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Tsvangirai 'credited' saving Zim from fate of war-torn Somalia - wishful thinking when we are still falling

05 Apr 2017 at 17:29hrs | Views
If you expect people to believe what you say then you must respect historic facts and not insult the readers with lies.

"Morgan Tsvangirai is one of Africa's leading democracy struggle icons who is respected worldwide for starring Zanu PF strong arm tactics in the eye of the storm and fighting the ruling party utilising peaceful democratic tools," you say.

Any credentials Tsvangirai has ever had as a champion for democratic change, he lost them on 31 July 2013. At noon of that day, long before the voting was complete, Tsvangirai announced to the world that Zanu PF had "stolen the elections"! This was just confirming what most people had known all along would happen and they had warned Tsvangirai and his MDC friends would happen.

The GNU's primary task was to implement the democratic reforms designed to stop Zanu PF stealing elections. The GNU was initially given 18 months to complete the task but in the end it lasted 60 months, five years. Sadly, MDC still failed to get even one reform implemented in five years!

MDC leaders "were busy enjoying themselves and forgot why they were in the GNU," remark SADC leaders after the rigged July 2013 elections in sheer exasperation. So, all this talk of Tsvangirai "starring Zanu PF strong arm tactics in the eye" is utter nonsense.

"As the momentum for the formation of a Grand Coalition gathers pace in Zimbabwe for the 2018 Elections and as the ruling party continues to press the self-destruct button, it is only with wisdom that we take a close look at the man more likely to lead the coalition," Nyambiya tells us. "Morgan Tsvangirai is the front runner to be the presidential candidate of the Grand Coalition due to his long track record in the opposition trenches and being the leader of the biggest opposition party, the MDCT."

By failing to get even one democratic reform implemented in five years of the GNU, Tsvangirai has proven himself to be breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent. Where is the "wisdom" of pushing a proven corrupt and incompetent individual to hold the highest office in the land?

Nyambiya, you and many others - many of whom are CIO operatives, for selling the idea is a top priority for Zanu PF - can do all you can to convince the naïve and gullible opposition that they will win next year's election guaranteed as long as they form the coalition. The truth is with no reforms in place Zanu PF will rig the 2018 elections just as easily as it rigged the 2013 elections.

Of course, President Mugabe does not want to have even one reform implemented before the election and hence the reason many CIOs are cheering and promoting the "Grand Coalition" project. By noon of 2018 election day Tsvangirai will once again be announcing to the world that Zanu PF "stole the elections"! No doubt Darlington Nyambiya and many of those promoting coalition as the silver bullet will all disappear like mist under the African morning sun.

The country's failure to come up with a working governance system is at the very heart of our economic chaos and political paralysis. We need to deal with this matter honestly and with the sense of urgency the matter demands. Falsifying historic fact to promote individuals with a proven track record as corrupt and incompetent is not helping us get out of this hell-hole but is dragging us even deeper!

"Tsvangirai is credited by most Zimbabweans for not turning Zimbabwe into another war-torn Somalia," Nyambiya wrote.

If nothing is done to save Zimbabwe from the disastrous path we have followed these last 37 years there is a real danger of the country descend into violent street protest or worse as people, in desperation, sought a way out of the mess. Of course, historians will look back at the 2008 to 2013 GNU as one of the wasted golden opportunity the nation had to change course. And Tsvangirai is the man who wasted that chance!

Source - Wilbert Mukori
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