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Mugabe and his cronies are the next most wanted terrorists – By TAURAI ZUVA

It is sad to note how African dictators get away with murder, torture and human rights abuses. Lately the news scene has been heavily populated with Osama Bin Laden’s death, the world’s most wanted terrorist. Yes this is completely unabated because this man is responsible for thousands of deaths and the spread of hate among many communities. However looking at dictators like Robert Mugabe, Gaddafi, Fidel Castro, King Mswati etc, these people are as bad as Osama Bin Laden if not worse.  According to Human Rights Forum, Mugabe’s government has killed or tortured and displaced more than 70,000 people. While allowing elections, he has restricted opponents’ ability to campaign and shut down media that does not support him.  As his support has slipped, Mugabe has played the race card confiscating farms owned by whites and giving them to his supporters, enforcing indigenisation and nationalising foreign-owned companies.

The love of power and wealth is surely the route of all evil. I do not understand how any normal human beings would lead a normal life knowing that behind the scenes people are being murdered, tortured, raped and terrorised. Surely if it’s for the love of wealth then why not get as much wealth and leave the political scene for the benefit of the suffering population. Dictators need to understand that the presidential crown is not a family business which has to be passed on from generation to generation. It is a full-time job that should be given to the rightful able minded individual constitutionally elected by the people of any state concerned.  Just one glance at dictators like Mugabe, any normal human being would notice how incompetent the old man has become. Zimbabwe has been under the same routine for the past 31 years.  The old rugs need to be replaced with new ones, this time has been long overdue.

As Zimbabwe turned 31 years of independence, anyone would have expected a united nation celebrating together with Zimbabweans from all corners of the world coming together. But this was not the case on Monday the 18thof April 2011. In South Africa people were marching down the streets protesting against the regime. In the UK, a lot of people gathered at the Zimbabwean embassy also protesting against the murderous regime. Even in Zimbabwe people were being forced to attend the official celebrations knowing that any resistance comes with heavy torture from the Mugabe Militia. Human rights activists have also come under immense pressure, mainly from the Law and Order Section of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, and face charges for exercising their constitutionally guaranteed human rights.


Time has now come for the international community to more than just play a wait and see game. Just like Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein who were toppled, it’s time for the International Community to put a fight against the regime before more people are killed like what is happening in Libya.

My message to Robert Mugabe and ZANU PF is simple: nothing in the world is permanent, and you would be foolish to ask for anything to last a lifetime as only the stupidest of men never change. Be very much threatened because regime change is coming along the way and it’s only a matter o f time when and how it’s going to happen. To my fellow Zimbabweans, nothing in this world lasts forever, even this suffering will come to an end and our beautiful Zimbabwe will be vibrant again. Enough is enough and let us keep the pressure on the regime and Justice will be served soon. To Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC one key to successful leadership is continuous personal change and personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.