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Interesting factoids on Zim:

I recently read an article about how the nog women headed to the maternity ward were met by a sign stating that they had to bring three candles with them. No candles, no light for the docs to see by, and no service.

Also, Mugabe is known for racing down the streets in a huge motorcade. If you move prior to its passing, you get shot.

There's more shit on Zim, but I just happened to recall those two. Getting rid of White farmers might be the best thing to ever happen to Zim. Reduces the nigger population.
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Fun fact: At independence in 1980, the Zimbabwean dollar was worth about one U.S. dollar.

Recently, the state-controlled newspaper raised its cover price to 3 million Zimbabwean dollars.
 
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Fun Fact: At independence in 1980, the Zimbabwean dollar was worth about one U.S. dollar.

Recently, the state-controlled newspaper raised its cover price to 3 million Zimbabwean dollars.

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A Zimbabwean friend who runs a business recently told me, "If you don't get a bill collected in 48 hours, it isn't worth collecting, because it is worthless. Whenever we get money, we must immediately spend it, just go and buy what we can. Our pension was destroyed ages ago. None of us have any savings left."

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Mugabe manages to pay off his military leaders and political cronies with hard currency that comes from mining gold and platinum. He also sells farmland to Chinese and Libyan speculators - land expropriated from white farmers, supposedly in the cause of Zimbabwean nationalism. Mugabe is literally putting his country on the block to maintain his power.


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Police chief living in farmhouse, despite restraining order



By Tererai Karimakwenda
February 22, 2008

We received a report from Chiredzi that a police chief has invaded a cane
farm, owned by commercial farmers Digby and Jess Nesbitt, and is living in
their farmhouse, alongside the owners, with his family and about 15 members
of the youth militia. The property has been home to the Nesbitts for more
than 20 years.
Digby said that Assistant Police Inspector Veterai moved in with his cronies
despite a restraining court order banning him from doing so until a hearing
of the case, scheduled for March 10th.

This situation has gone on for about 4 weeks now while the local police
ignore pleas by the Nesbitts to enforce the court order. The Nesbitts are
challenging their eviction and Digby said he had already given up two other
ranches they owned because he believed that he should try to cooperate with
the government and its 'land reform programme.' This left him with a farm of
about 120 hectares of land.

But some months ago Veterai produced an eviction letter saying he could take
part of the farm. Late last month he produced another letter which said he
could seize the entire property. Digby said at this point he spoke to the
Governor of Masvingo province and was told that Veterai's eviction letters
had been obtained fraudulently. This encouraged him to take the matter to
court, where he received the restraining order which is being ignored by the
police inspector.

On the first day at the house, Veterai pulled a gun and threatened to shoot
their dogs. When Jess cried, he pointed the gun at her. He then threw a loud
party that lasted for two days and there was lots of beer and people going
in and out of the house. The police inspector is also fond of sitting at the
Nesbitts dining room table, with a whole array of guns laid out before him.

Asked why he has chosen to stay under such threatening conditions, Digby
said: "It's the principle of it. What they are doing is contrary to what
every government minister and official I have spoken to has said. Every one
of them has said this is wrong and it should not happen."

The disregard for the rule of law by top officials in Zimbabwe is nothing
new, especially on the commercial farms. Top military, police, government
and intelligence officials have been evicting white farmers illegally, with
impunity.

The victims have failed to get any justice in Zimbabwe. As we reported, this
is why another farmer in the same area has taken his case to the SADC
Tribunal in Namibia. It is hoped that the farmer will get justice there when
the case is heard next month. Only time will tell, as the case will be the
regional court's first ever.

