Zim ‘would crumble if any other party rules’

via Zim ‘would crumble if any other party rules’ | News24 2013-10-29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s aide and staunch Zanu-PF supporter Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda says Zimbabwe would crumble if any other party came into power, according to a report.

Sibanda, who is Zanu-PF’s deputy spokesperson for Matebeleland South, said his party was set to rule forever as it was “the only party” that liberated Zimbabwe, reported Southern Eye.

Sibanda said if any other party was to come into power, it would do nothing but draw the country into the mud.

Zanu-PF won the 31 July harmonised elections, a development that saw the end of a unity government formed in 2009 between Mugabe and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

The election results were, however, rejected by the MDC as a “farce”.



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    What is this unlearned goon screaming about. Zimbabwe is already in the mud and the same party has been ruling for the past 33 years and we have been languishing for almost 2 decades now. You tell me that another party will take us in the mud, how do you know that? Have we tried it? Has it failed? So on what grounds are you saying your stupid utterances? Shut up and mind your looting business. One day justice will be served and your days are numbered ‘Cde’ Sibanda

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    Tjingababili 10 years ago


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    Tiger Shona 10 years ago

    Only a criminal trying to protect his ill-gotten goods.
    And he is only brave because he has the protection of his fellow criminals.

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    Inini 10 years ago

    What liberation you fool. We are already in mud waters you mother f—cker

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    Nyadzi 10 years ago

    What a fool! so what happens to Zimbabwe if ZANU Pf closes shop??????????????

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    Fallenz 10 years ago

    Better to be silent, and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    Is ZANUPF so blinded by their own bigoted partisan rehtortic that reality escapes them as the wind..? Sibanda is an excellent example of a man believing in something he can’t defend. Someone once confused him with facts, and his mind hasn’t been “right” since.

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    Zvakwana 10 years ago

    Hopefully these suggestions will incite the populous into irritation and bitterness and a spring tide may end this injustice.

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    Farai 10 years ago

    His comments sounds ominously similar to those uttered by Ian Smith “never in a thousand years” and this was just before independence, so if history repeats itself hopefully the “liberators” will leave soon!!

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    todiizvazvo 10 years ago

    uyu anopenga, i wonder why newspaper still have the oudesity to listen to him. zim is crumbling under zanu rule it only stabilised a little during the coalition period now things are back on the slide again.

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    Vendetta 10 years ago

    Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities and the smallest minority on earth is the individual.

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    tsaona 10 years ago

    sibanda you talk too much, there is need of change to your party structures, systems, ideology and evrything. Zanu Pf is dead and has dragged Zimbabweans to the mud. What kind of a government that sell natural resources to its people, u sell us trees for firewood, u sell us land under the guise of rates, u sell us water, u sell us air. These are natural resources and we ought to benefit them. U suck!!!

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    Yes Sir Boss My ass 10 years ago

    A tyranny does not necessarily have to be violent. Ask Zimbabweans. Actually, a non-violent one is more pervasive, more real as citizens begin to believe that there is no outside.
    In Zimbabwe, it has created a persuasive and repetitive myth that only one man can be President for life; that only Zanu PF members can have access to new opportunities and lead a better life than most; that only those who are politically connected through birth, association or sheer audacity must have an advantage and be entitled unbridled access to the wealth of Zimbabwe. That only our “freedom” fighters can be heroes.

    It will not be easy to change our circumstances or move our country into a modern democracy because we have been psychologically complicit in creating a social system that does not respect our own needs and aspirations. Our tyranny is manufactured by the people of Zimbabwe, for the people of Zimbabwe — that is the hardest fact to accept.
    You see, dictatorships can only arise and flourish where very specific conditions are met. Critical to an effective dictatorship are people with a low self-esteem and who have a victim mentality. People who believe it is outside them that change can emanate. In such instances, the political leadership must also meet these same conditions; they must have a destructive and incessant low self-esteem and must, therefore, put to good use all tools and forms of oppression to shield their egos and vulnerability.
    They must continually claim all that is good in society, and blame all that is bad on others. This works in arresting potential, stifling growth, spreading poverty and hopelessness so that citizens may remain complainants to a system that they abhor.
    Dictators mirror their low self-esteem on the society which they seek to oppress and in that society, must be those individuals who are willing to support that low self-esteem with theirs.
    A dictator must surround himself with praise singers and charlatans whose only interest is to see how they can benefit from the dictator. The dictator will then reward those who praise and fear him and incarcerate or injure those who refuse to do so.
    He will bring close those he fears so that he may decimate their individuality and independent thought. This psychology of victim mentality slowly and thoroughly spreads itself in every sphere of society and becomes the DNA of that society. Everything is designed and manipulated to extend and fortify the lie that there is no outside.
    You must agree with me that this is a formidable force to dismantle. Societies change slowly; a day at a time and that is our task here in Zimbabwe. It will take new conversations about an alternative to be repeatedly discussed and shared with all. It will take years of reconditioning the minds of our citizens so that they can begin to believe that they are the source of the fuel to our dictatorship; that they must actually shut down that supply if things are to change for the better. That is where we must go as a society.
    We will face harsh resistance from those who are to benefit from retaining the status quo and a lukewarm response from those who could benefit from the any changed circumstances. It is a protracted battle of ideas that is lonely, difficult and unpredictable.
    In my view regardless of what some are saying now, the MDC began 13 years ago to try and take us there and we must have the foresight and the courage to continue on that road despite how bleak our future may look now.

    The difficult task is how we lead our communities so that their quality of life cannot be negatively impacted upon by bad politics. How do we create a society that is not driven by fear of loss of income or assets if they choose an outside? How do we prevent a dictatorship from using economics to imprison us?

    In my books, corporate Zimbabwe is guilty of perpetuating this dictatorship. The middle class, who join the Central Intelligence Organisation, for example, in droves to buttress the oppression of Zimbabweans, are guilty. The greedy businesspersons, small traders and economic chancers we hear about every day who continue to seek political favour to gain an unfair advantage are also guilty of perpetuating a system that oppresses them.

    We have also seen how those that are in opposition politics and claim to represent the interests of those who want an outside have become persuaded and are now complicit in strengthening this tyranny. Most of us have, therefore, played a decisive role and in part created the very conditions that we continue to complain against and blame.

    Can a dictatorship such as this be dislodged through free and fair elections? Can our society destroy this pervasive and evil foundation from within?

    My answer to the first question is no, unless the international community aggressively intervenes because change can only be fuelled from outside our society. Those Zimbabweans in the Diaspora can indeed assist and stop complaining why things have not changed.
    My answer to the second question is yes, but this will take a while.
    That is the journey we must take now; to destroy in our minds the myth that there is no outside. To accept that yes, we have been the fuel to this dictatorship and we can indeed change our circumstances through a deliberate albeit slow effort of changing our minds.

    Believe me, it will not be easy or profitable in the short-term, but in my opinion, we can indeed move Zimbabwe from a dictatorship to a democracy if we choose to.

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    Chivulamapoti 10 years ago

    Great Zimbabwe has already cfrumbled and been dragged through the mire by Mugarbage, so what’s new Si’Banda named after that Malawian loser Dr. Banda (Oxford educated too). Mugarbage is also Malawian!

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    msizeni silwelani 10 years ago

    Some people appear clever until they open their mouths. His utterances are not politically supported. Afterall we are in the mud already.

    A moment, sounds like he was addressing an audience somewhere in UMP or equivalent. This can only be uttered before a captive starved crowd awaiting food handouts.