While the murderous dictator Mugabe was sworn in as President yesterday, his sinister message to the terrorised people of Zimbabwe was reinforced by Chinese-built jet fighters screaming overhead. 

On the ground, Mugabe’s death squads removed election posters and replaced them with new posters giving Mugabe’s latest message; “This is the final battle for total control!”  Mugabe is said to be angry at his humiliation. 

Already choked hospital wards were being crammed with yet more victims of appalling brutality administered by Zimbabwe’s secret police.  Men, women and children with shattered limbs had been beaten with iron bars.  More were scarred by burning plastic and others suffered iron hooks shoved through their faces and arms.  Because people are afraid to show their injuries, they delay going to hospital and finally turn up with gangrene set in. 

In order to confuse and dissipate world protests, Mugabe’s ministers have already offered to enter into talks with the opposition party they crushed from the barrels of their guns.  This is typical of all Marxist organisations.  Kill the opposition; destroy its powerbase – then fool the rest of the world by offering “talks” and “compromise”.  Look… Mugabe and Zanu-PF can’t be all that bad… they’re offering to “work with the opposition” – how magnanimous!  How civilised… how democratic!  I don’t think…  But this approach has worked well for Mugabe and his henchmen for over 30 years – so why not now? 

Watch as all meaningful opposition is steadily destroyed through terrorism: starvation, beating, rape and plain murder.  Many have already been killed, some say 500, but that’s likely to be a massive underestimate.  No records are being kept.   

Look at what happened during the Zanu-PF (Shona) tribal war against the Ndebele.  The first phase of this 1980s genocide was hardly over when the British Army invited the then Brigadier Perence Shiri to attend a senior officers’ course at Britain’s famous Military Academy, Sandhurst. (Shiri was the young brigade commander of Zimbabwe’s North Korean trained 5 Brigade, which spearheaded the mass rapes, murders and starvation in Matabeleland that eventually led to slow-burn genocide).  Whilst in Britain, Shiri was feted by British Society even though senior British Army advisors in Zimbabwe knew all about the atrocities being committed by Shiri’s 5 Brigade at the time. 

In 1994, after the destruction of the Ndebele race was complete, the British Government honoured Mugabe by making him a Knight Grand Commander of the Bath.  This is one of the highest honours that can be given to a foreigner, and if Mugabe had been a British subject it would entitle him to be called “Sir” Robert Mugabe.  Ministers in Britain knew at the time that Mugabe was responsible for terrorism and genocide in Matabeleland – but they chose to honour him… 

Most African nations support Zanu-PF as do the Chinese.  Only the USA might not forgive Mugabe and Zanu-PF, but the USA has other troubles to worry about… 


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.  http://www.peterdaviesbooks.com 

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 patashnix@btinternet.com.

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