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Zimbabwe: Politicide Warning, From Genocide Watch

World  (tags: Zimbabwe, Genocide Watch, politicide, political mass murder, Stage 6, preparation stage, Tanzania, African Union, Chair, intervention, AU troops )

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ZANU-PF militias & mobs and Zim army & police have pushed Zimbabwe to Stage 6, the Preparation stage immediately preceding political mass murder. GenocideWatch calls on Tanzania, Chair of African Union, to inform Mugabe AU troops will intervene if...


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LucyKaleido S (82)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:42 am
Even though Genocide Watch's alarm was posted June 19, before the MDC pull-out from the election, and so refers to action to take, in the event of post-election violence, the Stage 6 alarm is STILL valid. The withdrawal from the run-off scheduled for June 27 has not resulted in a winding down of atrocities - on the contrary ! -

Families of Zimbabwe’s opposition leaders are being targeted for brutal execution. The mutilated body of Abigail Chitoro, wife of the Mayor-elect of Harare, was found on Tuesday. Mr. Chitoro said, “The body was butchered. They had used heavy objects to crush the head. She still had the blindfold that my kid said they put on her head when they took them away.”

“In the last week there have been three reports of local MDC officials who fled their homes from marauding Zanu PF mobs and who had their homes burnt down. In each case their wives were put to death, two burnt alive, the other battered to death.”

Murder and torture victims have had their ears, lips, and sexual organs cut off. Mutilation of bodies is one of the surest signs of the de-humanizing of targeted groups during genocide and politicide (political mass murder.)

ZANU-PF’s hate speech, torture, and murder have terrorized Zimbabwe since the Movement for Democratic Change defeated Mugabe and the ZANU-PF in March’s elections. Now ZANU-PF has stepped up its violence to openly kill leaders of the MDC and their families. Such acts are prelude to every politicide or genocide.

A sign of the gravity of the danger is the phenomenon of “mirroring,” a strange but common psychological mechanism of denial used by mass murderers. ZANU-PF spokesmen accuse their victims of being traitors or terrorists, when in fact ZANU-PF is the real perpetrator.

The terror campaign is being directed by Air Marshall Perence Shiri, who was commander of the infamous North Korean trained Fifth Brigade, which carried out Mugabe’s genocide against the Matabele in 1983-84. Working with him is General Constantine Chiwanga, Commander of the Zimbabwe Army, and Sidney Sekeramayi, Minister of Defense, both of whom were senior officers directly involved in the 1983-84 genocide.

The military has taken effective control of Zimbabwe. With military support, gangs of ZANU-PF marauders sweep through villages at night, killing, torturing and raping MDC supporters.

President Mugabe’s open declaration that his followers would go to war rather than accept defeat in the election is a sign of the high probability that Zimbabwe is headed for a bloodbath. His termination of relief aid to his own starving people shows his complete contempt for human life.

* Genocide Watch calls on South African President Mbeki to inform President Mugabe that if the election is followed by mass killing, South African troops will intervene to stop it.

* Genocide Watch also calls on the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Zimbabwe to the International Criminal Court, so that those perpetrating the crimes against humanity there, including Mugabe himself, will be brought to justice.

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton
Genocide Watch
POB 809
Washington, DC 20044


LucyKaleido S (82)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:44 am
June 23rd, 2008

Hon. Thamsanqa Mahlangu, the MDC MP for Nkulumane constituency in Bulawayo and national youth chairman is battling for his life in intensive care unit after armed Zanu PF militia attacked him yesterday as he and other MDC youth were on their way to the Glamis Arena for a star rally.

Hon. Mahlangu was severely attacked by armed Zanu PF militia who had been dropped at the venue of the rally in army and police trucks. Over a thousand Zanu PF thugs were bussed to the venue.

President Morgan Tsvangirai was scheduled to address the rally.

However, the rally had to be cancelled after the rowdy Zanu PF supporters started attacking MDC supporters in full view of the police who took no action. (Via an MDC Press Release)

Please pray for him and all the injured in Zimbabwe.

Gorilly G (339)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 5:33 am
With military support, gangs of ZANU-PF marauders sweep through villages at night, killing, torturing and raping MDC supporters.

I hate them I hate them all and wish they were the ones that were dead...Gezzzz I Hate Mugabe so badly.....

Big GOrilly HUgs

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 12:23 am

Yes, Gorilly, even though Mugabe hasn't killed anywhere near the millions of innocent people that Bush has killed, he should be hated just as much. All war criminals should be hated for their crimes against humanity. They have no humanity and they just don't care.

Of course in most cases our troops and private military contractors don't mutilate the innocent men, women, children, and infants they kill. (They are required to kill so many that they simply wouldn't have time.) Often it is done from a distance with bombs or heavy artillery and they don't even see them. But dead is dead, war crimes are war crimes, and they must be opposed.

Gosh, I'm just remembering a comment about how much the people of Zimbabwe might suffer if Mebeki cut the electricity to Zimbabwe. Is it better to die with the lights on so that your kids can watch you being mutilated? Any steps that can be taken to remove Mugabe from power should have been taken long ago. But I don't think Mbeki is going to act. Mugabe seems to be his friend or political ally or something.

LucyKaleido S (82)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 1:39 am
You wonder what the tipping point is : how many bodies have to show up before leaders, who we must remember are politicians, will shake themselves out of their comfort & take the necessary 'risks' to end the massacre.

In Zimbabwe, Mugabe's henchmen are committing horrible atrocities, so the international community and Southern African leaders now feel obliged to speak out, even though they have done so rather sluggishly, waiting far too long.

The violence in Iraq seems less personal; the Democrats in Congress somehow do not feel ashamed of letting it continue by continued funding. They are afraid of being perceived as 'anti-business' if they come out strongly as anti-contractors. They are politicians: fear of jeopardizing their seats and their careers is stronger motivation than doing the right thing and defending human rights and human lives.

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Thursday June 26, 2008, 3:23 am

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