Sy sit en toekyk in die laat 70’s en vroë 80’s hoe Lord Cameron en Margaret Thatcher die blankes in Rhodesië met die hulp van Ian Smith en John Vorster uit hulle geboorteland uit onderhandel, die land aan Mugabe oorhandig en sy sprak geen sprook nie.
Nou dat die land tot ‘n rommelhoop vernietig is en honderde duisende swart “Zimbabwiërs” ( indien nie miljoene nie), by blankes in Suid Afrika ‘n heenkome kom soek het, noú wil sy verhoudinge herstel hê.
Moet egter nie die fout maak om te dink dat antie Liesbet se gewete haar pla nie. Sy, soos al haar maghebbers, hét nie ‘n gewete nie! Net soos wat sy tot vandag toe, saam met elke eerste minister van Brittanje sedert die Anglo Boere Oorlog nie bereid was om verskoning aan die Afrikanervolk aan te bied vir die oorlogsmisdade en volksmoord van Kitchener en Milner nie, net só min erg sy haar oor die blanke en swart Rhodesiërs wat vir haar en haar regering “expendable” was en hulle alles verloor het, sommige ook hulle lewens!
SO WAAROM DAN DIE BESORGDHEID OOR “ZIMBABWE”?
In ‘n ander artikel deur Hazel Cameron, Lektor in Internasionale Verhoudings by die Universiteit van St Andrews, skryf Cameron die volgende: “Zimbabwe is important to us primarily because of major British and western economic and strategic interests in southern Africa, and Zimbabwe’s pivotal position there. Other important interests are investment (£800 million) and trade (£120 million exports in 1982), Lancaster House prestige, and the need to avoid a mass white exodus. Zimbabwe offers scope to influence the outcome of the agonising South Africa problem; and is a bulwark against Soviet inroads… Zimbabwe’s scale facilitates effective external influence on the outcome of the Zimbabwe experiment, despite occasional Zimbabwean perversity.”
In die lig van die politieke gebeure in 1994, maak die stelling van Cameron, .... “because of major British and western economic and strategic interests in southern Africa, and Zimbabwe’s pivotal position there” vandag vir u sin? Zuma se BRICKS-inisiatief moet voorwaar vir antie Liesbet ‘n doring in die vlees wees, veral indien Zuma wat in London toeberei is, daarin moet slaag om die Britte se langtermyn planne in die wiele te ry!
LONDON – BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH II IS SEEKING TO MEND FRACTURED RELATIONS BETWEEN ZIMBABWE AND HER COUNTRY
London – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seeking to mend fractured relations between Zimbabwe and her country, a report says, adding that she is hoping the southern African country can rejoin the Commonwealth.
According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, there were indications the two countries would soon be holding high level diplomatic meetings in their bid to mend their ties.
The report said that Britain had already sent two of its top diplomats as it pushed a more engaging stance towards Zimbabwe.
Last year, Britain’s Africa minister Rory Stewart attended the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new president after years of uncertain ties under ex-president Robert Mugabe's government.
A conservative British newspaper, the British Express, said that the queen was a key figure in mending the frosty relations between the two countries.
Willingness to re-engage the international community
"When asked by a diplomat at a party what her hopes were for this year, the queen replied, wishing not for world peace, nor even happiness for her own family but 'that Zimbabwe will rejoin the Commonwealth'," said the report.
Zimbabwe had long been an entity close to the queen's heart, and she was known to have been upset when the country was suspended from the organisation in 2003 after its then leader, Mugabe, ignored repeated pleas over human rights abuse.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has indicated his willingness to re-engage the international community, including allowing international observers in its forthcoming elections.
Mnangagwa has vowed to hold fair elections to ensure Zimbabwe "engages the world as a qualified democratic state".
The country was expected to hold elections in four to five months time, an earlier date than expected following the ousting of Mugabe.
Mnangagwa took office in November after a shock military takeover ended Mugabe's 37-year reign