Botswana President Khama warns Zimbabweans of repeat 2008 violence over Mugabe and Tsvangirai’s heads!
February 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Botswana President, Ian Khama spoke to the Zimbabwean people over their leaders’ head to warn them about the real danger of the wanton violence of 2008 being repeated again this year; contrary to Zimbabwe’s political leaders’ lies and empty assurance that there will be no violence.
“I think that they (Mugabe supporters) are still capable of trying to engage in intimidation, deploying the security services to bring that about … telling the people in the security services how they should vote. The potential for that is still there,” President Khama told the Botswana Business Day.
No one in SADC and the international community at large wants to see another bloody elections process in Zimbabwe. If any of them had a vote in the upcoming referendum in Zimbabwe would they vote yes? Of course they would vote NO because by so doing they know they will force the implementation of the reforms BEFORE elections are held.
We can all criticize President Jacob Zuma of SA for not being more forceful with Mugabe but the one thing he has been consistent throughout is the need for the parties in Zimbabwe’s dysfunctional GNU to follow the GPA roadmap.
“Follow the yellow brick road!” Follow the GPA road map!
The GPA roadmap is clearly sign posted; implement the democratic reforms and write a new DEMOCRATIC constitution. All SADC have heard from Harare is bickering from the politicians and their wild spending sprees. Meanwhile more and more ordinary Zimbabweans have continued to pour into their countries as economic and/or political refugees.
President Khama is clearly frustrated by this carryon and instead of speaking to Zimbabwe’s errant politicians he is now speaking over their heads directly to the Zimbabwean people themselves. And his message to the people is very simple: contrary to what your leaders are saying to you, nothing has been done to stop the wanton violence of 2008 being repeated. Whilst he cannot tell Zimbabweans how they should vote in the referendum the message is clear enough; you should vote to force the implementation of the reforms, i.e. vote no!
FOLLOW THE GPA ROADMAP! “FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD.”
If the Zimbabwean people continue down this disastrous path and disregard the sound advice from SADC and the international community then they must know there will be a price to be paid. SADC and the international community will wash their hands of Zimbabwe. SADC and the world at large will not allow Zimbabwean refugees of whatever color destabilize their own country and they will trade openly with whatever regime is in Harare. Zimbabweans, we will be on our own! And Mugabe is not finished, that man is not going to rest until he has completely destroyed that country and murdered a few more tens of thousands!