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President Mugabe, Baba Jukwa, Jesus and an exiled Zimbabwean

03 Jul 2014 at 07:10hrs | Views

President Mugabe became a Hero because he was a Baba Jukwa of 1963! Human existence is a product of resilience. Whenever human freedom is suppressed, there is always another way to defeat the greatest suppressor of that time. Ian Smith looked at Robert Mugabe's face in 1975 and laughed out loud that a Bobojan had no capability to take over power from a civilised White Prime-Minister.

Power makes people forget that we were all born equal and we were all given the capacity to conquer difficult situations. In 1963, President Mugabe understood that an oppressor deserves to be defeated and today he seems not to believe that.

President Mugabe was born innocent in a country that was run by criminals who did not believe that the victims were capable to free themselves. These Colonial criminals did everything to make sure that whatever the oppressed people did to free themselves would be translated as treason. Fully knowing that he would carry the charge of treason, President Mugabe made a decision between remaining in a country run by arrogant pompous leaders or to do everything possible to free his people.

One would have expected President Mugabe to be the first one to understand that if you select a particular group of people and enrich them while impoverishing those who do not come from your tribe, you would become an unwanted leader. President Mugabe even today talks about how Smith only saw the Whites in Rhodesia as being the fit people and the rest as chuff.

Corrupted by unrestrained power in 1975, Smith did not understand why Mugabe chose to fight him. Mugabe today is so blinded by sin and cannot see why Baba Jukwa is fighting him. In 1979 at Lancaster House, Ian Smith asked Magama Tongogara, "what have I done wrong with you guys?" That is a sign of someone who lives so far away from the gnashing of teeth of the people who are supposed to be his people. One of the last words that Saddam Hussein asked a young Iraq young man who put an American rope around his neck was "What have I done wrong for you guys?". Surely, the corrupt systems of modern power creates leaders who do not know their mistakes. As if I am lying, Mahommad Gadaffi also asked that very same question to a gang of intoxicated eighteen year old Libyan boys in his last known words "What have I done wrong for you young men?"

Power corrupts!

Sometimes we rush to blame leaders who are so showered by goodies and surrounded by highly corrupt criminals who feed him lies all the time to say people are now better.  The Robert Mugabe who used to walk to school hungry in 1934 cannot be the same Robert Mugabe who runs a country where a Lupani eight year old boy spends some days without food because he does not come from Zvimba. If the President humbled himself for twenty minutes of his thirty-four year long rule and ask Baba Jukwa to show him Zanu manufactured starvation in Zimbabwe, maybe President Mugabe would change the way he runs Zimbabwe.

Jesus's book of wisdom tells us clearly that the Earth is the Lord's and the Fullness therein. It was unthinkable in 1975 that Ian Smith's farm would be run by a Babojan in year 2014. President Mugabe speaks with so much passion and belief that all the Zimbabwean farms he gives to Zanu members will remain in the hands of Zanu in year 2035. If Baba Jukwa succeeds to defeat an arrogant and insensitive leader like what President Mugabe did in 1980, those Zanu farms will once more become farms for all Zimbabweans, not only for Zanu.

"The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness therein!"  Gadhafi can't believe that the "rats" are now running Libya. Powerful Saddam can't believe that his American enemies used children who were born in Iraq to hang him.

These things do not start now nor did they start in 1920. The book of Jesus says "there is nothing new under the sun". The clever reader will run to reference the old pompous leaders like Nebuchadnezzar.

 "Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendour. Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.  But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.  He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes. "

Ian Smith died a humbled man and by the time of his death, he understood that the Earth is indeed the Lord's and the fullness therein. At his death, Smith noticed that all those long years in power, he never owned Rhodesia and no one will ever.

Mobutu sese seko died humbled and by the time of his death, he understood that the Earth is the Lord's and the fullness therein. His name, like Nebuchadnezzar, is of no relevance today. His properties lie empty and corroded in the legacy of confusion and pompousness that he created when he still believed that no one in Congo would ever be more powerful than him; "Vanity of vanities". Congo's Baba Jukwa took over.

Hitler, Kamuzu Banda, Benito Mussolini, Pick Botha and so many, who started so well and with good intention, got the demons of corruptive power along the way, and ended up dying a vanity of vanities.

President Mugabe was my focussed hero in 1977. I trusted him as an experienced African boy who grew up to hate discrimination. I believe my President would ruthlessly abolish discrimination, corruption and marginalisation and create a sane country where one's geographical roots would not dictate their destiny in our liberated Zimbabwe. I believed my President learnt from Smith that failing to treat subjects equally is tantamount to failing to be alive. President Mugabe proved with no doubt to me and all the exiled Zimbabwean that he is nothing special. He did not draw any lesson from Smith segregation. Experience taught him nothing. He deserves a Baba Jukwa at any cost as much as Ian Smith deserved an unbiased Mugabe of 1960.

Jesus humbled  Nebuchadnezzar and the land he called his is actually Jesus's. The boarders, laws and systems that Nebuchadnezzar created, Jesus gave them to Al Maliki this year and Al Maliki is also becoming arrogant, maybe Jesus will give it to Isis at the end of the year. "The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness therein"

Instead of torturing Baba Jukwa and locking him up in prison, President Mugabe who was tortured and imprisoned by Ian Smith should be experienced enough to beg Baba Jukwa for advice on how to run this corrupted country better. Maybe Baba Jukwa will help the President to see that his 35 year old rule has resulted in Zezuru domination of every valuable thing in Zimbabwe. I bet, power has corrupted the once excellent President into blindness. In 1975, Ian Smith listened only to the Whites and would not see a disgruntled Bobojan as a fitting partner who could help the Prime-Minister see Rhodesia better.

Every exiled Zimbabwean knows what drove Baba Jukwa to use his internet technology to whirlwind the corrupted and unwanted divisive Zanu regime led by President Mugabe. We lost our homes 30 years ago under the leadership of President Mugabe. Ian Smith was evil but his evilness did not push us out of our homes. How then are we supposed to evaluate President Mugabe? Is it not worth a while for an experienced African Boy like President Mugabe to do things differently from Ian Smith and seek advice from Baba Jukwas than to do the tired and obvious?

It seems the sympathisers of Baba Jukwa are now targeted and marked enemies. But, like Robert Mugabe of 1960 who refused to allow an arrogant evil ruler to belittle and divide our people into cream and chuff, we shall stand with all those who fight the evil of Zanu to the end.

Release Baba Jukwa and let him do the good job which is beneficial for 18 Million Zimbabweans!

Jesus's writing is on the wall "MENE,MENE,TEKEL, UPHARSIN" No one crosses beyond that writing, not even the most powerful Hitler.

The exiled Zimbabweans cry everyday thinking about their home full of milk and honey but one that we cannot go back to unless we get a new leader who is able to allow everyone equal opportunity.
"Thank you Jesus for the writing on the wall!"

Source - Ryton Dzimiri
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