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  1. Nyambala

    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Habari ifuatayo imo katika gazeti la serikali la zimbabwe (The herald). The Herald

    " Siamini" pamoja na kwamba hata sisi vyombo vyetu vya habari vya serikali ( e.g Daily news, habari leo etc.) japo vimelalia upande wa serikali na chama tawala haviwezi kuandika upuuzi kama huu

    MDC-T in crisis talks
    By Mabasa Sasa & Sydney Kawadza

    MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai this week summoned his top leadership to a crisis meeting in South Africa amid growing indications that the opposition is becoming increasingly isolated in the region and internationally for prevaricating over joining an inclusive Government with Zanu-PF and MDC.

    The purpose of the meeting, according to Harvest House sources, is to restrategise in the face of the party’s apparent failure to steamroll Sadc into forcing President Mugabe out of office in line with instructions from the United States and Britain.

    Mr Tsvangirai reportedly called the meeting after realising that Sadc was standing by its Extraordinary Summit decision on the structure of the inclusive Government and that support from the African Union and the United Nations Security Council would not be forthcoming.

    The sources said the opposition was also "worried" by the fact that President Mugabe and MDC leader Professor Arthur Mutambara were meeting with a view to finalising the formation of the inclusive Government. (
    Hii haiwezekani maana ni lazima ipitishwe bungeni with two thirds majority na MDC ndio wenye wabunge wengi)

    At the same time, several ambassadors from regional countries based in Harare yesterday said it was "highly unlikely that the Sadc chair will agree to a meeting with Tsvangirai".

    Mr Tsvangirai last week wrote a letter to Sadc chair and South African President Cde Kgalema Motlanthe asking him to arrange a meeting with President Mugabe.

    "There are several indications that we might not be able to enlist Sadc support in forcing (President) Mugabe to capitulate," said an official in MDC-T’s international relations department.

    "The leadership had been reassured by the Americans and British that once South Africa’s tenure in the UN Security Council ended on 31 December 2008, the way would be cleared for tough measures to be taken against Zanu-PF and (President) Mugabe.

    "But Uganda, which replaced South Africa, has since come out openly saying they will not support Western interference in Zimbabwe’s affairs through UN structures like the Security Council.

    "Then there is also the aspect of China and especially Russia at the Security Council. The Zanu-PF conference in Bindura instructed Government to recognise the statehood of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. .............
    What a joke???????????????

    "Such a move will definitely draw Russia closer to Zimbabwe because Moscow is the prime backer of these two territories’ bid for sovereignty from Georgia.

    "On the international front again, the Middle East bloc is decidedly against us and a hardening of positions against any pro-West political formation has accompanied the Israeli attacks on Palestine.
    - Kweli kamsemo ka nyani sometimes kana apply!!!!

    "Earlier this week the Arab League described Western involvement in Zimbabwe as demonic imperialism and blamed it for the situation prevailing in the country. -
    Tutafika kweli??

    "At the same time, we had been assured that the US, through Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer, would get Sadc to take a hardline approach on Zanu-PF, but we are yet to get feedback on that front.

    "The leadership is worried that (President) Mugabe and Mutambara will forge ahead and form a Government with the backing of Sadc before any of their plans come to fruition," the source revealed.
    (Hii haiwezekani ni manneno ya mfa maji tu)

    A Sadc diplomat said his country had found it "strange" that Mr Tsvangirai should request a meeting with President Motlanthe.

    "I cannot speak on behalf of the South African presidency, but in my communications with my own head office there has been consensus that this request is quite strange.

    "In his letter Mr Tsvangirai makes it clear that he does not accept the decision reached by the Extraordinary Summit in Sandton. That meeting was chaired by President Motlanthe and how then can he expect to be looked on favourably in such a situation?

    "Frankly, I do not see President Motlanthe acceding to this request for a meeting and I would be inclined to think his position would be to urge Mr Tsvangirai to return home," the diplomat said.

    Another diplomat concurred, pointing out that Mr Tsvangirai’s request was designed to emasculate the facilitator, Cde Thabo Mbeki.

    "Mr Mbeki is the Sadc-appointed facilitator and such requests should naturally be directed to him and his team. My assessment is that President Motlanthe would read this as an attempt to play one South African against another.

    "The South African president would not want to be seen to be weakening the hand of a fellow South African -
    Hivi ndivyo tunavyoongozwa na viongozi wetu Afrika??????, more so when that South African is his predecessor. So I don’t think that will take off the ground," he said.

