Mugabe is selling out his country to the Chinese
in order to cling to power...
Mugabe has "yellow fever".
MUGABE HAS YELLOW FEVER
The West has done nothing to stem the tide of
human rights abuse in Zimbabwe and
Chinese influence in a destabilized region.
Zimbabwe's New Colonialists
Robert Mugabe begins selling off his country to curry favor with the Chinese
by Roger Bate, Weekly Standard, May 25, 2005
Harare: PARAMILITARY UNITS armed with batons, riot shields, and tear gas patrolled main roads in Zimbabwe's capital last weekend as police warned they would not tolerate protests against their crackdown on street trading -- the only livelihood for thousands of poor township dwellers.
The police, under direct orders from Didymus Mutasa, the head of the secret police (Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organization), have brutally removed any competition to Chinese traders whose shops have sprung up around the capital over the past few years. Mutasa said law and order had to be preserved and Harare's Police Chief, Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka, said 9,653 people were arrested in the five-day blitz on street vendors, flea market stalls, and other informal businesses.
This crackdown appears to be part of an orchestrated pro-China initiative. Mutasa, who is now overseeing the distribution of land to the Chinese, would not comment on charges that the Mugabe regime is giving tobacco farming land to the Chinese in exchange for war planes and other arms. What is certain is that the Zimbabwean government is buying these arms and the only imminent threat to Mugabe is his own people.
Police Chief Mandipaka said people were preparing to demonstrate but that police were ready and commuter minibuses (the main form of transport across Zimbabwe) were prevented from entering the city center. As Zimbabweans fight off hunger and oppression, some have had the courage to fight back. Angry demonstrators clashed with police over the weekend in the most serious unrest since President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF party stole a landslide victory in the March 31 parliamentary general election.
But the violence by demonstrators may backfire, according to Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. He recognizes classic Mugabe tactics and is accusing the 81-year-old tyrant of provoking conditions for declaring a state of emergency, which would give him unlimited powers of detention, seizure, and censorship. Tsvangirai also accused Mugabe of ordering the crackdown in response to pressure from newly-arrived Chinese businessmen to stop secondhand dealers undercutting their cheap imports. "The country has been mortgaged to the Chinese," Tsvangirai said in a statement. "How can we violently remove Zimbabweans from our flea markets to make way for the Chinese? The majority of Zimbabweans depend on informal trade to feed, clothe, and educate their families."
Since western countries imposed sanctions on the Mugabe regime three years ago for failing to uphold democracy, the rule of law, and human rights, the Zimbabwean leader has responded by looking East. Mugabe himself vigorously courted Chinese businessmen to invest in Zimbabwe, who in the last three years have descended on Harare and the country's other major cities, setting up shop at every street corner to sell cheap clothing and electronic goods.
But Zimbabweans have responded with cut-throat competition and informal trading. Police Chief Mandipaka said operators of informal businesses had been fined for operating without city council licenses or for possessing scarce staple items such as maize meal, sugar, and gasoline intended for resale on the black market. "Police will leave no stone unturned in their endeavor to flush out economic saboteurs," said Mandipaka.
One local academic joked that Mugabe had "yellow fever" since he can only see allies in Asia, which he knows will not criticize his oppressive policies. But the academic also raised a more serious point: Mugabe is throwing his own political cronies off tobacco growing land and oppressing street hawkers in towns to make way for the Chinese; and he is selling out his country to the Chinese in order to cling to power. So far, the West has done nothing to stem the tide of human rights abuse in Zimbabwe and has steadfastly refused to push for a UN resolution or any military solution. But what of Chinese influence in a destabilized region, is that a possible national security threat? Perhaps it's time the State Department took another look at Zimbabwe's new colonialists.
Zim protesters held at Chinese embassy (need ballots not Chinese bullets). ZambiaNews, Apr 25, 2008
Angola allows Chinese arms ship to dock (close ally of Zimbabwe's Mugabe). BBC, Apr 25, 2008
Zimbabwe police raid opposition offices (hundreds fleeing gov't violence). VOA, Apr 25, 2008
China defends weapons to Zimbabwe (1,500 rocket grenades, 3,000 mortars, 3-million rounds of AK-47 ammo). VOA, Apr 22, 2008
Durban dockworkers refuse Chinese cargo (77 tonnes of genocidal weaponry). Guardian, Apr 19, 2008
Tragedy if Mbeki 'do nothing' re Mugabe (ok's weapons from China to Zimbabwe; like China sent machetes to Rwanda). ZambiaNews, Apr 18, 2008. Go to ZIMBABWE'S SMART GENOCIDE & RWANDA ARMED FOR GENOCIDE
Spreading fear in Zimbabwe (beatings & torture since elections). BBC, Apr 17, 2008
China sending weapons to Zimbabwe (COSCO ship clears South Africa port). Apr 17, 2008
Mugabe preparing war on Zimbabweans (violence will be the new weapon to reverse the people's will). Guardian, Apr 6, 2008
China Vows Zimbabwe Support. Harare Herald, Mar 7, 2008
The People's Republic of China will continue giving the Zimbabwe Defence Forces more technical support to boost the cordial relations between the two countries, head of the People's Liberation Army Instructors Training Team has said. Speaking at a welcome and farewell reception for PLAITT officers attached to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Senior Colonel Sun Xu hailed the friendship between the two countries. Col Xu said that his country would assist Zimbabwe in all aspects including agricultural development. "China will continue to work with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and we will continue to make contribution to build the friendship between the two countries. "We would also continue to offer technical assistance to Zimbabwe even in agriculture so that farmers can produce sufficient food for the people," he said. Snr Col Xu said Zimbabwe boasts of vast tracts of fertile lands that could be sufficiently utilised hence the need for technical assistance from other countries.
CHINA'S AFRICAN EMPIRE
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE MUGABE
Severe hunger looms for Zimbabwe (world's lowest life expectancy & highest inflation rate). BBC, Jan 26, 2007
ZIMBABWE'S SMART GENOCIDE
CHINA PUTS ON AFRICAN MASK
ZAMBIA NOT FOR CHINA
AFRICA SILK ROAD TO CHINA
AFRICANS LASH OUT AT CHINA
"Mugabe hates his own people" ("crawling mass of maggots" say police; priests told "don't aid filth"). Times, Jun 19, 2005. Go to RWANDA'S GOOD MAN KIGAME
Police in Zimbabwe arrest 9,000 traders. Guardian, May 25, 2005
(81-year-old Mr Mugabe has ruled for 25 years, "First he took the land, then our jobs, now our food. He wants to kill us." Harare residents also allege that Mr Mugabe is protecting Chinese businesses selling cheap, shoddy goods that have sprung up throughout the capital over the past two years. "The country has been mortgaged to the Chinese," Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition MDC, said in a statement. "How can we violently remove Zimbabweans from our flea markets to make way for the Chinese? The majority of Zimbabweans depend on informal trade to feed, clothe and educate their families.")
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