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Letters: No to another empty ED victory

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 2023 presidential bid is an exercise in futility. At 80 years, Mnangagwa, even if he wins the coming polls by fraud or freely, the victory will be hollow and empty.

The thousands of people turning up at his rallies are not even a guarantee that he will bag the Presidency.

However, be that as it may, most people are convinced that if Mnangagwa wins the coming polls, things will get worse. No positive change will come.

Mnangagwa remains the face of Zimbabwe’s problems. He is the man who single-handedly presided over the decay of our economy. He is ignoring high-profile corruption bedevilling our country. He has destroyed our industries. He has failed.

It is deplorable to see the youths putting the future in the hands of a man who has run his course. Mnangagwa deserves to go and rest. No praise and worship can change that.

There is no miracle Mnangagwa can do to improve things in this country. The man is now failing to stamp his authority at party level and it boggles the mind to see people pin their hopes on him.

Zanu PF is holding itself and the country hostage by giving Mnangagwa another chance to contest for the Presidency. Even the dullest person can see his shortcomings.

As we cruise to the 2023 polls, people must know that a Mnangagwa’s presidential victory will be a waste of time. Let us determine our future.

I challenge the Zanu PF youths to be serious about the destiny of this country. Even Zanu PF structures must wake up. Enough is enough.

As long as Mnangagwa remains President, people will continue to suffer.

Let us change this. No to another empty Mnangagwa victory. - Citizen

Is the end nigh for us?

IN Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to his disciples: “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few . . .” Those were the days in the  infancy of Christianity.

Fast-forward to 2023, we are now witnessing plenty of preachers than the harvest and a crop of preachers  who are con-artists, engaged in all manner of fake miracles to milk money from unsuspecting congregants.

Could this be the fulfilment of the vision that Paul saw in the Book of Revelation when he saw false prophets coming in the end times?

How many youthful prophets are cheating the masses, be it in Zimbabwe or in other countries?

Every week one of the self-styled prophets is holding a conference or a prayer meeting. The message shared sounds like it comes from the same script: It’s about prosperity gospel. It’s all about money. 

The question which begs for answers is: Who is benefiting in the end? What we see is a church leader showering himself with pointed shoes, nice suit and the latest BMW or Mercedes Benz.

Many who contribute church offerings, tithes and other thanksgiving have nothing to show for it; some of the benefits are spiritual perhaps.

These preachers have found fertile ground in hundreds of people who flock to their churches.  They are brainwashing the masses to the point of making many worship the man of God instead of focusing on God, Almighty.

In today’s world, we now have prophets who are stalked by allegations of faking miracles, sexual abuse and other vices. Who will then shepherd the flock when the shepherds are found on the wrong side of the biblical law?

Things have changed in an unfortunate way. The death and resurrection of Christ is now being taken so lightly.

Christians must seek the truth from God through Jesus Christ and feed on the Word of God. In the Word of God, there is healing, prosperity and salvation. - Tavapa Munodei

Zanu PF must show patriotism

THE only thing new about the terrorism meted out in Murehwa on the poor elderly villagers is that someone who was part of the gang filmed and sent it to his bosses in Zanu PF as proof that they could now be paid for their barbaric and cruel actions on behalf of the party.

The mistake they made was to inflict so much suffering that someone with feelings in Zanu PF sent it viral. It proves beyond doubt that the hierarchy in Zanu  PF are well aware of these acts of terrorism and are the true instigators. So enough now of their denials that they are a violent gang and their supporters are peaceful.

As we have come to expect, Zanu PF director of information Tafadzwa Mugwadi was quick to downplay the barbarism saying all the right things like the perpetrators should be brought to justice, but we know that will not happen. The hierarchy in Zanu PF will see to that! What has happened to those who attacked the mourners at Moreblessing Ali’s funeral at Nyatsime, those who killed Mbogneni Ncube in Kwekwe, thugs that beat up the journalists and CCC supporters in Gokwe and those who assaulted Jasmine Toffa. All highly-publicised events and not a word of condemnation from the Zanu PF leadership from the top to the bottom.

And who is behind the continued cruel imprisonment of Job Sikhala without trial? We all know.

Patriotism is not party specific. It is not about Zanu PF and everyone being loyal to it. The only people loyal to the party are those who are too afraid to show their true feelings (the terrorised rural poor) and the brutal thieves who are reaping benefits from being members (from the lowest structure member to the top).

There is no patriotism involved. A patriot does not need payment to beat up neighbours on behalf of politicians to put the fear of God into voters so that vote for evil and continued starvation. People who have to stoop to those depths of depravity have no sense of humanity.

The frightening thing about all this violence is that Zanu PF is teaching the youth that it is acceptable to use terrorism to get what they want. We will very soon be a Taliban State or degenerate into a divided county of war lords like Ethiopia was where no-one is safe. Heaven forbid!

There is only one way out for Zimbabwe and that is for peace loving citizens to relegate Zanu PF to the dustbin of history as soon as possible.- A Mbire


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