MNANGAGWA COUNSEL HH…on Implications Of AFRICOM Presence In The SADC Region
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MNANGAGWA COUNSEL HH…on implications of AFRICOM presence in the SADC region

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MNANGAGWA COUNSEL HH…on implications of AFRICOM presence in the SADC region

…on implications of AFRICOM presence in the SADC region

By Staff Reporter

THE Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Tsungirirai Masarira says Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa should engage President Hakainde Hichilema and counsel him on the historical context and implications of AFRICOM presence in the SADC region.

She says President Hichilema “is selling out the struggles of founding fathers of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda and the Frontline States principles”.

Masarira, in a statement, said Zimbabweans must be wary of the US manoeuvres in Zambia as they pose a great threat to national and regional security as well as sovereignty of all SADC states.

“I call upon all the Zambian people to resist such betrayal before America turns the rest of Africa into the current state of Libya. As the president of Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats, I vehemently condemn the US-Africa Command Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia as it is a direct threat to Zimbabwe’s territorial integrity,” she said. “US is fighting to democratise Africa to control Africa and its resources. They are fully aware that leaders without a military background are gullible and easy to manipulate. The US is clandestinely invading Africa in the the new scramble for Africa agenda. Firstly, we know that the Zambia-US partnership is not just about Zambia.”
She charged that the target country is Zimbabwe and the DRC.

“The US is coveting minerals in the two countries that are neighbours to Zambia while Britain has established herself in Rwanda. This is imperialism of Africa and it has always been coming ever since Hichilema took over the reigns in Zambia. This move is posing a security threat to the African continent and not only is it going to cause instability in Southern Africa through inviting the American enemies to attack Southern Africa,” Masarira charged. “America has numerous enemies and having military offices in Zambia attracts Islamic terrorist attacks and creates a launchpad for the US to carry out regime change invasion on countries that are not agreeing with its foreign policy and Zimbabwe is number one target because of its stance on land and black economic empowerment. This move was first resisted by Thabo Mbeki in 2006 when they wanted to establish a similar office in Botswana.”
Masarira said it was appalling that President Hichilema “is naive and has no understanding of the history and geopolitical context of Africa and the complexities of decolonisation”.

“Hichilema is selling out the struggles of founding fathers of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda and the Frontline States principles. Zambia suffered the brutal attacks from the colonial [Ian] Smith regime who unleashed brutal force at freedom camp and Mkushi, killing hundreds of Zimbabwean liberation war fighters that were housed by Zambia. In all honesty, Kenneth Kaunda should be turning in his grave to see this happening now. What Hichilema is doing is a betrayal of fellow African countries and is creating a room for proxy wars that ravaged Middle North Africa and the Middle East countries like Libya and Syria,” she said. “The SADC troika and SADC Heads of State must educate him of the risks that he is dragging Zambia into by allowing himself to be the Zelensky of Southern Africa. Government of Zimbabwe should put more effort into uniting the people of Zimbabwe and boosting the morale of the security sector. President Mnangagwa should play an active role into uniting SADC states against the impending recolonisation of Africa which is being launch-padded in Zambia. History has a way of repeating itself, Zambia was used as a benchmark of the liberation of all SADC states and the neocolonialists agenda of the new scramble for Africa has strategically planned the recolonisation agenda of Africa starting from Zambia. This is a real cause of concern to all SADC states which must not be taken lightly.”

Masarira appealed to President Mnangagwa to engage President Hichilema over the matter.
“Yes…President ED Mnangagwa in his capacity as Head of State should engage his counterpart in Zambia, President Hichilema and counsel him on the historical context and the implications of AFRICOM presence in the SADC region. Fellow liberation movements in the SADC region should engage each other and find a way of dealing with this impending threat of neo-colonialism and regional security,” said Masarira.

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