Just fix the problem, Mr President

HARARE - Instead of working around the clock to find lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges that Zimbabweans are faced with, a petrified Zanu PF is busy rewriting history, illegally parcelling out stands and seeking our kudos for liberating the country.

It is somewhat shocking that the President Robert Mugabe-led government is busy trying to malign the characters of its opponents such as Joice Mujuru and Morgan Tsvangirai — when the situation is demanding that the ruling party puts shoulder to the wheel and solve the myriad of problems that Zimbabweans are faced with.

To attack Mujuru and her supposed sexual life during the venerated liberation struggle does not solve the problems that a villager in Dotito is faced with.

So without sinking lower than Zanu PF and its apparatchiks, we would like to remind Mugabe and his bunch of hangers on that Zimbabweans expect food on their tables than insults.

While we appreciate the role that many people played during the liberation struggle including thousands of parents and vilagers, with some losing limbs, we would like to remind Zanu PF that it has no monopoly over history late alone the liberation struggle.

There are many people who contributed during that struggle and are currently living as paupers just like the majority of Zimbabweans, 36 years after independence.

What we would like to have are not history lectures but the 2,2 million jobs that this grossly incompetent regime promised when it cruised to an ‘‘election victory’’ in 2013 of course in controversial fashion.

With almost half of the country’s 14 million population faced with hunger and an uncertain future, we do not want distorted history lectures but plans for the future.

Our government that probably ranks among the worst in the region should consider the state of our economy and the conditions under which the people it is supposed to be governing are living.

Parcelling stands to Zanu PF supporters will not solve the country’s housing backlog, if anything it will create chaos as the people who are being settled have no title to the land and live on the mercy of the ruling party godfathers.

We are aware that the so-called stands are not serviced and thus a recipe for future disaster, talk of communicable diseases such as cholera.

Thus we would like to tell our arrogant rulers to look ahead and not behind, to plan for the future in order to avoid disaster.

Planning is essential in any organisation and it should dawn on Mugabe that we do not live on past glories but we live to eat today and tomorrow.

 

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