Thursday, 22 December 2011

Dabengwa says Zanu PF is a party of killers - the hypocrite speaks!

“ZAPU President Dumiso Dabengwa says they pulled out of the Unity Accord with Zanu PF because the former ruling party was brutal and could do anything including killing to remain in power.” Reported the Daily News 19 December 2011.

Is Mr Dabengwa suggesting that Zanu PF did not harass or kill anyone since the signing of the unity accords in 1987 until 2008 when he walked out? He is lying because we all know Zanu PF has always used political violence to retain power.

Dabengwa, Simba Makoni and many others supported Mugabe as long as they stood to benefit. They only stopped when they lost their seat at the tyrant's high table. These are not men of principles and the nation must reject them as part and parcel of Zanu PF because they are.

Dabengwa is no more principled than Mugabe and the rest of the Zanu PF dictatorship! Dabengwa is being hypocritical!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

"Abandon your critical faculties ... a world of idiotic bliss is yours" C Hitchens

" . . . we have the same job we always had, to say, as thinking people and as humans, that there are no final solutions, there is no absolute truth, there is no supreme leader, there is no totalitarian solution that says that if you will just give up your freedom of inquiry, if you would just give up, if you will simply abandon your critical faculties, a world of idiotic bliss can be yours. We have to begin by repudiating all such claims – grand rabbis, chief ayatollahs, infallible popes, the peddlers of mutant quasi-political worship, the dear leader, great leader, we have no need of any of this." Christopher Hitchens

We in Africa have indeed "abandoned our critical faculties" and got our due reward a thousand fold; we inherited that "world of idiotic bliss!"

Christopher Hitchens died last week. He was a writer of renoun. Nick Cohen in the Observer (UK) 18 December 2011 describe Hitchens as the most 'intellectually generous' man he has met. Christopher had "a laconic voice from the English upper middle class, putting our arguments better than we could, and urging us to square our shoulders and speak our minds."

Rest in peace, brother Christopher.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Mugabe is Zanu PF presidential candidate for next elections: only one heartless for violent campaign!

The just ended 2011 Zanu PF Conference has confirmed Mugabe as the party’s presidential candidate for the next elections!

Yes on the face of it, it seems picking Mugabe as the party’s candidate for the coming elections was a “huge gamble” given his poor health condition and advanced age. Election campaigns are physically demanding particular for a presidential candidate who would be expected to travel all over Zimbabwe particularly given just how unpopular Zanu PF is with the electorate. But there lies the really reason why Mugabe is the ONLY candidate Zanu PF could have if they are to “win” the election.

The only way Zanu PF can “win” is if the party used violence just as it has done in the past. The level of violence in the June 2008 run-off election was shocking by any standard. To win the coming elections the party will have to resort to the same brutal violent tactics including cold blooded murder.

Most people would cringe at the thought of hitting someone particularly some one who is innocent, helpless and totally defenceless. Only the heartless thugs often high on drugs can rape and kill. But when it comes to masterminding the rape and murder of tens of thousands only someone with “degrees in violence” can do it. Only Mugabe has degrees in violence as he has said repeatedly and proved beyond doubt in practice!

The last three years have shown beyond doubt that Tsvangirai and MDC are completely useless. And yet if there were free and fair elections in Zimbabwe MDC would win the election hands down; a show of how much the electorate detest Zanu PF. The level of violence Zanu PF has to use to reverse this grim reality is indeed a mountain Everest to climb. Only a proven psychopath, Mugabe, can pull this off; if anyone can!


Mugabe asks donors to help feed prisoners.

I have an alternative suggestion Mr Mugabe; why don't you use some of the vast fortune you looted to support these inmates!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tsvangirai says there a 20 human rights violations a day: what has he been doing?!

Tsvangirai says there are 20 human rights violations a day!

Whilst the rest of the world has moved on we in Zimbabwe are like a scratched vinyl record repeating the same line over and over again.

It was over fifty years ago that the Americans designed and built a rocket that took men to the moon and brought them safely back to earth. “Whilst others are going to the Moon, we are still struggling to cross the street!” moaned then President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere! And since then the world has made even more giant strides in terms of development. Today the Scientific world has just announced they may well have recreated what happened on the moment of creation with the possible discovery of the Higgs Boson subatomic particles. And in Zimbabwe we learn that up twenty Zimbabweans are routinely denied their basic human rights!

Surely, surely the restoration of basic human rights must have been at the very top of Tsvangirai and MDC’s “TO DO” list! If there was any doubt that the GNU could deliver this then MDC should never have signed the power sharing agreement with Mugabe!

PM Tsvangirai can not blame Mugabe for the GNU’s failures. He clearly underestimated Mugabe’s stubbornness and thus proving his own incompetency. For the last three years Tsvangirai has become the milestone round the nation’s neck; as long as he remains in any position of power and authority this nation will continue to suffer. Tsvangirai must go!

For the last three years MDC has been part of the Zimbabwe government. Other than tell lies about how Mugabe has changed and enjoy the perks given to them as Prime Minister and Ministers, Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have made no difference. Many Zimbabweans still consider MDC the nation's saviour just as they once regarded Mugabe national hero per excellence. It will take a few more years before it finally dawns on them than Tsvangirai is useless! Am I a black Zimbabwean, still I have to admit it; we are a thick nation!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

ANC Secretary-General Mantashe promise to help Zanu PF "win" the next elections. Not surprised, not really!

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe attending the just ended Zanu PF conference promised to send “campaign strategy teams” to help Zanu PF win the coming elections.

Since SA's ANC led government passed the Secrecy Bill which everyone could see was retrogressive and an affront on democracy; President Zuma and ANC knew they could never again lecture Mugabe on democracy and good governance. Lindiwe Zulu, President Zuma’s right hand person in his role as SADC mediator to the Zimbabwe crisis toned down her up to then softly, softly approach to nothing. The week before the Secrecy Bill was passed she was in Zimbabwe talking of a coming visit by President Zuma to get the principal to the GPA to address outstanding issues. After the bill was passed the visit was abandoned.

So Mr Mantashe’s promise to help Mugabe “win” the next elections is to be expected. Since ANC has lost all pretence to democratic credibility and will now openly support a fellow “liberation movement” that lost all democratic credibility a long time ago!

"The ANC wishes to affirm her commitment to being a good and trustworthy neighbour to a fellow liberation movement," Secretary- General Mantashe said. Given that Mugabe and Zanu PF has proved to be NOT a good and trustworthy neighbour; why does that leave President Zuma and ANC?

It was very naïve of Tsvangirai to have signed the GPA believing Mugabe can some how be transformer from the ruthless tyrant to a democrat and that SADC would ever push Mugabe to change.


The UN has received less than half of the US$ 478 million to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable Zimbabweans next year. The UN blames it on donor fatigue.

According to the UN a million rural Zimbabweans will need food assistance, 34% and 2.4% of the children suffer from chronic and acute child malnutrition and 30% of the rural population are exposed to waterborne diseases because they drink water from unprotected water sources.
It is ease to see why donors are tired of Zimbabwe's begging, especially during these hard times when everyone is cutting back. Zimbabwe continues to spend a cool US$ 45 million on Mugabe's globe trotting in one year alone and then says it has no money!? How does one square that round hole!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Zanu PF's vultures and hyenas are out for blood and Mugabe is in their sights!

Zanu PF War Vet leader, Jabulan Sibanda calls Zanu PF leaders calling for Mugabe to go according to the WikiLeaks cables dogs to the rapturous applause from party conference delegates.

“Those people are serious sellouts, who pretend to like the President in his presence but go to the enemy behind him and criticise him. Dogs are even better than these people,” said Sibanda.For years we have heard of the two warring Zanu PF factions; the Mujuru and the “Ngwena” (Crocodile) Mnangagwa factions. How Mugabe, the loner with not even one person in the party he could call friend, has managed to play one faction against the other to retain the crown is a measure of the mental dexterity of the cunning fox.

Many of the Zanu PF big wigs like Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo had become increasingly bitter. Neither of the two factions considered them important for their cause and hence never bothered to invite them. Mugabe too must have considered them losers and so in his fight against the factions, he too ignored them completely. The WikiLeaks revelations have suddenly given Mutasa, Gumbo and all the other Zanu PF losers a life-line!

The WikiLeaks cables have revealed that a number of Zanu PF leaders had been calling for the removal of Mugabe. The Zanu PF losers are set to see all those named’s political wings clipped if not kicked out of the party. Such a move will break up the current factions and allow new factions and loyalty to emerge. They, hopefully, be the king-making, at very least! The very fact that there was such a loud cheer from the conference floor when Sibanda called those named in the WikiLeak “worse than dogs” goes to show there are indeed many “losers” beside Mutasa and Gumbo!

Ten years ago; the cunning old fox would have relished taking the WikiLeak “dogs” on. He is too old and feeble to do so now. After all the years of being played for fools, every one of these dogs would want nothing better than to go for the jugular vein if he dared take them on!

Millions of ordinary Zimbabweans hate Mugabe for the suffering and misery he brought on the nation. In a free and fair election Zimbabweans would “vote for a donkey than Mugabe,” Professor Jonathan Moyo rightly concluded. And like it or not Mugabe has to face the Zimbabwean electorate next year!

It suited Mugabe to divide his party into fighting factions; divide and rule. The in fight is now dog-eat-dog and the consequences, whatever happens, are not going to be pretty! Thugs like Sibanda and so too are many in the Police, Army and the notorious CIO are all throwing in their lot in the fight for political power.

It is the Zanu PF thugs who have carried out the lion’s share of the dirty work of the political violence that has kept Mugabe and Zanu PF in power. These thugs has had to contend themselves with nothing better than positions in the security sector. They had their fair share of the farms but, like everyone else, they soon realised farming is hard work. They are now aiming for higher jobs as MPs and Ministers denied them so far because they were not educated.

“A dog is not educated but it can understand better and defend its home than these people. Some of these people are even educated and some of them are even holding degrees!” Sibanda and his fellow thugs are pitching for the top jobs in the country!

Zimbabwe’s economic melt down has been devastating to the ordinary Zimbabweans; they have seen their hopes and dreams of freedom, a life with human dignity and economic security crashed! The Zanu PF ruling elite have not been spared either; with each passing year they love of power and wealth has grown and grown meanwhile the national cake has shrunk and shrunk. The daggers are out Zanu PF thugs will fight Mugabe to the death just as readily as they will fight and each other and their political opponents.

The Zanu PF vultures and hyenas are hungry and there is no much to satisfy their ravenous appetites. Mugabe nurtured all these ruthless creatures and is destined to be torn to shreds this party of ruthless thugs turn on each other.

