The Chinese are in Zimbabwe.

Mining Zimbabwe‘s heritage.

The Chinese are now in Zimbabwe going about looking at it’s mineral wealth. This is something they have planned and manipulated for over sixty years now. It is of course well known that as a culture the Chinese have the highest intelligence quotient or I.Q. in the entire world and this long term strategy is now paying dividends.It began with them supplying arms to black nationalist groups in the sixties. Funnily enough the sections they armed didn’t attain power, but, the ones the Russians armed did. However, patience is a virtue and they have seen out the collapse of the old Soviet Union. They then tended to build roads and won the tender and slowly progressed from there. With the current sad state of affairs in Zimbabwe, they now have Carte Blanche.The photo shows Mana Pools a heritage area in Zimbabwe and beautiful beyond words as is so much of Zimbabwe. I’m just going to try and show you what is happening to it and get your ideas on what you think? A world heritage site and you can find out more here. Sadly this magnificent spot on the Zambesi river is under borrowed time, the Chinese are soon to start mining it.I’m going to show you slowly in pictures.

Mavhuradonha Mountains Zimbabwe.

The eastern mountains.

Evocative names, evocative places and beautiful like you would find hard to believe. Photo shows a horse ride through this

Eastern Highlands.

beautiful place. To be at one with nature again? All the beautiful bird species. All the beautiful trees. All the beautiful fauna. Take a good hold on your seat because very soon it will no longer be with us. What a waste.You may think I’m playing? I’m not. Surely there has to be put in place a logical use of a countries wealth, both mineral and natural? Don’t make me laugh, the world as we knew it no longer exists? The new Gods are now greed and corruption. It’s all so sad and completely uncalled for, but when Western Nations backed down and sold out a perfectly beautiful country and peoples. Then this is what you get. Brother you asked for it.

Mavhuradonha Mountains.

Place of falling water.

Place of falling water.

Mavhuradonha translated simply means, place of falling water.As seen in the photo here. Beautiful isn’t it?

Fauna in Mavhuradhona.


Aloes and fauna.

Aloes in the Eastern Highlands.

Place of falling waters now.

Such is the great lure of Chrome and other minerals, that here is what is happening to these areas in Zimbabwe. It is known as strip mining, where they just go in and bulldoze anything in sight, irrespective of any other value it has. They then proceed to either dig it with machines or use indigenous labour with pick axes.

It will be an ecological and environmental disaster of note. No trees or vegetation to hold the soil together. No fauna, no birds, no small wild animals, nothing but this.

Then one day it will rain. The storms here can be fierce and sudden, often with torrential downpours. Then what you have left, is a barren rift of ravines and gulleys and in amongst this nothing will grow again. How sad?

You may not believe it?

More strip mining.

Strip mining.

On and on it goes, mile after mile after mile and there is nothing you can do about it. They pre-empted you and now they are King. China is the second largest economy in the world now and they have unlimited resources and labour. And they are everywhere in this rich Continent and very soon they are going to be the largest economy in the world.

Sadly, I think America has been out smarted at every turn and I see little or no hope of them overturning this without resorting to tactics that will finish all of us. We can’t have that.

Strip mining Zimbabwe.

Chrome and greed.

Greed, where does it end?

I’m not going to go on much longer because I’m so sad and disheartened. That we as people can allow this to happen. Something just has to be wrong somewhere?

Now Mana pools is next, they the Chinese, have found, and say, it is rich in uranium. So exactly the same thing as is pictured here, is going to happen there, and nobody is going to stop it, or even cares. Oddly there is another truth in all this, that minerals have been found in many of these places, including diamonds. Did I say something about thinking years ahead? Perchance then, the overthrow of the farmers and their land had an even more sinister aspect. The farmer is not going to allow this to happen on his land, but, when you are only interested in rape and pillage of a countries resources, then who the hell cares?

I’m almost positive that 99% of people have no idea about this whatsoever? Moreover I’m partial to  Americans. Why? Because at heart they are all good people and I know Americans would never allow this to happen. No doubt some might try it, but they would soon be shouted down. I’m also saddened to see America in its current state. Whatever the hell happened to you? The last bastion of the free world sliding into abyss? What this means is you get what you vote for, just as what has happened here. Isn’t about time you all woke up? The reality for the free world is, without a vibrant and free America we are in big trouble. You don’t believe me? Look around you. It’s about time you got your priorities right again and very fast?

