via Zimbabweans United for Democracy 24 October 2013
ZUNDE means coming together and combining our efforts to tackle a common problem. Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE) is a movement calling on all Zimbabweans worldwide, regardless of race, creed, colour, religion or political affiliation to combine our efforts to free our country from a dictatorship that has vowed to stay put at any cost. ZUNDE is calling every Zimbabwean; the diaspora community, progressive war veterans, progressive politicians from all the political parties in Zimbabwe, the unions, student movements, scholars, business communities, fathers, mothers and especially the youth, to challenge the governance crisis crippling Zimbabwe and to come up with solutions that can bring REAL CHANGE to our country, our people and our economy.
ZUNDE is about finishing the revolution started by our ancestors and heroes of the liberation struggle whose primary aim was to usher in a democracy based on the wishes and aspirations of the people. Let us get rid of the extremes of poverty and free our national resources that are being plundered by only a few. Many of our fallen heroes will be disgusted that we are in such a poor state that Zanu PF wants us to believe represents the ideals of the liberation struggle. Zanu PF has disrespected and shammed every soul that participated in the liberation struggle. The struggle for freedom and democracy has simply been hijacked by greed and pursuit of power at all costs.
We should ask ourselves whether we are less human than other nations, that we can treat each other with such contempt that Zanu PF places on all of us. Are we not capable of stopping or resolving the crisis? Can we let a few people condemn the whole nation into poverty and hopelessness? Zimbabwe can no longer afford this dictatorship, corruption and evil that is strangling our nation to death.
The people of Zimbabwe have come a long way BUT a time must come that we face our demons and reclaim our humanity, dignity and freedom. Through fear we always allowed Zanu PF to get away with murder, fraud, violence and corruption. We have just come out of the greatest electoral robbery of all time and we are letting Zanu PF get away with it again. We must, all of us, pull together and DEMAND that our leaders respect the will of the people.
Our people are now tired of false prophets. Many have promised hope and change but, despite their ceremonial challenges, Zanu PF has always resorted to violence and fraud. We cannot keep quiet anymore. We have no choice but to face reality before the crisis engulfs and condemns all of us and our posterity into perpetual poverty and inhumanity.
THIS TIME WE DEMAND REAL CHANGE, FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION.