Sunday, 17 January 2016

Biti the epicentre of Zimbabwe's demise DOES NOT "lie with Zanu PF alone", you played your part!

Tendai Biti you can say it a thousand times, a million times even, but the facts and truth will not change. The epicentre of Zimbabwe’s devaluation DOES NOT, I repeat DOES NOT, “lie in Zanu PF and Zanu PF alone”, as you say.

The epicentre of Zimbabwe's devaluation lies in Zanu-PF and Zanu-PF alone.  Zimbabwe was hijacked by a rogue dominant party formation that failed to live up to the challenges and obligations of a modern party that puts delivery and development at the centre of its philosophy,” you said.

“On the contrary, Zanu-PF has remained a centralised, militarised and a captured organisation whose sole motive for existence has been power and power retention alone.”

Whilst is it true that President Mugabe and his Zanu PF cabal have become totally engrossed in the fight to establish and retain absolute political power at any and all cost; they have rigged past elections even to the extending of “declaring war” on the people as happened in 2008. Still the nation has had a number of chances to end this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship, with the best of those chances being during the 2008 to 2013 GNU.

Following the barbarism of the 2008 elections even SADC and AU could not endorse Mugabe’s claim of election victory as a true reflection of the free democratic will of the people of Zimbabwe. President Mugabe was forced to sign the 2008 Global Political Agreement (GPA) which listed a raft of reforms designed to dismantle the dictatorship and usher free, fair and credible election and thus end the Zanu PF hegemony.

MDC was tasked to implement the GPA reforms and after five years of the GNU failed to get even one reform implemented. Not one!

The reason why MDC failed to get even one reform implemented had nothing to do with Zanu PF having “remained a centralised, militarised and a captured organisation” or any other bull Biti can dream up. MDC failed to implement even one reform because the leadership is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent. Mugabe bribed them, just as easily as he has done with his own Zanu PF cabal, with the gravy train lifestyles and for Tsvangirai the $ 4 million Highlands mansion as the cherry on top. MDC leaders accepted the bribes and kick the reforms into the tall grass.

SADC Heads of State who had tried hard to get MDC to implement the reforms during the GNU but were ignored complained of MDC leaders “enjoying themselves whilst in the GNU and forgetting why they were there” in sheer frustration.

“Chawawana batisisa midzimu hapikaviri!” goes the Shona adage. (Make the most of every chance you get, it is a gift from your ancestors and they may not give you a second gift!) The reforms were supposed to be implemented in 18 months, MDC have 60 months, 60 BLOODY MONTHS, FIVE YEARS, and still they failed to get even one reform implemented. Just how much longer did they want the ancestor to give them!

“In 2016, for the people of Zimbabwe, it is time to end history, this history and bring an end to Zanu-PF's hegemony. We as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and others are determined to work for the creation of the necessary key reforms and a grand coalition, which is a precondition to the Zanu-PF demise. This is possible,” Tendai Biti concluded.

Tendai Biti is now tells us that he and his PDP “determined to work for the creation of the necessary key reforms and a grand coalition.” Why do we need to reinvent the wheel, we already know that implementing the GPA reforms will deliver free, fair and credible elections? We do not want the wishy-washy electoral law reforms which will accomplish nothing. Implement the bloody reforms and stop giving excuses!

Yes it is possible to end the Zanu PF dictatorship but that change will never ever happen as long as we, the people, fail to accept the fact and basic truth that our opposition leaders are breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent. How can some like Tendai Biti deliver any change when they are in denial that we are still stuck with this Zanu PF dictatorship because they are corrupt, incompetent and they sold out!

Mugabe and Zanu PF are in denial that they are corrupt, incompetent and vote rigging tyrants; the country’s economic and political mess speaks volumes of their failure and yet they still refuse to accept they have failed. Tendai Biti, Morgan Tsvangirai and the rest in the opposition are corrupt and incompetent and the many wasted chances to end this Zanu PF dictatorship testify to this.

The way out of this political and economic mess is not going to come from Mugabe and Zanu PF or MDC, they are the two sides of the same coin. The solution has been staring us in the face all along - implement the democratic reforms agreed in the 2008 GPA. We do not need Zanu PF or MDC to do this, we have been brainwashed into believing that we cannot accomplish anything of substance without the leadership of politicians. All nonsense, of course!

Implement all the GPA reforms and we will restore the people’s power to hold leaders to account because in free, fair and credible elections the people can have regime change if they so wish. Of course corrupt and incompetent politicians from both sides of the political divide are scared stiff of giving the voters the free vote and that is why they are all determined that none of the GPA reforms should ever see the light of day.

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