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Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia Exposé Confirms Brian Kazungu’s Theory of Primitive Politics and The Poverty Machinery



In a shocking turn of events, a series of exposés on the gold smuggling cartels by Al Jazeera has ripped the veil off the deeply entrenched and sinister economic saboteurs operating in Southern Africa.

The investigations reveal a twisted network of illegal gold smuggling, money laundering, and corruption festering at the highest levels of governments in the SADC region especially in Zimbabwe.

Several high-profile individuals including a ‘prophet’ and presidential envoy, Ambassador Uebert Angel, the president’s niece, Henrietta Rushwaya as well as businessmen Ewan Macmillan, Kamlesh Pattniand and Alistair Mathias have been implicated.

These revelations corroborate the unsettling theories presented in my book, “ PRIMITIVE POLITICS AND THE POVERTY MACHINERY: https://amzn.to/3f25HIi.”

Al Jazeera’s investigations report on gold smuggling from Zimbabwe to Dubai, unearthing the alarming magnitude of illegal gold mining and smuggling activities in the region.

Moreover, the exposés also unveiled the sinister use of South African banks to launder money from the illicit gold trade, with smugglers greasing the palms of bank officials to enable their operations.

These shocking reports have ignited a firestorm of outrage among Zimbabweans, who are demanding accountability from their government.

Zimbabwe’s government in response to these exposés said it has initiated an investigation into gold smuggling, but many people including political commentators, politicians and the general public dismissed this as a mere useless political public relations stunt.

In my book, Primitive Politics and the Poverty Machinery – I emphasize that Politics deals with the administration of societal affairs towards enhancing interpersonal interaction for a peaceable co-existence in progressively adapting to the dictates of nature.

As a way of making the subject simpler, I added that – Politics in general entails the creation, provision, maintenance, development and promotion of a conducive environment for a harmonious and progressive interaction of humanity in a given territory.

The book, Primitive Politics and The Poverty Machinery is written in a way that helps you as the reader to see that you are an active participant in shaping the socio-economic and political reality of your community regardless of whether you do it knowingly or unknowingly.

In “Primitive Politics and the Poverty Machinery,” I highlight how countries get ensnared in a vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment, fueled by redundant political systems and an appalling lack of accountability. I also emphasize the need for a political consciousness in every community in order to shatter this cycle and forge a brighter future across the world.

Much of the shocking revelations around the Gold Mafia saga can be traced back to a leadership crisis which usually emanates from a lack of informed participation by the electorate on community and political matters.

In a book titled, THE PRACTICAL EXECUTIVE: https://amzn.to/3g4Mkj5, I described leadership as the creation, provision, maintenance and promotion of a conducive environment or platform for the progressive and harmonious interaction of factors of production or for the effective utilization of resources.

Leadership is a very critical element in defining and determining the socio-economic as well as political and spiritual reality of people in a given community.

In the same book, I also defined management as the effective, progressive and harmonious integration of factors of production towards the attainment of a set objective.

As such, from these definitions, it is easier to clearly see that the prevalence of social ills such as corruption and its effects such as poverty and crime reflect on the failure to lead and manage by those who are mandated by the masses to be in charge of national resources.

The appalling gold mafia exposés bolster my arguments, illustrating how corruption and illegal activities perpetrated by the powerful elite perpetuate poverty and underdevelopment.

Such revelations also accentuate the urgency of addressing these issues, as they directly impact the lives and well-being of millions of people.

The profound insights offered in my book and by Al Jazeera’s exposés underscore the necessity for a new wave of political consciousness in Africa and the world at large.

The recent exposés have thrust the sinister underbelly of politics and corruption in Africa into the spotlight and have thus set the onus on the people and their respective leaders to take the crucial steps to dismantle the primitive politics and poverty machinery that have shackled the continent for far too long.

In order to make a lasting impact and break the chains of corruption and poverty, there must be a commitment towards fostering a new generation of ethical and responsible leaders through focusing on education, transparency, and grassroots activism.