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Harare - Fires caused by candles during Zimbabwe's frequent power outages have destroyed homes because firefighters have also been unable to find water, the state Sunday Mail reported. In one incident, in suburban northern Harare, a candle set curtains alight and an occupant tore down them down and threw them outside, onto drums being used to store gasoline. The house was gutted, with only a bed recovered from the ruins, the paper said. In the second, gasoline was being sold from a house occupied by four families in a western township and caught light when a candle was lit during an electricity cut, it said. All the occupants escaped without injury. House owner Sothini Chiravasa told the newspaper by the time fire tenders began drawing water from a neighbor's swimming pool the blaze was out of control. "How could they come to put out a fire without water?" she was quoted as saying. Zimbabwe is suffering daily power and water outages along with chronic shortages of gasoline that have forced many householders to store supplies in containers despite constant warnings by the fire department of the dangers. Amid the shortages, gas prices have soared, crippling public transport services and putting regular fares out of the reach of many workers, many of whom have resorted to walking to their jobs.

According to the main labor federation, many workers have formed "walking clubs" from satellite townships into cities that set out as early as 4 a.m. and cover more than 20 kilometers a day. The Sunday Mail quoted office employee Grace Choruma saying she sold peanut butter and other items to her workmates to help pay her commuter fares to work. The paper said bus operators were increasing fares after failing to obtain subsidized fuel from the state fuel agency and being forced to buy it on the black market at up to 10 million Zimbabwe dollars a liter. The official media reported last week some bus services were brought to a halt by gas shortages that forced drivers to pass a hat around asking for donations from passengers so as to buy black market fuel. In economic meltdown, Zimbabwe has the world's highest official inflation at an estimated 24,000 per cent. But the International Monetary Fund and independent financial institutions say real inflation is closer to 150,000 percent. The Sunday Mail, meanwhile, apologized to readers for reducing its number of pages and copies available Sunday, because of acute shortages of newsprint.
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As Zim government carries on with its maniacal policies of deliberately getting rid of all the white farmers, for the sake of claiming they have done it for the good of the country, a candle still burns, and one day things will be reversed. The Sadc Tribunal, is the last hope we have of reversing this stupidity and was the only course Cambell could have taken ie., if our Supreme couldn't make a decision - go to the Sadc Supreme, which is exactly what Cambell did, the first time anyone had taken this action. Let's see now, what the African States will do about it.

Attached,is a typical Warn & Caution statement that farmers have at hand when they are approached by a government official, usually accompanied by a large mob at hand to accompanying the bearer

I don't have to mention just how difficult it is to carry on farming under these conditions - living under a cloud with all this crap that goes on virtually on a daily basis. The government have already turned a blind eye last month on the Sadc ruling that Mike Cambell should be allowed to stay on the farm until the Tribunal meets in March in Windhoek. So, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, who couldn'nt make a decision earlier in April last year (mainly as the Judges themselves had aquired farms), only gave their decision after the Sadc Court's had made, regarding the 'stay of execution' order decision. Mugabe, if he plays his cards as he usually does, will tell the world to go and get stuffed. We all know why he continually does this - he dare not be toppled! If he is, he knows that the same fate as what happened to Saddam awaits him, so, he'll hang on and on backed by his now extremely wealthy cohorts, using whatever means he can.

But then - no one lives forever and apart from that, the Sadc countries themselves, will be obliged to react against a fellow state who signed and agreed to honour the Sadc Supreme Court's decision, some years ago

If, and I have every reason to believe that Cambell will win his case in Windhok, the whole question of the Zimbabaweans Governments actions against all the displaced farmers, will have been deemed illegal!

This then, will open the doors to the compensation issue which all of us who have lost everything, have been waiting for and we all must make sure that we have our ducks are in a row, reference our compensation claims.

Election time is just around the corner, so life here, is going to be very interesting indeed.

Keep well
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New Hope for Zimbabwe

by Tom Woods, Roger Bate and Marian L. Tupy

Zimbabwe's economic meltdown and political repression just keep accelerating. Four million Zimbabweans have now fled the country, and most of the 8 million remaining there face extreme hardship.

Since 1994, average life expectancy in the beleaguered nation has plummeted from 57 years to 34 years for women, and from 54 years to 37 years for men the shortest lifespans in the world.