Everything is piling up high for Mugabe and the old tyrant does not know which way to turn. No one is his right mind would want to be in Mugabe’s shoes; not for all the tyrant’s beautiful mansions, executive cars, thirteen farms, billions in foreign bank accounts, etc., etc. He would gladly give up all this wealth and the absolute power to boot for one hour of real peace of mind!

“The evil that men do lives after them” wrote William Shakespeare. “The good is oft interred with their bones!” The evil Mugabe has done is not waiting for his death; it is haunting him now and will continue to do so to the tyrant’s dying day!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Who will guard against the Zanu PF demigods given that they have absolute power!

When the late Solomon Mujuru died is a mysterious fire on his farm outside Harare; the Harare Fire truck arrived at the farm many hours after they had been notified of the fire. Peter Lobels, a US based businessmen and son of the founder of Lobels Bakery, and his wife who visited the Harare Fire Department at the time decried the deplorable state of disrepair of department’s trucks and equipment.
“This is crazy,” Mrs Lobels said. “We have a commitment to uplifting the people of Zimbabwe and one of the ways is through providing better services.”
The Lobels donated two fire trucks to Harare Fire Department.

Commitment to uplifting the lives of the people of Zimbabwe and providing them better services!? Well that was certainly double Dutch to Mrs Mujuru and would be to Mugabe and the rest of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite. For is it not the thirty years of the greed, corruption and looting by the ruling elite that is the root cause of Zimbabwe’s economic melt down and collapse of even the most basic services like education, health and, in this case, fire prevention?

The Mujurus have reportedly amassed a fortune after all the years of corruption and looting. The farm where Mujuru died was looted from a white farmer who driven off with little more than the shirt he was wearing. The farm, like all the other looted farms, was never put to full productive use cause a steep drop in agricultural production and the precipitous national economic decline. A very familiar story in Zimbabwe!

The people know they live in abject poverty because of the years of rampant mismanagement, corruption and looting. They are powerless to do stop it; they have been systematically and ruthlessly denied a meaningful say in the governance. Another familiar story in Zimbabwe!

The donated Fire Trucks were received by a “tearful” Mrs Mujuru. The ruling elite like to officiate on such occasions. Indeed, they demand to be there; as many donors in Zimbabwe would testify. The Mujurus’ amassed fortune exceeds that of Mr Lobels and yet it would be unthinkable of her to donate the trucks even when she stood to benefit too as is clearly the case here. Still she had to be there because no one else other than the ruling elite should ever be seen as capable of doing anything to improve the lives of the masses. Donors who have failed to observe this protocol have been kicked out of the country leaving the aid recipients to suffer.

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who will guard the guards themselves?)” AskedJuvenal Satires, Roman poet & satirist (55 AD - 127 AD.

Yes who indeed will guard the guards themselves if they should be corrupt! The task becomes near impossible if the guards are themselves the legislators, enforcers, the judges, the jury and executioners and the victims are not Roman citizens who understand their entitlement to the full protection of the law but voiceless slaves! Zanu PF “guards” have become nothing short of demigods and have ruled accordingly!


Chief Lucious Chitsinde Negomo of Chiweshe in Mashonaland Central Province has summoned Prime Minister Tsvangirai to his court for breaking an old custom forbidding one to marry in the month of November! With all Zimbabwe’s problems one would think the Chief would have more important things to do.

Chief Negomo, how many children are sick and dying because the clinics and hospitals in Chiweshe have closed or they are so poorly equipped and staffed to be of any help? We all know the route cause of this human tragedy and yet you have done nothing. In your infinite wisdom you think pursuing Tsvangirai for marrying in November is what you are there for?

Before independence Zimbabwe had leaders like Chief Tangwena, a man of courage and vision. Today from the village-heads, to the Chiefs, to MPs, Ministers, Prime Minister and his Deputies right up to the President himself and his Vice Presidents; none of them have shown they have common sense let alone courage and vision. Zimbabwe’s economic and political mess is a man-made problem; for the last three decade the nation has pursued policies that defy common sense!
The Zanu PF dictatorship has brainwashed and stifled this nation. It swept away the light of reason, truth, love and justice and replaced it with the darkness of fear and ignorance. Out of this culture of fear only scum can rise to the top, to be leaders!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

In the search for quality leaders the ego of the individual is not important!

It is not the fate of Morgan, you, me or anyone else out there that is at stake here. It is the fate of Zimbabwe, the fate of the whole nation, all the 12 million of us. Zimbabwe is in a hell-hole today politically and economically and the tragic consequences of that are there for us all to see. It was the nation’s leaders who landed us in this mess and we all played our part - active, direct or whatever - electing these incompetent men and women into power and keeping them there. We must now play our part in making sure we elect the most competent leaders into power if we are ever to get out of this mess.

There are many reasons why this nation has been ruled and ruined by tyrants like Mugabe; misfits like Gono, Simba Makoni; half wits like Chihuri, Muzenda, Tsvangirai; etc. One of those reasons has to be that once we have elected someone leader we want him or her to succeed so badly we refuse to acknowledge they are even capable of making a mistake. For 20 years after independence the nation simply refused to acknowledge that Mugabe, the great war-hero, could do wrong. Even with all the evidence of growing corruption, political repression and the blood of thousands of innocent Zimbabweans on his hands; we refused to accept Mugabe was a ruthless tyrant. We are doing the same with Tsvangirai.

Signing the GPA and thus allow Mugabe back into power was a monumental blunder by Tsvangirai. And he has made numerous more blunders beside. Why are you finding it so difficult to accept that?

The willingness to accept that a leader can make mistakes, that they are fallible, or to accept that there are other alternative points of view other than those of the current leadership is an essential quality if we are ever to get quality leaders. It is this willingness to accept that all leader a fallible and that there can be some one else better them him or her that will force the leader to hard to prove they are the best. And those challenging the leader will strive hard to prove why they should lead. It is because of the competition that we can be sure of electing and retaining the best leaders possible!


Ghana’s former President, J Rawlings, criticise IIC for “humiliating” Gbagbo following the latter’s arrest. Gbagbo faces four counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and inhuman acts, over post-election violence the UN said cost about 3 000 lives.
The trouble with some African leaders is that they really think once someone becomes Head of State they deserve special treatment even if they commit very serious crimes against the nation. By refusing to step down after losing the Election Gbagbo cause the political chaos that costed many lives. The nation could have easily slip into a bloody civil war, for Christ sake. All J Rawlings is concerned about is Gbagbo's comforts. Why did he not tell Gbagbo to step down and thus saved something more important than the misplace ego of a tyrant - human lives!

@ Agbodzi
What are you talking about? Do you accept that Gbagbo lost the elections and refused to step down? If so, do you accept that by refusing to step down he caused the upheaval that followed? If so then it is right that Gbagbo should account for it.

Africa has already seen a number of leaders lose elections and refuse to hand over power. We must stamp this out. The ICC is helping us do just that and so what are you complaining about?

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Africa's salvation lies in turning the subservient masses into a thinking and self assured electorate!

Tony Hawkins wrote an article “Economy: growth or recovery” in which he question Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister. Tendai Biti’s forecast 2% growth rate. I did not care much whether the 2% was considered growth or recovery; that was all semantics. I was disappointed that in the last three years the Zimbabwe economy has only managed such a miserable growth rate when it could have achieved a 20 % rate plus.

We should remember that the Zimbabwe economy had registered a staggering 84% economic shrinkage in 2002 to 2008. If the GNU had managed to end the corruption, restore rule of law, etc. the country would have had billions in foreign aid and investment and with efficient utilization of our own human and material resources there is no reason why the national economy should not have taken off big-time. Why not; after all the country still had the infrastructure and the skilled workers.

The vitriolic attach against Tony was totally unjustified. Some people question his qualification to criticise without ever making a single economic argument to disprove Tony’s points. Across the board the Zimbabwe media and public had given Minister Biti’s budget a big thumbs-up! And all these people were now angry that Tony to expose their ignorance.

Anger is the shield and spear of choince of the ignorant!

People have often lamented the lack of quality leaders in Africa and of course they are right but what these people forget to mention is the lack of a quality electorate. Africa’s salvations lies in the transformation of a subservient, gullible and blissfully contended, sometimes to the point of hostility against those who dare remind them of their folly, masses into a thinking and confident electorate. For without a quality electorate; the quality leaders, even if a few could emerge, will never have the mass public support to change much!

(Tony Hawkins’ article is in the New Zimbabwe and SA’s Financial Mail.)


This is a really interesting and important subject and thank you very much for bringing it up. I would not say the "ball is in the people's court" at least not as far as JOC is concerned. JOC believes they have the guns and therefore they can dictate what they please. The ball is in their court in that they call all the shots and like it or not we, the people are powerless to do anything. And admittedly that is exactly what we see on the ground.

The ball is in the people’s court in the sense that it is up to them now to do something to end this intolerable and repressive situation. And I say that the people have done something end this dictatorship.

In March 2008 the people of Zimbabwe voted in droves to give Mugabe and Zanu PF the biggest electoral defeat and Tsvangirai and his MDC party the mandate to rule Zimbabwe. The people knew that Mugabe and Zanu PF will not take kindly to any electoral revolt and the tyrant’s retribution was both swift and severe. He refused to accept that he lost the vote and demanded a presidential run-off tyrant and made sure that that the electorate were beaten into submission before the June 2008 vote.

Of course what Mugabe did in 2008 was an outrage and the whole international community was condemned the sham election. They refused to accept him as the legitimate President of Zimbabwe. Tsvangirai did not have to go into any power sharing agreement with Mugabe, not after what the tyrant had just done. And to add insult to injury sign a power sharing arrangement in which the tyrant had all his dictatorial power. That was down right stupid on Tsvangirai’s part and the nation has paid dearly for it.

Still even within the frame work of the GPA the opportunity to end the repression still existed. The March 2008 vote gave MDC control of parliament. Parliament has the power and authority to rein in Chihuru and all the other rogue security officers, for example, who have taken it upon themselves to neglect their duties of enforcing the rule of law or worse in their drive to keep Mugabe and Zanu PF in power at all cost. Parliament has the power and authority to impeach Mugabe himself if it can be proven that he has ever said or done anything to encourage the scourge political violence that has caused so much suffering and deaths in the country for all these years.

MDC had 57 MPs in the 2005 parliament but they made no difference supposedly because it was a Zanu PF controlled house. What is MDC’s excuse for doing nothing this time!