It is my hope that through my literary work and the continued efforts of journalists like those at Al Jazeera, we can raise awareness of the primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon, and inspire people to make better political decisions, especially through informed voting.

In addressing the scourge of social ills such as corruption and many other forms of crime, I strongly believe that literature and the art industry can be powerful tools for making the populace conscious of the effect and impact of informed political participation in their communities.

For example, in my poetry anthology titled GENERAL EMERITUS – WISDOM, MYSTERIES AND DARK SAYINGS: https://amzn.to/3hC4I35, I have some poems such as The Bewitched Continent, The Evil Liberator, The Gods of Politics and The Corridors of Power etc. which all shed light on the impact of politics in society.

I, therefore, believe that these Al Jazeera exposés and many literary works by other authors will serve as a wake-up call, a rallying cry for those who have been silenced and prejudiced.

For a better world to exist, people from across the world must not just stand idle while the primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon continue to undermine the well-being of humanity.

The primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon is not restricted to Zimbabwe alone; it actually permeates the political and economic fabric of many countries across the world, thus perpetuating a cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement for millions globally.

Africa as a continent is brimming with potential – rich in resources, culture, and creativity – and thus it is the collective responsibility of its citizenry to ensure that this potential is unlocked for the betterment of its people through political consciousness as highlighted in the book Primitive Politics and The Poverty Machinery.

In the aftermath of Al Jazeera’s exposés, it is clear that people must act swiftly and decisively to eradicate the primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon from their communities.

I believe that my book will continue to fuel conversations about the primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon and that people from across the world will not let these discussions fade into the background.

The global citizenry must therefore keep the momentum going by encouraging more in-depth investigations, pushing for transparency and accountability, and advocating for policy reforms that address the root causes of corruption, exploitation, and poverty.

People must foster a culture of collaboration among various stakeholders in the fight against corruption and poverty and this includes governments, civil society organizations, businesses, and individuals working together to create sustainable communities.

It is imperative for people to continue supporting and amplifying the voices of investigative journalists, whistleblowers and authors who risk their lives to expose the truth since by bringing these stories to light, they play an invaluable role in holding the powerful to account and exposing the corrupt networks that perpetuate poverty and inequality.

In conclusion, the recent Al Jazeera exposés, coupled with the insights that I provided in the book, Primitive Politics and The Poverty Machinery, serve as a stark reminder of the urgent need for action to tackle corruption and poverty in Africa.

It is only through collective effort, unwavering commitment, and unyielding determination that the primitive politics and poverty machinery phenomenon can be uprooted. #GoldMafia #AlJazeeraExposé #PrimitivePolitics #PovertyMachinery #ZimbabweCorruption #UebertAngel #BrianKazungu #MoneyLaundering #GoldSmuggling #PoliticalAccountability #AfricanLeaders #FightForJustice #AfricaRising

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South Africa

ZEP Tug-of-War: Helen Suzman Foundation, CoRMSA, Home Affairs, Truck Drivers Forum, and Operation Dudula Clash in High-Stakes Legal Battle

The ongoing high-stakes legal battle involving the Helen Suzman Foundation, CoRMSA, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Director General of Home Affairs, the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, and Operation Dudula revolves around the termination of the ZEP program, which has provided legal status to thousands of Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa since 2010. The case brings to light the complexities of immigration policy and its effects on the labor market and social cohesion.



The ZEP program was launched in 2010 to help Zimbabweans living in South Africa gain legal status. The program permitted Zimbabwean nationals who had unlawfully entered the country or overstayed their visas to obtain work permits and legitimately settle in the country. The program has been extended thrice, with the most recent extension expiring in December 2021.

The HSF and CoRMSA warn that ending the ZEP program will be disastrous for the thousands of Zimbabwean citizens who have been living in South Africa under the scheme. They further claim that the administration made its decision without properly consulting impacted stakeholders and without considering the potential impact on the labour market and social cohesion.

