Tuesday, 26 January 2016

"Deal with urgent NOW!" advises neophyte philosopher MP Cross - forgot advice for 5 GNU years!

The trouble with being neophyte philosophers is that people do not take them seriously even when they have said something sensible because of the yawning chasm between what they say and what they do. Our MDC MP for Bulawayo South, Eddie Cross, is one such greenhorn philosopher who words and actions are poles apart!

“If you are in government or business, then you need to maintain a sense of proportion – what is important? What is really urgent, so urgent that it has to be dealt with NOW!” advised MP Cross in his latest article.

“It is so easy to be diverted by things that are not really in any sense important or deal breaking. However sometimes things creep up on us which turn out to be anything but trivial and which have the potential to change a whole lot of things and which, if not attended to will cause damage.”

Has it ever occurred to MP Cross that implementing the democratic reforms agreed in the GPA during the GNU were both important and urgent, “so urgent that it (implementing the reforms) has (had) to be dealt with NOW (immediately)”? Then why the dickens did MDC fail to implement the reforms? We would not be in this mess with Mugabe and Zanu PF back in power and ruining all our lives!

Yes sometimes things do “creep up on us which turn out to be anything but trivial” but that would be a feeble excuse for MDC’s failure to implement any reforms because:

a)      SADC and many others reminded MDC leaders, including (no doubt) MP Cross himself, throughout the GNU to implement the reforms but MDC paid no heed.

b)      MDC had five years to implement the reforms but failed to get even one reform implemented. Not one! With so time in the hands to carry out this important and urgent task, which they had initially said they would do in a year and half, it is nonsense to talk of time creeping up on them.

Even now, with the benefit of hindsight, MP Cross and many of his follow MDC leaders continue to treat their failure to implement the reforms during the GNU as if it is a trivial matter. If the reforms were implemented then Zimbabweans would have had their freedoms and basic human rights including the right to free, fair and credible elections denied to them for all these years finally restored.

Mugabe and Zanu PF would NOT have blatantly rigged the election and being unelectable, because of their track record of corruption, incompetence and murderous oppression, Zanu PF would not have won free and fair elections. In short Mugabe and Zanu PF would not be in power ruining the economic and destroying all our lives and dreams.

Implementing the GPA reforms is the single most important and urgent issue of our time because with no reform there is no hope of this nation hoping free, fair and credible elections – the pre-requisite for breaking the no-regime-change mantra Mugabe imposed on the nation and replacing it with a good and democratic regime. Only a good and democratic regime will have the vision and political will to implement the tough economic reforms required for economic recovery.

By failing to get even one reform implemented MP Cross and his fellow MDC leaders have proven beyond doubt that they are breathtakingly incompetent and corrupt. These are very serious charges so serious that in healthy and functioning democratic nations any leader found to be incompetent and/or would apologize and resign for good from ever holding public office.

MP Eddie Cross, Morgan Tsvangirai and the rest of the MDC leader have never apologized and have been doing their best to ingratiate themselves to the people so they are elected back into parliament, other than the few like MP Cross most MDC leaders lost the parliamentary or senatorial seats in the rigged July 2013 elections. If we aspire for a healthy and functioning democratic Zimbabwe then we must make sure MDC leaders who betrayed the nation during the GNU ride into the sunset of their public life! Never ever to return! 


Zimbabwe Light said...

@ tomorrow11

You do not think forcing incompetent and corrupt leaders like MDC leaders to walk the plunk is offering a way forward?

I have suggested that we demand the implementation of the GPA democratic reforms and not the wishy-washy electoral law reforms that Obert Gutu is now admitting will change nothing. Is that not a solution?

The GPA reforms are dismantling the Zanu PF dictatorship and break the undemocratic cords tying institution like the Police, ZEC, Public Media, etc. to Zanu PF. The reforms are to restore the independence of the Police, etc so they can perform their democratic duties without fear or favour.

To dismiss the GPA reforms as useless when you have not implemented even one reform is the defeatist attitude that would get you nowhere.

I have repeated the call for the GPA reforms because that is the only roadmap out of the mess we are in. To switch to the wishy-washy electoral law reform, NERA, MDC is proposing is a waste of time. I will stop calling for the GPA reforms if you can give me another roadmap; I will not abandon the reforms just because they were proposed in 2008 much less because you want something new.

Zimbabwe Light said...

@ Mbanje

Well, well the "chitekete" champion is angry now and everyone is now quaking in their boots, not even the flies dare fly! So what are you going to do now deny all the Zimbabweans outside the country entry back; your uncle Bob has already denied them a vote so you want to take this one step further!

If you want to see a real recalcitrant village idiot then you should look in the mirror - if you have one!

You have accepted Tsvangirai as your leader and will not change even when you are presented with the mountain of evidence proving he is a corrupt and incompetent village idiot. You are stubborn and will not listen to reason because you have your head stuck in Tsvangirai's behind. You just need someone to kick your backside hard repeatedly until you pull yourself free, take a breath of fresh air and for the first think for yourself. Then and only then you would know who is the day dreamer - you or me!

Zimbabwe Light said...

Did Chitando not say Tsvangirai and MDC would win the 2013 elections "resoundingly" only for MDC to be beaten resoundingly. He failed then to see the facts before him and would not listen to the voices of reason that warned against taking part in the elections with no reform imple-mented. Those who do not learn from their past mistakes are destined to repeat the same mis-takes.

Neither MDC, PF nor anyone else will stand a chance of defeating Zanu PF as long as they have the free hand to rig the elections using whatever dirty tricks the chose. With a war chest of $ 2 billions a year from the looting in Marange Mugabe will have the cash to bankroll his costly vote rigging schemes those contesting the elections against him will have to know he has loaded dices.

We have all heard from the empty heads like Chitando who claim they will win the elections re-gardless how much Zanu PF tries to cheat but then cry foul afterward because they had underestimated Zanu PF's varied and well fund vote rigging schemes. We must ignore the empty heads and just concentrate on demanding the full implementation of the GPA reforms necessary for free, fair and credible elections BEFORE the next elections.

Zimbabwe Light said...

Zanu PF lost the people's support a long time ago the claim that the people have since flocked back to this Zanu PF hybrid called PF is a myth.