Saturday, 13 May 2017

Nomazulu, if everyone else contesting flawed 2018 is stupid then so too is Dr Moyo. N Garikai

“To say Dr Nkosana Moyo is “stupid and greedy is desperation of the highest order!” Wrote Nomazulu Thata.

Is it?

“Yes, I disagreed with his conviction: to go to the election in 2018 without reforms, but to go so low as to say he is just a concoction of sewage in an glass of milk is wholly insulting the man. Why can't we disagree with him decently?” She argued.

“Is he a number too big for us as to insult him instead of talking to him. If he is of the opinion that going for election is the right thing, why insult him to that low: your description of "Milk and Sewage" is not very far from VP Mnangagwa calling the Ndebele people cockroaches.”

Well, let me start by agreeing with you there whole hearted that VP Emerson Mnangagwa is the scum of the earth for to only calling the Ndebele people cockroaches but worse still for his role in the Gukurahundi massacre, in the nearly four decades of corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship, the systematic denial of the people’s freedoms and basic human rights including the right to a meaningful vote and the right to life, etc., etc.

So, it is not insulting Mnangagwa to call him scum because someone who has caused so much economic suffering, mental anguish and deaths to millions of innocent people is scum. By right Mnangagwa, President Mugabe and all those who have shed innocent blood should have been send to The Hague to face justice for their crimes a long, long time ago.

Now let us go back to Zimbabwe’s greatest post-independence problem – the failure to hold free, fair and credible elections. Whilst is it true that the blame for corrupting our democratic institution such as ZEC, the Police, Public Media, etc. will rightly be placed on President Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs’ door. It must be said without any hesitation or equivocation that the country has had many opportunities to implement the democratic reforms design to dismantle the Zanu PF dictatorship but they have all been wasted; Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends, in particular, are to blame for this.

The people of Zimbabwe have risked life and limp, as we all know hundreds of thousands of people were beaten and\or rape and over 500 murdered in the 2008 elections alone, to elect MDC into power. MDC leaders were elected on a ticket to deliver democratic change, as the party’s own name implies. MDC had the golden opportunity to implement the raft of democratic reforms agreed with SADC during the GNU. They failed to implement not even one reform because they are breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent.

SADC leaders warned Tsvangirai and co. not to contest the 2013 elections without implementing the reforms but they would not listen. Even when MDC leaders themselves realised the folly of contesting the elections with no reforms in place they still contested regardless because of greed as David Coltart has admitted.

“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,” explained Senator Coltart.

“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.”

So, if the MDC leaders’ greed for the few gravy train seats stopped them doing the obvious thing – withdraw from contesting flawed and illegal elections; what would you, Nomazulu, call it? Well I call it greed and stupid and make no apology for the very well chosen words.

Least you forget, Nomazulu, MDC’s betrayal is not a victimless crime. Millions of ordinary Zimbabweans out there are suffering the ill effects of economic meltdown and the continued brutal Zanu PF oppression to this day and will do so for many more years; until the democratic reforms are finally implemented.

MDC leaders were very foolish to have contested the 2013 elections with no reforms in place. They came to their senses thereafter and promised they would not do it again. “No reforms, no elections!” they announced to the nation. Sadly, their greed for the bait gravy train seats is once again blinding them to reason as they are once again preparing to contest the 2018 elections with no reform.

Of course, this is more than foolishness; contesting flawed elections again and again, knowing the elections will be rigged, and expecting a different result is insane. So, yes, Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends are breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent and they are now dragging the nation into insanity just to gratify their greed.

People like Mai Mujuru are desperate to get back on the gravy train and it is not surprising that she and her former Zanu PF thugs are itching to contest next year’s elections. No Zimbabwean with any brain would expect her and her ex-Zanu PF thugs to understand what reforms and free and fair elections are about, any way.

One would expect the likes of Dr Nkosana Moyo to understand what the reforms are about and that by contesting flawed elections they are per se playing a part in the continued denial of the people’s right to free, fair and credible elections. The only logical reason why he too would refuse to listen to reason and boycott the elections until reform have been implemented as SADC leaders have advised is because he too is seeking a share of the give-away gravy train seats.

