Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:20
Our nation called Zimbabwe is at the crossroads. This is arguably one of the most defining moments in our post-independence experiences as a nation.The current conditions in Zimbabwe are tough but they present an opportunity for permanent change. Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are eager to help in rebuilding the country. They are eager to play their part. But they have
concerns and fears which can easily be addressed.I followed the comments made by Trevor Ncube at the Economist conference in South Africa concerning dual citizen. The Diaspora thinks that the constitution should allow dual citizenship for Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe can adopt the American or Israeli citizenship models.
Through the insanity that has been your reign there have been times when I seriously started to believe you were immortal and would live forever, but just recently your sister died and now I hear you are slowly losing your battle against cancer. It would seem all men die sometime.
It's with this in mind that I felt the need to write this letter and say things that have been on my heart for a while, but never had a chance to say. People fail to understand my underlying loyalty to you which has often been seen as some insane allegiance to what they perceive to be a monster or likened to the warped sense of loyalty of a child to an alcoholic and abusive father. I hope from this piece they will see what I saw and get a glimpse of what I feel.
by Paul Sorenson
In the second of a two part series, Southern Africa defence analyst Paul Sorenson concludes that rather than overseeing an evolution toward democracy, Tsvangirai and his party may be elongating Zanu-PF's disastrous rule - and losing touch with a young and impatient generation that has until now been its core constituency.
THESE conclusions are reinforced by the views of respondents on the implications of the political deadlock that occurred following the elections of 2008Asked about the possibility of a repeat after the next elections, most expressed a strong preference for mass violence.
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