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Hate speech lies in the core of Zanu PF - MDC official

by Stephen
23 Oct 2016 at 06:52hrs | Views
Discent Collins Bajila
An MDC official Discent Collins Bajila has said the hate speech lies at the core of the unwritten Zanu PF code of ethics back dating to the time of the liberation struggle which ended in 1979.

Bajila through his Facebook post said once upon a time there was a home helper who had resided in East Zimbabwe in the late 70s.

"She used to narrate stories of how the "POVO" were mobilized through pungwes to support Zanla guerillas. One of the songs allegedly sang at the pungwes went like, "Simiti nani ko? Tomufananidza na kondo , tomufananidza na kondo, tomufananidza na kondo. Muzorewa nani ko? Tomufananidza na sindi. Tomufananidza na sindi. Tomufananidza na sindi".

"NgeSiNdebele sakithi lingoma ithi uSmith ufana xathu lo thekwane. UMuzorewa ufana xathu londlegu. It is these kinds of songs that teach our people not to interrogate the ideas of an opponent but to judge them using their looks or race or tribe," he said.

Bajila said the late Maurice Nyagumbo further worsened this sounderous character of Zanu PF when he wrote in his book " Power to the People " that Joshua Nkomo was never really popular nationally but used his links to Rhodesia Railways to ferry one set of people as an audience to every corner of the country.

"To put an icing to the cake one musician composed a song that got acres and acres of airplay on ZBC. The song had the lyrics "Tinotenda vaMugabe, mutungamiri wedu muhondo. Tinotenda vaNkomo, sahwira wedu muhondo" meaning "Siyambonga uMugabe owasikhokhela empini. Siyambonga uNkomo owayengumngane wethu sisempini," Bajila said.

"The song was meant to elevate Mugabe to a War leader while reducing Nkomo to a mere friend of the guerillas."

Source - Byo24News

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