Time to stop bleating about that mongrel
Time for the mongrel to hear the tramp of Zim feet coming to free themselves
Rise up Zim and the world will help
Cower and die and the world will do nothing but write words of sadness
The choice is yours "
As for me, I don’t want to see Zambia go to war over Zimbabwe. We helped liberate Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa and in the end we got insults. We are sorry, we are busy. Just go riot in the streets of Harare and Bulawayo. Zimbabweans are quite sleepy. A leader like Mugabe cannot last in Nigeria. He would have a bullet in his head.
Besides, Zambia has gained a lot. Infrastructure development in livingstone has increased by 54%. We are expecting Zambia’s first 1 million tourists by the end of next year. We are using Zimbabwe’s white farmers to plant our maize and employ our people."
If you think that is not sympathy fatigue, then you need to take a look at this, another Zambian quote: "Free-Market-Capitalist, I agree with you. Let the Zimbos sort out their own mess. Rather than running away and spreading cholera and prostitution across their borders they should dig in, find inner strength and resolve, and force Old Bob out…by whatever means.
Zambia should not send any troops in. It would be a waste of money and besides our army is not battle-tested and by all indications is poorly equipped; it could actually be subjected to an embarrassing defeat by the starcving Zimbos."
Rashid Jones…wouldn’t you say that, at this point in time, the Zimbos are the sleepiest people in Southern Africa?"
In their condemnation, the South Africans are brutal, impatient and even insulting:
You are accusing Sentletse, the ANC, Mbeki and South Africans for not taking the plight of Zimbabweans serious.
When did this become our problem, I have got bills to pay and my kids education to pay and crime to worry about.
If Zimbabweans do not take themselves seriously, why should I care. I am deeply offended by this political picanin, Tsvangarai for constantly insulting the only country that is doing something about Zimbabwe, for right or wrong South Africa is at least doing something.
You have a lot of this people roaming around our country uninvited, draining the economy of this country.
I dont care who leads that country and its politics, these people need just to get out our country and go and sort their mess in their own country.
I have had the privilege of interacting with highly educated Zimbabweans in the US and UK who are very negative about their own country and yet we are supposed to care about it.
Rubbish, my country is South Africa not Zimbabwe please."
All this from the Mail & Guardian.
Anyway, I could on and on. There fact remains that the world is beginning to ask why it is that Zimbabweans themselves seem not to care much about what is happening to them. I expect, as usual, insults will be thrown at all these people by Zimbabweans. They will all be dismissed: Zambians, Malawians, Australians, South Africans and British. Because according to Zimbabweans, we and only we are right, everybody else is wrong.
There is an interesting discussion going on at a Discussion board on the internet, with the chatting class including such people as John Makumbe. I certainly hope that this topic gets carried there and Zimbabweans for once talk about the fact that the whole world seems to be seeing what we won't see. Click here to carry this discussion to the discussion board.