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ZCC still demanding Zanu PF and MDC dialogue - for 39 years insane set national agenda, enough is enough

30 Nov 2019 at 06:24hrs | Views
Albert Einstein said "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

It is very sad to note that Zimbabwe must have one of the largest number of insane people, per capita, in the world because clearly many of them are in positions of power and authority and have continued to set the national agenda. When it comes to our politics we are well and truly stuck in a rat race orchestrated by the certified insane!

"Dialogue is imminent, but it is just a matter of time. President Mnangagwa is the Head of State and Government. He is our statesman," said Zimbabwe Council of Churches Secretary General, Kenneth Mtata.

"He has the keys for dialogue, (the) MDC-A leader should swallow his pride and engage and consider President Mnangagwa as the President of Zimbabwe. Dialogue is coming, we need to prepare for it, but it might take time. We do not need foreign intervention."

The economic recovery Mnangagwa had promised when he took over from Mugabe in the coup two years ago has failed to materialise. There has been no local and foreign investment and unemployment has remained 90% plus, stuck there for over decade now. Inflation, which was single digit a year ago, has started to surge upward and be 1 000% soon, if it is not there already.

The economic chaos and human suffering caused by the economic meltdown and hyperinflation are heart breaking. The country's public health care service, hopeless inadequate as a result of decades of being starved of funds, has all but closed. There are no doctors, no nurses, no equipment, no medicine, etc.; government does not have the money to pay doctors above the pittance US$ 40 per month, etc.

The Church leaders, like everyone else out there, are rightly alarmed at the country's worsening economic situation; this is socially, politically and morally unsustainable. We all accept that something must be done to end the economic meltdown. The billion dollar question is; what should be done?

"Dialogue between Zanu PF and MDC!" is the answer from ZCC!

Of course, this is a solution only the certified insane would give! It is a historic fact that Zimbabwe's economic decline start 39 years ago and has continued to this day because the nation stuck with this corrupt, incompetent and murderous Zanu PF dictatorship. Even when the people were in no doubt that instead of bring mass prosperity, "Gutsa ruzhinji!" as Mugabe never tired of promising in the 1980s, Zanu PF was bringing mass poverty; still the nation could not remove Mugabe and company from office because they rigged elections to stay in power.

The greatest mistake we, as a nation, made was to reward Zanu PF for rigging the elections by pretending the elections were free, fair and credible. It is therefore not surprising that Mnangagwa rigged last year's elections, as usual, and he is surprised that we have not all come out and endorse him as the legitimate government.

The consequence of our folly of rubber stamping Zanu PF rigged elections is the economic meltdown. After 39 years and with the nation now in serious economic trouble, it is no surprise that the penny has dropped that if the country is to end the economic meltdown we must cure ourselves of this cure of rigged elections.

Zimbabwe was a middle income and economically prosperous nation in 1980, it is Zanu PF misrule that has dragged us into this mess. After 39 years of letting Zanu PF rig elections and letting the party stay in power regardless in the hope the party will get us out of the mess it was dragging us into only the insane would not see the sheer futility of letting this madness go on another day!

ZCC want the opposition to rubber stamp Zanu PF as the legitimate government and are expecting some form of government of national unity to emerge in which Zanu PF will be the ruling party in all but name. ZCC want to legitimise this illegitimate Zanu PF regime so it can remain in office till the next elections in 2023.

As long as Zanu PF remains in power, we can be certain the party will never ever implement and meaningful democratic reforms. The party will therefore rig the 2023 elections and will expect the nation to once again rubber stamp its legitimacy by hook or by crook.

What Mtata and the rest of the mentally challenged out there are proposing to keep Zanu PF in power till 2023 and beyond! We have allowed the insane to set the nation's agenda for the last 39 years with the tragic consequences we all see today. Enough is enough!

Mnangagwa and Zanu PF rigged last year's elections, the regime is illegitimate and must step down. We need to appoint an interim administration that will implement the democratic reforms leading to the holding of free, fair and credible elections. End the curse of rigged elections and we will end the curse of pariah state and economic meltdown.

"Hupezi inyama yegakava!" (There is no one more stubborn than the village idiot!) so goes the Shona adage.

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