Monday, 29 December 2014

VP Mphoko robustly defend his war record but avoids the post 1980 record of vote rigging and murders!

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!?

Saturday, 27 December 2014

China want relationship lifted to higher level and yet impose Mnangagwa on Zim as if this was Hong Kong!

CHINA is willing to work with Zimbabwe to lift bilateral friendly relations to a higher level so as to bring more benefits to both peoples, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao has said. He was congratulating his two Zimbabwe counter parts VP Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko on their recent appointments.

Lift bilateral friendly relations to a higher level, my a***e!

China helped train and arm Zanu PF freedom fighters in the country’s war to end white colonial rule but ever since independence China has milked Zimbabwe. We have repaid China for that military debt a thousand fold. China has interfered in Zimbabwe’s politics to help Mugabe and Zanu PF remain in power all these last 34 years regardless of the wishes of the ordinary people or how much they have suffered under this tyrannical regime.

China has help foster this Zanu PF dictatorship on the nation by arming the regime to the teeth, help it rig elections, build the $200 million Spy University in Mazowe and help train the CIO cadres, etc. China has done all this for Mugabe and Zanu PF in return for being granted unfettered access to the nation’s wealth and resources.

The people of Zimbabwe have suffered the ill effects of having a corrupt and tyrannical government they were powerless to remove and having foreigners plunder the nation’s wealth whilst they languish in poverty and despair. Enough is enough!

China and Israel’s NIKUV helped Mugabe and Mnangagwa rigged last year’s national elections and the two have since gone on to rig Zanu PF’s own internal elections to secure Mnangagwa the VP position. China has reportedly promised to pay Zimbabwe $1 billion if Mnangagwa, their choice candidate, secured the VP appointment. China must realise that the $1 billion will have no effect on Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown.

Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown is caused by the decades of misrule and totally unworkable indigenisation laws that has forced investors and donors to shy away from the country. There will never be any meaningful economic recovery without addressing these problems and the $1 billion from the Chinese will be as effective as trying to put out a forest fire with spit.

China is using the $1 billion bribe to buy continued political influence in Zimbabwe; nothing more and nothing less.

We the people of Zimbabwe are seeking to end this Zanu PF dictatorship that has caused so much suffering and grief to the nation. We view China’s continued attempts to prop up this Zanu PF dictatorship and thus deny us our basic and fundamental right to self-determination with increasing resentment and anger. China must be told and in no uncertain terms that Zimbabwe is not Hong Kong; the Chinese can impose their own choice of regime on the later but must never again presume to do the same on us! 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

MDC's Gutu advise purged Zanu PF leaders to appease Mugabe to stay on gravy train - stupid advice!

No one of any substance (there is a whole army of CIO agents, the modern day Dzakutsaku on Smith day, a curse to this nation as their forerunners were in their time) who can ever dispute the fact that all those being purged from Zanu PF are being punished for daring to exercise their basic right to choose who the two Vice Presidents of Zanu PF were going to be. A right Mugabe has since surreptitiously since taken away to add to his already excessive powers to hire and fire all the members of the party’s politburo – the supreme decision making body of the party.

All the other charges being labelled against the purged members like corruption, chilazing, etc.;  although many are true, they are however all spurious in that they are historic and they target only those who had supported Mai Mujuru when these problems are common to all party members.

