“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.