European Union specialises in betrayal of Africa’s souls

via European Union specialises in betrayal of Africa’s souls by Tanonoka Joseph Whande in SWRadio  Monday, June 2, 2014

No culture I know of accepts bullying.

Bullies are loathed the world over.

Bullying is “the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others”.

Bullying is often ‘repeated and habitual’, just like the European Union is, once again, doing in Africa.

Further, ‘one essential prerequisite of bullying’ is “the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power”.

As we were judged by European standards, there was immediately created an imbalance of both social and physical power.

Now, there is a new scramble for Africa, only this time the Europeans are not coming as individual nations but as a united entity whose stupid view of the world can only appeal to former colonial masters, like themselves, who are suffering from a bad case of nostalgia.

Wars and upheavals are ignited when the cries of the oppressed are not heard or listened to.

Europe listens to the jingle of money, not to the cries of distress.

Mugabe, who once delivered to them, could no longer do as such. There was growing opposition to their cash cow, Mugabe.

They backed Morgan Tsvangirai, the then new kid on the block.

Then, vengeance came.

The abuse of the people, the raping of the economy and the treatment of Tsvangirai and his party caused the European Union to impose targeted sanctions against Mugabe and his inner circle.

The people’s will was always undermined at the polls; public funds were being looted; people were being killed; properties, particularly farms and companies, were being grabbed; opposition supporters were being terrorised and killed; elections were being rigged and ZANU-PF seniors were always in Europe and America spending funds that belonged, not to them, but to the nation.

The embarrassment caused the imposition of sanctions.

That was in 2002 and, in 2003, the US president issued an executive order imposing the same targeted sanctions.

Those sanctions were imposed “as a result of actions and policies by certain members of the government of Zimbabwe and its supporters to undermine democratic institutions and processes in Zimbabwe”.

As victims, we cheered thinking that the guilt of the Europeans over their abuse of Africa was overwhelming their conscience and they, truly, wanted to help.

Fast forward to 2014.

Now, as then, Zimbabweans still face unexplained killings and disappearances; the land grabbing continues with Mugabe himself and his family grabbing land as recently as last week; the abuse of public funds has reached an all-time high at parastatals, councils and government; the abuse of people continues at Chiadzwa, Chingwizi and nationwide; our government has no use for its own constitution and farmers continue to be killed.

I wonder why Mugabe does not just steal the farm and chase the owners off instead of killing them.

Most distressing is the fact that it is not even his land.

But, today, faced with a scenario worse than 2002, the European Union, with an eye on profits, diamonds and access to Zimbabwe’s natural resources and business deals, has all but removed the targeted sanctions.

The Europeans imposed sanctions on perpetrators of injustice in our country, hoping to get more from the opposition were it to get into power, as signs at the time indicated they might do.

The Europeans have always been meaner than junkyard dogs and to add salt to the injury, they are standing by to empower a brutal and repressive government with a whopping $320 million as part of a “rescue package”.

The heart of the matter is that, with this money, the European Union is not rescuing our people but condemning Zimbabweans to further misery. The money will strengthen our oppressor and will not get to the intended destination.

The money will be shared among the same thieves and what is left of it will be used to harm, contain and abuse our people just the same way people are being abused at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields, which is the EU’s target.

The EU is strengthening our oppressor and wants us to thank them for that.

Middle finger!

The EU is as diabolical now as it was diabolical then.

They did the same to us during the war of liberation – sending antibiotics, antiseptics, bandages and painkillers to freedom fighters while they sent guns and bullets to the minority government we were fighting.

Whether or not Mugabe wants to step down is immaterial.

Just as much as we did not fight a racial war but a system that was being perpetrated by one section of our society, today we are fighting a system entrenched by Mugabe; a system more evil than the one we fought before.

Even if Mugabe steps down, dies or continues as incapacitated as he has become, his machinery still grinds on and the EU is strengthening this same machinery.

The European Union, a band of former brutal and abusive colonial bastards, is as immoral as our own born-out-of-wedlock African Union. They are brethren in bloodletting because their mission is not to heal but to steal from the infirm and the incapacitated.

The EU behaves no worse than the Zimbabwe Republic Police officers who steal items at the scene of accidents before offering token assistance to ferry victims to the hospital.

The Europeans, as usual, are always the vultures that lie in wait.

They have supported presidents we have rejected and, in the process, have caused us to flee our countries then bar and deny us refuge as we seek justifiable protection from monsters they support back home.

Strength does not always win battles as David showed Goliath and as the Vietnamese taught the French and the Americans.

When the world conspires against innocent people so as to grab what those poor souls possess; when people cry ceaselessly with no help coming; when civilization changes meaning of words and describes victims of violence as perpetrators of violence; when governments are rewarded for abusing and denying aid to their own citizens, then we know we are entering a danger zone.

