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120 days and counting: Political persecution in Zimbabwe – the case of Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and others
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Politics and Society 120 days and counting: Political persecution in Zimbabwe – the case of Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and others

Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole, opposition MPs, together with 14 other Nyatsime residents have now spent more than 120 days in pre-trial detention. Despite bail being a constitutional right in Zimbabwe, the courts have denied the accused bail five times, raising concerns that they have become victims of political persecution.

Afrophobia, contrived or de-historicised national and ethnic-regional identities in SADC
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Politics and Society Afrophobia, contrived or de-historicised national and ethnic-regional identities in SADC

Xenophobia and Afrophobia are anchored on two conditions; inferiority complex (poverty of the mind, vision and values) and a subconscious embrace of either White supremacy or tribal supremacy. For self preservation the colonial states created African societies socialised to fear, resent and distrust each other. Paradoxically, the White other is still regarded subconsciously as the better foreigner, saviour and needed ally or friend.