Opinion: Have Kembo Mohandi violated article 106(2b)?

Are you alright now?… Are you alright now? Can you give me a fuck now?” – Vice President Kembo Mohandi

One of the Vice-Presidents of Zimbabwe Kembo Mohandi have gotten into a pickle. The old man of 71 years is clearly vigorous. As the leaks of phone calls with his “lovers” been released to the public. Surely, the VP didn’t wanted this out in the public. Someone dropped this to hurt him and maybe get someone else promoted or appointed in his place. Since this is making the old man looking “sexists” and “questionable”. The manner, which he spoke to the ladies in question is also showing his true character.

That he has affairs and sexual relations with people is usually personal business. However, when you are an VP there is other standards. Also, the manner, which these leaks have been released shows how he interacts with his “lady-friends”. As these are also married ladies as well. This shows that he doesn’t care or thinks because of his position that he got the magical stick. Since, the young ladies will throw themselves at him and he can enjoy the spoils. This seems like the thing of the VP.

Not that I am shocked that someone like the VP would use his position to get ladies. That is what men like he does. He get the perks of the office. VP Mohandi is not the first or the last. However, the way he spoke and did it wasn’t all that good.

That is why I’m just quoting the Constitution to prove what the VP has possibly violated it.

Article 106 (2b) states:

106 Conduct of Vice-Presidents, Ministers and Deputy Ministers

(2)Vice-Presidents, Ministers and Deputy Ministers may not, during their tenure of office—

(b) act in any way that is inconsistent with their office, or expose themselves to any situation involving the risk of a conflict between their official responsibilities and private interests” (Constitution of 2013).

The VP should answer to this article, as it states a vital point for his office. That he shouldn’t have conflict between his official responsibilities and his private interests. We can surely question of making love at the office is a breach of his official responsibilities, as that is all his private interests. His privates are all active, while his using the public office to activate that. This is therefore not only a moral question. As he should answer and atone for his sins where he see fit. Since these woman are reported to be married already. So, this is infidelity, but that both has answer for on their own.

However, the cheating spouse is one issue on its own and if the VP is a cheating hubby himself. That is moral question, which is bad in itself. Nevertheless, the usage of the office and his position as a VP get laid is more worrying. That his searching for the honeypot and the fountain of youth. If not his searching to get his loads off. No matter what he does. He maybe should have been more careful and not as riled off.

Yes, people are busting his balls right now, but that is justified. The old man is a sexist and using his office to solicit sex. That says it all really. It should have consequences for him. Not just bust his balls. Peace.

Zimbabwe Devine Destiny (ZDD): VP Kembo Mohadi escapdes Disgraces the Nation (19.02.2021)

Opinion: Papa Don is off the hook

The Second Impeachment trial in the Senate is now over after the final vote yesterday. As anticipated, the party of “rule of law” wouldn’t care about the constitution or accountability. The Republican Party vindicated their “dear leader” and “his majesty” Donald J. “Papa Don” Trump. The Republican senators saved his impeachment and acquitted him.

The Republican Senators is allowing Papa Don to incite violence and send a violent mob on the chambers of the Capitol. Where they had planned to go after the Speaker of the House, Vice-President and others to settle the score. To stop the certification of the election and overturn the election. They are all accepting that someone can order a coup d’etat and it’s cool. This is the message they are sending.

The party of “rule of law” is fine with deadly attacks. The party of “rule of law” is okay with sponsoring, helping and promoting domestic terrorism. As police officers died, injured and other civilians died. The Republican is fine that someone in power is not sending in the National Guards in time to stop and secure the lawmakers in the Capitol. That is what they said with letting Papa Don off the hook.

Yes a few Republican Senators voted for it, but not enough to get him “convicted”. That is why Trump won again. The people who did storm the Capitol. The ones who are in custody of the law will pay much more consequences for it. Then the person who actually got them there. The one who spoke, planned and made the event happen on the 6th January 2021. That says a lot of the fall of grace for the United States.

The United States Senators and especially the Republican Senators are okay with treasonous acts against the Republic. The Republican Senators is fine with people conspiring to violently overturn and take over an elected government. Because, that was the initial drive and the reasoning behind what occurred. It is not like this should be forgotten.

Papa Don have clearly broken the ideals and moral backbone of the US. They have no values anymore for so many. They rather be loyal to one man and his political aspirations. Then be following the Constitutions and the current laws. They rather risk destroying what the founders made sacred, then touching their leader. That is what they did yesterday. This is the message the Republican party is telling the world.

