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Opinion: Mnangagwa’s Indefinitely lockdown is a perfect tool for oppression

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.

Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance: Communique of the MDC Alliance Standing Committee (06.05.2020)

Opinion: Khupe is a very useful pawn…

That the Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-A) is under fire these days is an understatement. They are battling forces from the outside and within. The power they will show is their balance of wit and of strength towards both the ZANU-PF Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC-T with Thokozani Khupe.

Khupe and Mnangagwa is clearly the team, the buddies and the ones who are doing the bidding together. With the Court order of internal change of leadership within the MDC, the recall of MDC MPs and the 50 police officers at the Harvest House or the Tvansigirai House in Harare.

All of this is happening during the lockdown. While people are pre-occupied getting their roller-meals and food in general. They are not caring what is happening with the MDC-A. The ZANU-PF knows this and uses the free window to do this.

They are assaulting the MDC-A Headquarters, they are targeting MDC-A MPs and also elevating the Khupe team. Just in time to fix the issues for Nelson Chamisa and MDC-A.

The answer from the MDC-A is to expelled Douglas Mwonzora, Morgen Komichi and Elias Mudzuri from the party. While also, suspending all activity in Parliament from their MPs and Senators. This is a big deal, since they are biggest opposition party.

This is an direct reaction to the actions from ZANU-PF and the state, which interference directly with the party. It is also Douglas Mwonzora letter, which is the reason for the assault on the Harvest House today.

We are seeing movement and finally the MDC-A are doing direct action, not only getting moves done to it. This might cost, as this might flag the ZANU-PF and the Parliament into action. If they stops all actions over time. They are maybe opening up for By-Elections. Where the state will rig the party to a bigger chunk of MPs and such. That is a gamble the MDC-A should take, as they are only losing in the chambers of the state anyway.

The MDC-A are the ones whose the force of change and needs to be on the forefront. Not only live within the parimeters of the ZANU-PF. Both show another face to the reality produced by ZANU-PF. Which they are by defying the Parliament and their work. They are showing force with this. Peaceful defiance against the authorities who are all against it. Not even needing court orders or warrants to go with Police Officers to the Harvest House. This is just the reality.

That the ZANU-PF does this is clear. That they are using Khupe as pawn is clear too. Just like she like being used. She will neither be welcome by the real MDC nor respected, because they know she’s a pawn of Mnangagwa. She’s being used and will be remembered as such. There is nothing she can do. Khupe is a tool and a useful one, but not a righteous one. A Molotov Cocktail into a dry-grass and hoping it burns down the house. Peace.

Opinion: Someone should petition the Courts over “Operation Restore Legacy”

We are seeing these days how Nelson Chamisa and the Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-Alliance) and Thokozani Khupe of the Movement for Democratic Change – T (MDC-T) fought in the Courts. Khupe won in the Supreme Court and has the rights of the MDC-A or the MDC. As this is happening and the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) high ranking officials and cronies are cheering to this. The drama the and troubles caused by this Court Judgement.

However, they are throwing stones in a glass house. Even worse, as there was reasons for the choice and election of Chamisa as a succession of Morgan Tsvangirai. There was no automatic place for Khupe, that is why she haven’t made herself a big-shot after making MDC-T. This is just a fact.

Now, why do I say this now. Well, the ZANU-PF, the apologists and voices of the PFee. Better Netflix and chill. Better sit in the SUVs and on enjoy their looted funds. Because, their patting their backs and saying: “look at MDC and how they are not following codes and respecting the laws”.

However, the ZANU-PF as it is today wasn’t build on the Party Constitution nor the possible natural succession. That is why President Emmerson Mnangagwa is on his first official term from 2018. While he took power in November 2017. That November 2017 had the acts of sending Mnangagwa to exile in South Africa, getting started and being a part of the “Operation Restore Legacy” which was started on the 13th November 2017. On the 15th November the “Coup that wasn’t a Coup” happen. They house-arrested Mugabe and other associates. On the 19th November the Central Committee of the Party removed Mugabe and replaced him with Mnangagwa. Already by 21st November 2017 Mugabe sent the resignation letter, as the Party pressured for impeachment proceedings against him. By 21st November 2017 Mnangagwa was inaugurated as interim President.

As you see, the Operation Restore Legacy wasn’t even following the needs of the ZANU-PF Party. They used measures and means, which isn’t in the protocol of the ruling regime. The Party itself has an Constitution. A Constitution, which states that the Congress has the powers to elect the Party President. Which in November 2017 was Mugabe. Secondly, the Extraordinary Congress could convene with Three Quarters to be held for a specific matters, which could have been succession. However, the Central Committee is a part of both of these, but they are not the governing body. The Central Committee, which has a fixed Program made by the Politburo. The Central Committee can nominate a President and First Secretary of the Party, but they cannot elect. The election happens at a Congress or an Extraordinary Congress. Therefore, by these means, its an easy argument to say that the “Operation Restore Legacy” of General Constantino Chiwenga and Emmerson Mnangagwa.

