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West to impose sanctions on South Africa if Ramaphosa is removed

11 Mar 2021 at 14:12hrs | Views
Lately, there has been rising positive publicity on Zimbabwe and rising negativity on South Africa by international and white media.

Just recently, the world bank released unemployment numbers that put Zimbabwe's unemployment at 5.1%, as the bank for the first time categorized self-employed Zimbabweans as gainfully employed. Meanwhile, they put South Africa's unemployment rate at among the highest in Africa, at a whopping 35%.

These are the same people that delegitimized Zimbabwe for 20yrs by singing about its 90% unemployment, and now, all of a sudden, they have changed their negative outlook on the country to positive.

In the past week, both Bloomberg and News 24 wrote about the massive economic turn around taking place in Zimbabwe and the fact that Zimbabwe grew its exports and economy under COVID.

Yes, things have been changing in Zimbabwe, but, they have been changing for 7yrs and these media houses never spoke about it, until now, and the question is why?

The reason is that the west is now turning their crosshairs on South Africa, in preparation for the sanctions and isolation that are coming the moment the ANC remove Cyril Ramaphosa and embark on Radical Economic Transformation and land expropriation without compensation.

By creating a good narrative on Zimbabwe, while vilifying South Africa, the west are warning the ANC not to trade places with ZANU PF by removing Ramaphosa and embarking on their NASRAC resolutions of RET and land expropriation without compensation.

Notwithstanding, the fact is a move to remove Cyril Ramaphosa, to facilitate RET and land expropriation without compensation, is now inevitable because the ANC and some of its leaders' survival depends on this move.

The fact is, if the ANC do not remove Ramaphosa and undertake RET and land expropriation, they are firstly going to lose a number of municipalities in this year's municipal elections and that will culminate in a below majority in the national elections in 2024. This in turn will lead to an ANC coalition with the DA that will bolster the right-leaning members of the ANC and see RET supporters being isolated, prosecuted, jailed and losing their livelihoods, in a South Africa that will have returned to political and economic control by whites.

This means, RET and land reform are now a matter of life and death for ANC, many of its senior members and the black middle class, who risk losing their economic prospects and being sent to jail if the DA comes into power via coalition, to restore apartheid in a majority democracy.

With diamonds, gold and iron almost finished in South Africa, as attested to by Anglo America selling its gold mines and ArcelorMittal downsizing operations. SA mining companies are ready to jump into Zimbabwe where vast amounts of gold, diamond, nickel, natural gas and lithium reserves are being dangled by the former Lonmin CEO, who is now Zimbabwe's Minister Of Mines.

Now, as soon as RET and land expropriation begin, they will be accompanied by the west imposing sanctions and launching an aggressive negative campaign to delegitimize the ANC with the hope of isolating South Africa.

The sanctions will be immediate, sharp and painful, in a country where black people produce and control nothing. White farmers will stop producing staples eaten by blacks, western companies that control South Africa's GMO seeds will withhold their seeds and investment in agriculture will dry up.

The prices of food will go up, store-shelves will go empty. Whites will produce for whites and blacks will scramble to feed themselves.

The black middle class will lose jobs as western corporations divest, inflation will skyrocket, household debt defaults will grow out of proportion, tax collection will fall, grants will dwindle and the economy will crash. The black middle class will lose their homes, cars and luxuries, and the west hope this will propel blacks to vote out the ANC or revolt.

My worry is that it seems like Harare has already been given the memo and promised lucrative investments by white capital that will immediately start migrating South African capital to the newly formed Victoria falls exchange, which is being positioned to be the financial centre of Sub-Saharan Africa.

This is the reason South African and western media are beginning to weave a pro-Zimbabwe narrative and stories like black villagers being evicted to make way for a white dairy company in the Lowveld.

Zimbabwe is the destination being eyed by South African capital because Zimbabwe is the only country in the region with the diversity of resources, an endowment of skills, stability and hunger for investment to safeguard western investment in the region.

The problem with this scenario is it's not an opportunity for Zimbabwe, and I know that many politicians in Harare and various capitals in Africa are itching to teach black South Africans a lesson for their arrogance, xenophobia and nurturing this beast of white monopoly, BUT, that will have no benefit for us as black people.

The coming time is not the time for slaves to be settling cheap scores for crumbs falling off the table where whites will be carving Africa's golden goose. It's a time for us to stick together as Africans to fight for the control of our resources collectively if we are going to defeat neo-colonialism.

It will be difficult for Harare to turn down western investment that promises to lift the isolation and turn Zimbabwe into the jewel of Africa, albeit, we must never forget that we had western investment only in Zimbabwe, for 90yrs during colonialism and it never lifted black people.

We must also never forget that the same investment running from South Africa into Africa, is the same investment that raped and pillaged one of the richest countries in the world: South Africa and left them with nothing today.

#UniteOrDieAfrica.

Source - Rutendo Ben Matinyararire
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