The Republican Party rather be loyal and supporting Papa Don, then vote to convict the man that could have ensured their last breath. Because, many of the Senators and Representatives was just minutes or even less away from being caught by the mob on the 6th January 2021. They had prepared a noose outside for possible hanging of certain individuals. Therefore, the Senators who acquitted Papa Don is clearly fine with that. They are positive to the idea of mob justice towards the ones who defies their leader.

If they really was against it and saw this an dangerous affair. They would have addressed it. These folks would have made the leader behind it and the others accountable. Especially, the same party that went after Benghazi and impeached someone over a blow-job. However, domestic terrorism and incite violence is okay when it’s one of their own doing it. Especially, if the one doing it has the party by the balls and he can swing voters their way. That is what is at stake here.

Papa Don owns the Republican Party. They are all his sycophants and “Yes-Men” will serve him by any means necessary. It doesn’t matter the cost or possible breaches of law it seems. As long as they have him behind them, everything goes. Papa Don is the personification of the Republican Party now. They are not willing to break with him or make him accountable for his actions. Only his enemies or opposition are supposed to answer for anything. That is what the world is learning. This is why Papa Don would be a perfect tin-pot dictator, but he never got the legality to become that. Though, the Republican Party would have helped him on the way, if they could.

Now that his golfing in Mar-A-Lago in Florida. His a private citizen answering other cases, which is filed in the courts. Still, we don’t know if there will sentencing or even charges on him directly. As there are investigations into his companies and transactions, his taxes and whatnot else that he has done.

Papa Don have been allowed to do whatever he wanted and still it seems that nothing can touch him. However, at one point, something got to give, but we now know its official the the GOP and the Republican Party is his. The Republican Party is his subjects and they are serving him. Nothing matters to them. Only being loyal to one man. Who knew that the party would become such a disgraceful gang of people. Nevertheless, that what power does and greed corrupts people. This is really evident. Peace.

Opinion: Kyambadde knows the truth [but claims the youth doesn’t understand]

Some would tell me that they like me, but they don’t understand the party I am attached to. People are blaming the party because of our over stay. Even with the services delivered, the youth think that they are not prioritised” Amelia Kyambadde (19.01.2021)

The now former Permanent Principal Secretary to President and Minister Amelia Kyambadde has spoken the truth. That is actually not new. Now and then she has blasted the truth in the media and gotten the real in interview. This time is now different.

Even though Kyambadde is part of the Museveni clan. She has all the connections and enjoys the perks of that. Some things we do know is that she will not suffer as long as Museveni is in power. Because, as long as he is in power. She will have access and ability to enjoy the spoils of the Presidency. 

This week again she has spoken the truth. Not that its shocking or anything. It isn’t even that radical or brutal. Just a mere reflection of what is happening and the consequences of their actions. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) have been there and in-power too long. President Museveni have overstayed in office. That is just a mere fact and no reason to run away from it now.

The youth doesn’t feel the services is delivered. When they don’t have work, unemployed and living in a gig economy. In a Republic where one class eats all and the others cannot afford breadcrumbs. That is the sad reality of what the NRM has delivered. Not like Kyambadde was sincere about that part. There is to many lacking factors and options for the youth and citizens in general. Its a deprived state and depleted one. Which the next unlucky loser have to entangle and resolve.

Kyambadde is right the NRM isn’t a party to understand. Since it is a party who only revolves around one person and his whims. His micro-managing and erratic behaviour isn’t making it easier to understand either. However, the final end-game is in his hands and controlled by him. That is just the NRM way at this point of time.

The NRM haven’t cared or invested in the ones she points at. The only interest is in overstaying and securing power. Not to serve or deliver anything anymore. That is why the President could just re-hash old ideas and pledges, as he knows very well … that he didn’t deliver or have the ability to make it happen in the previous term or in the last decade. That is just who he is and the likes of Kyambadde have to act oblivious to the fact.

That is why I will not blindly say she “right” and saying the “right” thing. No, she knows perfectly well the game and how its rigged. Amelia knows how things are working and been in the chambers for so long. That she knows how things get corrupted, stolen and stopped. Kyambadde called out the GAVI funds back-in-the-day and surely seen other things happening too.

Still, she has been part of it and earned her coins. A loyal cadre and a yellow compatriot. That is why I cannot praise her insight. Unless, she wanted to reveal some underlying issues and be a whistle-blower. Alas, she is just stating the obvious, but forging a narrative that the youth doesn’t understand.