If Tsvangirai and company are stupid and greedy to contest flawed elections then everyone else doing the same thing is stupid and greedy including Dr Nkosana Moyo, if he too should decide to contest!

“I was really taken aback too when you when to criticized Dr. Mandaza for his live interview with Violet Gonda. I thought, and many people I talked to as well, concurred that his interview was indeed a masterpiece of his career as a political scientist,” continued Nomazulu.

The interview was first class, it confirmed that MDC leaders were warned by SADC not to contest the 2013 elections without reforms, amongst many key points. I disagreed with Dr Mandaza on one point – that next year’s elections will not take place.

“Unless the people of Zimbabwe stand up and stand firm now in demanding that there must be no elections without reforms then next year’s elections are set to go ahead. SADC’s warning to the opposition against contesting the elections with no reforms is as valid today as it was in 2013; it is up to us to make sure all opposition parties heed the warning this time! We will only have ourselves to blame if the elections go ahead!” I concluded.

In an open, honest, healthy and democratic discourse; we must expect to differ. In this case I would strongly advise the nation to take my advice as contrast to Dr Mandaza’s and do something now to make sure the next elections do not take place until all the reforms are implemented. It would be better to err on the side of caution!

Zimbabweans are now the poorest in Africa and the root cause of this is our failure to hold free, fair and credible elections. The country’s economic recovery, saving ourselves and posterity more economic hardships and unnecessary deaths are now totally dependent on us implementing the democratic reforms and finally holding our first free, fair and credible elections.

We are in this hell-hole because for the last 37 years we have shied away from calling people like President Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai a corrupt and murderous tyrant and a breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent, respectively although that is what they are.

Our opposition politicians continue to contest in flawed elections because they are stupid and greedy; they know it and have been warned of their folly. Telling these people, especially those aspiring to hold public office, that their selfishness will not be tolerated because it is cause untold misery to millions of others, is the right thing. No one, absolutely no one is above the law and democratic accountability. 


Zimbabwe Light said...

Here is someone who spent 34 years at the very heart of a corrupt and tyrannical regime and accomplished nothing other than destroy the country. But instead of apologising to the nation for her betrayal she sees it as a recommendation for high office! How naive and conceited is that!

As for Chamisa and Khupe what have they done to recommend them for high office too, other than try to enrich themselves and enjoy the luxuries of gravy train life. They were there next to Tsvangirai during the GNU and they, like everyone else in MDC did not lift a finger to get even one reform implemented in five years of the GNU. Not one reform!

Zimbabwe's opposition politicians have sold-out the people's right to free, fair and credible elections; ex-Zanu PF politicians like Mai Mujuru sold-out soon after independence and the rest like Tsvangirai and his MDC friend sold-out during the GNU. Other opposition politicians new comers fighting to contest in the flawed 2018 elections think it is their turn to sell-out too and secure a seat on the gravy train.

If these opposition politicians do not know what constitutes free, fair and credible elections after 37 years of dictatorial tyranny and 2 500 years after the Greeks gave democracy to the world; then they have no business masquerading as democrats promising to deliver democratic change!

There is no excuse why Zimbabweans were denied many of their basic freedoms and human rights including the right to free elections and even the right to life in 1980 and continue to be denied these things to this day. Free, fair and credible elections is something that can be delivered in the next elections if there was the political will and courage to implement the reforms. There is simply too much at stake to allow this stupid carryon to continue for one more day much less another five years. Our challenge is to unmask the sell-out politicians, sworn democrats and promising change whilst seeking the public votes but have done nothing even when they had the golden opportunity to bring change.

Indeed, in contesting flawed elections these sell-out politicians are recklessly promoted the corrupt and tyrannical dictatorship by giving it the modicum of legitimacy for their own selfish gain of a few gravy train seats, Zanu PF pays those who contest the elections.

Zimbabwe Light said...

@ Grace Jones

Zimbabwe has many talented people but their talents have been wasted in Mugabe's Zimbabwe where blind loyalty to his selfish goal of retain absolute power at all cost is the single most important thing. Am I surprised that anyone who even consider working for a tyrant like Mugabe knowing, as I expect Dr Moyo to have done, that he is a control freak!