    One ambassador was more blunt: "Previously, Mr Tsvangirai was battling Zimbabwe and President Mugabe, but his letter, particularly the rejection of a summit decision, means he is now battling Sadc as well.

    "It is a monumental error on Mr Tsvangirai’s part because he is now challenging, nay, forcing Sadc as a bloc to defend its decision and its honour. That is a very tall order.

    "It is common knowledge that the man is a poodle of America and Britain. What is uncommon is why a fellow opposition leader (Prof Mutambara) has now let the cat out of the bag. Is this the parting of ways? If it is, it means Mr Tsvangirai is walking a very lonely path henceforth."
    ( Prof has been irrelevant in this case and will remain so)

    Efforts to get a comment from MDC-T on the crisis meeting in South Africa were fruitless yesterday.

    Party deputy spokesperson Ms Tabitha Khumalo said she was not "aware of any meeting" and referred all queries to her boss Mr Nelson Chamisa.

    However, Mr Chamisa is understood to be in South Africa attending the meeting, which reportedly also includes businessman Mr Strive Masiyiwa.

    Asked if President Mugabe would attend a meeting with Mr Tsvangirai as requested by the MDC-T leader, Presidential spokesperson Cde George Charamba said: "The President is not in the country, but my gut feeling is that he may not wish to overrun the office of the facilitator."

    MDC secretary-general Professor Welshman Ncube yesterday queried why Mr Tsvangirai wanted to meet President Mugabe in President Motlanthe’s presence in South Africa when Sadc had already passed a resolution on the implementation of the inter-party agreement.

    "Everyone has been calling for Tsvangirai to return home so that the party’s principals can discuss the formation of a new Government according to the September 15 political settlement because there is no reason for a meeting to be held outside the country.

    "Tsvangirai has been asking for a passport and he got it. He should come back, we should go ahead and implement the agreement without further delay," Prof Ncube said.
     
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    Hakuna udhalishashaji binafsi mkubwa kama ule wa waandishi wa habari kukubali kuwekwa 'kinyumba' na wanasiasa wakawa mke kipofu na kiziwi hawaoni lolote baya la bwana, lakini wanaona mabaya tu kwa watu wa nje!
     
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    Yea, well said!!!!!!
     
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    Hii hapa chini sasa ni matusi kwa waafrika na viongozi wetu yote kwenye state media wakuu - Soma hapa


    Zim stands test of time


    ZIMBABWE might be a tiny country in the heart of Southern Africa but it has stood the test of time, writes JOHN LIVINGSTONE in Speak Africa Speak.Com. Livingstone recently visited Zimbabwe and the Sadc region as a tourist.

    LOVE or hate him, Zimbabwe's 84-year-old veteran President Robert Mugabe, who has about 20 university degrees to his credit, represents a generation of African leaders, mostly educated in European-run schools but eager to rid their countries of colonial mastery and taking black emancipation to its logical conclusion.

    Mugabe is that kind of leader viewed by Africa as a hero but regarded as dangerous by America and Europe since he seeks to destroy the Eurocentric thinking of white superiority and black inferiority.

    America, Britain and their allies can call Mugabe names and use all the provocative adjectives in their vocabulary, but Sadc and other African leaders, except for Kenya's Raila Odinga and Botswana's Ian Khama, actually hero-worship Mugabe as the political grandmaster shaping the great route for African dignity.

    After visiting the region and then Zimbabwe itself in December 2008, I believe America and Europe are wasting their time because their protégé MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is regarded a

    silly puppet who no longer has an iota of respect from regional leaders.

    Many regard associating with Tsvangirai an insult to the founding values of Africanism.

    Most of them think Tsvangirai's major weakness is his lack of formal education, political tact and stamina to make his own decisions, things which Mugabe can do without effort.

    They talk to Tsvangirai because diplomacy and the Americans pressure them to do so, but no one trusts him except Khama and Odinga.

    Mugabe is his own man, while Tsvangirai is Europe's man.

    Mugabe makes decisions, right or wrong. Tsvangirai does not make any decision.

    Mugabe is there yet Tsvangirai is just not there.

    With Mugabe as the leader, tiny Zimbabwe has done well to dump into the political dustbin, a horrifying colonial past that disenfranchised and dehumanised blacks by taking away their cattle, property and land.

    To the blacks in rural Zimbabwe, Mugabe is still a cult hero, who restored sanity, dignity and humanity to them after 100 years of colonialism.

