Sinister acts make it hard to sell Zim

President Robert Mugabe, at every opportunity, speaks against so-called “sanctions” imposed on him by the EU and America, for human rights violations. But when the government is implicated in such sinister acts, it surprises no one that Mugabe is persona non grata.

It is difficult for him to convince anyone that the targeted measures should be lifted. It is even harder for Mugabe – no matter how much propaganda is churned out in his defence by the yes men – to sell Zimbabwe as a safe, stable investment destination.

Zimbabweans living in London held demonstrations, demanding Dzamara’s release. On his official Twitter account, the American ambassador, Bruce Wharton, tweeted, ‘we support Mr Dzamara’s right to freedom of expression and to demonstrate peacefully. We urge relevant authorities to demonstrate their professionalism by fully investigating the circumstances surrounding his abduction.’

There are some who have expressed displeasure at Occupy AU Square’s appeal for foreign assistance. Itai Dzamara is a father of two, a husband, a devout Christian, according to those that know him personally. For his wife and children (aged 3 and 7), it matters very little about the race or nationality of his rescuer. They just want him back and in one piece.

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