Vice President Constantino Chiwenga have today been appointed to be the Minister of Health by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The President is allowed to do assign the VP as he see fit, however, at the same time the VP should not hold another office or employment. Those are article 99 and 103 of the 2013 Constitution.
So, there is a merit to either case, if the President is allowed to appoint Chiwenga as both VP and Minister or not at all. However, I will not dwell on that. That is something for lawyers and attorneys to discuss.
What is more striking is the guy who would sack every single nurse who was demonstrating in the Republic. There been plenty of doctors, nurses and health workers who has demonstrated, because they were incapacitated. They did not have the funds or the salaries to pay for the added inflation and therefore, lacked livelihood for their work.
Chiwenga is a man who can be for weeks for treatment in China. He could even be gone for months away. The VP has also been airlifted to India, South Korea and China. In 2019 he was 4 months in China. He has travelled back and fourth for review of treatment as well. Therefore, the man knows how to get health care as health care tourist, but not the one who uses the Health Care in his own republic.
So, its weird that the man who in fury can sack all nurses are suddenly in-charge of them and the doctors. The unions who has fought against the incapacitation. The ZHDA, ZINA, SHDA and Apex Council have all written about their grievances, lack of equipment and salaries. As the state are not following up on the issues at the Ministry of Health and for the Health Workers in the Republic.
Chiwenga will be oil and water. He has no fuse or understanding of the troubles of others. They are just to follow chain-of-command. That the President is giving him this role in the midst of global pandemic. Is militarising another ministry by hiring yet another military man to have a top role. Just yesterday, the permanent secretary who was appointed was a former air-force commander or something like that. This is therefore, continuing military involvement everywhere.
VP Chiwenga will not make the Ministry better. Trust me, he will just make it worse and ensure more rampant corruption, fake tenders and secure the will of ZANU-PF. There will be no revolution of the Health Care.
The VP is soon on a plane to China anyway to get treatment for an illness. Not like he will be in a hospital in Harare. Unless, his on his deathbed and cannot get airlifted abroad. Peace.
“In all circumstances security services will carry out their duties with appropriate astuteness. protection of the right to life is paramount, especially in light of the COVID19 and machinations by destructive terrorist opposition grouping” (..) “Those who promote hate and disharmony will never win. The bad apples that have attempted to divide our people and to weaken our systems will be flushed out. Good shall triumph over evil” (…) “security services will continue to carry out their duties with appropriate astuteness and resolve” (..) “We shall overcome attempts at destabilisation of our society by the few rogue Zimbabweans acting in league with foreign detractors” – President Emmerson Mnangagwa 4th August 2020
You know your in the wrong, when civil disobedience and protest become terrorism. Yes, it is an act of defiance and resistance against the government. However, peaceful protest isn’t hurting anyone. Walking with placards and planning marches in city centres aren’t necessarily hurting anyone. Alas, exemption of the pride of power-hungry men.
Sure, the ZANU-PF Politburo and President Mnangagwa has been torn by this. Their pride and honour has been hurt by the 31st July Movement. As they cleared the streets, intimidated the leaders and arrested the few who dared to show up. Arrested activists and the fellow opposition leaders. Continued to arbitrary arrest, abduct and raid homes of activists and opposition leaders across the Republic.
While now claiming the ones who there is a manhunt for is the problem. The ones that your sending soldiers to their homes and police officers. Political arrests and detaining, determining their fate, while calling them terrorists. That is what the ZANU-PF and the President is busy doing.
This is not reforming but tearing the republic apart because you got the guns and the arms to do so. When activists, journalists and opposition leaders are taken down like this the only remedy is mercy. However, there seems to be none from the top. As they are busy trying to make them worse.
Chinamasa called the MDC-Alliance terrorist last week and now his boss does the same. He calls on everyone who dares to stand up against him, terrorists. Like Mnangagwa is so unique and special, the holy of the holiest. The saint, the deity the whole Republic supposed to praise, his majesty and the second coming of Jesus. Because, who dares to annoy, insult and defy this man. Whose grace can only be matched by the creator and the one that lives eternally.
That is why the opposition is in trouble. They dared to insult and annoy the President. They went against his will. The almighty himself. The grandeur and the greatness, the big man of Harare and the resolved gunslinger, Mnangagwa. That is why all the destructive and deteriorating attitude comes forward.
You know your on the wrong side of history, when you call your own citizens terrorists for doing their constitutional right and taking away their civil liberties at the same time. Punishing people for being active citizens and caring about justice, freedom and liberty. Taking away their rights and justifying it, while making them outlaws for so.
You know, you have messed up and this gig cannot continue for to long. Because, you cannot arrest the whole Republic. You don’t have space in the prisons. You can take a few, plenty even, but not whole villages and townships. That’s not happening.
The President of Zimbabwe is a lost soul with no heart. Just a man of greed and power. This man doesn’t see it, but we do. He can attack the weak but enrich the strong. This man is not for the ages, but for the short-term profit on the devastation of the Republic. He will destroy piece by piece. Peace.
