- I have warned for some months that a number of people
have foreseen that Mugabe would use food as a weapon. Mugabe is a commie.
And like Stalin, he is going to DELIBERATELY STARVE PEOPE TO DEATH. His
aim being to st arve those who opposed him to death. Nice touch eh? The
man is a mass murderer, and as an ex-Rhodesian myself, I am proud to say
we fought tooth and nail to keep him out and we never handed power to him.
Bishop Muzorewa, the black man we put in power was the guy who as foolish
enough to cave into commie demands and he held an election in 1980 wherein
Mugabe cheated and came to power. So, let the record be set straight that
we whites said from the beginning he was a maniac.
- As I said on the Zimbabwe Election radio shows you invited
me to do - this thing is by no means over. Wait, the WORST is yet to come...
it is going to be very bad... Wait and see how many black people will starve
to death in droves because of this man. (Oh, and we South African Tax Payers
are helping to prop this man up thanks to the orders of our President).
- Uncle Bob (Robert Mugabe) is sure ending his life in
style. He will be burning in Hell for a very long time...
- Some MDC Mugabe Opponents Buried Alive
In 'Bush Pits' For Weeks ZANU-PF Retribution
- By Tim Reid
The Times - London
- President Mugabe, emboldened by his election victory
and angered by suspension from the Commonwealth, has unleashed his own
form of ethnic cleansing across swaths of rural Zimbabwe. Thirty thousand
people have been forced to flee their homes and entire "blacklisted"
villages have been cut off from the food supply. Thousands of incidents
of rape, torture, murder, kidnap and arson have been reported to human
rights groups and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.
- The wave of terror far exceeds the brutality witnessed
before this month's vote, and before Zimbabwe was suspended from the Commonwealth
for a year. In Mberengwa East district alone, in the Midlands province,
5,000 MDC supporters have fled in the face of reprisals. The internal refugee
crisis has escalated so dramatically that earlier this week the Amani Trust,
the Zimbabwean human rights group, applied to the United Nations and the
Red Cross for tented villages to be set up in the capital, Harare, where
the majority of people have fled, but was turned down.
- Some MDC supporters have been buried alive for weeks
in "bush pits", with the so-called "war veterans" and
youth militia demanding information from them on the Opposition. Before
the election Zenny Dube, 27, an MDC polling agent in Nkayi, Matabeleland
North, was buried alongside two colleagues in a bush pit, covered in logs
and branches, then weighed down with soil. He was kept there for three
weeks. "They gave us water every three days," he said yesterday.
"They wanted to know everything about the MDC, who were members, where
they lived. They said they wanted us to die because we were selling Zimbabwe
out to the white man."
- One of the three, Thembeni Ndebele, is almost certainly
dead. Suffering from malaria, he was removed from the pit after two weeks
and has not been seen since. Mr Dube, a structural engineer, was dumped
in the bush and left for dead.
- President Mugabe's campaign against white farmers has
intensified. More than 20 farmers in the Esigodini district, an irrigated
dairy area south of Bulawayo, fled their properties yesterday, having been
given until today to leave. Black workers on one of the farms were then
beaten unconscious. In Matabeleland North, Farmers on 60 properties have
been handed the same ultimatum, with some deciding to quit but most standing
- The Amani Trust estimates that up to 30,000 people have
been forced from their villages since Mr Mugabe was declared the victor
in the presidential election on March 14. The President's "war veterans"
and youth militia - the feared teenage "Green Bombers" paid to
spread terror - have been on the rampage across most of rural Mashonaland
and Midlands province, where Mr Mugabe enjoys his strongest support, singling
out whole villages suspected of being sympathetic to the MDC.
- In the Midlands area of Gokwe, women and teenage girls
have been raped by regular soldiers and Zanu PF militia, the trust says.
Young girls have been forced to perform humiliating sexual acts in public.
"Whole villages are being declared MDC and anyone living there is
being targeted," Shari Eppel, an Amani Trust veteran, said. She issues
a report today detailing a litany of rape, murder, beatings and torture
carried out since the election.
- "Food is being blatantly used as a political weapon,"
she said. "Even if you have money you cannot buy maize if you are
declared an MDC supporter. There are entire villages in Mberengwa East
where 'war veterans' are diverting maize supplies to the homes of local
chiefs who support Zanu PF. You can only buy maize through the chief and
whole villages have been blacklisted." She said that she received
a report yesterday of two children in Tsholotsho, north of Bulawayo, starving
to death. Lorryloads of maize have been driven from the area's Mataga depot
to the chiefs' homesteads. MDC supporters are barred from buying it, while
it is being sold to Zanu PF supporters for Z$1,300 (£10) for 110lb.
- The full scale of the torture and murder of MDC polling
agents is also just beginning to emerge. In Gokwe, James Nevana, 32, an
MDC polling agent, was abducted the day that voting ended and taken to
a youth militia camp. He had bicycle spokes poked through his genitals
and was forced to drink poison. The MDC estimates that ten agents have
been murdered since the polls closed. Ms Eppel said: "Mugabe's terror
machine has been dramatically stepped up since the election, and especially
since the Commonwealth decision. He is sending out the message that he
is going to do what he wants, whatever the outside world thinks. People
here are very depressed, and there is enormous insecurity."