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Recent stay-away will NOT deliver the Zimbabwe we want - 'no planning and due diligence'!

by Nomusa Garikai
23 January 2019 | 1984 Views
"Demonstrations are planned and must be planned, how do you demonstrate without prior due diligence!" argued Nomazulu Thata in her recent article in Bulawayo24.

Many, many things went wrong in the recent street protests that swept Zimbabwe and most notably the large numbers of people beaten and many killed by the repressive regime's agents. These could and should have been avoided if those who called the stay-away and the ordinary Zimbabweans themselves had taken time off to think through what the stay away was about. Where the country is going and how we intend to get there.

Zanu PF has no clue how to fix the economy and so it is pointless demanding jobs from the regime and that it must pays civil servant a living wage. How will it accomplish any of these things if it cannot even do the obvious like rein in the rampant corruption! ZCTU leaders and the ordinary Zimbabweans should, instead, be demanding the full restoration of the freedoms and basic human rights including the right to a meaningful vote. To revive the economy we must first have meaningful political change to enable us to elect a competent and accountable government.

President Mnangagwa rigged last July's elections and thus confirmed that Zimbabwe was still a pariah state ruled by corrupt and lawless thugs. The economic recovery we are all hoping for will never ever happen because the foreign investors and lenders do not do business with thugs! Every Zimbabwean should know that by now!

"Surely it cannot go on like this, the workers cannot be told to sacrifice and yet the top servant in the land: President Mnangagwa is not in a position to do the same sacrifice. They are travelling with expensive private jets begging for money in countries whose presidents cannot afford such a luxury of a private jet they fly around with. We need to think and imagine how that money; about 25 million US dollars, could have been used in the civil service if the President did not make those unreasonable journeys to Eurasia," commented Nomazulu.

The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet is luxury personified alright and with a hiring price tag to match at US$74 000 per hour. Of the many foolish things Mnangagwa has done hiring the jet to go begging takes the biscuit. Imagine a beggar turning up at your door wearing the most exquisite and expensive designer brands from head to toe. You will not get a penny from me, that's for sure!

Crooks like President Putin of Russia and the Chinese are not interested in helping Zimbabwe but in helping themselves. Both the Russians and Chinese have in the thick of the wholesale looting of Zimbabwe diamonds in Marange and Chiadzwa and on the lookout for new looting opportunities.
One expected Professor Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance, the man who will pay the bill for the hired luxury jet, to stop Mnangagwa hiring the jet. On contrary, the minister approved and is one of the select few travelling in style and, no doubt, enjoying every minute of it.
"What is worrying most is the lack of empathy on the part of the ruling elite towards the citizenry, Minister Mthuli Ncube included. Beating, shooting maiming, raping the people electorate the way they did is barbaric but last," lamented Nomazulu.

"This should actually scare the likes of our overly educated Mthuli Ncube. That CNN interview at Davos with Quest is regrettable. It is inconceivable to understand the thought processes of a smart and  educated bootlicker."

The Zanu PF dictatorship would have never taken root in Zimbabwe much less survive all these last 38 years and cause so havoc was it not for Zimbabwe brigade of "smart and very well educated bootlickers"! Professor Mthuli Ncube, Kirsty Coventry, Professor Jonathan Moyo, the late Bernard Chidzero, David Coltart, Tendai Biti, etc., etc.; all turned a blind eye to Zanu PF corruption and treasonous betrayal of the nation to prop up the regime. They have each received the usual Judas Iscariot's thirty pieces of silver payment.

38 years of corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF misrule have taken a heavy toll on the nation and the country is standing on the edge of a precipice. And yet even now there is a real danger that the recent stay-away cum street protests will bring about no meaningful change. The nation is certain to remove one corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical regime only to replace it with yet another equally corrupt and incompetent one as has happened so many times in the past. And all because we, people, have failed plan for change with due diligence!

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