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'We must unite and work {loot & kill} together' Zanu PF welcome Mutasa – remember ides of March, Christpower Maisiri

05 Jul 2020 at 07:34hrs | Views
"Nyati (Cde Didymus Mutasa) has re-joined the party and since his return, it has been our wish to meet him officially as Makoni leadership and work together going forward," announce Zanu PF national secretary for finance, Patrick Chinamasa.

"Sometimes we see things differently and fight, but that should not separate us. Now that Cde Mutasa is back, we must unite and work together. He laid a strong foundation for the party in Makoni and his return should solidify it. We are amending our constitution to create a Council of Elders where cadres with vast experience like him can sit as advisors."

What Chinamasa meant to say is "we must unite and loot together!"

All Zanu PF has ever done since getting into power in 1980 was loot and rig elections to maintain the party's iron grip on power. As long as there was plenty of loot to go round Zanu PF were united and the looting and rigging went ahead smoothly. The party cadres started fighting to the death when the amount of loot started to fall, notably after the last white owned farms were given away, and members started to fight over the scraps.

One can understand why people like Mutasa are as keen as mustard to re-join Zanu PF – within a few months of being booted out of the party in 2014, together with Mai Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo, Munacho Mutezo, Simbarashe Bhasikiti and many other, many have hit hard times. Hunger, disease and all the other problems afflicting the poor are no strangers to the Mutasa and others' home; so familiar the dogs wag their tails to welcome them!

One can well imagine Mutasa singing "The good times are here are!" As a member of the proposed Council of Elders, he is probably expecting to get a party car, free fuel, an office and secretary, etc., etc.! He will lucky to be paid Z$500 (US$ 5 at today's exchange rate) per month allowance.

With the country's economy sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss, the nation is on edge and desperate for meaningful democratic change and an end to the economic meltdown. Instead of accepting that Zanu PF has failed to revive the economy, step down and allow the nation to implement the democratic reforms necessary for free, fair and credible elections; the party is doing the exact opposite, it is refusing to accept it has failed and will use wanton violence to retain its iron grip on power.

Mnangagwa has Libya's late dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's mentality of hanging on to power to the bitter end. Giving up power in a peaceful process is simply unthinkable, it is not in their DNA!

A word of caution to Didymus Mutasa and company; in your eagerness to earn brownie points, do not do Zanu PF's dirty work.

Didymus Mutasa was fingered in 2012 arson attack of an MDC leader's home. Christpower Maisiri, an innocent 12 year old boy, was burnt to death! If you pay no heed to this warning, you can be certain Zanu PF will not have time for another cover-up as in 2012; you will be the one left holding the bag and you, not Mnangagwa or anyone else, will account for whatever is in the bag!

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