Betrayed: diaspora must act now - Zimbabwe Situation

Betrayed: diaspora must act now

via Betrayed: diaspora must act now | The Zimbabwean by Vigil 15.10.13

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s congratulations to President Mugabe may just be a diplomatic courtesy, but former Secretary-General Kofi Annan twisted the dagger further in an interview with the British Guardian newspaper, saying that Mugabe probably could have won the elections even without rigging.

The Ghanaian, notorious for sleeping on the job during the Rwandan genocide, said the world must work with Mugabe. Annan would have made more sense if he’d argued for UN assistance to solve the ‘technical’ problem claimed to be responsible for the failure to publish the voters’ roll even a month and a half after the elections

Betrayed by SADC, the AU, the EU and now the UN, Zimbabweans have been abandoned to our fate. How the diaspora can help the people at home was discussed at a meeting of the Zimbabwe Action Forum. Ephraim Tapa, Vigil founder member, will chair the ‘Restore Zimbabwe’ All-Stakeholders’ Conference to be held in London on October to agree a common platform and strategy for diaspora action. Tapa said that the focus of the conference would not be on the past but on ‘what now?’

He said the Mugabe regime was scared of the diaspora which must now come up with a concrete strategy to bring freedom to Zimbabwe.

 

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    Kubota Binga 6 years ago

    Lapha uthe Tre!

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    Tapa is a crook he didnt found anything..He is being blindly followed by the illegal immigrant David Kadzutu and the man who dresses like Chinotimba this Confused Arnold Magwanyata ..If you want active politics come home ,stop making noise in corridors of london stupid people noone will follow crooks

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    Rubbish ,come home stop making noise in london

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    Sekuru Mapenga 6 years ago

    If there is no voters roll, voter eligibility for all future elections must be by presentation of ID card only.

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    Mike Nyathi 6 years ago

    About time the diaspora got organised and started to focus on the struggle. Good thing.

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    HOW DO YOU THINK YOU DIASPORA N CAN DO WHEN YOU YOURSELVES ARE THE MOST COWARDS WHEN YOU RAN AWAY FROM YOUR MOTHER LAND SO NOW YOU THINK YOU CAN BRING FREEDOM FROM OUTSIDE WHEN YOU FAILED WHILST YOU WERE HERE THAT’S HALLUCINATING

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      bam bam 6 years ago

      Give it a rest you zanu pf puppet we have the rite to go wherever we like just like everyone else in the real world. we are denied a fair election therefore we have voted with our feet as it is our only effective vote so shutup you buffoon!

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      jimmy 6 years ago

      man there is electricity in the diaspora, the whole world is ours we ar not limited to that teapot country and we are not mugabe’s wives like yu are

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    godwin 6 years ago

    No armed struggle was fought within the confinement of that country’s boundaries. We are effective from outside the borders. What good is a dead hero? Let us the diaspora people start something now not tomorrow.

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    Tozvirevakupiko 6 years ago

    Ok then we in the diaspora are ‘cowards’ etc – imi murimo makabirwa maelections makatarisa wani – and what did you do after that? Ziltch! This is no time to start putting each other down- we need each other. The diaspora has got levers that they can control or influence that insiders cant and vice versa. There is work to be done both inside and outside – we have the same enemy, lets focus on that!!

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    bam bam 6 years ago

    just stop the vast amounts of cash and us dollars that the diaspora send back to support their families to support them in zimbabwe because the regime is gaining from this . if we all stopped this it would put pressure on the government and they might take notice of the diaspora for once

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      Be Real 6 years ago

      Unfortunately, you under-estimate what diamonds and gold in the country are doing to prop up the economy. Many who have come home have been amazed at the level of misinformation and disinformation that you are daily fed on by the media. Your best contribution to Zimbabwe can only come from an informed, objective perspective. The country is awash with opportunities that you can exploit, but don’t wait for someone to handhold you to them, because it doesn’t happen like that anywhere in the world.

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      I don’t think you understand this Zanu government. They believe in ‘wafa wafa, wasara wasara’. Even among themselves. A good hero is a dead hero, and they uphold that doctrine. If you stop sending money to your relatives and die of hunger, that’s nothing to Zanu. They’re not bothered. All they want is to be in power come what may!

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    Tugamba 6 years ago

    Ngatirove ngoma vechidiki. Kusiri kufa ndekupi nhai hama dzangu. Time to think seriously about what we have avoided for too long. Kufa kwakauya. Will we go down in history as a country of cowards, Only us can liberate ourselves

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    LoudSilence BlindingDarkness DzimbaDzemabgwe 6 years ago

    Diaspora my foot!!!!!! The majority of these so called exiled people are Zanupf goofs who bought papers from some crooked MDC officials to claim assylum. Money hungry traitors, just come home and prove your worth. Mduduzi Mathuthu is the most recent profiled spy.

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    COME HOME YOU STUPID STOP MAKING YOUR NOISE OUT THERE…IS THERE AN GENOCIDE IN ZIMBABWE?? THINK BIG YOU STUPID ASS……..ZIMBABWE IS THE QUIETEST COUNTRY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA..EXCEPT THE DESIRE FROM MDC-T TO SPREAD LIES ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY….ZIMBABWEANS ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS…EVEN BENNET AND MORGAN TRIED TO ENTICE ZIMBABWEAN TO RIOT AFTER THE JULY 31 ELECTIONS..BUT NO ONE TOOK TO THE STREET…ZIMBABWEANS BE LIKE THAT DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THESE BRITISH AND AMERICAN PUPPETS……

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    mwanawevhu 6 years ago

    Funny, how can yu fight outside the ring. Yu had to throw yo towels to seek alsums, but as of us we are fighting from within, not everyday will be the same. The promised land is coming with/without diaspora, i have hope its only a matter of time, mava kuda kushandisa ma remote control manje, vamwe venyu makatogadzira mapepa and yu are now married ikoko, how for sure can we beg for yo mercy from you, do yu think that yu are guidian angels. Yu were told to come and register and vote but yu wer busy kungowoneka pa tv nezvimapepa nezvidhori kwanzi i demostration, and now yu will be organising same events. How can we fight a war isu takashota nekuda kwenyu. Vamwe matova nemwa 15 years musimo munyiko yamuno clamer kuti ndeyenyu, hamutozivi madevelopments okumusha kwenyu, hama dzirikufa and yu are not paying respects, if yu didnt know kunokandwa chitombo paguva, yo father, sister, mother, brother hauzivi kuti vakarara pai kupi! GARAIKO, NYIKA NDEYEVARIMO, MWARI WEDU MUKURU!

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    Zvichapera 6 years ago

    Had it not been for the Diaspora, Zimbaabwe would have collapsed much earlier than the GNU. You can say what you want about exiles but surely if Zim was the paradise Zanu PF says it is then no one would have left. Dummies!

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    Said Omar Ali 6 years ago

    We have this problem everywhere in Africa. Somebody goes into exile, sometimes self-imposed, and starts shouting from hilltop how bad things are in his motherland. It’s even more puzzling to note that some of them leave their families back here and still cry foul wherever they are.

    I’m not saying we do not have problems down here. However, the tantrums only feed the egos of the multinationals who salivate on either what they’ve missed or yearning to siphon out of Africa. In the end, if I may ask, who laughs last?