Msipa warns civil servants

via Msipa warns civil servants – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 24, 2015

FORMER Zanu PF politburo member Cephas Msipa has urged civil servants to remain apolitical and defy politicians who push them to act in a partisan manner.

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU

Addressing delegates attending a Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) annual conference in Harare on Saturday, Msipa described “politicians masquerading as civil servants as unprofessionals”.

“Members of the civil service should not obey orders directing them to be partisan. And no member of the civil service should act in a partisan manner in whatever way. By acting in a partisan manner, you violate the Constitution of Zimbabwe,” Msipa, who is a former teacher and journalist, said.

Msipa, who quit active politics a few years ago, once served as an executive member of the Rhodesian African Teachers’ Union between 1961 and 1964.

“What is worrying about this issue is that according to my observation, the very authors of the Constitution and those who are supposed to protect it are violating it by getting involved in politics while they are civil servants,” he said.

“Please, teachers, remain apolitical because you have an important role to play for the country’s development.”

Some top civil servants have been accused by opposition parties and civic groups of openly declaring their allegiance to the ruling Zanu PF party.

Recently, Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri confirmed that State security organs played a critical role in stopping the MDCs from unseating Zanu PF in the past elections.

Chihuri, during a graduation ceremony at Mt Carmel Institute of Business Intelligence where he was conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy degree, said details of police heavy handedness against opposition activists formed part of his thesis titled Policing in Zimbabwe, Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post-Independence Zimbabwe.

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    CM, YOU are THE LONE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESSS! A CIVILISED POLITICIAN! REAL PF ZAPU! proud of you! How many africans retire from active politics!

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    aminab 7 years ago

    The problem of governance system in Zimbabwe is the not on many people but on how Mugabe was raised and where he draws his leadership style and ideology.
    1. Mugabe was raised by a mother, the person who played the father figure and who inspired him was Jesuit Priest. For the few who do not know what Jesuits stands for check on the net. In brief, Jesuits are the intelligence and the secret service of Roman Catholic with right to kill and cause to disappear anyone who does not agree with that ideology. Mugabe kills and cause to disappear any one who does not agree with ZANU PF.
    2. Mugabe joined ZANU PF as an under dog, but he employed the same trick learnt then, he cause all the opposing comrades to his ascension to power disappear or kill. Victims are Josiah Tongogara, Rugare Gumbo, and Mhanda to mention just a few.
    3. When he came back from Mozambique, he employed the same trick, and his victims where the Ndebeles for resisting the one party state and he fanned factionalism and there was much harm on the people. Enthumbane fights which culminated into gukurahwindi.
    4. In Mozambique to get the sympathy of other shonas, he fanned tribalism and gathered people like Mujuru (Rex Nhongo) and caused death of Tongogara, this is regardless of Mugabe being a civilian.
    5. The same trick was used through out reign, opposition voices are either killed or caused to disappear. Rex Nhongo (Mujuru) is the trophy hunt for all this
    6. This has now grown deep in the ZANU PF that they are now master of this art.
    7. Civil servants either are partisan or they are said to be enemies. So do away with this ideology start with Mugabe. When he is addressing government issues, he must address as president not as ZANU PF leader. When address ZANU PF issues he is addressing as party leader and all others are his co-party members. No supreme leader. Hence, he can be removed, challenged and called to order.
    8. If this can be addressed then there will order and progress in Zimbabwe, full respect of the laws of the country

    Its on record that Roman Catholic killed 68 million protestants.

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    aminab 7 years ago

    The problem of governance system in Zimbabwe is the not on many people but on how Mugabe was raised and where he draws his leadership style and ideology.
    1. Mugabe was raised by a mother, the person who played the father figure and who inspired him was Jesuit Priest. For the few who do not know what Jesuits stands for check on the net. In brief, Jesuits are the intelligence and the secret service of Roman Catholic with right to kill and cause to disappear anyone who does not agree with that ideology. Mugabe kills and cause to disappear any one who does not agree with ZANU PF.
    2. Mugabe joined ZANU PF as an under dog, but he employed the same trick learnt then, he cause all the opposing comrades to his ascension to power disappear or kill. Victims are Josiah Tongogara, Rugare Gumbo, and Mhanda to mention just a few.
    3. When he came back from Mozambique, he employed the same trick, and his victims where the Ndebeles for resisting the one party state and he fanned factionalism and there was much harm on the people. Enthumbane fights which culminated into gukurahwindi.
    4. In Mozambique to get the sympathy of other shonas, he fanned tribalism and gathered people like Mujuru (Rex Nhongo) and caused death of Tongogara, this is regardless of Mugabe being a civilian.
    5. The same trick was used through out reign, opposition voices are either killed or caused to disappear. Rex Nhongo (Mujuru) is the trophy hunt for all this
    6. This has now grown deep in the ZANU PF that they are now master of this art.
    7. Civil servants either are partisan or they are said to be enemies. So do away with this ideology start with Mugabe. When he is addressing government issues, he must address as president not as ZANU PF leader. When address ZANU PF issues he is addressing as party leader and all others are his co-party members. No supreme leader. Hence, he can be removed, challenged and called to order.
    8. If this can be addressed then there will order and progress in Zimbabwe, full respect of the laws of the country

    Its on record that Roman Catholic killed 68 million protestants. But they have repented on it, Mugabe has killed more than 20000 ndebeles and 2000 opposition, displaced more than 700000 people during muramabtsvina no reptence on record so far