It is the reaction of those fired Zanu PF officials that has both surprised and disappointed most men and women of substance; they all turned the other cheek.
After months of being harangued and having her name blackened by none other than Grace Mugabe herself and denied the opportunity to defend her honour and then summarily elbowed out of the way in the party and sacked from government Mai Mujuru took it all on the chin. She said she would not contest anything but instead thank Mugabe for having appointed her to serve in government. All her supporters who were purged with her followed her lead.
“The firing was perfectly legal,” said former deputy minister of Justice Legal and parliamentary Affairs, Fortune Chasi.
“The chief executive officer of the country is entitled to change his team from time to time on the basis of non-performance or he could simply want to refocus his team and I have got no hard feelings whatsoever.”
But that is just it; the purge had nothing to do performance, etc. but everything to do with a tyrant usurping the party members’ rights to a meaningful say in who leads the party just as he had usurped the ordinary Zimbabweans rights to a meaning say in who rules the country a year ago. What is surprising and disappointing is that none of these leaders had the guts to stand up and stop this relentless erosion of the individual freedoms and human rights and dignity by a tyrant whose greed and lust for absolute power in insatiable.
On second thoughts; no one of any substance should be really surprised that none of these Zanu PF leaders dared to challenge Mugabe. They have all these years ridden roughshod over the people’s hopes and dreams with the same cold-hearted indifference as Mugabe himself; they are all tyrants just like him in their own way. For them to accuse him of being a tyrant would have been the hypocrisy of a hyena denouncing another hyena for eating meat as if he was a vegetarian.
So in a way it is good that Mai Mujuru, Chasi and all the other Zanu PF leaders purged from the party have spared us the virtuous pontificating and platitudes. Sadly there was no such lucky from Harvest House; MDC-T spokesman, Obert Gutu, is one not to miss the opportunity preach a sermon. 
“All tyrants crave to be hero-worshipped and eulogised; in ZANU PF merit counts for nothing. If you want to remain on the feeding table, you have to continue lavishing praise on the supreme leader in a cult kind of fashion,” he said.
All the MDC leaders should know only too well about hero-worshipping and eulogising the tyrant; it was all they ever did throughout the five years of the GNU!
There is no one of substance in Harvest House because nothing of substance ever comes out of there and just to prove the point Mr Gutu is wittering about “lavishing praise” on the tyrant to keep one’s place at the table. He is talking about men and women who have done all that and more all their lives but are now being booted off the table.
MDC wasted five years lavishing praise on Mugabe and did absolutely nothing regarding implementing the democratic reforms just to appease the tyrant. And yet come the elections the tyrant kicked them all in the teeth and threw them off the gravy train. Of all people Obert Gutu should now know appeasing a tyrant is a waste of time! 
There is nothing in this world more annoying than being in trouble and a presumptuous an idiot offering you stupid advice! “If you want to remain on the feeding table, you have to continue lavishing praise on the supreme leader!” Indeed

Monday, 22 December 2014

Those agog about Mujuru joining opposition are wrong - she will never out fox the fox Mugabe!

The Zimbabwe community has been agog with excitement at the prospect of Joice Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo, Didymus Mutasa and all the other bigwigs recently sacked from Zanu PF joining the opposition camp. Sadly it is all much ado about nothing as their addition to the MDC, Zapu, Mavambo, etc. will add quantity when it is not quantity the opposition has lacked but quality.

Mai Mujuru and other would not have been elbow out of the way with such great ease if they had not been so naïve and incompetent. Surely, surely they should have known that Mugabe and Mnangagwa fight dirty and therefore they should have come up with plans of their own counter the cheating or at the very least made a concerted effort to bolster the party’s constitution and electoral system to ensure the elections were free, fair and credible.

And yet the dirty trickery started the Mujuru faction was caught completely by surprise. From the day Grace Mugabe launch her thank the people rallies which were in fact nothing but relentless attack of Mai Mujuru; the later and her supporters never mounted any fight back but instead scatter in all direction in panic and confusion.

The way Mugabe and Mnangagwa completely outwitted the Mujuru faction to force them out of the party although they constituted the majority in the party is reminiscent of the way the two outwitted Tsvangirai and his MDC majority to “win” last year’s elections. MDC had five years to implement the democratic reforms identified for them in the GPA as necessary for free, fair and credible elections. They failed to get even one reform implemented.

All the MDC leaders were out campaigning for a yes vote in the March 2013 referendum on the Copac constitution convinced it would deliver free and fair elections. Of course it did not such thing because it was a weak and feeble constitution Zanu PF’s MP on the Copac committee, Paul Mangwana, boosted the whole document had been ‘dictated’ by Mugabe.

Mugabe, a corrupt and murderous tyrant hell-bend on rigging the elections to stay in power dictating a democratic constitution to deliver the very thing he did not want – give me a break!

Tsvangirai and his MDC friends went into the election bushed tailed with enthusiasm, confident they will win. By noon on elections-day, 31 July 2013, Tsvangirai made a public appearance, crest fallen, to complain of the “stolen election”. Like Mai Mujuru and her supporters, Tsvangirai and his MDC colleagues had been taken completely by surprise by Mugabe’s vote rigging trickery.

So Dr Joice Mujuru and her supporters teaming up with Dr Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti, Professor Welshman Ncube, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa, Dr Simba Makoni, etc. will only mean adding a few more names of corrupt and incompetent politician to a telephone directory size volume of equally corrupt and equally incompetent opposition politicians; a much of a muchness. What is the excitement about then?

In fact the same people agog with excitement today were agog with excitement ever since MDC appeared on Zimbabwe’s political stage. These people never stopped to scrutinise what MDC was offering, whether they could deliver it, etc. They were working on the simple basis that anyone else other than Mugabe was bound to be better than the tyrant. They could see that Tsvangirai was NOT Mugabe that was more than enough for them.

What this over simplistic approach failed to appreciate is that a careful assessment of Tsvangirai’s competence was in fact very important. The only reason the nation is still stuck with Mugabe is because Tsvangirai has proven to be corrupt and breathtakingly incompetent; the tyrant has outwitted him again and again.

So the motion that anyone is bound to be better than Mugabe has turned out to be a nonsensical one and not the bolt of wisdom many thought it to be because that “anyone” must outsmart the cunning fox Mugabe first. The corrupt and incompetent Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have failed to outfox the fox even when they had parliamentary majority the backing of SADC and a whole coterie of advisers and well-wishers. The later have since deserted MDC in droves after being repeatedly ignored; when MDC went ahead and took part in last year’s rigged election that was the last straw. 

“Yes, Tsvangirai was corrupt in accepting the $ 4 million Highlands mansion; it was a bribe to stop him implementing the reforms,” admitted one diehard MDC-T supporters. “But what of it? You too would have accepted the bribe if you were in his shoes!”  That is true.

Tsvangirai was not the only one who accepted the bribe and sealed his lips on the democratic reforms, all the other MDC leaders did the same thing. Mugabe saw to it that they all had all the creature comforts political power and influence and when has their snout in the feeding trough one does not criticise the gravy train culture much less bring up unpleasant subjects like democratic reforms everyone knew Mugabe detested.

“Vanhu veMDC vadzidza kudya vanyerere!” (MDC people have learnt to enjoy the gravy train good-life and not rock the boat with talk of reforms!) Was the pithy explanation from one Zanu PF as to why MDC had completely forgotten about implementing the reforms. He should know!

People like Mai Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo and all the others recently dumped from Zanu PF have all sat there like cabbages and said or done nothing to stop the corruption, brutal oppression, vote rigging and even mass murders by the party because they too had learnt to enjoy the gravy train spoils of power and not rock the boat. When it comes to being corrupt people like Mai Mujuru are not privates but five star generals in this army with decades of looting experience under her belt.  

To shrug one’s shoulders to corruption with a “But so what!” is not completely miss the point.

The reason why Zimbabwe is in this political and economic hell is precisely because leaders like Mugabe are corrupt, they tasted power and all the gravy train attractions it brought and they forgot about freedom, human rights, justice, everything. He was hooked and all he wanted then was absolute power and he did not care how much the nation suffered or how many people he crashed under foot to get it.

Mugabe offered some of the political power to the likes of Mai Mujuru, Regare Gumbo, Mnangagwa and all the others in Zanu PF and they have helped him to intimidate, harass, rig elections and even murder the over 30 000 Zimbabweans to establish and to retain the Zanu PF dictatorship.
When Tsvangirai and his MDC came along on an electoral mandate from the people to end the dictatorship and bring about democratic change, they too soon forgot their promises to the nation after Mugabe offered them a taste of the gravy train delights.

Surely it is self-evident that if we are ever going to have freedom, liberty, justice, etc. we must elect leaders who are not corrupt and will not forget their commitment to the people in pursuit of power and gravy train delights. To elect leaders who have already proven to be so wicked and corrupt they would betray the whole nation for the sake of owning half of Bindura as Mai Mujuru has done or for the sake of $ 4 million Highlands mansion like Tsvangirai is folly.

Electing a corrupt and incompetent leader is careless and we, as a nation have been reckless in this regard. But to elect a corrupt and incompetent leader again and again shows that we are idiots totally incapable of learning from our past mistakes.

