People in Zimbabwe are now predicting that Mugabe will use the Cholera Crisis as an excuse to declare a national state of emergency so that he can “legally” impose brutal Military Rule under Martial Law in Zimbabwe.  This is something every ordinary citizen of Zimbabwe dreads.  (See“…Soldier’s Mutiny?” on December 9). 

This week, Daily Mail reporter Sue Reid made an undercover report from inside Zimbabwe that vividly describes the chaos within the country (Mugabe’s Genocide: Images of Despair that reveal the full horror of Zimbabwe).  She tells of rows upon rows of dead and dying adding more new graves in the towns and cities with untold numbers of deaths in the stricken countryside, where people have no help.  Mugabe’s henchmen control the distribution of western supplied food and medicine – none gets through to people who oppose Zanu-PF. 

There’s nothing new about this approach in Zimbabwe.  It’s been going on ever since “independence” under Mugabe in 1980.  Back then, the British Government helped Mugabe hide his murderous attacks on so-called “dissidents”.  Tens of thousands of Ndebele people were murdered and starved in what was nothing short of slow-burn genocide going far back as 1981 – soon after “independence” from Britain. 

Since then, millions of Zimbabweans have died from untreated aids and other diseases, millions have left the country and millions more are starving.  Cholera is just the latest means of murder by Mugabe and his Marxist thugs.  Despite published figures to the contrary, I still hold by the estimated “at least 3,000 dead from Cholera” report I gave in my post on November 26.  I fear that numbers of dead will have increased massively since then.  Western Aid Agencies working within Zimbabwe are forced to distribute food and medicine though Zanu-PF and they make sure it goes to card-carrying government supporters only. 

South Africa is the only regional power with the economic and military ability to force change in Zimbabwe.  But the South African Government refuses to take meaningful action against Zanu-PF in Zimbabwe.  I regret that I can see no humanitarian end to the Zimbabwe situation.

 Author, Peter Davies was a soldier in Rhodesia from 1963 to 1975, where he took part in the capture and interrogation of terrorists.  His novel, Scatterlings of Africa, is based on his own experience during Rhodesia’s war on terror, and personal observations of how terrorist activities impacted Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and its people.

Readers who would like to make a contribution to help innocent pensioners, who are unable to buy food and other basic necessities in Zimbabwe, should please contact Patricia Williams by email

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