This is very easy to track and show, as the dates of November 2017 shows the neglect, the lack of protocol and the way they took down Mugabe. Even though Mugabe was a dictator for 37 years. There was no other way to get rid of him in Office. However, that doesn’t mean Mnangagwa was righteous and following protocol. Not even the protocol of the Party, which he represents. That is very simple.

Chiwenga and Mnangagwa did this because of the G-40 was purging their allies and friends of Lacoste in ZANU-PF. They retaliated and did the Coup, because they had the means to do this. They got the price of the state and running the nation after Mugabe. Not they are a real change, more of the same, the same ills and just a new Head. That is the reality.

The courts did this to Chamisa, to humiliate him and his position. As his the main target in Opposition. However, there should be someone with the courage and balls to petition the Courts to challenge “Operation Restore Legacy” and the succession in the ZANU-PF. That would have been golden at this very moment. If the Courts can look into MDC and their internal affairs. Than, they should do the same with ZANU-PF. Who had even a more contested succession, than what the MDC had.

That is why Khupe even as a winner is a giant looser. Since, she might have the legal rights and jurisdiction, but she doesn’t have the support nor the popularity of Chamisa. She is a empty vessel and cannot bring anything to port. MDC is Chamisa and his team, not Khupe and the MDC-T of deflectors.

That is why the G-40 might not own or be apart of the ZANU-PF today. However, Mnangagwa should be challenged by the same means. Because, it is easy to see in their Constitution that the conduct to the “Operation Restore Legacy” is wrong and not right. Therefore, ZANU-PF should answer and show legality of the Head of State and him being the President of ZANU-PF. That would just be fair, especially if this Courts are partial and not only mere puppets like PFee claims.

However someone has to challenge it and petition the Courts. It might be dismissed straight away. That proves the mute point of the puppets there. It proves the singular state, where all institutions are absorbed by the ZANU-PF. They are all appointed and works for them, that is why the judgement wouldn’t work against it. However, the idea of doing it, shows flex and force. Maybe even Chamisa should do it?

So, he could flex with his comrades. Peace.

Opinion: Khupe is the lucky loser and Chamisa is still the heir

Sometimes, you know your a pawn and acts like a pawn. Thokozani Khupe of the Movement for Democratic Change – T (MDC-T) is now the sole proprietor of MDC-Alliance (MDC-A) after a victory in the Supreme Court today. This reinstating him, however, he will not been seen as a winner nor a justified ruler. Even if the Courts delivered this. This is just the Supreme Court doing the bidding of the ZANU-PF and their compatriots who wants the remains of Morgan Tsvangirai gone and let POLAD mission continue.

The verdict today:

THE Supreme Court has ruled that Nelson Chamisa is not the legitimate MDC leader in a judgment that settles the drawn out leadership wrangle between him and Thokozani Khupe. In his ruling, Chief Justice Luke Malaba also reinstated the MDC (then MDC-T)’s 2014 structures. The ruling could also be triumph for tormented top MDC politician Douglas Mwonzora, who was then secretary general” (Costa Nkomo – ‘UPDATED: WATCH – Khupe Triumph As Supreme Court Rules Chamisa Not Legitimate MDC Leader’ 31.03.2020).

Khupe might seem like a winner, but he isn’t, she’s actually a lucky loser. Even with the victory, whose behind him and what sort of support will he have?

She’s slowly digging her own grave. The party structure and the MDC-Alliance has all been behind Nelson Chamisa. They have been so, because he was the heir of Tsvangirai. The man who prepared Chamisa.

Khupe had problem with Chamisa back in February 2018 when Tsvangirai appointed Chamisa as acting President of the Party. Therefore, we knew that she would take it ill, as the co-VP would be anointed and put on the back-burner. So, today in March 2020 is a vindication, but a empty victory.

She is now a pawn of the regime. Instead of being someone who keeps the mantle of Tsvangirai and continue to work towards the regime change. She’s instead doing the state favours by taking Chamisa and his team away. By disenfranchising the biggest obstacle of the state. She’s weakening the opposition and even making the MDC-A less relevant by taken power over it. It’s like she wants to be Queen, but isn’t even a Duchess.

Khupe your a pawn, a useful pawn, but you will not have not have a legacy worth the paper the titles are written on it. It will all wither, because you destroyed MDC for your gains and not for furthering the struggle against ZANU-PF. You became a useful tool and they used you. Hope it was worth it. Since, we will not remember you in favourable terms. Peace.

Zimbabwe: 65th Time Job Sikhala MP get arrested and into trouble

The definition of unnecessary-ness

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Say that we should protest just to get arrested” – Lupe Fiasco – ‘Around My Way (Freedom ain’t free)’ 2012

Over the weekend, Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-A) MP Job Sikhala by the end of January 2020 had been arrested 64 times in his career. Now, that he was re-arrested over the weekend, he has hit the mark of 65 times. That is a major achievement. It also show what sort of state of affairs is in Zimbabwe.

The MP who has seeked refugee in London, United Kingdom in exile. A man who was sought after and hunted after during the hey-day of President Mugabe. His successor Mnangagwa doesn’t want to be worse. What is missing is charging him again with treason and detaining him for years. Because, his been tortured and been in legal jeopardy more than a person should be. His been in trouble for his stance.

