SADC will not push Mugabe down reform road-map: deja vu and tragic!
August 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
One thing can be said about Zimbabweans – we love tragic stories, especially when we ARE the tragic victims!
Last month the long awaited new constitution was finally out and before they have even read it vanaChimbwido nanaMujimba were out in full force ululating and whistling – Mururu nemuridzo- in approval like crickets and frogs after the first rains. As for the new constitution itself: “it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!” as Shakespeare would say. A very, very expense tale indeed at US$ 75 million and four long years of the whole nation’s waiting. Only the naïve expected it to be democratic given Mugabe and Zanu PF had unfettered access to impose their demands during outreach and then during the horse-trading.
Not content that the new constitution is already 97% what the tyrannical party wanted Zanu PF are back making even more demands. Zanu PF will probably get what it wants; it always does. Not that it matters; the new constitution is a glass of milk with a spoonful of cholera carrying sewage; addition another spoonful of sewage, milk or sugar is a matter of indifference!
There was a lot of hoo-ha before the SADC meeting ending today; Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was out visiting all SADC Heads on a “diplomatic offensive”, we were told accompanied by high-powered group of NGO top brass – the usual suspects. They were lobbying SADC Heads to force Mugabe to accept the new constitution and follow the agreed road-map (although not even Tsvangirai can tell you where we are on this imaginary road-map). SADC will issue a communiqué call on all parties toZimbabwe’s political mess to resolve their difference.
Some “diplomatic offensive”!
The next thing is the referendum on the new constitution; Zanu PF will not be particularly bother which way the result go because its iron grip on power is assured either way. The party’s thugs will, nonetheless, be out harassing and beating people – just for the hell of it.
The political violence will go into overdrive come the elections; Mugabe and Zanu PF know they will never win free and fair elections and since they are more determined than ever to hang on to power it follows that there will be no free and fair elections. So at the end of the next elections there will be hundreds if not thousands dead and hundreds of thousands nursing broken bones and wounds all victims of Zanu PF orchestrated violence and Mugabe and Zanu PF be back in power!
We are no nearer getting any democratic changes and ending this repressive dictatorship than we were in 2008 or 1980! We are stuck with this dictatorship! Déjà vu!
Yes Zimbabweans love tragedies; we do not pen them, we live (sic) them!