Get rid of political chaff

HARARE - As parties gear for polls and primary elections, they should do so bearing in mind that some amongst them are a brood of vipers, spitting venom and fighting hard to reverse whatever the party seeks to achieve.

For me WikiLeaks is the greatest reminder that political parties in this small but wonderful country are tainted by dubious and fake representatives, who are something during the day and the other during the night.

I never cared much about the WikiLeaks revelations neither did I worry myself about the alleged United States sinister motives on Zimbabwe.

What concerned us as Zimbabweans was the exposure of the calibre of politicians that we have. We have politicians whose wisdom and capability to transform this country from the current precipice is highly questionable.

WikiLeaks helped us realise how politicians of this land are people of little wisdom.

The political arena in Zimbabwe needs urgent and complete overhaul.

Zimbabwe is currently hijacked by people who have managed to subjugate the electorate into believing that they are the only viable candidates available to play the representational role in Parliament.

Politicians of this land from across the political divide are mere hypocrites and are a brood of vipers that smile to their leaders and the entire nation during the day and bite them during the night.

The damage has already been done.

We have men and women who forcibly want the entire nation to believe in what they themselves have never believed in. In what ways can a preacher daily deliver sermons that he does not subscribe to?

We are talking about people whom the nation bestowed trust to occupy the highest offices of the land.

WikiLeaks is more scandalous than the Willowgate, Asiagate or even Zesagate.

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions and beliefs but joining or even forming of any given group like a political party is an indicator of commonality and sharing of similar norms, values and beliefs by a given group or political party.

Politics is not just like any other business. Politicians need to be honest and clear in what they believe in, because these are the very same people who are entrusted with the nation’s heritage and wealth.

Both parties are composed of ambitious politicians who daily specialise in strategically positioning themselves ahead of their leaders.

They are more driven by personal egos rather than charting ideologies of the parties that they purport to represent.

Zimbabwe’s political status quo will never be the same again. It is going to be difficult for the ambassadors of the so-called revolutionary party to stand in front of a rational crowd and chant slogans of a party whose leader they regard in contempt.

Any rational Zimbabwean will not take the current empowerment rhetoric seriously.

No one will take heed to the concept of rebranding Zimbabwe. This is so because paragons of such are compromised.

Brilliant and young aspiring leaders of such have proven to be crooks.

We cannot trust what they preach any more.

They are busy discrediting a leader who has bestowed to them overall trust that God of Heaven has not yet given to his angels.

It is only unfortunate that for a long time, Zimbabwe’s political landscape has been occupied by personnel full of mediocrity.

Had it been serious politics practiced in genuine democratic states, we could have witnessed a series of resignations by all people exposed in WikiLeaks by now.

I am sure President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai should not let history repeat itself. They can’t allow themselves to be surrounded by perceived enemies.

It’s never too late. This is the time to get rid of political chaff. - Alexander Rusero

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