    Even as they reel under a decade of sanctions from a cocktail of the world's most powerful and, by Zimbabwean standards, cruel countries, Mugabe has soldiered on and stretched elasticity of American and European imagination of how sanctions could bring him to his knees.

    Mugabe has joined Russia in recognising South Ossertia and Abkhazia as states, attracting anger from America and its allies, but he does not care because he stands for the truth.

    He does not need anyone to tell him to recognise these states except his people. It is reasonable for him to do so because Russia has stood by him against his detractors at United Nations Security Council.

    Especially Russia has stood firm and Mugabe's support of Russia shows his political artistry and wisdom.

    Mugabe epitomises African humanism while Tsvangirai represents Eurocentricism.

    Mugabe is his own man while Tsvangirai is a political stooge or puppet of the West, who, like a string doll, is turned and twisted by the mere pulling of the strings.

    By African standards and values, Tsvangirai is a shame while Mugabe is a hero.

    Mugabe is the concrete wall, the last fort for what Africa should be.

    Of late, Zimbabwe has become the battleground and the heart and soul of the fight between what is African and what is Western.

    Mugabe is the backbone of the African struggle (Bull shyiiiiiit... nani kasema?)and the last vestige of what Africa should be in terms of benefiting from its resources while Tsvangirai represents a front for what the West wants Africa to be.

    An Africa that is apologetic, submissive and intolerant to itself.

    An Africa dangerous to itself and its children that it easily gives away its resources.

    OK Bazaars, once the doyen of Zimbabwean business, surrendered to Western whims and started pulling out of business as part of regime change and Spar has taken over business.

    There is now food all over the shops.

    Zimbabwe will never collapse.

    Suddenly shops are full of goods, the rains are promising a good season and Sadc has intervened with farming inputs, making America and Europe angry
    .

    Without hunger, MDC has no issue.

    It has no agenda and it has to look for other ways to remain relevant.

    The world has intervened with drugs and humanitarian aid to fight cholera as Mugabe soldiers on and Tsvangirai is left in the cold.

    Sadc has told Tsvangirai in no uncertain terms that he has to join the inclusive Government or there is no other negotiation for him.

    That leaves him with nowhere to go.

    People like Desmond Tutu who do not speak for any country and are no longer useful to the world have decided to negate their Africanism and when they are broke they shout at Mugabe and get paid a few dollars.

    Tutu is an evil man preaching sanctity.

    It is men like Tutu, Tsvangirai, Odinga and Khama who give America and Europe false hope that Mugabe is gone when the man is as fit as fiddle at 84.

    African leaders believe that Mugabe is even more energetic than Bush, Brown and Sarkozy put together and that he can still articulate African issues without referring to written material better than the existing young leaders of Africa.

    Like him or hate him, Robert Mugabe is still in Zimbabwe's political picture and it is fact, not fiction, that America and its allies must accept that he is still there.

    For now, there will never be a Government in Zimbabwe without Mugabe.

    It will be wishful thinking for Condoleezza Rice, Jendayi Frazer and their administrations to think that there will be an unceremonious exit for Mugabe soon to pave way for Tsvangirai.

    Africa itself is not comfortable with

    Tsvangirai because of his American and European links.

    To Africa, he seeks to reverse the gains of the revolution that wiped out colonialism

    To Africa, Tsvangirai is a wayward child who invites a curse into the family that will ultimately decimate the fabric that holds together the family.

    He is a bad child who loves the man next door more than his own father
     
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    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    Hii hapa chini sasa ni matusi kwa waafrika na viongozi wetu yote kwenye state media wakuu - Soma hapa


    Zim stands test of time


    ZIMBABWE might be a tiny country in the heart of Southern Africa but it has stood the test of time, writes JOHN LIVINGSTONE in Speak Africa Speak.Com. Livingstone recently visited Zimbabwe and the Sadc region as a tourist.

    LOVE or hate him, Zimbabwe's 84-year-old veteran President Robert Mugabe, who has about 20 university degrees to his credit, represents a generation of African leaders, mostly educated in European-run schools but eager to rid their countries of colonial mastery and taking black emancipation to its logical conclusion.

    Mugabe is that kind of leader viewed by Africa as a hero but regarded as dangerous by America and Europe since he seeks to destroy the Eurocentric thinking of white superiority and black inferiority.

    America, Britain and their allies can call Mugabe names and use all the provocative adjectives in their vocabulary, but Sadc and other African leaders, except for Kenya's Raila Odinga and Botswana's Ian Khama, actually hero-worship Mugabe as the political grandmaster shaping the great route for African dignity.