And small wonder. Some 3,500 people die every week from the combined effects of HIV/AIDS, poverty and malnutrition. State-sponsored killings and torture of the opposition activists are common as well. More people die in Zimbabwe every week than in Afghanistan, Darfur or Iraq.


Mr. Mbeki's inaction and cavalier attitude to the suffering of the Zimbabwean people has done grave harm to the idea of an "African Renaissance."
"the idea of an "African Renaissance."

Heh-heh, you must be high. "African Renaissance" is the funniest oxymoron I've ever heard.
What will it take for these PC liberals to admit they were wrong about niggers?
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Meanwhile, the Jesuit-trained, Western-educated, seven-degreed Christian Mugabe partied like it was 1999.
The xtian Mugabe and his ZANU-PF partied like it was 1929, heh.
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It's hard to believe that in just a few short years, Rhodesia was turned into that. It makes even Detroit look civilized. It's just proof that niggers can't run anything, and they'll always be nothing but savage beasts, whether they're in The UK, Australia or The Kwa.

To any anti's that might be browsing the forum: take a long hard look at that, which is the future of Amerikwa.

Obama will turn the once prosperous nation into a garbage dump and the laughing stock of the world all the while he mutters "muh dik, muh dik, MUH DIK!".

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The Failure of Democracy in Africa
by Mukui Waruiru - a black Kenyan conservative
February 2008


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In the 1960s, American conservatives were outspoken against the wave of decolonization and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa, that was being pushed by the United States and the former Soviet Union. William F. Buckley, in his book, "Up From Liberalism" wrote:

"We see in the revolt of the masses in Africa the mischief of the white man's abstractions: for the West has, by its doctrinaire approval of democracy, deprived itself of the moral base from which to talk back to the apologists of rampant nationalism.. Democracy, to be successful, must be practiced by politically mature people among whom there is a consensus on the meaning of life within their society. If the majority wills what is socially atavistic, then to thwart the majority may be the indicated, though concededly the undemocratic, course. It is more important for a community, wherever situated geographically, to affirm and live by civilized standards than to labour at the job of swelling the voting lists".

Buckley tried to make the distinction between universal suffrage and freedom, in his analysis of the conditions in the American South before the passage of Civil Rights legislation, which he compared to colonial rule in Africa:

"Does the vote really make one free? I do not believe it necessarily does. Being able to vote is no more to have realized freedom than being able to read is to have realized wisdom. Reasonable limitations upon the vote are not recommended exclusively by tyrants or oligarchs (was Jefferson either?). The problem of the South is not how to get the vote for the Negro, but how to train the Negro - and a great many whites - to cast a thoughtful vote"

Buckley was however careful to distinguish his position in opposing universal franchise in the American South, from that of the southern segregationists who advanced genetic arguments in opposing black voting rights in the South:

"There are no scientific grounds for assuming congenital Negro disabilities. The problem is not biological, but cultural and educational" [This is factually wrong. The black African IQ averages no higher than 70, which is too low to sustain what Whites call civilization]

Today, if one was to argue in favour of restrictions to the right to vote, one would be labelled as an enemy of freedom. But, as we have seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and in much of Black Africa , democracy does not necessarily lead to freedom. With hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fleeing their country as a result of the violence that has engulfed that nation, can anyone seriously suggest that Iraqis are freer today than they were under Saddam Hussein? Are the nations of Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo freer today, than they were under colonial rule?

The state governments that existed in the American South during the Jim Crow era discredited the respectable and honourable Western tradition of placing reasonable restrictions on who to allow to vote. Putting restrictions on the vote using poll taxes, literacy tests, and property ownership qualifications, has helped many Western nations to preserve liberty and order for centuries. But Southern state governments in the post-Reconstruction era applied such restrictions unfairly, in a manner which was blatantly discriminatory on the basis of race. In the early part of the 20th Century, Booker T. Washington called on black Americans to work hard to improve their educational and economic status, in order to more fully participate in the American political process. But by denying educated and financially successful Blacks access to the ballot, the state governments of the South destroyed Washington's vision of building racial harmony in America . As a result, divisive demagogues like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have risen to prominence, and shape the agenda on race relations in America today.