When you militarized the streets and avenues of the cities. When you barge into people’s homes. Abduct activists and make phony charges. When you arrest journalists, writers and the ones who expose the dirty secret and scandals of the regime.
Whether, the person is in Harare or in Bulawayo or anywhere else can be taken into custody or even abducted without a trace of location. Days later they will dropped somewhere central with bruises and hurt. While the government itself is making mockery video of fake-abductions, meanwhile the activists are either hiding or family members intimidated by the authorities.
This is the state of what is happening in Zimbabwe. The new dispensation to violate civil liberties, freedom and even basic justice. If you are connected to websites or publications enlightening the minds of the public. Then you can get arrested and get charged with inciting to violence.
If your an activist or a leader who is willing to voice dissent will meet the blunt force of the state. Either yourself or your nearest kin. The police and the authorities are apprehending people for political reasons. Also because the state are going after the ones who organized the 31st July demonstrations and activists in general.
When you clear the streets in the days ahead, keeps soldiers in the streets and goes for manhunt for the ones who is vocal in the republic. You know your on the losing side of history. Yes, for the moment your gaining momentum, but the oppression can only take the so far.
The state can arrest everyone who is somebody with a platform and a voice. They are all in danger. As the state uses all means, besieging homes, raiding offices or even arresting people on the streets. There is nothing that isn’t unacceptable.
If Mnangagwa thinks this is a winning a formula. His wrong and will in the end loose. He is showing power and bullets now. However, the government and the authorities are not respected by this. They are feared and intimidating the public. They are inciting fear and using force on its own. The ones its supposed to protect. These are the ones its supposed to serve, but instead hold them hostage.
That is why the state has cleared the streets. This is how Mnangagwa and his allies will be remembered. The way its actively clamping down on its own. Either the opposition or the anti-government activists. They are all fair game and able prey of the state. This game of showing no mercy and cold-blooded attack on civilians.
Shows what values the state has and what is important to them. The public are useful pawns, but not vital to them. They can be used to get loans, development grants and such. However, when their voicing dissent, they are useless piece of garbage who can be tossed away. Nevertheless, eating the funds to help them is nice.
So, when journalists or activists speaks out about the eating. Then they deserve to linger in the dungeon until oblivion. That is what the state does… and this is how Mnangagwa will be remembered. The New Dispensation was a fraud. Mnangagwa is terrified of the people and it shows. He has to use the army to quell them and cannot even use civilian ways. Neither can the state allow dissent to demonstrate against it. That shows how little civil space its in the republic under Mnangagwa.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, we know your living in wealth, eating of the plate of the government and your family is richer than God. You have land, businesses and a title, as the head of state. The republic is ill and your running it. Something you have done since the toppling of Mugabe.
Mnangagwa, now that your openly goes after activists, when the ruling regime are claiming main opposition party is terrorist and writers, journalists and activists are detained. If not, they are abducted. Like the recent act against ZimLives journalist and editor, Mduduzi Mathuthu, whose house was raided by the Police today. While confiscating cameras, computers and such.
All of this is done, while the opposition and tired public is gearing up for tomorrows demonstrations on the 31st July 2020. The activists and journalists who has covered this has put their life in danger. The police have haunted them and even asked for interviews.
Everyone who are looking into the corruption actions of the President and his men is getting into trouble. Just like Hopewell Chin’ono. Who is awaiting trail, as the state is working on producing evidence and his lingering in jail, denied bail. That is what the state does.
This is the state that Mnangagwa is serving the world. While using the loyalists of business to talk against demonstrations and getting authorities to call out COVID-19 guidelines as reasons to block these events. While UN organizations comes out defending the rights of the public to demonstrate.
How much pain do you want to add Mr. Mnangagwa? You know this, right? That your are the reason why people are burden in pain and suffering? You know that when we leaves this life, we all have to answer the same God, right? This means, there is no difference between us and we have to answer for our actions and choices in life, Mr. Mnangagwa are you ready to do that?
You should consider your actions and what you do. If your thinking your a big-man to send the army to the streets, putting up road-blocks and intimidate the ones on the barricade for the public. Then you are wrong Mr. Mnangagwa. This is not governing, but an armed siege of the public.
This is what you are. Your going to homes, take away critics and later make up charges. You intimidate and expects obedience. However, you are supposed to rule on accord with the public and after their wishes. They are not to blindly get commanded by you and yours. That is what you do.
While getting the guns, the ammo and the officers to civilians homes to intimidate them. That is what you do. If not, you get people arrested or abducted, because you can and later you read a scripture to act Godly. While you shouldn’t even sing a hymn or psalm.
Mr. Mnangagwa, I understand why you are called a crocodile. You are eating people and leaving their skeletons behind. You are coming with your teeth and spreading fear. That is apparently who you are.
So, Mr. Mnangagwa should we anticipate a bloodshed and a sudden rise in fatalities tomorrow? Peace.