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What Independence, What Freedom- Mafa Sibanda

by Stephen Jakes
24 Apr 2017 at 12:03hrs | Views
MDC-T Bulawayo Acting spokesperson Felix Mafa Sibanda has questioned as to what Independence can Zimbabwe talk of, when the liberators fought for themselves and their children?

He said when people preferred the Zanu pf iron york to Smith's wooden york.

"When the 1970s chicken run of the whites is a drop in the ocean compared to 5 million Zimbabweans who have deserted a so called independent Zimbabwe. Indeed what Independence what freedom. What Independence what Freedom. When more than 20 000 of my peoples died after 18 April 1980," he said.

"When Willogate scandal was known after 1980. When 15 billion evaporated and condensed somewhere after 1980. When Sydney Malunga died after his car hit a dog and his driver survived after 1980. When unemployment has reached more than 90% after 1980. When we have more vendors in all our CBDs than formal shops after 1980. When roasted mealies are sold in 1st Street after 1980. Indeed what Independence, what Freedom. What Freedom what Independence."

He said when you are arrested for saying Mugabe is old when he is more than 93 years old it is strange.

"When you are arrested for demonstrating against corruption. When the president says we can only arrest small fish in corruption so that they do not grow big. When thieves can claim to be the Robin Hoods of Zimbabwe while plundering state resources. When activists disappear in broad daylight," he said.

"When you are free to speak but are haunted by your speech and death brought upon you What Independence what Freedom. What Independence What Freedom. When the first lady is busy evicting fellow black people from farms to expand her empire of opulence. When the police force has been privatised into an army of a political party. When the leaders are a bunch of sycophantic thieves and murderers scared of even their shadows. When you cannot travel for twn kilometres without meeting moving tollgates in the form of police officers When corruption is the norm in govt circles and professionalism is a pie in the sky Indeed what Independence what Freedom."

He said what Independence what Freedom, when people are frog marched to attend national events on empty stomachs and undressed bellies.

"When poverty has engulfed every sphere of life. When leaders chase out the whites and use their ill gotten wealth to build 50 roomed mansions instead of industries. When you are taken from industrial employment where you enjoyed pension savings, medical aid, insurance and other benefits. Into tomato selling where you enjoy municipal police brutality, sun heat, rains, alleyway toilets," Sibanda said.

"And you are told we are empowering you. Indeed what Independence what Freedom What Independence what Freedom. When people prefer Xenophobia to Mugabe's rule When our relatives are prepared to die in foreign lands rather than coming to a desert with no end in sight. A desert without an oasis of hope. When school fees can now be paid with goats, hens and cattle. I think zvihuta can also do. Oooooh what Independence What Freedom."

Source - Byo24News