via A regime gone completely – DailyNews Live 17 November 2014
HARARE – While many Zimbabweans have lately, and rightly so, felt that the country’s body politic has reached the pits of irrationality, thuggery and indecency — what with Zanu PF’s ugly factional and succession wars crystallising into damaging allegations of a bedroom coup at the top echelons of the party — they clearly underestimated the creative, and destructive genius of the authors of the ongoing anarchy.
But even by their own lofty, wicked standards, the authors of the chaos outdid themselves yesterday when they manufactured and prompted the lickspittle State media to peddle, ever so faithfully and unquestioningly, the scurrilous claims that Vice President Joice Mujuru’s supporters are allegedly plotting to not just topple, but also assassinate President Robert Mugabe.
What bull dust.
There surely is some truth in the saying that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
Otherwise how else are long-suffering Zimbabweans supposed to interpret the disgusting slew and pungent smell of snake oil politics, propaganda and so-called intelligence that is lately coming out of State House and Munhumutapa Building.
At a certain level, the ongoing hatchet jobs and smear campaigns are so childish and pathetic to a point of almost being hilarious; if only that were not so serious and didn’t have such profound negative implications for Zimbabwe and its long suffering citizens.
And there is also method, and murderous malice, to all the madness.
While even 10-year-olds will easily see through all the patently false and manufactured claims, the sole aim is to annihilate and obliterate anyone and anything remotely perceived to believe in the guaranteed mortality, and fallibility of Gushungo.
Just consider this horse manure. Two of the VP’s perceived close allies, former Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa — have allegedly recently spoken of assassinating Mugabe. And this, on its own, places Solomon Mujuru’s widow, Joice, at the centre of a plot to assassinate the nonagenarian.
It is further claimed that an alleged voice recording of Gumbo making the assassination threat exists, and that there is a report to party authorities of Mutasa saying “Mugabe will be shot”.
Then there is the almost laughable conspiracy, that another Mujuru ally, whose prime crime appears to be that he is a Cabinet minister who also hails from Mashonaland Central just like the VP, allegedly made contingency plans for the claimed assassination during “recent meetings with potential hitmen in South Africa and Israel”.
It’s simply breathtaking.
And as such, many Zimbabweans will be entitled to speculate about the mental health of the authors of this fiction.
And yes, there were the usual cast of “analysts” (some of them PhD holders from the University of Zimbabwe nogal!) quoted by the ever faithful State media to dignify this horse manure.
But what is even more staggering is the thought that Mugabe may actually believe all this; otherwise how else could the usually timid State media have gathered the courage to run with the insane conspiracies.
All this also leads us to ask what next?
On our part, we can only guess that we will soon be told that owls have horns, and that the ubiquitous sanctions, as well as poor Morgan Tsvangirai are to blame for some Zanu PF officials “treasonously” believing that they are capable of taking over from Mugabe one day when he inevitably departs from the seat of power one day, one way or the other — as is guaranteed to happen.
The truth of the matter is that if ever there was a grain of truth in all these insane conspiracies, Mrs Mujuru, and Messrs Gumbo, Mutasa, Kaukonde and others would be in iron shackles at Chikurubi, facing the gallows as we write.
Just ask anyone who has lived to tell the tale, including Phillip Chiyangwa, Dumiso Dabengwa and Tsvangirai, among many others, how this tyrannical administration rolls when a whiff of treason is suspected!
But like everything else, even these propaganda blitzes and blatant character assassinations have their limits. Zimbabweans now know who is and who is not on the right side of history in our seemingly cursed country.
It really is time for all good men and women in our country to stand up and boldly proclaim that this madness has gone on long enough, and that it must now stop.