If we are serious about ending this corrupt and oppressive Zanu PF dictatorship then we must search for leaders smart enough to outsmart the cunning foxes in Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Professor Moyo, etc. Corrupt and incompetent leaders like Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti even worse the corrupt and simple minded Mai Mujuru have already tried and they were all completely outwitted

Saturday, 20 December 2014

VP Mnangagwa admit corruption 'stifling' economy but acts targeting sacked leaders only!

VP Mnangagwa announced that decisive action will be taken to end corruption. He said corruption has been stifling development and economic recovery. That is totally refreshing because for decades the regime has repeated refused to acknowledge that there was corruption much less that it was stifling economic recovery.

There is no doubt that corruption is a serious problem but there is also no doubt that this government will never solve this problem for one simple reason: it does not have the political will to deal with it. There are reports that search warrantees have already been issued to investigate many of those who were recently purged from the party. Well this is welcome no one will believe the nonsense that it was only those recently purged from the party who were corrupt everyone else is squeaky clean.

In fact corruption has been a problem for decades; it has not just stifled economic recovery, it is the one that has helped destroy the economy.

Zanu PF has refused to acknowledge corruption was a problem for all these years because it did not want to accept that its party members were corrupt. It was this denial that has allowed corruption to grow and spread. Corrupt has since become so rampant there is no way the nation economy will ever recovery without first removing this cancerous tumour.

By targeting only those politicians who have been sacked from the party the regime is once again reverting to its default position of denying that any of the politicians and officials who have remain in power are corrupt.

The economic meltdown now gripping the nation and causing untold suffering on millions of people will continue to get worse until measures are taken to end all corruption and not just some of it. Since this Zanu PF regime does not have the political will to end all corruption the regime must step down now to allow for free, fair and credible elections and election of a new regime with the political will to end corruption and all the other problems. If Zanu PF does not step down now it will be forced out of office because the economic meltdown cannot be allowed to get any worse than this. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The real hindrance to democratic change is the hardwired voter who follow blindly!

The single biggest stumbling block to ending the Mugabe and Zanu PF dictatorship, other than the tyrant himself and his cabal, has been the incompetent MDC leaders and the millions of unthinking party members who have blindly followed them. MDC leaders and members have had a year and a half now to reflect on why the party lost the 2013 national elections although it had the popular mass support of the voters.

It is not enough for MDC to acknowledge the 2013 elections were a fraud, which they were, the party must understand why Mugabe was able to blatantly rig the vote. If MDC do not understand what went wrong in the 2013 elections – now with the benefit of hindsight and one and half years after the vote for the penny to drop - then how can us, the rest of the nation, be sure they will not make the same mistake again and again. How can we be sure that they will not help this Zanu PF dictatorship stay in power again because of their blundering incompetence?

By failing to get even one reform implemented throughout the five years of the GNU MDC allowed Mugabe to blatantly rig the elections and thus stay in power. We are all, MDC members and none members alike, paying dearly for this blunder. It is therefore imperative that MDC does not make yet another costly blunder and proof the party leaders and members have used the last one and half years wisely in quiet reflection and that they now understand what went wrong will assure the public that they will not be dragging the nation into yet another costly blunder.  

MDC leaders and members have the democratic vote but they must now understand that that right comes with the duty to use the vote wisely and that demands that the voter think through carefully, takes time to understand the issues before them, ask questions, holds party and national leaders to account, etc. and not just follow leaders blindly. Mankind is a thinking animal and not a wildebeest hardwired from birth to follow blindly, first its mother and then the herd!

MDC leaders and members alike must show us the Zimbabwe public that they have learnt the lesson of their wildebeest mentality of the past of following blindly and granting meaningless slogan. Failure to do so means we the people of Zimbabwe must do everything in our democratic powers to ensure MDC is never ever allowed to hold any political power!

So has the one and half year political sabbatical been any help for MDC? Sadly, the answer has to be a no!

There is nothing from the MDC leaders or members to show that any of them have understood what the democratic reforms were about and that it was the failure to implement them that has allowed Mugabe to blatantly rig the elections. If the any of the leaders have understood this then they would have acknowledged it and publicly apologised.