    After visiting the region and then Zimbabwe itself in December 2008, I believe America and Europe are wasting their time because their protégé MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is regarded a

    silly puppet who no longer has an iota of respect from regional leaders.

    Many regard associating with Tsvangirai an insult to the founding values of Africanism.

    Most of them think Tsvangirai's major weakness is his lack of formal education, political tact and stamina to make his own decisions, things which Mugabe can do without effort.

    They talk to Tsvangirai because diplomacy and the Americans pressure them to do so, but no one trusts him except Khama and Odinga.

    Mugabe is his own man, while Tsvangirai is Europe's man.

    Mugabe makes decisions, right or wrong. Tsvangirai does not make any decision.

    Mugabe is there yet Tsvangirai is just not there.

    With Mugabe as the leader, tiny Zimbabwe has done well to dump into the political dustbin, a horrifying colonial past that disenfranchised and dehumanised blacks by taking away their cattle, property and land.

    To the blacks in rural Zimbabwe, Mugabe is still a cult hero, who restored sanity, dignity and humanity to them after 100 years of colonialism.

    Even as they reel under a decade of sanctions from a cocktail of the world's most powerful and, by Zimbabwean standards, cruel countries, Mugabe has soldiered on and stretched elasticity of American and European imagination of how sanctions could bring him to his knees.

    Mugabe has joined Russia in recognising South Ossertia and Abkhazia as states, attracting anger from America and its allies, but he does not care because he stands for the truth.

    He does not need anyone to tell him to recognise these states except his people. It is reasonable for him to do so because Russia has stood by him against his detractors at United Nations Security Council.

    Especially Russia has stood firm and Mugabe's support of Russia shows his political artistry and wisdom.

    Mugabe epitomises African humanism while Tsvangirai represents Eurocentricism.

    Mugabe is his own man while Tsvangirai is a political stooge or puppet of the West, who, like a string doll, is turned and twisted by the mere pulling of the strings.

    By African standards and values, Tsvangirai is a shame while Mugabe is a hero.

    Mugabe is the concrete wall, the last fort for what Africa should be.

    Of late, Zimbabwe has become the battleground and the heart and soul of the fight between what is African and what is Western.

    Mugabe is the backbone of the African struggle (Bull shyiiiiiit... nani kasema?)and the last vestige of what Africa should be in terms of benefiting from its resources while Tsvangirai represents a front for what the West wants Africa to be.

    An Africa that is apologetic, submissive and intolerant to itself.

    An Africa dangerous to itself and its children that it easily gives away its resources.

    OK Bazaars, once the doyen of Zimbabwean business, surrendered to Western whims and started pulling out of business as part of regime change and Spar has taken over business.

    There is now food all over the shops.

    Zimbabwe will never collapse.

    Suddenly shops are full of goods, the rains are promising a good season and Sadc has intervened with farming inputs, making America and Europe angry
    .

    Without hunger, MDC has no issue.

    It has no agenda and it has to look for other ways to remain relevant.

    The world has intervened with drugs and humanitarian aid to fight cholera as Mugabe soldiers on and Tsvangirai is left in the cold.

    Sadc has told Tsvangirai in no uncertain terms that he has to join the inclusive Government or there is no other negotiation for him.

    That leaves him with nowhere to go.

    People like Desmond Tutu who do not speak for any country and are no longer useful to the world have decided to negate their Africanism and when they are broke they shout at Mugabe and get paid a few dollars.

    Tutu is an evil man preaching sanctity.

    It is men like Tutu, Tsvangirai, Odinga and Khama who give America and Europe false hope that Mugabe is gone when the man is as fit as fiddle at 84.

    African leaders believe that Mugabe is even more energetic than Bush, Brown and Sarkozy put together and that he can still articulate African issues without referring to written material better than the existing young leaders of Africa.

    Like him or hate him, Robert Mugabe is still in Zimbabwe's political picture and it is fact, not fiction, that America and its allies must accept that he is still there.

    For now, there will never be a Government in Zimbabwe without Mugabe.

    It will be wishful thinking for Condoleezza Rice, Jendayi Frazer and their administrations to think that there will be an unceremonious exit for Mugabe soon to pave way for Tsvangirai.

    Africa itself is not comfortable with

    Tsvangirai because of his American and European links.

    To Africa, he seeks to reverse the gains of the revolution that wiped out colonialism

    To Africa, Tsvangirai is a wayward child who invites a curse into the family that will ultimately decimate the fabric that holds together the family.

    He is a bad child who loves the man next door more than his own father
     
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