Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights March to Parliament to hand over a demand for the release of Jestina Mukoko, who is being secretly held in the government's efforts to build a case for Mugabe's insurgency conspiracy case
There are things we now wonder about. Such as, if the talks had not been held under such security and secrecy, would the people not have made their voices heard throughout? Would they have written to newspapers and in blogs that Tsvangirai should not sign that agreement until he knew exactly what he would get in the GNU? Would that not have given him pause for thought? Would that have averted the crisis we now face, the unnecessary deaths we witness, the wanton infliction of pain on innocent and honest people?
Still, it appears we may be about to maintain our 100% success rate. I bet that State of Emergency does not look so far-fetched anymore.
But one wonders: Is Sikhanyiso Ndlovu an idiot? What government does he work for anyway, even by ZANU PFs own illegitimate standards? What is this nonsense he is spewing?: "When some people are taken by the police for investigations, then their relatives say they have been abducted." I thought his "government's" police just denied that they have Jestina Mukoko in any of their cells? Did he coordinate his lies with Mugabe and that rotund smiling man who are in control of this whole insurgency plot story? Does he know what the word contradiction means?
A source within the MDC also confirmed to me today that Gandi Mudzingwa and Dennis Murira were indeed sent by the party to Serbia, but this was to be trained in how to carry out mass action and not any sort of armed insurgency as Mugabe seems to dream. So, yes, it appears we are about to be sold a dummy by the dictator. Mugabe, when cornered, is frighteningly ruthless and relentless.. And can he keep a grudge! Ndabaningi Sithole, the founder of ZANU was ostracised for life, arrested and charged with plotting to knock off Mugabe and, in death, vindictively denied a hero status that the whole nation thought he should have got. So the story below (yesterday's post on Jestina) is only but a peak at how the dummy is being sewn together. Mugabe is determined to pull it off. Minister Motormouth may have been sent to rattle the opposition ranks, or it may well be that he suffered a temporary neurological coordination problem, technically known as speaking before you think.
Mugabe himself was in high spirits at State House today, telling a ZANU PF Politburo member that the MDC is now finished. "Regional stability was under threat, it was going to be bigger than RENAMO and very well funded, you know" At one point, he is said to have simply said of the MDC and the negotiating process, "Oh, it's over."
I told you we were in the end game.
In Budiriro, he also spoke to a family of young boys, aged between 9 and 18 who told him both their grandparents, who had been looking after than after their parents died, had also died at the beginning of the cholera epidemic (it is always the old and the very young who are the most vulnerable). Their 21 year old brother has since gone to South Africa and has only managed to send money for food once in that time. Another tragedy created by a government that even as late as last week, was refusing to acknowledge that this disaster was a national emergency.
Dr Makoni was also shown the sewage-infested stream where the residents have dug and claimed waterholes. These are guarded by children who, as a result, have been missing school.
From Budiriro, Dr Makoni went to Gazaland Shopping Centre, where he witnessed a deplorable sight, with the entire Centre basically overflowing with streams of sewage.