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Zimbabweans stress unity on Independence Day – Mail & Guardian Online: The smart news source


Yesterday saw the 29th anniversary of  independence for Zimbabwe. Mugabe, the illegitimate president of Zimbabwe, called for unity but this unity appeal is false.  Like many, I want to see a release of all political prisoners and the bogus charges against them dropped;  a free press; an end to the farm occupations; an end to the use of secret police against the opposition; an end to zanu pf militia violence. Until then Mugabe’s appeals for unity are a smoke screen: until these steps are taken Zimbabwe remains isolated:

MAIL & GUARDIAN SA: “Zimbabweans celebrated their first Independence Day under a coalition government, with President Robert Mugabe calling for national conciliation as he shared the stage with his former political rival.

As on past anniversaries, the military paraded and fighter planes flew over the main stadium in the capital, Harare, on Saturday.

But this year’s proceedings were “indeed unique”, Mugabe told the crowd of about 40 000, “giving us the opportunity to celebrate as one family”.

It was a markedly different Independence Day message from Mugabe, who has held on to power for three decades by jailing and beating political opponents, but now needs to convince the world he can work with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in order to secure desperately needed development aid…

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