Breaking News

It's the 'British', Mugabe's election Manifesto for his 2012 daydream election

by Mathula Lusinga
28 February 2012 | 1901 Views
"..with love from Cde So and so, don't tell the moneyman!" - Stamp out Corruption
Government corruption and theft are among the biggest threats to democracy in Zimbabwe and they are probably the main reason why Zanu PF will not give up power. But yet again, Mugabe uses the British to divert attention from his failures of nearly 32 years in power.

In my article Auctioning Zimbabwe â€" the shady faces behind Mugabe's government, which was retracted from the blog after a couple of threats from the people I wrote about, I mentioned that corruption is becoming a major concern to young Zanu PF supporters who feel that the party elders and the military chiefs are greedy masters who refuse to share the resources cake with anyone who is not in their circles. Now, throwing an egg at Mugabe's wrinkled face, the Zanu PF youth leader for Manicaland broke the ranks of fear and told Mugabe, in front of thousands of people who attended his birthday celebrations, that Zanu PF is a greedy party that only cares for corrupt individuals. In his own words, Manicaland Provincial Youth Chairman Tawanda Mukodza said: "President as Manicaland youths we have a lot of complaints. There are a lot of corrupt activities happening within the party. Some of the top officials are abusing their political positions and power to acquire vast wealth for themselves". (www.zimbabwesituation.com â€" 27/02/2012) Mukodza's "Juju Malema" approach was immediately shot down by the 57 year old Zanu PF Youth Chairman, Absolom Sikhosana, who suggested that the youth were not there to raise complaints but to celebrate the aged leader's birthday. In the typical Zanu PF style of avoiding bread and butter issues raised by his youth league members, Mugabe replied by attacking UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the gay community. And did Sikhosana then remind Mugabe that they were not there to attack other people but to celebrate his birthday…?

Money, the good life, puzzles and politics

Last week had some interesting moments for the President and Prime Minister of our beloved country. The two men dominated the news when the Minister of Education, David Coltart, raised concerns about their travel expenses, which were said to be three times higher than the entire Ministry of Education. Despite this seeming agreement with Mugabe's approaches, the PM shifted tack and expressed a lot of frustration when addressing journalists in Harare last Friday. This was an encouraging change from his last press conference with his deputy, Mutambara, where they jointly expressed hope that Mugabe was working with them on issues amongst others, the appointment of the police commissioner, media reforms and general electoral reforms.

Then, it was Mugabe's turn in the media when he claimed to be promoting non-violence and emphasised his tea drinking relationship with the PM. His warning to police against arresting the PM for supposed corrupt transactions was clearly trying to hint that he was guilty but wouldn't be charged. Latest findings seem to be that the PM is in the clear as far as the US$1.5 million supposedly corrupt deal is concerned. New information suggests that the money was a personal loan that the PM must repay, borrowed to improve his living conditions.  A big "hard luck" must go to Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, who was apparently kept in the dark over these transactions. While the PM belongs to the same party as the moneyman Biti, it seems he would rather deal with Zanu PF controlled Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to access funds.




Of Libya and Syria, what can Zimbabweans Learn?

The first lesson from these countries is that non-violent struggles for democracy are always the safer bet when fighting against violent regimes like that of Mugabe, Gadhafi and Assad. I think political leadership should study how to avoid the regime taking us the violent way, and at the same time study how to respond to violence by military strikes on civilians. There are many things to look at here as we have seen how help from the international community can be delayed by the geopolitics of countries such as China and Russia who are among the possible obstacles to Zimbabwean democracy as this time. While we wouldn't wish to go that way, the history of oppressed communities teaches us that rebellion happens naturally and Zimbabwe cannot be an exception. What Zimbabwe can be is a shining example of how power can be captured from violent regimes without killing thousands of innocent civilians. We hope to be that example but it needs sensible leadership from all political parties and institutions such as the military. I still have hope that we can achieve the mission to isolate the persona of bloodthirsty Mugabe and his inner circle and this should be a priority that has to echo in strategies of peace loving Zimbabweans both in the country and beyond.

Mugabe Tsvangirai Zanu PF Youth League Corruption Biti


Disclaimer:
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Source: Harare Sunset | wp.me

Is Itai Dzamara eyeing the US Green Card?

