The mother of all ironies: Mugabe’s fate is now in the hands of “puppet” Tsvangirai!
February 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
There are a number of critical points during the Second World War when Germany dictator, Adolf Hitler, had done everything and turned to his Italian Fascist Allay, Benito Mussolini, to do his bit only to be let down again. “The only thing dependable about the Italians,” the Nazi dictator reportedly said in despair, “is their undependability!”
Mugabe must know how Hitler felt because the Zimbabwean dictator has done absolutely everything to ensure there will be no regime change in Zimbabwe but all that now hangs on Tsvangirai delivering the yes vote in the referendum. In a twist of fate Mugabe’s fate is now in the hands of the very man he has despised and even called a puppet. Well unless he can make that puppet give the performance of it life and convince an increasingly skeptic Zimbabwe public Mugabe will not have the yes vote.
For the last four and half years Mugabe has manage to resist all pressure to implement the agreed democratic reforms, without which it is impossible to have free and fair elections. He knows his party will not win free and fair elections and that is why, naturally, he had the reforms kicked into the tall grass.
The GPA called for the writing of a new democratic constitution with a view of delivering the same thing – free and fair elections. Mugabe somehow managed not only to “dictate”; as his party’s representative on committee tasked to write the constitution, MP Paul Mangwana, has been boasting; he also managed to get Tsvangirai and his MDC friends to rubber stamp the document. No wonder Mugabe had the biggest grin ever when he announced the final Copac constitution had been agreed.
In making sure that none of the reforms ever saw the light of day and dictating the Copac constitution have confirmed Mugabe’s reputation as a shrewd politicians it has had the opposite effect on Tsvangirai, it confirmed he was nothing but a puppet and Mugabe pulled all the strings!
If Tsvangirai is going to deliver the yes vote Mugabe so desperate want in the referendum the former has to demonstrate he can get Mugabe to implement the reforms the tyrant has refuse to implement for the last four and half years in four weeks. Mugabe, for his part, has now to bolster the image of the man he has dedicated the last 15 years to blacken.
A NO vote in the referendum will a complete disaster for Mugabe and Zanu PF; a new body will be constituted to implemented the reforms and write a democratic constitution, there will be free and fair elections and, as night follows day, there will be the dreaded regime change in Zimbabwe!
Just as Adolf Hitler must dreaded having the fate of a key battle in Mussolini’s hands Mugabe must be cursing that his fate is now in the hands of the puppet Tsvangirai!