Moyo gives his Goebbels explanation of new Zanu PF rules barring young turks from standing for elections!
November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
According to Zanu PF’s recently passed rules, only members who have served the party for five consecutive years are eligible to stand as party candidates in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
The rule is seen as a response by the old, old guard to stop the increasingly vocal “young turks”, particularly from the security services who played a decisive role in the 2008 orgy of violence that stop the party and Mugabe from being wiped off the political map. They see an increased role in politics as their just and deserved reward, now that they have retired from the Army, Police, etc. They may have dabbed in politics but as a Soldier or Police Officer they could not be an active Zanu PF party member and thus they will run afoul of the new rule.
The Young Turks should have learnt a lesson from how the old, old guard had egged the war vets and Njambanja youths to haunt the white farmers off their land. As soon as the dirty work was done the old, old guard kicked the war vet and Njambanja off the farm. Many of Mugabe and his cronies have five farms or more each!
Of course the old, old guard will need the Young Turks to do the dirty work for them again if the party is to win the next elections.
Old, old guard’s grip on power is not going to last much longer; the pressure for meaningful change has been growing and cannot be contained for much longer. When change happens then those responsible for the corruption, looting and all the political violence will have to account for it all. You can bet the old, old guard who disown the War Vets, Njambanja and Young Turks!
It looks like the new rule design to bar the Young Turks from holding political office has snared some of the old, old guards too; notably Professor Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s very own Josef Goebbels. The Chief of Propaganda lost his position in 2005 after the failed palace coup to topple Mugabe. Moyo literally cried tears, “izinyembezi” according to the tyrant, pleading for his life. But no doubt the tyrant felt he needed Moyo’s propaganda skills and so Moyo was welcomed back into the party in 2009. So if the new rule was applied without favour Moyo too would be barred from standing for election!
“These good for nothing fools should know that what is important about rules is not their dogma but how they bend,” explained Zimbabwe’s Goebbels. “The fact is that all rules have exceptions in order to avoid breaking because a rule or ruler that does not bend breaks!”
Even Germany’s Josef Goebbels at his best would have taken his hat off to that one!
But to help our Young Turks, it would take them a cat’s nine lives to figure that one out, what Professor Moyo is saying is the new party rules were passed to stop the stupid one from getting on the gravy train but not the clever.