Instead of acknowledging MDC’s serious failure Morgan Tsvangirai continues to drum his chest like a silverback gorilla boosting of the party’s achievements in the GNU govern as “a moment of magic”. “We know we ought to have done more as a government,” said Tsvangirai in his end of year statement, “but Zimbabweans know how Zanu-PF stood in the way of everything progressive, particularly in the area of reforms.” That is a lie.

MDC had the majority in parliament and it was for the party to draw up reform proposals and to get the approved in parliament. In the five years of the GNU not even one reform proposal was ever tabled in parliament so it is nonsense say Zanu PF blocked the reforms.

SADC Heads reminded the MDC leaders about implementing the reforms but the later paid no heed. In one of his statement Morgan Tsvangirai had the chutzpah to blame SADC for Zimbabwe’s stolen 2013 elections when they are the ones who literally begged him not to take part in the elections without implementing the reforms first. Tsvangirai had once again paid no heed to their begging.

What had really stood in the way of implementing the reforms was that Tsvangirai and his fellow MDC friends had “been busy enjoying themselves in government and forgot why they were there,” as SADC leaders commented in sheer frustration with the MDC leaders. Ever since Tsvangirai got his $4 million Highlands mansion his lips were super-glued shut as far as reforms were concerned.

MDC has now vowed that the party will not take part in any future national elections “in the absence of comprehensive reforms that enhance both the framework and environment for free and fair elections.” If the party even appreciated how much easier it had been to implement the reforms during the GNU than now, then they would have implemented the reforms during the GNU.

When one has committed the cardinal sins of being corrupt and breathtakingly incompetent publicly acknowledging it is the last thing some politicians would want to do. Of course if you are going to rig the vote, like Zanu PF, or have supporters who will vote for you regardless how corrupt and incompetent when one does not need to apologise. MDC leaders are banking on the later for their political survival.

There is nothing in the MDC members that would lead one to believe they have understood what the democratic reforms were about much less the seriousness of their party leaders’ failure to get them implemented. They have chanted “Chinja! Chinja!” (Change! Change!) Without having a clue what these changes they called for were.

MDC members have had the benefit of hindsight and one and half years since the rigged elections to reflect on why the GNU had failed to deliver the single most important promise the GPA made – free, fair and credible elections! Sadly there is no sign to suggest most of the members have carried out any serious review because they would not be following the MDC leaders with the same blind loyalty of yesteryears, now that they have shown that they are corrupt and incompetent.  

The reality this nation must face and deal with that we are in this political mess because we have an electorate that has blindly followed the corrupt tyrant Mugabe for the first two decades after independence only to switch and blindly follow the blundering and incompetent Tsvangirai for the last decade.

Zimbabwe has had three clear chances to create a democratic, just and progressive system of government; in 1980 which Mugabe and Zanu PF wasted, in 2008 which Tsvangirai and MDC wasted and in 2013 which MDC and the electorate wasted. We must make sure that the next chance to create a democratic government is not wasted because the people elected yet another blundering and incompetent leader.

The real hindrance to implementing the democratic reforms necessary to end this corrupt and oppressive Zanu PF dictatorship is and has always been the Zimbabwean people. Mugabe and Zanu PF are no more a hindrance to change than a mirage is a lake one should fear to drown in because it is the incompetence of the electorate that place the tyrant on the throne. It is the incompetence us the electorate, in electing an blundering and incompetent opposition like MDC, that keeps the tyrant on the throne even longer than even he ever thought possible.

A significant segment of the Zimbabwe electorate still has the propensity to blindly follow without stopping to ask where they are going and why. This is a worrying reality because whilst there are such voters the possibility of electing a tyrant or a blunder idiot remains intolerably high and as long as the nation’s party in government or opposition is led by a tyrant or an idiot this country will remain stuck in this political and economic hell we find ourselves in.

Mankind is a creature of reason and not hardwired to follow blindly like a wildebeest, first its mother and then the herd, without ever asking any questions. MDC supporters who have failed to see MDC leaders like Tsvangirai, Biti and Ncube’s blundering incompetence in failing to get even one democratic reform implemented are displaying the hardwired follow the leader mentality that threatens the very existence of a democratic Zimbabwe they too profess they want.

There is no way the country can hope to have a healthy and functioning democracy with an electorate that follow blindly and never stop to think for themselves.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Mujuru supporters pledge loyalty to Mugabe regardless the kicking in the teeth from the tyrant!

