WHAT RAMONA THEN SAID:
2009/3/20 ramona farrell
I'm writing to ask (more out of curiosity then anything else) why the sudden switch in tone (not that your opinion matters to me, or, I'm guessing, the large part of people on this mailing list) when you write the following:
"Incidentally I'm a South African Citizen by birth, not like Mutumwa Mawere who rushed to arrange his Citizenship with the then Minister of Home Affairs to escape his legitimate prosecution for externalizing the resources of Zimbabwe...and to be first in line to benefit from the Black Emplowerement Exercise (BEE) which is being implemented here in South Africa (This is a subject on its own for which I'm preparing a full submission!)"
How perplexing to see the sudden change of paradigm , considering that Mawere assisted you in securing a job at Africa Heritage Investments when you were desperate for a job. To my knowledge, Mawere has been a resident of South Africa since 1995 and he obtained his citizenship prior to the so-called allegations of externalisation. If Mawere was already a non-resident Zimbabwe, how can you describe him as having escaped. For all of us who have known him, he has resided at the same address since 1995. I recall seeing you at various court rooms protesting against the actions of the government of Zimbabwe and its South African lawyers on Mawere.
To my knowledge Mawere has not been convicted of any externalisation crime. What is going on Hove? You sound desperate and keen to attack the very people of who have helped you in your life. Your behaviour is despicable and I would have thought that you had more sense than that. Was it not you looking for Mawere a few days ago for financial assistance?
I personally find it very disheartening to see you exerting the same crookedness as these 'cronies' you ram on and on and on about.
It's a shame, but certainly not suprising. For this is the world in which we live.
I hope and pray Zimbabwe will not be run by people like you. (But low and behold, you're not a Zimbabwean citizen but a South African!)
Dear Ms Ramona Farrell,
You wrote me a letter (which is somewhere at the end of this submission) where you said I had a “change of heart” when I said some things about the externalization of Zimbabwe’s resources.
FOR SOURCE OF ORIGINAL REFERENCE: http://dearprestsvangirai.blogspot.com/2009/03/rev-hove-writes-urgent-frank-open-to.html
The issue is not who did that externalization or whether I benefitted from somebody who did.
The issues are: Is it fair for someone to stay in Johannesburg, support a mining venture at Zvishavane in Zimbabwe, send the minerals to India, get a cheque of US$X, bank that cheque in Johannesburg then only send a small fraction of those proceeds to support the mining venture in Zim only so it keeps providing fuel for the same cycle to continue.
The issue also is not that the Government of the day in Zim is evil and illegitimate hence has no moral authority to cite that illegality. Even if externalisation was not legislated as evil its just as evil as murder is evil even if it was not legislated as such.
The people in Zim need medicines in their hospitals, sophisticated equipment in various sectors of Industry, Agriculture etc and what happens if millions of pounds and US dollars are banked by every businessman in foreign lands?
We will all pass from this world one day….. each on his appointed day and we oew it to the future generations to do things right while we are holding the God-given resources in our custody.
If a relative of mine was a drug-dealer or a prostitute and they paid for my education to University, that does not mean I should be unable to mention that drug-dealing or prostitution was wrong.
About my South African Citizenship and my inability to hold office in Government in Zim, then I wonder why we are trying to remove ZANU-PF?
Ramona you should remember that ZANU-PF shook the whole country and said those with “dual citizenship” should renounce the “external one” if they wanted to vote. Is it a crime if you went to Japan and gave birth there? Your son/daughter would have the Japanese citizenship BY BIRTH but would still be a citizen of the other country BY DESCENT. So what? What’s the big deal there?
I’m as Zimbabwean as Saviour Kasukuwere and Didymus Mutasa. About Robert Mugabe I doubt if he is even a Zimbabwean by either BIRTH or DESCENT.
So Ramona, there we are!
I wonder if you have any further questions, Your Worship?
Rev Mufaro Stig Hove.
Cell: 0791463039 RSA.
P/S FOR THE RECORD: Ramona is the one who even showed me a blog. I didn’t know what it was let alone how to blog. (In October, 2006 remember Ramona?) I’m eternally grateful to you my sister just as I’m eternally grateful to my dear brother Mutumwa Dziva Mawere. I’m sure even you can testify that I’ve taken blogging to astronomical heights and have taught myself to add this and that to my now 42 blogs. I’m sure you are proud of your student, Ramona!
THERE IS NOTHING PERSONAL! JUST THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!!
In case you want to see what kind of person I am, Ramona, I refer you to the story of my life (abridged) at http://zimfinalpush10.blogspot.com/2009/03/rev-mufaro-stig-hove-profile.html .
You may need it when you are given the honour to compile my Obituary!
Remarks by Bro Kuthula Matshazi
My e-mail does not respond to all the people but this a good response. You have confirmed the externalisation that I once talked about. Thanks for your impartiality!!!
Best, Kuthula Matshazi
Visit my Blog at http://kuthula.blogspot.com
Rev Hove's earlier reply,
Zimbabwe will continue after all of us are gone.
Zimbabwe is bigger than all of us combined.
My ultimate allegiance is to the very small, unsophisticated people in Zimbabwe.
I owe a lot to Mutumwa Mawere.
But that does not mean I can't say the truth as it stands.
Personal politics and excessive fear of each other will destroy the National Politics.
I will not continue.
M S Hove...Rev