“People call us junta, the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) is a war veteran, Vice-President (Constantino) Chiwenga is a soldier, I am a soldier, (Housing) minister (Daniel) Garwe here is a soldier and we will rule not minding what the media says. We will continue to rule. Civilians will not” (…) “Those of you who are like dogs barking at the rising moon, you can come back home because the moon will continue rising. There is nothing wrong in coming back home” – Vice President Kembo Mohandi on the 16th October 2020 (Newsday.co.zw – ‘Junta here to stay: Mohadi’ 17.10.2020).
Vice-President Mohandi revealed and said things straight-forward. So, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) is saying what people are saying about it. It is a military enterprise with military leaders. The government is a junta and they are not claiming to be otherwise.
This is not shocking, the other VP is acting like the government is an army. It is Command Government. It is Command Fasting, Command Agriculture and Command Health Care. ZANU-PF is not hiding it anymore.
We knew that the military took over during the Operation Restore Legacy. This has been known and clearly they have more control, than they wanted to tell in the beginning. However, with the years now and security. The gloves are off and the big-guns are now secured.
That Kembo Mohandi is saying this now. Shows that they are not fearing anything. They are just initiating, that the army will control the state and not have a civilian government. This is why the governance and transparency will be lacking. Since, they are all following chain of command and not listen to civilians.
We now know that these folks intends to stay. The New Dispensation is a 2nd Republic of a junta. They are willing to use force and intimidate. They are willing to wreck havoc to human rights, political activism and opposition leaders.
When you put a government like this in power. You should expect impunity. An armed government who work with military means. Will not respect the citizens, but force themselves on people. It will use soldiers and police officers to intimidate the public. If you disagree, you will meet the authorities, because your supposed to obey the chain-in-command.
There is at least not any question anymore. The ZANU-PF is a junta, a military government and they not a civilian one. They are willing to overstay and not respect elections or the will of the people. Since, they have the weapons and the army behind them. Peace.
“‘What other fasting do you want Mr Mnangagwa? Zimbabweans are fasting already, they are hungry” (…) ”BULAWAYO – A man appeared in court on Tuesday accused of “insulting the president” after posting a video WhatsApp status of a woman criticising a call by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to “pray and fast” for divine intervention against the coronavirus in June” (Sipho Mabuza – ‘Man in court over WhatsApp status blasting Mnangagwa call for fasting’ 13.10.2020, Zimlive.com).
The New Dispensation was just a charade, a false promise, dammit, it was even false hope. The Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Second Republic is the regime of the henchmen of Mugabe. The henchmen who was vindicated by the overthrow of Mugabe, but coming with brutal force against his own.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa shows why he never shown any remorse for the Gukurahundi genocide in 1980s. The man who was in the forefront of that and delivering retribution on behalf of the state. Now, his in-charge and showing the same mentality. Using force, being a tyrant and going against the ones who stands in his way.
Mnangagwa cannot even stomach a quote, a citation or a blunt comment on social media. That is how small of man he is. That he cannot bare the content on social media. This is why he has arrested a man for mocking him online.
A President and his cronies should manage some mocking, jokes and criticism. However, there is proof that plenty of leaders are shallow and beneath their office. They cannot manage words or arguments against them. That is why they arrest dissidents and the ones exposing them. Something, the ZANU-PF have done to journalists and activists.
The arrest over a WhatsApp status shows how little of a man Mnangagwa is. His the man of Command Agriculture, Command Health Care and Command Fasting. He might not say it, but that is the truth. He wants to steam-roll and wants to be the honoured commander-in-chief. The President wants to be respected and glorified. However, there is no proof that his worthy of that.
Instead, his a man of military precision and expect people to be behind him. They are supposed to follow his orders and be praising his noble kind. Nevertheless, with his track-record and what he has delivered. There isn’t much to sing psalms about, neither to write a haiku about either. Only sentences of mocking and ask for a divine intervention from this wholly that is bestowed on the public.
President Mnangagwa should care that the currency reforms are fucked. That the inflation is infamous and that the salaries is in a deep incapacitation of civil servants. This is what he has delivered in combination with lack of freedom, liberty and association with dissidents. The state is going after them and using forceful means to silence its opponents.
Mnangagwa is going as far as arresting and charging a man over a WhatsApp status. The President must be proud of his work. He can be jolly and eat in a feast. While he lets the peasants starve. This is why his eating and they are getting scraps.
How dare they mock him, when they should praise him. They should be singing songs of wonders, of his beauty and of his greatness. Alas, that would only happen, if he actually did something and was sincere. Nevertheless, that isn’t the kind of man Mnangagwa is. It is easier to arrest people, than to actually develop society and make a difference. Peace.
“We are watching attempts to drive Zimbabwe into chaos. Some rogue elements among us, are conniving with some hostile Western governments to smuggle guns and set up so-called Democratic Resistance Committees that are, for all intents and purposes, violent militia groups. These plans are key components of “Operation Light House”, the brainchild of one Western power, that seeks to destroy the democratic foundations of Zimbabwe, make the country ungovernable and justify foreign intervention. As the State Security sector, we shall take concrete action to deal with such threats” (Statement Issued by the Minister of State Security Honourable O. Ncube (MP) – On the State Security Situation – Harare – 24 September 2020).
This is a steady argument from the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). I remember so many times late President Robert Mugabe blamed the West. The governing party of Zimbabwe have always looked across its border and into the Western Hemisphere. They got to blame either the British or any other former Colonial Power. That is what they do.
Now, the New Dispensation and the 2nd Republic is more of the same. Instead of fixing the issues, the failing economy and the militarization of the government. The human rights violations and the arbitrary arrests, abductions and such is the reason for the sanctions towards the state. This has been like this and it haven’t changed with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. It has been amped up … and they are destabilizing the opposition and activists on their way.
So, the ZANU-PF have to create foreign enemies, even when there are none. Just to make it seem like they are attacked. Though, the reality of it all is that they are ones creating enemies within their own realm.
The 2nd Republic is attacking its own citizens. That’s why they are blaming the West. ZANU-PF needs a scapegoat. They need to pin someone else, because they cannot be to blame. These folks who reinvented themselves and took power though another operation, which they deemed “Operation Restore Legacy”.
We are just supposed to forget that and the state sponsored violence that has occurred since then. Like the ZANU-PF haven’t caused pain and suffering. They have the power, have appointed the leadership and made the policies in the aftermath of their “Operation Restore Legacy”.
So, in that regard, they have to create a “Operation Light House”. Just because, suddenly there are a will to have a armed coup d’etat against the ZANU-PF. The same ZANU-PF who are saying the West is inciting violence through the Opposition, which is also a common argument too.
Therefore, blaming the West is a common thread for the ZANU-PF. It has been like that since Mugabe and it will be like that for the years to come. As long as the regime survives, they will pin their faults on someone else. Right now it is the West and tomorrow they will blame Chamisa again. Peace.