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War criminals associated with the former regime of Robert Gabriel Mugabe

by Stephen Jakes
19 Nov 2017 at 07:21hrs | Views
Mthwakazi Liberation Front has said war criminals associated with the former regime of Robert Gabriel Mugabe,  including Mnangagwa should be detained for trial by an international chaired tribunal under the guidance of the Interim Government of Mthwakazi.

The MLF said those who will have escaped justice will have to be hunted down in ways similar to the methodologies followed by the Jews when they hunted down the Nazi Butchers.

"The determination of the division of assets and property between Mthwakazi and Zimbabwe should be embarked upon simultaneously as the separation of the two sates (Mthwakazi and Mashonaland or Zimbabwe whatever they want to call themselves) gets under way. All property belonging to the former state of Zimbabwe should be seized and transferred to the people of Mthwakazi immediately. One of the first determination for this new Mthwakazi administration will be to swiftly introduce a new distinct currency that will be supported by an open market economy. Everything else will have to follow driven by a formidable infrastructure strategy and investment that will overhaul the economic system, education system, health system, transportation and many others as a matter of urgency," said MLF.

"A Restitution and Reconciliation Commission focusing among others the land that has been stolen by Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and their butcher henchmen should be formed at the earliest possible opportunity to address and rectify historic injustices visited on all citizens of Matabeleland (Mthwakazi) by the former regime. We therefore urge all the people of Mthwakazi to participate without fear or favour and act quickly before outside powers and hyenas move to install Emmerson Mnangawa and his henchmen to continue the RULE BY CONQUEST, propping him up and his regime for another 37 years for the billions of dollars that Zimbabwe owes its creditors the world over."

The MLF said the overriding and only key objective of the people of Matebeleland (Mthwakazi) is the complete restoration (exit) from the present imposed colonial unitary system (boundaries) of Zimbabwe by forming a different State of Mthwakazi based on pre-colonial boundaries as a fully-fledged member of the United Nations and other international and regional bodies.

"The State of Mthwakazi will comprise the historic indigenous boundaries, and be based on the rule of law that provides enforceable protection and rights to all its citizens who live in it, irrespective of their ethnic groups, race, creed, religious affiliation or sexuality," said MLF.

"The Matebele people of Matebeleland (Mthwakazi) reserve the right to self-determination under international law and other UN provisions that apply to colonised, unjustly oppressed people, and in this case, victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing. Like many peoples of the world who have been subjected to various despicable forced unitary systems such as Zimbabwe, the Matebele people have the right to strive for a just and good society based on democratic principles, openness and equality in the ways they see it."

MLF said examples of countries that had been artificially contrived (with force) into unitary state systems abound.

"The former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) survived as a unitary system for more than 70 years. By the late 1980s this unitary system had suddenly crumbled with the peoples of the former republics regaining their different nationalities: The Georgians, Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Azerbaijanians, Mongolians and others. In the case of Chechnya, the peoples of the world saw and learned important lessons the extent to which determined people will struggle to regain their freedom, identity, nationhood and sovereignty if denied a peaceful secession (divorce)," said MLF.

"The world can also draw important lessons from the experience of the former Yugoslavia which functioned as a unitary system for approximately 50 years. Here too the rationale for retaining an archaic repressive system was destroyed by the determination of a people yearning for freedom and nationhood resulting in the re-birth of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hundreds of thousands of people died for the realisation of this dream, and in the latter case, genocide was committed against the civilians. In addition, the Albanian people of Kosovo also paid a heavy price in their desire to secede from Yugoslavia, with the international community intervening after various atrocities had been committed and the livelihood of Albanians virtually destroyed."

Source - Byo24News

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