UK Zim Activists Threaten, Intimidate And Bully Nick Mangwana

I do not care that some Zimbabweans in the UK say I’m some Zanu PF agent, I’m not. Just because I do not agree with their way of doing things and choose to think for myself doesn’t make me Zanu PF. I am not a member of any political party in Zimbabwe neither am I a follower of any “political activism” of any sort. I am a woman who thinks alone and exercises my right to express my thoughts as a blogger, even if the mob attacks me. May I also say to the UK Zim Activists that not all Zimbabweans who resides in the UK fled from Mugabe or his regime. I did not seek asylum in the UK and my life was never in any form of danger in Zimbabwe. So please do not assume that every Zimbabwean who is in the UK is here because of Zanu PF, just like they are millions of Britons living abroad in Australia, Spain, USA etc. Migrating doesn’t always mean you are “running”from the government or “running” for your life.

Now that I have got that out of the way, I will cut to the chase. I will not stand by and watch Zimbabweans in the UK, the so called “activists” who claim to fight oppression bully, harass, threaten and intimidate another human being. Yesterday Nick Mangwana, the UK Chairman for Zanu PF came under vicious attack by UK Zim opposition for travelling to Zimbabwe to attend a Zanu PF rally. I want to make it clear to UK  Zim activists that it is not a crime in the UK to support Zanu PF. Also Zanu PF members are not banned from entering or living in the UK. They also have the right and choice to live here  just like you. They also have the right to fly to Zimbabwe for Zanu PF rallies.

However according to the UK activists, Mangwana’s first crime was saying that he can go to Zimbabwe to vote whilst those in the UK don’t vote. According to the opposition in the UK, by saying this he was banning those in the diaspora from voting. Never mind that those accusing Nick of banning them from voting do not even have a political party to vote for. They haven’t even announced their 2018 presidential candidates. All they know is recording video rants on social media and calling for demonstrations that no one bothers to turn up to. Right now Mugabe is the only presidential candidate in Zimbabwe who has announced his running in 2018.

Nick Mangwana’s second crime was saying that Evan Mawarire and Sten Zvorwadza are “nhubus” which means rebels or sell outs. Apparently it’s now a crime to say this. The irony is that Nick is being called worse names by the online trolls/followers of Mawarire and Zvorwadza.

I personally have been bullied, threatened and attacked by the followers of Evan Mawarire. Now strangely enough they are now accusing Mangwana of cyber bullying, talk about pot calling kettle black.

Mangwana has also been falsely accused of inciting violence. I listened to the video at least 5 times waiting for the part where violence is incited, unfortunately that part never came up.

The UK based activists went wild yesterday, with letters being written to the Home Office, British Prime Minister Theresa May and UK Metropolitan Police calling for Mangwana’s arrest. A Farai Maforimbo went as far as to start a petition  calling for Mangwana  to be deported because he allegedly incited violence and he is apparently a “terrorist”. So far nearly 500 people have signed the petition.

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UK based Zim activist Farai Maforimbo has started a petition to get Mangwana deported 

After being questioned by a few people who argued that there were no threats of violence or cyber bullying in the video, Maforimbo said Mangwana had used subliminal Zanu PF language so the threats are not direct but rather hidden. When I listened to the video I just heard a simple harmless shona message and if translated into simple English there was not even a single threat in what Mangwana said. The guy is simply advocating for the use of social media in diaspora to promote Zanu PF, which is not a crime neither is it cyber bullying or terrorism?

Are some of you “activists” on drugs or something because the level of delusion is getting out of hand. How is all this craziness going to get Mugabe out of power?

If anything you are the biggest cyber bullies of Zimbabwe, you do not hesitate to use abusive language and threaten people. You abuse people online and call it fighting Mugabe.  You are the ones inciting violence on an innocent man. You are the ones trying to take a man’s democratic rights away. Yesterday I saw disturbing comments directed to Mangwana which according to UK human rights laws are direct threats.

To Nick Mangwana, if you are reading this article I advise you to go to the nearest police station as soon as you arrive in the UK. Do not be afraid of the deportation intimidation, the Home Office are not stupid. There are no legal grounds for your deportation. You have every right to support Zanu PF whilst in the UK. These activists are not above the law that’s why Evan Mawarire was denied a UK visa to come and do useless demonstrations  here.

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Some of the serious threats on social media directed at Nick Mangwana

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 If a person threatens to come to your house address to “deal” with you, that constitutes of a direct threat and the UK police take that very seriously. A number of people have also threatened to visit your work place. Some are threatening to wait for you at the airport. Please do not take this lightly, go to the police and report these crimes.

Take the video along with you and ask for an independent interpreter who will be able to translate to the authorities word to word of your speech. Explain to the police that the video is the reason why your life  and that of your family is now in danger. They will be able to take it from there and the threats will be formally recorded in case something is to happen to you.

As for the Zim UK dysfunctional activists, stop being bullies and find a “normal” way to change Zimbabwe. We are all entitled to free speech. You have no right to intimidate or threaten people. Get it in your heads that Nick Mangwana will not be deported from the UK even if 4 million of you sign the petition.

