US blocks Zim bailout…Ministers fume at meddling super power

MUSHOWETendai Mugabe Harare Bureau—
The government has castigated the United States of America for meddling in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs in a way that seeks to weaken the country’s sovereign status and reverse its successful land reform programme.
This was after the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations chairman Bob Corker wrote a letter to that country’s secretary for Treasury Jacob Lew on January 28, 2016, urging the US government to use its influence at the Bretton Woods institutions to block any new lending to Zimbabwe until the country met Washington’s preferred conditions.
The conditions were listed as restoration of the rule of law, electoral reforms, the reversal of land reform and security sector reform.
The new lending to Zimbabwe by the global financial institutions is based on the country’s international debt clearance strategy presented recently by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.
Among other conditions, Corker said any new lending to Zimbabwe should be preceded by what he called clear benchmarks for the restoration of the rule of law, credible process of accountability for missing revenue from diamonds and official acknowledgement of alleged past gross human rights abuses.
Reacting to Corker’s letter yesterday, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Chris Mushohwe said the letter confirmed attempts by the US to meddle in Zimbabwe’s internal affairs.
Minister Mushohwe said by making such absurd proposals, the US also inadvertently admitted that its sanctions on Zimbabwe were real, contrary to the claim that they were targeted.
“The letter dated January 28, 2016, by Bob Corker, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, to the US Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, concerning Zimbabwe’s efforts at clearing her arrears and securing new lines of credit from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the African Development Bank once again reveals and confirms US attempts at gross interference in the internal politics of our country, Zimbabwe, contrary to norms of international relations,” he said.
“Much worse, it reveals US control of what are supposed to be international financial institutions, including seeking regime change in independent-minded African countries like Zimbabwe.
“The statement leaves no one in doubt about the reality of country’s sanctions, contrary to claims that these are targeted, or that Zimbabwe is being denied lines of credit for failing to service its arrears.
“What lies at the heart of the US foreign policy towards Zimbabwe, is the vain hope for regime change through sanctions aggravated social conditions, which the US hopes will benefit the opposition.
“The ultimate objective is to reverse the land reform programme and to weaken Zimbabwe’s status as a sovereign, independent African state.”
Minister Mushohwe said it was also clear that the claims of re-engagement by the US were mere rhetoric.
Said Minister Mushohwe: “Much worse, it leaves the government with the impression that the impending visit by the US congressmen is a side drama bereft of any real serious constructive intentions. “Zimbabweans are reminded once more to look in other directions for economic recovery and assistance, including intensifying the Look East Policy thrust as well as concentrating on internally generated recovery through Zim-Asset.”
In his letter, Corker made it clear that he was not happy with the government of Zimbabwe as led by President Robert Mugabe.
He claimed any new lending without “reforms” could alter political dynamics in Zimbabwe and help to entrench President Mugabe’s rule.
“I write regarding reports that the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank may proceed with a process to allow for clearance of the government of Zimbabwe’s $1,9 billion in unpaid arrears to those institutions,” said Corker.
“While the willingness of a country to meet its debt obligations should normally be embraced, in this case, arrears clearance will allow for new lending to the government of Zimbabwe. Without meaningful progress toward long-awaited reforms by the Mugabe regime, new lending could significantly alter internal political dynamics and help entrench the very same individuals responsible for the economic collapse and gross human rights violations.
“This is a moment when Zimbabwe’s political future is highly uncertain but history has shown little prospect for genuine progress and great likelihood of further repression and mis-governance.
“The administration should use its voice and vote at these international financial institutions as well as its influence with creditors to ensure that any new lending to the government of Zimbabwe, including lending intended to relieve existing barriers to lending, be preceded by meaningful progress toward clear benchmarks for the restoration of the rule of law in Zimbabwe, including respect for private property, free press, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, a credible process of accountability for missing revenue from diamonds and a monitored plan for capturing future revenues and official acknowledgement of past gross human rights abuses and a demonstration that the government of Zimbabwe is prepared to make an earnest effort to remedy those abuses such as clear steps to hold accountable those responsible for the massacres of more than 20,000 people in Matabeleland in the 1980s and for the disappearance in March 2015 of human rights activist Itai Dzamara.”
Corker further said: “Current law requires the President to make a number of certifications including the restoration of the rule of law in Zimbabwe, satisfactory election conditions in that country, equitable, legal and transparent land reform and the subordination of the security force to civilian authority as the necessary conditions for a US vote in support of Zimbabwe’s arrears clearance at an international financial institution. We urge the Treasury to act quickly to raise the lack of clear meaningful governance and economic reforms with the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank and to encourage creditors to require such reforms before supporting any new lending to the government of Zimbabwe.”
Seasoned diplomat with respected acumen in international relations Cde Chris Mutsvangwa took a swipe on the stance taken by the US.
Said Cde Mutsvangwa: “This is neo-imperial nostalgia by those who still wear the garb of a by-gone era when they craved the role of masters of the universe.
“The world has since moved with the economic dominance that was the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Group of Seven in inexorable retreat. In pleasing ascendancy is the G20 that embraces global second economy China, India and other emergent economic players.
“The current re-engagement in financial diplomacy with the IMF and other Bretton Woods institutions is only possible because gritty Zimbabwe and its plucky populace have defied odds to survive and dispense with the nemesis of regime change.
“We’re not objects of the largesse of charity by tormentors turned benefactors. Lest those vindictive congressmen note, Zimbabwe is a bona fide member of the global financial community and is negotiating that which we are rightly entitled to.”