God bless America.

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.”

Alan Paton, author of, ‘Cry the Beloved Country‘. Widgets



About spookmoor

I'm a 61 year old happily married man with three grown up children. I lost all my hearing as an eighteen year old whilst doing National Service and then had a Cochlear Ear Implant twenty years later. I love trying to explain these things to people and bits about my life. I never thought so at the time, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Thus one gets Random ramblings from a man who has seen a lot with a touch of humour underlying all.
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142 Responses to The Chinese are in Zimbabwe.

  1. jakes says:

    It’s payback time for the Chinese – and they are having a feast ….virtually from the equator, south , including RSA nowadays …… all took time , but its happenning….sad but true .

  2. Graham says:

    The ruling party ZANU PF who’s miliatary wing was ZANLA were in fact armed and trained by the Chinese. ZIPRA the milatary wing of ZAPU were armed and trained by the Russians

    • Magdel Mackay says:

      Graham where does North Korea fit in with all of this. We know they were there to train the 5th when they went in ? Possibly working alongside the Chinese before that …

      • Graham says:

        As far as I know the North Koreans only trained the 5th brigade which was formed specifically to deal with the so called dissident problem in Matabeleland. I had the misfortune to encounter the 5brigade on a few occasions they were the most disgusting drunken, drug taking bunch of animals you would ever wish to come across.

      • spookmoor says:

        I can believe you.

  3. Taraann90 says:

    So sad to see this wanton destruction… :/ that’s my home and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it… The Chinese are dirty greedy bastards. When is someone going to wipe them out!?

  4. Peter Bailey says:

    Here is a prime example of how not to run a country. Countries need people to work to make the economies of the world run. Mining has a limited life and once the minerals have gone then there is nothing and where is all the money going from these mining ventures. It does not appear that the government or even the country is getting its fair share. The country has a balance of payments problem so how are these mineral exports being dealt with? Who is accounting for this money?

  5. Harry Whitehead says:

    The gooks must be so proud

  6. I have dealt with the chinese in Angola for the last 3 years. they dont give a damn about anythng or anyone, even their own… they are heartless people where only Money is king and power in the means to Money…. who is at failt…. the whole western world is at fault … we use their cheep labour to produce whar we buy at 10 times the cost price and the Money returns back to china in the billions of dollars, euros, etc…. stop the cicle stop buying chinese and manufacture in your own country.

  7. Cheryl stevenson says:

    The chinese are sly and smart snd little respect for the land here in australia. A broad statement but alas fairly true. Many of our 10-15 acre farms are being bought and just waiting for sub-dividion rules to come in and hey presto housing lots appear. Many of the larger homesteads are now owned by the chinese,hundreds of acres and who knows what yet!

  8. Cheryl stevenson says:

    Of course. Sly and smart. They are also foing the same here in aus. Buying up large properties and just waiting for sub-division laws to come in and then presto sell off as one acre lots!

  9. jake bremner says:

    Spook, the Western world were not interested in Africa in the 60’s and 70’s. My view is they wanted to wash there hands of Africa as there was no Oil. As you say the Chinese eased there way in and are now pillaging the land. So Sad.

  10. John Morris says:

    Thanks for an informative read Spook. Sadly international politicians don’t give a damn. Put that together with greedy African despots and you have a recipe for disaster.

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  12. FrankieKay, I am quite saddened at your opening statement “why pick on the Chinese”. Yes indeed the white settlers did a tremendous amount of damage to the environment, wildlife etc. In fact it boggles the mind what shortsighted fools like Selous (and me as a 16 year old boy with a rifle) did. However I maintain that the behaviour of most of these people and me was a direct result of ignorance without malice. The current Chinese approach to Zimbabwe is deliberate, pre-meditated wanton destruction, without any intention of leaving a legacy. To pretend otherwise, and equate the two is fascetious at best, and quite disingenuous. The only valid moral ambiguity may be that the whites started some of these animals on the road to genetic impoverishment, but stopped far short of making the populations unviable (outside the US that is) The middle and far east (Having made their own Rhino, Elephants, big cats etc genetically extinct) have accelerated our remaining animals demise over the last few decades, and continue to do so with full knowledge of their crimes.

