Tsvangirai must not listen to cowards

via Tsvangirai must not listen to cowards | The Zimbabwean 3 October 2014 by Vince Musewe

Should we trust and have good expectations from the fervent prayers of the devil?

I support MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai 100% on the need to take mass action and create the urgency necessary for Zanu PF to wake up and smell the coffee.

In fact, I will join him.

I can’t believe some opposition parties, academics, including some infamous Pentecostal churches, who are saying this will disrupt the economy!

What economy when we have 90% of our people eking a living in the informal sector and are now to be taxed even more to fund a government that is presiding over a failed State; when millions of dollars are being stolen and spent not on reviving this economy, but in propping up the lifestyles of a leadership cabal that has lost the plot?

Nothing riled me more than the ridiculous rant from Zanu PF’s infamous secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, who comes out to say that the politburo can even change the laws to accommodate former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono’s bid to be senator in Manicaland.

How low can we get?

Our problem in Zimbabwe is that we have a bunch of opposition politicians who think that things will change through corporate politics and Press conferences from boardrooms.

Nothing can be further from the truth!

We also have a pathetic business sector which remains complicit and is quick to run and raise funds for Zanu PF functions at the drop of a hat.

Our churches have unashamedly failed on their mandate to commit themselves to the truth at all costs.

All they want are thousands of members who feel pity for themselves to flock to their gatherings and “sacrifice” their hard-earned dollars with the expectation that God will reward them.

The motives of the new “prophetpreneurs” are disgusting and Tsvangirai must rightly ignore these parasites who are feeding on the hopelessness of Zimbabweans.

Imagine if thousands of Zimbabweans who sacrificed their lives for our freedom had also taken the same view; that going to join the struggle would disrupt the economy and peace; that is was better to talk to Ian Smith and have gradual change than to have majority rule as a matter of urgency.

I am amazed that, to this date, Zimbabweans seem not to understand this beast called Zanu PF.

It is a beast that has survived through violence and cohesion; a beast that has lied, killed and cheated its way to power.

It is a beast whose sole priority is to retain power even when it is evident that its ideas and what it stands for are no longer relevant or attractive to many of us the future leaders of a new Zimbabwe.

Its leadership has become insensitive, arrogant and irrelevant and yet it must force itself and its moribund ideas upon us. We must fight for our rights.

Now, thousands and thousands of you, including prostitute writers out there, have commented on how Tsvangirai made a fatal mistake in entering the government of national unity and how he bungled elections and yet none of you, not one of you, will lift a finger to cause the change you want to see.

You are all waiting for things to change. My question is: If it is not you, who do you think will make that change happen?


In my opinion, if there is any time to send a clear message to Zanu PF and its underlings, it is now because if we do not do that, things will get worse as we sit and complain and do absolutely nothing to create the future we want.

I will support Tsvangirai in this endeavour and for me, he continues to stand out as the only man who dared to challenge Mugabe and his establishment in the last 34 years.

We can all sit and rationalise on the pros and cons of mass action; we can sit and condemn how our opposition leadership has let us down — and then what?

The Zanu PF government has clearly failed to rig the economy because economic success is based on principles and not populist politburo decrees.

This government has failed in all areas and to say that China and Russia deals will save us is delusional.

As long as there are no fundamental changes in behaviour in our politics, our economy will continue as it is and we will continue to see the protection of a cabal of predator capitalists as they sign joint venture deals with China and Russia to exploit our resources.

They will create their own wealth while the masses continue to survive in an informal economy that is tough and brutish.

There will be no end to mass poverty as long as we do not see a change in the political ideology of Zanu PF that is based on the idea of “none but ourselves”.

I am just so saddened that many of us just do not get this. We cannot trust nor have noble or good expectations from the fervent prayers of the devil.

Ideologies of dictators do not change through negotiation or through demanding free and fair elections.

Those who are discouraging Tsvangirai from leading mass action must just please shut up and be spectators because, over the years, they really have done nothing to fight this evil system.

Zimbabwe now needs brave patriots and not boardroom cowards or self-righteous prophets.


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    todiizvazvo 8 years ago

    Vince, bravo brother! we cant say more.Tsvangirai is right we should rise for what is right and liberate ourselves from this bondage. pasi nemachurch anokurudzira vanhu varambe vakarara nyika ichipondwa!

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    Nkululeko Kayibuye 8 years ago

    Vince you are very right my dear brother. All those who deserted from the main MDC are all zanu pf spies and they are just looters , they don’t have the people of Zimbabwe at heart.
    Coming to the issue of our churches in Zimbabwe,most of them are just working against the word of the Lord, they lack revelation, they preach for their on business which makes the country to be cursed. Statistics show that more 90% of Zimbabweans are Christians but why is God not answering our prayers for the nation to be revived?
    The answer is simple just have a look on how most of these churches criticise those MDC T, human rights organisations just to name a few.

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    zvamada 8 years ago

    no story and a rubbish comment

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    Mandevu 8 years ago

    The time is right