ZUNDE reveals interim leadership

via ZimbabweSituation Facebook November 11, 2013

Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE) is pleased to announce that we are now in the process of finalizing our team which will have a global presence. True to form, we exist to rally all pro-democracy movements at home and abroad to a unity of purpose where we will effectively oppose dictatorship, poor governance, corruption, impunity and lawlessness. As a movement, we will work tirelessly and collectively to find a lasting solution to our protracted crisis.

While our core team is still being finalized, we hereby happily and confidently present the following cadres in the Interim Executive:

Farai Mbira – President

MPhil – Location Based Services/Intelligence, Master Information Management, Post Grad. Dip Business Management

Farai Mbira is a fearless freedom fighter whose activism started 1978 in Wedza where he met and later joined ZANLA freedom fighters. After independence in 1980 he went back to school. This was very fortunate because he escaped the brainwashing, shaming, contempt and abuse of war veterans by Zanu PF that later transpired. After working for some time he left Zimbabwe in 2003 and settled in New Zealand where he continued with his activism and community work. In New Zealand he helped establish and lead the Wellington Zimbabwe Community organisation ZimDARE and the MDC Wellington Branch.

Farai has a deep Christian conviction and faith. His professional background in ICT, Business Administration and Research provides him with a unique insight into the future possibilities that Zimbabwe can aspire to. He joins ZUNDE fully aware of what lies ahead and the challenges we will have to face until we get home. He is not deterred about that. He smilingly says “God has given me everything I ever hoped for and it’s now time to bless others”. Farai is a good listener, communicator and empathic leader who will not ask people to do things he won’t do himself. Categorically, he declares “Things are so bad that FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION”.

Benjamin Paradza – Vice President Former Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe Currently Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand Bachelor of Law (BL Hon) and postgraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Zimbabwe, Masters in Public Policy and Governance, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

Benjamin was a Zimbabwean judge when he fled his homeland in early 2006 after what is widely regarded by independent commentators as one reason why the Zimbabwean government has been accused internationally of interference with the independence of the judiciary.

After being a guerrilla commander in the liberation struggle against white minority rule from1978 until independence in 1980, he went on to complete his studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He then practiced law in Zimbabwe for over 20 years, first as a magistrate, and then in private practice, finally rising to become a Judge.

Together with the current interim President and the Secretary General, they came up with the idea of ZUNDE because as a people, they realize that if we need change, we cannot outsource it to a few people among us or the international community.

Paradza says “change comes from small fires and small initiatives which work. When those small fires are lit and fanned, they grow and become the fashion. We cannot wait for great visions from great people because great people are in short supply. It is up to us to light up our own fires in the darkness to bring about the change we want. The cost of it is too real to describe. But do it we must”.

“Zimbabweans I am not great and do not want to be. What I am doing is to light up my own small fire in the darkness hoping that you too will do the same. Together we will defeat this cruel dictatorship. Who we give the mandate to rule, the people will decide. Thank you for the support you have given to ZUNDE. Come let us all join hands. Black or white, there is no difference between us. We belong together. Zimbabwe is our motherland. We should all fight for our dignity. Let’s rid ourselves of inhumanity and indignity that has reduced us to the dustbins of history”.

Moses Chamboko – Secretary General

Moses Chamboko is a relentless pro-democracy advocate with many years of activism and Diaspora experience. His academic and professional background comprises a sound combination of ICT, Business and Management. Having written several articles critical of the Zimbabwe crisis over the years, particularly from 2008, Moses feels it’s time for more practical involvement with the quest for humanity, dignity and freedom. This can only be achieved through a truly democratic, peaceful and prosperous Zimbabwe.

As he consciously joins ZUNDE, Chamboko is inspired, motivated and encouraged by a wide diversity of historical events, scholars, philosophers, authors and genuine liberators. Here, he singles out Albert Einstein “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them”. He therefore, believes it is quite ominous that the cause of a problem can be regarded as part of the solution.

He challenges his friends, colleagues and all progressive Zimbabweans and friends of Zimbabwe at home and in the Diaspora to look at our situation differently and think seriously about how they can make a difference to our potentially great nation. In his words, “doing nothing is not an option”.

www.zunde.org

 

COMMENTS

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    Shame and stupid , go and head your cattle ,Farai you think it is easy , then if you are fearless who do you want to fight , why today ? because Mugabe is getting older and older yes because of his age definitely you are taking advantage of him and you won’t fear ,you just rise from noway others came out of the bushes long back , you have just rised up from nowhere like a lost dissident , please you are an opportunist we won’t vote for you stop wasting your time . Go back to the bush and tell the animals that you are fearless ,we don’t welcome your invitation to a war . Oh yes , go and face Renamo in Mozambique .

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    Tsodzo 8 years ago

    Shambakodzi yoda kuvira,
    Nehanda Nyakasikasikana mudzimu unoera,
    Rambai muchikuchidzira,
    Kaguvi wedzera makwande unatsobvira,
    Nguva yekucheuka yapfuura,
    Rwendo runo tinoyambuka

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    Marechera 8 years ago

    Khabo, what is “shame and stupid”??????????? Is this all you can say?

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    Daniel Berejena 8 years ago

    Well done guys. I am goining you. Corruption yadzika matende muZimbabwe, someone must rise up and support the pro-democracy forces.

