petition to seek for justice of unknown killed victims by the regime’s secret agents.

The Zimbabwe Exile Government demand that the exhumations of recently discovered bodies be done by pathologists, with a view to determining the identities. Families of the victims expect the bodies to be identified and to be given decent burials in line with traditional and religious practice. Th

2 responses to “petitions

  1. zimcrisis

    May 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Bias, xenophobia and discrimination at Pretoria Unhcr against Zimbabwean
    refugees and asylum seekers *

    (The article contains personal experience of the author)

    The Unhcr in Pretoria is biased and very unhelpful towards Zimbabwean
    refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa. The organization does not care
    about Zimbabweans nor does it practical help Zimbabwean refugees in need of

    I have been to the Unhcr many times and l have done two interviews. On the
    last interview l did not even get a feedback. I made a follow up still the
    Unhcr did not bother to respond.

    In Zimbabwe l have fled political persecutions and violent attacks from War
    Veterans and ZANU PF youth militias. I was granted Refugee status after
    arrests by police and much struggle. In South Africa, l am being persecuted
    for making a stand against the South African foreign policy of quite
    diplomacy. I have undisputed evidence of persecutions and of intelligence
    agents of both countries (Zimbabwe and South Africa) attacking me.

    I was left with many questions over the role of Unhcr as far as Zimbabweans
    are concerned: Why some few years back the Unhcr in Pretoria was saying
    there is no crisis in Zimbabwe? Whereas people were being intimidated,
    beaten, tortured and murdered by the ruling ZANU PF regime for holding
    different political views.

    How the Pretoria Unhcr is made up of or composed (personnel)? Are they no
    Zimbabwean officials or officials of other nationalities who are agents of
    ZANU PF government in Zimbabwe and who are interfering with any positive
    help towards Zimbabwean refugees?

    In June 2010 I have wrote this email to relevant human rights organizations:
    “l hereby let you know that the UNHCR is very unhelpful in so many cases.
    Some few years back while our people in Zimbabwe were fleeing murder,
    torture, intimidation, rape the UNHCR was saying there is no crisis or war
    in Zimbabwe.

    So the insensitivity and unhelpfulness of the UNHCR towards Zimbabwean
    refugee community in South Africa is well noted. l have been there three
    times l did interviews with them they never even gave me a feedback on my
    last Interview.

    In South Africa l have persecuted, physical attacked verbally attacked by
    senior officials. Right now l am under surveillance my phones are bugged and
    my emails are monitored.

    l appreciate your advice l will approach the UNHCR again. Thank you so much
    for the advice.”

    The Unhcr in Pretoria is funded by private foundations and tax payers’ money
    from many governments. But it is very arrogant to the refugee’s and asylum
    seekers it is suppose to help. The phone numbers from the Pretoria do not
    get through. Refugees find it difficult to access it.

    I am going to book an appointment for interview with them. Maybe this time
    they will refuse interview with me because of this publication. But it does
    not make much difference because even before l made this publication they
    did not help me.

    Sometimes the Unhcr has a custom of courtesy they can just call someone for
    interview but one’s fate is already decided because ‘one is a Zimbabwean.’

    Two Embassies including Swiss Embassy whom l have approached for possibility
    of support have referred me to Pretoria Unhcr but l have tried to tell them
    that this organization does not care about Zimbabweans in South Africa who
    need protection.

    The media should help Zimbabweans in need of protection and help by
    investigating the role of Pretoria Unhcr towards Zimbabweans. Why it has
    biases and discriminatory policies as far as Zimbabweans are concerned? How
    many Zimbabwean refugees in SA have been helped by the Unhcr? I want to go
    for interview with them concerning my request for protection through Refugee
    Resettlement. If they refuse to attend me it does not matter. But l will be
    happy if people start to see how discriminating and unhelpful is the
    Pretoria Unhcr to Zimbabwean refugees and asylum seekers in SA who need of

    Facebook group: search
    the name of the group is: Please
    Pretoria Unhcr help Zimbabwean Refugees in South
    Email your comments, views or experience with Pretoria Unhcr:

    My contacts: Email:, Fax 0027 86 5585 405.

