Pan Africanism : Zimbabwe...

Discussion in 'Black History - Culture - Panafricanism' started by mkhaya lo', Apr 29, 2003.

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    mkhaya lo' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There's been reports that President Robert Mugabe is considering quitting from his position..but his Office has denied those reports, saying mugabe will not quit until the end of his term in 2008, Now i'm thinking, that's a long time for a country to continue suffering.

    In the event that he should Quit, or even worse die, freedom and political change in that country would feel like the second independence for ZImbabwe...But what are the setbacks of suddenly having freedom after years of autocratic rule?

    This takes me back to my previous post about Iraq and the people's "new found" freedom...

    What would be the first things that the people would do? would they find means to feed themselves, would job opportunities increase, foreign investments, tourism? I suppose Zimbabwe in my eyes is a country in waiting...waiting to be resuscitated by its own people...
     
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    my brotha u ask a very important question, though i'm not sure if u are reffering to South Africa or ZImbabwe...I know that in South Africa, the liberation struggle was on all spheres...political, social and yes, land was a very important part of that liberation struggle.

    In South Africa, we have a very successful land redistribution programme which i might add is not geared at farmlands, but at surburban and township areas which were forcefully taken from the black people to be occupied by the whites. to give u an example, Sophiatown was a bubbling mixture of music and fast paced life, where the who's who black people, even white people met and enjoyed a great life together..but when group areas act came into place, all the black people were removed and it was turned into Triomph, a marginally poor white area. But in the past few years, sophiatown was re-claimed and although most of the original inhabitants have died and their families in other parts of the country, its still re-claimed and that is a success...there many other successful cases which the legal resources centre www.lrc.co.za has been instrumental in getting land back for...its a tricky issue but let there be no question about it, land must be rightfully returned to its owners...

    lo'

    PS: keep it coming at me XXX...
     
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