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What peace&security is Buyanga talking about when our property is not safe? asks Ms. Miriam Mutizwa

Ms. Miriam Mutizwa, an activist based in the UK, has been searching for the correct words to express her disappointment at Mr. Buyanga’s insincerity when he wrote an ill-conceived and misguided letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Mr Antonio Guterres asking him to consider Zimbabwe for a seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member, saying the peace and stability the country has enjoyed over the years deserves such recognition.

Ms. Mutizwa said: “In this unfortunate letter, Mr. Buyanga stated as true and fact that: “There is no threat to peace and security in Zimbabwe. Secretary-General, with your help and guidance we hope and trust that Zimbabwe will get the recognition it deserves.

It would appear that Mr. Buyanga has no clue as to what is peace and security is especially having regard to the fact that only a few weeks ago, I reached out to him looking for his friend, Mr. Nicholas Van Hoogstraten’s, contact details following the placement of Hwange Colliery Company Limited under extrajudicial reconstruction, with a view to establishing Mr. Van Hoogstraten’s, the second largest shareholder of Hwange, attitude to the fate of Hwange.

I had thought that Mr. Buyanga would be alive to the true situation obtaining in Zimbabwe. When property owners including the millions whose property in form of cash is trapped in a banking system that provides no protection and safety to the people’s deposits, it is strange that Mr. Buyanga would be this callous and insensitive to the plight of the people.

It is extremely disappointing that Mr. Buyanga would not seek to give a voice to people who have no access to justice and the protection of the law but would seek to be party to a PR exercise aimed at distorting the true situation that many of us find ourselves in.

We remain vulnerable to predatory state functionaries in Zimbabwe who are not accountable to the people.  We are exposed to a trigger happy military.

I have already expressed my opinion that the Attorney General, Mr. Prince Machaya, who appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development on 19 November 2018 is not fit for purpose following his shocking oral evidence that the Reconstruction Act is a legal and constitutional law.

I should like to believe that any rational person would conclude that if the AG of a country whose President has committed himself and the country to a constitutional path, cannot be the guardian of constitutionalism and the rule of law, then we cannot honestly seek to mislead the world that peace and security exists in Zimbabwe.

I am so angry that I just had to be speak out on this one.  It is really depressing that we have people like Buyanga in our midst.”

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