Thursday, 16 February 2017

"ZimPF implosion was death of my dream," says Mufuka - not quite professor! By Wilbert Mukori

“The implosion of ZPF marks the death of my dream,” lamented Professor Ken Mufuka in the Fingaz. 

“Without an alternative to ZANU-PF, the economy will continue on its predatory path; serving only the chefs.

He then went on to give details of how Zanu PF has rigged elections in the past.
“Only a madman would consider standing for election under these conditions,” he continued.
“Similarly, no party in power ever gave up power voluntarily. To play and abide by rules written and refereed by one’s opponent and arbitrated by a judge chosen by that opponent is futile.

“We are in the same situation we were in 1965 when the late Ian Smith refused to negotiate. 

“My dream is dead,” he concluded sorrowfully.

It was a very well written article and one would be hard pushed to disagree with except for one glaring fault. Professor Mufuka very naïve to have placed his hopes and dreams of a better Zimbabwe on likes of Joice Mujuru and her ZimPF friends. These guys have 34 years of proven track records of being corrupt and incompetent already, for Pete’s sake. What else did he expect from them other than to prove once again that they are incompetent – this time by imploding!

No one should be surprised that ZimPF imploded; here was a group corrupt and incompetent political desperados, with no ideology or values to hold them together. The only one thing they have in common is their desperate desire to get back on Zimbabwe’s gravy train for the ruling elite a.s.a.p. Unlike Mugabe who had a lot of loot to give away until recently when he too ran out of loot and Zanu PF imploded; Mujuru had nothing to give away from the word go. ZimPF members were very hungry hyenas who would fight over nothing and they did!  

I beg to differ with the Professor, we are NOT in “in the same situation we were in 1965 when the late Ian Smith refused to negotiate,” he said.

During the GNU, we had the opportunity to implement the democratic reforms that would have stopped Zanu PF rigging elections. It was Tsvangirai and his MDC friends fault that not even one reform was implemented; they sold-out!

We can still force implementation of the reforms by boycotting the flawed elections.

“The worst aspect for me about the failure to agree a coalition was that both MDCs couldn’t now do the obvious – withdraw from the elections,” admitted former MDC-N Senator David Coltart in his Book: The Struggle Continues 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe. 

“The electoral process was so flawed, so illegal, that the only logical step was to withdraw, which would compel SADC to hold Zanu PF to account. But such was the distrust between the MDC-T and MDC-N that neither could withdraw for fear that the other would remain in the elections, winning seats and giving the process credibility.”

Senator Coltart was commenting on the 2013 elections. If anything; the need to boycott the 2018 elections is even more obvious.

We should not waste time and energy arguing Zanu PF to implement the reforms; the regime will never do it, I agree with Professor Mufuka on that point. We need to be more subtle; the sell-out opposition politicians who, by participating in the flawed elections for the sake of the few seats Zanu PF throws away as bait, are giving the elections the veneer of democratic credibility. We must pressure these sell-out to stop contesting the elections.

Some opposition parties like the MDC factions have outstanding party resolutions of “No reform, no elections!” We must force them to honour these resolutions.

By contesting these flawed elections these opposition parties are in fact helping Zanu PF stay in power. So, they are no long with the people, they are with Zanu PF. They are now part and parcel of the beast; the soft under belly of the monster, at that.

All we, the people, have to fight this Zanu PF monster are wooden sticks. We should not aim for the back or some such areas where the skin is several inches thick. We must aim for the soft under belly, the sell-out opposition politicians!  

Our dream of a free, democratic, just and prosperous Zimbabwe is only dead if we, the people, allow Mugabe and these selfish opposition politicians carry on playing this mockery of democratic elections one more time in which they share the spoils of power whilst the nation continues to sink into hopelessness and despair!


Patrick Guramatunhu said...

If Mugabe dies, Grace said, “We can field his corpse to participate in elections.”

The madness comes very early in some people's lives and the excessive love of power is one of the most common signs of the madness!

The tough reality is Zanu PF’s vote rigging machine is so well-funded and there will be enough hired voters to cast multiple votes to secure a landslide victory for the corpse. Why the opposition politicians continue to participate for the sake of the scraps in these flawed elections is what beggars belief!

It is the people of Zimbabwe, the ordinary man and woman in the street and in the village, who must wake up and finally realise that people like Tsvangirai, Biti, Ncube and all these other opposition politicians are sell-outs; they do not care about the suffering and deaths of the common man, all they care about is that they secure the few seats on the gravy train Zanu PF gives away during elections. As long as Zanu PF continue to dangle the few gravy train seats, Tsvangirai & co. will never stop contesting elections no matter how flawed and no matter how many people die in street protests or wanton political violence.

