|The ZIMBABWE Situation||Our
thoughts and prayers are with Zimbabwe |
- may peace, truth and justice prevail.
"So Prof. Jonathan Moyo, minister of information & publicity, politiburo
member has been fired by Mugabe. How ironical is it that the man who championed
the oppressive media laws in Zimbabwe has decided to part ways with his academic
prowess. The most startling is that he intends to contest as an independent
candidate on Marh 31 general elections.
Well come back the Professor, we all knew that you
were a prodigal son. As you rightly pointed out that,you would rather be with
the people than with...ZANU(PF). The validity of this statement can not be over
emphasised. What I can not understand is what do you intend to achieve after
being elected in parliament as an independent that you failed to achieve when
you were a cabinet minster?
Moyo was an architecture of a violent campaign by
ZANU(PF) to wrestle power from the free choice of the electorate, at least by
his own admission, "I joined a sinking ship whose captain was being deserted
and.." The media laws have seen many arrested and imprisoned, today Prof. Moyo
has joined the ranks of the enemy of the state by being an opposition. It will
be worth noting how his own laws will deal with him? If he is convicted of
organizing an illegal meeting of six people, what will be his defence? Can he
appeal against conviction on the basis of his rights being infringed? I am just
thinking aloud, may be the Prof. have answers to all these questions. I await
Zimbabweans are their own liberators, they must demand a vilonet free
election and it is very important that we sent a clear message to the
politicians. DON'T VOTE FOR ANY CANDIDATE WHO USES VIOLENCE AS A TOOL FOR
GAINING VOTES, BE IT ZANU(PF) or MDC. The culture of violence must end!!!. We
have lost so much blood yet no social or economic gain in the making.
Demanding not less than our birth right.
Elliot Pfebve is a Zimbabwean lecturer in London and a researcher in International conflict and resolution.