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  • ashburton grove

    remember when they didn’t need that imf/world bank money?

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut your mouth stupid

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  • Buffalojump

    Zimbabwe doesn’t need IMF / World Bank money which are funded to a great deal by the US and other western nations. I remember this being a theme some time ago.

    I remember a recent article hammering the west by the President so why does Zimbabwe even want money from organizations which are largely funded by them?

    Zimbabwe has excellent relations with the east. They are the friends and Zimbabwe will reap the benefits of these relations.

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut your mouth idiot

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    • Jojochenjera

      You are either brilliant at sarcasm or you’re downright deluded. Any updates regarding the Chinese Mega deals?

      • Buffalojump

        Thank you.

        I’m also looking for updates on all mega deals.

  • Mpisi

    African leaders like Robert Gabriel Mgodoyi are a big embarrassment to Africa , they are like little children and deserve the treatment they get from a super power like the US. Mgodoyi thinks he can charm his way around with his hands dripping with innocents citizen’s blood. The Chinese treat him like crap also, they are not giving him a penny, he has defaulted on the previous loans. Mgodoyi is in a bind, he is being shafted in every hole in his body. This Robert Mgodoyi needs to step down and stop holding zimbabweans hostage. The man is a disaster , epic failure in every facet of Zimbabwean life. This man has destroyed the aspirations of every one in Zimbabwe. Go now Robert Mgodoyi before the tables turn!

    • Lux

      Kkkk

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut it fool

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        SHUT UP MDIDI

  • koka

    even without US interference i dont think zim was going to clear the $1.8b arrears. this so called interference gives zanu excuse to say we didn’t manage to clear the arrears because of US actions. anyway its good to see that the guguraundi genocide that zanu want so badly to sweep under the carpet is rearing its head again. as we might Ndebeles always say ‘okulempondo akungeni emgodleni’ and ‘akuqili lazikhothe mhlani’. lisazo kunya lina mgaxa yezanu.
    zanumustfall

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      • musa

        scare tactics?

      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut up fool..

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut up A NUS

  • Citizen 777

    Breton Woods Institution’s decision to shun Zim’s proffered begging bowl because of the influence of a US senator’s concern about the Zim’s bad accountability, governance and human rights record cannot be translated as interference by the US in Zim’s internal affairs. After all the money in question is United States money and senator Bob Corker (a US citizen) is absolutely correct in raising concern about a US institution lending money to what the US considers as a rogue state. And in any case; why is Zim borrowing more money from the institution in question when the country is already irretrievably indebted to it. Zim would do better in trying to persuade the same institution to accept a reasonable payment plan to clear the debt or alternatively seek means of having it wiped out.

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut up fool

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      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut up stupid

    • Mahlabathi

      You are just an empty head, who view these Pink thugs as God. Americans are the worst violators of human rights across the globe – M/East , Africa etc. How stupid of you.

      • Citizen 777

        Well Hello ex-Jotham or Mahlabhati as you now like to be called! It’s been long since you last engaged me in a tussle of words. But I’m afraid that there is no change in my stance on this. Your contribution is not convincing enough. Please check that your machine is in good working order and try again!

      • Top S’gelekeqe

        Wena uyini? What about Gukurahundi sithutha?

        • Dubs

          Is it true that the paedophile Tomana is tasting his own handcuffs?