Everything and everyone becomes fair game. The hunter becomes the hunted.

We must be mindful of the fact that the EU’s original goal was to facilitate trade among the nations of Europe, something that Africa, which is arguably the richest continent in terms of natural resources, failed to do.

Because of the economic power generated from that attempt at uniting, the EU became a political group but their roots and intentions are economic prosperity.

They want our resources, not human rights.

Our own dream of African unity is a threat to Europe and to America. So there is no African Union. Just words. Just tea-boys and kitchen girls serving their European masters.

But we are spoiled for choice: which oppressor do we want? African, European, American or Chinese?

The injustice is in the world and those who can do something about it choose against the people.

There is no purity in the EU’s intentions.

We do not need their money. We need good governments. Europe must stop buying stolen property.

When reasoning fails, people have picked up stones and won battles.

Our country has had enough.

So, when the EU, like South Africa, engages Zimbabwe, it is a business decision…our rights or security be damned.

Destiny is in our hands as individuals, as a nation; we do not need to cry.

The bullying is back and the Europeans have returned to claim what now appears to have been theirs all along.

The world is not ashamed just as much as Lucifer never apologized to God.

No one knows more about betraying Africans that the Europeans. Here they come again.

Now Mugabe admits that the Europeans have always been his masters and he confirms that by his invitation of them and accepting to drink from their chalice of evil.

I would love to see the list of reasons why the EU imposed targeted sanctions on ZANU-PF in the first place and, more than anything else, would love to see a list of why the EU removed those same targeted sanctions.

Satanists are in Europe, not in hell.

No culture I know of accepts bullying and Zimbabwe will survive by any means necessary.

Finally, my compatriots, may the Lord give our Dzinashe Machingura his rightful place of rest. He deserves it all the way.

I salute you, sir.

I am Tanonoka Joseph Whande and that, my fellow Zimbabweans, is the way it is today, Monday, June 2nd, 2014.


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    Petal 8 years ago

    Mr. Whande has some facts wrong Muagbe and his thugs are bloody big bullies he wants it his way that why he said Zimbabwe is his. one should watch his body language when he is making some of these stupid statements

    in one of these articles on this site that stupid Johnathan Moyo was quoted as saying EU must lift sanctions and Zimbabwe does not have money to pay the white farmers- what abloody vicious circle by Mugabe andh is henchmen

    The world is not discriminating who they assist from Zimbabwe but inside the very country ZIMBABWE there is racial discrimination , let alone tribalism going on.

    the Caucasians and mixed race people are not being catered for Mr. Whande you must be a racist and want all as usual for a particular group of people
    It high time Europe and the rest of the world kicked the asylum seekers out – those you cannot claim any descent and you will see the OUTCRY and take their own – the farmers who are being perscuted

    Even the Vigil outside in London do you think the demonstrators are telling authorities that the Caucasians are being persecuted inside no they are not

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Eu is being held to ransom by these thieving thugs

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    Very very confused whande who has no soul of his own !!!! Another long winded pompous armchair academic with pH.d pretensions with jce attributes

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      Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

      You still have not said why you say Whande is wrong!

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    George Sebedebe 8 years ago

    To you all at ‘The Zimbabwe Situation!!!!” Publish or not but still be dumned. Just close this outpost of lies and rest disparingly as the revolution you tried to fight in Zimbabwe is unstoppable!!!! You are advertising for other dispossessed farmers to carry on the fight? Those too will tier soon and, just like your team, achieve nothing. We will soon be celebrating the closure of your mouthpieces in other publications. A word of advice- even the most adent supporters of your cause became bored to death by the one-sided and unobjective negative reporting on Zimbabwe. If you had put aside your scorn and concentrated on objective reporting, your publication could have continued. Let us see which other day dreamers will carry on your unjust cause.

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      Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

      Why have you not given the same advice to Mugabe because the whole national economy is folding up right now?!

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    Whande you are simply another ZANU turd.

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    I am not the one! 8 years ago

    all the same, I expect that your car is from the EU. Your shoes are from the EU. Your watch is from the EU. Your suits are from the EU. You want your kids educated in the EU. You would join all the other beggars, liars, con artists, thieves, scroungers who stream to the EU every year from Africa, but your r lucky, you are a part of the evil, despotic, corrupt, murderous group who are in govt in Zimbabwe. May you be blessed with every misfortune possible.

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      Petal 8 years ago

      hear hear hear hear “I am Not the One” Mr. Whande must be living in a EU country and his belly is full at all times – Mr Whande like the theiving Scum bags must go

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        Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

        Are you defending the EU because you live in the EU?

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    The opposition is the one that betrays the people. The EU sees no difference between the opposition parties and Zanupf. All the leaders want money for themselves, absolute power as they enjoy being worshiped. They are confused some forever hallucinating about their experiences of the 70s while some confused youths all want to take a chance and become rich overnight like Chamisa!

