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Mbuya Nehanda the prophet of Satan

by Dudu Masaiti
09 Dec 2011 at 06:22hrs | 1850 Views
Mbuya Nehanda and Sekuru Kaguvi in Custody. Circa 1896.
While the country is shocked by the fall of a sad historical tree from which Mbuya Nehanda was hanged, I celebrate the end of a symbol of evil. I am a patriotic Zimbabwean black by skin colour and of Mbire Royal family of Dzimbabwe.

To quickly introduce my firm position, I am a liberal character who does just follow majority opinion.  I judge all cases in life by the results they produce. A good worker in my eyes is not one who would greet me with deceiving respect every morning, but one whose labour is profitable.

I have seen many faiths in life and they all claim to be better than the rest and my criteria of choosing who is good is by looking at the results of their philosophy. Some faiths produce members who are kind and charitable, and some produce members whose offerings to the high priest are human organs, hands, tongues, heads or human blood.

Ever since I was a little boy during the war of Liberation in Zimbabwe, the name of Mbuya Nehanda was mentioned more times than the name Zimbabwe by Zanla forces. They would tell us at pungwes how Mbuya Nehanda led them to conquer the oppressive regime of Ian Smith. I was very touched by the power of this dead character whose great leading spirit would make every poor Black happy, safe and prosperous.

My doubting suspicion started when the same Zanla forces who were preaching the much awaited dawn of African prosperity started to kill more Blacks than they killed Ian Smith Soldiers. They would come to a poor war savaged village and claim that Mbuya Nehanda told them there were sell-outs within us. People were beaten and burnt to death because Mbuya Nehanda's spirit told Zanla fighters to do that. A total of 17 000 Shona villagers died that way between 1976 and 1980. Less than 2000 Ian Smith soldiers were killed by Mbuya Nehanda led Zanu but 17 000 blacks mostly of Karanga origin were butchered.

At the age of eight, I saw my very respected neighbour being tortured to death by Nehanda led Zanla forces. I can witness that even in the Hague. The results of this creepy Satanic Old Witch are very negative for my country and I wish she was never born.

The poverty that my country is suffering under is a direct result of that evil prophet of Satan and her posthumous influence. Her disciples have turned our once World-Class roads into killer and stone age  roads, our once prosperous hospitals are now dying places and our currency is now extinct. Our people scattered all over the World and we have become known for refuge in every square kilometre of the earth's surface.

In 1983, the Nehanda led regime of Zanu PF killed 40 000 Ndebele people in Matebeleland. Some were burnt and some buried alive. Fathers were made to rape their daughters while Nehanda disciples were enjoying the act. Since then, the nation has become frightened and a frightened nation cannot grow the economy.

In 1999, Mbuya Nehanda disciples who are sodomising our country went into rampage to grab our once productive farms from other Zimbabweans giving them to their Zanu people who have no capital to do productive farming. Children have died of malnutrition in a fertile country and jobs were lost but Mbuya Nehanda disciples themselves eat imported delicases. They get treated in Asia even for flue. They wear foreign attires and fly overseas for holiday at the expense of the poor.

Mbuya Nehanda has not brought anything positive in Zimbabwe and to expect me to worship a tree where she was hanged is an insult. I actually propose that the stem of that tree and its roots be burnt and a hospital built in its place.

She is an evil centre of contention and if I were made President of that country I would ban the mention of her name.

A good prophet produces disciples who are caring, loving, protecting, charitable, thoughtful, trustworthy, honest, reliable, Lawful, constructive, peaceful, respectful, harmonious, friendly and helpful.

A bad prophet of evil produces, murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, criminals, adulterers, deceivers, hateful, evil, unreliable, selfish, destructive, Lawless, warmongering, hate preachers, nation dividers, dangerous, unpredictable, thoughtless and crooks who are never willing to cede power.

I will not follow majority opinion and just worship Mbuya Nehanda without questioning her influence in my country. I have read many who see the tree where she was hung as a National Shrine worth protecting.

Mbuya Nehanda may have done good in her life, I do not dispute that. I do not dispute that she defended our country against Colonialism, but it is what her disciples do and say in her name that makes me hate her as the worst dead Zimbabwean influencing the living negatively.            

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