JOHANNESBURG: Leading Zimbabwe pressure groups based in Johannesburg has backed the United States President George W Bush in calling for International community to intensify its efforts as to deliver change in Zimbabwe soon.
In the just ended United Nations General Assembly the United States President remarked that the Zimbabwean government was under siege of a tyrannical regime under President Robert Mugabe which has caused millions to flee their home country.
The Zimbabwe Exiles Forum Director, Gabriel Shumba said Zimbabwean crisis had become an international crisis which needed an international solution as its citizens tortured under the Robert Mugabe regime were flocking to all nations.
"By limiting the Zimbabwean crisis to a regional or continental crisis is by far an underestimation of the magnitude of the crisis. The Zimbabwean crisis is reminiscent to the Sudan 's Darfur region but Zimbabwe becomes more complicated as civilians are tortured with the region doing nothing about it," said Shumba.
Commenting on the same issue the National Constitutional Assembly Coordinator, Tapera Kapuya augmented Shumba's remarks as saying Zimbabwean crisis could not entirely rest on Africa for its solution as the region has failed over the past decade.
"Relying on the SADC and the AU for solution over the Zimbabwean crisis is tantamount to the furtherance of human rights violations by the Mugabe regime as a large number of African leaders have at most forums have backed Mugabe's stance of leadership and have even dismissed efforts by the United Nations Security council to debate the Zimbabwean issue," said Kapuya who is also a human rights lawyer.
The Revolutionary Youth Movement, President Simon Mudekwa also lamented the South Africa has continuously blocked efforts by the United Nations to involve the biggest coalition force in dismantling the tyranny government of Robert Mugabe.
"At the just ended United Nations Annual General Assembly summit in New York , president Mbeki of South Africa has been quoted as having said Africa can solve its own problems.
"What is disturbing is that South Africa and indeed the regional bodies have failed to solve the Zimbabwean crisis which has left over a third of the population moving out of the county.
"President Mbeki is on record as having said Zimbabwean problems will be solved by Zimbabweans themselves and as Zimbabweans we acknowledge that as long as Mugabe directs the army , police and security there is no way Zimbabweans can solve their problems there is need for international solidarity," said Mudekwa.
These leading pressure groups are saying once international community intervene in delivering democracy in the country Zimbabweans would then call for Robert Mugabe to be indicted by the International criminals court for gross violations of human rights he has committed since independence.
Human Rights watchdogs and political think tanks allege that once out of power Mugabe will be tried for destroying houses of over 700 000 Zimbabweans a campaign known as the operation Murambatsvina (clean the trash) which critics say as like during the Gukurahundi the move was meant to frustrate urban dwellers who have in the past supported opposition Movement for Democratic Change.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace has also a thesis of a report on gross violations of human rights and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Mugabe from 1982-1987 as he accused them of supporting dissidents which left over 20 000 civilians dead. Critics say that the CCJP report is the one which is haunting Mugabe and which will see him fight to death in the state house so as to escape prosecution.
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