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Tsvangirai Returns To Zimbabwe

Morgan Tsvangirai, who most probably won the election held for president this March, returned home from his self imposed exile in South Africa to a nation which is bset by government organized gang activitie that beat, torture and even kill political opponents. Many members of his MDC party are disappointed Tsvangirai remained in South Africa while the campaign of terror envelops the nation, but he has indicated returning would have led to his death at the hands of government thugs.It is estimated mor ethan 30 MDC party supporters and officials have been murdred by government sponsored “war veterans” whose only goal is to intimidate people either to vote for President Mugabe or not to vote.

Tsvangirai visited victims of the brutality and discovered that most hospitals in the nation are reporting dozens of cases of individuals who have suffered broken arms or legs at the hands of Mugabe goons. Tsvangirai went immediately to the funeral of activist Tonderai Ndira who was tortured and then killed by Mugabe supporters.

Electoral Violence Escalates In Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe lost an election for the first time in his life and his efforts to ensure that never again occurs has resulted in an escalation of violence within Zimbabwe as thugs and goons for his Zanu-PF party roam the land beating and even killing those who oppose his election. Agustino Zacarias, speaking for the UN, said new levels of violence are now present in the nation. “These incidents of violence are occurring in communal farming and urban areas and there are indication that the level of violence is escalating in all these areas and could reach crisis levels.” He said the evidence is clear of “an emerging pattern of political violence indicated mainly, but not exclusively, on rural supporters of the MDC(Movement for Democratic Change).”

Government directed attacks are being waged aganst human rights workers, election monitors and others who seek to create a democratic society. Morgan Tsvangirai, head of the MDC, has called for access to the electoral process by outside observers, a desire which will most probably be denied by Mugabe since the last thing on his agenda is allowing the outside world to observe his brutality.

The only hope for a democratic run-off election lies with the Southern African Development Community, but, so far, it has been unable to shift Mugabe into a position which would allow outside observers.

Cowardly President Mbeki Denies Zimbabwe Crisis!

Post election violence in Zmbabwe continues as President Mugabe thugs beat up innocent people whose crime is voting the wrong way, but South African President Thabo Mbeki insists there is no crisis in that nation. In a direct contradiction to the leader of the nation, his own party, the African National Congress bluntly said: “it regards the situation in Zmbabqwe as a crisis with negative cosnequences fr the SA Development Community region.” There is widespread feeling in South Africa their president has embarrassed the entire nation by his cowardly comments that ignore the plight of the Zimbabwe people.

Violence in Zimbabwe has escalated as government Zanu-PF militias, with the help of army units, have been going into communities and beating up people who support the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. Gangs of youth militia and “war veterans” armed with sticks and clubs and knives are entering homes, assualting people, burning down houses and creating havoc in order to get across the point everyone must vote for Mugabe or face the consequences.

South Africa for years secured support from the world community in its fight to obtain freedom from white rule. It is a sad commentary that today, yesterday’s heroes have become today’s cowards.