March 21st, 2019
NATURE MADE TORRENTIAL RAIN... BUT THE BOSS POLITICIANS AND THE BANKERS WHO PLUNDER THE NATION ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS AND DESTRUCTION
The province of Manicaland of which the city of Mutare is the provincial capital has been severely affected by cyclone Idai, which came from Mozambique, where left a thousand death and workers neighbourhoods flooded, with the workers losing their houses. Workers International League is greatly disturbed and concerned by the extent of the cyclone which in Zimbabwe also have left thousands homeless due to the hundreds of thousands of destroyed houses, dozens of dead and missing people. Nature made torrential rain… but the boss politicians and the bankers who plunder the nation are responsible for the deaths and destruction.
The capitalist parasites build royal buildings for them and the workers and people are under water!
However, hurt as we are, as WIL we feel it is a time to act in order to lessen the pain and burden of the affected.
The districts of Chimanimani, Chipinge, and Mutare have been the worst affected. However, Chimanimani has been bourn the worst brunt of the cyclone.
Chimanimani and Chipinge remain cut off and inaccessible by road as roads and bridges have been destroyed leaving people vulnerable and at the mercy of unrelenting cyclone.
Disaster management in Zimbabwe is in itself a disaster. Today we only see crocodile tears. Trial and punishment to all the politicians responsible of the death of the workers, students and the people. The people affected, the working class and all the exploited, must take in their hands the resolution of their problems. Supply Committees of public works under control of unions and labour organisations.
Out with the men of the boss political parties. From schools, with teachers and labour organizations, let’s set up commissions to help the victims and organise a great struggle to conquer the basic demands of bread, jobs, decent education and the right not to die, or lose an entire working due to Cyclone Idai perfectly avoidable.
Diseases that can occur as a result of the cyclone are perfectly avoidable. Organisations of workers and victims must fight to set up first all private clinics, health insurance and public hospitals to unconditionally disposition and for free at the service of victims and the popular sectors ruined by Cyclone Idai. Medicine and free medical care and excellence for all!
They brought the army and police to rescue the people. They put the repressors of the people while they show crocodile tears. We are tired of these crocodile tears by ZANU-PF with its leader Munangagwa who chose to fly out of the country leaving people dying. What Mnangagwa government is doing is a siege against the masses, if they revolt against such an unfair situation. Enough of these crocodile tears. We’ve lost 50 people in the Battlefield Mine Disaster. More than 88 lives now lost in the #CycloneIdai with hundreds reportedly missing. Sadly, the government was warned in advance but they ignored the call.
For an Emergency Workers Plan to organize and make effective the attention to all the affected and start a Public Works Plan to rebuild all the houses of the workers and the infrastructure destroyed by Idai!
Declare the State of Catastrophe and seize the banks to put them at disposition of this plan at the service of all the workers and the exploited affected by the cyclone!
Expropriation without compensation of the transnational companies that plunder Zimbabwe, to recover the wealth for the poor and place them under workers control! Do not pay the foreign debt, with which the IMF and the imperialist pirates plunge the country into misery! Those are the funds to rebuild houses, schools and hospitals that were destroyed.
We call for the unity of the working class and the exploited of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, which were also severely affected by the cyclone and left on their own by their imperialist-lackey government.
Let the crisis be paid by the capitalists, transnational companies and bankers.