Friday, 17 November 2017

Povo have no business joining Lacoste victory parade - reform war is yet to be won, focus W Mukori

“Plans for a Solidarity MARCH in support of the ZDF in removing Mugabe are on an advanced stage,” reported Zimeye.

“Saturday the 18th of November have been declared an independence day as all Zimbabweans are going to March to state house to remove Mugabe from power starting from Robert Mugabe square in Harare.”

This is a foolish idea!

The ZDF coup was about the factional war that has been going on in Zanu PF for the last four years. When President Mugabe fired VP Mnangagwa last week it was a huge victory for the G40 faction. The Lacoste faction knew they had to come up with their counter move or they were toast! They did, staged the coup.

There are many Zimbabweans out there who, desperate for change, want to see the coup as a fight for democratic change. It is not. Those in the Lacoste faction will only be too glad to see the ordinary Zimbabweans join in the plan march to drive their factional victory home.

The Army and the war veterans have their own agenda - to remove Mugabe and replace him with Mnangagwa, period. 

What the people of Zimbabwe want is to dismantle the Zanu PF dictatorship by implementing the democratic reforms so that there free, fair and credible elections. This would effectively remove Mugabe, the tyrant would never win free and fair elections, but, better still, stop any dictator taking over from him.

Both the Army Generals who staged the coup and their acolytes, the rogue war veterans who have been the dictatorship’s storm troopers, have never ever condemn the Zanu PF dictatorship. Even when they were corned on democratic reforms they have been coy. Since independence, these guys have enjoyed wielding the veto on who ruled Zimbabwe and they have no intention of giving up that for a vote!

The Army and the war veterans do not want the Zanu PF dictatorship dismantled, especially now when many of them see the Mnangagwa presidency as the beginning of a change for the better of their fortune! 

The people believed Mugabe's socialist rhetoric in the 1980s and ignored the tyrant's, even then, tyrannical and corrupt tendencies. People already know that Mnangagwa is a vote rigging and murderous thug, after all he was Mugabe's right hand man all these years. If they welcome him on Saturday and give him a guard of honour to State House then they will only have themselves to blame because they will have a fight in their hands to get him out of there from now on.

Right now, before Mnangagwa has even been sworn in as the next president, he is busy laying plans to consolidate his grip on power, reforming the dictatorship to his own image and promoting his own cronies.  None of those plans will include implementing any democratic reforms. Indeed, he will be scheming on how to make sure no democratic reforms ever see the light of day!

The Zanu PF dictatorship has never been weaker, the demise of Mugabe and his G40 faction has split the party down the middle. Not everyone in the Army is a Lacoste supporter and not everyone in the rogue war veterans is a Lacoste supporter. As the victims of the Zanu PF dictatorship ordinary Zimbabweans have stayed out of the party’s factional wars and it imperative that we do so now. Joining the Lacoste faction victory parade will undermine our demands for the Lacoste dictatorship to be dismantled.

Zanu PF is imploding, the party is rotten to the core and things far apart. The last thing we want is to be the ones propping up one faction and help it regroup and reassert the dictatorship. Zanu PF is crumbling we can make sure the dictatorship never rises again by implementing the reforms and not wait for the Lacoste faction to regroup much less give it our support whilst it regroups.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

SADC "tolerate violent and rigged elections," said Tsvangirai - such chutzpah! W Mukori

“Over the years, Mr. Mugabe has presided over violent and rigged elections. Unfortunately, regional bodies have tolerated this for far too long. Mr Mugabe manipulates the voters roll, ballot papers and intimidates citizens mostly in the rural areas through unconstitutional means,” Tsvangirai.

This is a blatant lie that Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have continue to spread and they must not be allowed to get away with.

Yes President Mugabe; now under house arrest in his luxurious Blue Roof mansion – I would have thought the confines of Chikurubi Prison where more suitable for all the looting, vote rigging and murders the tyrant has committed but Chiwenga and company thought otherwise -; has presided over violent and rigged elections. But it is a damned lie to say SADC leaders have “tolerated this for far too long”!

