HARARE - We are now getting tired of the unending political drama in Zanu PF and we hope the powers that be have the sense and decency to focus more on bread and butter issues than these now nauseous brickbats which surely do not address the concerns of the general folk, who are currently wallowing in man-made and natural problems.
It goes without saying that the authors of our sorry and deplorable situation are these same politicians in Zanu PF who now, in pursuit of self-aggrandisement and self-preservation, are locked in a dangerous contest that can only end in chaos too ghastly to contemplate since some of the actors occupy lofty positions in critical state institutions.
It really boggles the mind as to how a woman whose livestock is dying because of drought, whose crops have succumbed to the relentless heat, whose children are not going to school will benefit from this political drama.
We are not fixated with Zanu PF but just like all sane people appreciate the nexus between Zanu PF as the ruling party with the State and its institutions.
Thus we implore the factions in Zanu PF to stop abusing State institutions because at the end of the day it is us the people who will feel the seismic effects of tempering with such bodies.
We are yet to see the two million jobs President Robert Mugabe and his party promised us in the run-up to the July 2013 elections.
Instead of the jobs and perhaps some consolation for long-suffering Zimbabweans, we are being sucked in their vicious game of thrones which show no signs of ending just like the present crisis.
Zimbabweans are victims of a leadership that is self-absorbed and wrongly assume that they have the panacea to the country’s problems, but let it be known that they have proved that they are bereft of ideas that could extricate us from this abyss.
Perhaps to preserve whatever is remaining of his legacy, Mugabe should do something good for us as a nation and encourage open succession debate because no one lives forever and yet Zimbabwe as a country will live on.
Bottling this critical issue at a time when he is undoubtedly in the twilight of his epic and not so inspiring political career would blot further his controversial rule and place him as a selfish leader who never thought beyond himself.
If he does not open up debate then this haphazard manner in which his underlings are fighting for the top post may lead the country to worse problems.