Ousted Zanu-PF Manicaland provincial chairman Ambassador John Shumba Mvundura said he will remain a loyal member of the ruling party and accepts the decision taken against him.

People like Mvundura  have remained loyal to Mugabe and Zanu PF even when corruption destroyed the nation's economy forcing millions into a life of abject poverty and despair, you have remained loyal even when the regime rigged elections and murdered thousands for selfish political gain. You sold your heart and soul to the devil then, now that the devil is kicking you in the teeth the people are in fact pleased that you are having a bucketful of the same injustice you so readily dish out to us. We are not going to lose sleep over something as trivial and irrelevant as whether or not a sacked Zanu PF official remains loyal to the tyrant or not.

You are only saying so to save yourself further kicking. You are naïve if you think that Mugabe will fish you out of the economic hardship you now face because the economic meltdown means he has no cushy jobs to give away – not any more. The only way out for the nation is for Zanu PF to step down and allow all the democratic reforms to be implemented.

Instead of, for the first time in your life siding with the common people you are once again seeking to sell them out for selfish reason. Even after the tyrant has just kicked you in the teeth you still side with him.

Well, go ahead; just remember that you are now living is S***t Alley with us the ordinary people and not in Easy Street with the tyrant and his cronies. You are no longer one of the ruling elite and we really do not like sell-out much less those who will betray us once again just to earn favours with the tyrant.

The people of Zimbabwe are getting sick and tired to their back teeth of these Zanu PF sell-outs who get up each morning and lick their fingers to check the direction the political wind is blowing; since the political initiative is still with Mugabe, they bend over backwards to please the tyrant. The day the tyrant and the regime is in trouble they will stand on the rooftop to remind the whole world they were purged because they had dared to stand-up to the tyrant and defend their values and the common people! 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Povo is dying to end corruption and tyranny and Mnangagwa vows that is the 'correct line' - we are fcuked!

“I feel humbled that I have been accorded this honour to serve our beloved country Zimbabwe in the capacity of Vice President,” said Mnangagwa. “I have assured the President and I would want to assure the party and its leadership that I will remain loyal and committed to uphold the correct line of the revolution which we have been in for the past 52 years.”

This does not come as a surprise to anyone. Here is the man who was at the very heart of the most of the tragic events of this corrupt and tyrannical dictatorship. Mnangagwa has been a senior member of the Joint Operations Command (JOC), the Junta comprising senior members of the security sector a select few politicians headed by Mugabe and Mnangagwa themselves, that has been ruling the nation for decades now. The Junta is elected by no one and so is accountable to no one.

Tendai Biti, when he has Minister of Finance in the GNU, discovered to his horror that the Junta had its own source of funds, the looted diamond revenue he expected to receive but never did.

In 2004 Mnangagwa was set to win the party membership’s nomination to be VP but was cheated by Mugabe changing the party rules calling for female candidate (a rule the tyrant has conveniently disregard this time). Mnangagwa was popular with the party members then but they have since seen what a devilishly devious man he is, especially from growing notoriety in the blood chilling cloak-and-dagger JOC activities. By the 2014 Zanu PF elective congress the party members’ loyalty had decisively shifted away from Mnangagwa to Mujuru for VP.

Just as JOC masterminded and ruthlessly executed the vote rigging of the national election in July 2013 to get Mugabe and Zanu PF back into power then Junta has done the same to muscle Mujuru out of VP position.

Of course the Zanu PF membership was right to gravitate away from Mnangagwa because a party and leader who are so dismissive of their right to a meaningful say to who should lead them is a nightmare. Yes Zanu PF has become a party of thugs but even a thug like Jabulani Sibanda proud of his reputation as a thug resents being bully!

After 34 years of corrupt and murderous and tyrannical oppression in which ordinary Zimbabweans, the masses, povo, have systematically denied the basic human freedoms, rights including the right to a meaning say in the governance of the country and the right to life itself. The country’s economy is in ruins and 16% or 2 million Zimbabweans already live in abject poverty and hopeless despair.