It was SADC leaders who refused to recognised Mugabe’s 2008 election victory and thus force the tyrant to sign the 2008 Global Political Agreement (GPA) which tasked Zimbabwe’s GNU partners to implement a raft of democratic reforms designed to stop Zanu PF rigging future elections. It was none other than Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends who failed to get even one reform implemented.

The people of Zimbabwe risked life and limb to elect MDC into power on the understanding the party would bring about the democratic changes the nation has been dying for. MDC had the golden opportunity to implement the reforms during the GNU and deliver the changes. They wasted the opportunity because President Mugabe bribed them with the trappings of high office. “Takatuma mapete kumukaka!” (We entrusted the cockroaches to fetch milk!) as one would say in Shona.

Cockroaches are known to gorge themselves on milk, they often drown. The MDC cockroaches gorged themselves on the gravy train high-life then forgot about the reforms for five years of the GNU! SADC leaders reminded MDC leaders to implement the reforms but were ignored.

At the end of the GNU, with not even one reform in place, it was SADC leaders who tried to get the elections postponed to allow reforms to be implemented.

“In 2013 the Maputo Summit, in June 2013, before the elections, the Maputo Summit was all about having the elections postponed – the SADC summit,” Dr Ibbo Mandaza explained in a recent interview with Violet Gonda.

“I went there. I was there at the Summit and Mugabe pretended to agree to a postponement of the elections. If you recall, the postponement was based on the need to reform at least electoral laws.

 “And after that Summit, Morgan Tsvangirai, Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube, all of them were called to a separate meeting by the Heads of State of SADC in the absence of Mugabe, that same evening. And they were told; I was sitting there outside the room with Mac Maharaj; they were told ‘if you go into elections next month, you are going to lose; the elections are done’.” 

Of course, it is insane that Zimbabwe’s political leaders like Morgan Tsvangirai should continue to contest flawed elections. What makes this insanity infuriating is that Tsvangirai should have the chutzpah to blame SADC leaders for the flawed elections when he and his MDC cockroaches are the ones who have repeatedly ignored the regional leaders’ advised to end this madness.

SADC leaders’ advice not to contest elections with no reforms in place is still valid for next year’s elections but sadly Morgan Tsvangirai and his friends in the opposition camp are determined to contest the elections knowing fully well with no reforms the elections will be rigged.

“In full recognition of the ideals of our liberation war anchored upon respect for rights, dignity and one-man-one-vote, we respect the right of every citizen to vote freely and fairly in electing a leadership of their choice,” said Morgan Tsvangirai after meeting his MDC Standing Committee.

“For this reason, the party urges all Zimbabweans above the age of 18 to register and participate in the crucial on – going voter registration exercise. This is the only assurance to an irreversible path to national freedom, happiness and economic prosperity.”

It is like listening to a badly scratched vinyl record repeating itself over and over again. Tsvangirai is still talking of participating in next year still with not even one reform in place. Contesting election with no reforms is insane and it is clear Tsvangirai is still a mental patient!  

Lungu "ready to send Zambia soldiers to support Mugabe" - he must keep his nose out. W Mukori

“SADC will negotiate the way forward with Mugabe as head of state, and have also stated that the army goes back to the barracks. Meanwhile, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu is reported in the local media there saying his troops are ready to support uphold Mugabe’s regime,” reported Zimeye.

Why am I not surprised! There is a real danger that the situation in Zimbabwe can get out of control and instead of getting rid of the incompetent, corrupt, vote rigging and murderous tyrant we have a civil unrest or worse, civil war!

Mugabe is incompetent, corrupt, etc., etc. but more notable of all he is a ruthless and cunning devil. He has managed to bribe, cheat, bamboozle, blackmail, harass, beat, rape and murder his political rivals, critics and opponents to stay one or two steps ahead, be they in the opposition, within his own party, SADC, AU or, his own favourite mimesis, the British Imperialists. The later turned a blind eye to his Gukurahundi massacre and even knighted the tyrant – they later recanted and striped the tyrant of the knighthood.

General Constantino Chiwegwa and his pose of ZDF generals are clearly no march for the cunning Mugabe. They may think they are the ones calling the shoots but they are only deluding themselves; Mugabe is clearly the one dictating the agenda now.

