If Good Men Do Nothing - Evil Will Prevail

WE STAND FOR

 

● Human Rights    ● Rule of Law    ● Justice    ● Property rights for all

“During President Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power, he presided over the brutal repression of political opponents, established a culture of impunity for himself and his cronies, and his government implemented a series of policies that have had disastrous consequences for his people.”

Amnesty International – 4 December 2017

Former President Mugabe’s 37-year presidency was characterised by:

  • Human rights abuses:

    • State security agents and militia main perpetrators

    • Pre-and post election violence

    • Torture, harassment, intimidation and murder of opposition members

    • Military crack-downs and police brutality

    • Imprisonment of journalists and activists

 

  • Destruction of the rule of law:

    • Interference in criminal justice system

    • Immunity from prosecution for ZANU PF/armed forces

    • Illegal invasions of white-owned commercial farms

    • Police collusion/no assistance for farmers and farm workers

 

  • Denial of justice:

    • Victims of human rights abuses denied access to justice

    • Commercial farmers and farm workers denied access to justice

    • 70,000 farm workers assaulted by militia and forced to abandon their homes

    • Dispossessed/brutalised commercial farmers received no compensation

    • ZANU PF elite, judges and others stole farms with impunity

  • Destruction of property rights:

    • All agricultural land (commercial and resettlement) nationalised

    • Destruction of commercial agriculture led to chronic food shortages

    • And to the collapse of the agro-based economy

Emmerson Mnangagwa was a key member of President Mugabe’s elite

Mr Mnangagwa was a key member of the ruling party elite throughout President Mugabe’s 37-year tenure. He has also masterminded and implemented Mr Mugabe’s ruthless strategies to remain in power, notably:

 

  • 1982-1987: The Gukurahundi massacres of the Ndebele people

  • 2000: The violent farm invasions

  • 2002: Fraudulent elections / violence and intimidation

  • 2005: Operation Murambatsvina:  The mid-winter bulldozing of urban homes to destroy the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party’s urban power base

  • May-June 2008: The brutal presidential run-off election violence

  • 2013: Fraudulent elections through mass-scale rigging

 

 

The reality is that the System has yet to change

"What does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Micah 6 v 8

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