Thanks to the thriving democracy enjoyed in Zimbabwe, every citizen is entitled to hold and express their opinion.
GO TSIVO GO!
However, the freedom of opinion must not be abused to peddle blatant falsehoods. In a widely published open letter addressed to Dr Phillip Chiyangwa yesterday, the writer chose to remain nameless and faceless. This is most probably because the writer was fully aware that the allegations made were baseless and groundless.
The writer alleges to be speaking on behalf of the millions of Zimbabweans. This cannot be true. The writer obviously does not hold any position or status from which he derives a mandate to be the spokesperson for Zimbabweans. It is clearly striking that the impetus behind the letter is outright malice, jealousy and envy for the success Dr Phillip Chiyangwa has achieved in life. His humble and inspirational rise from being a mere vendor in Chegutu to his current innumerable achievements is a matter of public knowledge.
The fate of the December 5 election is exclusively in the hands of Zifa councillors. Dr Chiyangwa has openly emphasised this fact and has spared no effort to directly engage with the councillors. He has shown utmost respect for the councillors by personally presenting his vision to each councillor.
On the contrary, the writer’s candidate, Mr Trevor Carelse Juul, is conspicuous by his absence from Zimbabwe. It is common knowledge that Mr Carelse Juul does not even hold a Zimbabwean passport which is conclusive proof of citizenship of any person. It is mind-boggling how the writer expects a person who frowns upon Zimbabwe’s citizenship to represent Zimbabwean football at the highest level.
Mr Carelse Juul is so contemptuous of Zimbabwe that he does not even stay in the country nor is he involved in any known activity in Zimbabwe. The only known information about him relates to his scandalous exit from the very same position he is now seeking to be reappointed. It appears the writer has been gullible to believe the false claim that Bruce Grobbelaar was made to play for Zimbabwe’s national team by Mr Carelse Juul. Grobbelaar himself has refuted the false claim.
Mr Carelse Juul has also been embroiled in messy financial embezzlements in the construction of Angwa City which ultimately caused his flight from Zimbabwe in 1999. It appears Mr Carelse Juul is determined to convert his status from being a fugitive of justice by pretending to be the messiah for Zimbabwean football. Zimbabweans are no fools!
The golden rule of election is never to take the electorate for granted. Any candidate who wishes to be taken seriously must never insult the voters. It appears the writer and Mr Carelse Juul, whom he fronts, are ignorant of this fundamental fact. Let the councillors be the judge on whether Dr Chiyangwa is the right candidate or not, but the writer must spare us such lies!
More selfies Phidza!