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans were beaten or raped and over 500 lost their lives for a useless and powerless parliament; a paper tiger! Why anyone should ever bother to vote for Tsvangirai or any of his MDC friends beggars belief!


Ray Bennet calls Zanu PF a “Mafia” gang. Has this reality just dawned on him now or is he saying this now because he was denied a chance to join his MDC friends at the table presided over by none other than the tyrant Mugabe himself!

It is rich for Mr Bennet to be calling Zanu PF the Mafia today and yet he like the rest of MDC leaders approved MDC's singing the GPA with Mugabe and for a long time after it said nothing! He is not different from all the other Zanu PF turncoats like Makoni, Nkala, Dumiso Dabengwa who had nothing but praise for Mugabe when they were in power only to criticise him when they fell out with the tyrant! We want principled leaders not good weather friends.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

The American presidential race is on, we should learn the true rigours on democracy but never do!

It is that time of the American political cycle again where all aspiring candidates to hold various public offices including the top job, President of the United States of America, put their names in the hat and under goes a rigorous test at the end of which the party members seek who they want to be their party candidate. After that the winning candidate will have to undergo an even more torturous acid test at the end of which the whole nation gets to pick the winner. This is what is noticeably lacking in Africa!

For all their rhetoric about championing democratic change Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have stifled debate and competition within the party itself, just as Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies have done. Indeed the only difference between Tsvangirai and Mugabe is that the latter stifled democratic competition against him and his Zanu PF candidates to the point of death! Is it any wonder then we have ended up with a tyrant Mugabe as president and an incompetent and indecisive Tsvangirai as the alternative.


Tony Hawkins, one of the leading Economist in Zimbabwe asked the key question: Economy: is it growth or recovery?

“AT first sight it is almost too good to be true. Zimbabwe’s economy has “grown” about 2 percent in the three years since dollarisation and the launch of the seriously misnamed government of national unity in February 2009,” wrote Tony.

Zimbabwe’s 2% growth is at the back of a staggering 84% economic shrink in the six year period 2002 to 2008. With sound economic policies and political will the country should be registering 20% plus growth. Zimbabwe did not have any foreign aid or investment for example, one of the key requirements for economic recovery, because the country to this day is still seen as a lawlessness and corrupt country.
For a country facing 80% plus unemployment rate a 2% economic growth rate is nothing. It is really disappointing that some Zimbabweans including the Finance Minister himself should be pleased with the 2%. Yes it is infinitely better than what the nation had at the tail end of Mugabe's rule; still should we be comparing ourselves with a failed dictatorship or what we can be?!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Minister Biti bows down to MPs' outrageous US$ 3.3 million allowances demand!

Minister Biti has reportedly bowed to MPs demands for their US$ 3.3 million allowance back pay. Why am I not surprised!

The country’s health and education systems, Prisons, etc. are all in a shocking state because for decades now government has failed to make adequate budgetary provisions for these important public services. The budget Minister Biti presented last week was no different; the rot in the public service will continue. And millions of Zimbabweans who now live in abject poverty for no fault of their own and are therefore totally dependent on these meagre public services will continue to suffer and dies.

A US$ 3.3 million budgetary allocation to the ministry of health can mean the difference between the buying enough polio vaccines for a million children, for example, or condemned them to heart breaking misery should they catch the disease. Yes, Zimbabwe’s budgetary squeeze has sunk to nauseating depth of depravity! It is in this contrasting light that the MPs’ US$ 3.3 allowance demand and Mugabe gobbling up of US$ 45 million on foreign travel alone - all paid from the same public pot - must be seen.

Mugabe has lavished power and money on all those holding in position of power from the lowly village heads and traditional Chiefs to MPs and Ministers to buy their blind loyalty and keeping him in power. Tsvangirai and his MDC MPs can complain about Mugabe refusing to honour everything else since the signing of the GPA but one thing; the tyrant has honoured his promise to let MDC members to enjoy the spoils of power same as his Zanu PF cronies. And for their part, Tsvangirai and company have been careful never to do anything to seriously threaten Mugabe’s hold on power.

MDC MPs joined Zanu PF’s own MPs in demanding the US$ 3.3 million out of a sense of entitlement; their share of the loot! Of course, Mugabe, Tsvangirai all these MPs know that their looting is the root cause of Zimbabwe’s economic melt down and the heart breaking suffering of the millions across the land and they do not care. All they care about is to hang on to their public office position and have a get as much of the loot as they can while they can.

The Zimbabwe economy has remained in the stuck in doldrums these last three years because the GNU has failed to carry through the necessary structural changes. The West has not given Zimbabwe a single penny for the much hoped for foreign aid because they do not pour water in a leaky bucket. God knows they have explained to Minister Biti what Zimbabwe needs to do. Biti did not push through any of these changes because he did not want to rock the boat. It did not take much arm twisting for him to give to the MPs the US$ 3.3 on this occasion! He too knows which side of his bread is buttered.

All MDC’s talk of democratic change is nothing but empty rhetoric. Tsvangirai and MDC have had countless opportunities to force through change and end this ruinous dictatorship but failed to follow through on all occasions because they are “now busy eating” as Tanonoka Joseph Hwande has so aptly put it!
Until we have quality leaders who will stand up to Mugabe and all those who have sold their souls to the tyrant for thirty pieces of silver; only then will Zimbabwe have real change and hope for a better future.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Zimbabweans need the intelectual eyes of the chameleon: one fixed on Mugabe the other on Tsvangirai!

Tsvangirai blame State Media and the CIO for interfering in his relationship and says marrying Locadia now is “inconceivable”.

He said he had become a, “spectator in this relationship and things are happening too fast, on camera and without my knowledge. This has led me to conclude that there is a greater and thicker plot around this issue which has undermined my confidence in this relationship.”
By his own admission Tsvangirai is saying he had been going out with someone he should not. No doubt the two had been going out for a while, long enough to get the woman pregnant, and all this time he did not realise she was a bad woman. This is not the first time Tsvangirai has shown he is a bad judge of character.

Tsvangirai signed a power sharing agreement with Mugabe in 2008 and for two years insisted the political marriage was working. “There is nothing Mugabe does that I do not know,” Tsvangirai said.

Tsvangirai is a weak and indecisive leader and his repeated failure to see dubious characters for whom they really are is just another manifestation to his incompetency as a leader.

Zimbabweans have their eyes fixed on getting Mugabe out of office and rightly so too. Still we also must stop to assess the competency of the man we are proposing to take Mugabe’s place. We must not behave like a duck whose eyes can only focus on one thing and one thing only.

Before independence we had our minds fixed on getting rid of Ian Smith and thus failed to scrutinise the men and women we were electing to lead after independence. Mugabe and his Zanu PF friends showed their tyrannical streak long before independence and when they assumed office their true sadistic colours were there for all to see. And yet for 20 years Zimbabweans refused to see Mugabe for the tyrant he is. History has a habit to repeat itself; for the last three years Tsvangirai has blundered again and again and still many Zimbabweans refuse to acknowledge he is a weak and indecisive leader.

After the mandate the people of Zimbabwe gave Tsvangirai is 2008 there is no reason why Mugabe should be around terrorising and messing our lives. The tyrant is still firmly in charge today only because Tsvangirai blundered and allowed the tyrant back into power through the back door, the stupid GPA.

It was Zimbabweans’ failed to keep one eye on Smith and the second eye on Mugabe that landed the nation into this hell-hole. To get out; we must keep one keen eye on Mugabe and Zanu PF and the second eye on Tsvangirai and his MDC friends. We all want to get rid of Mugabe and his dictatorship but that will never happen if the individuals we have entrusted to do this are so incompetent the dictator is running rings round them at every turn! We must develop the fixable intellect like the eyes of the chameleon if we are to avoid the pitfall of once again blocking the stable after the horse has bolted - acknowledge Tsvangirai’s shortcomings after ten years of indecision and blundering!

Locadia Tembo threatened to kill herself because Tsvangirai would not marry her!

Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo was determined to marry Tsvangirai, so determined that she threaten to kill herself when he said no.

It must have been the thought of losing out on the endless foreign travel, the shopping, looted farms and all the unimagined luxuries as the wife of Zimbabwe’s P M and, fingers crossed, some day soon the Zimbabwe’s First Lady that drove this woman to do all these things! Grace Mugabe showed the same grit determination to get her man - she deserted a husband and child to be impregnated twice by then married Robert! To be fair the two ladies; both Mugabe and Tsvangirai have themselves too sold their souls to the devil to get what they want!

Robert Mugabe destroyed the nation’s economy through rampant corruption and looting - bribing his cronies - and murdered tens of thousands of Zimbabweans who dared exercise their basic right to have a meaning vote. Tsvangirai went into the 2009 political "marriage" with the dictator in which he has received nothing but abuse! The irony is Tsvangirai had the nation’s mandate to rule and therefore he did not need to enter into this one-sided agreement. Sadly, he was too excited at the prospect of being PM and too stupid to realise that!

"On discovering that Tsvangirai was not interested in marrying her, she threatened him with exposing the affair, the pregnancy and throwing herself in front of Prime Minister's official Mercedes Benz vehicle while it was in motion. This is when people realised she was serious," the report said, quoting a close Tsvangirai family member.

There is nothing wrong with being rich but when people start valuing money and luxuries above everything else including the sanctity of human life itself - leaders murdering thousands of innocent people and women threatening to end their own lives for a chance to marry the ruling elite and a share of the good life - we have gone too far. It is morally reprehensible that people like Mugabe and his wife should live such an extravagant lifestyle in the midst of millions living in abject poverty. It is an unforgivable crime against the nation that the ruling elite’s wasteful lifestyles should be built of the misery and suffering of the poor and helpless in society.

Monday, 28 November 2011

MPs will delay approval of budget: they are demanding new cars for themselves!

Zimbabwe’s MPs are threatening to delay the approval of the national budget because they too want to be pampered like Mugabe and Tsvangirai! MPs are demanding new cars and back pay of salaries and allowances outstanding since 2008.

The Zimbabwe economy shrunk by a staggering 84% in the six years 2002 to 2008 a position from which it has yet to recover three years since the formation of this GNU. The economic melt down has left 80% plus of our people out of work and into abject poverty. Many of the same MPs were in the last parliament; what did they do to stop the economic melt down? Nothing! The economy should have registered a significant recovery since 2008 if only the country had restored the rule of law and stopped the madness of corruption and looting. Three years later and Zimbabwe is still a lawless country!

Most civil servants are paid a merge US$300 or less. What makes these MPs believe they deserve more than the US$ 500 they are getting? MPs got new cars three years ago; they really do not need these cars replaced.

