Thursday, October 22, 2009

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe Hails Ties Between Revolutionary Parties in Southern Africa; Imperialists Still Financing Regime Change Agenda

President hails revolutionary parties ties

Herald Reporter

President Mugabe yesterday re-asserted the strong relations that exist between revolutionary parties in the Southern Africa region.

Speaking at a meeting with the visiting Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola delegation at State House yesterday, President Mugabe acknowledged the strong relations between Zanu-PF and the MPLA.

President Mugabe is also the First Secretary of Zanu-PF.

"We would like to reaffirm the long standing relationship between the two parties," he said.

The MPLA delegation led by secretary-general Cde Juliao Mateus Paulo, consisted of the party’s secretary for international relations Cde Paulo Gorge and Cde Manuel Pedro Chavez, the head of Africa region.

Speaking after meeting President Mugabe, Cde Paulo said they would work to strengthen relations between Zanu-PF and the MPLA.

"We will continue working together to strengthen co-operation between our two parties," he said.

Cde Paulo said while the struggle against the colonial masters was over, there was, however, need for the parties to continue working for the development of the people.

He, however, said there was need to be wary of the imperialist agenda to remove revolutionary parties from power through propaganda activities.

The MPLA secretary-general paid tribute to President Mugabe for forming the inclusive Government with the MDC formations.

"We believe this is an effort by Zanu-PF to unite the people and it is for the people," he said.

On the reported visit to Angola by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Cde Paulo said although they were not aware of the visit, his country would welcome the MDC-T leader.

"He will, (however), get a message of unity in Zimbabwe. We will not change and give him the wrong advice," he said.

Zanu-PF secretary for administration Cde Didymus Mutasa and Cde Kumbirai Kangai (secretary for external affairs) were among officials present when the visiting MPLA delegation met President Mugabe.

The delegation, which earlier during the day met Vice President Joice Mujuru, also visited the National Heroes Acre.

MPLA and Zanu-PF officials met early this week and discussed ways to strengthen political and economic relations between the two parties.

Over US$700m set aside for illegal regime change

By John Manzongo
Zimbabwe Herald

Western nations hostile to Zimbabwe and its leadership have budgeted over US$700 million to influence illegal regime change under the guise of humanitarian assistance.

Addressing Joint Command and Staff Course number 22 students at Zimbabwe Staff College yesterday, Minister of State for National Security Sydney Sekeramayi, said Zimbabwe was under serious threat.

"The biggest western monetary injections into Zimbabwe is not towards development, but humanitarian plus some interventions designed to condition the masses to be amenable to illegal regime change.

"Such interventions have a budget which is in excess of US$700 million, thus underscoring the huge investment towards subverting Zimba-bwe’s security," he said.

Minister Sekeramayi said Zimbabwe had more than 2 500 non-governmental organisations, the bulk of them driven by one fundamental theme of illegal regime change.

"That industry currently employs more people than the formal sector of the Zimbabwean economy.

"Thus the industry that seeks to overthrow President Mugabe and Zanu-PF employs a significant population, institutions and formations," he said.

Minister Sekeramayi said Britain and its western allies embarked on a demonisation campaign against Zimbabwe through false media reports.

"The purpose of this global information warfare, fought by CNN, BBC, Sky News and Aljazeera, is aimed at discrediting the Zimbabwe land reform (programme) by assaulting the morality behind the noble exercise.

"The pirate radio stations continue to illegally broadcast in spite of the fact that they are outlawed by the Global Political Agreement, which gave birth to the inclusive Government."

Minister Sekeramayi said the illegal sanctions imposed by the West posed the most direct threat to Zimbabwe’s security.

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