Tsvangirai looks like rapoko when he is the obnoxious shawi weed: need discerning voters to tell!
January 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
Morgan Tsvangirai is like the obnoxious weed, “shawi” thriving in a rapoko field.
It takes a discerning eye to separate the shawi weed from a rapoko plant. Rapoko is drought resistant crop of the millet family which produces ten or so stems which grow to one meter height, produce an ear with four or five fingers each five or so centimeters long heavy with red or dark brown seeds one millimeter in diameter. Shawi will produce two or three times as many stem only thinner and its ear is a lot flatter with dark brown or black seeds a quarter the size of rapoko.
Shawi are spread by animals feeding on the ear and plant and the seed going through their digestion system without being damage whereas rapoko seed will be damaged. Like all weeds shawi is a vigorous weed out competing rapoko or other crops. Rapoko is grown by broadcasting the seed and so at weeding time it is necessary to take out the weeds and thin out the crop. It is easy to leave a vigorous shawi and take out the rapoko plant. It really takes a discerning eye of an experience rapoko farmer to ensure one does not end up with a field of rigorous shawi weeds instead of rapoko.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was elected in 2008 on a ticket to bring democratic change, indeed his party is a movement for democratic change. The GPA agreed on a whole raft of democratic reforms, which implemented would have brought very significant and far reaching democratic changes to the body politics of Zimbabwe; sadly not even one of these reforms have been implemented. Throughout the five years of this GNU, all the PM has done is talk about these reforms but never acted.
The other significant democratic change the PM and his MDC could have brought was a democratic constitution. The Copac constitution MDC have signed onto is everything a tyrant would have wanted; notably it is too weak and feeble to deliver basic rights like the right to free and fair elections and even the right to life.
Although the PM maintains the Copac constitution was “negotiated” and “compromise” document there can be no doubt that Mugabe “dictated” the document as his Zanu PF representative in the constitution writing committee, MP Paul Mangwana has admitted. The Copac gives Mugabe the license to use all the dirty tricks included his favorite one of wanton violence to “win” elections. MDC has made heavy weather of how Mugabe has “compromised” and accept the president will serve a maximum two five-year terms. For an 88 old sickly man, that is hardly a compromise!
It took Zimbabweans 15 years after independence to see Mugabe for the murderous tyrant he is. Zimbabweans are being asked to vote in a referendum to judge whether or not PM Tsvangirai has delivered on the democratic reforms and constitution; they do not have the luxury of 15 years to decide. PM Tsvangirai has failed to deliver any democratic changes; he looks like rapoko plant but he is in reality a shawi weed.
If Zimbabweans approve this Copac rubbish then they will know the day after the referendum that the elections free of violence was a lie as Mugabe rolls out his terror machine; they will then know what they assumed was a bumper rapoko crop was a field of the obnoxious shawi weeds. Zimbabweans need to be discerning voters, the country’s lack of free media and freedom of expression is conspiring against them, and reject this Copac rubbish or the nation is in for some nightmare years ahead!