Robert Mugabe's one million dollar birthday bash and now this multimillion dollar wedding are the tyrant's middle finger "eat cake" salute to the long suffering people of Zimbabwe.
The tyrant is spending hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer's money on this wedding whilst millions are facing an told hardship because the nation is starved of funds. The people have been totally helpless; they could not stop this criminal waste of national material resources and the tragic human suffering it has brought because, like all tyrants, Mugabe is not accountable to the people. His answer to the cries of anguish is the two finger salute!
Mugabe’s extravagancy will be seen as excessive in a rich and prosperous country even if everything was paid for from wealth earned from the sweat of his face. That is not so here! Mugabe’s birthday bash and now this no-expense spared wedding are obscene and an affront to justice here on earth as in Heaven because the tyrant is paying for them using money stolen from the poorest of the poor and the most helpless of the helpless!
What the people of Zimbabwe have to realize is that they have to stop burying their heads in the sand and wait for a failed leader like Tsvangirai to get them out of this mess. When he had the chance to do just that he and his MDC friends got distracted by the trapping of the good life Mugabe gave them and after five years in the GNU failed to get even one democratic reform implemented. The people must now wake up to the political reality that a lazy, naïve and gullible people will never enjoy peace, justice and economic prosperity - that is just a fact of life.
Ever since the country attains its independence many Zimbabweans swallowed Mugabe and Zanu PF's empty promise of "mass prosperity" (gutsa ruzhinji) if they gave up all their democratic rights including the right to a free and meaningful vote and the right to think. For the last 34 years Zimbabweans have done nothing to end their own brutal repression and they are blissful wallowing in their own misery. Helpless as an infant!
Lately Zimbabweans have turned to God for deliverance. "By the sweat of you face you shall eat bread," said the Lord when He banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Of course the answer the good Lord would give to all this sorrowful but nonetheless self-indulgent laziness is “You too shall eat bread by the sweat of you face or starve!”
It is within the powers of mere mortals to end this Mugabe and Zanu PF reign of terror. It is not for the Devine to do what man can do for himself. The good Lord gave man the discerning mind to know what is right from wrong and act accordingly. But if an individual, a group or in this case a whole nation should choose not to put to good use God’s greatest gift to mankind - the superior brain; then they should not be surprised that even the little they have will be taken away.
If Zimbabweans are waiting for Devine intervention and deliverance from this Mugabe and Zanu PF nightmare then they will wait in vain. Not even Mugabe’s death will bring any comfort because there are many other, equally corrupt and ruthless, waiting to take his place! The only way out of this is for the people of Zimbabwe to answer Mugabe back with their own middle finger salute and kick the tyrant out of State House!
The people of Zimbabwe are not really helpless victims of this dictatorship; they have chosen to be powerless victims and that is not quite the same thing!!