It is very true that the executive, Mugabe, Tsvangirai and Mutambara are pampering themselves with multiple luxury cars and other perks. How can anyone justify spending a cool US$ 3 million on one foreign trip when hundreds of thousands of children across the nation can not be vaccinated because there is no money to buy the vaccines. Instead of the MPs putting their foot down to end this criminal waste of resources they are using it to justify their own demand to be pampered too!

“It is very unfortunate that people can perceive that we are trying to arm twist the government when the truth is that government is not looking at our welfare issues,” said Paddy Zhanda. It is very unfortunate that Zimbabwe is ruled by a sick and selfish executive and an equally sick and selfish legislature!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Zimbabwe's leaders spent US$ 45 million on travel alone!

The Zimbabwe top leaders alone have spent a staggering US$ 45.5 million or 1.2% of the national budget, on foreign travel alone in January to September 2011.

“All the three GNU principals and Cabinet have developed a penchant for jet setting” reported Gift Phiri of Daily News. Although I would say this is not something Zimbabwe’s ruling elite has “developed” in the last few years. Even back in the 1990s when the country implementing savage economic cuts in line with WB reform programmes, Mugabe continued to spend millions of dollars on foreign travel. People used to ask when the last time he “visited” Zimbabwe! He is still globe trotting today, even with the national economy in total melt down!

This government has been paying highly qualified civil servants an allowance of US$300 a month (even the regime is ashamed to call it a salary) because it has no money. It is an outrage that Mugabe should spend US$3 million – enough to pay 10 000 civil servants - on just one of his innumerable globe trotting trips! Finance Minister Tendai Biti is right to call this outrage a “cancer”. A point sadly missed by Prime Minister Tsvangirai.

During Prime Minister’s question time Tsvangirai justified Mugabe’s medical trips to Singapore on the dubious grounds that the nation must take care of its national leaders. Spending US$3 million goes far beyond living within one’s means because Mugabe did not need to take his usual entourage of cronies and hangers-on for yet another shopping spree.
None of Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance has ever succeeded in getting Mugabe and his cronies to rein in their extravagant spending. I compliment Minister Biti for trying; he is not likely to get very far given that his own MDC leader does not even understanding what he is doing!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

It was Tsvangirai not Zuma who should have led the push for democratic change in Zimbabwe!

Zimbabwe political analyst, Sanderson Makombe, tells S W Radio Africa that President Zuma is to blame for bringing no democratic change three years after the signing of Zimbabwe’s GPA. One has to ask what exactly did people like Makombe expect President Zuma to do.

In my humble opinion SADC and President Zuma was only suppose to play a supportive and not the lead role in the search for a solution to Zimbabwe political problems. In this case Tsvangirai has repeatedly shied away from playing a leading role. Indeed one can even say Tsvangirai has even decided to do nothing in the expectation that SADC and President Zuma will do everything. You say SADC and President Zuma have done nothing in the three years of the GPA and of course you are right. But one has to ask what has Tsvangirai himself done in the three years? Nothing!

Zimbabwe needs to carryout so many democratic reforms before we can have free and fair elections. Surely Tsvangirai can not be that helpless and powerless to push at least one reform in three years! All he has done is make a big hu –ha about writing a new constitution at great expense too, one must add; only for Mugabe’s thugs disrupt and scupper the whole thing. Anyone with any common sense saw this coming; anyone that is except Tsvangirai.

It is ease to blame President Zuma for Zimbabwe’s continued mess but if the truth be told, and it must be, Zimbabweans risked a lot to elect Tsvangirai and MDC in 2008. Tsvangirai has the people’s mandate to change things in Zimbabwe but sadly for three years he has done nothing with that power!

The targeted sanctions against Mugabe and his cronies imposed by the West to push the dictator to accept democratic reforms are not working. The tyrant and his cronies are richer than ever even though the country has been suffering the worst national economic melt down in human history. After nearly ten years these sanctions, it is time the America and the West fine tuned these sanctions or else scrap them.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

SA pass "secrecy" law - a black day for SA!

ANC government pass the “secrecy” law which will gag the press. It is a black day for SA.

The tragedy of this case is that many blacks see it as a black vs white issue and thus the black majority will support the ANC leaders without question. In reality this law is an affront against freedom and democracy and that knows no race, gender, or any other division.

What ANC leaders are doing is play the race card just to confuse the blacks for their own selfish gain. This is the price the whole nation is paying for the years of racism by the whites!

Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies must be celebrating; they know President Zuma has lost all pretence of occupying the moral high ground. Mugabe and his thugs can now continue to ride the people rough shod and President Zuma has no moral authority to tell him to stop! Tsvangirai should have never counted on SADC to bring about meaningful democratic change and now with President Zuma in disgrace this should force MDC to finally accept that it is from within Zimbabwe we must find a solution to the country’s problems.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Code of conduct is NOT the answer to Zimbabwe's violence: impeach Mugabe!

So the country has suffered and thousands have lost their lives in politically motivated violence because we did not have a CODE OF CONDUCT!? This is what the great indaba - meeting of the three principals in the GNU and their respect parties' executive committees - came up with? This is simply unbelievable!

We have a culture of violence because those responsible for the violence are above the law. In the past the Police has turned a blind eye to Zanu PF inspired violence. Only their shadowy cousins in the CIO have played an active role in the violence. When Mugabe lost the March 2008 presidential race the Police and the Army planned and executed the orgy of violence and mayhem that secured Mugabe’s ‘win’ in the June 2008 presidential run-off.

Mugabe had the December 2009 Zanu PF Congress passed a resolution committing the Police, Army, CIO and all other State Security Organs endorse the outrageous conduct of these organs in the June 2008 election violence and in future on the dodgy grounds that Zanu PF was “the only party of the revolution”.

It was the Police in Victoria Falls who chased away the people attending the MDC-T’s rally and closed the gates into the stadium in Tsvangirai’s face. The Police cancelled MDC-N’s rally and told Professor Ncube to his face they did not recognise anything other political party other than Zanu PF!

We have a culture of violence in Zimbabwe because Mugabe has granted himself tyrannical powers which he has then used to undermine the work of the Police, the Courts, the Media and all the other democratic institutions so that he and his thugs are above the law and thus free to do whatever they deem necessary to maintain his struggle hold on power.

After three decades of intimidation, rape and brutal murders – hundreds of thousands have been beaten and tens of thousands murdered in cold blood - Zimbabwe should not be talking of having the “green bombers” or the Chipangamo gang members arrested. They are the small fish, the foot soldiers. We should not even be talking of having the rogue army generals of Police Officers fired; we can but still that will not be enough. What this country needs is to stop pussyfooting and at last take the bull by the horns - impeach Mugabe as a ruthless murderer and tyrant.

Since the March 2008 election Tsvangirai and MDC had the people’s mandate to end Zimbabwe’s culture of violence by having the thugs arrested and punished, by acting swiftly against those in the security sector found wanting in their conduct or failed to carryout their public duties and thus stop the rot spreading and, now, by failing to impeach Mugabe. There could well be the last very last chance for this nation to stop this madness of pointless and barbaric violence and instead of taking the decisive action the situation demands the great indaba is to produce a code of conduct!

When Tsvangirai signed the power sharing agreement that got Mugabe off the hook many people said the arrangement would achieve nothing and time has proved beyond doubt that they were right. When Tsvangirai took the oath of office as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe it was clear why he signed the GPA, this was the pinnacle of his dreams and nothing anyone else said was going to stop him being PM. Whatever Tsvangirai and his friends have said or done about Mugabe since they all became members of the GNU it was understood by both sides as political posturing. They would never say or do anything to upset Mugabe and therefore they would never, never ever impeach Mugabe. No, not even if the very lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent Zimbabweans were at stake, as is clearly the case now.

Whilst the Indaba work on the code of conduct Mugabe will be distributing the millions of weapons he imported from his friends in China. He now has clearance to sell the stockpile of Marange diamonds and use the money to fund his campaign of violence and murder. Tsvangirai endorse the lifting of the ban on the sale of Marange diamonds knowing Mugabe and his cronies were conducting a very lucrative but secretive diamond business.

To retain his vice grip on power Mugabe has turned the people tasked with keeping law and order into murderous thugs and poisoned society so that one is forced to abandon reason and all humanity in a violent strangle for survival. Tsvangirai and his MDC friends will be just as responsible for the suffering and lost lives this new wave of Mugabe madness brings as the tyrant himself because they can and should stop Mugabe now. Impeach Mugabe now before it is too late; writing a code of conduct is but a feeble copout!


So the Indaba met and decided that Zimbabwe needs a "code of conduct" to end the political violence! What a sick joke!

Matters have gone beyond the arrest of some murderous thugs or firing of the rogue Police or Army Officers; parliament must impeach Mugabe himself. He has vowed there will be no regime change in Zimbabwe and now he has the thugs, the weapons, money; everything to start an orgy of mindless violence. There is nothing new or deferent that a new code can come up with here. What has been lacking all these years is the political will and courage to deal with the various challenges the nation has faced including curse of violence. It is high time Tsvangirai stood up and be counted and this talk of a code is nothing but a cynical copout!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Proceeds from diamond sells funding violence: says "disaster" Tsvangirai!

Tsvangirai accused Mugabe of running a parallel government and using diamond money to fuel political violence. “Of note is the continued sale of State resources such as diamonds without the knowledge of the Treasury. There have over five diamond auctions to date and only two have been accounted for by the Treasury. The resources accrued are not known and have been used to facilitate the operations of this parallel government,” said the MDC dossier sent to President Zuma.“Clearly, this remains why some elements in government have refused the call for transparency and nationalisation of diamonds in Chiadzwa. It is also possible that these diamond resources are now being used to perpetrate violence against civilians in Zimbabwe. This is also very plausible as security forces remain active in the extraction and selling of diamonds in Chiadzwa.”

It was for these very reasons that many people within Zimbabwe and outside had campaign long and hard to stop the sell of Zimbabwe’s Chiadza diamonds. The ban was lifted last week at the behest of none other than Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC Deputy Minister of Mines, Gift Chimamikire. The two publicly rubbished all reports including one from a fellow MDC MP, Eddie Cross, claiming the mining of diamonds in Chiadza was still marred in violence and corruption.

Like it or not once MDC changed its position in support of lifting the ban on sell of Chiadza diamonds, there was little anyone else could do to stop that from happening. Of course the KP Committee is not going to reinstate the ban just because Zimbabwe’s dithering Prime Minister has had yet another change of heart.