    Collen Makumbirofa (Belz Media Award 2010)

    Foundation of Reason & Justice



      August 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      petition of the nation to demanding an end to the negotiations involving GNU parties and resort to a different transitional arrangement.

      Below is a petition sent to GNU leaders by MDC99 President, Job Sikhala.

      August 24, 2011

      Robert Mugabe

      Zanu PF President

      Munhumutapa Building


      Morgan Tsvangirai

      MDC-T President

      Munhumutapa Building


      Arthur Mutambara

      Of no fixed aboard

      Munhumutapa Building


      Prof Welshman Ncube

      MDC-N President

      Mukwati Building


      Dear Sirs,


      The failure by your political parties to find a solution to the political crisis affecting Zimbabwe for over four years now places an urgent need for the nation to demand an end to the negotiations involving your parties and resort to a different transitional arrangement.

      Since 2008, your political parties, Zanu PF, MDC-T and MDC-M have been engaged in endless negotiations and purported to have established a transitional arrangement that would pave way for a new political dispensation by way of comprehensive processes of reformation towards holding free and fair elections. It was also expected that the formation of a coalition government by your political parties, entitled the Government of National Unity (GNU), would result in the implementation of policies towards economic revival, service delivery improvement, national healing and reconciliation as well as mending foreign relations.

      You know as much as we do that your coalition has spent much of the time squabbling and recording very little progress on the above-mentioned objectives and a fundamental question now demands an honest answer. For how long can the nation suffer the effects of political tension and uncertainty, economic challenges, high levels of unemployment and unacceptable poor service delivery levels?

      Be advised that Zimbabweans cannot allow you and your parties to any longer play the godfathers and also the referees as well as players on the nation as you have done for a long time without caring about the suffering of the masses.

      The leadership of MDC99 has thoroughly reviewed the situation and gone to the people to gauge the sentiments and aspirations for us to hereby unequivocally make these demands to your persons and the political parties you lead.

      a) There must be admittance by everyone that the GNU has run its course and proved to be a huge failure as often acknowledged by all of you at some occasions. For that reasons, the coalition must be disbanded now and be replaced by a transitional administration involving all the political parties in Zimbabwe, civil society, religious groups, as well as other stakeholders. The transitional arrangement would be led by a cleric or civic leader endorsed by all stakeholders.

      b) That therefore also means there must an immediate end to the chaotic and controversial efforts by your political parties to create the so-called election “roadmap” under, and along, the same framework that was used in the first place to take us to the current problems. An acceptable and sustainable roadmap towards elections should have to involve all other political parties in Zimbabwe and negotiated as well as adopted under the leadership of the transitional administration proposed above.

      c) There is an unequivocal position within our party, which we find to be shared by other political parties in Zimbabwe that any election organised out of the processes involving your three parties would be a farce and we will not participate in it. Zimbabwe will only hold a legitimate election after the proposed transitional administration would have worked on “roadmaps” or creating conditions that guarantee it to be free and fair.

      d) All the political parties involved in the GNU must communicate to the leadership of Sadc about the position to bring an end to the current arrangement in order for the proposed transitional administration to be established.

      We take this opportunity to advise you that MDC99 has resolved to embark on a national campaign of mobilising people to protest and demand an end to the failed coalition involving your political parties. We therefore give a period of two weeks for you and your parties to positively respond to this petition or we embark on mobilising the people to protest.

      Also be advised that the MDC99 is communicating to the Sadc leadership about these demands and the alternative we now seriously believe to be necessary of mobilising Zimbabweans to stand up against the abuse of their rights and waste of time by yourselves and the political parties you represent.

      Yours Sincerely

      Job Sikhala

      MDC99 President


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