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Saturday, 17 January 2015 23:11

PROTEST OVER FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT

17th January 2015, 2pm – 5 pm. Zimbabwe House, London, United Kingdom.

 

Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe
President of Republic of Zimbabwe
Munhumutapa Building
Samora Machel Ave
Harare

Dear Sir

 

 

RE: PROTEST OVER FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT

 

We, Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) protest on behalf of many Zimbabweans at the failure of your government to properly and effectively manage the country. Ever since the 2013 elections and assumption of office by your current government, the country has been backsliding economically.


All economic indicators clearly show that your government has totally lost control over management of the economy. High unemployment levels of over 90%, the collapse of industry and commerce, as well as massive decapitalisation, have combined to virtually kill the economy.


The past twelve months have proved the lack of capacity by your government to stem the economic crisis, which keeps worsening each day. Consequently, social services delivery has been severely affected by the economic situation and apparent lack of funds across the economy.


The lack of interest by the global community to assist our country with substantial financial packages at this time of urgent need illustrates the crisis of legitimacy affecting your government.

 

We demand that you do the following:

  1. Immediately admit that your government has failed to run the country and must step down.

  2. Pave the way for a process of engagement involving all national stakeholders towards establishment of an administration that takes over to manage the country and prepare for fresh elections.

  3. Make a commitment that your government shall not abuse state security agents by unleashing them to either intimidate the people or usurp the people's power and responsibility of determining the establishment of a new way for solving the national crisis.

  4. Accept that your party Zanu PF ceases to be the 'ruling party' and becomes one of the national stakeholders to be involved in national engagement on an equal basis with other stakeholders.

 

We have invited all the other Zimbabweans agreeing to our demands, to join us in protesting against your government and its failure to deliver. We shall continue upholding our commitment to peaceful change until you agree to our demand.

 

We are challenged and inspired to go all the way for a new Zimbabwe. We demand a peaceful transition to a new era of national progress and towards prosperity. You know in the depth of your heart that yours is not the Zimbabwe we want. This is not the Zimbabwe, which Josiah Magama Tongogara, Herbert Chitepo, Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, to mention but a few, fought for. It is clear, despite your claiming to have things under control, that the national train long went off the rails.

 

These pertinent matters were articulated to you in the petition and demands we handed to you on 17th October 2014. It is no longer just an OAUS issue, because many Zimbabweans have come up to join in making the same demands.

 

We have for long years declined provocation by agents of evil and darkness to turn our aspirations for a better nation into anarchy or bloodshed. We ardently hope for a way that avoids this and that is why we are here.

 

You are aware that we are spreading the message which is gaining traction among Zimbabweans all over the world. You may pretend – together with members of your government, as well as media outlets – to be unconcerned but the reality is that this is an urgent national situation. We shall go all the way even if the media outlets choose to ignore us or distort our story while enjoying your rhetoric, which, by and large, is a hotch-potch of hypocrisy.

 

The majority of Zimbabweans now know that corruption, plunder, avarice, mismanagement and general leadership frailty have brought Zimbabwe to its knees.

 

Honestly, this must make you feel ashamed because – from power shortages, water problems, collapsing health and education services, company closures, capital flight, brain drain, lack of investment and even failure to manage the country's revenue earning resources – there cannot be any other way to describe this other than failure.

 

Zimbabwe belongs to us as well and we are determined to rescue the ship. We are demanding an end to the national crisis and work towards establishing a new, better Zimbabwe. 

 

We are the people

We are the numbers

Let’s Go

Occupy Africa Unity Square – UK Chapter

 

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