In August 2018, simply after Zimbabwe’s basic elections, the nation witnessed some demonstrations that have been staged by opposition activists who had misplaced endurance in ready for the presidential election outcomes.
The impatience was, nevertheless, not justified contemplating that it was solely a day after the elections had been held and the Zimbabwe Electoral Fee was throughout the 5 day constitutional deadline of saying the presidential outcomes.
The demonstrations sadly led to 6 individuals shedding their lives, with a number of others injured, thereby inviting condemnation of Zimbabwean authorities by the alleged human rights defenders and the worldwide group.
They blasted the Zimbabwean authorities opining that they used extreme power in coping with the demonstrations.
But Zimbabweans throughout the nation have been all patiently ready for the outcomes to be introduced and there was no purpose for such hooliganism to happen.
Truly, in response to the Electoral Act, the final elections which have been held on July 30, 2018 had a grace interval of 5 days of which ends might be introduced in totality.
Opposition activists selected to disregard the five-day grace interval and demanded that the outcomes be introduced at their request.
As was anticipated, earlier than the Zimbabwean authorities issued a press release, social media was awash with statements condemning the Zimbabwean authorities on how the identical dealt with these demonstrations.
The European Union member states and the US embassy within the nation issued statements elevating concern over what had transpired within the nation.
In addition they urged the Zimbabwean Authorities to institute a fee of inquiry to seek out out what actually prompted the deaths of these unlucky six demonstrators.
The outcry from the Western embassies regarding what transpired on the first August 2018 utterly ignored the unruly behaviour of the demonstrators who looted and destroyed properties of harmless individuals within the metropolis centre.
The destruction of individuals’s properties had nothing to do with the presidential election outcomes which the individuals have been ready for.
One would have anticipated the Western nations to additionally condemn the opposition activists who ignored the grace interval of when elections outcomes have been to be introduced.
Nevertheless, the self-appointed human rights defenders rushed in charge Authorities for every thing that came about on that fateful day.
What’s now elevating mud is the silence of the identical Western nations on what’s happening in South Africa and eSwatini.
It’s shocking that these so-called defenders of human rights have determined to “hear no evil, see no evil” to the presently unfolding occasions in these two nations.
In eSwatini, greater than two weeks since individuals embarked in organised sporadic demonstrations towards King Mswati’s authorities, stories coming from there are that scores of individuals have misplaced their lives throughout confrontations with authorities safety companies.
However no phrase from the holier-than-thou world occasion watchers.
The identical deafening silence has been witnessed to what’s happening in South Africa the place demonstrations erupted after the previous South African President; Jacob Zuma, was dragged to jail as he was convicted by the Constitutional Courtroom over contempt of court docket.
Up to now, stories coming from there are that as of Tuesday 72 individuals had misplaced lives within the skirmishes.
With such unprecedented violence inflicting some demonstrators to lose their lives, one would count on the identical Western nations to difficulty statements condemning such brutalities.
If that have been to occur, it might present how all African lives matter regardless of geographical location.
Some takeaway from all that is that Zimbabweans needs to be conscious that these Western nations care nothing about Zimbabwean individuals, however do care a lot about their pursuits within the nation.
It needs to be made loud and clear that the Western nations’ silence on what’s happening in South Africa and eSwatini is as a result of these two nations have by no means scuttled Western pursuits of their respective nations to warrant reprimand.
These missing the understanding of why Zimbabwe is at all times below the highlight of the Western nations must learn this.
The land reform, which noticed black majority proudly owning huge tracts of land within the nation which was beforehand owned by whites, is what prompted Zimbabwe to be at all times below the highlight of those Western nations.
South Africa and eSwatini have completed nothing to lift the ire of Western nations, therefore every thing within the two nations is sweet to go.
All of the damaging publicity Zimbabwe has endured through the years from Western nations and their proxies within the nation emanated from the land reform that the nation launched into.
The speak of human rights abuses and the corruption narrative are simply scapegoat points meant to let Zimbabwe stay below financial sanctions and guarantee her individuals “repent” from the error of their methods, being daring sufficient to problem the established order.
Some nations in Africa and even exterior Africa have dangerous data on corruption and human rights, however are usually not censored as a result of they comply with the principles of Uncle Sam.
Any nation which challenges Western nations’ hegemony is made to really feel the pinch, till or except it reverses its plan of action.
Those that comply with worldwide affairs ought to ask themselves why Israel, with all of the killings which that nation is doing to the harmless Palestinians, nonetheless enjoys good relations with the West, particularly America.
It’s as a result of Israel has not challenged western hegemony and it at all times does what the Individuals like.
So, Zimbabweans ought to know that this nation has completed nothing mistaken towards the Western nations, however solely made positive that indigenous individuals turn into house owners of their land, a transfer which irked the West.