Results of the election a month or two ago, now, have still not been
released because the repeatedly "elected" President Robert Mugabe
has lost favor and, apparently been voted out. The scene has degenerated
to the level described in this letter.
Please send this one out to your mailing lists:
I reckon that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF. The darkest hour is always before dawn.
We are all terrified at what they
are going to destroy next........I mean they are actually ploughing
down brick and mortar houses and one white family with twin boys of 10
had no chance of salvaging anything when100 riot police came in with
AK47's and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house - 5 bedrooms
and pine ceilings - because it was 'too close to the airport', so we
are feeling extremely insecure right now.
You know - I am aware that this
does not help you sleep at night, but if you do not know - how can you
help? Even if you put us in your own mental ring of light and send your
guardian angels to be with us - that is a help - but I feel so cut off
from you all knowing I cannot tell you what's going on here simply
because you will feel uncomfortable. There is no ways we can leave here
so that is not an option.
I ask that you all pray for us in
the way that you know how, and let me know that you are thinking of us
and sending out positive vibes... that's all. You can't just be in
denial and pretend/believe it's not going on.
To be frank with you, it's
genocide in the making and if you do not believe me, read the Genocide
Report by Amnesty International which says we are - IN level 7 - (level
8 is after it's happened and everyone is in
If you don't want me to tell you
these things-how bad it is—then it means you have not dealt with your
own fear, but it does not help me to think you are turning your back on
our situation. We need you, please, to get the news OUT that we are all
in a fearfully dangerous situation here. Too many people turn their
backs and say - oh well, that's what happens in Africa. This Government
has GONE MAD and you need to help us publicize our plight--- or how can
we be rescued? It's a reality! The petrol queues are a reality, the
pall of smoke all around our city is a reality, the thousands of
homeless people sleeping outside in 0 Celsius with no food, water,
shelter and bedding are a reality. Today a family approached me,
brother of the gardener's wife with two small children. Their home was
trashed and they will have to sleep
outside. We already support 8
adult people and a child on this property, and electricity is going up
next month by 250% as is water.
How can I take on another family of 4 -----and yet how can I turn them away to sleep out in the open?
I am not asking you for money or a
ticket out of here - I am asking you to FACE the fact that we are in
deep and terrible danger and want you please to pass on our news and
pictures. So PLEASE don't just press the delete button! Help best in
the way that you know how.
Do face the reality of what is
going on here and help us SEND OUT THE WORD.. The more people who know
about it, the more chance we have of the United Nations coming to our
aid. Please don't ignore or deny what's happening. Some would like to
be protected from the truth BUT then, if we are eliminated, how would
you feel? 'If only we knew how bad it really was we could have helped
in some way'.
[I know we chose to stay here and that some feel we deserve what's coming to us]
For now,--- we ourselves have
food, shelter, a little fuel and a bit of money for the next meal - but
what is going to happen next? Will they start on our houses? All
property is going to belong to the State now. I want to send out my
Title Deeds to one of you because if they get a hold of those, I can't
fight for my rights.
Censorship!----We no longer have
SW radio [which told us everything that was happening] because the
Government jammed it out of existence – we don't have any reporters,
and no one is allowed to photograph. If we had reporters here, they
would have an absolute field day. Even the pro-Government Herald has
written that people are shocked, stunned, bewildered and blown mindless
by the wanton destruction of many folks homes, which are supposed to be
'illegal' but for which a huge percentage actually do have licenses.
Please! - do have some compassion
and HELP by sending out the articles and personal reports so that
something can/may be done. 'I am one. I cannot do everything, ---but I
can do something.. And because I cannot do everything, I will not
refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do.
And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.' - Edward Everett