Minister Coltart says Mugabe is not a monster – how patronising!
July 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
“This power-sharing arrangement, which has brought members of the opposition into government alongside Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF party, is a very fragile set-up,” Zimbabwe’s Education Minister, David Coltart, said. “Anything could happen. But at the moment it’s working. We will inevitably go through more upsets. But things have at least stabilised.”
Soon after independence white Zimbabweans were tripping over each other is singing Mugabe’s praises – they were making up for all the years of abusing blacks. I have met and known David Coltart for a long time and I would say he is a liberal white Zimbabwean but would never count him among the masses appeasing Mugabe. So why would he say this GNU, which is just a Mugabe dictatorship by another name, “is working”?
Minister Coltart joining MDC knowing fully well that the party had so much dead wood it could never be effective. Former USA Ambassador Chris Dell described Tsvangirai as a “flawed and indecisive character”; David Coltart is smart enough to have known that from the start. So given all these serious limitation within MDC anything the party does is to be applauded. The party has made so many serious blunders not least of which was getting Mugabe off the hook by forming the GNU.
Minister Coltart described Mugabe as “lucid”. Mugabe lucid, what a sick joke!
Mugabe is not lucid for outwitting again and again Tsvangirai and his kitchen MDC cabinet and his own fellow Zanu PF leaders. We have already established that Tsvangirai is a flawed character. And for Zanu PF leaders; they sold their souls and principles (if they had any to start with) years ago.
How can anyone be lucid when they have presided over an 84% economic melt down in six years from 2002 – the worst in modern history – and the nation was not even at war! The nation has since struggled to achieve any meaningful economic recovery. Instead of using the money from the sell of Marange diamonds – a significant windfall for the nation – the tyrant has diverted the money pay his party thugs in his terror campaign to retain power at all cost!
Claims by MDC leaders from both sides of the MDC divide that the GNU has brought “stability” to the nation is an economic exageration and political lie!
The empty shops have filled up again since 2008 but that was the end product of scrapping the Z$ and thus putting and end to the coutnry’s hype inflation which had peaked at 500 000 000%. Another world record! The Z$ was scrapped in November 2008 and the GNU was formerd in February 2009!
Mugabe and his cronies have retained control of the key resources like land, indeed the farm invasions have continued since the formation of the GNU, and economic recovery will remain a pipe dream until these resources are put back into productive use. Unemployment, which had soared to 90% in 2008 has hardly charged, 80% plus are still out of work. The political violence and lawlessness that swept the nation during the April to June 2008 presidential run-off have remained and even got worse. This is not where the nation wants to be muchless to settle and stabilise.
I wish people would stop being so damn patronising; we may be poor and ill educated but please, please, we too know when a leader is incompetent or worse still when they are a ruthless tyrant! Damn it; we are not all STUPID!
“No, Mugabe is no monster,” Minister Coltart said of Mugabe.
Here is the tyrant who murdered over 20 000 innocent Zimbabweans to establish his de facto one-party dictatorship. In 2008 he defied all civilised rules governing the contact of free and fair elections; millions were terrorised, thousands raped and beaten and over 500 were murdered. The scene is set for the next elections to be just as violent. What else does Mugabe have to do for you, Minister Coltart, to finally accept Mugabe for the monster he is!