However, they do understand and see the game of the NRM. That is why they are voting for the opposition and other parties. In hope that they actually do something. That they are doing the things the NRM isn’t doing. So, that they can have hope for a better tomorrow. Peace.

National Unity Platform (NUP): Press Release to the World from Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentumu Robert (17.01.2021)

Journalists shot as they we’re following Bobi Wine’s Convoy in Masaka

Today as Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine was leaving Masaka district after visiting a church ahead of campaigning in Lwengo district. The authorities and the police ambushed the National Unity Platform (NUP) convoy passing the area. They used live bullets on unarmed civilians.

These bullets apparently hit journalist Saif-llah Ashraf Kasirye, a Radio One journalist and an online Ghetto TV in his head. He got taken to the Masaka hospital for treatment. Others who was also hit and injured by the police was the journalist Ali Mviule and Daniel Lutayaa (NBS TV).

This actions is police brutality and journalism isn’t a crime. These folks and citizens are only covering the campaign of Bobi Wine. They are not criminals and haven’t done a crime. These acts are devious and injustice.

Innocent civilians gunned down for doing their job by the security that is supposed to keep them safe. What the police are doing versus what they are supposed to do.

These actions shouldn’t happen, but they are reoccurring and there is no consequences. The only thing happening for this trigger-happy police officers and commanders. Is that they get moved and stationed elsewhere. There is no consequences if there is fatalities or brutality served the general public.

Today has been bloody and unnecessary so. Three journalists doing their job got injured while working. Because some local officer wanted to show his hubris. That isn’t a good sign and the people pulling the trigger will not answer to any courts or any law. While Bobi Wine and his folks has to thread the waters carefully. Since he can answer the same Police Force anytime. Peace.

Tanzania: Magufuli aims to be the kingpin

The polls yesterday 28th October 2020 is an abysmal affair. A travesty of an election. Where it was a free-for-all for all tricks of the trade of rigging it in favour of the President and his ruling party Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM). Joseph Magufuli and his allies shown no scruples, no care and only grabbing power by any means.

The incumbent president wants to be remembered as self-imposed tyrant. He wants to be remembered for using shady tricks, blocking opposition, arresting MPs and candidates. Also, using the army against civilians to intimidate and kill to get ahead. That is the sort of man, Magufuli is.

Magufuli doesn’t care about his reputation or his standing internationally. He will break all codes and all measures to get total control. The man will have pre-ticked ballots, stuffed ballot boxes, arresting poll agents and a total media black-out. Because, that man doesn’t want to be questioned by anyone.

Before 2015 there was this “What Would Magufuli do?” well, now in 2020 we do what he does. Still, he will persist with an illegitimate term and have power of all institutions. Clearly, not caring about the will of the people or the justification to be on top. That is why his using the state as his racket. His racketeering and using the state as his playpen. The President is now a Kingpin.

A big giant kingpin, a mobster and thief in office. He stole this office and did it deliberately. The Opposition can petition the Courts and can ask for recognition abroad. However, that will not matter if he has the throne and that he retains the powers with it. The President has the power and can use the muscle against the ones who are vocal against him. That is why people are getting all sort of forged charges and barred from the public. If you are a writer, journalist, comedian, activist or an opposition leader. You will get into trouble sooner or later. That is how it is in the United Republic at this very moment.

That is why Magufuli wants to be remembered as a Kingpin. He wants to be the top-dog and remembered for it indefinitely. The infinite boss and the emperor of Tanzania. That is his end game and goal.

Everyone supposed to love him and obey him. If you don’t, you will regret it. That is the reality of it all. The man must be so proud of himself and his achievement. That he got to use the army, the institutions and everything at his finger-tips to impose himself on his own people.

That is the grandeur of Magufuli. That is the greatness and the upper echelon aims of this man. Instead of being really elected.

The illegitimate government and rigged election will haunt him. Maybe not really at first. Someone will condemn, some will petition, but at the end of the day. The man has all powers and the International Community will ask for some reforms, but will not follow suit. They will only cry, if the exports of vital things stops or their interests are breached. As long as that doesn’t happen. They will not care, if their leader kills to rule and violates human rights as common as people drink water.

That is just the way things are and we have a new Grand Dictator. Magufuli, what would he do? Well, he would impose himself as a kingpin for yet another term. Peace.

Opinion: Zuma needs to man-up and face the truth

Former President Jacob Zuma are still facing the investigation and the criminal proceedings of the State of Capture case, which is investigated through the Zondo Commission. A Commission, he and his lawyers are working hard to discredit and also deflect blame.

