“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.
The Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) are now officially purging Members of Parliament from the Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance). The leader of MDC-T Thokozani Khupe is enjoying the perks and the spoils the state gives her. Also, demean and mock the real opposition in the MDC-Alliance.
Because, now the nomination of the recalled MDC-Alliance MPs are official and the MDC-T members are taking their places. The gazetted MPs are in and the truth is revealed. The state has only love for Khupe and MDC-T. As they are loyal servants of the cause and could be a branch of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).
Khupe must be giddy. She must be ecstatic to have new comrades in Parliament. All in support of the President and his rigid state. Khupe has no trouble sucking up and obeying the crocodile. Mnangagwa have gotten a token friend who follow up and make a farce of the opposition.
If the MDC-T think they are playing this out wisely. They are not. Instead of seeing the pleas, the pain and the suffering of the state. They are instead using the situation to secure meal-tickets, funding and positioning themselves. This is petty politics in the midst of a brutal police state.
Khupe knows what is happening to critics, opposition leaders and activists, she knows what is going on towards the ones who dares to challenge ZANU-PF these days. Still, she is singing along and making show-tunes. Instead, of being a proper opposition. She is only that in name, but could be another stooge. Who is using her platform to undermine Nelson Chamisa and the whole MDC-Alliance.
That is who she are and she lives fine in it. The wealth she inherits, the gold and the silver she earns in this period is tainted. She is accepting the blood-money and the suffering of others. While living like a queen and on the pedestal of the ruling regime.
She could have been a vocal critic, been a daring individual, who had spoken against oppression, dictatorship and the police state. Alas, she is instead, cheering and dancing on the skeletons, the arrested and the ones who is forced to loose their livelihoods.
Khupe is just another lackey. There are no principals she beholds too. Unless, this is making her bank-account pregnant. Then she is going just fine and the pregnancy is soon happening. The due date is near. She will soon have more babies. We can just await another step to tarnish, destroy and humiliate Chamisa.
Because, that is her life now. That is all that she is. Its tragic, a tragedy, but a chosen one. She decided that this was it. Now she has to live with it. This is her legacy. Peace.
Douglas Mwonzora the Secretary General of the MDC-T wants to also run the MDC-Alliance. He wants to be the big-man both places just like his boss Thokozani Khupe. Mwonzora wants to have the ability to recall and change the leadership within the MDC-Alliance and the MDC-T. Playing to parties at the same time. While claiming to do it after the 2014 structures. Which by itself is ridiculous.
Not weird the state is sanctioning it and letting bygones be bygones, as they are getting a field day. Mwonzora get to be crowned king and spend time in the media. He looks the chief, the crowned mastermind and head honcho. Douglas make it seems so easy, but does he think the world is stupid?
We all know the government and the state wants to assault and silence the MDC-Alliance. That is why Khupe and Mwonzora are useful pawns. They are tools for destruction, their own self-destruction for a few pieces of silver. While they are causing havoc with the MDC-Alliance. It is double whammy and ZANU-PF can laugh to the bank. A bank they have robbed, skimmed from and left nothing behind for the public share.
Mwonzora wants to rule supreme in two houses. Unless he has an open relationship, if his a swinger and the wife allows him to bang other chicks on the side. It is unjustified to be like that. Think that he can run to two households and not be called out on it.
Who do you think you are? How foolish do you think the public is?
Maybe, the silver coins from ZANU-PF blinds your vision. Maybe, the flamboyant behaviour of late is facade. Douglas you cannot keep it up. The games are sooner or later over. You might look like a victor now. You maybe seem like a supreme leader in your mind. However, in reality you are still just a foot-soldier. Awaiting the trenches and the taste of blood.
The former lecturer of law at the University of Zimbabwe, the lawyer for the United Parties and former spokesperson for the MDC. Mwonzora knows the political game and what gamble he does know.
Douglas knows perfectly well the game he plays. He is maybe on the tip of the hill right now. Mwonzora is overlooking the valleys and feeling great. However, that will not be lasting. For one simple reason: You cannot rule in two houses. The MDC-T and MDC-Alliance isn’t the same thing. The parties are different for a reason, as the MDC-T is the rebellious faction who is retaliating against the victors post-Tsvangirai. It is really that easy, but they like to peasants used by Mnangagwa.
It must be nice to be used, later dropped and forgotten. These people of the MDC-T will be dropped as quick as their usage are over. They will be in the dustbin of history. All their hard work and dedication just forgotten.
Mwonzora is most likely thinking the enterprise is wise. That his so brilliant, but he cannot see how’s his fooling himself. Unless, his that stupid and thinks he can run both entities. While claiming the legitimacy. However, that is not how it works. He maybe think so and the PFee busy-bodies peddle that nonsense too. Still, that doesn’t make it a fact.
Douglas, hope you like being used and hope your bank-account is pregnant. Because, when this is all boiled over. Those envelopes got to carry you. We see you and saw what you did. This is who you are now. You have been arrested for insulting Mugabe, but at the moment your insulting your own intelligence. Peace.
Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba is delusional. Maybe there is something in the water his drinking in his office. Since, the article released or edited today named ‘Chamisa is Hindering Talks With ED – Govt’ published in the Daily News by Sindiso Mhlope. If it wasn’t for that piece and the quotes from Charamba, I wouldn’t even retort to him today.
Now that the cat is out of the bag. Let’s be clear here. It is not a level playing field. Neither is the POLAD anything else than PR stunts by the government, which Charamba represent. He will not state that, but what has it achieved? Well, pretty little to nothing. Except for feeding the fuel of the useful puppets of the regime within the rest of the opposition.
So, the supposed talks there between Chamisa and Mnangagwa would be fruitless. The premise and the platform is only for press releases and statements. It isn’t made for true reforms or changes within the institutions of the state. No, it is just a work-shop with no tools, no mandate and no results to speak off. That is the state of POLAD and the “talks” with Mnangagwa.
In my mind hindering these talks isn’t a real bother, because what is anyone getting in return? Your putting in no work and you still expect a feast? That isn’t feasible. You need to harvest the food, prepare it and then serve it. However, the state expect a three course meal with fine wine without any burden.
Why do I say it like that?
Well, if ZANU-PF had any legal issues, pounding pressure and was squeezed by the state at every turn. Would you talk to anyone? Would you give way? When the opposing party owns the state and has all power. The ZANU-PF runs everything and has all the advantages. They got everyone pinned their way. Nothing is going in favour of Chamisa and the MDC-Alliance. It is like they cannot even speak before going directly to prison. The MDC-Alliance cannot even be a running party without have some sort of play from the state to stifle their every move.
Therefore, Charamba wouldn’t be all high and mighty if he worked on the toils, the sweat and the hardships, which Chamisa and his comrades are doing. He would be running across the border into exile.
It is like the guys of ZANU-PF is obliviously blind to their own actions towards others. Nevertheless, expect someone like Chamisa to kiss the ground that ED walks. ZANU-PF expect the opposition to just dance to their tune and play along. That is how it looks like with this interview. The spokesperson trying to pin it to be a battle of the ego’s of Chamisa and Khupe. In that regard, Khupe is a pawn of ED at this point. Chamisa is independent, Khupe needs the state to fuel her tank to get anywhere. Therefore, the thought that this is stifling the talks is obnoxious.
Even if there was talks, they would be futile, because what part would the state offer to Chamisa and the MDC-Alliance? What would they give or offer to contribute to the damage, the hurt and the suffering put upon them?
Most likely they are not planning to do that. Since that would mean they need to humble themselves and actually give something up. That is not how this government operates or behaves. They rather bury their enemies, than actually talk to them. That’s why the delusion of the spokesperson is as clear as day. Peace.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) are working in tandem with the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T). The MDC-T is the puppets who helps ZANU-PF to destroy the MDC as we know it.
The ones being use is Thokozani Khupe, Douglas Mwonzora, Morgen Komichi and Elias Mudzuri. They are being used to undermine the Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance). Instead of building a strong MDC-T on their own. They initiating several of tricks to destroy and ambush the MDC-Alliance. Since, they got no morals nor credibility to fight the battle against ZANU-PF on their own.
They did it first with the Court Judgment in mid-May 2020 and over the weekend now in June they used the military to evict, arrest and takeover the Harvest House in Harare. This is happening, while the Electoral Commission has suspended elections. There will be no By-Elections for the MPs suspended to give MDC-T time to destroy MDC-Alliance.
This is all done to undermine the MDC-Alliance. That is the reality of it all. If you don’t see that, then your following the drill. The state is using all means to distress to and hijack MDC. That Khupe, Mzonzora, Komichi and Mudzuri doesn’t see it. Maybe, the dollar signs and the POLAD talks have blinded their view. So, they don’t get common sense.
The only thing I see, other than the misuse of power from the state. The inflicting terror on the leadership of MDC-Alliance and activists connected to it. What I do see is some useful stooges. Stooges willingly being played and used by the state to wreck the MDC-Alliance. There isn’t anything else too this.
We could toy around and make conspiracies, but that wouldn’t make sense at this point. Since this is very simple and the motivation is to ensure the MDC-Alliance is busy fixing itself. Than actually being an active opposition. Who has the time to actually fight oppression and a junta, when your under fire every single minute?
These people will never have the time, just to mention a few, these being: Nelson Chamisa, Tendai Biti, Douglas Coltart and Fadzayi Mahere. These people are in trouble no matter what they do. If they are trying to occupy their own offices, if they are trying to get their people out on bond or just speaking out. Since, the ZANU-PF always see a fault and its never good enough. They are not the willing servants of the state. Therefore, they are getting burned at every single step they take.
