obert Mugabe is part of the revolutionary tradition that defines us,” he said. Are we set for more chimurengas? Does he support bands of men shooting people up with guns?
“We revere Mbuya Nehanda,” he said. Are the spirit mediums going to run his
faction as they have run Zanu (PF) all these years too?
“There was need for a land revolution in
land reform? Revolutions are violent, chaotic bloody things. We have had
enough of revolution in
things than through revolution.
“Some western governments reneged on agreements.” He sounds like a Zanu
(PF) party parrot here. Which western governments? What agreements? Why did
Mutambara never even mentioned land tenure and property rights. Does he
want to continue controlling the people like every government before him by
not giving ownership of land to individuals throughout the agricultural
Mutambara sounds as though he is a Zanu (PF) mujiba, not a World Bank or IMF
Mutambara a ‘sell-out’ – Mutasa
pro-senate faction leader Arthur Mutambara, with government’s intelligence chief Didymus Mutasa alleging that the robotics professor was an undercover Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative recruited to pursue the
Although Zanu (PF) has over the years sold President Mugabe’s candidature based on his academic achievements, Mutasa, in a move that smacked of double standards, told the Zanu (PF) supporters that one did not need to be a professor to lead. “Musatyisidzirwe kuti tine maProfessor aiwa (Do not be intimidated by the composition of the MDC faction which has two professors (Prof Welshman Ncube and Mutambara),” Mutasa said. “Hutungamiriri hauna mhosva nema Professor.
life who agree to work together against a common enemy while maintaining
their own individual political stance has been mooted here.
The organisers believe such a platform would be a healthy and democratic path to take in the collective endeavour to remove Mugabe and his long-failed Zanu (PF) Regime.
They advocate bringing Zimbabweans together under a Solidarity Banner both inside the country and throughout the Diaspora in a unity of purpose to defeat the common enemy.
“When the common enemy has been defeated and to consolidate true democracy, those who want to form different political parties and do so. But for now working together in Solidarity is the only way forward in
“It is important that we waste no time in campaigning for a Zimbabwe Solidarity Action right across the world. Members of existing political parties will not need to abandon their political ideologies, opinions or policies. Only we, the people of
MDC responds to ZASG ‘faked rally’
I would like to respond to the article that appeared in The Zimbabwean on Page 8 of the 2 – 8 March edition in my capacity as the organiser of the meetings held in
As part of the MDC’s programme towards preparations for the Congress in March, which took the delegation to
The National Chairman Mr Matongo at no stage stated that ZASG ‘…..had misled the nation and the SADC region that it had a public following, yet it was being run by one man’.
I was present at all meetings addressed by the delegation and I wish to state that Mr Matongo acknowledged the contributions made by organisations and individuals towards the struggle for a free and democratic
I also wish to set the record straight that Ms Thokozani Khupe did not ‘insist that the MDC supporters in South Africa were not doing much for the party..’ as stated in the article in the same edition on page 2, entitled ‘MDC appeals for Congress funds,’ but instead acknowledged the hardships faced by Zimbabweans taking refuge in South Africa. She expressed concern at the divisions that had been created in
The errors are sincerely regretted. – Editor
1. The situation in
2. It is time concerned Zimbabweans, wherever they are, get involved in efforts to bring about change, rather than watch from the terraces as the situation continues to deteriorate.
3. MDC President, Morgan Tsvangirai, has made enough effort to bring back his colleagues who have strayed from the vision to remove the dictatorial regime of Robert Mugabe from power, but his efforts have been repeatedly spurned.
4. Morgan Tsvangirai is the legitimate leader of the MDC until congress elects another President.
5. We don’t recognize the meeting held in
6. The desire by Professor Arthur Mutambara, leader of the opposition grouping formed out of the meeting held in Bulawayo by mostly former MDC officials, to bring back the break away group into the MDC, is a welcome initiative, and should the concerned former MDC officials realize the need to confront the regime in order to bring about a better life for all Zimbabweans, the door must be kept open for them to do so, provided they follow the appropriate procedures in so doing.
7. MDC New Zealand will respect the resolutions that will come out of the 18 – 19 March 2006 congress.
8. MDC New Zealand will mobilize Zimbabweans based in
9. MDC New Zealand will share notes with other MDC structures in the Diaspora in an effort to come up with a common approach for Zimbabweans in the Diaspora in the struggle to bring about a better life for all Zimbabweans.
10. MDC New Zealand will always strive to give a realistic impression of the true Zimbabwean situation to the