OPEN LETTER from
Collen Makumbirofa, of the Foundation of Reason & Justice,
to President Morgan Tsvangirai
10 May 2006
Attention: President Morgan Tsvangirai
Movement for Democratic Change
P.O. BOX A1728
Dear President Morgan Tsvangirai
Greetings to you in the special name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
As a Christian working for justice and so much concerned about the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe. I have felt an obligation to urge you to take or continue taking decisive action against our tyrannical government.
I very much appreciate the role your leadership has played (since 1999) in opposing the unchallenged tyrannical rule of president Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF for 19 years (1980-1999).
For decades, the ZANU PF government has caused so much suffering to the people of Zimbabwe. It has become clear before the world that ZANU PF government under the leadership of president Robert Mugabe:
(1). Committed a genocide in 1983 in Matebeleland that exterminated more than 30 000 Ndebele people.
(2). Destroyed the means of production by seizing white owned commercial farms, industries and other private property through the use of Police, Soldiers, Youth Militias and the so-called War Veterans.
(3). Destroyed our most vibrant economy through massive corruption, communist socialism, bureaucracy, arbitrary import duties and quotas, inflation, price controls, terrorism and oppressive taxation.
(4). Destroyed homes of more than a million people and stamped out free markets in cities (the often called informal trade) for the sake of accommodating crooked Chinese traders who readily and gladly welcomed the plunder of unscrupulous civil leaders. On the other hand, failing and often shunned Chinese markets.
(5). Deliberately starved our people through denying them relief aid, destroying and seizing their crops under wicked Grain Marketing Board (GMB) controls.
(6). Violated fundamental human rights of millions of Zimbabweans through its agencies and sponsored partisans.
(7). Killed, tortured and abused members of opposition political parties and other innocent people.
(8). Persecuted Christians, invaded Churches, intimidated Church leaders, arrested pastors and destroyed Churches.
(9). Oppressed the poor, robbed and exploited them through exorbitant taxes and seizing of foreign notes at their disposal.
(10). Betrayed the interests, aspirations and values of our nation by aligning itself with the crooked Chinese politicians, who are infamous for killing, and jailing Christians and abusing women’s through forced abortions and contraceptives.
(11). Destroyed the value and dignity of human life and opposed appreciation of the sanctity of life, which is a gift from God.
In its war against God and Christianity the ZANU PF party has decided to continue on the road of robbery and violence as it has done during the 1970s i.e. Murdering missionaries, destroying Churches, ambushing relief aid workers, planting bombs in farms and public places and massacring unarmed peasants. (All this was committed under the sponsorship of United Nations and World Council of Churches). These worst abuses in the past and those in the present are not hidden or forgotten.
In face of this gross violation of inalienable rights, liberty, freedom and happiness, our civil leaders continue to be arrogant. All authority comes from God and has its boundaries and limitations (Romans 13). A State government was ordained by God to be a ministry of justice alone. In our case, it has become a benefactor of evildoers and a protector of gross wickedness.
Above all the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has won 2002 presidential elections. ZANU PF continue to impose its oppressive leadership on Zimbabweans. According to the unchanging absolute truth in the bible, MDC has a right and authority to rule Zimbabwe on the basis that it won 2002 presidential elections. Therefore l urge you to act in accordance with the prophetic word of God, “He is God’s servant (MDC) an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrong doers, Romans 13:4.
After all alternatives to remove a tyranny have failed, righteous revolution is a responsibility of Christians under proper leadership and elected political parties (Exodus 18:20). Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ cannot be identified with any political parties but has given commands to civil leaders and responsibilities to Christians to support better civil leaders in their communities Mathew 5:13.
True or reformed Christianity will not compromise or align itself with dictators but oppose all forms of evil and openly confront the oppressors. Since 2001 two members of Foundation of Reason & Justice have been involved in voter’s education (encouraging especial rural citizens to participate in elections and to make God’s glorifying choices) and election monitoring.
For the past four years, Foundation of Reason & Justice has been involved in distributing Gospel literature in Zimbabwe and exposing the wickedness in Zimbabwe to the outside world. Among other things the Foundation has done is praying for Change, distribution of Biblical Principles for Africa manual/book to Zimbabweans. In addition, as long as God lives and permits we will continue with our commission.
We are praying that your leadership accomplish what is has come for- God’s Justice. For any support from our organization, may you please contact us. Without hesitation we are ready and willing. May the Lord Jesus Christ protect your leadership and all your supporters.
Yours for freedom & Justice in Zimbabwe
Foundation of Reason & Justice
P.O. BOX 61441
Marshall town 2107
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