In the article 'I don't need Dabengwa, to approve my war credentials' - VP Mphoko, the VP goes to the river and back in defence of his war credentials.
You are obsessed at what happened before independence as if that is all that matters! Zimbabwe has been turned into a hell-on-earth by people with an even more impressive war struggle record. If you really care about freedom and liberty, about peace and justice and the human rights and dignity of all Zimbabweans then why have you said nothing about all the corruption and mismanagement that has left millions of Zimbabweans living in abject poverty and despair? Why have you said nothing about the intimidation, rapes and even mass murders by this regime for selfish political gain?
Did you take part in the war of independence because you had your eyes on the reward – absolute power and all the benefits of influence and wealth that the regime has extorted from the nation these last 34 years? You are more interested in establishing you pre-independence credentials to justify why your claim to the share of the mercenary reward.
The fact that Mugabe rigged Zanu PF’s own electoral process and before it last year’s national elections does not bother you one bit. You do not care that millions of Zimbabweans today are living in abject poverty because of Zanu PF misrule and that millions more are going to join them.
Only you care about is that you are now VP, you are airbrushed your pre-independence record to justify why you deserve to be right at the top, and now you can continue what you have been doing these last 34 years – crap on us ordinary mortals with no war record!
Well we the ordinary mortals with no war record are human being too and are worthy of the freedoms and human rights and dignities you, our “liberators”, have systematically denied us for the last 34 years. We are determined to end this repressive autocracy of which you are a part; right now, we really do not give a damn about your airbrushed liberation war record. You care more about your liberation war record than you do about the people you were supposed to liberate!
“If you are in Zimbabwe, I am prepared to meet you for an in depth account of the struggle. Don’t listen to some of these stories. They are a creation of former Rhodesian agents who are still opetational,” wrote VP Mphoko.
“Remember that the armed struggle was fought under strict secrecy to protect lives.”
Yes, but are you prepared to give “an in depth account” of how Zanu PF rigged last year’s elections too? That is more important and relevant to the nation right now than your airbrushed war account.
Your robust defence of your pre-independence war record is all very well but you must surely realise that the freedom, liberty, justice, etc. the whole nation (and not just you and your fellow Zanu PF cronies) fought for have not been realised. Give us a detailed account of you commitment to these principles and values since independence; because it is on that and that alone we will judge you competent to hold high public office. If you do not care above these things now, as many in Zanu PF have shown repeatedly these last 34 years, then how can we expect you to deliver something you do not care about!?