Latest News Editor's Choice


Opinion / Columnist

Protests pointers of a failed state

18 Jul 2016 at 12:31hrs | Views

As pressure mounts on the ruling to deliver its promises it is facing a revolt from the majority of Zimbabweans.

Thousands of Zimbabweans around the country have lost faith in the government and its economic policies which have failed to improve the country's economy. Instead people have been shortchanged by the ruling party which is spending much of its time on factionalism and firing of its members and not paying attention to the dwindling economy. There is uncertainty of hope to every Zimbabwean as the economy., shortage of cash and unemployment hits the ordinary person in the society.

The ruling party has of late been  caught with pants down by sporadic political protests and activists who are demanding nothing other than good governance, end of corruption  , police brutality and hunger. These are factors and third forces affecting  the people  not the United States of America and United Kingdom as reported by the state media. These issues should be addressed promptly in order to save our country. On Friday afternoon the riotous police  ran battles with vendors in the city centre. We have created a nation of vending with no production. On the international arena we are scoring own goals and it will be a mammoth task to control this damage. We need extreme measures to stop this and find a long lasting solution to our challenges.

We all share one common vision to see Zimbabwe working again . Our youths have been frustrated by the current crop of leaders who have failed to honour their promises hence all these protests and disgruntlement. Opposition political parties must unite and forge for a very powerful contigent and make sure that a new Zimbabwe is born by 2018. As long as poverty, hunger and injustice persist in our country , people will not rest and will always fight for their rights.

---------
Leonard Koni <konileonard606@gmail.com

Source - Leonard Koni
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.