Universal suffrage is a very recent development in the West. Britain attained universal suffrage only in 1928, when all adults over the age of 21 were allowed to vote. A century earlier, voting in Britain was limited to a tiny percentage of the adult male population. The Tories held power from 1783 to 1830, a 46 year stretch that was only briefly interrupted in 1806-1807. Charles Grey finally took over as a Whig Prime Minister in 1830. He passed the Reform Act in 1832, which significantly expanded the percentage of male citizens who were allowed to vote. The 1832 reforms gave one in five adult males the right to vote. The property qualifications for voting were gradually lowered over the decades, enfranchising more and more people, before they were finally abolished in 1928. During this time, the educational, social, and cultural level of the British masses was gradually raised, which enabled a successful transition to majority rule without destabilizing the social order.

In the United States, the founding fathers set out to create a constitutional republic, not a pure democracy. At the time the Constitution was adopted, half of the white adult male population could not meet the property qualification for voting in elections. Because women could not vote, that meant that only 25 percent of the white citizens of the US were entitled to vote. The U.S. finally gained the universal franchise in 1965, where adult citizens of both genders and all races were given the right to vote. By this time, the majority of American families were middle-class people who owned their homes-and therefore, such a measure did not threaten the stability of the market economy. Given that Britain and the US took so long to build well-functioning democratic systems, it is unrealistic to expect African nations to have set up successful democratic societies, given the high poverty rates and the low levels of civilization of most of the population.

Classical liberals have long said that one cannot build a free society without putting in place a political system that protected property rights. The 17th Century English philosopher, John Locke, asserted that the prerequisites for a free society were the protection of life, liberty, and property. Locke did not limit his definition of property to material goods, but included as a form of property the ownership of one's labour. Twentieth century Communists understood that, by abolishing private property through nationalization, they would completely strip private citizens of their means of self-support and independence, reducing them to the status of slaves. This led to a situation where people living under Communism were completely dependent on the government for their very survival, which allowed the government to control every aspect of their lives.

With this understanding of liberalism, Ian Douglas Smith, the former Prime Minister of Rhodesia , can be rightly regarded as Africa's first classical liberal revolutionary. In 1965, he led a revolution for freedom, when he initiated the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) of Rhodesia from Britain. The UDI was intended to preserve Christianity, freedom, and civilization. For that courageous action, Smith became one of the most vilified men in history, and his country was subjected to comprehensive United Nations economic sanctions in 1966. He was falsely labelled as a racist and white supremacist. But, unlike the architects of apartheid in neighbouring South Africa , he has never supported claims that blacks are inherently inferior. However, like Buckley, Smith recognized that the low levels of education and cultural development of most of the blacks, made the establishment of a successful pure democracy a difficult undertaking.

In addition, there were numerous previous examples of failed attempts to establish pure democracies in Africa, from Guinea and Ghana , to Nigeria and Uganda , and there was good reason to expect that Rhodesia would follow a similarly tragic path if the universal franchise was extended. Facing a possible future of either a Marxist dictatorship or anarchy, the Rhodesian leadership declared independence and prevented Britain from imposing majority rule in the colony.

The lives, liberty, and property of people of all races in Rhodesia were preserved. Smith was motivated by the desire to uphold the historical Anglo-Saxon tradition of limiting the vote to that segment of the population that would be able to use it responsibly. The Rhodesian UDI of 1965 was modelled on the American Declaration of Independence of 1776, and the Rhodesians had great respect and admiration for America. However, the Rhodesian admiration for America was not reciprocated, and the U.S. joined the rest of the world in denouncing and isolating a friendly country. Rhodesia did not have rigid racial segregation The Rhodesian government was unfairly compared to the segregationist state governments of the American South, and to South Africa under apartheid rule.

