A 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
when 100 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
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 so that is not
an option. I just 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 it's not
going on. To be frank with you, its genocide in the making and if you
do not believe me, read the Genocide Report by Amnesty International
which says we are IN level seven (level 8 is after it's happened and
everyone is in denial). If you don't want me to tell you these things
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 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 publicize our plight or how can we be rescued? You can't just
say "oh you attract your own reality". The petrol queues are
a reality, the pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the thousands
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 people and a child
this property and electricity is going up next month by 250% as is water.
How can I take 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 I want
to pass on our news and pictures and don't just press the delete button
for God's sake. Help in the way that you know how. Face the reality
what is going on here and SEND OUT THE WORD. The more people that know
about it, the more chance we have of United Nations coming to our aid.
Please stop ignoring and denying what's happening. Would you like to
be protected from the truth and then if we are eliminated how would
you feel? Surely you would say "if only we knew how bad it really
was we could have helped in some way". I know we chose to stay
here and so 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
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.
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 everyone's homes which are
supposed to be "illegal but which a huge percentage of them actually
do have licenses for.
Please - have some compassion and HELP by sending
out the articles and personal reports so that something can be done.