If the people are serious about end this corrupt and tyrannical dictatorship, then it is for them to break the this cursed Zanu PF and opposition partnership in crime! The opposition keep making promises of winning the next elections just to string the populous along, they know they will never beat Zanu PF’s vote rigging machine but are content with the few seat the regime gives away!

Patrick Guramatunhu said...

@ MK

I see you point but are we not going round and round in circles here?

We supported a corrupt and murderous tyrant like Mugabe and his thugs "to dislodge" Ian Smith but only to find ourselves stuck with the tyrant. Now we are giving our political backing to Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru, knowing fully well the two are corrupt and incompetent, to dislodge Zanu PF! The two are so incompetent the one has wasted many golden opportunities to dislodge Zanu PF already and the latter's party has already imploded, a year after it was launched.

We need quality leaders and, by settling for these village idiots, we are doing ourselves a big disservice! One would expect a great intellectual like Professor Ken Mufuka to lead by example in the search for quality leaders and not be the one leading from the front in the recycling of the same corrupt and incompetent idiots way past their use-by dates!

Patrick Guramatunhu said...

@ In Zimbabwe

I agree with the first bit about the war "not resolving anything". I do not agree with your praying; what exactly do you want God to do here? Remember, God does not help man what man can do for himself! Our Professor here, for example, set himself up for failure by electing leaders whom he should have known by now were corrupt and incompetent! What do you want God to in this case?

Zimbabwe's economic and political mess is man-made, President Mugabe and his thugs including Joice Mujuru and Mutasa (the very people the Professor was putting his trust in) made this mess. It is up to us to sort out the mess if we wish or suffer and die - it is that simple.

Patrick Guramatunhu said...

@ Mafira

We had the opportunity to implement the democratic reforms during the GNU that would have ended Zanu PF's dictatorship. Why did we waste that chance and failed to implement even one reform! Tsvangirai et al sold-out by failing to implement even one reform during the GNU and yet the people still have them as leaders.

There is a chance to implement the reforms but you are naive if you think the likes of Tsvangirai will ever do it.

You go to war as a last resort and not the first thing! The last war did not accomplish much other than install this corrupt and tyrannical regime we are stuck with today!

Patrick Guramatunhu said...

I used to read Vince Musewe's articles, they were good, thought provoking and he had a following. That was before he started hunting for a political party to join and get himself elected into power and join the infamous gravy train! He started praising the likes of Tendai Biti, Morgan Tsvangirai, Joice Mujuru anyone whom he thought would help him with a leg-up onto the gravy train.

Vince has pointed refused to admit that MDC leaders sold-out during the GNU by failing to implement the democratic reforms. This is a very important starting point because, admit it, and the reason why people like Tsvangirai, Ncube and Biti cannot be trust to hold public office becomes self-evident. He cannot admit this simple historic fact because these are the same individuals he has to praise to get the leg-up onto the gravy train.

I will bet my bottom dollar Vince Musewe will contest in next year's elections even though he says to do so with no reforms in place is suicide. How many of our sell-out opposition politicians have been contesting these flawed elections just to get those few seats Zanu PF throws away!

Zimbabwe Light said...


Zanu PF in beyond "morphing into a better creature" so do even go there. As for building up MDC and ZimPF, this is just a vicious circle of recycling rubbish and hoping some good will ever come out of it. 

We are in this political and economic mess because we have failed to take on the responsibility of defining the qualities we want to see in a good and competent leader and then go out there and find such men and women. Out of sheer laziness we have welcome all sorts. "Kungoti makudo manazvere!" 

People like Mai Mujuru have already proven beyond all doubt that they are utterly useless. It is madness to even given them any encouragement they can be leaders!

Zimbabwe Light said...

Brother Ken Mufuka many people in Zimbabwe value your opinion, myself included, because you are one of Zimbabwe's intellectuals worthy of that title. Perhaps you need to simplify your language just a touch more because in this article I and many others out there would believe you thought highly of Mai Mujuru and other in ZimPF - even if be as the outside pressure to force Zanu PF to change!

Would it not be better to entrust anything of importance to someone competent to carry out the task in the first place?

Zimbabwe Light said...

@ Hozhwa

Democracy is not just about numbers this is why elections must be free, fair and credible not just on the day of voting but at all times to ensure there is democratic competition amongst the candidates and free flow of information to the electorate on the issues and the candidate. 

If the electorate are not well informed, as is the case in Zimbabwe, then quantity counts for nothing. 

If elections are rigged, as Zanu PF has been doing, then the declared result have nothing to do with what the real people think and voted for! 

So contesting elections knowing they will be rigged had nothing to do with democracy. It is pure madness on the part of people like Mai Mujuru and Tsvangirai in this case.