Wednesday, 26 October 2016

When mafia Nyikayaramba talk of "security threat" he is threatening you. By Nomusa Garikai

"It (corruption) is now a security threat because it is causing people to create mafias or alliances where if one is accused of being corrupt, he quickly asks for the help of other big names to protect him or her,” Chief of Staff Administration Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba told a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Security.

"The ordinary citizens expect authorities to address these issues, but then if they see nothing happening to the alleged criminals, they will end up being ungovernable and creating problems for the defence forces.

"Development is being derailed so that individuals can benefit at the expense of the whole nation."

Yes, it is the same Major General Nyikayaramba who swore just before the 2008 elections that he would never “salute anyone with no liberation war credentials!” A serious treasonous act in its own right.

As for his condemnation of corruption, Nyikayamba could only fool the fools because the Zimbabwe’s security sector involvement in the looting of Marange diamonds is an open secret. Professor Jonathan Moyo, whose $400 000 fraud case is the hot news at present and one of the “big names” Nyikayaramba was talking about, knows only too well of the Army’s looting and was quick to remind the errand Major General.

“Nyikayaramba said corruption is a major security threat. Unravel and uncover missing $15 billion,” challenged the “nutty” Professor.

The truth is the nutty Professor, the treasonous Major General and all the other corrupt cronies up and down the country are all extremely nervous about even some truth on corruption coming out in the public domain for two reasons:

1)   they all know that if the whole truth about Professor Moyo’s looting was to come out, for example, they would have opened the flood gates for details in other cases of corruption to come out. You throw someone like Professor Moyo to the wolves and you can be sure of one thing they will not want to go down alone, they have collected a lot of detailed information of other people’s corrupt activities and will sing like a canary to save their skin or just for the hell of it.

2)   Once people know the truth on some corrupt activity then, as day follows night, they will be demanding that the corruption be stopped immediately and that no stone should be left unturned to recover the loot and punish the guilt. So those who had benefited from the corrupt activity will not just have their source of easy wealth turned off but, worst of all, facing tough payback time.

For the last 36 years President Mugabe has steadfastly denied that corruption was a problem in the country. He attributed the country’s poor economic performance on the drought, the targeted sanctions imposed by the West, etc.; corruption was never ever mention. By pretending corrupt was not a problem the regime has allowed it the space and time to grow and spread to the deadly killer cancer it is today.

Zimbabwe is facing serious economic meltdown, unemployment has soared to 90% plus, public health and education have all but collapsed due to poor funding, government is failing to pay civil servants, etc. And yet the nation continues to lose billions of dollars every month through the now institutionalized looting spree.

Not even a wealthy nation like the USA with a GDP of $18 trillion can sustain the massive hemorrhaging of $15 billion through corruption what more Zimbabwe’s a GPD of $14 billion!

Zimbabwe has no chance of ever ending the serious economic meltdown it is facing today without first ending the rampant corruption!

It is great that people like Major General Nyikayaramba now publicly acknowledge that where corruption has been allowed to grow and spread unchecked for decades those involved often gang up into mafia syndicates because that is exactly what has happened in Zimbabwe. We have mafia thugs in the Police, Army, ZEC, parastatals like ZESA and Air Zimbabwe, etc. and with the Godfather housed in State House.

Nyikayaramba is also right in saying corruption in now a serious security threat to the nation. Since the state security is in the hands of the Mafia gangsters like him who are sworn to maintain the corrupt status quo at all cost, on the one hand. On the other hand, the corruption has produced the serious economic meltdown which is socially and politically unsustainable.

The nation is already walking on the knife edge of economic collapse and social upheaval because of the economic meltdown brought on by the decades of corruption. To do nothing about ending the corruption will tip the nation over the edge. The only reason why the nation has done nothing about ending the corruption all these last 36 years is because the mafia Zanu PF regime has always threatened the nation with carefully Zanu PF orchestrated security problems.

For 36 years we have allowed people like the corrupt Professor Moyo, treasonous Major General Nyikayaramba, the corrupt and murderous Mugabe and the rest of the Zanu PF mafia thugs hold the nation to ransom; we were to allow them to loot the nation blind or they will instigate nationwide lawlessness. They have looted the nation blind alright, they are robbing us of our human dignity and even the bear necessities of life, and yet they still demand more! The question is how much longer are we going to allow this madness to continue?


Zimbabwe Light said...

It is interesting to note that Nyikayaramba was spot on the how the mafia operate; corruption he told us "is now a security threat because it is causing people to create mafias or alliances where if one is accused of being corrupt, he quickly asks for the help of other big names to protect him or her". He talked of how corruption would lead to the creation of the mafia as if there is no corruption. The truth is we have corruption already and have had corruption for the last 36 years. It is therefore not surprising that we also have the mafia and it is well established.

Professor Jonathan Moyo has never denied of misusing the $400 000 he is accused of stealing what he has said again and again ever since the story first broke out is that he is not the only one who is corrupt. He has said some of the money was used in bankrolling Grace Mugabe's meet the people rallies, some of it was used in votes in his own Tsholotsho by-election last year, etc. all illegally of course but as common as weed in Zimbabwe's corrupt political systems.

By asking Major General Nyikayaramba to explain the billions of dollars the Army top brass has been pocketing from Marange and Chiazwa Professor Moyo is reminding the hypocritical nit wit the mafia is here and has been ruling Zimbabwe for donkey years now and the pretentious idiot not only knows it but, as one of the corrupt top brass chefs, is an integral part of the mafia.

For the last 36 years we have allowed the Zanu PF mafia led by the Godfather in State House rid roughshod over our freedoms, human rights, hopes and dreams because peace and national security went straight out of the window each time we objected to this corrupt and tyrannical rule. We thought we were buying peace and security by letting Mugabe do as he pleased. Now we know without a shadow of doubt that we were foolish to do this.

