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Action Against Cyberbully VioMak-Over 109 Zimbabwean women leaders in UK unite for action

By Naomi T for Muzvare Betty Makoni newsdesk

Can the whole world please be warned that this Zimbabwean woman is not a human rights defender.Please desist from donating to any of her unregistered charities she purports to run in UK and many places.

Over 109 Zimbabwean women in the UK have finally come together to  do a joint program to stop cyber-bullying by a woman who masks as human defender and who  has duped thousands of Zimbabweans to join her Facebook as well as soliciting donations since 2009 for unregistered charities. Records show that she also duped home office into granting her asylum at the expense of many well deserving Zimbabwean women after Canada had found her claims false and fraudulent. Her encyclopedia which she fraudulently set up states she is a human rights defender but in reality she is double faced and has used that online record to dupe many in UK. A total of five women have lost cash to her. She operates numerous news websites in UK and Zimbabwe and targets human rights defenders, charity leaders and anyone deemed successful. Recently she targeted a woman running a community online empowerment for women in UK who recently got awarded for her community work in UK. Hundreds of men and women have been defamed through her websites and many have lost jobs with their employers. Men and women have made reports to Birmingham police who seem not keen to investigate and establish nature of her misinformation, harassment and threats to ordinary Zimbabweans in the UK.

Meanwhile women are uniting for action one of which would be to launch an anti cyber-bullying campaign in Birmingham where Vio Mak is thought to reside. A formal petition jointly signed by the women will be presented to UK prosecutors  and to Home Secretary Theresa May to investigate the number of community men and women abused through her  many websites and whose livelihoods have been ruined.

A community page has been set up  and Zimbabwean women have asked the world to add their voice.  Meanwhile the Zimbabwean women have made appeals to pro bono human rights lawyers to advise on how best to proceed with suing for damages collectively in UK courts.

Zimbabwean women are appealing to anyone who might have been victimized; their charities, families and friends and just anyone who support this anti  cyber-bullying  campaign to join the page. Every little helps!!!!!!

Women wont stop till they get justice !!!!

It is time to stop cyberbullying now Join the Facebook page here

Please note that Facebook banned her but she keeps using false names to reopen the pages. Whenever you spot her pages on Facebook please alert Facebook Team and you can let them she was long banned.



Society must not forgive rapists else our children perish-Makanaka case


Makanaka is a young woman I personally admired the days she worked on ZTV Kidznet to an extent when her collegues learnt paedophile Sambasi had held her hostage, I personally organised a rescue team. The team received a message from a top Police Commissioner to leave the case and vacate the place. Sambasi was a well connected pedophilia. When I insisted on the rescue, next it was Makanaka herself who hailed insults at me  that I should stop rescue and leave her to enjoy her marriage. Her marriage was certain to her as an underage girl turning 16 by then  but to me a girls rights activist , this marriage was just a way to cover up rape charges by pedophile Sambasi. My file against Sambasi  had all evidence of rape of a minor since she was 13. I wanted Makanaka`s mum arrested too as an accomplice. When I read the message directed to me by Makanaka via the Herald and insults she hailed to me personally I felt she was loved and a victim.

Today I hear she has formed a trust to help victims of child marriage and my heart goes to her. Yes she is finally  joining us and of course with her rape case pending. She said she verbally made an agreement that this man must pay for the children. Verbal agreements are not binding at all Makanaka. If you are going to lead in this new project you are not going to tell girls to negotiate on rape. It is an unforgivable crime!!!!!!!!!!! Once we get to know the pedophiles , we must let law take its course.

Any man who has sex with a child under 16 must be arrested and sent to jail.Pedophiles like Sambasi in Zimbabwe can rape and pretend to marry and dump their victims. We must toughen the law enforcement. Rape victims must not settle cases out of court. If you do that the same man may harm the next girls. Help us eliminate rapists in society. Rape of under age girl is not negotiable. Crime is crime and it does not matter when that crime was committed. #sticktovalues

Zimbabwe UK woman video mentally frees many women in domestic torture


Listen to the video before proceeding to the story

For many and if only we stop pretending, the video released by Gaynor has too familiar content. Husbands who cheat on us are  not new. Houses are full of them. What is new in fact  is that we have a woman who has brilliantly shared her story via video and on social media to an extent it has generated a good discussion on issues that kill woman silently. How would you feel if your husband was to cheat on you in your house or even elsewhere?

After all is said and done this woman has done something heroic. She has confronted our fears to break silence and educate society at large that promiscuity remains killer number 1 of women. One needs to listen to her video carefully to get her message clearly. It heals hearts of women struggling with the same issue. And that`s what those of our sisters who have chosen to play the promiscuity games with such cheap men are attacking her for. She has made impact on her campaign against domestic violence.

Like me and you and all of us, Gaynor is a mum and as we have seen in her video she is a wife with a home she looks up to. She has three children. As far as I know there is no woman who would be so brave to speak out via video. Something must have prompted her to come out in the open and present her case to the whole world. It is so touching and deeply moving to see an appeal for help to us all and her sincerity to talk to all women who hide such pain. Yes, believe me, and all of us know that. A lot of our men become promiscuous. Most probably you have spent your whole life putting so much into an affair  that someone does not appreciate at all.

If someone pays even more attention to her message and which is the first of its kind to come via video within diaspora communities amongst married women, you get a feeling that she is strengthening many whose husbands hop from woman to woman. Whether you want her to hide the secret and pretend all is fine or not, but she presents many married women with an opportunity  to reflect on their situations and in her narrative she shows us how gracefully she handled the matter of finding her home filtered with her husband and another woman. Many women physically fight, commit suicide and murder. But she did not go that route.

Now as for my recommended way forward. I want to appeal to the police to ensure whoever caused pain on Gaynor to be formally charged with mentally torturing her. If indeed and which is something we all believe by now based on her video the man was with the alleged Ennet Kambarami, then the two must face criminal charges and pay fully the distress they caused her and the children. Domestic violence includes emotional abuse and mental torture and I tell you mental torture by a partner is the worst form of domestic violence. We want to know that a criminal case has been opened and that the  two culprits are punished. The place the man entered with the woman is a marital home and not a public toilet.

Then as for our Zimbabwe community in UK, lets find ways to support women like Gaynor. She has come out to us to speak out with hope that we listen. As you are aware many women we have mourned before have been tragically murdered because they feared the shame of exposing promiscuity by their husbands but here is a woman who speaks out before she loses herself or kids. She has consequently liberated more women who find it hard to speak out.

And to those who find laughter in  such pain, I tell you one day you will need a shoulder to cry on. It might be your sister or daughter going through this one day and Gaynor will remind you that we all need each other. And those who find time to blame and bully Gaynor during her testimony, I tell you one day you will seek for someone to listen to you to no avail. As a community lets embrace each other and celebrate that at least one woman is alive in what looks like could be a tragedy. No woman could handle this the way Gaynor did.

On our part we have put this case on high alert and we are following it and hopefully the police will engage some experts in the community to help Gaynor in this challenging moment. There is a time you need someone to hold hand till trauma subsides and if ever there was to be that  time, it is now.