Zim polls will be watched — Rev Jackson

VISITING United States civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson yesterday said the world will be closely monitoring Zimbabwe to ensure the country holds credible elections later this year.

Report by Feluna Nleya

Addressing journalists after a two-hour-long closed-door meeting with President Robert Mugabe at his Munhumutapa offices, Jackson said it was important for the country to hold free and fair elections to correct its battered political image.

“Elections will be coming up here, which the whole world will be watching. Ensure that election is transparent, free and credible,” said Jackson.

“It would change the whole world for Zimbabwe and the whole of Southern Africa.  So we look forward to that occurring.”

Jackson arrived in the country on Monday following a brief stopover in South Africa where he met MDC-T leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who is on a regional diplomatic offensive to apprise African leaders of the current political situation in Zimbabwe.

Jackson described his tour as a private business trip, adding his meeting with Mugabe was centred on exploring business opportunities.

“We want good relations, we want peace within the country, and between the countries, reconciliation, investment and growth — that’s what we want to happen and it can happen,” said Jackson.

“We are not engaging in any of the local politics.  It is your own democratic way. Ours is the reconciliation, investment and growth then, we remove the barriers.”

“We discussed ways to work together to remove (economic) barriers. 

A lot of American investors want to invest in a growing country. The sanctions are not total, they are sectional and they are coming down slowly,” said Jackson.

“A good foreign policy is built on international law, human rights, self-determination, economic justice. We think that this is happening. We are anxious for the sanctions to end, for walls to come down and bridges to be built between our two countries. America and Zimbabwe have a lot to offer to each other. We each represent market money kind of location, democracy and freedom.”

Jackson will be in the country until tomorrow.

26 Responses to Zim polls will be watched — Rev Jackson

  1. Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I am glad that as an American Jesse Jackson is aware that our problems in Zim are centred around Shona Gukurahundis.

    We have Shona Gukurahundis in our country that is our problem. Americans are really Godly blesssed, they dont have Shona Gukurahundis this is why everything works in that country!

    • legacy May 1, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      phunyu u ar so stupid

      • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 11:27 am #

        Everything works in America and Europe because there are no Shona Gukurahundis there.

        • Abel May 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

          ndosaka makadashurwa

      • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

        legacy of gukurahundism!

  2. Victor Besu May 1, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Rababa

  3. Mkweshi May 1, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Ppl be mindful of Phunyu aka welshman.
    He now has rebranded by writing as an anti.ndebele commentator who yeilds serious hate language against Ndebele. And inturn replies himself as phunyu so ppl will think there is a serious beef btwn the 2 special Zim tribes.
    Comeon Zimbos we are too educated to fall into such childish trickery.
    Ncube thrives on the peak of tribalism and punyu is tryin to create just that.
    Silly punyu, our greatest enemy ryt now is hunger and the quest to remove the octagenarian.

    • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      Our greatest enemy right now in Zim is Shona Gukurahundi tribalism. You have to atone for your 1979 Gukurahundi Grand Plan, which is presently your guiding policy document in Shona political and social relations with Mthwakazi people!

  4. Razorman May 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Go and live in Europe Phunyu and vote for Bush and Blair your fore fathers.What sort of business or investment deals neither power does this useless Giant moron has.Where were you when we suffered in 2008.You were sent by that nyurusi (mixed race) Obama with a letter.you were silent when your country invaded the world with dubious lies.Your mischief country is in the process of bombing Syria with false allegations of Sarin use.Go back and tell them that we can do it ourselves without their support.

    • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      You suffered in 2008 because of your kith and kin. You vote on the basis of Gukurahundi Shonaism, so you deserve the suffering tenfold.

      My ympathies lie with only with my Mthwakazi people, who because of their population numbers end up being victims of circumstances!

  5. Razorman May 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    For you to be what you are is because of the shonas.hate it or love it but its the truth.keep on hiding behind your evil blood stained brain.

    • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      I am what I am because of Inkosi uMzilikazi, our great King who founded the City of Kings, kwaBulawayo and the great Mthwakazi nation. My education, I owe it to Ian Douglas Smith and his highly efficient Rhodesian Front administration of high standards.

      I may differ with their racist idiologies, but I certainly have no problem with the high education standards they put in place in Zim.

      As for Shona Gukurahundis, they brought with them their rat-eating culture, Gukurahundism,their 1979 Gukurahundi Grand Plan Satanic Verses, racism, the grab-and-get-rich-without-hard-work culture, spreading Shona everywhere.

      I simply cant find anything positive about these two-legged Central African creatures!!

      • Biggers May 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

        Wow, inga uri kutsva muzukuru waMzilikazi. Kuti ndizvo zvaifungwa nasekuru vako here izvi pavairozva maShona nehondo dzemadzviti. Zvese zvaunochema nazvo takadzidziswa nemadzitateguru ako. Isu maShona taive ma artisans and builders musati mayambuka Limpopo.

      • Abel May 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

        I am sure people can now see why you got smacked, pitch up from Kwazulu natala and try to overule a majority. Anonzi Robert, anorova vane misikanzwa

  6. Dumisani May 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Phunyu you are very stupid if you dont have comments stay away from this site coz you always think zvinhu zvakapera. Whom do you want to remind abt Gukurahundi it shows hauna nyaya. He Shona Shona. We are nw one nation stop that.

    • Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

      Ngu Dumisani bani obhala ngesiTshona. You can hide behind Mthwakazi/Ndebele names as much as you like as most of you do, (obviously you envy us with our beautiful names) but your Gukurahundism simply gives you away!!

  7. gwizo May 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    thanks Dum

  8. reason May 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Well, readers, first hand information is that this Phunyu is a white farmer who lost his farm. So totally ignore him coz he is tryin an old trick of divide and rule, which unfortunatley wont work in Zim. He is a very close relative of Eddie Cross. So let hm gloat and bloat alone. Very soon he will use another pseudoname. Mark my words!

    • Abel May 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Its possible, I have too many ndebele friends and they are not so tribal, saka pamwe muvet arikuda kuita divide and rule.

  9. Matako echembere May 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Well said Reason

  10. chamunorwa May 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    When did politics in Zimbabwe ever change for the better because someone was watching? Hehehehe, ana Jackson do not know that ZANU PF has perfected the art of subverting the peoples will by hiding behind anti0imperialism, whilst people in the MDC get fat claiming to be bringing democracy. The true patriots are the ordinary men and women of Zimbabwe, who the world has watched whilst they wallow and withstand an onslaught from both the monster that ZANU is, and sanctions. Kutsva dumbu nemusana, uku kune ZANU PF mhondi, uku kune MDC yaorawo, zvino tomhanyirepi? No amount of goodwill from anyone will help Zimbabwe unless tatumbura minzwa yedu first. Get rid of the greed and corruption in ZANU and MDC then we can talk. What is goodwill munyika ine one tv station in the 21st century? Hehehehe, a country where good health comes to those who fly to Singapore, and education to those who send their kids abroad? When a land reform you claim to be a success cannot feed the nation and people still need food aid? When you shout sovereignty and then blame sanctions, what a paradox. Shanduko inotangira mumba, and Jackson vatorwa!

  11. Gazebo May 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Phunyu,what a night wastf by father and mother.

  12. Phunyukabemphethe May 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Yesterday, Ngomo zidumbu, zumundevere. Today, father zimbabwe!

  13. Boorangoma Paurosi May 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Tribalism is the birthmark of dunderheads, if we let this stink proliferate in our communities, we will forever be a nation of handouts and senseless strife. That is so 1970s. The most literate nation in Africa with the highest number first class of fools. Unity is priceless, tiri mwana wemunhu mumwe chete.

    • Phunyukabemphethe May 2, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Yaah, you are right – but please tell us what is Ngomo zidumbu, zimuNdevere and what language is that?

  14. Robert G Mugabe May 2, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    ya i have also come to conclude…
    Phumu imhata

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