via Appointing a hyena to be the midwife to a goat – Nehanda Radio Feb 27, 2014 By Wilbert Mukori
I have never seen the need for me to hide behind a name like Chimbwido, Baba Jukwa or a myriad of other phoney names , I have always used my full name because I have no reason to hide my identity. I have never done anything wrong.
However, I do know that there are murderous thugs who will beat rape or/and murder innocent people to silence them or to instil fear in the rest of the population for selfish political gain. Still, I decided to use my full name regardless not out of foolhardy stubbornness but because I know appeasing bullies, thugs and tyrants is futile.
Zimbabweans took the collective decision to give up their basic right to have a meaningful say in the running of the country with their first vote in 1980. They voted for Zanu PF to end the war because they know if Mugabe did not win the civil war would continue.
“Jojo siya zvenyika. Jojo angazofa!” (Jojo leave politics or you will die!) so goes Thomas Mapfumo’s popular hit at the time. He was putting into music the sentiments that were upper most in the nation’s minds. Sentiments drilled into the nation during the Zanla Pungwe (all night vigils) people forced to attend during the civil war. When you are looking up the business end of an AK47 rifle it is foolhardy to argue!
And yet, even in the face of all the beatings rapes and murders still was sheer folly for the people to have given up their basic right to a meaningful vote and say in the governance of the country for the simple reason that was their only way to stop the beatings, rapes, murders, mismanagement, corruption and looting.
Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs were no more than the hyena demanding that it should be appointed the midwife or there will be no peace! Mugabe and Zanu PF threatened that there would be no peace, economic prosperity, etc. unless Zanu PF ruled.
Zimbabwe is a de facto one-party dictatorship in which the people have been denied their right to held those in power to account, the ultimate expression of that being the right to remove them from office. All Mugabe and his cronies wanted was absolute power to do as they please.
Tyrants and dictators do not care about peace, economic prosperity, no more than the hyena care about the mother and the new born! All the hyena is after is an ease meal; since when have undertakers made good midwife!
Giving up our democratic rights and freedoms to appeasing Mugabe and Zanu PF did not bring the peace or economic prosperity but the exact opposite it allowed the tyrant to use the nation’s wealth to bribe his wasteful supporters.
Mismanagement, corruption and looting have been allowed to grow and grow destroying everything of value and driving millions of our people into adjust poverty. And to silence the regime’s critics, opponents and the public at large the regime has used brute force; beating raping and murdering innocent people for selfish political gain.
The gave up their freedoms and rights to avoid the beatings rapes and murders only to have all these things and many more beside visited onto them a thousand fold! Of course it is folly to seek to appease a dictator by giving up one’s right to hold the tyrant to account. I will never succumb to such foolishness!
If I am going to be killed then I want to look the murderer straight in the eye and not bury my head in the sand! I want the would-be murderer to know I have made it my whole lifetime’s work to seek them out and to held them to account for the blood on their hands.
If I die; the murderer(s) must know that there hundreds of thousands others like me who are just as determined to seek them out, that this is not over until they are punished and justice rule the land!
If you and your fellow Zanu PF henchmen are thinking of beating me up or murdering me then you better do so straight away because time is not on your side. The Zanu PF dictatorship is imploding.
Zanu PF is not a party with ideology, principle or anything; it is a party of ruffians and morons with one and one thing in common – insatiable appetite for power and wealth.
For the last three decades Mugabe has increased the size of the civil service, parastatals and super numeral ministries such as Ministry of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education – no one knows what Minister Josiah Hungwe is supposed to do all day let alone the next five years, to gratify his supporters’ need to be called “Chef”.
The down side was this has resulted in criminal waste of resources needed to support this blotted government, army, etc. Most of these political appointments have proven to be incompetent and worse, corrupt!
34 years of gross mismanagement and rampant corruption has bankrupted Zimbabwe causing unimaginable hardships to the millions of ordinary Zimbabweans but also to Mugabe himself. There are no cushy jobs to give away and the money to finance all the dodgy schemes from which the ruling elite have benefited in the past has dried up. This is happened at the worst time for these Zanu PF spoilt brats!
Mugabe is telling his party ruffians and morons, most of who have never done an honest day’s work these last 34 years they have to join the nation’s 80% unemployed and sink or swim. This is like being thrown out of the house just hours before night fall and a savage storm breaks!
The ruffians and morons are already fighting each other and as the reality of a grim future ahead begin to dawn on them the fight will intensify in its savagery. It is the fight to the death!
As I said, Zanu PF is imploding and what the nation has to be careful about is that the tyrant and his gang of ruffians do not drag the nation over the edge with them! All those Zanu PF thugs who survive the implosion will be hunted down and held to account for the blood on their hands! It is not over until the fat lady sings, until justice rules the roost!