The former President is clearly fishing for sympathy, when he invokes the narrative of living his whole life through Apartheid. Yes, he lived through like most of his generation. However, he also rose into the stratosphere and got amass power, which he had for a decade or so. It is not like the former President didn’t have all the luxurious benefits and the connections at his finger-tips for a period. Even all parts of the state was following him and obey his commands.

Therefore, the statement released recently is only a defensive and unnecessary document. It is not serving his case nor the investigation any good. Yes, his playing the victim, but that’s not new. The State of Capture case has been going on for years. While in power he could deflect, muffle and stop the process. However, now its not possible and he got to play the sainthood like his the pope or a cardinal. While he rather drink, enjoy the company of a nun and use the offerings to build himself a monastery on the top of hill.

This is why Zuma can defend the looking into his kids. We know the kids also enjoyed perks with the Gupta Connections and the State Owned Enterprises. They also got tenders and other deals, which was not accessible by others. Therefore, when an investigation follows the money, you never know where it ends. If they follow the drugs, you find drug-lords and cartels. However, if you follow the profit of that illicit trade. You don’t know where the money is going and could end up in the pockets of other powerful men as well. The same is happening to Zuma.

Zuma can plead his innocence and plead not guilty. However, he did pocket money and built a village in Nkandla. While he was in office. He suddenly could afford a second home in Dubai. Clearly, having more money than his salary would make possible. The man who came from hardships suddenly was Richie Rich. That doesn’t come out of nowhere. There is someone offering a deal and you accepted it. If it was using your power to fix Eskom and other SOEs in your time.

Therefore, those statements and letters your writing is only showing that you have no remorse to misuse and directly taking money out of the public coffers. Which you had no trouble doing in the years you we’re in power. Zuma had all the opportunities to do the right thing. However, as time went by and options came your way. You took them, you ate it and you enjoyed the perks. The same happen to your family members, which you want to shield now. But you let them eat of the sudden wealth and fortunes that came your way.

Zuma, if you wanted to shield your kids. You should have shielded them away from the Gupta’s and the other associates giving you sweet-deals. As the President you could have pushed them away and blocked them. Instead, you guided them and made it possible them. This was a rise to power and you felt untouchable. That is why the risk of paying a price seemed unlikely. That is why you made it possible for them to get connected.

That is why it’s late to cry foul now. You knew what you did and how you acted in office. As President, you knew what you we’re doing and what access you made possible. It is a sorry ass excuse to ask investigators to distance themselves. Maybe, as President he shouldn’t have received money from Oakbay and other companies. Maybe, his family members shouldn’t have gotten associated with the Gupta’s. Because, if he was interested in not having them involved in his business, they shouldn’t been entangled in anyway.

Alas, greed is a powerful force and it can swallow anything in its way. In this regard, it took the family and foundation of Zuma’s power. He ate it all with his greed and misuse of power. To an extent, that is still invested to this day and still not over. Peace.

Opinion: If Museveni could he would relaunch the Movement System

President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Musveni never wanted the Multi-Party Elections and a Multi-Party System. The President would have preferred that everyone was under the Movement System. Where everyone is sensitised and getting their patriotic teaching through the party. The Movement would take care of you and ensure your on the right track.

That is what President Museveni really wants. He would like to swallow everyone and have them all under his banner. This is why there was a Referendum in 2000 and again in 2005. Therefore, the first Multi-Party Election was in 2006. That gave the National Resistance Movement (NRM) the advantages ahead of it, as they had total control since 1986. That is 20 years of solid foundation and having appointed people where they needed.

The Movement System was already embedded, it was even a part of the 1995 Constitution. The state was fixed with Resistance Councils, which initially was Local Councils and Local Government. It is from there the state was controlled and how the supposed NRM became a “mass party”. That’s because it had the power in every aspect and kept siege over the seats from the bottom to the top. A fancy way of being a “one-party state”. 

That is why all parties that has challenged the President gotten into double jeopardy. The armed forces, the police force and everything else has been thrown at them. If this was Paul Ssemogerere, Kizza Besigye and now Robert Kyagulanyi. Everyone is feeling the blunt force and the retribution for challenging him.

In 2020 and 2021, we are repeating history yet again. The same forces are at use and the same means are taken against the opposition. The same is on the throne and he is not giving way. The President will use all means to stay there. Everything will go against the ones who goes against him. Either by the hook or by the crook. Nothing matters, as long as the ones challenging him is humiliated and hurt. They should go to him and kiss the ring.

