Thank you for your excellent editorial comment, “Mugabe’s obnoxious Zaoga offer fetid.” You have hit the proverbial nail on the head many times in your writing.
I remember after the disastrous 2008 elections reading an article that stated that the South African government had suggested to President Robert Mugabe and his cohorts that violence was not really acceptable and that it would be better to campaign in the churches knowing fully well that millions of Southern Africans follow the Christian faith.
I find this utterly unacceptable and tantamount to blasphemy, but what has become clear since then is that Zanu PF and their head honcho have faithfully followed that piece of dirty advice.
As a Christian, I am rather rattled that Ezekiel Guti would even entertain such a criminal idea. Rather than the rule of law applying, where is the rule of the God we are supposed to serve and follow in the Christian Church? Guti should have immediately stood up and turned down that ludicrous offer. Clearly, we have a head of government who thinks it is right and good to take things without paying and property that does not belong to him. The past 16 years have proved that. As a nation, we have been taught to covet, steal, lie and to take that which we have not worked for!
There is no rule of law in Zimbabwe! Mugabe and his colleagues do not respect even that which is called the rule of law. Zimbabwe’s President is a law unto himself and he knows nothing of knowing better than to break the law. Let us just get down to the basic truth about our nation here.
Guti and his church should rather follow the Word of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ before they follow the tainted due process of the courts of law. I know what the Bible says on uneven scales and an unjust system. If I were a member of Zaoga, I would simply have walked out. As the Church, we are called to be an expression of Christ Himself and not that of an autocratic, dictatorial, lawbreaking, oppressive, covetous and arrogant system and its architects. To him who has ears let him hear!