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US-based Zimbabwean Professor Maintains She'd "Dance On Graves Of UK Royal Family Members"

US-based Zimbabwean Professor Maintains She'd

Zoé Samudzi, a Zimbabwean American photography professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, has maintained that she would “dance on the graves of every member of the royal family.”

Samudzi made the remarks while backing Uju Anya, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, who, after learning Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II was on her deathbed, sent out a tweet:

I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating. That wretched woman and her bloodthirsty throne have f***** generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she supervised a government that sponsored the genocide my parents and siblings survived. May she die in agony.

Twitter deleted the tweet for violating their rules.

The linguistic professor was slammed by Robert Jobson, author of ‘William at 40: The Making of a Modern Monarch who described Anya’s comments as “inappropriate and opportunistic at this time of national mourning.”

His sentiment echoes that of several social media users who felt Anya’s remarks were ‘vile’ and contradicted their alleged efforts to ‘better the world.’

Ms Anya, 46, however, defended her remarks in an interview with the NBC News website on Thursday saying there are people around the world, who are rejoicing at Queen Elizabeth II’s death, “not because they’re vile or cold but because her reign and the reign of her monarchy by extension was violent.”

The linguistics professor slammed those who had condemned her tweets, adding:

I take deep offense at the notion that the oppressed and survivors of violence have to somehow be deferential or respectful when their oppressors die.

She described herself as a ‘child of colonization,’ recalling how her mother was born in Trinidad and her father in Nigeria. The pair eventually met in England in 1950s, having been sent there to go to school. She added:

In addition to the colonization on the side of Nigeria, there’s also the human enslavement in the Caribbean. So there’s a direct lineage that I have to not just people who were colonized, but also people who were enslaved by the British.

Zoé Samudzi backed Anya saying:

As the first generation of my family not born in a British colony, I would dance on the graves of every member of the royal family if given the opportunity, especially hers.

Ms Samudzi posted on Twitter on Saturday responding to Mail Online’s article saying:

I said what I said, and I’d say it any day of the year.

Meanwhile, Carnegie Mellon University has issued a statement responding to Anya’s statement. Said the University:

We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.

Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death in a statement.

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48 Comments

Dhiniwe 4 months ago

Kana makavavenga munonotsvaketi kunyika dzavo,tibvirei apo


Sorojena 4 months ago

The danger when you express your emotive passions about someone you dislike but loved by nations is that you become a witch

Zuze 4 months ago

Taura hako @Dhinhiwe. Vanofarira mukaka asi vachivenga mombe. Shungu dzegurwe kushatirwa zvekurasa makumbo uchada kufamba

Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

USA haisi nyika yevarungu vakatoibawo kune maRed Indians and Europe ndeyevarungu but yakavakwa neropa nemaresources eAfrica so she has every right to live in USA kana Europe

@Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

Ndombokubvisa chiZanuzanu chawunacho mumusoro. Nyika haina title deed baba, it is owned by those who live in it. Once you start thinking that you own a country my dear friend... That is witchcraft.

Worzell Gummidge 4 months ago

A guest insulting the host. Wagutisa mwanasikana wave kuonyoka. ku**** kutaura apo Uri mweni munyika yehupoteri. Zvimwe hazvibviri kutsanangura. Muromo wake uchamuparira masakandibaiwe. Shuwa kupaza dura nekuti wagutisa. Kuny'ira mutsime nekuti wafarisa. Kanodzingwa basa koDhipotwa kouya kakapakata Changani bhegi manje manje mirai anyone zvenyu. Colonialism was bad, but knowing how to professionally & diplomatically address the issue is important in the interests of self preservation.

Kidd 4 months ago

Dhiniwe dai negativity iyoyo mai director ku ruling party she's there in search of a better life and if you think she'll be fired or deported then you're as mid as your 2 sense. Freedom of expression is upheld in America. Moti kana makatadza kubuda muzimba wese akabuda akangoenda by luck? Vane mapaper avo nyangwe vakadzingwa havauye kuzochemera kumusha kwenyu. Vanhu vakakura vachitambura problematic.