Yes it was the same PM Morgan Tsvangirai who lobbied that Mugabe should be allowed to sell the Chiadza diamonds who is now saying the money from the sells will be used to finance political violence. This is just one of the many blunders Tsvangirai has made and, as usual, it is the ordinary Zimbabweans who will pay dearly for it! Thank you very much Prime Minister “Disaster”!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tsvangirai says GPA is on the verge of collapse and still he knows not what to do!

Tsvangirai says the GNU is on the verge of collapse. “The political and security situation in Zimbabwe is deteriorating at an alarming and scaring pace and the MDC calls on Sadc to intervene to ensure the GPA does not collapse,” reads 11-page dossier to President Zuma.

“The sad reality is that of the 24 issues agreed, none has been implemented to date,” says the report. And the tragic reality is that the circus has been going on for over thirty months now and there is really no hope of anything changing. Mugabe is set on his dictatorial ways and he clearly has no intention of changing course. And poor Tsvangirai does not have the foggiest idea what to do to force the tyrant to change and never did.

The irony is Tsvangirai has the power to end all the political violence and force through all the democratic reforms. Parliament has the power and Tsvangirai’s MDC has the parliamentary majority. He has not used this power either because he has not realized he has it or else, which is almost certain, because he is frightened stiff of doing anything to upset the tyrant Mugabe.

Much as we love complaining about how powerless we are because of Zimbabwe’s undemocratic constitution and institutions after thirty years of Zanu PF tinkering with the constitution and corrupting the Police, Media, Judiciary, etc. There are many opportunities to rein in the dictatorship if only we would take full advantage of these opportunities. Parliament has the power to rein in Mugabe but because the house is full of lackeys to the tyrant nothing has happened.


Unoti uchamboti ‘totenda dzamwa dzasera nebenzi’ uchiti zvemwe zvichaita nane! Izvi zvaMugabe naTsvangirai zvanyanya. Mugabe anoziva chinhu chimwechete, humhondi. VaTsvangirai vangu tigere hedu, hatina chokuziva. Nhasi anoti ndinondotaura naMugabe mangwana ondo chemerai vaZuma. Makore natatu adarika achingo chingoit hwakumukwaku seguguvo asipasina chinoitwa.

Kanazuva nezuva mombe dzichisvera mumunda, benzi ndiwe anorenge benzi richirisa mombe achingoti "Tontenda dzamwa!" Zviri pachena Tsvangirai ashaya zano rokuti budisa mupfupfu yohumhondi hwaMugabe neZanu PF yake. Zvikoni zvikoni mimba haibvi nengosoro. Vanhu veZimbabwe tinofanira kutwa mumwe mutugamiri anotorera Tsvangirai.

Varipo vazhinji vanokwanisa kubvisa Mugabe pachigaro kudze kwaTsvangirai. Kusaradza mutunganiri anoziva zvaanoita rwendo, kutenda kuti Tsvangirai atadza ndiru hwaru dzokutanga!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Violence is to Zanu PF what Christ is to Christians - Tsvangirai is yet to realise that!

Reports of political violence continue to flood in. Zanu PF youths stopped an MDC rally in Chitugwiza on Sunday. Hundreds of MDC supporters were beaten up, seven of them are in Hospital for treatment. As has become the norm, the Police did nothing to stop the Zanu PF thugs.

“They watched us as these Zanu-PF youths destroyed our property and assaulted our members," MDC’s Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, told a news reporters later.

Zanu PF is a party that firmly believes in violence as the only way of achieve it’s political objectives. Violence is to Zanu PF what Christ is to the Christians.

Zimbabweans should have asked themselves before taking up arms to fight the racist white regime of Ian Smith; what kind of leaders the armed struggle would throw up? And, more poignantly, will such leaders with victory on the battlefield still ringing in their ears want to listen to the voices of ordinary people.

“What was achieved by the bullet can not be undone by the ballot!” said Mugabe to “justify” the wanton political violence during the sham June 2008 presidential run-off in which millions of Zimbabweans beaten, raped or otherwise had their lives turned up side down. Over 500 Zimbabweans lost their lives!

Mugabe is a ruthless tyrant who would stop at nothing to retain his iron grip on political power and all the privileges that has gone with absolute power. The threat of him and his cronies being called upon to account for their murderous past if Zanu PF should lose power has only hardened their resolved to retain power at all cost.

Anyone who has followed the politics in Zimbabwe is hardily surprised at the growing political violence sweeping the country now. What is surprising is how little MDC has done in the last three years to address this thorny problem. In a way, that is not surprising given just how incompetent Tsvangirai and MDC have proved to be in the past!


Yes President Mbeki could have played a more constructive role in Zimbabwe but ultimately the blame for the mess in Zimbabwe has to be laid on Tsvangirai's door for two reasons:
1) The GPA proposed by Mbeki gave too much power to Mugabe, everyone said so and warned Tsvangirai and yet he still signed it.
2) Even within the context of the GPA Tsvangirai and MDC had the power, authority and opportunity to take the rogue Police Officers and Army Generals to task, for example, and thus challenge Zanu PF's culture of violence head-on. Again and again MDC has done nothing.
Ultimately it is the people of Zimbabwe, not SADC, NATO or anyone else, who will decide the country’s destiny. Right now MDC is playing a key role in defining that destiny; it is a great pity that the party is led by a weak and indecisive leader!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Now that Zanu PF got what it wanted out of the GPA it is withdrawing its negotiators!

Minister Patrick Chinamasa told the Herald ZANU-PF “no longer (has) energy, inclination or willingness to maintain the team of negotiators as a forum of resolving any disagreements.” This throws the whole GPA into turmoil.

The GPA was unworkable for two reasons:
1) it gave Mugabe dictatorial powers.
2) MDC agreed to things like lifting the sanctions which they could not deliver and now Mugabe is holding the whole process hostage to these things.

MDC use its parliamentary majority to force through many of the democratic reforms. There have been many chances to force change in Zimbabwe what has been lacking is visionary leaders to make the most of these chances!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tsvangirai tells Mugabe to step down - something no dictator will ever do, stupid!

Tsvangirai says Mugabe should step down. "The question of age is catching up, the question of health is catching up. I am sure that advisably he would be in a position for the sake of the country, for the sake of his legacy, for the sake of his children to consider stepping down," Tsvangirai told a news conference.

Age and ill health (and his evil past) have certainly caught up with Mugabe; he would not be lording over us today if it was not for Tsvangirai’s naive stupidity to allow the dictator back in after the sham 2008 elections! Indeed Tsvangirai should get off his fat backside and finally address Zimbabwe's omnipresent cancerous problem of political violence. Tsvangirai has wasted years and countless opportunities waiting for Mugabe to step down and hand over power to him. And still he has not learnt that Mugabe has no intention of giving up power; it is not in the nature of a tyrant to do that, ever!


You are right, Tsvangirai should stop "sucking up" to Mugabe. Tsvangirai is a weak leader and has never had the confidence to stand up to Mugabe and Zanu PF and hence the need to appease.

It is naïve to think that the Zanu PF dictatorship will disappear the day Mugabe goes. Mugabe is but the one of the snake heads on the monster Medusa which is Zanu PF! Even if Mugabe goes, and signs are that he is going, I can not see Zimbabwe moving because Tsvangirai will be "sucking up" to Mujuru, Mnangagwa, Chihuri, and all the other Zanu PF thugs who make up the Zanu PF dictatorship!

What Zimbabwe needs to do desperately is to end the Zanu PF dictatorship and lawlessness and that requires a leader who will stand up not suck up to the dictatorship!



By signing the power sharing agreement with Mugabe in 2008, Tsvangirai gave Mugabe back all the tyrannical powers which the later has used to continue to intimidate and terrorise our people. The GPA was one sided from the word go and Tsvangirai was aware of that. And yet he still signed the agreement to appease Mugabe. Of course it was very naïve and stupid of Tsvangirai to have done so and it is ridiculous to call him a “peace-maker” for it!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Police bar Prime Minister Tsvangirai from addressing a rally - some Prime Minister!

The Police stopped Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai addressing a rally in Victoria Falls. They blocked the games into the stadium where the rally was to be held.

“The behaviour of the police in the past 72 hours tells us that there is no rule of law in the country and that the police are at the forefront of promoting lawlessness,” Tamborinyoka said.

Well there is a real surprise! For over thirty years now Zimbabweans have been systematically denied their basic human rights including the right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country and the right to life itself! Mugabe and Zanu PF have rod rough shod over us and have crashed our hopes, dreams and our very souls. And Tamborinyoka, the man who should know better just how much the nation has suffered and therefore the urgency to bring this repression to a speedy end was not even aware of the lawlessness in the country until 72 hours ago!

Zimbabweans have to once again ask Tsvangirai what exactly he expected to achieve when he signed the power sharing agreement with Mugabe after the sham 2008 elections. The restoration of the rule of law was surely the number one priority for the nation then and it is clearly we have not moved an inch on that issue.

The task of removing an entrenched and ruthless dictator like Mugabe clearly demands a cunning, decisive and strong leader. Tsvangirai is incompetent and indecisive and for all his rhetoric has clearly failed to comprehend the true nature of the Zanu PF dictatorship “beast”. Of course Tsvangirai will continue to blunder along as long as the nation let him.
Zimbabweans can bury their heads in the sand and pretend Tsvangirai will bring the democratic change we are all dying for or accept that he is not up to the task and therefore start the challenging task of looking for the competent leader. And to make sure this time the nation does not pick a tyrant like Mugabe or a blundering idiot like Tsvangirai; we must define the qualities we want to see in our leaders and what tests we intend to carryout to ensure the individuals have those qualities!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tsvangirai calls for the arresr of Zanu PF thugs: yes, but who will do it!?

“Those who commit violence should be arrested," Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said in reply to the question of what government was doing to end the politically motivated violence. He added that the national leaders of all three political parties in government would meet to discuss how best they could curb the political violence.

It is impossible to take Tsvangirai serious; either he is stupid or blind as bat! This nation has suffered this scourge of political violence for the last three years when all that was required to end it was to arrest the thugs and for the leaders to meet! Why in the name of God have these things not happened?

The issue of ending political violence should have been at the very top of his mind in 2008 after the sham elections that saw millions beaten or raped and left over 500 murdered. The power sharing agreement he signed with Mugabe should have delivered above all else an end to this mindless culture violence. Sadly this is the one thing it failed to deliver. If anything things are worse now than ever; Mugabe has used the last three years to re-organise and secure funding for his terror machine.