        • Mahlabathi

          The issue of Dissidents and Gukurahundi is very complex and blaming one person(s) will not help anybody in Zimbabwe. My knowledge – is as follows. The Entumabane warfare degenerated into a into what was popularly known as Dissidents. Dissidents operated for 3 good years. Killing at will and destroying properties wantonly. Many people loost theirs lives. This is a fact. When Govt. forces failed to contain the marauding Dissidents(Ex-Zipra forces). Dissidents were literaly in charge of Rural Matland/Midlands and Masvingo. Thambolenyoka/Gayigusu/ Gwesela and many others controlled these areas and no Govt. forces were seen or could operate in those areas. The Govt. in response unleashed the Gukurahundi(army) that killed as they wished. Zapu being largely a Ndebele party its followers detested Shonas and so was Zanu(PF) and its followers detested Ndebeles. The War by Dissidents was perceived as being a Ndebele war that was meant to eliminate all Shonas. When the Gukurahuindi come aboard it had the agenda of fixing Zapu(Ndebeles). That is why some narrow analyst like Top S’gelekeqe have funny theories about the extermination of Matland. For them to acknowledge that the Midlands Province suffered at the hands of Dissidents is regarded as a non-event. No amount of arm twisting real facts will change that period, take or leave it.

          • Mavulakuvaliwe

            Uyabheda wena, there’s nothing complex about it, this was genocide pure & simple! When you talk about Gukurahundi you talk about what you have read or been told by your fellow perpetrators, but we the people of Matebeleland talk about what we know because we lived it. Stick to what you know because you obviously know nothing about Gukurahundi. Bathi umenzi uyakhohlwa, umenziwa kakhohlwa, we will never forget.

          • Mahlabathi

            Uzama uku defender the Old Zapu School of thought. I know these things are I experienced them. You are side stepping real facts because you are trying to score political points, shame. I don’t need anybody to think or views issues their own way. Facts are not a preserve of the old Zapu guard. Dissidents were trained , financed and given material support by Zapu Officials , Dabengwa included. Dissidents were regarded as abafana beganga. Those who shy away from facts simple to portray the Old PF Zapu and Zanu(PF) as people with clean hands is the worst form of hypocrisy. The Dissident /Gukurahundi era could have been avoided if these organisations had behaved in a manner that befitted liberation movements. I know that there are those who think protecting the old Zapu are doing a good job, by coming up with blame others syndrome. The Dissidents I mentioned above are still with us today. Mavulakuvaliwe uboyangeka – and old man peddling falsehoods.

          • Doctor Do little

            Who ever brainwashed you done a good job.

          • Zuze

            I doubt if he has a BRAIN TO WASH.

          • Dubs

            kiKIKIKIKIKI Uyangiqeda Zuze

          • Mahlabathi

            I am rational person who believes that there two sides to a coin-: your view, my view and the facts. If ever I was brain washed -: who rinsed your brains in the sulphuric acid?.

          • Doctor Do little

            That is a very silly statement. You will defend even where those that erred admit. As for who washed my brains with sulphuric acid? Good question. 5 Brigade done that. But like all survivors I have I have beaten them as here I am bringing out what happened and arguing with a genocide denier. Anyhow inyembezi zabantu won’t go unnoticed by the creator.

          • Mahlabathi

            God is not your personal robot that changes colour according to your whims. Remember God knows all of us and our faults. Your brains in the sulphuric acid by the Brishity. As a former War veteran you murdered the Pink thugs under the guise of liberation and today you wine and dine with the same enslavers. kikikikikikikikiiiiiiiii. How contradictory. You are just swayed by events favourable to your slavery ideologies.

          • Doctor Do little

            Silly man. I have no use for what you are suggesting. I know what happened and I know who did it. You and the British you so love to talk about are insignificant. You useless genocide denier.

          • Top S’gelekeqe

            Then why didn’t you give the evidence to the Court to convict Dabengwa and Lookout Masuku? Why did you fail to provide the proof? Why didn’t you arrest Joshua Nkomo, because what you are claiming as treason and its very serious?
            You failed to provide the proof because there was non – mere claims that have no basis and no validity. The modern world does not work like that. You raided all ZAPU properties; took away files – you mean to tell me, out of all that you couldn’t even find minutes of meetings that indicated a plan to create and sponsor dissidents? There was no ways the High court could have acquitted Dabengwa and Masuku if there had been compelling evidence.
            Again in later years you failed to convince the court to convict Tswangirayi with all your Ben Manashe manufactured evidence; instead you just wasted state resources, paying out millions of scarce US dollars to foreign spies; You failed on Ndabaningi Sithole too; now you will again fail with your manufactured stories on Mujuru. Go on, keep manufacturing stupid false evidence – we will see whether that means you will rule for ever.
            You failed in your effort of creating a one party state – admit to it; hence you resorted to killing civilians, idiots!!