Whilst Zanu PF are already organizing themselves for the 2018 elections, what are you guys doing other than recording live videos on Facebook? Why do you have to exaggerate everything and turn petty issues into wildfires? Leave Nick Mangwana alone and try doing something structured and positive towards a better Zimbabwe for a change.

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9 thoughts on “UK Zim Activists Threaten, Intimidate And Bully Nick Mangwana

    1. Jean,

      1.I hope you asked for permission to post Maforimbo’s picture on your blog.
      2. Why should anyone be discouraged from petitioning ? It’s their right and know one can stand and tell otherwise.
      3.Zimpf and MDC have candidates too for 2018. I see you follow zanu pf closely 4. Why is Mawarire or Sten demostration stupid ?
      5. Your tone is very similar to Mangwana and a lot of Zanu Pf activist and I might be wrong .
      6. It’s fair no one should bully Mangwana but it’s fair too to say he is suppprting a regime that has killed a lot of its people and that’s good reason not to support them regardless of what good they have done .
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    2. Jean just because you did not seek asylum as you does not make you a special immigrant. Fact is you are an immigrant just like other immigrants regardless of circumstances that made you migrate……. Truth is regardless of what you think is a special status of not having applied asylum you are just an economic migrant like the rest of them……people migrate to improve their lives and seek opportunities for themselves and their loved. That is why people from rich and developed countries migrate to other rich and developed countries for opportunities just the same for us coming from poorer countries……your perceived special status of not having applied for asylum does not make you different from those who did…….it does not matter whether you came to join family who had legal status or whatever…. You a an economic migrate just like them……you are not a tourist you came to settle and you certainly are not here for the wheather…….Ta

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      1. PS….Jean I do agree with most of the things you write about but I just had to point out that in that first paragraph in this particular piece it comes across as if you look down on other Zims who are also seeking better lives and opportunities like you………. Keep writing though

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  1. All very true. But activists have the right to act peacefully to put their point of view across as well. Those who disagree have the right to disagree, although I would ask you if you know what has happened within living memory to people labelled sellouts? In any case, I would advise you to do some reading up on hate speech, its causes, processes, uses and consequences. Most pertinently, though, If some have the right to promote the promulgations of certain laws that affect millions of people adversely and to speak in ways which encourage seeing certain kinds of people as worthy of sanctioning for their opinions, which we see they do, I do not see how others do not have the right to petition against such people and their activities.

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  2. Interesting, I agree but in the same breath, have you not seen speeches from his honorable asking people not to use social media? People should not have to travel outside of their choice of residence to vote in presidential elections, that’s why we have got embassies, on those premises you’re lawful said to be in your country. Why do Zimbabweans not have that privilege but as acknowledged by Nick they help out a lot? I grew up in a Zimbabwe that had so much promise to see it run to the ground is painful. There is no democracy in Zimbabwe especially not if you’re not pro zanu. Sometimes when you’re not directly affected by the mess that has been created by the zanu pf system it is extremely difficult to understand. If people indeed ran away from the system to hear that they are beneficial to a system that threatens them (not nick) is extremely painful. If I may ask, why is it legal to hold any protest or demonstration at any point & time, and illegal to do so without approval if you’re not aligned with it? Different laws & you talk about democracy?

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  3. Me again, 2011 I travelled to Zimbabwe for the first time in 5 years, I was approached by a man & woman, I was bombarded by questions of why I was in Zimbabwe, “ndimi munouya kuzonetsa pama elections” I was confused didn’t get a chance to say anything & they got distracted & thats how I got lucky. Not all but some of the horror stories you read about harassment or murder at the hands of ZANU agents are real, failing to acknowledge that is in my humble opinion inhumane

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  4. It does not change the fact that Mangwana ibenzi. How can you say I will give you my money and campaign for you but don’t consider me a citizen because I live outside the country. Iye ndiye nhubu. I think even Mugabe felt sorry for this idiot

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  5. Oh come on Jean we all know that once one is labled nhubu by ZanuPf they are already on a death sentence ……stan atadzei he is fighting for a better zimbabwe peacefully demonstrating then nealy getting castrated in the process….there is no democracy in zimbabwe Zanu chete ndiyo inobvumidzwa kuita threaten opposing activist as if they are more zimbabwean than any of us . The only point i agree on with you is that uk has much more efficient and justified means of dealing with cyberbullying ….on the other hand zanu kills cyber bullies please stop singing praise for such leaders .Ana Stan vakaedza wani kuti huyai titaurirane zvakasvikepi This guy Mangwana may not have said nhubu ngadzirohwe but he is obviously supporting mugabes regime nekuuraiwa or kurohwa kukuitwa vanhu nezanu he is ….mekuti to support sumthing or someone means you are all in even in their dodgy dealings ,hence people have responded in anger because they expect Mr mangwana to not only be educated but learned enough to see the bad in Zanu pf . i personaly think opposition is less likely to cause harm than Zanu be it trhough cyber or any other means and we have seen it all since 2008 ……dare to oppose Zanu and you are a dead man walking

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