A close look at this nation and even a total stranger will immediately see why we are drowning in a pond of water three feet deep. Even when someone gets the facts right trust him or her to make the wrong conclusion. Here is one example.
“The lack of vision and strategy has cost the MDC dearly,” wrote Stewart Murewa. “The party has simply become the radar-less ship allowing the winds of fate to drift in the high seas of political denial and uncertainty. The party President, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been thrown into profusion and confusion after failing dismally to win the 2013 July harmonised elections. The party and its supporters are now in a crisis of expectation.”
A quick check by the stranger would confirm that it is true that the MDC leaders are indeed breathtakingly corrupt, incompetent and they sold-out big-time during the GNU. Instead of implementing the democratic reforms necessary for free, fair and credible elections they “were busy enjoying themselves and forgot why they were there (in the GNU),” as SADC Heads commented in sheer frustration.
Yes the people risked life and limp to vote in droves for Tsvangirai and MDC expecting the MDC to deliver democratic changes and thus end the Zanu PF dictatorship. Of course the whole nation was disappointed that not even one reform was implemented in five years of the GNU. It was a hard knock.
But to say the people are “NOW in a crisis of expectation” implies that the nation still expect Tsvangirai, this corrupt and incompetent individual who sold-out last time, to deliver democratic change regardless of the fact he has already proven beyond doubt that he is incapable of doing that.
One does not get milk from a stone, one learns by the time he/she is a toddler. But when a full grown adult has a “crisis of expectation” because they are determined to get milk from a stone then there is cause to wrong about the mental state of the adult!
“The current goings on in the MDC movement are tragic, shocking and epochal. The demise of the MDC, as we know it, is a tremendous loss to the Zimbabwean political landscape. Deductive reasoning shows that the party is teetering towards political obscurity,” Murewa wrote.
MDC is a party of corrupt and incompetent individuals its complete demise is logical and to be expected and even celebrated. Why should the nation hang on to corrupt and incompetent leaders?
“It is apparent that no effort to solve the crisis can be made by a party president or leader who is so much in denial about the national situation,” continued Murewa. “Tsvangirai does not even realise that the country is under sanctions. All people in this country agree that there is a crisis in the economy leading to a serious liquidity crunch while revenue collections have drastically dwindled. The MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is the one who boldly campaigned and invited his western handlers to impose sanctions.”
Yes Tsvangirai is in denial that he is corrupt and incompetent but so are Murewa and his master Mugabe. According to Partnership Africa Canada, Mugabe pocketed $2 billion from his share of the wholesale looting and plunder of diamonds in Marange and Chiadzwa. To fully appreciate the enormity of the looting; the national budget for the next year is $3.8 billion. How can a nation prosper when over 50% of the nation’s total revenue is looted?
The Zimbabwe economy, starved of cash, is in total meltdown; unemployment has soared to 90% plus, most cities and towns are failing to supply something as basic as clean running water, millions now live in abject poverty, the regime is failing to pay civil servant wages, etc. Yet the nation is haemorrhaging billions of dollars in looting and corruption.
What has sanctions to do with the looting and plunder in Marange?
If the truth be told, and here it will be shouted out from the roof top, there is as much profusion and confusion in the Zanu PF camp as in the MDC. What is to be deeply mourned by every thinking Zimbabwean is that we have a political system that is so stifling that no competent men and women have been able to emerge.
Yes I blame the Mugabe dictatorship for the lack of the complete lack of quality leaders within Zanu PF itself and in opposition. It is naïve to expect quality leaders from a political system for which merit is a curse and independent thinking is a crime; only scum rise to the top.
Competing for public office is like running a race; you will never have world-class athletes like Usain Bolt racing in Zengeza 7 Sport Field where half the track is a river of raw sewage! Of course people like Tsvangirai will take part because in a race depleted of quality, he has his best chance of winning something.
Tsvangirai had the chance of stopping this ever happening again to anyone by implementing the reforms. He failed to implement even one reform and so the threat of political violence still hangs over us all like the sword of Damocles.
Ignore Tsvangirai’s sing-song complains about Zimbabwe’s uneven political playing field. He actually likes being covered in s***t, his proudest moment is a photo of him with a swollen face after being roughed up by Zanu PF thugs. If he was indeed serious about ending Zimbabwe’s culture of political violence then why did he fail to implement the democratic reforms agreed in the 2008 GPA designed to end it. He had five years during the GNU to implement the reforms and failed to implement even one reform. Not one!