Thursday, 16 April 2009

"Let the world have a say"

By Patson Muzuwa

This is the appalling situation that we want the world to condemn to its utmost. If the state agrees that they is a problem and announcing at the state radios and television why don't they just release political and long serving minor offenders. It’s evident that they cannot feed, accommodate and cater for the needs of these people. This again is evident that so many people have been taken, abducted by the Zanu-pf and unprofessional officers. Does anyone on earth dare to think all those announced on Wednesday were stateless and of no fixed aboard. If they were convicted by the court for them to end up in the Maximum prisons the rightful procedure is for the matter to be dealt with from the records they hold at the courts to trace the places where they came from. This is a clear picture of what the media was saying of people abducted from their homes by the militias and sent directly to jail without going into the courts. Clear violations of the law as these abductors were over and above the law. They are so many people who are in those wrong places for just supporting the MDC and those are the people who do not have international publicity. Let’s stand up for those people and be their voices as no-one can speak on their behalf. As a former prisoner and a political detainee in Zimbabwe and the UK, I am urging the Western world and the African leaders to voice their concern before many more lives are lost.

HARARE – At least 14 bodies of prisoners who have died of various ailments at three of the state-run prisons have been not collected for burial with some of the corpses lying at the jails since the start of the month, prisons sources have said. According to official announcements on Wednesday there are seven uncollected bodies at Khami Prison, one at Marondera Prison and six at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in the capital, Harare.The announcement to collect the bodies, which was made on state-run Radio-Zambabwe indicates the crisis which most of the country's prisons are facing, officials said.

HOW MANY MORE ARE TO DIE FOR NO APPARENT REASON AND THE VICTIMS OF THE LAWLESS WAR-VETERANS, MILITIAS, PRISON OFFICERS, ZANU-PF THUGS AND THE MUGABE REGIME. ITS TIME TO BE HEARD AND COUNTED ON SATURDAY 18/04/2009.

1 comment:

chrishuthwaite said...

I was trying to contact Nqobile Mafu. I go the details of this site from the refugee Council site. I am currently putting together a photography/audio/video exhibition based on the experiences of asylum seekers and migrants who have come to England. I would be very much interested in speaking to you regarding the project. I am due to go to Zimbabwe later this year to document and experience the situation there as well.

If you are unable to help directly perhaps you could put me in touch with other asylum support services or individuals whom I could contact.

Thanks for your time (chrishuthwaite@hotmail.com)