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.
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.
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.
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.
“In the Second Republic, let us shun the culture of militancy, disharmony and demonstrations. We must develop greater understanding of each other’s perspectives. Like one writer says, ‘Most problems would disappear if people talk to each other more, instead of talking about each other’” – President Emmerson Mnangagwa
I don’t know if this man is serious, as Labour Union leaders are hounded by the authorities and even abducted as he spoke off this. There are the Zimbabwe7 whose awaiting trial today. If the President believes these words. His acting just like Mugabe.
Actually his the “Young-Mugabe”, the Second Coming of Mugabe, the man who uses friendly articulate words, but uses the military and authority of the state to assault the civic freedoms of the people. This is yet done again.
The ones who is charged of treason, subversion and for counter-intelligence activity, these ones are George Makoni, Nyasha Frank Mpahlo, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Gamuchirai Mukura, Farirai Gumbonzvanda, Stabile Dewa, and Rita Nyampinga. These people are charged and arrested because they were going to a workshop in the Maldives. That is how afraid the government of freedom of speech, liberty and equality.
That is why, as these are arrested and detained, the President of Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe Obert Masaraure was during this week suddenly abducted and released from an unknown location 24 hours later. This was done by the authorities to scare the labour activist.
However, this all shows, how the President and ZANU-PF only talks about liberty and freedom, but doesn’t mean it. Because, if he and his comrades believed it, they wouldn’t have acted like this to these people. Neither, continued the nonsense courtship of Evan Mawarire and others too. This is continuing where Mugabe left-off.
How can anyone talk, when you are living in fear and endanger your life by pure activism? Is that what the President wants? All naturalized submission, where the public should just follow the orders of the state and not thinking on their own.
The ZANU-PF are clearly not seeing, that the President is speaking with a twisted tongue, his speaking with determination of a open society, but is letting the state seal it off. So, there should be no forces, no talks of other opinions, than the ones of the PFee. Peace.
I’m just seeing with time that the fall of dictators, that its not enough. As long as the President and former Head of State has fallen, it supposed to be different. Apparently, it needs another push after that. These people who has been the Executive, the Commander-in-Chief has had the army behind them. The leaders have used huge patronage, bribery and tricks to stay in power. These gentlemen has used all sorts of pay-to-play to keep people at bay, they have misused the authority and also used the military to keep the fear in the population.
These men continues with that, they use all methods, there is nothing that stops them to stay there. They change laws, they uses the military to stop opposition, they get enemies into exile and if not assassinated. There is no extend to their powers, while in office. They eat the state funds and cripples the economy. Even though they do this, they have loyal bases and uses the various state sponsored armed forces against the population to make them fear them and not go against the dictator.
Even with all of this, the dictator has people around to follow his orders. This is generals, commanders and politicians whose all eating of his plate. They know how to operate and knows how to control the population. They will prolong the same structures and methods to keep power after the fall of dictator. We are now seeing this two places especially.
In Zimbabwe, it is still more of the same there as the previously dictator and President Robert Mugabe stepped down. After the coup that wasn’t a coup, but later it was actually a coup d’etat. The current leadership is doing more of the same. They are arresting civil society activists, NGOs are getting into trouble and the economy is tanking. The Economy filled with US Dollars and not even working with RTGS Dollars or the Mobile Money serviced. The ZANU-PF of today isn’t acting different than under Mugabe. Only adding scarfs and Mnangagwa as the head.
In Sudan, the former 30 years of Omar Al-Bashir is still continuing with the TMC. They are killing demonstrators in Darfur, they are killing people close to the sit-in Khartoum. It is not changing and the negotiations with Forces of the Freedom and Change Declaration (FFCD), which the Sudanese Professional Association is a key organization off. Certainly, they are continuing to demonstrate, as they are fighting for a civilian rule. Something the TMC and the former henchmen of Bashir not accepting. Because that is not fitting their position and they don’t want to give way.
The ZANU-PF and the TMC will continue where Mugabe and Bashir left off. They are not changing society, they are not willingly to step-up and give the public another type of leadership. Because, that means their time is over. That means the army, the juntas are over. This means the state will have to operate differently and with other characters than off today. In the end, that means the state will have other type of leaders than right now.
The ZANU-PF haven’t reformed or really changed much since the fall of Mugabe. They are more of the same. The state is still acting as in the past. It isn’t doing nothing of constructive changes, only than making committees to hire cronies.
The TMC have had shorter time, but they have still the generals and war-lords of Bashir in the near proximity of power. The Janjaweed (Rapid Support Force) is attacking the dissidents and protesters. The TMC is not really making any fruitful dialogue with the FFCD or SPA. They are trying more to stall for time, while hoping the revolution dies off. As the TMC has gotten financial aide to continue their rule. These is the same men, that kept Bashir in Power.
As long as the henchmen of the dictators lingers in power. They will not reform the state, they will use the same force to stay. Peace.
Today on the 20th February, the Governor John Mangudya of Zimbabwe Reserve Bank have launched a new currency in the Republic. This is the second time within the amount of three years, that the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) have launched a currency.
Because on the 26 November 2016, the same authorities launched the Bond-Notes. As that currency been struggling ever since. As the promise of 1:1 Forex Exchange between the Bond-Notes and US. Dollars. However, that haven’t been the issue, as the Bond-Notes been weaker than that. Significantly weaker, but the authorities have played around like it has the same value.
The RBZ have launched the RTGS Dollars, which are fully named Real-Time Gross Settlement Dollars. In all means of the name is real long name for a currency. Even the RTGS Dollars sounds like insignificant transaction. Because, the RTGS is like a crypto currency, a digital one, where the amount of RTGS Balances + Bond-Notes = RTGS Dollars.
Therefore, the RTGS is based on the liquidity of RTGS Balances, which means the Mobile Money Transactions plus the Bond-Notes. That is showing the lack of value in the currency before even starting.
What is showing the nightmare of the whole Bond-Notes of 2016 is relaunched today in 2018. It is just repacked and they hope this will maintain stability of the exchange rate. However, it is now the whole multi-currency system in a boiling pot and they hope it becomes a tasty stew, by blending in a new feature. Which seemingly is built on a transactions system, instead of a assets and liquidity built into a stable financial market. As the currency is supposed to be trusted and be a state instrument for transactions. Instead, here it is built on shaky grounds and just awaiting to sink.
The governor of the bank has in 2017 called the economy an albatross. Certainly with the RTGS Dollars, that is not changing. As the unfortunate ideas continues arising and they think these will solve the lack of foreign exchange and the lack of input into the system. However, they are not thinking straight and unlocking new scary scenarios. As they are now trying to shield the Bond-Notes, get them into the digital transactions of the RTGS Dollars, which would hopefully get more funds into the system. It might infuse more funds, as these are returning and become taxed by the RTGS taxes. That is surely securing the values and lack of trust in the Bond-Notes, which now will be transferred to the RTGS combined with the RTGS Dollars. That later can be changed again into the US Dollars. That shows the weakness of the whole system. Just like it was with the Bond-Notes alone.
The RTGS Dollars will be devastating as the launch of Bond-Notes. This is just another storm in a glass. Now, the state and republic can just await another hurdle. The RTGS Dollars will be as hectic or maybe even more than Bond-Notes. Even if people are familiar, the reality is that US Dollars have been the saving grace and even civil servants wanted their salaries paid in that.
Therefore, the current future is the new digital currency, the RTGS Dollars will be a rocky road. How it will be? Who knows? But the launch of Bond-Notes was a mess, this will surely be no different… Peace.