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"John" - not his real name - is a former agent of Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation, who claims he fled the country after being forced to kill a man by drowning him in a cement-filled trunk.


He first joined the CIO after being approached at one of the country's notorious National Youth Service Training Camps.

One day, four guys came, driving a black Mercedes-Benz. They put us in a classroom and said they were from the Central Intelligence. I was afraid, because if you're me, and you don't know about the secret service, all you know is that it protects the sovereignty of your country - it's not a difficult job to do. I wanted a little bit of income. I said: 'Yes'.

During training, we were told we were going to learn what they called 'torture techniques.' Everyone was given a cup of gin. We were put into a room with no doors and windows and had to start smoking marijuana.

All of a sudden, a man was put in the room for 'random beating' - where you beat someone haphazardly, no-one really takes charge. You just beat him.

At first the guy was blocking. But we kept on kicking and assaulting him. After he started bleeding, we stopped. They said: 'Why are you stopping?' So we had to keep on beating him. Then they gave us some pills - I'm not sure what they were, but after I took them I had this rage.

Pliers or screwdrivers

Then another guy was brought in. They said he was a cattle rustler who had been sentenced to 35 years in prison. He was put on a desk, and we were given rubber and sticks to beat his feet.

His feet turned black. When we removed him, he couldn't walk. He just fell down and collapsed. Then a third guy came in. They said this guy had raped and killed a 13-year-old girl. We were told to apply electronic shocking.

We poured some water on him, and then each one of us applied the shock. That was it. By the time we left, he smelled of burnt meat. He just fell down on his face.

The fourth guy, we weren't told why he was brought in. A first aid box was opened - and inside were pliers and screwdrivers. We asked the man to choose between the two.

Our captain attacked his ears with the pliers, pinching a piece out of it. He started bleeding heavily. He then reached into the box, took the sellotape, and put it over the man's mouth so that he couldn't make any noise. You could only see tears.

The captain then took the pliers and called us near. He got near his genitals, then got one of his balls, pressed it with the pliers, and popped it. There was a lot of blood.

Later, we were told to do an operation called 'construction.'

We were told to go to Kariba with a parcel in the trunk of the car. We were not told what was in the parcel, and we were not to open it. We were given some money and drove out.

Then we heard movement in the trunk. There was some kind of a man's voice. We all panicked and tried to look for the keys to open the trunk.

But then we discovered that there was no key. We checked the instructions we had been given, and they said we had to drive to the river - where we would find a speedboat tied to a tree, a bag of cement, and the key to the trunk.

When we got there, we found the speedboat - and there was also a new set of instructions and the key. We opened the trunk before reading the new instructions, and saw there was a man inside.

Haunted

His hands were cut and he was bleeding heavily. His head was soaked with blood. He couldn't say anything, because his tongue had been cut out. We knew what the envelope would say before we opened it.

I said: 'I'm not doing it.' But Alexander said: 'Look behind you.' I looked, and there was somebody in the tree wearing camouflage. So we took the bag of cement and mixed it. Then we started putting it in the trunk.

We tried to shut the trunk, but we could not because the man's head was partially outside. We put the trunk in the boat. We drove 50 metres into the river. We came back in the boat, without the trunk.

I have a guilty conscience. The things I have done haunt me every day. Every night I cry myself to sleep.

"John" now lives outside Zimbabwe. Parts of his story cannot be verified because of the difficulty of reporting from Zimbabwe.

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No way ... !!!

I can't believe people know what
Mugabe is doing - and yet they let
him carry on regardless.

It's the usual story though - if you
are in trouble AND you have lots of
oil/diamonds/gold ... then the good
old US of A will help you ... :rolleyes:

If however you are in trouble AND
YOU DONT HAVE oil/diamonds/gold ...
then sorry, but the good old US of A
isn't interested !!! :mad:

Darfur, Mogadishu, Harare etc etc etc ...
 

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Mugabe is going to be out now but he probably won't be put on trial for all the crimes he was behind and orchestrated, which is wrong.

Hopefully the new president puts the needs of the people of Zimbabwe over the few elite.
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
Mugabe is going to be out now but he probably won't be put on trial for all the crimes he was behind and orchestrated, which is wrong.

Hopefully the new president puts the needs of the people of Zimbabwe over the few elite.
we can but pray ............................
 

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Mugabe Supporters Try To Invade Farms
Updated:17:27, Sunday April 06, 2008 http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1311918,00.html

White farmers in Zimbabwe say they have been placed under siege in a new wave of farm invasions by militants loyal to President Robert Mugabe's ruling party.

Farm in ZimbabweThree cattle ranchers reported that they were forced off their land but police said the invaders were later removed.

The land grabs came as a High Court judge said he would rule on Monday on a petition by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change which calls for the immediate release of presidential election results.

The MDC party says it won the March 29 poll and wants the court to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to end its delay in announcing results.
 

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Zimbabwean police have arrested at least five officials for allegedly under-counting votes cast for President Robert Mugabe in last month's election.

Police said the election officials have been charged with fraud and criminal abuse of duty, accused of taking nearly 5,000 votes away from Mr Mugabe.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined international calls for the urgent
release of the results.

The opposition MDC is seeking a court ruling to force publication of results.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, won the election by a clear majority.

But Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF is seeking a recount.

On Monday a High Court judge dismissed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's (ZEC) argument that his court did not have jurisdiction and set the case for Tuesday.
The judge said he would decide whether to treat it as an urgent case, before hearing the actual arguments.

So THATS how he is going to fiddle it!!!!
 