However, Rhodesia did not have the rigid racial segregation that characterized those two other systems of government, and Blacks were allowed to vote in Rhodesian elections. Blacks were allowed to have 16 seats in the 66 member Rhodesian parliament, while whites held 50 seats. Voting was limited to those who could meet the literacy and property ownership qualifications, just like in Britain and the United States in the relatively recent past. Rhodesia was a limited democracy, not a pure democracy.

It was expected that, with time, as black Rhodesians became better educated and more prosperous, they would gradually gain greater representation in the Rhodesian Parliament. Eventually, white and black Rhodesians would share power in the Rhodesian Parliament, under a 50-50 arrangement. This position fell short of majority rule. But since the whites had created and built the country, and were expected to pay a disproportionate share of the taxes even in the future, this arrangement seemed to be fair. Many white and black Rhodesians felt that this power sharing model would prevent Rhodesia from becoming a Marxist dictatorship like Nkrumah's Ghana , or deteriorating into the chaos of the democratic republics of Congo and Somalia. But the international community would not accept anything less than black majority rule.

Rhodesia a successful limited democracy. By the mid 1970s, Rhodesia had, proportionally, the largest black middle-class in Africa , and it was growing rapidly. This was despite the fact that Rhodesia was under U.N. economic sanctions, and the government was spending vast sums of money waging a war against Marxist terrorists, who were based in neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia . Despite those challenges, Rhodesia was a successful limited democracy, governed by the rule of law, having independent courts, and a multiparty system of government. The leader of the official opposition in parliament was black, and he and other black members of parliament were able to openly criticize Prime Minister Smith and his government for what they felt were their shortcomings. This was in stark contrast to the situation in the rest of Africa , where one-party dictatorial rule was the norm, and criticism of the president was equated with treason.

Legitimate Rhodesian government denied recognition by West. In 1979, a power-sharing agreement between white Rhodesians and their moderate black allies was arrived at. Free and fair elections were held under universal suffrage, which led to black majority rule, but there were strong guarantees put in place to protect white minority rights. The new government was headed by the moderate black clergyman, Abel Muzorewa, and he was committed to maintaining Rhodesia's capitalist system and its economic prosperity. However, Muzorewa's government was denied recognition by the West, and Rhodesia remained under U.N. economic sanctions. U.S. President Jimmy Carter and British Prime Minister James Callaghan, demanded new elections that would include the participation of terrorist leaders who did not believe in the democratic process.

New elections were held in 1980, and the Maoist terrorist Robert Mugabe won the vote through appeals to tribal sentiment and by intimidating rural voters in the Shona-dominated provinces. Mugabe was a devoted student of Kwame Nkrumah, having lived and worked in Nkrumah's Ghana in the late 1950s, where he closely observed how his mentor managed his government. Since 1980, Rhodesians (now called Zimbabweans), have had less freedom than they ever had under Smith.

The economy of Zimbabwe gradually declined from 1980 to 1999. In the year 2000, the Mugabe regime launched the infamous invasions of white-owned farms that completely destroyed the country's agriculturally-based economy. Ironically, the Zimbabwean government already owned millions of acres of land, which it could have re-distributed to poor blacks, without touching the white-owned farms. But Mugabe did not want a sensible solution to the land question. He was driven by the desire to punish white Zimbabweans for supporting the emerging opposition party, known as the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

As anyone with knowledge of the situation in Zimbabwe knows, Mugabe never had any intention of helping Zimbabwe's poor, despite his rhetoric on the issue. The black middle-class, which had thrived under Smith, has now been almost completely wiped out. Just as the Bolsheviks of the former Soviet Union enslaved the Russian people by abolishing private property, Mugabe is now in the process of seizing privately-owned business enterprises, just as he seized the white-owned commercial farms. Instead of condemning Mugabe, corrupt African politicians view Mugabe as some sort of hero, for his defiance of the West.