Povo, from Kariba to Beit Bridge, from Mutare in the East to Plumtree in the West are desperate for real change and an end to the corruption and brutal political repression. Povo will therefore receive Mnangagwa’s comments with anger and tearful despair; if the corruption and murderous tyranny is indeed the “correct line” and the man to take-over from Mugabe has vowed to “remain loyal and committed” to this line and he has learnt all there is to know in the art of brutal repression and vote rigging then, comrades go ahead and cry.

Tomorrow, as Mnangagwa is sworn in, Zimbabweans everywhere must declare it a day on mourning because, like it or not, we are in deep, deep trouble with Ngwena on the throne. This is the nightmare scenario, we are truly – pardon my French for I am truly lost for words - fcuked!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Mujuru's sanctimonious statement did not say what the nation want to hear!

I am grateful to the Lord that I am able to address you once again, despite the ever present but still unlawful threats against my person,” started VP Mujuru in her press statement. The whole statement continued and finished along the same vein of a sanctimonious half-truths and damned lies! She would have never sign the statement as a sworn statement to be produced in a court of law; yet she willingly evoked the name of the Lord to bear witness to the half-truths and damn lies!

Madam, Zanu PF has systematically denied the people of Zimbabwe their basic and fundamental freedoms and human rights including the right to a meaningful vote and even the right to life itself but please, please do not make the mistake of thinking that we are all stupid and blind.

We know it is Mugabe’s modus operandi to accuse all those he consider a threat to his struggle hold on political power of all manner of criminal activities ranging from petty crime to treason, for example. Rarely if ever are the accused ever brought before a court of law and evidence produced but rarer still is anyone ever convicted after transparent due process. However having made the accusation, Mugabe uses this as cover for harassing, intimidating, threating and deprive his opponent and his/her supporters their basic human rights. He will do whatever it takes, including rigging the vote and/or murder, to ensure he “win” the election and stay in power. 

So Madam when you say “A vociferous attempt has been made to portray me as "a traitor", "murderer " and "sell out", yet not a single iota of evidence has been produced to give credence to the allegations.” You are not telling us anything new that we have not seen happen before.

You, as a very senior member of this Zanu PF regime, must have been aware of the party’s dirty political trickery. For the record, the regime has murdered over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans for selfish political gain in its 34 years in power. Throughout all these years and the shedding of blood of all these thousands, you have never lifted a finger to stop this madness.

Are you doing it now because you are now the victim of the Zanu PF political machination? Or is it because you are human and those who lost their lives in the past are not quite human beings!

Now that Mugabe has thrown you out of Zanu PF, rightly or wrongly, justly or otherwise; you will have to make-up your ‘simple mind’, as Mugabe called it. Is your loyalty still with Mugabe, with the Zanu PF members who dared to support you and who too have been purged or it is with the ordinary Zimbabweans whom Zanu PF betrayed in 1980 by denying them their  the basic human rights and dignity?

If you loyalty is still to Mugabe then all that “His Excellency President R. G Mugabe” is fine for one given to decades of grovelling. To us Mugabe is a corrupt and murderous tyrant who has systematically denied us, the masses, povo, our basic rights and dignity. To us, all this “His Excellency” crap makes us want to puke.

The fact that you still refuse to see Mugabe for the corrupt and tyrant he is even with the benefit of what you have witnessed him doing to you and those who has supported and followed (foolishly as it has turned out) you as their leaders show that Mugabe was right in dismissing you as a simpleton, not fit to hold high office.

Why Mugabe promoted you to be VP has to do with his own satanic desire to surround himself with simpletons who pose no threat to his hold on power which is at odds with the national interest of appointed the most competent person for every positions. 

Madam if you should ever want to win the sympathy of the ordinary people of Zimbabwe, then you must stop treating them as if they are all stupid. You insult our intelligence when you deny that you are corrupt.

However the greatest public good you could do this nation at this critical time in our national history is to tell the truth about last year’s rigged elections.

Zimbabwe is stuck in this political limbo because everyone is refusing to deal with an illegitimate Zanu PF regime. Even if Zanu PF finally scrapped the ill-advised indigenisation law, for example, no one in the world will trust the regime not reactivate the law or simply disregard the law because the regime has done just that so many times in the past already.

Zimbabwe is going through a total economic meltdown right now, 16% or 2 million Zimbabweans already live in abject poverty, unemployment is 90% plus, etc. and yet as long as Zanu PF remains in power the economic meltdown is set to get worse.