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It was obvious from the day the election was
announced this was not going to be a fair
result RD ... :(

Robert Mugabe is a very clever man - I was
even shocked to see that this election was
so close in the end.

I was truly confused as to how he would
manage to get a victory from this - until
now ....

....Oh yes Mugabe is a bad, bad man ... :mad:
 

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Sure when the lawyers had a summons to go in and count the votes etc...
Mugabe had armed enforcers unwilling to let anyone in.
This guy is a punk and needs to be got rid of Asap or to just die soon.
 
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No-one thinks Mugabe won - Brown

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told world leaders that "no-one thinks" Robert Mugabe won last month's presidential election in Zimbabwe.

At a UN Security Council meeting, he said voters had "shown their commitment to democracy" and a "stolen election would not be an election at all".

Mr Brown warned that the UK and others "stand ready to support Zimbabweans".


Earlier, Mr Brown had talks with UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, as his three-day US visit got under way.

The two men discussed the elections crisis in Zimbabwe, as well as Darfur and Kosovo, an aide said.

But a meeting between Mr Brown and South African President Thabo Mbeki - seen as the key player in dealings with Mr Mugabe - was postponed until later on Wednesday because of scheduling problems.

Addressing the Security Council, of which the UK will hold the presidency next month, Mr Brown said: "Three weeks ago the people of Zimbabwe sent a strong message of their commitment to democracy."

He added that the UK was "working to ensure that the will of the people of Zimbabwe is upheld".

Mr Brown said: "No one thinks, having seen the result at the polling stations, that President Mugabe has won this election.

"A stolen election would not be an election at all. The credibility of the democratic process depends on there being a legitimate government.

"So let a single message go out from here that we are and will be vigilant for democratic rights and that we stand solidly behind democracy and human rights for Zimbabwe and we stand ready to support the Zimbabwean people build a better future."

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change believes leader Morgan Tsvangirai won last month's election outright.

But this is disputed by the governing Zanu-PF party, with the full results not yet released.

Earlier this week, Mr Mugabe, in power since Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980, dismissed Mr Brown as a "tiny dot in this world".


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I remember Rhodesia under Ian Smith, the last white ruler. The population had a large white population who many of which had fought, and died, in WW2 for England. The indigenious black population were well fed, well educated and well paid for working on "white farms" which were extremely productive. They had modern homes with all mod cons.

Along came a black terrorist who terrorises and butchered the black population, burnt out white farms and destroyed valuable food crops as well as a highly lucrative tobacco industry. Which brought large volumes of revenue into government coffers. This terrorist forced out Smith and hid government with the assistance of neighbouring black states. His name was Robert Mugabe.

When he got into power, he promised the continued use of the white farms AS LONG as Britain paid him money, which the idiots did, for many years as "foreign aid". Then he burnt a few farms drove the whites out, beat up the blacks, and drove them into the bush.

He enjoyed doing this, so he expanded his reign of terror and drove more and more blacks into the bush, to certain death from wild animals or starvation. Many of the whites driven out were actually born there. Those that were driven out came to the UK on british passports. They went to the Social Security and sat with the Eastern Europeans, Albanians, Kosovans, Asians and Somalians, as well as many others and waited to be interviewed. When their turn came for assistance they were thrown out on the street with NOTHING! These english did not qualify.

THIS is the country of Zimbabwe.

A container from China has been allowed to dock and unload in South Africans port. It is destined for Zimbabwe and is allegedly full of weapons. Who are these going to be used on??
 

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Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change has ended a meeting in Harare without deciding whether to contest a run-off presidential vote. A delegation is to visit South Africa to consult MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai before making a final decision. Mr Tsvangirai has not ruled out taking part. Incumbent President Robert Mugabe would win automatically if he did not.

On Friday the MDC rejected first-round results that gave Mr Tsvangirai the most votes, but not outright victory. Mr Mugabe has accepted the official results of the 29 March election, and confirmed he would stand in a run-off. No date has been set.

Zimbabwean Deputy Information Minister Bright Matonga told the BBC a second round could be held within three weeks.

But he added that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) might also decide to delay the vote. "It is again provided for in the constitution that it has to be done within 12 months. But as far as I can see from this, they're going to announce the run-off anytime from now."


On Friday, the MDC said it had been cheated of thousands of votes as the commission announced that Mr Tsvangirai had gained 47.9% of the votes - against 43.2% for Mr Mugabe.

The party now faces a dilemma, says the BBC's Peter Biles in Johannesburg.
It can boycott the run-off and hand victory to President Mugabe, or it can take part - under protest - in the knowledge that the violence and intimidation witnessed over the past month has created a far tougher electoral environment, our correspondent says.

After a high-level meeting on Saturday, MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa said no decisions had been reached so far.

"There are issues that have to be clarified," he told Reuters news agency.

Some delegates are being sent to South Africa, where Mr Tsvangirai has taken refuge.

The MDC says the government delayed the result for more than a month in order to orchestrate a campaign of violence to deter opposition supporters in a run-off.

Although the result of the election is inconclusive, it represents a humiliation for 84-year-old President Mugabe, our correspondent adds.

The MDC on Saturday reiterated its claim that it won the election outright.
"We are convinced that the run-off is unnecessary," said Thokozani Khupe, the movement's its deputy leader.
However she also appeared to leave open the possibility of a second round, saying: "In the unlikely event of a run-off, the MDC will once again romp to victory by an even bigger margin."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7381668.stm
 

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zimbabwe is a nightmare . austin green one of our engine builders had a huge farmstead there till 3 years ago when he was given notice he must leave or be forcibly evicted and tried for crimes against the indigenous population . he would go back tommorow as he loves the country but mugabe is amin mk 2
 
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