          • Mahlabathi

            My friend in debates you are so mixed up. You fail to understand one issue here – the reason why Dabengwa and company were released from the courts – the Govt. of that day was compelled to go for discussions that meant co-existence should prevail. That meant many issues were swept under the carpet. The world over political issues are settled through dialogue, period. That is why Joshua and Robert ended up living and working together till death. Heee Ndabaningi ,heee Mujuru, hee blablaaaabla- rubbish uzula eguswini ubamba lokhu utshiye ubambe lokhuyana- wena wafunda ngaphi. The reasoning is very pathetic. Dissidents killed people – my question on whose behalf were they doing this. Somebody benefited big time from their actions. Gukurahundi also killed for the likes of Mujuru to benefit. Mujuru called Big Joshy , names and in your wish to sound reasonable you are stating her name. Now she is a Ndebele?. How funny?. Wena ungu babhemi ntaaa.

          • Miros

            we will also never forget Entumbane!

          • Jojochenjera

            Your knowledge is as good as fiction. No, I’m sorry for insulting fiction…..it is better because we all know it’s not real.

          • Doctor Do little

            Sometimes it is better for one to be silent. The Government of the day acknowledged that there were approximately 100 dissidents operating in the areas concerned. If we divide that into the provinces and areas that 5th Brigade operated in it would amount to not more than 25 per province and 2 per area. 5th Brigade went into areas that had no dissident activities and killed people. Any army will have designated areas where the trouble would be which are called operational areas. The Whole of Matabeleland was an operational area and the orders were clear. “Exterminate with extreme prejudice”. How many dissidents were killed? This was not a war. This was an execution. You Jotham were not there. They most probably told you what they wanted you to hear. President Mugabe’s statement about “a time of madness” vindicates those who made the accusation. He all but admitted the slaughter yet little Jotham says Mugabe was lying when he said this. There are recorded documents by some members of the 5th brigade whose conciousness got the better of them. What we will do when Zimbabwe has changed is to show the world the shallow graves our people were buried in. It is only a matter of time.

          • Mahlabathi

            100 dissidents ?. You are claiming the Govt. of the day. The CCJP estimated that those who perished amounted to 20000. This was just an estimate because this organisation wanted raise alarm for the benefit of the Pink Thugs.

          • Doctor Do little

            You are being silly again. I challenge you to go to Gwayi station level crossing where a man and a woman were shot dead in public and to Mpindo and Mlagisa sidings where these thugs had their killing fields and see the proof for yourself. You won’t do that because you know nothing. Brainwashed to the core.

          • Mahlabathi

            I didn’t deny that the Gukurahundi killed people. What I will not stand is your denial that Dissidents killed people and destroyed properties. Your assumption is Dissidents never killed people. How many people died at the hands of Dissidents ?. You pretend that the likes of Gayigusu and company were carrying weapons for decorations. The issue is you are debating topical issues from an alliance stance, therefore rendering your view point worthless, shame.

          • Doctor Do little

            When did I say that? When did I deny that? Stop putting words in other peoples mouths.

          • Mahlabathi

            Recorded statements – by who?. Confessions?. I am not defending RG here. I am questioning the cleanliness of the accusers , knowing very well that in a period of civil war, rarely do you get accurate information. What society. The tendency to stage manage facts.

          • Doctor Do little

            What civil war? This is where you are lost. Do you know what civil war means? They killed unarmed civilians and you scream civil war?the definition of civil war is a war between citizens of the same country. There was no war here.

          • Mahlabathi

            Dissidents killed people. Was that not a revenge mission?. In any war they are two opposing sides. You can live in self denial because you benefited from the actions of dissidents.

          • Doctor Do little

            Don’t be an idiot. Any one that kills that much people for the sake of such a few bandits done so with intent. You just too stupid to understand that. It was never Shona verses Ndebele. It was a Government sending out the Army to assassinate people. you fool.

          • Buffalojump

            There two sides to every story and then there is the truth. You are on one side and the truth on the other.