In the 36 years of corrupt and tyrannical Mugabe rule he completely destroyed the nation's economy and thus our future and that of our children. In his 36 years in power the tyrant has murdered over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans, to say nothing of the millions beaten and/or raped, to impose and retain his mafia regime.

Mugabe and his mafia thugs' greed for absolute power and wealth is insatiable they more the took the more they wanted and after enjoying unadulterated power for so long the thought of giving it up is simply unthinkable. Whilst Mugabe has given up the hope of reviving the national economy his desire to hold on to power at all cost has not diminished one bit. Indeed, if anything it has hardened. Those who think that the economic mess will somehow force Mugabe and his Zanu PF mafia to give up power are naive.

Yes, indeed the most important question of our time is "For how much longer are we going to let these mafia Zanu PF thugs ruin our lives?"

Zimbabwe Light said...

The opposition has been totally ineffective because they have lacked quality leaders able to give a coherent and viable roadmap out of the hell-hole we find ourselves stuck in. The only thing the opposition leaders care about is for them to get back on the gravy train as quickly as possible.

They know they need to tell the people they will get them out of the present mess but given they have all been part and parcel of the system that got us into the mess in the first they have failed to explain why they have allowed the nation to get in the mess in the first place. Having been corrupt and incompetent in the past it is impossible to pretend they are the competent and visionary leaders the nation clearly needs!

The opposition leaders have been told a thousand times that forming a grand coalition is not going to address their problem of lack of competent and quality leaders. If there is no quality leaders in party A and no quality leaders in party B. A coalition of party A and B will still have no quality leaders; that is common sense!

Zimbabwe Light said...

There is no question that Zanu PF is a party of thugs still it is becoming increasingly obvious that MDC-T politicians are themselves resorting to all manner of attention seeking gimmicks to hide their own incompetence and failure to come up with something useful! Whether we like it or not the truth is we did not elect MP to be circus clowns, MDC MPs are nothing more than clowns wearing national flag suits!

Zimbabwe Light said...

The trouble with people who are too lazy to think is whatever position they happen to find themselves in reason nor a mountain of evidence proving the folly of that initial position they will not change.

As far as some people are concerned the choice as to who should replace Mugabe is now limited to either Tsvangirai or Mujuru – the nomination is closed. There is mountain of evidence proving beyond all doubt that both Tsvangirai and Mujuru are corrupt and incompetent but since these voters cannot consider anyone else the race is then who is the less of the two devil. But instead of facing up to that reality of the lesser of the two devils they rephrase as "better candidate"!

Is it any wonder then that the country is in this hell-hole; instead of looking for competent leaders we accept whatever the rotten political system throws at us because we are too lazy to think outside the box.

What good is it being a creature of reason as all humans are supposed to be is reason cannot move us.

Zimbabwe Light said...

What makes you think that Mugabe was "caught off guard" in Norton and that it was not part of his calculated move to make the opposition think they could win the next elections without implementing even one single reform. Zanu PF needs to win the 2018 national elections and he knows that as long as he goes into those elections with not even one reform implemented then the election is his to lose!

Throughout the GNU years Mugabe a great challenge keeping Tsvangirai and his MDC friends confident that they would win the 2013 elections without having to implement any reforms contrary to advice SADC leaders were telling Tsvangirai. It was without doubt a delicate balancing act but Mugabe pulled it off.

Mugabe needs to keep the opposition on line and confident that they still do not need to have any reforms implemented before the next election. Mugabe has his operatives working overtime selling the idea that the opposition have already won the 2018 national elections and Mugabe, "the old bull" is finished. Only naive and gullible idiots would believe all this bull!

We have a chance to end this Zanu PF dictatorship once and once for all by implementing the democratic reforms and giving back our people the freedoms and basic human rights including the right to their first ever free, fair and credible elections. For Pete's sake for the first time in our history we must keep our eyes on the ball - free, fair and credible elections!

Zimbabwe Light said...

During the interview with Al Jazeerah Up-Front, Mujuru was asked whether she knew about the so-called Gukurahundi massacre, when around 20,000 civilians were killed by Mugabe's Fifth Brigade in Matabeleland. She denied any knowledge and says she trusted what Mugabe told her. "Of course, you have to believe [Mugabe]," she said. "But who knew that this was a secret army that was going straight to him?"

Every time Mujuru repeats her "puppy does not open its eyes the day it is born" bull the more pathetic it sounds because bull is bull! No puppy, unless it is blind, will still see nothing after 34 days; her sexy eyes were still closed for 34 years. Oh, she was blind but that did not stop her and her husband take their lion's share of the looted national wealth! 

Joice Mujuru is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent and it would be sheer folly to let her get back into power ever again!

Zimbabwe Light said...

@ Vince

Well, Vince you once again told only half the story; Zimbabwe is not going to get out of this hell by getting rid of Zanu PF and its mafia security sector minions. We need to get rid of the corrupt and incompetent opposition village idiots who keep telling the people they will deliver democratic change but each time they get into power they do exactly what the corrupt regime they have just replaced was doing.

You have stubbornly refused to accept that opposition leaders like Tsvangirai, Biti, Mujuru, etc. are corrupt and incompetent. You have campaigned hard for these village idiots to take over from Mugabe and Zanu PF. Electing a corrupt and incompetent leader knowing they are corrupt and incompetent is stupid and will never get us out of this hell-hole!

If we are serious about ending corruption, then the people themselves have to wake up to the basic political reality that it is the people who must elect competent leaders and hold them to account. To carry out these two key functions the people have to be smart enough to understand the big issues and be vigilant. There is no healthy and functional democracy anywhere in history that has ever survived a day on the back of a naive and gullible.