Tajamuka Slams Zimpapers, Fumes Over

Tajamuka Slams Zimpapers, Fumes Over
Published: 2016 September 19 11:56:42 (36774 Views)

TAJAMUKA/SESIJIKILE has released a damning statement accusing the State-owned but Zanu PF controlled press of paddling falsehoods about the country's demonstrations against president Robert Mugabe. 
The Herald has in the past months been the State's leading voice in downplaying and at times lying about the causes of the anti-Mugabe protests that have been trending in the country since July this year. 
Below is a communique issued by the group expressing its displeasure over "lies" paddled by the Herald. 


After successful citizen actions under NERA demanding electoral reforms from the Government of Zimbabwe (not Britain or America), the state paper Sunday Mail, operating in an environment where there is no distinction between the state and ruling ZanuPF Party, claimed that citizens are being pushed by “UK and USA spies” to make demands. This is not new to Zimbabweans whom the ZanuPF government has for the past 36 years insulted through implicit statements which portray people as some machines who are commandeered from outside and cannot think for themselves. It is a fact that neither Britain nor USA promised 2.2 million jobs in 2013 harmonized elections which the Youths are demanding; neither USA nor Britain crafted Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 which has closed livelihoods for Cross-borders and informal sector; neither USA nor Britain instructed the police to mount numerous road blocks which are cash cows for local Police Stations and ZanuPF; neither USA nor Britain stole the US$15 billion diamond money with no trace that Mugabe himself openly said is missing. There is nothing American or British in Kasukuwere’s corruption on housing stands; there is nothing American or British in Mphekezela Mphoko’s stay at Rainbow Towers hotel at the expense of tax payer’s money. So for us the citizens there is nothing new on all these allegations, what is only NEW is that sanctions are not blamed on the protests in Zimbabwe.

The Sunday Mail which has recently escalated its role as a ZanuPF mouthpiece claims that there were no gunshots by the Police to quell protests within suburbs. The Sunday Mail claims that CNN had, in its ploy to discredit the Government of Zimbabwe sustained coverage on “PURPOTED” police brutality and human rights violations. Tajamuka/Sesjikile Campaign would want to encourage citizens to view not CNN but other local news agency videos on the following links:

https://youtu.be/-2MmNzrYuEY ,
https://youtu.be/WHaY1qFdF7s ,
http://www.news24.com/Video/World/watch-shocking-police-brutality-during-zim- ,
https://youtu.be/CHsCpkrcoxQ ,

The paper operating like a Joseph Gobbels of Zimbabwe claims that demonstrations did not take place. As these claims appear in black and white, Honorable Fani Munengami the MP for Glen View North, Honorable Ronia Bunjira Proportional Representative MP for Harare Province and several citizens are detained at Harare Central Police Station with clear physical evidence of Police brutality. Honorable Fani Munengami has been charged for attending an “illegal” gathering with intention to cause violence. Taurai Munyaradzi and others languish in Chinhoyi Police cells, Lilian Timveous and 16 others are being detained at Zvishavane Police cells, Jonga and others are also being detained unlawfully at Mabvuku Police station. The total number of arrests nationally exceeds 100 people. These people were unlawfully arrested within their constituencies on the day of the demonstration 17 September 2016.

Sunday Mail claims that the interview of CNN with a police officer (whom they call bogus) is a stage managed attempt to discredit the Government of Zimbabwe. What this paper openly shows is that ZanuPF and Sunday Mail portray professional Police officers as bogus officers. To show this perception Superintend Nyathi in the Sunday Mail thanked the generality of Zimbabweans for purportedly not participating in the illegal demonstration. Nyathi shows ignorance of high ranking Police officers to recognize Section 59 of the Constitution and that issues of legality are best determined by the judiciary not a police officer.

The Sunday Mail made reference to what they termed a petition by Dr Patson Dzamara to the World Bank. It is the same paper and its sister paper the Herald that claimed Itai Dzamara is in some self-imposed exile and is planning to discredit the government by appearing as if he has been abducted. UP TO THIS DAY THERE IS NO TRACE OF ITAI AND THE PAPERS HAVE NOT PROVIDED ANY EVIDENCE, AS USUAL, TO SUBSTANTIATE THEIR CLAIM.

A Mr. Godwin Mureriwa masquerading as a “political analyst” stated that “we” (not sure of the composition of “we”) have challenges of mobocracy and encouraged citizens to wait for 2018. Politics roughly defined is about who gets what, when and how and the self-claimed “political analyst” encourages Zimbabweans to make that determination in 2018. This Godwin seems to be blind to Section 97 of Constitution Amendment 20 and has been schooled on one provision relating to elections which have been rigged in previous years. 2018 is too FAR.

As such TAJAMUKA/SESJIKILE CAMPAIGN maintains that it is a peaceful citizens campaign generated by young people in Zimbabwe, funded by citizens with ten citizen formulated rallying points that came from Cross-borders, Informal sector organizations, Residents, Civil servants, Youths, Women, Unemployed graduates, Voters, War veterans, Transport operators, Rank marshals, Business , Students and the Religious groups. It is the ten points that drives citizen action and it is police brutality that is placing Zimbabwe on international spotlight.

No amount of intimidation, arrests, assaults, character assassinations, instillation of fear, de-legitimization, and criminalization of the campaign WILL STOP THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE. MUGABE AND ZANU-PF MUST GO NOW!!!!.


- ZimNet

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