In Angola they feel prisoners political accused of any crime. They say that it is a democratic regime that it is in the middle of the joy of their functions. The democratic potencies close the eyes and they point that it is like this that it is good, that it is like this that it is made the stability in Africa. Here is the income of the terrorism of which Europe is not gotten to loosen. Who supports the corruption and their dictatorships, in the bottom it is also terrorist without the knowledge.

quarta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2012

General Paihama: the Regime’s Firebrand

By Nelson Sul D’Angola:
As a member of the MPLA’s Political Bureau, the minister for Former Combatants and Homeland Veterans, general Kundi Paihama, presided over an election convention held in the Ombaka National Stadium in the province of Benguela on August 4.
Since the first multi-party elections were held in 1992, it has always been general Kundi Paihama’s role to coordinate the MPLA’s election campaign in Benguela, due particularly to his inflammatory rhetoric.
General Kundi Paihama incited an audience of over 30,000 people, employing the type of language used in the civil war, and that of a constructive MPLA in contrast to a destructive UNITA.
In his speech, the general made reference to the incident  which took place last Friday, and which culminated in acts of physical violence by UNITA militants against the MPLA provincial delegate for Education, in a dispute over the placement of campaign banners and posters. As the National Police intervened, officers beat a UNITA delegate and several militants, and fired shots at two others, who escaped uninjured. The National Police arrested four members of UNITA, who remain in jail.
Referring to the case, Kundi Paihama stated categorically that those who tried to fight against the MPLA or its president “will be wiped out.”
Inspired, the member of the MPLA’s Political Bureau recalled the popular revolution taking place in Syria against the dictatorial regime of Bashar Al-Assad, and appealed to his own party’s militants to redouble their efforts in defending the MPLA and the President, José Eduardo dos Santos. The Angolan dictator has been in power for almost 33 years, never having been elected by the people.
The general also railed against independent information in circulation on social networks like Facebook, exposing cases of corruption by high-ranking MPLA officials, including Kundi Paihama himself. One of those cases, previously exposed by Maka Angola, involves the luxurious mansion of general Paihama in the city of Lubango, Huíla province, with an estimate cost of US $10 million.
For the general, these accusations are merely attempts by envious individuals and people of bad faith, seeking to stall the country’s development under the stewardship, obviously, of president José Eduardo dos Santos and the MPLA.
Given the tense pre-electoral climate currently felt in Benguela and other parts of the country, and the episodes of violence that have already occurred, it is irresponsible for any party leader to make public statements that do not, unequivocally,  condemn acts of violence. However, the inflammatory tone of general Kundi Paihama and his declarations about “wiping out” UNITA, only contribute to worsen the existing tension, thus amounting to incitement to violence which constitutes a violation of the Electoral Code of Conduct.

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