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    JOHNSON 8 years ago

    Hwande, you are a big big fool. Who is the bully here? Stupid fellow. Who murdered people and terrorised the citizens? Was it the EU? You are becoming senile and OLD TJ whande.

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      Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

      Mugabe murdered and terrorised the people but by giving the tyrant the $ 318 million without asking the tyrant to account for his past is the EU not giving him a pat in the back and allow the tyrant to continue? That is what Tanononka is saying is wrong.

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    Well writtn article Tanonoka the EU are as uncaring of the
    indigenous people of Africa,as any of the rich who control the countries of Africa .Who are the biggest culprits In the EU?-
    France & Belgium,the epicentre of the diamond trade, one has only to look at the History of their Ex colonies & the mess they are in today because of their uncaring attitude whilst raping these countries of their Minerals.—Money & Wealth their only priority. Lord please help the Poor indigenous people,of Africa Through honest men

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    Good article, Mr Whande, you said it as it really is. The Almighty will one day answer these hidden enemies of Zimbabwe, whether they are in Europe or in Africa. This article is a good piece of research into the wiles of the evil empire that rules our world.

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    Tozvirevakupiko 8 years ago

    Just puzzled by the lack of understanding of this article by some readers. Some cant even see the difference between Whande and Hwande – this article is deep! The EU is an interested party – but for their interests ONLY! If you cant see that then you are a waste of space. To argue that I hate the EU and so must not wear EU shoes is the height of unreasonableness – or stupidity. Its all about MONEY stupid!

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      Nesbert majoni 8 years ago

      MDC was never a product of the west. It’s us Zim workers who asked Tsvangirayi to form that party. You guys you just want say a lot about Europe yet the problems facing our country were manufactured by Mugabe himself. Leave the Europeans out. So you wanted them to like us when Mugabe kicked the white man from the farms in such a violent manner. Yes there was land imbalances in the country but we could have solved it in a better way. The problems we face have nothing to do with Europe. We brought them for ourselves.

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        Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

        No one said Mugabe is not to blame about the country’s economic and political problems, what Joseph is saying is that the EU not be seen to be rewarding Mugabe’s bad behaviour by giving him the money when he has shown no sign that he is welling to change!

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Thursday 8th May 2014 – article on this site
    Moyo moves to undermine western support for Civil Society and
    the other article was when he mentioned the government had no money to compensate the white farmers but wanted sanctions lifted

    Mr. Whande must have been lectured by this nutty so called professor

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Organisations should start finding the LOOT

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    Petal 8 years ago

    and start with Enoch Kamushinda in Malaysia Bobs personal Banker

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    lulubellsmith 8 years ago

    Isnt it funny that those that condem the most dont even live in Zimbabwe. Whande shouts and shouts and shouts……..not from Zimbabwe. Those of us that live here want to carry on with our lives. He thinks he does us remaining here a service. He does not.

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      Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

      And you think you are doing yourself a great service by saying nothing? How will Mugabe receiving the $318 millions only to waste it on corruption and mismanagement help those who have remained in Zimbabwe? It seems you do not even know what is in your own interest, which is typical!

      Zimbabwe would not be in this mess if the country’s electorate knew what was in their own interest. They would have never elected a tyrant for so many years and then switched to an incompetent blunderer like Tsvangirai. Of course we have a serious problem!

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    All nations have permanent interests and how these interests are attained/secured is a matter for debate. Tsvangirai and the MDC are not democrats, they were developed as instruments to protect British interests in Zimbabwe. Now that the use of proxies in the mould of Tsvangirai and company has not achieved the desired end-state, it is time to redraw plans hence the appeasement of ZANU PF by the British.

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      Wilbert Mukori 8 years ago

      The people of Zimbabwe have a say in thing. Like it or not they actually believed Tsvangirai would deliver the freedom and economic riches but that did not happen. Tsvangirai turned out to be even more incompetent than many could not even imagine possible. The Zimbabwe electorate, not the British or anyone else, is to blame that MDC achieved nothing.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Mr Whande you should be writing an article headed
    “All Useless AFRICAN Union and Southern African Dictators Club -SADC specialises in betrayal of Africa’s souls ” think about all those crossing the limpopo trying to put food on the table.
    these are the organisations that are letting Africans down they are entertain the theiving scumbags and not putting the people first . there is no free movement at all withing SADC except when they entertain the thieving scumbags at the top.
    The rest of Africa should have taken a leaf from East African Trade Preferential Trade Area that lived up to its name for something to happen at a time when countries were gaining independence East African Airways was the major airline across the continent, there was free movement to and from the countries that made the up Preferential Trade Area

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    Petal 8 years ago

    Mr. Whande Tell the SADC and AU to live up to its name instead of entertaining thieving thugs they should be prosecuting those who have let their people down