Some things never change; before independence whites who demonstrated in support of the white racist oppression were escorted by the Police whilst blacks who protested the injustice of the regime were tear-gassed and jailed. Today Zanu PF Youths have the freedom of the city and yet yesterday those who wanted to protest the worsening economic meltdown were tear-gassed and beaten into silence.
As long as Zanu PF continue to have unfettered access to the billions of dollars of looted wealth with which to bribe the brainwashed party youths; the party will continue to loot and do nothing to address the country's worsening economic meltdown, confident the youths will continue to prop its tyrannical rule. The tough reality of the worsening economic situation will force the brainwashed youths to open their eyes and see the futility of defending this failed political system because the economic hardship are not sparing these youths; many of them are out of work and are hungry just like the rest of us.
The war veterans like Jabulani Sibanda and Chris Mutsvangwa who went out of their war to support Zanu PF tyranny and thought themselves special the regime will protect them from the economic hardship affecting everyone else learnt in February this year that they were not special after all. The regime tear-gassed them and hosed them down with water cannons when they tried press their demands for special treatment. The Zanu PF youths are in for similar treatment from the regime but worse still from the nation, post this Zanu PF reign of terror.
In the end this Zanu PF regime will fall because a political system that creates 90% unemployment rate, force 76% of the population to live in abject poverty, etc. is socially, morally and politically unsustainable!
It is all very well for tyrants like Mugabe who, at 92 years of age, are in the twilight sunset of their life, to dig in and resist change by all means for as long as possible even if that be a few more days. It is the young party leaders like Minister Kasukuwere and Zanu PF youth leaders like Kudzai Chipanga whose lives are at the other end of the spectrum who will be very foolish tarnish their names propping up the tyrannical regime for a few more months and then spend decades paying dearly for their folly.