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Anonymous User
What do you think?
April 22, 2008 09:09PM
Check this email I received out. A quick google search shows that this letter was posted as early as August 2005. There has been a resurgence of forum posts of this letter since end of March 2008. Is dat sum i++ proper gander? A wild goose chase? Or is it a case of "where there's smoke there's fire"?

Letter from Zimbabwe sent in by John Winter

I reckon that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF. The darkest hour is always before dawn.

We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next........I mean they are actually ploughing down brick and mortar houses and one white family with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when100 riot police came in with AK47's and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house - 5 bedrooms and pine ceilings - because it was "too close to the airport", so we are feeling extremely insecure right now.

You know - I am aware that this does not help you sleep at night, but if you do not know - how can you help? Even if you put us in your own mental ring of light and send your guardian angels to be with us - that is a help - but I feel so cut off from you all knowing I cannot tell you what's going on here simply because you will feel uncomfortable. There is no ways we can leave here so that is not an option.

I ask that you all pray for us in the way that you know how, and let me know that you are thinking of us and sending out positive vibes... that's all. You can't just be in denial and pretend/believe it's not going on.

To be frank with you, it's genocide in the making and if you do not believe me, read the Genocide Report by Amnesty International which says we are - IN level 7 - (level 8 is after it's happened and everyone is in


If you don't want me to tell you these things-how bad it is—then it means you have not dealt with your own fear, but it does not help me to think you are turning your back on our situation. We need you, please, to get the news OUT that we are all in a fearfully dangerous situation here. Too many people turn their backs and say - oh well, that's what happens in Africa. This Government has GONE MAD and you need to help us publicize our plight--- or how can we be rescued? It's a reality! The petrol queues are a reality, the pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the thousands of homeless people sleeping outside in 0 Celsius with no food, water, shelter and bedding are a reality. Today a family approached me, brother of the gardener's wife with two small children. Their home was trashed and they will have to sleep

outside. We already support 8 adult people and a child on this property, and electricity is going up next month by 250% as is water.

How can I take on another family of 4 -----and yet how can I turn them away to sleep out in the open?

I am not asking you for money or a ticket out of here - I am asking you to FACE the fact that we are in deep and terrible danger and want you please to pass on our news and pictures. So PLEASE don't just press the delete button! Help best in the way that you know how.

Do face the reality of what is going on here and help us SEND OUT THE WORD.. The more people who know about it, the more chance we have of the United Nations coming to our aid. Please don't ignore or deny what's happening. Some would like to be protected from the truth BUT then, if we are eliminated, how would you feel? "If only we knew how bad it really was we could have helped in some way".

[I know we chose to stay here and that some feel we deserve what's coming to us]

For now,--- we ourselves have food, shelter, a little fuel and a bit of money for the next meal - but what is going to happen next? Will they start on our houses? All property is going to belong to the State now. I want to send out my Title Deeds to one of you because if they get a hold of those, I can't fight for my rights.

Censorship!----We no longer have SW radio [which told us everything that was happening] because the Government jammed it out of existence – we don't have any reporters, and no one is allowed to photograph. If we had reporters here, they would have an absolute field day. Even the pro-Government Herald has written that people are shocked, stunned, bewildered and blown mindless by the wanton destruction of many folks homes, which are supposed to be 'illegal' but for which a huge percentage actually do have licenses.

Please! - do have some compassion and HELP by sending out the articles and personal reports so that something can/may be done. "I am one. I cannot do everything, ---but I can do something.. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." - Edward Everett Hale
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:07AM
Definately a case of where there is smoke there is fire.
However i believe the worst for zim is yet to come.
With the huge influx of weapons, it is very reminiscent of rwanda a few years back.
Anonymous User
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:15AM
that weapons ship is sailing back to china after all the SADC countries refused to offload the weapons.

What was interesting to me, was that letter has been posted on a forum in August 2005. Now, with the faulty elections, it's been posted many times since march 2008. Counter-propaganda?
Anonymous User
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:16AM
wasn't there some crud in 2005 as well? I was under the impression the chinese ship is now sailing to angola where it will off load weapons...
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:20AM
yes i also heard it is going via angola.
however i doubt that it is the only arms shipment on its way to zim.
Anonymous User
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April 23, 2008 08:24AM
Anonymous User
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:32AM
all zim needs in one tiny nuclear bomb over mugabe and all other zpf dumbis.
Anonymous User
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:34AM
We as RSA should invade and "restore democracy"
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 08:35AM
or do like the americans.
invade,exploit and then restore democracy.
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April 23, 2008 11:51AM
what's happening in iraq is hardly democracy, the new govt was installed and they don't represent the people. check out a bbc docu called "the oil factor", it's quite damning.
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April 23, 2008 12:48PM

"Knowledge has much better uses than self-pity and superiority"
Anonymous User
Re: What do you think?
April 23, 2008 01:05PM
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