Zanu PF thugs are now so bold they even beat up MPs and Police Officers. Everyone knows these Zanu PF thugs are above the law; no one dares arrest them. It therefore beggars belief that the PM should be the one not aware of this well established fact.

The trouble with Tsvangirai is that he does not have the imagination or the courage to deal with a ruthless tyrant like Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs. And so Tsvangirai buries his head in the sand and pretends Mugabe and his murderous henchmen are all reasonable and peace loving people who will handover power one of these fine days! Tsvangirai has no redlines beyond which he will not be pushed and has thus allowed Mugabe, his partner in the GNU, to continue to loot and murder as he pleased.

Tsvangirai loves coming up with all these novelty solutions like the classic fairy tale mouse who suggested tying the bell round the cat but ignored the important andpractical detail of who would do it! Zimbabwe has the reality of a ruthless dictatorship to deal before the important task of digging ourselves out of the mess the regime created can start. Tsvangirai's mickey mouse timid grasp of the problem and childish solutions are, at best, a waste of time and energy and folly!

In 2008 Zimbabweans risked so much to vote for Tsvangirai hoping he would bring about the democratic change. The people knew Tsvangirai was a weak leader still none of them ever realised that he was this feeble and stupid!


Sunil Prasad, secretary-general of the Commonwealth Trade Union Group, says Mugabe would rather hand over power to his wife than anyone from his party.

One can see why Mugabe would rather appoint Grace than anyone else from Zanu PF particularly in the light of the WikiLeaks. However Prasad is completely off the mark when it comes to Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai is an incompetent, weak and indecisive leader; how can such a leader "change the fortunes" of Zimbabwe?

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Tsvangirai admits considering a coalition with Zanu PF back in April 2008!

“According to Goche, Mugabe had agreed to step down to ensure proper transfer of power, there was need for us to take some of their Zanu PF winners into the coalition administration,” said Tsvangirai in his book, AT THE DEEP END.

Mugabe would not have considered stepping down if Tsvangirai had not won the 50% plus one and therefore Tamborinyoka is right in saying Mugabe was “defeated outright”. Having said that one has to ask what Tsvangirai himself said on this key point in his book.

We have to remember that when ZEC starting dragging their feet about releasing the results MDC announced that Tsvangirai had polled 60% and then a few days later the party revised the figure downwards to 55%. So what does Tsvangirai say he polled this time? More significantly does he explain why MDC had shot itself in the foot by having to revise it own figures?

The whole world would want to know why Tsvangirai jumped to the conclusion that he needed to take some Zanu PF members into his administration. With the Zanu PF ship sinking it was not surprising that many top Zanu PF officials would want to jump ship. Still Tsvangirai neither owned them anything nor did they deserve any consideration let alone favours.

Tsvangirai has made a big song and dance about how SADC and AU forced him into a power sharing arrangement with Mugabe, particular whenever the latter is playing hardball – which has been often. The truth is Tsvangirai did not need any persuading; he was clearly thinking of forming a coalition anywhere.

There is nothing wrong with being magnanimous and invite one’s defeated rivalries into a coalition administration in a grand gesture of reconciliation and forgiveness per se. It all depends on the motive behind the move.

Zimbabwe has suffered from gross mismanagement, rampant corruption for thirty years and, in the last ten years, from all out looting by the country’s ruling elite. This has resulted in the worst economic melt down in human history and millions of Zimbabweans have been thrown into object poverty and life expectancy, the quantitative and qualitative acid test of life, has plummeted from 65 years to 34 years. This has all happened because the ordinary Zimbabweans were denied their basic and fundamental right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country.

Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah was right; “Seek you the political rights and the economic rights will follow.” The people of Zimbabwe have seen their hopes and dreams of freedom, liberty and economic prosperity turned into a nightmare in which their suffering and lives count for nothing. They have failed to stop this juggernaut onslaught because they had no political rights!

The banner behind which all black Zimbabweans stood before independence in 1980 was: “No Zimbabwean should ever be treated the same way the white colonialists treated us!” It is totally unacceptable should still be treated as if they were the scum of the earth thirty years after independence. And three years since the formation of the GNU nothing in that regard has changed!
For all his posturing as his own man committed to democratic change, Tsvangirai has always been scarred stiff of Mugabe and Zanu PF. He never believed that he could rule the country without Mugabe and Zanu PF’s cooperation regardless the size of the electoral mandate he may get from the electorate. Getting Mugabe off the hook after the sham June 2008 elections and then granting him all his dictatorial powers to loot and terrorise was not a gesture of reconciliation but a shameless act of appeasement of a ruthless dictator and his cronies. The biggest loser of this political prostitution is the ordinary people whose hopes of finally seeing an end to tyrannical rule and a life in dignity have once again been dashed.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Gaddafi found cowering in a rat hole and killed: Mugabe is next!

Gaddafi is no more! It is interesting to note that he was caught cowering in a storm drain like a sewer rat and was killed like one! The people of Libya must now round up all the others sewer rats and, of course, recover all the money and wealth stolen over the years.

Meanwhile it is nice to see the Libyans celebrating their freedom. Lets hope unlike in the 1969 revolution that took the wrong turn this time it would result in a peaceful, democratic and prosperous Libya!

I can just imagine what Mugabe must be thinking after seeing the graphic end Gaddafi. The two were very close friends; indeed they had the same DNA of ruthless tyrants. It was not a pleasant sight for Mugabe to see a fellow rat cornered, killed and a whole nation celebrating. He knows that is the fate that awaits him too!

Zimbabwe had its chance to get rid of Mugabe in 2008 but, thanks to the blundering Tsvangirai, let it slip away. Three years down the line we would have made significant progress of rebuilding the nation and thus alleviate the suffering of our people. Instead we are still stuck in this hell-hole with 80% out of work (the deportation from SA will made things worse), Zanu PF thugs are circling the few remaining business ready to start another looting spree and so the nation is set to sink into even deeper economic trouble. On the political front Mugabe’s terror machine is well oiled with money from selling bloody diamonds so the repression will be even more brutal.

The suffering is hardening the nation’s resolve to end Mugabe’s rule and events in Libya will be shot in the arm to egg them on!

The people of Zimbabwe joyfully joint the people of Libya on this historic day when the rat who had terrorised them for nearly 42 years is no more and all he stands for destroyed. We are look forward with renewed hope to the day Mugabe will take his turn and punishment.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Without a discerning and assertive electorate it impossible to have democracy!

@ Another Day

You asked who else other than Tsvangirai was there to vote for. The short answer to that is anyone who has publicly said Tsvangirai is a weak leader and that Mugabe is a tyrant for a start!

Democracy has not worked in Zimbabwe and in Africa in general because we have a gullible electorate who will believe anything, the more outrageous the better. It is easier to con them than to do otherwise; they can not digest even the most basic facts of life. Is it any wonder than we have con men and women in all positions of power and authority?

Zimbabweans will vote for Tsvangirai is droves in the next elections if they are given half the chance. Not because they believe him to be a great leader but because they are desperate after thirty years of misery. They are so desperate they are not even willing to serious consider how Tsvangirai has performed in these last three years. Tsvangirai knows the people are desperate and so he is not even making the token effort to improve.

Countries like Zimbabwe are now caught in a vicious circle. Abject poverty has pushed electorate into a mental stampede; they are so desperate for change they simple have no time to think. The ruling elite are cashing in big time and are doing everything in their power to ensure the masses never escape from their poverty trap. Whilst MDC leaders and Zanu PF leaders may fight over who has what they have acted as one in making sure the public are kept in the dark about everything that would empower them in anyway, be it information on the leaders’ never ending power negotiations, how the leaders are keeping the lion’s share of the national wealth to themselves, how they pay lip-service to the suffering and deaths of the masses, etc. We need a thinking and assertive electorate to end this corrupt and repressive system of government. How can people choose right from wrong when they do not know the difference between the two? Even if Zimbabwe’s national debt was wiped out and everyone was given a rich economic inheritance, the rule of law restored complete with strong, independent and functional democratic institutions – indeed that is exactly what we had in 1980 – it would not be long before we drifted back into the hell-on-earth we find ourselves in if we remained the same gullible electorate we were back in 1980! Today we are still the same gullible electorate but only more so because we are desperate.

By stating the obvious, i.e. that Tsvangirai is a weak leader; I would say people like Biti have distinguished themselves (in Zimbabwe that is as good as they ever get!) Common sense would dictate that people should vote for him but that is assuming the people have common sense, of course.
Zimbabweans often boast about being one of the highly literate people in Africa. For all our College Diplomas, University Degrees and Doctorates we seem to have missed out on the most basic learning of them all – common sense!


@ Another Day

“Is Biti likely to on his own?”

I can not speak for Tendai Biti or anyone of his fellow MDC leaders named in WikiLeaks. I do not know what they will do next but can guess.

First of all we have to admit that these gays knew Tsvangirai was incompetent and that he had a lot of deadwood around him and yet they still joined MDC. Even when Tsvangirai signed the GPA with Mugabe and thus betrayed everything MDC said they stood for; democracy, the memory of all those who had lost their very lives fighting for change and the future and dreams of the whole nation; Biti and his WikiLeaks bigmouths remained in their positions close to Tsvangirai. They stayed for the loot period; they have no sense of honour or principles.

As I said before Tsvangirai is aware that he is not as clever as the likes of Biti and that is why he has surrounded himself with a lot of deadwood like himself. There is safety in numbers. Now that the gene is out of the bottle Tsvangirai and his allays would want to purge the party of all the Smart-Alex a.s.a.p. Tendai Biti and his friends are well aware of this and they would jump ship but only if the move would enhance their political careers. They are opportunists through and through.

It is worth pointing out that anybody who is anybody in Zanu PF was involved in the WikiLeaks backstabbing of Mugabe. Mugabe himself would derive little comfort from the faces of those who took no part; they too wanted him out but did not have the guts and wit to say it. What plausible schemes to oust Mugabe can “Diesel from a rock” Didymus Mutasa or sleepy Sidney Sekeramai conceive? The American Ambassador would have them thrown out if they as much as criticised Mugabe in the Ambassador’s presence.

By even agreeing to talk to corrupt and ruthless people like Jonathan Moyo, Gideon Gono, Kasukuwere, Joyce Mujuru, etc. about the demise of Mugabe it shows the Americans were desperate. Still they would have been down right stupid to discuss such delicate matters with people like Mutasa!

