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FROM HIGH SCHOOL, through University to Adult hood in full defiance to oppressive authority by the militarised ,brutal corrupt,Zanu pf regime. This flag is for the motherland and all Zimbabweans have a responsibility to fight the ‘black oppresors of blacks’ for a better future of all our children, all races, tribes, religions, gender and political orientation.
I have been at Zanu pf throat since University days early 1990s when Chamisa was in primary school. We were the most volatile University of Zimbabwe generation, as I remember that at University, a year before, Mutambara ‘Ago’ Arthur the UZ student president- escaped from CIO for his life. Here are prominent student leader names during my time at the University of Zimbabwe Biti Tendai, Chakaredza ‘Warlord’ Larry, Chimosva Rumema Paul, Dinha Martin Dinha, Giwa Christopher, Gwisai Munyaradzi (formerly Enoch Chikweche), Kagoro Brian-UZ, Majongwe Raymond-. This was also the same time when Professor Jonathan Moyo and Professor Welshman Ncube were lecturers at the University.
We kept the riot police busy and Mugabe sleepless as the University of Zimbabwe was a war zone between the oppressiv e Mugabe Zanu pf riot police firing tear gas at us regularly while students wore t-shirts written we are not hooligans, and threw the canisters, back. Suffice to say the students union would open early and sell alcohol at half price before riots,..interesting! I suppose it was to get the UZ students into the spirit of defiance to Mugabe’s oppressive authority.
I even remember that Gwisai Munyaradzi (formerly Enoch Chikweche), lived a few rooms down the corridor from me at Manfred Hodson Hall at the University of Zimbabwe, and I saw him as I went round campaigning for the post of Sub Warden at Manfred Hodson Hall’
I won the vote resoundingly and was suddenly surprised when the Warden and the outgoing subwardern committee declared that they have to then decide who will become the sub wardern, and after a democratic vote by the Manfred Hall residents, the outgoing comitte denied me my rightful place and installed Kamwendo pictured in the last photo sitting on the table behind me in front of the buses at Manfred Hodson Hall in 1993. I therefore fully understands Chamisa’s frustrations from having an election stolen because I saw similar brodaylight election theft in 1993.
I finished my studies then joined Agritex as the Provincial Training Extension specialist for Matebeleland North, responsible for running seven Agricultural training radio programmes weekly at Zimbabwe Broadcasting Station (ZBC).
These were 1)Nhau Dzevarimi 2)Izindaba Zabalimi, 3)Tinokushevedzai Varimi 4)Sibiza Abalimi 5) Ukugcinwa Kwezifuyo, 6)Kuchengetedzwa kwezvipfuwo all on Radio 2 and 4, and 7)Agritex farm radio on radio 1.
This busy weekly schedule running between Agritex, doing recordings nationwide and presenting finished material, was also coupled with writing, editing and translating Ndebele, Shona and English books, pamphlets, posters and broadcasts for staff and commercial and communal farmers .
I was among one of the first few people to see the pending disaster in Agriculture and put tools down after a massive exposure I made to the Chronicle Newspaper under the TC Chamakuwa Saturday column about what was happening at Mhlahlandlela Government Agritex Offices and I left to join an NGO as a Projects Officer the Head of the Outreach Department now in Harare, where I wrote titles pictured including The Police and your Rights, You and your Vote, ESAP and much more. This was an easy job as it meant a lot of travel to already established contacts nationwide as these were the same people I served in Agritex. My work back then again because of my fluency in English, Shona and Ndebele included writing, editing, translation, training, information dissemination of issues on Good governance , democracy, accountability, equality, girl child, human rights, development, peace, housing, health , education, employment, land, water, electricity and other issues directly affecting the lives of the ordinary people, before I moved from the Third world to First World in the UK in 2000.
I then used my knowledge and experience to create the following platforms for debate on the issues above, which are open to all progressive minded people, who want to share their views and contribute towards a better future for all.
We must unite and fight for the girl child, equality, good governance, peace, democracy, accountability, Service delivery in Health care, Education, transport, employment, water, electricity , protect the planet, stop pollution and use of non renewable or polluting fuel such as coal , oil, diesel and petrol. We must fight for a beter life for the ordinary people, who, when united can bring down all oppressors.
Zimbabwe is a militray state, and has always been one since 18 April 1980 independance, just that people never realised it until now, that the very military who fought for Zimbabwe’s liberation from white Ian Smith Rhodesia regime under the British Government, are still the same people who inflicted the gukurahundi genocide, murambatsvina genocide, Chiadzwa genocide, murderous white farmer eveictions, 2008 election murders, and all current military shootings in Harare, journalist and activist torture, murder and dissapearances and forced exile.
Military regimes traditionally come into power by the bullet and will not walk away by the ballot,.. ..wake up Zimbabwe!
Currently Zimbabwe has its hopes placed upon the MDC Alliance led by Chamisa who surprisingly prides himself by ranting and raving about a stolen election. Right or wrong, it is meaningless to keep protesting and doing presups in the street, and claiming he wants Mnangagwa to come down to him, admit he stole the election and hand over the country to him on a silver platter,..really?
The only way forward as I always emphasise, is that the military fought to liberate Rhodesia from British rule and consider themselves the protectors of the hard won independance , especially after looting multiple farms, mines, businesses, and game reserves and therefore will not walk away from this at the risk of the democratic powers, calling them to account for all the multimillion dollar wealth , land and properties they have built up through corrupt, illegal practices and murder.
Unless and until opposition, unite, speak with one voice and agree to approach the Junta force and negotiate a good exit package for the junta from power, including Immunity from prosecution for all their crimes against humanity, protection of their stolen wealth on handover, they will not budge an inch and if necessary they will continue their murder spree. ..Im just a free spirit, unchained voice, a fighter for equal rights, freedom and democracy, peace and prosperity for all. Please feel free to join any or all of the platforms and add as many friends and family as you can freely.
Opposition led by Chamisa must swallow its pride, stop childish protests like a UZ student doing press ups, as it helps no one to huff and puff about being the legitimate winner of elections,..all nonsense, the people are suffering and the opposition is displaying, selfish power hungry actions no one wants to see in current or future leaders.
We need a progressive change of tactics. Only when the Junta is secure will they shift. They know very well they do not have the peoples support but at the same time they appreciate the Western world and World bank, IMF and International Finance sources will not open to them but no one wants to spend their last days on earth in prison, so they are prepared to stand their ground,..Wake up Zimbabwe! I thank you for all your support in this work for the motherland. One Nation,… DISCUSS and SHARE! Sibusiso Ngwenya
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