Zanu PF must put people first

via Zanu PF must put people first – DailyNews Live by Staff Writer  17 NOVEMBER 2013 

Since President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF won the elections in July, it seems the economy has gone from bad to worse and there appears to be no solution in sight to end the crisis.

Unemployment levels are rising, there are no new job opportunities and the cash crunch is hitting peoples’ pockets hard.

The nation is now confused, what is Zanu PF up to?

Is the party putting the people first or their personal interests ahead of the welfare of the masses?

It seems Zanu PF officials are busy fighting to succeed Mugabe instead of steering the economy back to its feet. But we are not surprised.

Political theorist, diplomat and historian Niccolo Machiavelli probably had Zanu PF and Mugabe in his thoughts when he came up with his The Prince notion.

In The Prince manual, Machiavelli, widely considered to be the father of modern political theory, espouses the logic of acquiring and maintaining power and how to lose it as well.

He argued that after assuming power the prince must be wary of different groups of people among them those who helped him assume power as they will also fight to have a chunk of the cake or to take over.

This is the situation Mugabe and Zanu PF are in at the moment. But in the process, they are neglecting the people most of whom voted them into power.

While factional fights were considered a myth in Zanu PF, they have been blown into the public fray and have been fought in the media in recent weeks and now we all know why the party that won elections has not been delivering on their promises to the people.

Zanu PF’s energies are now clearly directed at factional fights and battles to succeed Mugabe while at the same time the economy is suffering and when the economy stutters it is the people that endure the pain.

Poverty is all over the place, there is no money circulating in the country, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa claims he has not received diamond revenue in months and there seems to be chaos in our economy.

Against this background, we appeal to Mugabe to immediately instruct his people to stop engaging in fights to replace him and concentrate on alleviating the suffering of the people of Zimbabwe.

We are in a situation where government needs to be serious about the welfare of the people as opposed to power struggles.



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    Zanu criminals in 34 years have never ever put povo first. And they never ever will. Only stupidest hope theywill

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    It’s such a shame that the people of Zimbabwe are suffering from the petty politics of selfish public officials who are now scavenging whatever is left behind from the previous officials and those who know the road map of revenues coming in. Corruption would make this bad situation to worse if President Mugabe personally does not intervene like soldier once he was. He still has it in him because I’ve seen it and I know that he has the energy and the vigor to take the bull by the horn and subdue him. Mr. President, please for the sake of Zimbabwe and all those who look up to you to put this train on its tracks and let it reach its destinations in an orderly manner. You can do it Mr. President! Please do something with the mess Zanu-PF is engaged upon with such disregard of the people of Zimbabwe who are the ones suffering on daily basis. May God help Zimbabwe and may God give the courage and insight to President Mugabe to take the rein of this train to make it work the way it should.

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      Boss MyAss 9 years ago


  • comment-avatar 9 years ago

    Pipe dream!!!! KIKIKIKIKKI. People first!!!!….my foot!!!!!

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    Mike Nyathi 9 years ago

    Another stupid headline to go with ‘Will Zanu PF save Zimbabwe?’

    Hello, is there anybody home???

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    suziq 9 years ago

    The people of Zimbabwe should rather ask Mugabe to step down, he is about as useless as he was when he first came into power….nothing is ever going to change until a new party is BORN !!!!

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    mwana wevhu 9 years ago

    Zimbabweans Are Not United People Fullstop!!The politicians are aware of this and eploit it to subjugate with impunity.Africa has a fare share of examples of people power. Where are you ZIMBABWEANS???

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    Boss MyAss 9 years ago