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Well done Phophi Rhamathuba for calling a spade a spade!

29 Aug 2022 at 21:36hrs | Views
It is surprising that the most cruel, genocidal, segregative and oppressive government in Southern Africa, has come out guns blazing in attack of the Limpopo MEC, Phophi Ramathuba for  exposing their smelly linen. We in Matabeleland know that what she did is nothing compared to how the tribalist Shona supremacist government treats Matabeles that they consider as foreigners in Zimbabwe.

What an expose! The message was not meant for the sick woman lying on the bed but it was directed at the President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the leader of the failed state called Zimbabwe that keeps on over- loading and over-burdening the neighbouring countries with its citizens. Calling the devil by his name and tell him that as a leader of Zimbabwe, he is responsible for his own peoples' health is not a crime. There is no time and place when and where such a truthful and honest statement can be said.

It is about time that these tribalists, genocidists, corrupt thieves and failures that call themselves leaders should be told the truth. Phophi Rhamatuba has started. Those who have ears have heard. If we have a million brave women like Phophi who are prepared to hold the bull by its horn then Africa will be a better place to live in.

The Shona supremacist government is doing worse things to Matabele people. When it was on the act of committing genocide in Matabaleland in which over 40 000 innocent Matabele civilians including women and children were killed, Matabeles were not allowed treatment in the Zimbabwe hospitals. Many died of their wounds after being beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwe National Army 5th Brigade.

The same Mnangagwa, who is now crying foul, was calling Matabele people "cockroaches that need to be wiped out of the face of earth".

Almost on a daily basis, the President of the country,  Shona Ministers and members of parliament take turns to remind Matabeles that they are foreigners in Zimbabwe. In his latest hate speech, Mr Mnangagwa, the President of Zimbabwe said he will "shorten" the lives of all Matabeles who are advocating for the restoration of Matabeleland state.

Matabeles do not want to be in South Africa to overburden the South African system. We do not want to be in Zimbabwe where we are killed wantonly, tribally oppressed, dehumanised, humiliated and tribally discriminated.

We want to be in Matabeleland our motherland. The fact that the President of Zimbabwe, Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to shorten our lives instead of responding to the Notice of Demand For The Restoration of Matabeleland means that the peaceful solution has been thrown out of the window and the battle lines have been drawn by the President himself.

MLO is fully aware that the currency for freedom is bloodshed. We will not sit and watch while the government of Zimbabwe which after committing genocide against our people has come to believe that killing Matabeles is fashionable. We will defend ourselves in the trenches, we will take the war to the streets, bushes and even their bedrooms.

At the appointed time. When they are busy enjoying ill-gotten wealth, holding wild parties and giving their daughters to marriage, we will sneak in like a thief and spoil the party.

Izenzo kungemazwi!

Israel Dube

MLO Secretary for Information and Public Affairs

Source - Israel Dube
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