Simba Makoni, there is another Smart-Alex and opportunist who was Mugabe’s blue-eyed boy for years but clearly did not have any respect for the tyrant but stayed in Zanu PF for the power and loot. When he finally broke away and tried to brand himself as a smart and principled alternative to Mugabe; the nation did not buy it. Smart, yes but principled, no! Biti and his friends now face the same problem. The people know that there is nothing more dangerous than giving power to a Smart-Alex with no principles or humanity; the nation has suffered these last three decades under one such Smart-Alex by the name Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

But this is not to say there are no smart and honourable Zimbabweans out there who saw Tsvangirai and Mugabe for the weak and indecisive leader and the latter for the tyrant he is and said so publicly. These quality men and women would take up position of leadership if the nation was ready to accept them.

If the masses ever stopped for one moment to consider what kind of a leader Tsvangirai and Mugabe were; I am convinced after a year in power the people would have realised what rotten leaders were and made sure they were voted out of office. It is the willingness by the electorate to scrutinise and if necessary reject leaders that will create the competitive environment necessary for the quality leaders to rise to the top. It took twenty years for Zimbabweans to realise what a tyrant Mugabe was. It will probably take tens years for Zimbabweans to realise what an incompetent leader Tsvangirai is.

Even if there was to be the Albert Einstein of politics the Zimbabwean electorate would not recognise him. How can they? Even if he was to use the simplest of languages they will not hear him; not whilst they are bend double naval gazing! The challenge is to get the electorate to pay attention and start to think for themselves and ask the would-be leaders and leaders the searching questions. Out of this tried and proved process will come out the best leaders the country has; they may not be geniuses but at least they will have common sense!
So would Biti or someone else of quality challenge Tsvangirai and Mugabe for presidency? The answer to that is yes Biti or someone else equally competent will stand for elections if Zimbabweans stop the naval gazing and take on the solemn and important task of electing leaders with the gravitas it deserves.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tsvangirai is a weak leader it is folly to pretend is not!

Morgan Tsvangirai is a “weak and indecisive leader.” Outsiders like former USA Ambassador to Zimbabwe Chris Dell have said so. Numerous ordinary Zimbabweans have said the same thing and so has leading MDC leaders like Tendai Biti, Ray Bennet and Nelson Chamisa. The gene is out of the bottle and there is no putting it back.

Morgan Tsvangirai has been a leading player in Zimbabwe politics for the last tens years and the last three on the coal face as the country’s Prime Minister. Clearly the nation has had enough time for them to make their own decision on whether or not Tsvangirai is indeed a “weak and indecisive leader.” My own straw poll (unscientific) of Zimbabweans who have voted for Tsvangirai and MDC I 2008 and got the following result:

WikiLeaks reports are “WikiLies” (MDC’s official position) 60%
WikiLeaks reports are true but do not agree 30%
WikiLeaks reports are true and agree Tsvangirai is a weak 10%

WikiLeaks reports have also shown that there have been many leaders close to Mugabe who did not think much of him they wanted him to step down as President. Asking the same people whether they believed these reports the result was telling.

WikiLeaks reports are true and Mugabe should go 90%
WikiLeaks reports are not true 10%

It was interesting to note that most of the people who very readily dismissed WikiLeaks revelations about Tsvangirai as lies readily accepted the reports about Mugabe as true. Turn back the clock to say 1990 and ask the same Zimbabweans above the question: “Is Mugabe a tyrant?”

No Mugabe is not a tyrant 80%
Yes Mugabe is a tyrant 20%

Considering that by 1990 Mugabe held two post independence elections and none of them were anywhere near free and fair and to top that he had murdered over 20 000 in his effort to eliminate PF Zapu and establish the de facto one-party dictatorship which the nation has lived under ever since.

After all Tsvangirai’s many blunders in the last ten years it is unbelievable that anyone can even doubt that he is anything but a weak and indecisive leader. The biggest blunder Tsvangirai has made was to allow Mugabe back into power after the sham June 2008 run-off election by signing the power sharing agreement with the tyrant. From the word-go people told him the arrangement would not work and it took two years for Tsvangirai to finally admit it he had no real power.

As a people we love burying our collective head in the sand when we should be facing the threat before us, hoping that it would go away. Our failure to stop Mugabe in 1990 has costed us dearly and we should have learnt the lesson. Sadly, we learnt nothing because now we are glossing over Tsvangirai’s serious shortcomings as a leader just as we did with Mugabe.

Tsvangirai signed the power sharing agreement with Mugabe because he KNEW he was weak and would not be able to rule the country with the dictator’s cooperation even with the overwhelming electoral mandate. It is for the same reason that Tsvangirai has consistently refused to use MDC’s parliamentary majority to stop Mugabe autocratic abuse of power. The WikiLeaks revelations have made things even worse; now he also KNOWS that many of those close to him consider him a “weak and indecisive leader”. Even if he was to win the next elections convincingly, Tsvangirai will go out of his way at least one of the Zanu PF faction on his side.

The price Tsvangirai will have to pay for Zanu PF’s support is that the later get to keep all their loot and all their past crimes will be swept under the carpet. Zimbabwe’s economic recovery is totally dependent on get the looted land, mines, wealth, etc. being recovered and put to good use for the benefit of all. If people like Police Commissioner Chihuri are allowed to keep their job and Chipangano Gangsters are integrated into the security services, for example, then this chance to finally build a democratic Zimbabwe will be snuffed out for years to come!

There are two types of man in this world; those going somewhere and those going nowhere! As a nation, in Zimbabwe we are going nowhere. To blame the leaders like Mugabe for Zimbabwe’s economic and political mess is to miss the point because the nation should have never allowed him to have tyrannical power let alone wield it again and again with such tragic consequences. We all want a free, democratic and prosperous Zimbabwe but will not pay the price demanded – an electorate who take their duty of electing quality leaders very serious! Tsvangirai is a weak and indecisive leader and there is volume of evidence to prove that and therefore to ignore this is sheer folly!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Tsvangirai calls for prayers to end Zimbabwe's violence: whislt doing nothing himself!

“Before December we are going to organise a national day of prayer to pray for this country,” said Tsvangirai. God helps those who help themselves; what have we done to help ourselves?

So Tsvangirai’s answer to Mugabe’s culture of violence is that we all go on our knees and pray? What exactly does Tsvangirai want from God? We all know the faces of the thugs who have been beating, raping and terrorising the nation. We all know it is a waste of time reporting the thugs to the Police; if you are lucky they will do nothing otherwise you would be the one thrown in jail. Indeed since 2008 the Police, CIO and the Army have themselves played an active role in the violence and political murders. We all know who is behind all this culture of violence and why; Mugabe and the Zanu PF ruling elite because they do not want the people to exercise their basic right to free and meaningful say in the governance of the country. Mugabe and his friends know they will lose the wealth they have looted and worse still many of them will be asked to account for all the innocent blood they have shed in establishing and retaining the de facto one-party dictatorship in Zimbabwe. But most important of all, we all know the only body with the power and authority to end this culture of violence is parliament.

We all know it is the duty of the Police to keep law and order and to arrest those who disturb the peace and NOT to harass or arrest the victims of these crimes! Surely it is the responsibility of parliament to investigate why this is happening in Zimbabwe and put it right. In March 2008 people of Zimbabwe vote in droves to give Prime Minister Tsvangirai and his MDC party the parliamentary majority, and now the nation is asking the PM to use this parliamentary majority to end the madness sweeping our country.

A few weeks ago Prime Minister Tsvangirai was asking SADC to step in and end the violence. Today is asking God to do the same. The nation, SADC and God Himself might well ask the PM what he is doing or has ever done to end Zimbabwe’s culture of violence. Why has he not used his parliamentary majority to force the Police back to their posts!

“We do not force people to vote for us, but people vote MDC for change,” PM Tsvangirai told the people. The first part is true enough; MDC has certainly never coerced anyone to vote for it. The party has countered on the suffering brought on the nation by Mugabe to bolster its own popularity. Yes the people had hoped for change and sadly, got none!

I know the country’s political and economic situation has left millions of Zimbabweans destitute and desperate for change. Tsvangirai is counting on this despair to force the people to over look all his blundering incompetency of the last three years and risk life and limb at the hands of Mugabe’s thugs and the Police and vote for him once again in the coming elections.

“There is no vision for the past, but vision is for the future. You cannot have a party with a vision of the past. The challenges we have are huge to have people who are past - focused. We need people with the right wisdom to take this country forward,” Tsvangirai said. If some one who does not even have common sense Tsvangirai should not even talk about wisdom or vision.
Tsvangirai is a weak and indecisive leader and it was this fundamental weakness that made him to into an outrageous and unworkable power sharing arrangement. It too three years for him to admit this but he now does. His failure to end the Zanu PF culture of violence means that party’s bigwigs and their army of thugs will continue to have a strangle hold on the nation. Tsvangirai would only be too keen to bolster his only position by position by accommodating these despicable criminals.

The WikiLeaks revelations have shown that many within his own party also consider Tsvangirai a “weak and indecisive leader who has to be led by the hand”, gene is out of the bottle. Tsvangirai will be even more susceptible to sign power deals with Zanu PF making him their puppet. Over 500 Zimbabweans lost their lives to elect Tsvangirai in 2008 it is not worth one more Zimbabwean life voting for Tsvangirai ever again.

I pray that Zimbabweans wake up to the reality that they have allowed others – the whites before independence, then Mugabe and his corrupt cronies and now Tsvangirai – to define their destiny. We must stop being willing tools in other people’s hands so easily fooled, abused and cheated. We need to learn and develop and working understanding of economics, politics, justices; everything affecting our daily lives, so that these politicians can not lie to us and take us for fools. It is a tail order to ask; one we should have started long before independence and have paid dearly for having failed to do so. And until we finally undertake this critical task; we will continue to corrupt and incompetent leaders ruling over us and ruining our lives.

It will take more than a call to pray by a weak and indecisive leader to turn Zimbabwe into a law abiding and prosperous nation. What we need is competent leaders but for that to happen we need an enlightened electorate who know where they are going and how and when they intent to get there!


So the call to prayer is for Mugabe to go? What exactly do we want God to do?

What other people do when they want to get rid of a leader is vote him out. Zimbabweans did that, at great risk to themselves and over 500 murdered, and Tsvangirai the parliamentary majority which, if it wanted, can force the Police to do their duty. If Mugabe is stopping them, then Parliament should impeach him!

"Well done Morgan"! Well done for what; for him, like the Police, chickening out of his responsibility too? Tsvangirai is the most incompetent leader this nation has ever seen!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Zimbabweans should be open-minded or be stuck with mediorce leaders like Tsvangirai!

