Zimbabwe more famous for what it was, not what it is

via Zimbabwe more famous for what it was, not what it is – Nehanda Radio Apr 16, 2015

First off, South Africa must understand that it is not comedy when Mugabe is killing people! South Africa looks down on other African countries in a manner that says “we are the best”.

Their president is Jacob Zuma, one of the continent’s dumbest and stupidest presidents.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is the most evil and most cunning: that is how Mugabe gets morons like Zuma and his cabinet laughing at none jokes.

For unexplained and annoying reasons, fellow Africans always wonder why Zimbabweans think that they have problems in their country when they have “a brilliant leader like Robert Mugabe”.

Many people on the high rungs of social, political and economic strata ask me the very same stupid questions that can only be answered by Zimbabwe itself.

I have always warned people not to listen to Mugabe but to pay attention to Zimbabwe itself because the answers are there everywhere.

Read Zimbabwe.

Take a look at Zimbabwe.

Give a discriminating eye at our country and, from there, you will get the answers you need, free from political or personal embellishment.

What I do not understand is how Africa views and judges Zimbabwe because standards used against us are not the same as those being used against other countries.

We are resilient and tolerant and that allows for our oppression.

Mugabe is world famous because of our tolerance.

We have become famous more for what we were under colonial regimes than what we are under the one African leader we have known as we continuously hear ourselves being referred to as “once the bread-basket of Africa”.

In our schools, colleges and universities, we hosted students from all over Africa and beyond. Even today, so many from South Africa, Botswana and other SADC countries are in our schools.

Rightfully, Africa and the world pin us down to an era when we had inherited what departing colonial governments had left for us.

While the Portuguese in Mozambique took everything with them (including toilet chambers, seats and cisterns) when the country became independent, colonialists left Zimbabwe with almost everything intact.

From schools and education, hospitals, agriculture, transport, industry, communications and all else, all was in place.

All we needed to do was to maintain what we had inherited from the colonial government, not necessarily improve them but just maintain the systems left in place.

We failed to do that. We are still failing.

Robert Mugabe, a master at deflecting important issues away from himself, was in South Africa last week. It was sad to see the press, along with some cabinet ministers, including President Jacob Zuma himself, joining in laughter over sad issues of importance.

Mugabe tried to take South African comedian Trevor Noah’s mantle, joking and making people laugh about issues of serious importance to Zimbabweans, let alone South Africans who were incited into violence by old, out of touch tribal moronic “kings” against people of other nationalities.

As the South Africans laughed, did they ever wonder about the abuse of political opponents who are being abused in Zimbabwe, something they have a problem tolerating in their own country?

Why did they not bother to find out about a still missing fellow journalist in Zimbabwe?

Did they care about the millions of Zimbabweans facing hardships in South Africa or they were satisfied by Mugabe thanking South Africa?

How far did the South African media go in finding out what the so-called “strengthening of bi-lateral relations” means when South African business is camped in Zimbabwe and has got us by the balls?

Two weeks ago, Mugabe was worrying about how to fund a SADC Summit that is due and Zimbabwe was to approach South Africa for financial assistance.

Both South Africa and Botswana have given Mugabe millions before and the situation is still hopeless and getting worse.

Two weeks ago, Mugabe visited Ethiopia, among other countries, and Zimbabweans resident in Ethiopia were asked to contribute at least US$50 each to host Mugabe who then went on to appeal to Zimbabweans in the wider Diaspora to send money home to relatives.

But we know who really needs money from those heavily-taxed remittances.