We need Zanu PF to accept they rigged elections because only then will the regime accept the implementation of ALL the democratic reforms (MDC should have implemented) followed by fresh free, fair and credible elections. We need to remove the stigma of illegitimacy that this Zanu PF regime is carrying which is making donors and would-be investor shy away from Zimbabwe as if we are a nation of lepers of Biblical days! 

The key to ending all this tragic economic suffering and political limbo is by forcing Zanu PF to admit they rigged last year’s elections. People like Mai Mujuru know how the elections were rigged; she must stop pussyfooting issuing half-truths statements defending a reputation everyone knows is badly tarnished by corruption and instead tell us how Mugabe rigged the elections. 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Mugabe's delay in naming politburo and VPs is calculated one before his daredevil checkmate move!

“Africa's oldest head of state and the only leader Zimbabwe has known since independence from Britain in 1980 was elected unopposed at the five-yearly Zanu PF meeting, putting him on track to contest the 2018 presidential elections, when he will be 94,” reported New Zimbabwe.
The last three months have been an endless drama which started with a bang when Grace Mugabe took centre stage as the newly elected Zanu PF Women’s League chairperson – against party rules which demanded that one must have held a provincial post for a minimum of 15 years at least to be eligible for the position. The minute she accepted the nomination she launched into a relentless and even hysterical attacked of VP Joice Mujuru accusing her of corruption, incompetence and, most serious of all, of plotting to force her husband, Mugabe, out of office.
Grace wanted VP Mujuru dumped, period.
Everyone expected VP Mujuru to be dumped at the end of the Zanu PF congress. Mugabe has changed the party’s constitution so that he alone and not the congress gets to appoint all politburo members – the party’s decision-making body -, the two second secretaries (who also become the two VPs) and party chairperson. Now everyone has to wait to know whom Mugabe has picked.
"I don't want to rush it, so be patient. By mid next week, by Wednesday or Thursday, we will make an announcement," Mugabe explained. The only position that was confirmed during the congress is that of his wife as Women’s League chairperson.
Is this delay deliberate or a calculated move? He promotes his wife from nowhere to be head of women's league, gives her a few days to bed-in; then a few days later he promotes her to VP position (not exactly from nowhere but from position women’s league, forget that she was there long enough only to take off her coat), gives her a few months of hands on experience and, without saying so, let her effectively take the top job - the presidency! Knowing Mugabe as I do, this is a very possible scenario.

Mugabe has managed to outwit his fellow Zanu PF leaders for 34 years to keep his top job regardless of his pathetic, absolutely pathetic, performance has leader of the party and government. Here is a corrupt tyrant who has completely destroyed the nation's economy forcing millions into abject poverty and despair and terrorised the nation murdering over 30 000 to stay in power. 

He has made Zanu PF unelectable; the party is still in power only because of the breath-taking incompetence of the opposition MDC who failed to get even one democratic reform implemented and thus allowing Mugabe and Zanu PF to rig the elections. 

So how is it possible then that such a corrupt and tyrannical thug like Mugabe with a miserable track record has managed to keep his job as the leader of Zanu PF for more than the normal two terms? But the reality is that he has done just that and for 34 years already and has just been elected for a further five years. 

The way Mugabe has managed to once again outwit and outclass VP Mujuru and her supporters when she had the majority of the party supporters clamouring for change showed that Zanu PF is a party of deadwood. So why should he not hand over Zanu PF to his wife; she has no experience and her performance on the political stage so far shows that she has very little working grey stuff between her ears but, what the hell, so does everyone else in the party. Zanu PF is a party of deadwood; what difference would it make whether the wood comes from a pine tree or mango tree, deadwood is deadwood!

Mugabe has roughed up many, many senior members of his party in the last three months by riding roughshod over their rights to have at least some say on how the party is run. At least they thought they had some say until now only to learn that they did not. He is giving them a few days to digest that political reality of the last three month and to be sure they all accept it before hitting them with his final, shrewd and daredevil checkmate move – a new politburo of the worst deadwood but whose loyalty to him and his wish to remain life-president is total headed by none other than Grace, his wife, the making of his own Mugabe dynasty!