Skalazi International 4 months ago

Hypocrite. Come back to Zimbabwe and apply your professorship at the dilapidated Universities of Zimbabwe. Don't try feign lipstick patriotism u ediot. U love America coz it's big and beautiful and there's democracy. The Queen was more sacrosanct than Akusiriya


Turoo 4 months ago

USA yacho inotadza nei kunaka iyo yakavakwa nemaslaves ekuAfrica nemaresources ekuAfrica. On top of it USA haisi nyika yevarungu futi, vakatoibirawo maNative Americans. Africa yacho futi inonakawo sei kana maresources nemamonya aifanira kushandira muno akabiwa akanoshandiswa kuUSA nekuEurope

@Turoo 4 months ago

Remember you sold your fellow Africans to slavery for the love of sugar baba. Arabic merchants bought slaves from greedy wicked African leaders who in turn were given whisky 🥃

Da Truth 4 months ago

USA kudiii makaurayana megawani 20 000 ku Matebeleland .Munohukura pano murikunyora nechirungu nyoraka nechikaranga tiwone.Mupfeke mugwada . m b w a a . Vanhu varikuda nenzara queen queen colonisation kudii basa kugariro rotomoko history nowonder nyikaino one urombo husingaperi . History everyday .Here takazodai pa Chimoi here panyadzonya here uyu akawisadhege here uyu aka mhanyisa mabhunu . Gandzirisai nyika vanhu vagare bhooo kwete zvotaurwa ne h u r e iro .Kuenda ku America kutiza guruva nechiutsi nembeva dzakazara muno . bastard anemurume here

Maparamuro 4 months ago

Royal family, royal looters royal plunderers royal murderers, sad that the plundering, murderous and looting history of this family is not taught in full in our schools. We have Africans who believe these people were our saviors and those that just developed the Stockholm syndrome. UK was build and developed by slave labour, all its wealth is a result of looting of what today are called poor countries which they still continue to plunder. UK is not a friend of Africa. Africans need to wake up.
Given a chance I would also dance on her grave


@Maparamuro 4 months ago

Nyika ino lootwa nevene vayo. The 15 billion USD diamonds where did it go⁉️

Kule Kule 4 months ago

@maparamuro, the worst case of stockholm syndrome is praise and worshipping the current crop of African looters masquerading as liberators

Maparamuro 4 months ago

@Kule Kule one does not exclude the other, these people who you think are current looters are agents of colonialism, one of these days you will agree with me. Havana chinhu ava. Where do you think they are keeping the diamonds worth $15blnUS? They may have mansions in Dubai worth a few millions that's all. Those diamonds have a final destination which we all know. Look at the stockpiles of gold in non gold producing countries. All they do is create conditions that block your access to the open market and force you to sell cheap on the black market which eventually delivers to them. You believe all the poor countries have gvts like that of Zimbabwe? Look at the bigger picture Kule. Look at South Africa just next door, look at the DRC, look at Mozambique, Malawi, look at what is called third world, all those countries are controlled by the western imperialist, some change gvt like underwear but still remain underdeveloped, you think the people don't want the good life of the developed world? We are still under their control whether we like it or not. Why do newly elected African leaders first visit Europe and USA before they visit other African countries.
Look at Zambia, the author of Dead Aid is Zambian makes it very clear why aid does not work but what is Hichilema doing.
There is a deep rooted system of colonialism created by the British that will take forever to undo. Vana Idhi are puppets like all other third world leaders. Why did they kill Gadaffi?? All who dare go against the imperialists are made to suffer painful deaths so that noone else dares

Maparamuro 4 months ago

@Kule Kule, would you keep US$15bln in Zim if you had it, earned it legit, would you keep it in a bank in any African country?? I wouldn't. What do the banks do with our deposits???

Maparamuro 4 months ago

@Kule Kule are you equating condemnation of the British monarch to praising and worshipping zanupf leadership? Why do you find it necessary to bring in the current looting when the plunder by the monarch is mentioned?? Am lost.

Maparamuro 4 months ago

Worst of the worst cases of Stockholm syndrome is where a person who can read and write, with all the information about the British monarch available still finds it necessary to defend that system, a system that almost wiped out the whole population of Kenya under this very queen, a system that supported apartheid in Zimbabwe and South Africa, I surrender

@mamparamuro 4 months ago

Spoken like a true racist 👍

Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

Ataura chokwadi, the Queen did not even apologize for what she did to Africans and other races she deemed inferior to hers


Maparamuro 4 months ago

Those people took human skulls of African leaders as trophies of conquest and even today they refuse to have them repatriated to Africa for proper burial and you have an African defending them. Lord have mercy

@Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

What did the Queen do that warrants an apology? The bygones are bygones, her mornachy represented nations' common wealth.

Brood of vipers 4 months ago

You want Nehanda's skull 💀 to be given proper burial but denying proper burial to the remains of the Gugurahundi genocide victims, that is witchcraft of the highest order. IGugurahundi yisenzo sikaBlaki, a living one.