The All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, on the other hand, claim that the ZEP program has been detrimental to South African workers, particularly those in the trucking industry, resulting in unfair competition and job losses. Another intervening party, Operation Dudula, has expressed similar concerns.

The conclusion of this case will have far-reaching repercussions for South Africa’s immigration policies, job market, and social cohesion. The case is still underway, and the court’s verdict is awaited with bated breath.

According to the HSF and CoRMSA, the end of the ZEP regime might have disastrous effects on thousands of Zimbabwean nationals working and living in South Africa. They argue that the judgment violates the rights of these people, many of whom have worked and contributed to the South African economy for many years.

Because of its direct and substantial interest in the result of the case, the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, a civil society organization representing truck drivers, were given intervention status. According to the group, the ZEP regime has had a significant influence on the local truck driving business, with Zimbabweans allegedly snatching jobs away from South African truck drivers.

In contrast, the court refused intervention status to another organization seeking to join the case, Operation Dudula. The court determined that Operation Dudula, a civil rights campaign claiming to combat crime and criminality, lacked a direct and substantial interest in the main application since its allegations were unfounded.

This high-stakes case allows the court to assess the broader ramifications of immigration rules on South African society, notably in terms of employment and the rights of both domestic and international workers. The participation of the Helen Suzman Foundation, the Coalition for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, as well as government responders, demonstrates the wide range of interests and viewpoints at stake in this debate.

As the case progresses, the court will need to carefully weigh the interests of all parties concerned, ensuring that both South African truck drivers and Zimbabwean nationals have their rights considered and protected. The conclusion of this case has the potential to influence not only the lives of thousands of Zimbabweans and South African truck drivers but also the future of South African immigration policy.

Many stakeholders, including labour unions, human rights organizations, and immigration experts, are keeping a careful eye on the result of this case. The ruling of the court could set a legal precedent for future immigration cases and influence how the South African government approaches immigration policy and enforcement.

In addition to the primary issues of the ZEP regime and its influence on the truck driving sector, the case has raised larger concerns regarding immigrants’ rights and obligations in South Africa. Some claim that the government must protect the rights of all individuals inside its boundaries, regardless of nationality, while others contend that the interests and concerns of South African nationals should take precedence.

While the primary application continues, the court will be entrusted with reviewing the facts and arguments offered by all parties concerned. The HSF and CoRMSA will need to explain the potential negative repercussions of ending the ZEP regime, including the potential infringement of the rights of Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa.

The All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, on the other hand, will need to substantiate their assertions that the ZEP regime has badly impacted the local truck-driving business and give a persuasive case for why the court should accept their views.

Those interested in the outcome of this case will be waiting for the Gauteng High Court’s judgement in the coming months. The verdict may not only define the future of the ZEP system and its ramifications for thousands of Zimbabwean nationals, but it may also serve as a model for how South Africa approaches the complicated and frequently contentious issue of immigration policy and enforcement.

Regardless of the court’s final verdict, the case serves as a timely reminder of the importance of continued conversation and collaboration between the government, civil society, and affected communities when dealing with immigration-related issues. It is believed that by engaging in open and honest debates, South Africa will be able to move toward a more inclusive and fair approach to immigration policy that balances the interests and rights of all individuals concerned.

The general public and other stakeholders will keenly monitor the proceedings as they unfold in the coming months since the decision might have a far-reaching impact on South Africa’s immigration policy and the lives of thousands of Zimbabwean citizens living and working in the country.

The role of the intervening parties, All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, as well as Operation Dudula, underlines the complexities of South African immigration issues and the necessity for a balanced and nuanced response that takes into account the concerns of various stakeholders. While Operation Dudula’s intervention was ultimately unsuccessful, it highlights the need of addressing public concerns about crime and the perceived impact of immigration on local communities.