Out of concern for Africa's future, I founded the African Conservative Forum (ACF) in May, 2007. My organisation seeks not just the downfall of the Mugabe regime, but the complete dismantling of the disastrous Marxist legacy that Nkrumah and Mugabe have bequeathed to Africa. One of the major tasks that I plan to undertake is the distribution of 10,000 copies of Ian Smith's autobiography, The Great Betrayal, to African legislators, civil servants, academics, journalists, university students, diplomats and others. Individuals or organizations that may be interested in assisting in this important task, can contact me.

Reading Smith's memoirs changed my life. His book helped to make me a conservative. If African intellectuals were to get an opportunity to read his autobiography, they would realize, as I did, that the true freedom fighter from Rhodesia is Ian Smith, not Robert Mugabe. Once they learn about the link between property and freedom, and how pure democracy and political independence do not necessarily translate into freedom, then they would get a true idea of what freedom is all about.

If there is any African leader who deserves a presidential library, it is Ian Smith. His memoirs spell out how Africa can move forward to a future of liberty and prosperity. It is often said that prophets are not honoured in their home countries. Smith can accurately be described as a prophet, because he predicted disaster for Rhodesia once it came under the control of the communist terrorist, Robert Mugabe.

Many people who opposed Smith in the past are finally coming to realize how right he was. In the British Sunday Times newspaper of September 23, 2007, Judith Todd, a left-liberal human rights activist who was one of Smith's most outspoken opponents in the 1970s, now admits that "Mugabe was rotten from the start".

Not surprisingly, the Marxist government of Zimbabwe viciously attacks Smith's legacy in the history books and in the state-controlled media. But what is more difficult to understand is the reaction of the brave men and women who make up the opposition to the Mugabe regime, whenever the UDI era is mentioned. Zimbabwean opposition activists, both white and black, make strenuous efforts to distance themselves from Smith, out of fear of being labelled lackeys of the colonialists by the Mugabe regime.

The minds of the Zimbabwean people have been so poisoned against Smith, that it seems highly unlikely that he will receive the honour he truly deserves, even if the opposition comes to power in the next general elections scheduled for 2008. I often dream about building an Ian Smith Library here in Nairobi, where I would be able to educate future generations of African leaders about Smith's admirable legacy. But I guess, given the high cost of such a project, it will remain an impossible dream.

In 1980, when Mugabe came to power, Rhodesia had a GDP per capita that was comparable to that of Malaysia. Today, Malaysia is hailed around the world as one of East Asia's great economic success stories, and is a newly industrialized country that manufactures goods of all sorts. Yet, in 1980, Rhodesia had economic policies that were more business-friendly than those of Malaysia , and a civil service that was far more honest and efficient than Malaysia's. Both nations are former British colonies, and have a public service modelled on that of Britain.

Where would Rhodesia be today, if Ian Smith's vision of power-sharing rather than majority rule, had come to pass? I will try to hazard a guess. Rhodesia would have experienced an economic boom without precedent in Africa's history, with impressive double-digit growth in the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond. The white population would probably be double what it was in 1980, growing from 250,000 to 500,000. This would have been partly as a result of natural increase, because of the lower costs of raising children in Rhodesia. Many of the hundreds of thousands of Portuguese settlers who fled from the Communist revolutions in Angola and Mozambique would have moved to Rhodesia. There would also have been some immigration from South Africa, as well as from many Western nations, attracted by Rhodesia's pleasant climate and promising economic future. All those whites would have brought useful skills that would have benefited the country immensely.

