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!

5 responses to The referendum is about the Copac but a test on Tsvangirai and ultimately a test on the people!

  1. @ KWV

    In case you have not noticed, Zimbabwe has been stuck in a rut for 33 years; we are still fighting for the same basic human rights and liberties so many died for in the struggle for independence. Mugabe’s strategy has been to deny these rights and hope everyone will give up and talk of something else. Well it has clearly worked because most people have moved on. Whilst the danger of another election marred by wanton violence remains real I would rather bore you all to tears talking about it endlessly than let it happen!

    Be rest assured, I would rather be talking about something else than the same subject over and over again. But I would rather talk about something important until it is put right until the cows come home than anything else. Zimbabweans have been stuck in this rut and pretending this is not so is not going to get us out of the rut!

  2. @ Giribeti

    @ KWV

    In case you have not noticed, Zimbabwe has been stuck in a rut for 33 years; we are still fighting for the same basic human rights and liberties so many died for in the struggle for independence. Mugabe’s strategy has been to deny these rights and hope everyone will give up and talk of something else. Well it has clearly worked because most people have moved on. Whilst the danger of another election marred by wanton violence remains real I would rather bore you all to tears talking about it endlessly than let it happen!

    Be rest assured, I would rather be talking about something else than the same subject over and over again. But I would rather talk about something important until it is put right until the cows come home than anything else. Zimbabweans have been stuck in this rut and pretending this is not so is not going to get us out of the rut!

  3. Mugabe accuses Chiefs of leasing farms to disposed white farmers and threaten to take unspecified measures.

    Mugabe is trying his old dirty trick again; the big issue the nation is facing is that the elections will be a repeat of the wanton violence of 2008. He has stubbornly refused, these last five years, to implement any of the GPA agreed reforms that would have ensured elections are free of the violence.

    He has used the land issue to justify the wanton violence before and now with most of the white farmers gone he is creating this imaginary story of a wave of white farmers who have since returned. He will have party thugs aided by the Police, Army and CIO beating, raping and killing innocent Zimbabweans in cities, towns, mines, rural areas everywhere to flash out these imaginary white farmers.

    If Mugabe has known about these white farmers and they are committing crime even by being back in Zimbabwe; why has he not arrested them? The Police is arresting everyone else, especially anyone considered a critic or a threat to him and Zanu PF..

    This is a classic example of the big bad wolf accusing the lambs of mudding the water he has to drink although the later are downstream of the wolf!

    For the last 33 years we have lived under constant fear of Mugabe and Zanu PF; the country is in this economic and political mess because no one dared talk about the mismanagement, corruption, looting and political repression. Enough is enough; this must stop. We must have the reforms implemented BEFORE elections are held. It was stupid of Tsvangirai and MDC to have failed to get them implemented all these last four and half years!

    By voting no in the referendum we will have the reforms implemented BEFORE elections are held!

  4. @ Shumbar

    Well if Tsvangirai implemented the reforms which where designed to ensure all the security sectors were independent and run in an none partisan way and not by someone everyone knows is a Mugabe supporter like Chihuri then of course we will see the Police doing their duties properly.

    Look what the Americans do, the President nominates whoever he wants to be Secretary of State, for example, and a Congressional Committee will independent check the person is suitable. And the appointed person will be called before the same committee throughout their term in office to make sure they perform well!

  5. @ Soul

    We were not look for a constitution “better” than the present one but a democratic constitution. This is like saying Chegutu is outside Harare but if you wanted to go to Bulawayo not even Gweru can be said to be Bulawayo.

    This is just a cheap MDC trick answering a question no one asked?

    Remember voting no does not mean we will have to go back to the old constitution. President Zuma last week made that point very clear, there is no going back to the old constitution.

    President Ian Khama expressed his concern about repeating the violence of 2008.

    It seems to me that everyone is calling for the implementation of the reforms BEFORE election, everyone except most Zimbabweans. We have already set our minds on elections and there is no turning back!