    Frankly you moral equivalency makes me quite angry, it reminds me of the arms dealers excuse ” if I didn’t do it then someone else would”.

    As for your statement about the denuding of the hardwoods, this was done mostly for good reason (Railway sleepers etc) in the past, and selectively if shortsightedly. It has continued apace in fact accelerating to the present day, and is now indiscriminate (lawless), and hence becoming irreversible. (If you need to know how I know this – I have met many of the consumers of this illegally harvested wood very recently – they were quite brazen and pleased with themselves, and were mostly foreigners. I told them quite clearly what I thought of them).

    Lets not pretend that the chinese have anything but the most avaricious intentions in Africa, and would kill everything and everyone (including their own people) in order to enrich themselves.

    ll people do damage to the environment, some people just do it better than others.

  13. Rob Le Grange says:

    Is it true about how they have made the old Risco iron / chrome mine a crater that you can see from the space station?

  14. We used to blame our ancestors for selling our country and today who we blame. Zimbabwe had been sold once again.

  15. frankiekay says:

    Not sure why you pick on the Chinese? When the British came to Zimbabwe – they cut all the trees down, killed all the game – I see little difference

    • spookmoor says:

      That’s the first I have heard about that Frankie and to the best of my knowledge people like Frederic Selous were not British? There is a huge difference between opening up a country ie, getting rid of the tsetse fly, and destroying one? Delighted with your visit and comment, thank you.

      • frankiekay says:

        I have personally traveled through areas that have been totally denuded of their hardwood forests – Tsholotsjo, Gwaai to name the ones I personally have seen. The one in Gwaai was enough to bring tears to your eyes – the few patches of forest left, only serve to show what the whole area looked like before the British came and cut them all down and often exported the wood. And yes, I say British because it was them who awarded the concessions to cut these trees and the timber was often exported from the country and taken to other British colonies and turned into railway sleepers – think of that – Teak forests cut to be used as sleepers and in mines…I’m not sure getting rid of the tstetse fly was a good thing either! If they had not, the world would still have game there to come and visit.

      • spookmoor says:

        Who shot the game in the end?

      • frankiekay says:

        You need to be more specific – for example if you asked “who shot all the wild dogs in the Insiza district?” the answer would have to be the farmers who bred cattle there. Or if you asked, “who killed the lions in Karoi?” the answer would be – the farmers breeding cattle there…if you were to ask “who killed the remaining kudu on our farm?” the answer would be…the new settlers!

      • Iris Papadopoulo says:

        Never known that to happen either, Spook. They may have cut down trees to build cities/roads/infrastructure and they may have taken a liking to hunting game in the early days, but they also created the jewel of Africa along with several game reserves and I know they took great pains to save as much wildlife as possible as a general rule and specifically when Kariba dam was built and filling up. Maybe frankiekay can enlighten us as to the sources of his information.

      • spookmoor says:

        Well said Iris.By the way, thats’a her.

      • Dutch Shell went in and destroyed landscape and communities in Niger Delta – huge mess in the 90’s. Massive destruction and poisoning of fish, trees, land, people, leading directly to the conflict and political unrest today

      • spookmoor says:

        Never knew that and yes greed tends to do that?

    • Janine says:

      they didn’t cut ALL the trees down. Some were cut for development – look at the forests and natural bush they left. they didn’t kill ALL the game – Rhodesia was at the forefront of game reserve management and wildlife management on farms. Get your facts right.

  16. Geoff Ruff says:

    Choked up and lost for words Spook. Even if there were a democratically elected and legitimate government this would not be stopped, where is the hope? Simply destruction of the irreplaceable.

  17. Mervyn Upton. says:

    Good example Spook on the silent encroachment of third world countries as they plillge at will including minerals,wildlife,diamonds ,rhino horn & ivory.

  18. Peter Joubert says:

    Sad to see this. Our heritage being raped like this.

  19. Iris Papadopoulo says:

    As usual, you present the realities in Zimbabwe in a clear and unbiased voice. The “powers” had the mineral wealth in mind when they allied to fight the Smith regime… it is a pity that the Chinese, the most destructive of the lot, were the ones to get it, after all 😦 We’ve already said out goodbyes to Rhodesia, now we must say goodbye to Zimbabwe as well…

  20. bulldog says:

    It is as you say a environmental disaster happening that the indigenous people will suffer from in the end…

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