The ZANU-PF people online and elsewhere calls him militant. While they over the weekend used the police to raid the home of Sikhala and also block the MDC from demonstrating. That they even arrested 13 more MDC activists on the ground. That is why the ZANU-PF and the Herald has condemned the MDC-A, but they are not looking into the factors, which sparked it. They raided, summoned and arrested Sikhala. Which isn’t a new thing, but its the 65th time in his career. That says something about the extent of it all.

Not that destruction nor destroying things in a area is right. That has happen in Chitungwiza. However, there was tear-gas, gunshots and other terror delivered from the state. So blazing fire with fire. Surely, the activists could have used other means, but when the armed forces coming with all guns towards them. The fear make them fire up tires and throw stones at a ZUPCO bus. Still, the police should know better, they are amplifying it. They could have contained it, but instead made it worse. So, the ZANU-PF is blaming the stone throwers, but not taking any blame for using tear-gas or weapons against civilians without arms. Just think about that for a little minute.

You thought enough. Who would you condemn the most? The ones shooting bullets and tear-gas at youths reacting to their leader getting into trouble, again and again. Sikhala is the common target and denominator, since he got the courage to speak out and say his true opinion of the regime. That is why they are raiding his home, they are stopping the people from rioting and had the anti-riot police at his home. They really knew that this would happen and still they are blaming MDC-A for it all.

That is why it doesn’t make sense. They made this happen. They went after Sikhala again. A man they cannot rest, a man they got to bully and make him suffer. This is what the ZANU-PF does.

Sikhala deserves better, the constituency he represents deserves better. However, the authorities and regime doesn’t want to give the public that. Neither, give Job Sikhala justice either. Peace.

Opinion: Tendai Biti is another casualty of the reign of Mnangagwa!

If your where thinking there was coming a new Zimbabwe in November 2017, you where wrong, we’re all wrong. The goblin, Robert Mugabe might not be in office in his advanced age, but his henchmen and his military leadership is there. Therefore, the ZANU-PF isn’t acting better. They are even more retaliating heavier against the opposition.

The latest casualty is Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC-A) own Tendai Biti, who has been a vocal critic of the regime. He was last year because of the Post-Election Violence. As he tried to flee to Zambia for asylum, the authorities retrieved him and deported him back to Zimbabwe. They “assisted” him back for investigation into the Post-Election Violence, that rocked the capital on the 1st August 2018.

However, what has happen today is an extension of the actions of the authorities last year. They are continuing to pursuit unhappiness for the opposition leader.

Which said this on the 31st August 2018 after the polls:

The results show beyond reasonable doubt that we have won this election and that the next President of Zimbabwe is Advocate Nelson Chamisa. These results were extrapolated from V11 forms that in some cases were posted outside posted outside polling stations in compliance with the law and in some cases handed over to our candidates’ agents in compliance with the law. We now hope that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will follow its Constitutional and legal obligation defined in the Electoral Act of formally announcing the result that is consistent with what we have gathered through our own parallel voter tabulation process. As you know we set up command centres in every constituency…” (Xaxa – ‘Nelson Chamisa Has Won Election And Must Be Sworn In: Biti’ 31.08.2018, link: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2018/07/31/nelson-chamisa-has-won-election-and-must-be-sworn-in-biti/).

Because, the Opposition leader said this at the Press Conference on the 31st August 2018 at the Morgan Tsvangirai House in Harare. He has gotten into legal jeopardy, as his words are used against him. As the challenge of the election and the polls are contended. Since, the state and regime is going after him for saying it. It touched a nerve, as they are taking way his rights to say or announce results, which is not done by ZEC. That is what the state says today to all citizens.

Today, the Harare Magistrate Gloria Takundwa charged him on two counts, where the lawyer broke the Electoral Law. As he today either had to pay $200 or spend a week in jail. So, he was found guilty of crimes. The Second count, which is yet not fixed is where he could spend 6 months in jail.

This is all because he said Chamisa won, instead of Emmerson Mnangagwa, a President incumbent who also said this on the 31st August 2018: “Good morning Zimbabwe, I am delighted by the high turnout and citizen engagement so far. The information from our reps on the ground is extremely positive! Waiting patiently for official results as per constitution” (Takunda Shumba – ‘ED Mnangagwa claims victory? Chamisa warned elections could be reversed, rigged’ 31.08.2018, link: https://zwnews.com/ed-mnangagwa-claims-victory-chamisa-warned-elections-could-be-reversed-rigged/ ).

So, we can see that Mnangagwa was allowed and got into no issues proclaiming victory. He came with an online video on the same day as Tendai Biti said his peace at a Press Conference. This again, shows he different use of law and how it always sticks directly to the MDC-A, but ZANU-PF gets off the hook.

Well, we know that this regime is a type that retaliates and is vicious. That the ZANU-PF has shown, again and again. This is just another one, who is picked out and shown as political target by the regime. Because, the state are not initiating anything against the President or even a warning for his words about this, but Tendai Biti is fair game. Peace.

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