Yes
20.41%
No
73.78%
Not sure
5.81%
534

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Ncube blame failure to 'operationalize' Electoral Act for rigged 2013 ...

by Wilbert Mukori | 22 May 2015 | 340 Views

NetOne to launch 5G network - MOBILE network provider, NetOne will lau...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 1576 Views

Gugurahundi devoured my bi-ethnic background - Pt 1 - My name is Mandl...

by Nomazulu Thata: taken from eBook 'Sweetmother' | 22 May 2015 | 2040 Views

Soldier bashes motorist for refusing him a lift - A soldier based in M...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2419 Views

Kasukuwere is gay and power hungry - Video - Temba Mliswa yesterday re...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2720 Views

Elections: When Non - Participation is Important - Welshman Ncube on ...

by Welshman Ncube | 22 May 2015 | 1173 Views

'F*****', Jonathan Moyo loses it on Twitter

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 4555 Views

Man with huge manhood infuriates sex workers by using it on goats - A ...

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 7096 Views

Prophet fatally stabs a soldier - A 28-YEAR-OLD man who claimed to be ...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2650 Views

Zanu-PF expels more heavyweights - The Zanu-PF politburo has expelled ...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 3763 Views

Pregnant wife torments hubby, issues death threats

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2142 Views

Tsvangirai is fighting from the wrong corner

by Peacemaker Zano | 22 May 2015 | 1664 Views

Man kills son, cut of ear and collect blood in lunch box

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2008 Views

Sikhala strongly remembers Dzamara

by Stephen Jakes | 22 May 2015 | 1505 Views

There is a political hand behind Cuthbert Dube's firing

by Stephen Jakes | 22 May 2015 | 1552 Views

Migrant workers union laments targeting of cross border buses by robbe...

by Stephen Jakes | 22 May 2015 | 1491 Views

Let those who want to vote go and vote - I totally agree with the nee...

by Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo (Facebook extract) | 22 May 2015 | 927 Views

Harare Residents Trust saddened by death of members - Harare Residents...

by Stephen Jakes | 22 May 2015 | 1007 Views

Duo defraud employer of over $6600

by Stephen Jakes | 22 May 2015 | 1356 Views

Witchcraft scare at High School, 80 pupils sent back home - About 80 p...

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 3105 Views

Man to hang for ritual murder - A Karoi man who killed his nine-year-o...

by Daniel Nemukuyu | 22 May 2015 | 1577 Views

Zimbabwe army to veto Mnangagwa Presidency - Hardline military and int...

by Itai Mushekwe | 22 May 2015 | 4545 Views

'Weak' Mujuru failed us -Temba Mliswa

by Staff Reporter | 22 May 2015 | 2778 Views

Disabled child ruins marriage - A TEENAGER who was impregnated aged 14...

by Staff reporter | 22 May 2015 | 1712 Views

Entertainment

All set for Jah Prayzah album launch

by Brendon Nyoni | 22 May 2015 | 1058 Views

Nicki Minaj teams up with Beyoncé In 'Feeling Myself' Video

by Staff Reporter | 19 May 2015 | 4124 Views

Lady Bee - Manyemwe / Vavengi - (UK) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

by Staff Reporter | 18 May 2015 | 2816 Views

Gwala, Kapfupi drama comedy ready - THE hilarious Mahlalela drama come...

by Lance Chigodo | 17 May 2015 | 3456 Views

Tsvangirai worship album out - GABORONE-BASED MDC-T activists and prot...

by Staff reporter | 16 May 2015 | 5226 Views

Ringo, Winnie Khumalo Harare gig in doubt

by Staff Reporter | 14 May 2015 | 4120 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi takes fans for granted?

by Staff Reporter | 12 May 2015 | 6272 Views

Hit-makers release forth album

by Vusmann | 12 May 2015 | 3468 Views
iBlog

Those Behind Tb Joshua Watch Photo Proof!

when this couple (dave and angie) were indicted of being the masterminds behind tb joshua watch, the blog admins refuted it and denied any sort of connections with the couple, but that’s not what the facts portray as precisely every single one ... Read More
pointblank 13 July 2014 ago

Time To Kiss Zimbabwe Goodbye Forever.

By israel dubethings fall apart at zanupf. brother turns against brother, sister betrays sister. the center cannot hold anymore. as the walls of oppression and discrimination collapse, matebeles must make sure that they do not find themselves lost i... Read More
myAfroTube 03 November 2014 ago