Henri Frenay, one of those who organized French Resistance

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Please forward this article to as many people as possible. Target
especially Zimbabweans. People should stage a mass protest to say
enough is enough to Mugabe ZANU PF regime’s  decades of election
rigging, murder, assassinations, lies, rape and treason. All ZANU PF
leaders are criminals, guilt of crimes against humanity. Zimbabwe will
never get right as long as ZANU PF is in power. So Zimbabweans must
rise up in peaceful demonstrations. To those who want to see Zimbabwe
becoming free and democratic please support the liberators with your
prayers and resources.


Henri Frenay, one of those who organized French Resistance
Foundation of Reason and Justice
December 11, 2009

During the Second World War Philippines, Burma, Demark were overrun by
German in two days. Some armies’ surrendered without even firing a
bullet. France was defeated in six months time, this lead to armistice
on 22 June 1940. France was divided into two demarcations, the
occupied areas which covered Northern, Westerns areas and the Atlantic
Coast. German controlled two fifth of France.

The French government controlled one fifth, with the government at
Vichy. Marshal Philippe Petain, its leader rose to leadership through
army ranks. The armistice required among other things that France
surrender all the Jews to Hitler; pay for the cost of occupying
Germans forces; reduce its army to 100 000 and forbid its citizens
from engaging in any form of resistance.

The French people were not happy with the Germans. Many felt that the
Marshal Petain had compromised. Petain arrested and even executed his
own people to appease the Germans. Patriots who continued to resist
the Germans after surrendering of France were seen as trouble makers
causing France problems instead of the occupying Germans. Petain’s
regime arrested many citizens for activities against the occupying

Henri Frenay, an army officer resigned from the French government and
started resistance activities. His secret paper, the Combat
objectively challenged French government for compromising and inflamed
the spirit of patriotism in many French people. Frenay and other
members of the resistance launched a secret army to fight the Germans.

Many of his co-workers were arrested by the French government, the
Gestapo (German secret police) and many were executed. The French
resistance assisted the allied forces by providing intelligence
information to London and halting the German tanks advancing to

Though, the then French leaders saw Henri Frenay and the Resistance
movement as threat. Today leaders of the French resistance movement
are seen as heroes and patriotic. Compromise is a political disease.

There are many comparisons to draw between the then French situation
and the Zimbabwean crisis. Some leaders of the MDC, SA and SADC may
feel threatened by Zimbabweans who are talking of outright resistance
to Mugabe’s oppression. But I have no doubt history will judge these
hardliners as heroes. Therefore, Zimbabweans thinking of resistance
must not doubt. Now is the time.

The MDC has its strategies, that may be compromising but Zimbabweans
must not stop at that. ZANU PF is a criminal enterprise. People must
rise up, the situation is desperate. ZANU PF is the enemy of the
people, as long as ZANU PF leaders are still in power, whether in
unity government Zimbabwe will not get right.

What is the way forward? There are many lessons to learn from French
resistance to compromising Petain’s regime and Adolf Hitler. The
oppressed people must not be limited in thinking. So many things can
be done. People must not be comfortable in suffering. Religious or
political reasons must not be offered to calm people in suffering.

People who are in oppression must rise up against the oppressors. In
Zimbabwe many people have died in the so-called peace time. Mugabe has
killed tens of thousands. Millions of lives have been ravaged –
diseases, orphans, cholera deaths, poverty and demoralization of
Zimbabweans are consequences of Mugabe or ZANU PF’s reign of terror. I
will not be judged wrong to say Mugabe has killed more people than
those died in civil war against Ian Smith (the war before the
so-called independence of Zimbabwe in 1980).

Zimbabweans must be united, contribute resources, skills for the
liberation of the country. ZANU PF has employed tens of thousands of
CIO (secret police) working in NGOs Churches etc…, these are opposed
to the message of resistance or change. Many CIO have been posted to
countries such as South Africa and Botswana. Even some officials in
opposition political parties are working for ZANU PF to suppress the
struggle. Sometimes it’s difficult to know your enemy. But, by their
words and actions you shall know them.

What is unity government? Unity between the losers and winners of
elections! Unity between masters and servants of the people! Unity
between evil and good! People afraid of suffering will defend Unity
Government at all cost. Shame! Shame! Shame! This world is so upside
down that an injustice can be called justice. Dictators who loose
elections must go or face massive resistance. War is not an old
fashioned thing. Principles of just war must be revisited.

As for me, l will not accept anything less than total freedom and
liberation of Zimbabwe from Mugabe and his ZANU henchman.

Collen Makumbirofa
Johannesburg, South Africa.
SOURCE: http://www.kubatana.net/html/archive/opin/091211frj2.asp?sector=CACT&year=2009&range_start=1

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