The referendum is about the Copac but a test on Tsvangirai and ultimately a test on the people!
February 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
The EU under pressure from Belgium will lift restriction in the trade of Marange diamonds by end of February. Belgium has a diamond industry worth US$45 billion a year and it has been losing ground to countries like India and in the United Arab Emirates, which do not have to comply with EU sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe for it bad human rights record.
The rest of the world, not wanting to be left out, will follow the EU’s decision and so all pressure on Mugabe to reform will go and it will be business as usual.
Well the restrictions are being lifted at the most opportune moment for Mugabe; he will be able to sell all the stockpile diamonds he has and the money used in the party’s campaign.
Well we have had these last ten years to change Zimbabwe’s system of government and have very little to show for it. Strike the metal whilst it is still hot and no messing about! “Simbi inorobwa ichapisa!”
If Tsvangirai had implemented the GPA reforms, God knows he has all the opportunity to do so these last five years. But true to his reputation of blundering and shooting from the hip; he has been campaigning for the sanctions to be lifted! The Belgians had Tsvangirai and MDC on their side!
USA Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Chris Dell wrote to his Boss back in Washington in a private cable – private cables WikiLeaks managed to get and has been making public – that Tsvangirai was “a flawed and indecisive character.” That was back in 2002, and the Ambassador had probably met Tsvangirai on no more than a handful of occasions. Well this March 16 referendum is turning out to be much more that a vote on the Copac constitutions; it will be Zimbabweans’ verdict on Tsvangirai and from it the world will judge the people themselves.
Well Zimbabweans have certainly known Tsvangirai a lot longer that Ambassador Dell; they have seen him make one big blunder after another. In 2008 he signed this GPA in which he and his MDC friends were no more than the School Captain and Prefects whilst Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies were the Headmaster and Teachers. MDC has completely failed to get even one reform implemented in five years. This year he rubber stamped this Copac rubbish “dictated” by Mugabe. He is now lying insisting there will be no violence in the elections when everyone can see that is not true.
It took 15 years for many Zimbabweans to finally see Mugabe for what he is – a ruthless dictator and murderer. Will Zimbabweans finally see Tsvangirai for he is – a flawed and indecisive character with a great propensity to blunder and lie! If so, then they will see the sheer folly of going through another meaningless election process marred by wanton violence and vote no in the referendum. If, on the other hand, they still see Tsvangirai as Save the great leader, and thus believe these lies, vote yes.
A no vote will show the world that the country’s leaders may have proved ruthless tyrant and/or blunderingly incompetent at least the people have the common sense to see which side of the bread is buttered. A yes vote will tell the whole world Zimbabwe is not ready for good and wholesome government; both the leaders and the people are quite happy with the dictatorship or the dysfunction and chaotic systems of governments they have. The world is going to accept whatever we decide and will not waste another day messing with sanctions or helping Zimbabwe’s economic and/or political refugees!