          • Doctor Do little

            Thank you sir.

          • Top S’gelekeqe

            Nobody has ever denied the existence of what you and your Gukurahundis call dissidents. The question has always been how they came about. So called dissidents were a Mugabe/ZANU PF creation to justify eliminating PF ZAPU because they wanted a one party state. There is nothing complicated here. Evidence that points to this is as follows:
            1. The 1979 Grand Plan, the Mugabe and ZANU PF have never denied; or even attempted to investigate to disprove its authenticity as a ZANU PF document. Everything that has transpired in Matebeleland since Mugabe came to power in 1980 is exactly what that document says;
            2. The agreement which Mugabe reached with North Korea to train Gukurahundi a few months after assuming office in April 1980. How did he know there would be dissidents in future; since they only started their activities in 1982? Surely this points to something that had long been planned?
            3. The non stop provocations to the boys in assembly points by Enos Nkala and to some extent Mark Dube. These were Matebeles being used by Mugabe to spark a war; to provoke the boys into a fight which eventually led to Ntumbane 1 and 2.
            4. Nkomo’s flyover Bulawayo in a Chopper during Ntumbane encouraging peace and urging the boys to lay down their arms. If he had been responsible for their infighting, why would he then stop them if this is what he wanted?
            5. The no arrest of Joshua Nkomo; yet a very serious allegation of crimes of war had been made, amidst the usual insults, untested allegations and character assassination Joyce Mujuru style without a platform to hear him out. Where have you seen that?
            6. The two times acquittal of Dabengwa and Masuku by the High court for lack of evidence linking them to dissidents, despite ZANU PF raiding all PF ZAPU offices and properties throughout the country; confisticating files and documents;
            7. The vigorous campaign by Mugabe for a one party state as he relentlessly pursued Joshua Nkomo and PF ZAPU;
            8. The marginalisation, lack of progress and promotions complaints from former ZIPRA guys who had been integrated into the national army aimed at frustrating them out of the army;
            9. The continuous reference to ZIPRA by Mugabe and his military officers, when ZIPRA had ceased to exist and the boys had been integrated into the army and were now Mugabe’s responsibility as the Commander in Chief; not Joshua Nkomo’s responsibility;
            10. Contrary to the requirements of the Lancaster House Constitution for a multi-party democracy; the well documented one party state that PF ZAPU and Joshua Nkomo has to accept as a condition for the cessation of Gukurahundi killings in Mthwakazi; as clearly stated in the so-called 1987 Unity Accord in its first paragraphs. The Accord became the more supreme document above the national constitution!
            SO PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK. DISSIDENTS AND GUKLURAHUNDI WERE ALL A MUGABE CREATION MEANT TO ACHIEVE A ONE PARTY STATE!

          • Mahlabathi

            Wena ulomkhuhlane – always blaming others. Mugabe never created the Dissidents. You are implying that Zipra forces will turn around and further Mugabe’s interests, denigrating Joshua Nkomo. Nxa ungazi or you are deliberately side stepping issues for political gain, how stupid of you.

          • Top S’gelekeqe

            Nguwena onomkhuhlane. Mugabe created dissidents my man. How do you frustrate armed military man out of the army and you expect peace after that? That’s a simple deliberate effort of creating an armed reaction.
            Those people were part of the army; Zipra had long ceased to exist – there was no longer ZIPRA. We are talking of army men; who had a Commander in Chief in Robert Mugabe. No one else had authority over them other than Mugabe.

          • stuart

            Thank you sir for a very insightful and impartial analysis. The problem is that many so called ndebele do not take into account the atrocities that were committed by the Dissidents. To them Entumbane never happened and no one was killed! They have a conveniently short memory!

      • Jojochenjera

        Jotham, my brother…all air and fury. If the US is such a monstrous country, why are we taking the begging bowl over there? And could you please update us on the Chinese ‘Megadeals’…

      • Buffalojump

        Jotham, Jotham, Jotham when does a country have the right to tell the another they must bail me out. The US which you hate does not have to bail Zimbabwe out.

        Zimbabwe must sit back and ask if the continuous attack and hate for the west is beneficial for the people of Zimbabwe. Not all African countries take this approach and development has occured in those countries.

        But as an independent country Zimbabwe must determine the direction. How is it working so far?

        • Mahlabathi

          ……… development has occurred in those countries?. which countries are those?. Kikikikikikikiiiiiiiiii. You mean lip service development in South Africa. Ingqondo zabanye abantu madoda.

