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'I will take Zimbabwe forward' twittered Coventry - how naïve, vote rigging ED is taking it backward

10 Sep 2018 at 18:56hrs | Views
"I am honoured to be appointed by President Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe's Minister of Youth, Sports, Art and Recreation. I will continue to carry our Flag with pride and dedication of service so we can come together and take Zimbabwe forward.   God bless you and God bless Zimbabwe," twittered Kirsty Coventry.

Of course, you are honoured and we are all pleased for you! But do you really think you will accomplish anything of substance given Zimbabwe is a pariah state ruled by corrupt, vote rigging and murderous thugs?

President Mnangagwa promised to hold free, fair and credible elections following last November's military coup. He clearly never meant to keep his promise as the recent rigged elections showed. He made the promise for the sinister and cynical purpose of deceiving the world, and taking the sting of the illegitimacy of the military coup.

President Mnangagwa knows that he blatantly rigged the recent elections and, per se, his regime is illegitimate. He has appointed you, Kirsty Coventry and a few other innocent and decent individuals into his cabinet for the same sinister and cynical purpose of deception. You are the human face of the tyrannical regime, the whitewash on the tomb.

The illegitimate Zanu PF junta will never accomplish anything of substance, economically or politically, because the regime is rotten. The country will never attract the much need local and foreign investors because they do not do business with corrupt and vote rigging thugs. Investors are a shrewd and savvy lot, they know Zanu PF rigged the elections and they will not be fooled by the whitewash!

On the political front, Zanu PF is NOT going to implement even one democratic reforms in the next five years and so we can be 100% certain that Zanu PF will rig 2023 elections just as readily as it rigged 2018 elections! No doubt the regime will look for more innocent but very naïve Zimbabweans to front the regime!

Zimbabwe is in this political and economic mess because the country is stuck with this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship. Each time the regime rigged the elections Zimbabweans have found one excuse after another why they should accept the result and move on, hoping against hope that the nation will stop Zanu PF rigging the next elections.

For the last 38 years now, Zimbabwe has been caught up in this insane but deadly cycle of Zanu PF rigging elections to loot resources and to make sure no meaningful democratic reforms are implemented so the party can rig the next elections. The only way to break this vicious cycle is to deny the vote rigging regime legitimacy.

Zimbabwe is stuck with a corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship regime and by accepting the appointment you are only helping the illegitimate regime gain some modicum of credibility and thus extend its stay in power for the purpose of looting and rigging the next elections. 38 years of Zanu PF misrule have seen unemployment soar to 90%, basic services such as clean running water and health have all but collapse, etc.; that is where Zanu PF is taking the nation.

"I will continue to carry our Flag with pride and dedication of service so we can come together and take Zimbabwe forward." Not this time my dear.

38 years of corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF rule has dragged this nation into the very depths of economic and political hell; how anyone can be so naïve and downright foolish to call this "forward" beggars belief!  But then Kirsty Coventry is not the first nor will she be the last to be seduced by the trapping of high offices. Viewed through the rose tinted windows of the ministerial limo, the potholes, the illegitimacy and all the bad things disappear; everything is rosy!

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