Grace is pursuing the wrong rogues

via Grace is pursuing the wrong rogues 10 October 2014

It is a well-known Zanu PF tactic to blame everyone else but themselves when things are not going their way. Grace Mugabe is a slow learner by all account but she has clearly learnt this tactic now. She was berating ‘rogue’ Zanu PF officials for colluding with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) for trying to get rid of her hus-band.

“At a rally in Gweru, south of Harare this week,” wrote Peter Fabricius in New Zimbabwe, “she said these rogue officials were saying that no programme to rescue Zimbabwe from its downward economic spiral could succeed “as long as Mugabe is in office.”

“There are senior people who pretend to support President Mugabe and during the day even dance to songs praising him, but during the night they say he is too old and should go,” continued Grace.

Well she got herself twisted in her knickers, but it is to be expected from this up start who does not have an “O” level certificate but has a PhD after three months.

First of all MDC are died, they have proven beyond all doubt that they are breathtakingly incompetent it is pathetic to even think they can engineer anything to ouster Mugabe now when they had the tyrant on the ropes for five years and they failed to deliver the coup de grace to finish him. All MDC had to do was implement the reforms and Mugabe, unable to rig the elections, would have been finished.

So having failed to carry out the more straight forward task of implementing the reforms our Doctorate with no “O” level qualification now thinks these MDC idiots can engineer the nation’s economic meltdown! All one can say Madam we all know you did not get the PhD for your intellectual prowess; keep your hands below the level of your head!

Second but more significantly is it not any of these Zanu PF “rogues” dancing and praising your husband during the day but plotting his removal at night who are responsible for Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown. The Zanu PF rogue, yes it is a Zanu PF rogue who has dragged the nation into this hell-hole, is corrupt and murderous tyrant whom you have been sharing your bed with all these years, the one and only Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

For years Mugabe has denied there was no mismanagement and corruption and has blamed the economic slow-down on drought, MDC, on the sanction “imposed by the evil imperialists”, etc. So for years these cancers of mismanagement and corruption have been allowed to grow and spread to every corner of the economy. After 34 years of this criminal waste of human and material resources the economy has had it.

Mugabe has shied away from dealing with the mismanagement and corruption because they constitute an integral part of the political patronage system which he has used to reward those loyal to him. It is political patronage that has kept Mugabe and Zanu PF in power all these years, he could not dismantle it.

Now with the economy is the doldrums and the party’s popularity rock bottom Mugabe and Zanu PF are totally dependent on rigging the elections to stay in power as we saw in the 2008 and 2013 elections. Mugabe and Zanu PF cannot afford to dismantle the pat-ronage system now and as long as it remains in place the gross mismanagement and rampant corruption will remain.

So yes, as long as Mugabe and Zanu PF remain in power the economic meltdown now gripping the national economy will only get worse! It is not MDC or rogue Zanu PF officials who have engineered this but Mugabe himself. He is caught in a trap of his own making; the criminal waste born by mismanagement and corruption was economically unsustainable. After 34 years of this waste the Zimbabwe economy has had it!

The economic meltdown is real. Unemployment has soared to nauseating heights of 90% plus, 300 000 children or 80% are out of school, 62% of the people are poor and 16% or 2 million now live in abject poverty, etc. How much worse does the situation have to get before you people in Zanu PF finally accept the regime has failed and it must therefore go.

Mugabe and Zanu PF must step down to allow the democratic reforms agreed in 2008 to be implemented so that a new government with the electoral mandate to address mis-management, corruption and all the other economic problem weight down heavily on the economy and thus free it to grow and recovery can do so.

There are those who say Mugabe is too old and feeble to lead the nation out of the cur-rent economic mess; nonsense he is the one who dragged the nation into this mess, he was young, strong and vigorous then! The truth is he a corrupt and murderous tyrant who never had any useful idea. He found himself in a position of power could not resist the default setting of using political patronage to consolidate his grip on power.

Grace Mugabe is just another intellectual midget catapulted way beyond her level of competence, who too is reverting to the same default setting of political patronage to consolidate her grip on power. Poor Grace, whilst Robert had a strong and vibrant econ-omy when he started, she has a feeble economic in total meltdown, feeble husband and a political party tiring itself to pieces. The poor woman is trying her best to hang on but she cannot and has a long, long way to fall!


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    revenger avenger 8 years ago

    The bigger you pretend to be remember-the harder you fall. We are all having front row seats at the gallows even now.

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    Decided not to read. besides we will hear something similar next week.

    Two weeks and we have not heard the word ZIMASSET.

    Its like Mugabe sent his wife to rave and rant twaddle so as to make people not ask any questions such as

    where are the jobs you promised?
    where is the electricity of water?

    Unemployed people are quite happy now having something to do following Gracelessness around toy toying and maybe getting food at the rallies.

    some would want these rallies to continue forever so they can enjoy a free ride on the hired busses and eat free food and a nice collection of T- Shirts.

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    Mixed Race 8 years ago

    They messed the heart of Zimbabwe economy when they foolishly and misguidedly destroyed Bulawayo industries.I fully agree with the writer that those who messed our economy should solve it, not to pass the problem to our future generations
    The head of state had a second chance to resolve this mess but he decided to keep these useless bigwigs to promote patronage and cheap politics,therefore I cannot see any radical move to improve our economy.What do you expect from people who have made themselves to be little gods with no foresight and common sense plus wisdom.
    I really feel pity for the First lady who has just involved herself in this messy situation and is surrounded by these aimless old people.My advice to her is to move quickly and start now to replace some of these bigwigs if she is to be taken serious in her quest for power.She can influence her husband to implement a logical cabinet reshuffle to get rid of the bigwigs as a start.If this is done properly,we can see gradual improvement in our economy as foreigners start doing real business with our country.Sometimes you have to be ruthless to implement real change in a well embedded system.The First Lady talks too much without real action,this could work against her, once these bigwigs meet secretly to plot their next moves.These are the people who have benefited heavily using this patronage system which does now respect professionalism and competence.