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    Guruvheya 8 years ago

    ZANU PF yakawondomora nyika, ukuvo MDC yapererwa, somebody must rise from the ashes and rekindle the struggle. Fambai nebhora vakomana, hatichadi zvevata nezamo mumukanwa!!!!

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    Khabho you belong to the past These Zunde guys are way ahead. They are the future Nyika yaparadzwa iwe wakatarisa. What are you doing for your own mother or father? Abusive language is for those who are short of ideas and cowards. I am with Zunde all the way whether kutukirira or kunyarara. People, let us show we are more educated than Khabho and respect each other by supporting each other. Only us can change the course of our own destiny, including helping Khabho.

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    @Murechera , thats your name as from today , tell us something and leave Khabo alone , i don’t support those rising up solely to divide votes

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    Marechera 8 years ago

    Khabo, which votes will be divided? The ones that Nikuv manufactured? Nobody wants or needs such votes. If you really think ZUNDE is there to divide any votes, please read their Vision & Mission again, you might have a different view. Kukurumidza kutaura imwe nguva hakunyanyi kubatsira Machewe!!!!

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    A party for the DIASPORA – with all the leaders in the DIASPORA and the voters in the DIASPORA. By the way, ZUNDE, you need to be physically at a ballot station to vote.

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    Chamboko – a big time MDCT supporter, now he wants to support himself

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    Hisexcellency 8 years ago

    Heroes. Shame on you thieves.

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    Zindoga 8 years ago

    Shebah, where & when did Chamboko say he is abandoning MDC? Maybe you know something we don’t. My understanding is that ZUNDE is a broad movement, MDC included should they support the idea. Kana musina kunzwisisa zvataurwa, vhunzai.

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    ZINDOGA- so ZUNDE wants to be bigger than MDCT – controlling from the DIASPORA

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    Zindoga 8 years ago

    Shebah, ZUNDE exists to rally all pro-democracy movements at home & in the Diaspora to combine efforts in the quest for democracy, if you have a different understanding, it’s your right to have your own opinion but DON’T lie.

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    Good luck Zindoga

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    Create their salaries its fine , but my point is that a new party that you are already campaigning for will never be well established by 2018 ,securing a seat in the parliament is not a joke . MDC T is the party that we must support all the way to 2018 for a change . ZUNDEEEEEEEEE-what a wast of time . I withdraw my abusive language , sorry to all readers , thank you .

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    Sibangilizwe Lethube 8 years ago

    Its quite clear that people like khabo and few others have been brainwashed by the corrupt zanu pf, they don’t understand the meaning of democracy.
    To those who think ZUNDE is in diaspora and should go and fight for democracy only in ZIMBABWE ground,seem not to understand the ZUNDE’s policies, these are the kind of people who have normalised the abnormalities, therefore they think something outside zanu pf doesn’t work.
    ZUNDE will support anyone or any party that aligns with their policy. ZUNDE is not power hungry but democracy hungry.

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    Shebah 8 years ago

    Sibangilizwe – are you in Zimbabwe. How does ZUNDE connect with the rural folk, the majority who voted ZPF in power. They have no access to this news site. And can these people living outside the country honestly claim to represent out interests, do we sound dump, do we sound needing help, do we sound inferior. The leaders mentioned here Sibangilizwe are all outside the country. And when they refer to democratic loving Zimbabweans, they are leaving us ZPF supporters out, but we are the majority and come election time the majority count regardless of the assumed lack of knowledge.

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      Angel 8 years ago

      Nearly three decades later, that storm has arrived. Millions in this once-thriving land now live under miserable conditions: constant food shortages—runaway inflation—AIDS—political persecution—corruption across all levels—a perfect storm of national suffering and despair. Life expectancy among males has decreased from 60 years of age in 1990 to 37 today, with the life expectancy of females now at 34! This is one of the worst rates in the world—it means Zimbabweans live less than half the lifetime of most Westerners! One must wonder about those who are too poor to leave the country. Where can they go to find enough food for their families? What can they do to survive?

      Zimbabweans voted for Mugabe’s Zanu-PF. They did so for different reasons. For some, memories of the violence after the 2008 elections meant a “safety” vote for the party which could best guarantee – or take away – their physical security. Some MDC voters, incensed by having unelected candidates foisted on them for the elections, went for a bhora musango (protest vote) in favour of Zanu-PF. More important is the fact that Zanu-PF started their 2013 electoral preparations as soon as the 2009 government of national unity was formed between Mugabe’s party and the split MDC, one part led by Morgan Tsvangirai, one led by Arthur Mutambara and Welshman Ncube. While the two MDCs were slowly learning how government functions, Zanu-PF quickly moved ahead to prepare a strategy for an electoral counter-strike. Over the last four years the party has worked hard to rebuild its base, localise its message and register its voters.

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    eustas 7 years ago

    money talks .put some money on the table and see whatl hapen .Zunde can be Zanu or Mdct ,or even bigger ,but they have to pump out some big moniez to attract brainy ppl to help out ,endless campaigns wl be needed as well ,they cant campaign only on fb or on internet ,they have to go and meet ppl eye to eye to convince ppl that they understand and are cryyyyyyyn with the povo during these difficult times .