Why is Zanu PF choosing to chase the wind?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

SOME very wise and quite enlightened person once said: “Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy more tunnel.”

And in our troubled times, politicians in Zimbabwe are proving the aptness of this adage. A case in point are manoeuvres being made in earnest by the ruling
Zanu PF party to mobilise thousands of its supporters to come to Harare for what they call an anti-sanctions march.

One of the party’s key support bases, Mashonaland East has already pledged some 20 000 people for the event after they were offered 25 buses and 8 000 litres of fuel.

If this is only one province pledging this, it means the party is expecting no less than 200 000 people to come to Harare from the country’s 10 provinces. If the other provinces are given the same amount of fuel, it means the party will doll out a jaw-dropping 80 000 litres just for the anti-sanctions march.

Given the dire state of our economy and the well-spelt out reasons why the southern African nation is under sanctions, many may be amazed at the thinking of
those in the ruling party.

But for the Zanu PF apparatchiks, that the sanctions they want to march against were a result of excessive human rights abuses perpetrated by the late former President Robert Mugabe’s regime does not ring in their ears at all. They would rather “buy more tunnel” than to break from their former leader’s abhorred past human rights record.

That Zanu PF is blatantly refusing to take heed to the international community’s concerns regarding the country’s blemished human rights record speaks volumes of the party’s dreams for the trouble nation.

The party, which boasts that it cares about this country and its people, would rather burn 80 000 litres of fuel on an otherwise lost cause than donate the fuel to the country’s ailing health delivery system, which, for instance, is struggling to procure enough drugs for thousands of people living with HIV.

The country’s hospitals are barely affording fuel to run generators to sustain operations at a time rolling power cuts are rendering the institutions death zones, yet the ruling party can afford to burn 80 000 litres of fuel chasing the wind. This is very sad indeed, to say the least, that politicians being politicians hardly see reality.

3 Comments

  1. You are very confused my friend and I would be right to think that you do not realy know what you are writting about. You say sanction were imposed on our country because Mugabe abused human rights and at the same time you are very confident that the sanctions will never be lifted and you even sound happy about it! Do these western friends of yours believe that Mugabe’s spirit will continue to abuse human rights now that the man is dead??? This level of thoughtlesness is mind boggling! Which light at the end of which tunnel which comes with sanctions in place? Right, tell us, how much money does the opposition spend organising those hooligans who destroy property and terorise zimbabweans who want to go about their day to day business and where does that money come from? Okay, can you please answer on behalf of the so called international community friends of yours: why is the Us who imposed sanction on Zimbabwe a good friend of Mahommad Bin Salman who murdered a Whashington Post journalist Jamal Kashogghi?

    1. mugabe was a terrible leader. how worse can a leader be than what he did to zimbabwe. in civilizations people do not celebrate such. they are condemned to oblivion. does anyone celebrate hitler?

  2. The confusion rings in your nuthead Farai, MDC is not in “power”, your party, for whom you’re a slavish admirer is. Your upside down “reasoning” is astonishing. Rioting is coming from Zimbabwean from all walks against economic hardships which you are paid to hide by writing childish articles like this one. This country is so polarised by your party’s lead in toxic politics – you (or a relative) might just be a victim of a stray bullet from the guns of those you laboriously defend one day.

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