Former Mugabe Commander: "Zimbabwe Another Killing Fields"
One of the top commanders of Mugabe during the 1970's War Against Rhodesia [or War for Independence] Wilfred Mandha [i.e: Dzinashe Machingura] has accused Mugabe of converting Zimbabwe into a replica of Cambodia under the Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge [The Killing Fields of 1975-1979]. Mr. Mhanda has reported that "an orgy of violence has descended on the defenceless people of Zimbabwe for voting for change. Command Structures for the campaign of violence are fully operational". Mr. Mandha fuether declared "Mugabe's illegitimate and repressive rule has degenerated into a
fascist dictatorship reminiscent of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge reign of terror in
Cambodia. It is a crime against humanity … and an abomination for former
liberation fighters to indulge in retributive atrocities and human rights
abuses against the people they fought to liberate."
After the Presidential Election Results were announced, 35 houses in a village near Shamva about 80 km north of Harare were burned and smashed.
ZANU-PF Youths and so called "War Veterans" attacked a fourteen month old baby beating her unconscious on her mother's back because of the mother voting for MDC.
The older victims have said that Zimbabwe today is similar to the Rhodesian Bush War of the 1970's when Mugabe's Forces fought against Ian Smith's Forces. All of this in which MDC either has to compete in the second round and risk more violence or not contest the second round and give Mugabe another term in office. Human Rights Watch has declared that the environment is not conducive for a second round.
Many people [in the 1970's] condemned the Ian Smith Regime for its racial policies against the indiegenous population. There were people who condemned the Apartheid Regime in South Africa. We will not deny that Ian Smith in Rhodesia and the Apartheid Regime in South Africa were terrible, but inhumanity is a universal langauge. It is hoped that this receives a lot of publicity. I finish with a quote from Robert Mugabe shortly after Zimbabwe became Independent in 1980.
"An evil remains an evil whether practised by white against black or black
- Robert Mugabe, 1980