President Museveni wants everyone under his wings. The man wants everyone to be on his beacon-call. The President wants to annihilate the opposition and get rid of all dissidents. He doesn’t want them, but got too. Just so he can score some brownie points and claim he brought democracy. Even, when it is not that deep, but only in the name.

If the President had his will. There wouldn’t be no Multi-Party Elections and be other parties than the Movement in the Republic. Because, everyone is supposed to follow him anyway. They are all wrong and deluded to stand up against him. These folks needs re-education and debriefed to understand the grandeur of the Movement. This is how it seems…

President Museveni wants to be the sole answer, the only leader and the kingpin. Museveni wants to be solution and have the automatically mandate to reign supreme. This is who he is. A President who only made it happen, because he was pushed and public wanted it.

The President would prefer to not only have the army, but have the whole public naturally assigned to the Movement. Without question and have them as “members” of his party. This is the sort of character he is. That is why nobody should challenge him, but people should just obey him. Peace.

Kanyamunyu confesses to the murder of Akena: Is the Mato Oput enough?

“The rare process and ceremony of mato oput is undertaken only in the case of intentional or accidental killing of an individual. The ceremony involves two clans bringing together the perpetrator and the victim in a quest for restoring social harmony. Mato oput begins by separating the affected clans, mediation to establish the ‘truth’ and payment of compensation according to by-laws.  The final ritual, ‘drinking the bitter root’ is a day-long ceremony involving symbolic acts designed to reunite the clans” (Justice & Reconciliation Project (JRP) – Mato Oput Ceremony, 10.05.2010).

In November 2016, there was an unfortunate murder of Kenneth Akena. After that has followed a long process and an aftermath, which has not answered the needs for retribution after the killing of a innocent civilian. The ones suspected, Kanyamunyu brothers, Matthew and Joseph Kanyamunyu. Also, Matthews girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari.

This process have been going on for years with relief and no verdict. The accused have been left of the hook and the ones investigating have let it be. Therefore, the stories now unfolding. Is very telling.

That Matthew Kanyamunyu have asked for forgiveness to the Acholi Elders and Akena’s family. That shows remorse and also that he says the culprit. Which is very different story, then the ones peddled in 2016 to 2018. When they claimed to be innocent and not involved in the murder of Akena.

Now, Matthew has deliberately stated his guilt. Because, before the story was that the brothers damaged the car of Akena but didn’t kill him or shoot him. Alas, that story has to be altered now, as the man has plead guilty in from the Acholi Elders.

Even in February of 2020 in the Courts, Kanyamunyu claimed he was a good Samaritan to Akena and only quarrelled with him, because he scratched his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. That story should also be dismissed now, as he did take the blame this week.

Its time to get closure here, even if Matthew and the brothers gives 10 cows to the family of Akena. The family of Akena will never get Kenneth back. He been dead and this has haunted Matthew. He tried to run away from the deed, but it never went away.

That’s why he 4 years later confesses to the family of the deceased and to the elders of Acholi. What is striking is that he could roam free and not face the consequences of his actions to this time. That Matthew had such suction and reach within the chambers of power. This is shown by the time that has lapsed without any verdict in Court. That it has been running, but no definite answer to it.

What is also striking is that the man pleaded not guilty right from the jump into earlier this year. Not like he haven’t tried to play this out and be totally cleared of the guilt. He has used the prolonged justice system and the mechanisms there to run away from charges and incarceration.

That he plead guilty now to Acholi elders is fine and dandy, it is an important event and that he takes accountability for his misdeeds. That he took the life of Akena and is responsible for his fate. That’s why he apologized. However, that is maybe enough for them, but is it enough for society?

Because, if the man is of the hook for kneeling and confessing, how cheap is life then? Especially, considering how long he defended himself and how long he pleaded “not guilty”. Just because he has a change of heart. He thinks this is enough. Give a few cows and ask for an apology. That is not answering for the crime committed but bonding himself out with a gesture and a smaller pay-off to the deceased family.

This is a traditional mediation ceremony, which was performed. The Mato Oput is important for the Acholi and their traditions. However, the man should answer in the courts of law. Where he has denied and denied the whole murder case. So, that it can have some legal remedy as well. He has now confessed and that should matter to the pending case and the unanswered legal retribution.

Because, if not… then Akena’s life was just worth 10 cows and could be traded away that easily. After years of denial. That shouldn’t be enough, especially the way the Kanyamunyu have played this case out in the public sphere. Peace.