Zanu PF unfit to cast first stone

HARARE - “And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them; let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”(John 8:7)

The biblical context points to an incident when Scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught indulging in an adulterous act.

 With much valour and exhibition of knowledge of scriptures, they told Jesus the commandment according to Moses asserted that the woman be stoned. Jesus did not object but simply gave an instruction, the one without sin to pave way for others.

It is against this backdrop that Zanu PF needs to be asked whether there is anyone in the party without sin to cast the first stone on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s marriage affairs that have largely been the major talk of the town recently.

Without exonerating or let alone choosing to remain silent in the condemnation of the PM’s unsettled relationships, soothsayers and heretics need not to be so desperate to the extent of feeding on intoxicating political carcasses that can choke them at last.

For the first time, Zanu PF opportunists appeared so sympathetic to Lorcadia Karimatsenga Tembo and vilified Tsvangirai even more than Judas Iscariot has been vilified by Christians or come to think of it Hitler by the Jews.

The extent at which Tsvangirai has been blindly attacked by Zanu PF portrays him more as a victim than a culprit in the whole saga and as such people will be more sympathetic and at times empathetic to him.
In as much as a hyena will never be a good custodian for the upkeep of calves, Zanu PF of all the sects in Zimbabwe cannot lecture Tsvangirai on how best he can conduct himself worse in love affairs. Can anyone in Zanu PF who has never messed up cast the first stone?

In parading the greatest hypocrisy on earth those with questionable moral profiles have been at the fore of castigating Tsvangirai. Like the Pharisees and Scribes Zanu PF gladiators only interpreted the status quo when it best befit them and for this reason Jesus was always at loggerheads with these misguided religious Jewish sects.

He even taught them at length, “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Oh how can you say to your brother, let me take the speck out of your eye, when there is the log in your own eye?

You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5).

Unfortunately Zanu PF appears not to subscribe much on the divine interpretation of scriptures and this explains why some could easily believe diesel could ooze from a rock.
 
Tsvangirai needs help more than anything else.

Progressive citizens don’t laugh at a troubled fellow but seek to assist with any help at their disposal.

It is wrong when politicians and citizens from across the political divide seek to capitalise on opponents’ tragedy.

It will not make us any better than the foolish biblical Ham who upon seeing his father Noah who was drunk and naked, burst into laughter only to receive the worst curse still haunting his generations to this day.

Unfortunately they hate Tsvangirai with a passion and they would rather “chop wood” than stop to scold or at least thinking about him for just more than a minute.

Tsvangirai needs to be condemned for his deeds, because as a national leader, he is a role model who is idolised by many, but above the criticism, we need to help the man.

Tsvangirai needs more prayers than criticism, for we cannot continue with this silly village mentality of holier than thou attitude.

Judge not upon Tsvangirai. - Alexander Rusero


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