Interestingly, the dynamism of the free market would have reduced the racial disparities in land ownership in a fair and transparent manner. This is because the rapid growth in manufacturing, tourism, and other industries, would have led to many black workers abandoning their jobs in the white farms for better economic opportunities in the cities. The resulting rise in average black agricultural wages would have put many white farms out of business, and some of the farmers would have been forced to sub-divide and sell their farms. The newly economically empowered blacks would have purchased plots of land for residential use, or for small-scale horticulture.

If Smith's vision had prevailed, Zimbabwe would have had a GDP per capita equal to, or higher than, that of Malaysia. But the sad reality is that Zimbabwe's GDP per capita today is lower than that of Haiti. The Caribbean nations of Barbados and the Bahamas are majority black former British colonies, and they can provide us with a model of what the future could have been in Rhodesia, if the Communists had not taken over. Both nations have maintained the colonial tradition of providing strong protections for property rights, and, today, both nations have a GDP per capita higher than that of Malaysia.

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Work of the ZANU-PF before they came to power.
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With the collapse of services, urban residents dump garbage at undesignated places

Just like South Africa...niggers are incapable of running a nation. Hell, they cannot even run a city:

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JOHANNESBURG, 25 February 2008 (IRIN) - Service delivery has collapsed in Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, after local authorities recently announced that the municipality was insolvent and unable to cater to the needs of its almost two million residents. The council could not pay salaries in January and employees have been on a go-slow since then.

Refuse collection and maintenance have come to a halt: repairs to potholes and burst sewers have been affected, as has the procurement of medicines for council clinics.

The situation has been compounded by the central government's failure to approve the council's supplementary budget since September 2007, and local authorities cannot increase tariffs without this approval.

Despite the government's recent announcement that the National Incomes and Pricing Commission (NIPC) would approve council budgets, no funds have moved yet.

"The entire city is stinking - as you can see, all this rubbish piling up has not been collected for two months now and we risk a cholera outbreak very soon ... the situation is worse when it rains, as the garbage is blocking the drainage system," complained Nathan Mlilo, a hardware store owner, pointing to a heap of rubbish outside his shop on the city's busy Main Street.
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Police Search, Seizure of Exhibits Unconstitutional - Van Hoogstraten



The Herald (Harare) Published by the government of Zimbabwe

23 February 2008
Posted to the web 25 February 2008

Harare

BUSINESS tycoon Nicholas Von Hessen (also known as Van Hoogstraten)
yesterday described the search and seizure of exhibits by the police from
his premises without a search warrant as "unconstitutional".

Von Hessen who is facing two counts of dealing in foreign currency by
charging US$4 600 as rentals for his Hillside property and exchanging $6,5
billion for US$1 000 on the black market alleged that the police assaulted
him and his two employees.

The businessman also claimed that some of the documents seized among them
company records and books had nothing to do with the case. He further
claimed that the trap set by the police when they arrested him was illegal.

Through his lawyer, Mr George Chikumbirike of Chikumbirike and Associates,
Von Hessen has applied for the return of the documents and have them
declared invalid as exhibits.

Von Hessen is also seeking an order to have the matter referred to the
Supreme Court for determination on the constitutional issues raised if the
lower court could not grant a favourable ruling.

"The accused person's rights in respect of all counts were violated. In fact
they were trampled upon," Mr Chikumbirike said.

According to Mr Von Hessen's affidavit, detectives violently forced their
vehicle into the premises after assaulting a security guard and once inside
the premises they allegedly assaulted a maid.

Responding to the applications, prosecutor Mr Obi Mabahwana said the trap
was legal and the court should dismiss the defence's application as
frivolous and vexatious.

He further argued that there was no need for the police to seek a search
warrant before seizing the foreign currency in a case in which Von Hessen
received US$4 600 as rent because the cash was trap money.

Mr Mabahwana also submitted that on the second charge, in which the
businessman is being accused of exchanging $6,5 billion for US$1 000, there
was no need for a search warrant since he was dealing.

Above all, Mr Mabahwana said, detectives procedurally sought a search
warrant for the exchange control charges.

