In Harare on the 1st August 2018 as the demonstrations was happening, the Zimbabwe Defense Force went into total mayhem. They killed 6 civilians and hurt a dozens more. That was the result after the army was called in quell the demonstrations. This happen as the Police was looking at the situation and not interfering in the army use of live bullets against unarmed civilians. No one should say, that when using guns, there wouldn’t be casualties… the fatal killings was on orders by the higher power. If that was Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga or President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, he and the authorities are under control of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), who clearly did this to send the message.
Therefore, today two weeks after, the President continues to blame the biggest opposition party, as he ordered or his fellow brothers ordered soldiers to the streets on that day. Still, he blames Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance (MDC Alliance). Because, why not? It is easy to blame the unarmed civilians, but not the soldiers aiming into the crowds with live bullets. That is how foolish Mnangagwa is, it is insane, but that is Mugabe Swagger. The swagger of blood and tears of others, that gives him and junta strength.
Extract of Mnangagwa’s speech:
“These were held in a peaceful environment where citizens were able to exercise their democratic rights without fear or intimidation. Allow me, to extend my sincere appreciation to the whole nation for observing peace, before, during, and after these harmonized elections. This has made us proud as a nation. I am however deeply concerned with the incidents of violence that rocked the streets of Harare at the instigation of some members of the MDC Alliance leadership, which subsequently resulted in the regrettable loss of lives, injury to persons and damage to property. On behalf of Government, and indeed on my own behalf, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and relatives of the victims of the politically motivated violence. We strongly condemn these barbaric acts of violence. Let me once again state that violence and intolerance have no place in the new Zimbabwe, in our Second Republic. We continue to call for restraint, peace and more peace throughout the country. The new dispensation has opened up the country’s democratic and economic space and demonstrated that Zimbabwe’s democracy has matured. This, however, should never be abused. Let us bury our political differences and focus on rebuilding a prosperous Zimbabwe as one family” (Emmerson Mnangagwa – ‘Full Text: President Mnangagwa Defence Forces Day Speech’ 14.08.2018, Onesimo, link: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2018/08/14/full-text-president-mnangagwa-defence-forces-day-speech/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare).
We can see that Mnangagwa are blaming the MDC Alliance, but not taking responsibility for the havoc and killings done. That is all on the opposition who is under investigation. That he talks of abuse of democracy, but sending soldiers against civilians is cool?
Good to know what he stands for and what is level of justice. Because that demonstrators are in the streets is a big problem. Than, there isn’t much for democracy, more a militant government ready, to aim and shoot at them. If they don’t follow the President and the Generals orders.
It is hard to see it has matured, as the silence and allowed movement was in the days before the polls, but the system and institutions was all under control. There wasn’t a free and fair elections, it was ready make him and ZANU-PF the winners. That is why there been double counting of polling stations and not shown the proper voter-roll and even the tenders of the ballots. There haven’t been a trustful process from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). This knows Mnangagwa, but he tries to make this Harmonized Elections as wonderful as possible, but the ones who has followed it. Knows it fell short of certain vital aspects to be a credible election.
He can call for restraint of the Republic. Maybe, first not order the soldiers to kill civilians. That would really help. How can you be united, when you are calling the other party criminal, as you are blaming them for your orders. That is how to disenfranchise parts of the population, while not taking responsibility for own actions.
Mnangagwa should take responsibility, it would different for him. He has usually blamed everyone else. From Joshua Nkomo, Morgan Tsvangirai and now Nelson Chamisa. It would be healthy for him to show some courtesy… but that isn’t in him. The true colors of Mugabisms is all in the open.
Enough for now. Peace.