    • Observer gonzo

      We may actually be interfering with USA sovereign right to determine how they use THEIR MONEY. But why are we giving away our resources to China then go to the WEST for Debt relief, balance of payment support and AID (hospitals, schools, food)?

  • musa

    how can it be zimbabwe’s internal affairs when it’s zimbabwe which is begging for money? look elsewhere for money & stop bothering the owners of that money. he who pays the piper calls the tune.

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      • musa

        ok

      • Mairosi Chibhanguza

        Shut up fool.

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      • musa

        quaking in my boots

    • Mahlabathi

      Kikikikiikiiiiiiiiii, you are just a stupid analyst.

      • musa

        mahlabathi aka jotham. even if you change your name you can’t change your mentality & responses. #ingrained

        • Mahlabathi

          If you are deliberately avoid certain issues because you have an agenda to achieve- I will assist you by mentioning/remind you of the those areas you detest so much. Life is never a one way street always bear that in mind.

          • musa

            whatever jotham!

          • Mahlabathi

            You used to be a rational commentator – what happened , man?.

          • Zuze

            What is rational to you wena gwababa?

          • Mahlabathi

            Wena ke ?. UXamu ongela nhloni.

          • Zuze

            The way I see it the only person with an agenda is you. You need to keep toilet paper to wipe your mouth every time you speak ngoba ukuluma uthuvi.

          • Mahlabathi

            Agenda?. kikikikikiikikikiiiiiiii. I don’t have any , my friend ?. Sengibulawa zimbambo. kikkikikikiiiiiiiiii. My responses are as a result of the way you talk, simple as that.

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  • kk

    Please release Mr Bob Corker ‘ s full report! He is talking a lot of sense, and has solutions to our problems too! He is a true friend of Zimbabwe!

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  • Mbla

    land issue is an untouchable area we would rather all die than to let our land go the oppresser.If someboby recovered his stolen property from the thief can he return it to the thief.Our land was stolen and we recovered it thats all.Keep your countries and we will keep our Zimbabwe.How many people are being killed in these countries who act as prefects on human rights.What rights are they taking about when in their own country gun shooting is an order of the day.Leave us Zimbabweans to manage our affairs.We dont enslave our self because of money NEVER

    • Top S’gelekeqe

      Go ahead and die and leave American money alone!!

    • Mpisi

      Then stop b*tching and pay up what you owe and keep your land. Mombeshora is now back pedalling on the land issue he reluctantly is calling back white farmers and offering them leases, which is crap. He needs to bite the bullet and return ownership rights , not this crap he is trying to do. White Zimbabweans are citizens of this country, born right here in Zimbabwe, they are no less citizen as the divisive Robert Gabriel Mgodoyi will like us to believe.This restoration of property rights cuts in the very core of what Mgodoyi has wanted to be his legacy of grabbing the land from citizens who were putting it to good use to a bunch of idiots who did not need it in the first place. The majority of the Zimbabweans want jobs not farms. Robert Mgodoyi’s policy on land has blown up in his face , he has found out the hard way that he has kicked himself in the butt. He is like a child throwing tantrums and leaving with his toys. Now he is down on all four being shafted big time from behind.

  • Mixed Race

    If our look east policy is paying off why then should we worry about these institutions!!!!! Our ministers like to claim that they know too much when they are really exposing their poor understanding of international issues and they try to fool people like @vicious…! It is funny to hear them praising countries like China ,India and other countries when current statistics show the opposite.They should wake up and accept that these countries through their so-called BRICS policy anr facing real problems because oil prices have declined heavily and they are likely to continue due to the lifting of sanctions on Iran.This country will produce now oil to flood the market because they need revenue to pay for it fleet of new aircrafts and other projects.Do you think Iran will worry about Zim now??South Africa is now becoming a poor trading country as its Rand is no longer reliable,so BRICS has more problems than benefits.Brazil has its own problems caused by ZIKA disease and Russia its involvement in the Syrian war and poor oil prices.At the moment BRICS is powerless to help third world countries.

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      • Mahlabathi

        Umgaxa lo ubolile, shame.

        • vicious aggressive tactic

          !!

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    • Doctor Do little

      I have always valued your contribution but this is even more simple and factual. Who will listen to us? You don’t have to like someone to trade with them neither do you have to insult them at every turn. Iran will always be wary of the West but as you say they will LOOK WEST since the sanctions are now lifted. I have yet to see a country that benefited in trade with China. China always benefits. Anyhow well said.