Da Truth 4 months ago

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Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

Ataura chokwadi, the Queen did not even apologize for what she did to Africans and other races she deemed inferior to hers


Maparamuro 4 months ago

Ignorance is Africa's worst enemy. How does an African whose ancestors were enslaved, whose labor and sweat built the western world fail to see the evil in this system? Kusaziva kwakafanana nekufa chokwadi


a 4 months ago

dzidzisaiwo anaSkalazi avo chokwadi

Skalazi International 4 months ago

I'm very learned. U will not teach me any history. Not any iota of it. The US and the UK have their blurred historicity but that does not take away that they are developed and have translucent democracy. This is why u and your kith and kin scramble to get visas to migrate to their beautiful countries. The fact remains,and it's a stubborn one,that your Afrika is reigned over by tsars whose mantra is to kill and stifle opposition. They loot and plunder. The good Lord watches from heaven and despite all your material wealth he makes you wail and wallow as penance for raping,torturing and dragnet imprisonment of the innocent. We cannot reverse slavery but we can rid of corruption by your Zanu thugs.

Tintin 4 months ago

@skalaz international...very beautiful English...are you by any chance a poet my good sir?

Da Truth 4 months ago

@skalaz international bravo well explained to the zainod zombies

Da Truth 4 months ago

dzidzisa vana vako chi homuhomuicho ho baboon mind

@Maparamuro & like-minded 4 months ago

Did you know : The monument of shame called great Zimbabwe was built by slaves? African leaders sold their African fellows to slavery for the love of sweets, sugar and wine? No wonder why Black Americans hate Africa.


Maparamuro 4 months ago

Sad you compare great Zimbabwe built by black people for the black people to London build by black people for white supremacists, it's really sad, the brain damage is beyond repair

😜 4 months ago

Given a chance , l will always pee over the body of this royal looter.


😂 4 months ago

And my dog 🐶 will pee over yours 😂

anti Windsor family 4 months ago

if invited I would gladly join in dancing on Elizabeth 2's grace then proudly urinate on it and thoughtfully defecate on it.😡😡😡

Gafa 4 months ago

Dununu iro wava kutofunga kuweta pamberi pevanhu.Blacks especially Zimbabweans we are far from evolution.Unochemera dehenya unoridii rodzikisa rate yeZim dollar here.Kungoti chawaudzwa homu homu segudo unomuziva Nehanda thats all irrelevant history very unwelcome to modern life.Tikaritora dehenya tikakupa unoridii a family size fool.

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I feel that the two women socially went over bounce in their responses to the death of Queen Elizabeth 11.

It would have been better if they kept their remarks to themselves rather than bursting into public domain. Naturally humans are expected to mourn with the grieved in their trying times.

The two women's behaviour does not conform to the education they acquired over the years. One would not agree that they are lecturers at higher learning institutions in the United States of America.

If they are really excited and not disappointed with the death of Her Majesty, the Queen of England, they should go to the airport on 19 September 2022 and block the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, from going to Britian to attend the Queen's funeral.

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Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
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Kule Kule 4 months ago

haihwavoo svizukuru svangu svazvimbigwa ne pitsa isvo. dzoka kana uchirevesa


Tete 4 months ago

KaH.U.R.E. At 46 still single, kane pamuromo, iko kushata.


@professor 4 months ago

I will gladly join you in that dance... queen handidi kuvaona kudarika mnangagwa chaiye...asi vese zvimbwasungata mumaziso angu.


X 4 months ago

Real black women of honor, very courageous


X 4 months ago

Calling a spade a spade, the British monarch & empire is the most cruel empire in human history, that's a fact


Nimrod 4 months ago

pa culture yedu death of anyone is not celebrated. Historical events such as colonialism are not caused by individuals. By the way queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, well after colonial period and slavery


Mlotshwa 4 months ago

You are spot on,the Queen was born after colonisation,but our present predicament ,the royal family has nothing to do with it.

X 4 months ago

Democracy is our downfall, Britain is a monarch, America a republican, isu tisi torwisana in the name of democracy wasting time, human and natural resources


gogodera 4 months ago

Africans anoitana slavery ega


Tateguru 4 months ago

Many people are saying Britain looted this and that, I don't disagree. Are they still looting? Diamonds were discovered recently and are you saying Queen Elizabeth II's people looted the 15 billion worth of diamonds?

And what is Zoé Samudzi, a Zimbabwean American photography professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, doing away from home?



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