Commenting on the seized photographs, Mr Mabahwana said the police did not
have any search warrant, but leaving the photographs and rushing to the
station to obtain a warrant was tantamount to rendering the police
powerless.

"It would be unreasonable for the police to rush back to the station upon
stumbling upon another offence to seek a warrant of search," he said.

Harare regional magistrate Mr Morgen Nemadire deferred the proceedings to
March 19 when Mr Mabahwana is expected to continue with his response on the
application.

Von Hessen on Wednesday had two of his charges quashed by the same court
leaving three other charges.
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Child rape has increased 42 percent in Zimbabwe, the U.N. children's agency said Wednesday, linking worsening child abuse to family tensions caused by the nation's economic meltdown.

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Saturday 1st March 2008

Dear Family and Friends,

"Double double, toil and trouble;
fire burn and cauldron bubble."

These two lines from Macbeth are particularly appropriate for Zimbabwe this week as elections draw nearer and the ruling party condemn their opponents, point accusing fingers and talk of witches, political prostitutes and charlatans.

Two minutes before President Mugabe stepped up to the podium to launch his party's election manifesto, the electricity came back on in my home town. It had been off for the past ten hours in a week where it's been off more than on.

Wearing a black and red baseball cap and a green shirt covered with pictures of himself on it, Mr Mugabe leant on the podium and looked out at the audience.

Many of them were also wearing clothes decorated with Mr Mugabe's face and they waved little paper flags as their leader raised his clenched fist.

"Pasi na Morgan!" (Down with Morgan Tsvangirai) He called out and waited for the traditional echoed, damning response.

"Pasi na Makoni!" (Down with Simba Makoni) he shouted next and again the response was immediate. This then was the start of yet another angry, divisive, Zanu PF campaign - nothing new for our beleaguered country and people here.

The posters in the stands expose the prevailing Zanu PF thinking nine years into our country's deep crisis: "No to Sanctions!" said one; "See the revolution through Cde R.G. Mugabe!" said another. "They only give sanctions not freedom!" proclaimed a third but none offered solutions to a hundred thousand percent inflation, no food in the shops, scarce electricity and water or a quarter of the population living in exile around the world. The Zanu PF theme for the coming elections is: "Defending our land and sovereignty."

Mr Mugabe spoke for an hour and a half - about the past, the Independence struggle, religion, the old days and at one point went into a lengthy aside about the fact that he couldn't speak French and neither could anyone in his offices. The audience were largely quiet during the ninety minutes and there were few interruptions for cheers or clapping - that is until the insults began.

The crowd came to life when Mr Mugabe started condemning his opponents. Portly women and big bellied men roared with laughter, ululated and applauded when the President called on them to: "Reject the bootlicking British stooges, the political witches and political prostitutes."

Ten minutes after the end of the live Zanu PF election campaign launch, the electricity went off and everything shuddered to a stop again. One thing stayed in my mind from Mr Mugabe's speech and that was his statement that "every child must go back to school." The words are a far, far cry from the reality of this weekend in education in Zimbabwe. Across the country our children have come home for half term with additional accounts for "Top-Up" school fees. Most schools face imminent collapse this term as they cannot cope with over a hundred thousand percent inflation. The Top Ups range from thirty million for children at rural government schools to hundreds of millions for urban schools and billions for some private schools. Children whose parents are unable to pay the extra fees before Tuesday will not be allowed back into school. At the same time government school teachers are about to go on strike. Their salaries are not even enough to buy basic food. One heartbreaking report this week tells of teachers at a rural primary school signing up for emergency food aid. They say it is embarrassing to have to do so and they are being laughed at but it is better than fainting in class.

This is a tragic state of affairs for a country whose education was always a shining beacon in the whole of Southern Africa. We can only hope and pray that come March 29th we can begin repairing the damage and restore our teachers to their rightful places of dignity and respect in our society.

Until next week, thanks for reading, love cathy.

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