Be realistic about Zim's dire situation

EDITOR — We are wondering if Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, has been  reading Zimbabwe’s newspapers recently?

In South Africa, at a business breakfast he was touting Zimbabwe as a giant waking up.

We wish it were so. Back home, the reality for the last 34 years is that the government has ruined the nation; the farming community with its destructive land policies, the business community with its indigenisation policy, anyone perceived to be opposition and the ordinary people of Zimbabwe through human rights abuses such as repression, intimidation and by heartless exercises like Operation Murambatsvina.

As I write, President Mugabe’s Zanu PF are busy bludgeoning each other.

Does this look like a “cool” or “hot” new business investment destination to anyone with one iota of decency and common sense?

He goes on to say that there are huge gaps in the infrastructure that will afford many business opportunities.

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read the news article on an online news publication.

As our Finance minister was desperately trying to lure business investment, at a different venue, Zanu PF cadres were busy rubbishing the Kamphepe report on the 2002 elections.

Our respected politicians have called the report a nullity.

And therein lies one of the fundamental problems with Zanu PF.

The truth simply does not exist. They cannot understand that until we deal with our nefarious past, we will not be able to go forward.

God will never work with anything other than the truth.

What people in Zanu PF were saying, again reading between the lines, is that they are always right and everyone else is always wrong.

They are saying that it does not matter what heinous act we have committed, or what human rights we have trampled on, or what we have stolen, plundered or rigged, or who we have committed acts of violence against or whose property we have stolen and misappropriated or how crooked our laws are, you owe it to us to come and invest here.

Truly, I feel totally aggrieved over the depths of depravity to which ordinary Zimbabweans have sunk.

May God have mercy on us. What Zanu PF needs to do is take a self-introspection, look at themselves in the mirror and stay there until they see themselves as God sees them. This is something we all ought to do.

True Zimbabwean

 

    Comments (1)

    What does the ruling party take us to be?As a liberation hero I also died in the struggle,as I also have vivid memories of what I saw though I was very younge.Zimbabwe only needs hold on to all that is in possession of the bigwigs.what they own is enough to get our country back to where the previous regime left us.We have the likes of Mpofu, etc that own the wealth in Zim.They will stand for judgement in tha International tribunal.Violation of everything from whatever rights to killings!Death is so final and those that died to be shut up for the common good of everyone will not live to see them face their fate of being inhuman.Powercuts,sewage blockages,city converted to flee market with all kinds of shops in the name of indegenisation.Its good to create jobs but not at the expense of educating the same business people who are of school,tertiary or college going age!We need a paradigm shift in priorities viz-viz funding than all the 'Shinanigans' youths are coming up with.There is no money circulating in the country for anything.teachers,nurses and doctors also bearing the brunt of this and my ordinary mother and father only have me.I had to move with my husband when his company had to close shop in Zim but I have to fend for many mouths when we don't have any.out of choice though.we need 10 people in serious politics to have street lights, among the basic smalls we used to enjoy.God is watching and we are serviving ,tables will turn one day.We will not take what belongs to us violently NO!we too smart for violence.

    Proudly Zimbabwean - 23 November 2014

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