Category Archives: Zimbabwe

Human Rights = Get Out of Jail Free Card

Wayne Bishop and his brood

One hopes that unlike poor vision; idiocy and criminality do not run in Wayne Bishop's family

BBC News – Jailed burglar Wayne Bishop freed to care for children

A burglar from Nottingham has been freed from jail on appeal so he can care for his five children.

Wayne Bishop, 33, was jailed for eight months for breaking into a rugby club and crashing into a police car.

Well after only serving six weeks inside, this criminal has been let off, so that he can look after his children. Now every criminal in the land is ringing their solicitor to see if they can also use this unbelieveable defence for their criminality.

Once again it begs the question as to just whose rights, the so called Human Rights Laws are protecting? If the state really had any concern for the rights of the children, they’d have taken them into care. 

The bespectacled miscreant has demonstrated to his children that actions don’t really have serious consequences as long as one has a lot of children and no job. 

Murders, Terrorists and Torturers Welcome!

This comes in the same week that a HIV positive former Mugabe torturer is told that he cannot be deported back to Zimbabwe, as that too would breach his human rights! Ironic seeing as he had scant regard for anyone else’s human rights as he pulled their teeth out and otherwise tortured and killed them – for years! 

It is also shocking that he came to the UK on a visitor visa eleven years ago and has been leaving here even since, and only recently has the Government naively tried to deport him. Does anyone ever get deported from Britain? 

It seems that in Britain, you can stay no matter what heinous crimes you have committed, or what danger you pose the ever decreasing innocent members of British society. Is there another country anywhere in the world that behaves in this way? 

Zimbabwe

I hate politicians. They claim to be carrying out a community service, doing it for the good of the people, when in reality they are lining their own pockets and getting off on the power. Let’s face it, if they were really that community minded, they’d do it for free. I can’t say the same about politicians in Zimbabwe though, the oppositions ones at least.

Arresting the leader of the opposition is one thing, banning rallies and adverts is, well to be expected in Zimbabwe, but beating to death the wives (yes wives, plural), of the opposition is just sick and a terrible price to pay for being a politician.

“The wife of the unofficial mayor of Harare was so badly beaten that her brother-in-law struggled to identify the body. Abigail Chitoro, 27, was dragged from her home with her four-year-old son before a mob firebombed the house.”

Daily Mail

This farce has to end, the election is pointless; assuming that the police do not stand over the electorate whilst they cast their vote and Tsvangirai wins, it won’t make any difference. Mugabe and the Zanu PF have demonstrated clearly that they will not cede power to anyone else. If Tsvangirai, by some miracle, still manages to win, he won’t live 24 hours let alone take power.

Enough is enough, Mugabe had his chance to play fair, he hasn’t and now five million Zimbabweans are facing starvation, hundreds are dead and the ones causing the problem are not going anywhere.

The AU is a waste of time, most African nations are either corrupt, dictatorships or both. They are hardly likely to criticise Mugabe when their own houses are in such a poor state, albeit better hidden.

They’ll also never agree to allow UN or EU peacekeepers or any form of military into Zimbabwe as it will set a precedent, in other words it might encourage the UN or EU to make a job of it and clear up the whole continent.

Mugabe does his best to thwart any intervention by using emotive phrases such as ‘colonial masters’, and by praying that other African nations will block any attempt by a European power to step foot into Africa again but there is a limit and I am sure that in the next week he will cross it.

Mugababe wins landslide victory!

There are some people that you just have to admire, and Morgan Tsvangirai is one of them. Only a fool would run against Robert Mugabe, it is akin to volunteering to run against Stalin. Tsvangirai knows he is in for a tough time, and we are not talking mud slinging, he may very well lose his life in this election.

The phrase hiding to nothing just doesn’t quite cover it, but that is precisely what it is. His arrest recently and him being banned from campaigning is just the start, and he knows it, he has been here before. The intimidation, the beatings and whatever else that Mugabe has in store, Morgan Tsvangirai has decided to go through it all again, even though the votes have already been counted and headlines already been written. Mugabe will not allow Tsvangirai to win, but still he campaigns, you have to admire his pluck.

At 56 he’s no spring chicken, you’d think he’d have given up and made the best of the years he has left and no one would blame him, he’s lucky to be alive. In 1997 three of Mugabe’s pals popped round to see Tsvangirai in his office and engage in a spot of defenestration, fortunately for Morgan, he’s not a small bloke.

Morgan after a beatingMorgan Tsvangirai after a beating

He got a serious beating last year and would probably have been killed had not Edward Chikombo smuggled out some footage of Morgan in a brutalised state. Mugabe thanked Edward Chikombo for bringing it to the worlds attention, by having him abducted and executed.

It’s easy for us in the west to sit back and shake our heads over the situation in Zimbabwe, but there are people like Edward Chikombo and Morgan Tsvangirai that are risking their lives simply by opposing Mugabe. 43 opposition activists have been killed since March. Yet despite the danger they still carry on.

They won’t win, and they know it, but they are vainly hoping that someone, sooner or later will step in and sort this mess out and help Zimbabwe get back to how it was. Unfortunately I think that the Mugabe opposition are a little optimistic. The only help they are going to get is a few stern words about Mugabe’s actions.

Proof is in the recent attack on British diplomats, Miliband responded by saying:

“We have to be concerned obviously about British staff, but we also have to be concerned that intimidation does not become the order of the day in the run-up to 27 June.”

What a toothless Lion we have become. Britain has a responsibility to Zimbabwe, after all as Mugabe said in his speech at the UN food summit in Rome, Britain is the former colonial masters, and we are displeased with the current master, the man that Britain helped put in charge.

Many Zimbabweans were born when Zimbabwe was under British rule, we are not talking colonial times here, but the 1980s. Britain needs to take action, we have far more of an obligation to bring about regime change in Zimbabwe than Iraq, yet Britain does nothing.

It is the fear of being labelled imperialist, colonialists that stays the Government hand I am sure, but I don’t think many Zimbabweans would say that things were worse under the British than they are today. Many are probably asking or praying that Britain invades.

If the British Government was waiting to see if Mugabe could be voted out democratically, then they are deluding themselves, as the recent banning of aid workers and the banning of opposition rallies has proven. Mugabe is not going to release his grip on Zimbabwe. The beatings and the killings have no doubt already begun, and Mugabe has made sure that no one outside of Zimbabwe is able to witness his re-election campaign.