@ Admin

So you do not think Tsvangirai is week and indecisive because he has held MDC “together just like Mugabe is holding ZANU PF together”? You should not compare Tsvangirai to Mugabe; aim higher!

Mugabe has used the wealth he looted from the nation to held Zanu PF together from the outside. And from the inside he has used the blood of thousands of innocent Zimbabweans killed to establish and sustain the de facto one-party dictatorship. By the mid 1980s many Zimbabweans had given up hope of unseating Mugabe not because he was popular but because the tyrannical system poisoned the political waters making it impossible for quality leaders to emerge. And for their part, the Zimbabwe electorate had switched-off, convinced their vote would not count.

The hardships of the last ten years have forced Zimbabweans back to the polling stations in desperation. Many Zimbabweans are aware that MDC has not done anything even with its majority in parliament and they are also aware of the many blunders Tsvangirai has made. They are desperate for change, yes; but they are not stupid!

As for your assertion, “If anybody thinks they are better than Tsvanson, where are those people, where are your parties guys?” It is a remark symptomatic of those with tunnel vision.

For the last thirty years Zimbabwe has suffered under the tyrannical rule of one man, Mugabe. Does that then prove there were no other leaders from Zanu PF and outside that party who have done a better job? Of course not! No other leader has emerged because the oppressive political system and closed mentality of the made it near impossible for quality leaders to do so.

For all its rhetorical promise to bring democratic change to Zimbabwe, MDC has clearly failed to grasp the very essence of democracy – debate and competition. If there was serious debate within the party then MDC not have made so many political blunders. Only a “kitchen cabinet”, as some people have christened Tsvangirai and his inner circle making all the party’s decisions, would have failed to see the folly of signing a power sharing agreement with Mugabe, for example.

Tsvangirai nearly doubled the size of the party’s Executive Committee to accommodate the leaders who lost their positions in the party following the party congress in May 2011. Mugabe has used the same tactic himself; Zimbabwe’s cabinet, civil service, Army, etc. are all bloated to accommodate cronies, sycophants, party loyalists, etc., etc. As if it was not bad enough that the Zimbabwe public paid, direct or indirectly, the up keep of all these super numeral busybodies but worse still, the system stifled competition leaving brain-dead people to run and ruin the country.

There are other more competent leaders even with in MDC than Tsvangirai; only it demands that one should have a open mind to find them. Ask yourself whether Tsvangirai has delivered on any of the things he promised and what the nation expected from him and MDC? (Assuming one has carefully thought through what could and could not be done.) An open-minded person would have the confidence to give their honest assessment of Tsvangirai’s performance, for example, regardless of whether or not there was another leader or political party better than him or MDC.

Even if Tsvangirai had scored well; an open-minded person will not shut out the possibility that could be someone out there even better. Indeed if Tsvangirai knew he would his performance would be subjected to close scrutiny and not the blind endorsement of a desperate electorate or the unquestioning supporter he pay attention to those giving him sound advice and not to those flattering him.

Zimbabwe is dying for the need of competent and quality leaders; they are there but it will take an open-minded electorate to find them.


SA’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe has finally complained about Zimbabwe’s continuing violent farm invasions which have resulted in the white farm owners being literally kicked off the farms. SA national have too been caught in the madness in direct violation of the trade agreement between Harare and Pretoria. The Ambassador complained to Prime Minister Tsvangirai about the invasions.

Well it has taken the SA authorities to finally acknowledge there is a lawless and tyrannical regime in Harare! Some of us have suffered under the dictatorship for over thirty years and when we screamed for help no one seemed to hear.

Some the Ambassador complained to Prime Minister Tsvangirai about the farm invasions! Waste of time, if you ask me; the PM has experienced the violence first hand and for three years he has proved to be totally ineffective at stopping it and all the other lawless conducts by Mugabe.


MDC and Zanu PF Councillors in Mutare spoke with one voice in a rare show of unity in their demands for perks including residential stands.

They councillors have learnt from the country's MPs; when it came to getting cars and other perks the MPs were united. Come to think of it, the MPs have done little else in the last three years other than demand perks!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Mugabe and Tsvangirai haunted by the truths of WikiLeaks traitors!

Mugabe has played one Zanu PF leader against the other, one faction against the other, in a game of divide and rule for thirty years. Remember the Karanga faction led by the late Edson Zvobgo, he neutralised its influence by favouring a rivalry faction led by the brain-dead late Simon Muzenda. The dictator played the same dirty trip all the other aspiring leaders in his party; Simba Makoni, John Nkomo, Mnangagwa, Mujuru, etc. Each time they thought they were Mugabe’s successor – BANG! – Mugabe would bring them crashing down to earth.

The WikiLeaks have shown that all the competing leaders wanted Mugabe out of power. Mugabe has a simple choice, he can purge all those named by WikiLeaks but at the end of the day he will have no party. It is all very well for loners like Mutasa and Gumbo egging Mugabe to punish all those named in WikiLeaks. They see this as the best chance to rise to the top not realising that there would be no party left for them to lead!

Mugabe, himself a loner, knows all the leaders named in WikiLeaks are itching for a fight, they had bottled their frustration at his refusal to step down all these years, they will attend the purge with safety pin pulled out of the hand grenade. Mugabe’s ill health and reports of his amassed wealth is making him look like a fat goose in encircled by squawking vultures!

Poor Mugabe, his instinct tells him – do nothing. The plotters from all the different factions are for once united in daring him hold the purge. And outsiders like Gumbo will not let the matter rest for a day; they want the purge! Mugabe must be wishing for death but it seems the grim-reaper is enjoying seeing the tyrant tormented!

Tsvangirai has his own WikiLeaks problems. A number of his senior leaders told the Americans he is a “weak, indecisive and inconsistent” leader. Which is of course true, Zimbabwe would not be in this mess if it was not for Tsvangirai’s blundering incompetency!

Tsvangirai thought the problem of his incompetency would go away if he pretended it was not there; last month he was talking the Americans he was a “visionary” leader, it was the best joke of the decade! Back in Zimbabwe the same week Professor Ncube broached the subject of Tsvangirai’s incompetency again. This week, Gutu, one of the senior leaders named in WikiLeaks was suspended by party members and then Chamisa, also named in WikiLeaks, nearly came to blows with another senior leader over the same issue.

Tsvangirai is incompetent and MDC must deal with this cancer; it is not going away but spreading instead!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

African leaders plan a dignified retirement for Mugabe: they never learn!

African leaders are reportedly planning an “irresistible” retirement package for Mugabe. Ghana is one country Mugabe could retire to.

Is it any wonder that Africa is in a mess; we never seem to learn anything! African leaders are talking of a “dignified” retirement for Mugabe. Was it not the same foolish sentiment that made the same continental leaders propose the power sharing in 2008 after Mugabe lost the March vote and then used brute force to when the June run-off ? If SADC and the AU had expected Mugabe to use the time since the signing of the GPA and the next elections to pick his bags, take the bow before the final curtains to his political career; they were wrong.

Mugabe has used the last three years to reorganise his party and secure funding for its terror machine. He lost the March 2008 elections because he had allowed some democratic reforms and worse still, he had used kid gloves to punch his opponents. For the run-off it was back to the iron fist and the whole nation fell back into line. When everyone shunned Mugabe for the sham elections, he finally realised that he could not get away with such blatant denial of the people’s basic right to a meaningful say in the governance of their country and the violation of the right to life. He has no intention of removing the iron fist, he can not afford to do that and lose power, his will be the iron fist in a velvet glove!

Even if the African leaders can negotiate for him a golden and all-sins-forgiven retirement for Mugabe with rock solid guarantees; what about all those around him? The Zanu PF dictatorship is much more that a one-man show. It is widely believed that Mugabe was ready to throw in the towel after the March 2008 defeat but many of those with blood on their hands and loot to lose told him in no uncertain terms that the cabal would break every rule of human decency to “win” the run-off. These thugs are not going to give up power and face the music of their evil past; salt Mugabe away and the violence will still continue. The worst case scenario is that Zanu PF will break-up into warring factions triggering even more bloodshed.

At best one Zanu PF faction will agree a deal with MDC in which Zanu PF thugs get to keep all they looted from the nation and all their rapes and murders are swept under the carpet. That will be a great deserve to Zimbabwe because the country’s economic recovery is totally dependent on getting the nation’s resources such as land back into full production. Mugabe and his cronies expropriated most of the farms, although they have clearly failed to put them into productive use, still they will not give up any of the farms. The culture of violence is born out of the failure in the past to bring those responsible for serious human rights violations to account. Zimbabwe must deal with this issue this time!

Instead of considering what is good for Mugabe AU and SADC leaders must consider for a change what is good for the mass of Zimbabwe and the country. Appeasing Mugabe and his fellow Zanu PF thugs is the last thing the people of Zimbabwe would want to do; we have been doing for thirty years and look where it got us! It is time for Mugabe and his cronies to return to the people of Zimbabwe what they stole and accounted for the thousands of innocent blood they shed!

THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Williams, has been warned that he risks handing a propaganda coup by shaking the Zimbabwe dictator, Mugabe’s hand. Dr Williams is visiting Zimbabwe at a time members of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe are being prosecuted by a rogue Bishop Kunonga allied to Mugabe.

What Mugabe is doing is wrong and people should not be afraid of telling him so, particularly those in positions of power and authority, like Dr Williams. If Dr Williams is to be silence then who is going to speak? Surely not the Priests and the ordinary church members who are being kicked about, the teachers and students whose schools Mugabe's Bishop closed, etc.; like the rest of the Zimbabwe populous, they have voice.

Dictators like Mugabe take great pride in seeing everyone cowering before them; their power is founded on fear. Dr Williams should not gratify the tyrant's sadistic ego by showing that he too is afraid of Mugabe!


This is the kind of nonsense we have learnt to expect from Mugabe and his sycophants; what is at issue here is the many innocent Anglicans whose lives Kunonga, with the backing of Mugabe, has turned into a living hell.

When the Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 he told the world he would leave until Israel left all occupied Palestinian land! “So why should Kuwait be punished for whatever wrongs Israel has done?” people asked. By the same token, why should orphans and school children in Zimbabwe be punished because an Anglican Bishop in America is gay? Whatever quarrel Mugabe has with the West he should not pick on defenceless Anglicans in Zimbabwe to force Dr Williams to fight the British government on his behalf.

In 1990 world spoke with one voice in ordering Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait today the same voice is ordering Mugabe to end his tyrannical rule in Zimbabwe. The world does not want to hear Mugabe’s feeble excuses why he is a tyrant!