      • Mpisi

        Well said.

    • Mpisi

      Talking about the zika virus , I don’t know if Zimbabwe is taking it serious seeing WHO has declared it an International Emergency. Mgodoyi’s govt is busy with useless factions instead of taking steps to inform the nation on this hot international issue. We don’t know if anyone is traveling back and forth to affected countries and what are we supposed to do. What are the measures we should be taking to prevent this terrible horrible virus.

      • Mixed Race

        It really scares me to think of what will happen if these Olympics sports are held in Brazil.Sometimes I am mentally forced to believe that we are are now approaching the End Times written in the Holy Bible.There are too many diseases around us we have no cure for and we waste our limited resources on trivial issues like parties and travels.The way this zika virus spreads, is faster than the ibola because one single mosquito can bite many people per day.Some countries have already advised their sports members to make their own decisions, to attend the games in Brazil.

        • Mpisi

          Tough times .I have my fears if the virus were to affect Zimbabwe with our illegitimate govt in shambles. I see some affected countries and some which are not affected are moving swiftly with speed to address the zika virus problem. Some countries have stopped blood doners from donating blood until they have some way of screening the blood. Looks like Zimbabwe hasn’t had a case yet may be this is an opportune window to build up blood stocks. But the butt holes are busy with their stupid factions and stealing instead of advising the nation.

  • blarazonke

    If we keep on taking land from white rhodesians and give it to well connected British doctors, then there is no rule of law. Kkkkkkk, Chinamasa must kicking his own buttt.

  • Ijaha LeManxeleni

    Where are Diamond revenues?Is that a bad question to ask. Gross human rights violations.Who is bull-dozing houses and throwing people into the streets/Where is that Dzamara fellow?How many farmers have been driven off their lands simply because some politician want the farm. The US may be very very bad but on this one they have my support. And where did all the debt money go:German sedans,endless freign trips you thought money grew on trees liphambene nxaaaa!

  • Top S’gelekeqe

    Excellent. This is good news. Not until Gukurahundis bend; and bend they will!!

  • Public Knowledge

    Here is a copy of the letters demands:
    “A) Clear benchmarks for the resoratuon of law of the rule of law in Zimbabwe, including respect for private property, free press, freedom of speech and freedom of Assembly
    B) A credible process of accountability for missing revenues from diamonds and a monitored plan for capturing future revenues; and
    C) Official acknowledgement of past gross human rights abuses and a demonstration that the Government of Zimbabwe is prepared to make earnest effort to remedy those abuses, such as clear steps to hold accountable those responsible for the mass murders of 20,000 people in Matabeleland in the 1980s and the disappearance of human rights activist Itai Dzamara in March 2015″

    “Current law requires the President (Mugabe) to make a number of certifications including the restoration of the rule of law in Zimbabwe, satisfactory election conditions in that country; equitable, legal, TRANSPARENT LAND REFORM; and the subordination of security the force to civilian authority as the necessary conditions for a US vote in support of Zimbabwe’s arrears being cleared at an international financial institution ”

    • Buffalojump

      Thank you for the information but many don’t want to be confused with facts because the minds are already made up.

  • Piper

    Serve the thieving beggars right-they just want to get hold of the money to put it away into their private accounts and splash on holidays in the Far East

  • Mpisi

    Look at what Mgodoyi is doing to the citizens.

    http://www.bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-81893.html

  • clement moyo

    These are the reforms that will stop Zanu PF from ruling forever and once they are ignored Zimbabwe will toil for decades and decades. Who doesn’t want the rule of law so that his rights are protected, who doesn’t want security sector reforms so that all security forces answer to the state and not Zanu PF and electoral reforms so that you can choose leaders of your liking knowing elections were fair and free from inteference by any force whatsoever.

  • Mixed Race

    Dear Chronicle Management,I want to salute you for removing comments from the contributor @vicious…..because he/she was just a trouble causer full of total ignorance.Your forum should be open to people who really want to transform our society with their civil contributions .Keep the good work to improve your local forum.

  • clement moyo

    Mahlabathi if you don’t know you ask my bro. The Gukurahundi massacre was planned in London in 1978. When we got so called independent in 1980 North Korea was tendered to carry out the plot to finish and they did. So insiuations of escalations of what and what are unfounded – the aim was to eliminate Zapu and kill Joshua Nkomo.