abject poverty. We are not to blame for the mess you created Chihuri. I can’t work for a mafia government. It’s better I work for deserving governments even it means slavery. You may also want to read this article which reflect your typical a character.Special Message For Blacks : Please Read The Message & Share To Other Blacks


    You’ve got to read this Excerpt from an interview with a Jewish leader about Blacks. This message was forwarded to me some few days ago on WhatsApp. Please read and we’ll appreciate if you can share your thoughts on this interview with others.

    INTERVIEWER: Why are blacks so behind economically?

    JEWISH LEADER: The only aspect blacks understand is Consumption. Blacks don’t understand the importance of building wealth.

    The fundamental rule is to keep your money within your racial group. We build Jewish business, hire Jewish, buy Jewish and spend Jewish.

    There is nothing wrong with that but it is a basic rule blacks cannot comprehend and follow.
    “He kills his fellow blacks daily instead of wanting to see his fellow blacks do well” 93% of blacks killed in America are by other blacks.

    Their leaders steal from their people and send the money back to their colonial master from whom they borrow the same money from.

    Every successful black want to spend his money in the country of his colonial Masters.
    They go on holiday abroad, buy houses abroad, school abroad etc. instead of spending this money in their own country to benefit their people.

    Statistics show that the Jew’s money exchanges hands 18 times before leaving his community while for blacks it is probably a maximum of once or even zero.

    Only 6% of black money goes back into their community. This is why Jews are at the top and blacks are at the bottom of every ladder of society.
    Instead of buying Louis Vuitton, Hermes, expensive cars, shoes, houses, dresses etc, blacks could industrialize Africa, build banks and get rid of colonial institutions by putting them out of business.

    INTERVIEWER: Your thoughts on failure of blacks after 150 years?

    JEWISH LEADER: Well, nothing is ever the Blackman’s fault. His compulsive habit of killing his own, compulsive material consumption, his inability to build business or preserve wealth are usually somebody else’s fault.

    INTERVIEWER: So what can blacks do to liberate themselves?

    JEWISH LEADER: Blacks must take responsibility. Blacks must unite and vehemently fight corrupt leaders who run down their country and run to IMF as though IMF is Father Christmas.

    Please forward this until it goes round Africa & particularly to our parasitic leaders. We all need to learn our lessons quick and build our African Nations.

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    Disporan 6 years ago

    At least we earn our money legally. This idiot probably does nothing at work, has multiple farms & businesses which he took from the legal owners. These Zanu PF idiotic thieves need to be overthrown & jailed. REVOLUTION! That’s the only answer.

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    mandevu 6 years ago

    Chihuri is a thug who cannot think for himself – so no real surprise that he comes out with this type of nonsense

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    C Frizell 6 years ago

    Chihure and his fellow gangstas are the people who have destroyed the country. Why is he still here? His retirement was due many, many years ago. Ifiot.

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    Zvanyanya 6 years ago

    Chihuri needs to be liberated. He is in a prison. He is in a cage. He is singing for his bread. Like a powerless prisoner, Chihuri is told to remove his pants and he does. He is told ‘open your ass and he does’. So guys, feel pity for the Chihuris of this world. They want to survive in the prison life in which they are. If they say and act differently, they get fired. They loose their farms. So like dogs, they bark at every tree they are told to bark at. Most of the Zanu PF prisoners will admit they were indeed in prison when they are out of the Zanu PF prison. Look at the Gumbos, the Mujurus, and the war veterans. Freedom is being free to have and being free to talk your mind. Chihuri does not have this freedom.