The first mistake the generals made was to stage a coup and then bend-over backwards to say it was not a coup. You do not deploy armoured vehicle and soldiers armed to the teeth and seize all strategic State Institutions behind the Head of State and Commander-In-Chief’s back. Boot out the said Commander-In-Chief’s presidential guard and place him under house arrest in the small hours of the morning, etc., etc. And pretend this is not a coup and publicly announce that this is not a coup.

Any one much more so the cunning Mugabe saw immediately that the coup plotters are frightened silly of him and that is why they are insisting that he is still Head of State and Commander-In-Chief. Mugabe was quick to exploit this weakness by refusing to negotiate with the pose of generals as a group but would meet with them one at a time. The general refused. It was obvious the first think Mugabe would have done was to promise each to forgive him if he would tell him who was behind the coup – divide and rule.

Chiwengwa and company told the nation Mugabe would be safe they were after the “criminals around” him. Again, another piece of nonsense because of all the criminals in Zimbabwe today, Mugabe is even more cunning than T S Elliot’s Hidden Paw Macavity!

“Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw - 
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
For when they reach the scene of crime - Macavity's not there!”

The Generals have descended on the little fish around Mugabe like a tonne of bricks. They bust into Ignatius Chombo’s home with an armoured vehicle and sprayed his house with bullets, the poor fellow soiled his pants. The generals have the upstart Zanu PF Youth leader, Kudzai Chipanga, reading his apology to General Chiwenga, for having brought up the contentious issue of the later and others in the Army’s looting in Marange, over and over again.

As for Mugabe himself, the master criminal, the generals asked him to resigned. When the tyrant said no, the generals were lost as what to do next.

Asking Mugabe to resign was a soft-landing for Mugabe, plan A. When that did not work, the generals should have turned plan B; put Mugabe on trial on treason charges. For a tyrant who has robbed the nation blind with his looting, rigged elections and murdered over 30 000 innocent people in his time in office; the pose were spoilt for choice of what treason charges to bring forward.

SADC and now even the lunatic across the Zambezi River is offering to intervine in Zimbabwe’s affairs because they all can see that our ZDF generals who stage the coup have no clue what to do and the Mugabe, under house-arrest, is calling the shots.

If Mugabe regain power, he is demanding that he must be allowed to serve the rest of his term as president, he will have one thing in mind – to punish all those involved in the coup and the public at large for having supported the plotters.

Mugabe’s thirty for absolute power and the political influence and the material wealth it has brought is unquenchable. Even after 37 years of absolute power and with him now frail from ill health and old age, his thirsty for power is still as strong as ever. He had dragged the nation into this economic hell were 90% are out of work, etc. and political chaos were his Zanu PF party is imploding and there is no viable opposition because he would not give up power. He is now plotting to take the nation even deeper into this hell just to impose his wife as the next dictator.

Mugabe should have been tried under plan B for treason with the plan to have the whole process done and dusted within days. Mugabe should have been found guilty and impeached, sentenced to death or whatever by now; the longer his case drags on the greater the danger of him dragging the country into greater instability.

It is not the survival of Robert Mugabe that is at issue here but the survival of Zimbabwe. It would be unforgivable if Zimbabwe is allowed to sink even deeper into the economic and political hell-hole Mugabe dragged the country into because the generals who staged the coup were so foolish they failed to see Mugabe for corrupt and murderous and very cunning tyrant he is.

I am surprised and disappointed that SADC leaders have not publicly reprimanded President Lungu of Zambia for offering to send that country’s army to prop up Mugabe. Everyone knows that Mugabe failed to get even one democratic reform implemented the regional leaders had called for after the 2008 rigged elections. When SADC leaders asked Zimbabwe’s 2013 elections to be postponed to allow reforms to be implemented; Mugabe refused to listen and even threatened to walk out of the regional grouping.

Mugabe went on to rig the 2013 elections and therefore he does not have the democratic mandate of the people of Zimbabwe to rule the country. Legally, Mugabe is an illegitimate head of state. SADC leaders must not tolerate any of the regional leaders stepping out of line to prop up an illegitimate, corrupt, vote rigging and murderous tyrant!

President Edgar Lungu, of all the SADC leaders your democratic record and respect of the rule of law stinks, keep your big nose out of Zimbabwe affairs!