Ncube join in praising (Tin-man) Mugabe for his dinner; in true gravy train etiquette!
February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
“Ninety percent of the time, I cannot recognise the Mugabe I sit with in cabinet with the Mugabe who has ruled this country through violence,” confess Welshman Ncube. “He shows real concern for his country and people, like a father. And he can master detail over a wide range of government matters.”
Professor Ncube is one in a line of many other Zimbabwean politicians who have had to sing Mugabe praises for their dinner.
“(Mugabe) is a very, very, very good charmer…” joined in another MDC minister Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga.
Nelson Chamisa, the MDC-T Minister of Information and Communication Technology, once thought Mugabe was “unbalanced”, but adds: “sitting in cabinet with him, I admire his intellect. He has dexterity of encyclopaedic proportions. He is bad leader but a gifted politician.”
Finance Minister Tendai Biti talked of the dictator as “unflappable” and that he was “Zimbabwe”.
Simba Makoni says of Mugabe: “There is a part of him which is outwardly nationalistic and radical but there is also an inner part of him which is questioning and doubtful, because deep down he admires things British. He is conservative.”
All these individual tripping over each other to sing Mugabe praises have all been on the gravy train, they now understand gravy train etiquette; you do not do anything that will disrupt the harmony on the train much less bit the hand that feeds you and every so often you must join the others and sing for your dinner!
It is hardly surprising that Ncube and Mushonga should be leading the chorus; these are individuals who were elected by no one and so they own Mugabe a big debt of gratitude!
When you are on the gravy train you see the whole world through rose tinted glasses, even a murderous tyrant suddenly becomes charming and irresistibly so too! That is why those who promised to derail the gravy train have so far always failed because they all sort to be on it train and enjoy the ride for a few years first and then derail it. The only sure way to derail the gravy train is to blow it up; get on it and will claim you will be charmed into becoming a fellow traveller!
The ordinary people who have paid the heavy price of Mugabe’s corruption and tyranny see Mugabe as he really is a pathetic ruthless tyrant with no heart who has been often portrayed as a statesman of great intellect by those close to him but turned out to be as hollow as Tin-man in Wizard of Oz!