Daar is meer mense as net die Afrikanervolk wat onder die Britte se brutaliteit deurgeloop het in die onlangse geskiedenis. Die Engelse se minagting vir reg en geregtigheid soos wat gelowiges dit uit die Woord van God geleer en verstaan het, is totaal verdring deur hulle magsug en imperiale beleidsingesteldheid.
Uitwissing van volke en menselewens het nog nooit in hulle pad gestaan wanneer hulle ‘n oog op die belange van ander gerig het ter bevoordeling van hulleself nie. Die geskiedenis is egter meedoënloos as dit kom by die blootlegging van die waarheid en die werklikheid, ongeag enige ontkenning of propaganda truuks van die oortreders se media.
Neem nou maar byvoorbeeld die geval van prinses Diana. Die media se onmiddellike reaksie van “Fake news”, doen niks af aan die verklaring van die oud MI5 agent se bekentenis wat strook met bespiegeling en waarnemings tydens die sogenaamde “ongeluk” waarin sy gesterf het nie.
Soortgelyk is die fotos van die massas swartes wat deur die Britte se toedoen gesterf het in Rhodesië toe hulle onder leiding van Lord Carrington, die blanke beheer in Rhodesië aan die swartes laat toekom het soos later in Suid Afrika.
Al gaan die leuen hoe so snel, die waarheid agterhaal hom wel! Brittanje se halstarrige weiering om aan die Afrikanervolk verskoning aan te bied vir hulle verskroeide aarde beleid gedurende die Anglo Boereoorlog, sal hulle nog baie duur te staan kom solank as wat dit en hulle ander veragtelike optredes op hulle volk wat nie daarteen beswaar gemaak het nie, se gewetes lê!
\by Fredrick Ngugi, at 02:55 pm, May 17, 2017, History, Politics
Report: British Authorities Ignored Killings in Zimbabwe To Protect Political Interests
British Authorities accused of downplaying killings in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe just to protect their political and economic interests. Bulawayo24 News
British authorities have been accused of downplaying the killing of thousands of dissidents in Zimbabwe in the 1980s to protect the U.K.’s political and economic interests in the south African nation.
According to documents obtained by Scottish university lecturer Dr. Hazel Cameron — under the Freedom of Information Act — British officials in London and Zimbabwe were well aware of the killings committed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe but consistently downplayed their magnitude, reports the Guardian.
“The British government could have influenced authorities in Zimbabwe but put political and economic interests first…. There were steps they could have taken and they chose not to,” Dr. Cameron said.
Protecting Strategic Interests
Dr. Cameron says she obtained thousands of documents, including hundreds of cables exchanged between British officials in Zimbabwe and London all throughout the period of the killings.
She also says the documents reveal the attitude of Robin Byatt, the then-British high commissioner in Harare, toward Zimbabwe in the initial months of the massacre.
In one cable, which was sent on June 24, 1983, Byatt explained how Zimbabwe was important to Britain largely because of major British and Western economic and strategic interests in southern Africa.
“Other important interests are investment and trade…prestige, and the need to avoid a mass White exodus. Zimbabwe… [also] is a bulwark against Soviet inroads,” Byatt said.
The report further accuses Byatt of negatively interfering with the work of Jeremy Paxman, a BBC journalist who had traveled to Zimbabwe in 1983 to make a documentary on the killings.
Byatt is said to have complained to then-Foreign Secretary Geffrey Howe, saying that the journalist had taken an unreservedly gloomy and sensational view of the events in Zimbabwe.
He further complained that the reporter had a “reputation for sensational reporting.”
Mass Slaughter of Opposition
Fifth Brigade. Photo credit: The Mukiwa
Shortly after President Mugabe took power in 1980, following a brutal guerrilla struggle against White minority rule, he embarked on a massive security crackdown against his political opponents, spearheaded by the Fifth Brigade, a special branch of the Zimbabwean national army created to deal with bandits.
Hundreds of skeletons found in a disused mine shaft in 2011 were said to be about 30 years old, according to researchers. Photo credit: AP
For nine months, the Fifth Brigade reportedly killed, tortured, and raped tens of thousands of unarmed civilians. Historians believe that close to 20,000 people died in the massacres, and many more suffered severe physical and psychological damage.
The special unit, which was fanatically loyal to Mugabe, had been trained by North Korean military specialists to help Mugabe retain power.
Most killings happened in Matabeleland, which is predominantly occupied by the Ndebele ethnic minority and was a stronghold of the then-opposition leader Joshua Nkomo.
Mugabe reportedly accused Nkomo’s followers of killing government supporters and destroying their properties in the region and used the allegations to justify the atrocities.
Fredrick is a Kenyan journalist with years of experience in freelance writing. Before joining Face2FaceAfrica, he worked as a web content writer for various local and international corporations including 4 Wheel Online, Web Partner Group, Wedding Services Kenya, and Decadent Daylilies. He is also an avid blogger, political commentator and human rights crusader.
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