Slavery: A Common Practice in Democratic Maoist-Zimbabwe
Despite the eradication of slavery in Rhodesia due to the efforts of great men like David Livingstone and Cecil Rhodes, it returned with a vengeance in “liberated” Zimbabwe. The seeds were already sown in the Marxist terrorist war, but the world stayed silent.
In 2018 Human Rights Watch reported that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions. Further seasonal farm workers, including children, are pushed to work excessive hours without overtime and forced to go weeks or months without pay.
A 2020 U.S. Department of State report on human rights abuses in Zimbabwe stated that some employers do not pay wages to child domestic workers. They claim they are assisting a child from a rural home by providing room and board. Some employers paid with goods instead of cash, while others paid the parents for a child’s work.
The U.S Department of Labor reported that:
Zimbabwean children, especially orphans, are sometimes lured by relatives with the promise of education or adoption, but instead are recruited to work within the country as domestic workers or forced to work in mining, drug smuggling, or other illegal activities.
Forced marriages, a Bantu tribal tradition, are resulting once again in young girls like 13 year old Muchina being married off to a 64 year old man.
Zimbabweans are resorting to centuries-old traditions of “forced marriages”, known in the local Shona language as “kuzvarira“, for survival.
The practice, which involves a father giving away his usually under-age daughter (without her consent) to a richer man in return for food and other economic support, had died over the past *100 years.
*Note that is the period when Rhodesia existed. They cannot bring themselves to state that simple fact. In “liberated” Zimbabwe selling off daughters as child brides is a reversion to pre-Rhodesia customs.
Zimbabwean’s Bring Slavery To Britain
Perhaps the most ironic form of slavery is that practiced by black Zimbabweans who sought a better life in Britain post “liberation from white oppression”. The following interviews were reported by Dr Masimba Mavaza and others in 2019-2020 here and here.
Gogo Chaitezvi left Zimbabwe when she was 57. She was asked by her niece to move to Britain and help her look after her children. Her niece told her should would be paid £750 a month as a Nanny and house maid. In England her niece worked as a nurse and was an active a member of a Pentecostal Church.
“Being my sister’s child who has invited me. And that she did the visa application and paid for the ticket I found it profitable to come to England. I was so hopeful I was so over the moon.” said Gogo Chaitezvi. “On arrival in England all seemed well. But that very day she took my passport and said she was keeping it safe. That was the last time I saw my passport”
Gog was then forbidden to talk to anyone, open a bank account, eat at the same table, attend Church or any gatherings. When she asked for her pay she was told that for the first two years she will be working to pay back the costs of her travel. The plane ticket from Zimbabwe was only £500. The visa application for a visitors visa was £90 pounds. Gogo was expected to work without pay for two years to reimburse £590.
Everyday Gogo was threatened with deportation. Fifteen years years later Gogo was shocked when she was told to go because the kids were now grown. Her passport was lost and there was no money coming her way. A good Samaritan found her on the street and took her to a Red Cross shelter.
Mandie another Zimbabwean victim of slavery shared this. She recalls that,
“They held us in an apartment and took away our passports. They told us that we’d be photographed again for our new employment documents, to be registered as waitresses. It felt strange, but we believed them.”
Then, Mandie and the other women were put on a plane to Republic of Ireland. On arrival they were taken out of the airport then asked to look for their way in England. It was easy to walk across the boarder into Notthen Ireland it is an open border. Once you are in Northern Ireland you are in England.
“When I got to England I was to go and stay with a man who was the Agency owner. I was going to work in a factory… Because I had no passport my agency told me my money will be put in the account of my agent…. So I never got a salary all my money was with agency. This agency was run by a Zimbabwean family. They ill treated all of us like slaves. You were not allowed to be sick.
One day I got a terrible headache when I failed to wake up the next morning for work I was fired. I was left to live on the streets, ashamed and unemployed. I then had to work in the sex industry until I was approached by an organization that assists women subjected to sex and drug trafficking. They offered me work. I wasn’t sure that I would fit in, but slowly I began to trust them”.
Suzana Matimbe, 29 years old, stated:
“I lived with a family who brought me from Zimbabwe. They treated me so bad. They took my passport. They isolated me from any human being. I slept on the sofa for a month then I was told to sleep on the floor as they said I was damaging the sofa. I was not allowed to go outside the house. They could literally beat me up and I was so sore. I was not registered with any doctor so when I got sick I had to brave it.”
Slavery Was Brought Back to Rhodesia by Marxist Terrorists
Let us not forget that Rhodesia’s 80% black volunteer army was also fighting to stop the reintroduction of slavery by the Marxist terrorists.
“...the Communists had decreed that all women were to give comfort to the comrades. Any Communist could have sex with any woman, at any time, and there wasn’t a damned thing that she, or anyone else, (including us) could do about it… They also did not give us their names but simply their ‘nom-de-guerre’ such as Jetfire Stalin, Hendrix Sabanda, Nelson Marx… “
ZIPRA and ZANU frequently terrorised and raided rural villages for child soldiers. Today in Africa child soldiers continue to be a dangerous and terrifying menace with few programs to rescue and rehabilitate them.
This post is an excellent illustration of why the story of Rhosdesia, a subject of intrinsic and nationalist interest in its own right, also has much to contribute in other histories as well. The history of the Empire of The City and its operations within and against the nation of Britain together with its empire of colonies founded in the British civilisation. The history of Africa which is largely a history of slavery and the African tribal wars of slavery . From the time of Zambesia, the British, Afrikaners and Europeans who became Rhodesians opposed these wars. And the history of the permanent, world-wide Communist Revolution, its geo-politics and warfare against all Western nations.
There is a unique and important Rhodesian contribution to all of these histories.
“Despite the eradication of slavery in Rhodesia due to the efforts of great men like David Livingstone and Cecil Rhodes, it returned with a vengeance in “liberated” Zimbabwe.”
I want to clarify for readers that White Rhodesians never had slaves. Slavery did not exist in the colonial era in Rhodesia. All employees got board, pay and were free to leave. It was White Rhodesia colonialism that ended Black on Black slavery and tribal warfare that was the norm pre-colonial era.