Breaking News

UK deporting Zimbabweans on Tsvangirai's rhetoric

by Tendai Kwari
11 February 2013 | 5116 Views
I am saddened by the news that the United Kingdom Border Agencies is deporting Zimbabweans basing on the rhetoric that "Morgan Tsvangirai recommended that Zimbabweans should go back home and help rebuild Zimbabwe."

Many Zimbabweans are eking out a living in neighbouring countries like South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and others as far as United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and America. How can one ask diasporas to go back home before violence is denounced by the major political parties in the GNU?

Morgan Tsvangirai cannot guarantee their safety, especially with a major election coming soon. It would be hypocritical for Morgan Tsvangirai to point out that Zanu-PF is still violent, and at the same time, calling out for diasporas go home. This is an own goal, Zanu-PF can now easily claim that Zimbabwe is non-violent and conducive to a free and fair election as Tsvangirai sees it fit to call diaporas back home.

What plans has the GNU got for the diasporas if they return home? One must hold a Zanu-PF card to benefit from some of the schemes being championed by Zanu-PF, such as indigenisation. Maybe the Honourabe Kasukuwere should out reach and outline what he has for the diasporas.

Many Zimbabweans in the diasporas have acquired both academic and professional skills throughout the years. How is the GNU going to pay their salaries? The GNU cannot pay all the doctors and nurses practicing abroad, that is, if they come home.

The education sector is collapsing by the day and will not be able to employ all the over seas based professionals in education. The industries and factories are shut. Our own mining sector is run and controlled by the Chinese and Zanu-PF heavy weights. Unemployment is running at unprecedented levels.

Many diasporas fled the country after becoming victims of violence perpetuated by Zanu-PF thugs and for Tsvangirai to call them back home; with impending elections is tantamount to betrayal. Many were raped and tortured because they were MDC supporters.

We know that voter apathy is prevalent in Zimbabwe politics at the moment. After years of looting, corruption and politics of patronage, Zimbabweans do not trust their politicians. Voter apathy is bad news for Morgan Tsvangirai.

He wants people to go back home and vote for him. Is it not the same Tsvangirai who recently endorsed a final draft constitution that does not give diasporas a right to vote and have dual citizenship; yet, he wants their vote.

It is unfortunate that in Zimbabwe, we have failed to come up with a viable third force to challenge both Zanu-PF and MDCs. After five years in the GNU, these two political parties are becoming one and the same thing. None of the two parties has got the interest of the people at heart other than enriching themselves.




Zanu-PF's liberation mantra does not appeal to our generation, any more. We all can not be a nation of war veterans or liberation fighters. The CHANGE mantra of MDC is fading as well and our hope lies in our own hands.

We have got the capacity to make a REAL change in Zimbabwe; as long as we are prepared to come together and work for a better Zimbabwe. My heart bleeds, true democracy will never come if we are all a nation of arm chair revolutionaries and critiques. We must actively get involved in the affairs of our country.

------------
Tendai Kwari is the spokesperson for Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn in the UK

Deportation


Disclaimer:
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Source: Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn in the UK

Should airtime and street vendors pay the $1 a day State levy?

Yes
11.33%
No
82.53%
Desperation
6.14%
847

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

IMF delegation to visit Zimbabwe - An International Monetary Fund (IMF...

by Staff Reporter | 30 August 2014 | 657 Views

Zanu PF will continue to lead Zimbabwe says Mujuru

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1389 Views

Honorable Minister Nhema home, with us - Zimbabwe has almost metamorp...

by Zisunko Ndlovu | 30 August 2014 | 1980 Views

14 year-old arrested for sex with cow - A 14-YEAR-OLD Headlands boy w...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1561 Views

Zipra veterans, Umkhonto WeSizwe seek stronger ties - Zipra veterans ...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1090 Views

Mugabe is destroying not saving Zanu-PF - President Robert Mugabe has ...

by Tawanda Majoni | 30 August 2014 | 1404 Views

White farm attack victims praise Zimbabwe cops - The family of Dave an...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1836 Views

Robert Mugabe suspicious of his army generals - President Robert Mugab...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 2646 Views

Masomere send a bold message to Dynamos - NEW How Mine coach Luke "Vah...

by Paul Mundandi | 30 August 2014 | 1517 Views

Bosso players meet fans

by Ricky Zililo | 30 August 2014 | 2121 Views

Zimbabwe tops on child marriages - Zimbabwe is among top countries in ...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1658 Views

Limpopo Bridge toll fees increased - Motorists travelling to South Afr...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 2252 Views

4,000 Zimbabweans languish in SA prisons - Close to 4 000 Zimbabweans ...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 2773 Views

Man loses tooth in fight over dirty pots - A FIGTREE man has been sent...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 30 August 2014 | 1491 Views

'Zanu-PF to honour election promises' - THE Minister of Justice, Legal...

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 30 August 2014 | 2133 Views

Bank official swindles teachers of $4 600 - SIX Harare teachers allege...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1745 Views

Zanu-PF MP in adulterous storm - ZANU-PF legislator for Mhondoro-Ngezi...

by Prosper Dembedza | 30 August 2014 | 2137 Views

Zimbabwe MPs steal from each other - Members of Parliament are stealin...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 1321 Views

Bulawayo honours Payne - The Bulawayo City Council has given befitting...

by Staff reporter | 30 August 2014 | 960 Views

Senior Zanu-PF official up for assault - LOSING Zanu-PF candidate for ...

by Fungai Lupande | 30 August 2014 | 1242 Views

Varsity student kidnaps, rapes girl, 3 - A MIDLANDS State University s...

by Timothy Makohliso | 30 August 2014 | 1540 Views

Thabitha Khumalo eyes MDC-T chair post - MDC-T Bulawayo East legislato...

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 30 August 2014 | 989 Views

South Africa turns away truck drivers over Ebola - SOUTH African immig...

by Thupeyo Muleya | 30 August 2014 | 1792 Views

Zanu-PF VP fight and the Unity Accord - TRUE unity between the liberat...

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 30 August 2014 | 1023 Views

Tourists in grisly find - THE skeletal remains of a Bulawayo man who w...

by Sifundiso Ndlovu | 30 August 2014 | 1524 Views

Entertainment

ZBC receives TV programmes from South Korea - The Korean Ambassador to...

by Staff Reporter | 29 August 2014 | 1650 Views

Roki cancels SA show

by Sophia Chese | 29 August 2014 | 1537 Views

Zimbabwe Got Talent on the cards - CHINESE Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ...

by Staff reporter | 28 August 2014 | 1430 Views

Tuku to Deliver Inaugural Hugh Masekela Lecture

by Staff Reporter | 28 August 2014 | 1659 Views

Controversy over Bev's album - Newly-appointed Msasa Bricks Ambassador...

by Staff reporter | 27 August 2014 | 2182 Views

Viewers slam 'sub-standard' ZBCtv program - VARIOUS ZBCtv viewers have...

by Staff reporter | 27 August 2014 | 2236 Views

John Legend cancels Zimbabwe show

by Showbiz Reporter | 27 August 2014 | 4504 Views

Macheso's yet to be released album sold on Harare streets - Pirates ha...

by Staff reporter | 26 August 2014 | 3134 Views