via Zanu PF should stop the madness – DailyNews Live 27 January 2016
HARARE – It boggles the mind to imagine where this country is going considering how much time the ruling party is wasting with the party’s bigwigs scheming against one another in a bid to succeed 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe.
While it began as a rumour that did not hold water, factionalism has become a thorny issue that has raised fears of de-stabilising the country.
The current jostling for power between the party’s Generation 40 (Zanu PF’s young turks) and Team Lacoste, widely believed to have links with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has done nothing good for the country.
It only serves to show that the country is being ruled by self-centred and power-hungry individuals, who do not have the interests of the people at heart.
Their only dream is to be in power, yet the people are suffering. It is high time the ruling Zanu PF party stops the current madness, which has the potential of bringing down the country, which is already battling an economic crisis of epic proportions.
The issue that should have been occupying most of Zanu PF’s time right now is the economy.
However, energies are being expended on unending factional and succession wars within the party at the expense of mending the economy.
Partly, the party got into power due to the promises it made in the run-up to the 2013 general elections. Among some of the bizarre promises made by Zanu PF was to create over two million jobs.
Instead of creating the jobs, several companies have instead closed down, which has effectively translated into more job losses.
More so, millions of Zimbabweans are likely to starve as the country, together with others in the
southern African region, faces an El Nino-induced drought.
As a result, mobilisation of funds for the importation of food should have been top of the priorities dominating Zanu PF’s discussions as opposed to jostling over who should take over from Mugabe.
This is because more time and effort is now being spent on these political squabbles that have exposed the former liberation party.
The party has to be more pragmatic and realise that the people who voted it into power are struggling to make ends meet.
There is need for Zanu PF to revisit how it handles the country’s politics and governance issues.
It appears politics is dominating at the expense of the people’s needs.
We believe Zanu PF has to be told that people are suffering under its watch.
Time will come when all this will come back to haunt them because there is no power without the people.