via People waiting for ‘the event’, Mafume 11 September 2014
AN opposition politician has said Zimbabweans are a docile people who have now resigned to allow “nature to take its course” to resolve their political and economic problems.
Jacob Mafume, who is the spokesman of the break-away MDC faction led by Tendai Biti, was addressing members of civil society in Harare on Wednesday.
Although he did not mention President Robert Mugabe by name, observers said it was clear the veteran 90-year-old Zimbabwean leader was the subject of his veiled attack.
The Zimbabwean leader has ruthlessly crushed any attempts to challenge his power over the past 34 years. But at 90, Mugabe is now at the sunset of his political career.
Tsvangirai came within a whisker of deposing Mugabe in 2008 before he was forced to withdraw from a run-off election after the president unleashed an orgy of violence.
He said by failing to challenge last year’s flawed election result Zimbabweans were cowards who want to see change being brought in by biology.
“Zimbabwe is a waiting nation, even if I do not have money I will wait. Even if the company fails to give us our salaries, we will wait.
“Even if I cannot find money I have worked for to pay fees for my child, I will wait. We are waiting and waiting. Right now we are all waiting for biology to do certain things for us,” he said.
“There is one thing I like about a South African activist; if sewage flows passing his home, he collects it, puts it in his bag, takes the raw sewage and throws it at the municipality’s door step.
“That is how sophisticated a South African person is. But Zimbabweans will wait,” Mafume said.
Mafume said for Zimbabwe to achieve democracy there was need for collaboration among citizens to challenge the status quo.