Zimbabweans have had enough

HARARE - Events of the past few days have exposed how President Robert Mugabe’s incompetent and ham-fisted government is desperately clinging to power — in most cases by lying through their teeth.

What is, however, clear in all this is that we are all fed up with this regime that has grown rogue and blames everything but itself. Since 1980, the Zanu PF-led government has failed to take responsibility for its actions choosing to take comfort in blaming other people for the country’s problems.

If it wasn’t the South African apartheid government, then it was the Bretton Woods institutions who prescribed the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme or the West for failing to sponsor and honour the land issue.

Now the government is desperately blaming the Americans and the French weirdly accusing them of sponsoring mass demonstrations and job stay-ways as Zimbabweans took to the streets and social media to express themselves over corruption and abuse of office.

Please give us a break!

Do we need someone from America to tell us that we are hungry? Do two million vendors and cross-borders traders whose lives have been put at risk by the statutory instrument 64 of 2016 have to wait for the French to tell them to go on strike?

Only elected — and some unelectable — fools sitting in lofty government offices think that Zimbabweans are so stupid and cannot think for themselves.

The ball game has changed and times of intimidation and harassment are over.

You can beat, lie, molest, rape and intimidate the people all you want, but the voice of the masses is the voice of God and no man has fought God and won the battle.

Why should we be quiet anymore when the economy is burning? When people are no longer certain about their future?

We all know the government is broke at a time when at least 5,5 million people are in need of food aid while companies are shutting down en masse due to the deteriorating economic situation — exacerbated by Zanu PF’s 36 years of misrule.

As such, the limited revenues that are finding themselves into the country’s coffers have to be spread thinly to fund the government’s legendary luxurious spending, meeting food requirements across the nation and paying civil servants.

Under such dire circumstances, it doesn’t take a third force for the population to realise that they have the power to change governments.

Truth be told, it is unfortunate that the nationals, who have held the balance of power for many decades, refused to wield that power until now when they are faced with no other choice but to revolt against the economic pillagers.


Comments (1)

I'm sure that the West want Mugabe gone. So too do most Asian countries and many member States of the AU. Mugabe is proving to be such an embarrassment to Africa and to all those who previously so loyally supported him, even China. But for ZANU PF to now try and blame countries such as France and America specifically is just absurd. The Mugabe regime has always had a tendency of blaming all their problems on the West yet somehow they seem to forget that it was the British and Americans who backed them in the 70's and 80's ensuring that he was elected to power and made an international icon. Remember also how the British awarded Mugabe a Knighthood, not before but after the Gukurahundi massacre. Not to be out shone the Americans heaped a whole lot of honoury doctorates on Mugabe at some of their finest institutions? Did we hear anyone in ZANU PF complaining about Western interference then? No, of course not. So their line of criticism is just so inconsistent and it reminds me of a sulking spoilt child sulking in the corner hoping to attract some attention? It is time to go Mugabe, all of us, including the French and Americans have had enough of you and your nonsense. Like a true sociopath you consider only yourself and show absolutely zero consideration for millions of suffering Zimbabweans.

Mbewa - 16 July 2016

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