via Economy taking Zanu PF to the cleaners – Nehanda Radio Mar 27, 2014 By Itai Dzamara
It is the beginning of an end to the Zanu PF regime’s cat and mouse games with civil servants.
This month Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa will scrounge, scrap and muddle through. He will put pieces together and eventually pay all civil servants even going into the third week.
However, even a magician or miracle performers can’t continue like that. It has reached boiling point and not even Nikuv could fix it.
Yet, the story of civil servants and the looming disaster over their salaries is just a microcosm of a gigantic scandal of economic redundance and deflation.
The mouthpieces of the regime are running out of steam and spin, simply because just everything is downward and negative about the economy.
The recent snub by the touted closest ally of the regime, China over a major financial bail-out all but sealed the fate of a foolish dictator called Robert Mugabe.
For, the crucial first step out of the quagmire should have been a major financial bail-out. Now that even China can’t come through, Mugabe must eat his heart all the way to his huge grave he has been digging for over three decades.
But more importantly and beyond the fool at state house, the economy is giving a thorough bashing to the entire Zanu PF regime, and its acolytes.
The economy is shaming fools that masquarade as learned individuals but were deployed by a murderous dictator to barbarically steal elections.
Yes, the economy is exposing and shaming one Rita Makarau and others that thought they could fool everyone and get away with it forever.
For, the direction taken by the economy is a direct consequence of the massive fraud of 31 July 2013, which they tried to pass for an election.
The economy is showing the symbolic middle finger to a team of judiciary administrators that chose to abet and endorse the national farce clumsily plotted by Mugabe, under various guises and ruses.
I predicted in August last year, and continued to reaffirm that the Zanu PF regime would go down on its knees because of the dire consequences of the electoral fraud. I reiterate that there won’t be a way out of this hole other than only doing the right thing, and that is climbing down and undoing the theft of last year.
Very unfortunate that this is a situation dragging the lives of millions into gloom and doom. However, it probably was inevitable and necessary to expose and shame the hypocrisy, frailty and deception of Robert Mugabe and his gang.
My assessment shows that the dictator is still delusional and in denial about the disaster he is presiding over, posing real dangers about what the situation may snowball into.
There is a real danger of things getting out of control and sparking massive social unrest. The deeper the crisis over salaries gets, the more the nation edges closer to a possible catastrophe.
I find the situation at the barracks to be already tense and waiting for a slight pull of the trigger to cause trouble.
I hear a lot of nonsensical claims that Mugabe doesn’t care, but l believe he does. I have seen enough to believe that he does, but is foolish and that has made him make a litany of stupid, disastrous decisions.
Among the worst of them was the thugish manner he chose to end the Government of National Unity and crash the whole nation into the circus of a stolen election.
Aided by the fawning acolytes and crooks planted at strategic places, Mugabe thought he had gotten home and dry and would easily get away with it.
Unknown to him and his hangers on, there was always the decisive, delicate and realistic animal called the national economy – which won’t be rigged, intimidated nor spinned by Jonathan Moyo.
It is, the economy, taking the foolish dictator to the cleaners and set to bury him in shame of failure and condemnation – the more he remains headstrong and arrogant the worst it gets.
And, as if by demonic curse, his crowd marches behind, following the now toxic corpse into the grave.
Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean journalist based in Harare