ZANU-PF and MDC-T are using all the tools of their disposal. The whole shed in the garden is put out. Soon several of the leaders of MDC-Alliance will be in one of the court rooms at Rotten Row on botched up charges or some sort of forged criminal conspiracy. Which is only made, because they want to silence these people at any cost.
They have already decided the leadership and which conference that matters. They have issued orders to intervene and takeover the offices at Harvest House. Next up is just ensuring the ones who defies this pays a price. That is the only thing making sense. Since, they have gotten this far and the MDC-T working in tandem with the state. Want to win and their victory is near. Even if the victory is short-sighted and without merit. They haven’t done it internally, neither with means of popularity from within. No, they have used outsiders to breach the peace and conquer someone else.
If Khupe, the other comrades thinks this is wise. I hate to say it, but its a foolish enterprise. They might get the logo, the title and the house. Nevertheless, they are not getting the glory. They are not owning the support nor the backing that MDC-Alliance really has.
You can fool someone once, but you cannot fool them twice. Then they see through you. They are now seeing the MDC-T as a tool for oppression and following government agenda. If they think this smart. It’s not and will only be their downfall. They might be crowned kings temporarily, but their kingdom will not be real. It’s more likely that Khupe and company arrives without wounds in Narnia, than they become royalties in the real world. Peace.
That President Emmerson Mnangagwa today revealed in a National Address that the state are prolonging the lockdown in the Republic. Not that’s unheard of or without reasons to do. This been done worldwide. However, when you continue the lockdown indefinitely. That opens up whole other can of worms.
Especially, when the ZANU-PF and President Mnangagwa has sent his enemies and the ones his fallen out into the Court system. The MDC-Alliance is under fire from all angles and his friends in the MDC-T is trying a coup d’etat on that one. By using the external forces and the support system of ZANU-PF to control the MDC and the MDC-Alliance. Just to signal a red flag and a warning, as Nelson Chamisa and his team is seeing their folks and activists suddenly vanishing, arrested and tortured in the midsts of the lockdown.
That is why an indefinitely lockdown open up the ability to oppress in another fashion. Expect more sudden disappearances. Expect citizens in harms way as they are just trying to feed themselves. While the ZANU-PF are giving away things to their constituencies, but not even trying to do it in the areas of the opposition. And if the Opposition Members of Parliament tries to do it. Than, they are not following state directives and will get into trouble. That is how these saga’s goes.
The President is using this, while the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is unleashing new banknotes. The economy is already crashing. There is no remedy and the Republic have not gotten a package from abroad to save it. Neither, is any foreign investors lining up to build factories nor invest in farming. They are not there and the empty promises keeps haunting the Republic.
Like the health care system is struggling to say the least. The ways of society is broken, because the state has been looted over so long time. It was just a matter of how far the President and his men could stretch it. You can just push the envelope so far, before things give in.
It isn’t like there is a magically spectrum. Like the actions are changing. Because, when you have indefinite powers and lockdown measures. The public is more stuck and the society is on-hold. There is no demos or anything, because if you do. The public will be harmed and brutal force of the armed forces will be back-at-it-again. Which has happen in the past and could easily again.
With this one, the most likely scenario isn’t to use it stop COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. Because, if they did. They would have done more testing and secured the ratio of testing in areas where the spread already appeared. However, there been minimal of testing and also warning signs from the doctors and nurses associations. So, its not like the President has been a champion for their struggles or needs in this pandemic.
That is why this is a smokescreen. Because the President knows, that the dire situation is there. The government cannot fake the troubles forever and “the shit will hit the fan”. It just a matter of time, before the time-bomb of economic crash and lacking foreign reserves. They can fake it in the midst of a lockdown and emergency. As they are directly controlling it all and has the final say. Nevertheless, that doesn’t last forever. Reality will kick-in and then the salvation will not be COVID-19, but a reality check. Where the checks and balances will be touched.
The President knows this and wants to rule be decree. Using the pandemic to gain political mileage and ensure his enemies suffer. This is end-game here. He will use the means he has now to secure more power and weaken his opposition. That is what he will do and he has started already. Why can I say that? Well, the proof of the actions against the MDC MP Cecilila Joanah Mamombe and the other two. Also, the Court activity in favour of MDC-T Khupe against MDC-Alliance Chamisa. That is all to undermine the opposition while under lockdown.
Therefore, the man is stopping all rallies, all demonstrations and everything else. While using the cover of COVID-19. If he was just battling that and stopping the first wave. There would be a sort of time frame and some points on the curve the state and Health Officials would say was needed. Before the lockdown stops.
However, when you using it indefinitely, than there is a whole another game in mind. Than, its becomes a situation where you initiate special powers and usage of it. Just so you can rule and reign without ordinary precautions and oversight. Since, it is a state of emergency and the powers are all on you.
That is why Mnangagwa wants to have it like this forever ever and beyond. Because that gives him the powers to assault, use the police and authorities as he see fit and say it was his directives. That to initiate even more control and only secure passage to ones in his personal court. Peace.