The real quality visionary leader is he/she who knows where they are going and how to get there and can explain and inspire others to follow. They will lead from the front to help define the direction and set the pace for other to follow. A good leader must be willing to drop back, lead from the middle, and allow others to leader and everyone the freedom to use their own initiative as long as the group does not lose its momentum and sense of purpose. The leader must drop back and lead from the back, helping the stranglers so no one gets left behind.
It is good that people get to their destination. It is better if you reached the destination by the easiest route because beside the leader, others too knew where they are going and the responsibility of leadership is shared; two or three heads are better than one. But best of all is reaching the destination by the easiest route and everyone is safely accounted for!
The worst leader is one who abuses their position as leader to force other to go where they do not want to go! President Mugabe is one such nightmare leader.
Of course the people of Zimbabwe did not want to live in a country with 90% unemployment rate, where millions now live in abject poverty whilst the few ruling elite waste the nation’s wealth of extravagant lifestyles. Mugabe has systematically corrupt the country’s state institution, rigged elections and used all manner of violence including cold blood murder of over 30 000 innocent Zimbabwean impose and sustain his corrupt and tyrannical one-party cum one-man dictatorship.
Whilst leaders like Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti, Joice Mujuru, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Grace Mugabe and many others have not reached the nauseating heights of nightmare leadership Mugabe has but only because they have not yet occupied the highest office. They have already proven beyond all doubt that they are corrupt and incompetent and given their vaulting ambition to be president and arrogance, given the chance to be president they will be just another nightmare leader.
One of the dead give-away of an apprentice nightmare leader is they propensity to tell you what you already know and pretend it is new and novel; brother Vince Musewe has become a master of this.
“It must be now crystal clear to the majority of Zimbabweans that our economy is spiralling downwards and this spiral can only be arrested through a rapture from the past and a drastic change of political leadership and economic policy direction. Poverty, high unemployment, cash shortages, continued theft by ministers and their cronies are now normal as Zimbabwean families disintegrate through abuse and lack of money. That cannot be sustained,” wrote Musewe in his latest article. See Bulawayo opinion, Zanu PF will never deliver the Zimbabwe we want.
Actually the overwhelming majority of Zimbabwe came to the conclusion that Mugabe will never deliver the mass prosperity he promised as far back as the mid-1990s. The people also realized that they only viable way to save the nation from the growing mass poverty was by removing the Zanu PF from power is any election.
The people were aware that Mugabe rigged elections and hence the reason the people called for democratic changes to ensure the elections are free, fair and credible. The people risked life and limp to elect Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends because they promised to deliver the democratic changes the nation needed for free and fair elections.
What is the point of Mr Musewe (other than to gain relevance by offering to lead where no leadership is not required) tell the people they are poor, unemployed, there is cash shortage, etc. when they unemployment has been 80% plus for the last ten years. Even those too poor to have bank accounts have seen the queues at the banks to make withdrawals.
Mr Musewe, please tell the people something new that they have failed to figure out for themselves, that they need made “crystal clear” for them to get out of this hell hole they find themselves stuck in. Tell them how your PDP leader, Tendai Biti and his fellow MDC leaders betrayed the nation and failed to implement even one democratic change the nation needed for free and fair elections and thus allowed Mugabe to blatantly rig the 2013 elections.
Zimbabwe would not be in this economic and political mess if MDC had implemented the democratic reforms during the GNU because Mugabe would not be in power and making our lives a misery!
Tell the people of Zimbabwe the truth of how Mugabe is set to blatantly rig the next elections in 2018 because PDP, MDC-T and all the other equally corrupt and incompetent opposition parties have still done nothing to implement the democratic reforms necessary to stop Zanu PF rigging elections. Go on, tell them!
“As PDP we have continually warned that Zanu-PF has no solution to this disaster which they have manufactured over the last 36 years. What they have been successful at, is to continually lie to Zimbabweans and create false hope that the economy is on the mend while diverting our attention to their endless internal succession battles which benefit nobody but Mugabe,” continue Musewe.
Well it is true that Zanu PF has no solution to the nation’s teething problems and has lied again and again to the people of Zimbabwe but then so has PDP; PDP, MDC-T and the other opposition parties will never deliver meaningful democratic change necessary for free and fair elections, that is a fact.
Zimbabwe is stuck in this economic and political mess because whilst it was crystal clear twenty years ago to the Zimbabwe electorate that Zanu PF is corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical, it has not yet dawned on the majority of Zimbabweans that the opposition parties are equally corrupt and incompetent.
Yes Zanu PF has been weakened considerably by the factional wars that have raged on and on since the dramatic entry of Grace Mugabe on the political stage. However Zanu PF still remains unbeatable as long as the party continues to have billions of dollars looted from such places as Marange diamonds to bank roll it vote rigging schemes, total control of the whole electoral process from start to finish, etc.
Yes “Zanu PF will never deliver the Zimbabwe we want” but, like it or not, as long as the party is free to rig elections it will continue to impose the Zimbabwe Mugabe and his cronies want regardless! Instead of wasting the nation’s time wittering about something we already know why does PDP implement the democratic reforms and deliver free and fair elections, something useful, we really want and elected you lot to do!