Open letter to Mugabe and Zanu (PF)

I had just turned 23-years-old when, on the 18th of April 1980, Zimbabwe declared its Independence. Although I had lived through UDI and under the rule of the Rhodesian Front, and enjoyed the fruit of a well run economy, it did not mean that I approved of the prejudice or the suppression of the majority of people.


I remember well the day of Zimbabwe's independence. I know exactly where I was and what I was doing. I remember the jubilation of the people at my place of work when you were declared Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and Zanu (PF) the victorious party.

In the Book of Acts Chapter 17:26 Almighty God says that He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. It is God Himself who has placed each one of us in the nation He desires us to be in. Who, therefore, has the right to alienate a fellow brother or sister? Surely no one! Zimbabwe, in reality, is not yours or mine to call our own. It belongs to the One who created it.

In the year 2000 Zanu (PF) had a clear majority in Parliament and with that the power to change the laws concerning the land. With the wisdom of God you could have chosen a fair and equitable route and yet Zanu (PF) did not. Instead we walked down a road that has all but brought Zimbabwe to its knees and that has soaked our soil in the blood of fellow Zimbabweans.

A servant-hood leader and one who is just and wise in God's ways. A leader who is humble of spirit and gentle yet strong in nature is also pleasing to God. A leader who seeks to reconcile all the clans, tribes, races and peoples of his nation is obedient to God for blessed shall be the peacemaker. A man contrite of heart and broken before the Lord is a man after the Lord's own heart. It is a Godly precedent that those who seek to be great must become the least and seek to serve.

I do not know the number of days left for any of us. I do know from Scripture that it is given for a man to live once and then to die and be judged by the God of justice who cannot be tainted or compromised by any earthly justice system. History will write our earthly legacy, but God will write our eternal legacy. – SIMPLY ZIMBABWEAN, by e-mail

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