The court’s final decision on this matter will not only determine the future of the ZEP regime but will also send a strong message about the South African government’s approach to immigration policy and the balance between protecting foreign nationals’ rights and prioritizing the needs of its citizens.

South Africa must develop constructive communication and cooperation among government officials, civil society organizations, and affected communities as it deals with this complicated issue. Stakeholders can build a more inclusive and equitable immigration policy that upholds the rights of all individuals while addressing the concerns and needs of South African citizens by working together and engaging in open and honest dialogues.

Finally, the case involving the Helen Suzman Foundation, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Director General of Home Affairs, the All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, and Operation Dudula serves as a vital reminder of the importance of addressing immigration issues fairly and balanced. The conclusion of this case will not only affect the lives of thousands of Zimbabweans in South Africa, but it will also serve as a precedent for future immigration cases and policy decisions in the country.

#ZEPprogram #SouthAfrica #Zimbabweans #ImmigrationPolicy #LegalBattle #TruckDrivers #SocialCohesion #JobMarket #HSF #CoRMSA #OperationDudula #ImmigrantRights

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A Dance in the Eye of the Storm: The CCC’s Pursuit of Harmony



As the embers of discord smolder between Hopewell Chin’ono and the Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) foot soldiers, the party finds itself in a high-stakes tango, striving to maintain its rhythm and grace ahead of the 2023 elections.

Amidst this intricate dance, the CCC must confront its internal fractures, external pressures, and the looming question of its ability to present a united front. Prominent CCC members have taken the lead in this delicate waltz, orchestrating a symphony of calm and urging party members to focus on the shared goal of outmaneuvering the ruling Zanu PF.

Gift Ostellos Sibanda, the party spokesperson, delivers a stirring call to action, reminding the CCC of the music that brought them together: “While our individual steps may vary, we must remember that we all dance to the same tune: a better Zimbabwe for all. Let us synchronize our steps and glide together as one.”

As the tempo of unity quickens, members of the CCC pirouette towards a common goal, addressing the concerns raised by Hopewell Chin’ono and endeavoring to transform the party into a formidable, well-choreographed opposition. The CCC, determined to prove that it has not yet taken its final bow, as Chin’ono had suggested, begins to find its rhythm.

In an unexpected encore, some CCC members extend an olive branch to Chin’ono, inviting him to join their dance and work together for the common good. The stage is set, but will Chin’ono accept the invitation and help the CCC perfect its performance?

With bated breath, Zimbabweans watch from the wings as the CCC embarks on a captivating journey towards redemption. The dance floor is fraught with challenges, but the party’s resilience, determination to unite, and the harmony they seek may ultimately lead them to a standing ovation and a brighter future for the nation.

#CCC #HopewellChinono #ZimbabwePolitics #OppositionUnity #Elections2023 #InternalStrife #Reconciliation #PoliticalDrama #ZanuPF #RoadToRedemption

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Dr. Walter Mzembi asserts that Dr. Obert Mpofu’s “not in a 1000 yrs,” is a terminal fart.



Former Minister in the Mugabe administration Dr. Walter Mzembi asserts that ZANU-PF, Secretary of Administration, and a key 2017 coup practitioner, Dr. Obert Mpofu’s bold assertion that “ZANU-PF will Never leave power,” is not different from Ian Smith’s declaration that: “Not in a 1000 years,” that was a terminal fart.

After 42 of independence, Zimbabweans in general are alive to the quagmire that they find themselves in.

The people are sovereign yet the reality would mislead even rational persons into believing that the people they pretend to govern are foolish.

Mr. Duncan du Plessis said: “I may be bad at predicting electoral outcomes in a country like Zimbabwe whose post-colonial experience has been characterized by state hegemony and the reality of Imperial and unaccountable Presidents, but what is clear is that the days are numbered.

The constitution promises accountability but people like Mpofu believe this should be a luxury.

Active citizenship is a must otherwise the self-fulfilling prophecy of Mpofu will be realized not by majority support but by fatalism and apathy.”

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