It is impossible to portray dictator Mugabe as a hero, impossible, 'Rinemanyanga hariputirwi!'

It is impossible to portray dictator Mugabe as a hero, impossible, 'Rinemanyanga hariputirwi!'
Published: 11 September 2019 (208 Views)
Every year, at my High School, we had a college ball. We invited girls from the neighbouring school to the ball and, before the end of the afternoon's dancing, it was the tradition to have a lucky draw. Each of the girl got a ticket when they arrived and the three lucky ones from the draw get a bunch of flowers and humper of goods!

Let me emphasis here, this was a random draw and NOT a beauty contest.

The master of ceremony of year was a pompous guy who, in his infantile wisdom, turned the lucky draw into something akin to a beauty contest complete with the Steve Wonder song "Is she lovely!" Before handing over the flowers and humper the master of ceremony had an impromptu interview with the lucky winner; asking her questions borrowed from the Miss World Contest!

As luck would have it, the last lucky winner; the Beauty Queen, as far as the MC was concerned; was one of the ugliest girl around. This was the climax of afternoon, the moment the pompous MC had lived for and he took off like a rock. He started rattling about the young lady's beauty, "slimline portal"- she was short and fat, "lovely and supple skin" – never seen so many mole-hill pimples on one face, "she is beaming with self-confidence" – she could not even remember her own name when asked. I felt so, so sorry for the poor girl!

The usual Zanu PF propagandists and apologists have been in fine voice and creativity filling all the available space and media with the praises of the late Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

"Former President Robert Mugabe is gone, a giant of the liberation struggle and a colossus that stood against imperialism is no more, he has been silenced by ineluctable fate," wrote Pupurai Togarepi, a Zanu PF Young League leader.

"In this instance death has been very unkind and unjust, snatching from us a fatherly figure before we had the opportunity to tap all the wisdom from his encyclopaedic memory."

Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of the whole region, under Mugabe's leadership the country is now totally dependent on imported food aid. This is happening in the time and age when human ingenuity has turned deserts into blooming orchard. We are starving in a country which for all intent and purposes is the Garden of Eden.

Zimbabwe's economy is in total meltdown; unemployment has soared to the dizzying heights of 90%; the country's basic services such as the supply of clean running water, health care, etc. have all but collapse; etc. ¾ of our people live in abject poverty, on US$0.35 per day.

In 1980 Zimbabwe was ranked a middle income nation, in the top ten rich countries in Africa; today we are the poorest on continent.

Zimbabwe's rapid economic decline is a damning testimonial in the sheer incompetence of Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies. Where is the wisdom in destroying the nation's agricultural sector, the economy, health care; you name it!

Robert Mugabe was able to stay in power for 37 years regardless of his pathetic failure to deliver economic prosperity because he and his Zanu PF regime rigged the elections and brute force to retain power. In 2008 not even SADC and AU leaders could turn a blind eye to his barbarism, they refused to recognise Mugabe as the winner of that year's election and forced him to go into GNU with Tsvangirai.

The GNU's primary task was to implement the democratic reforms designed to stop Mugabe rigging elections. Sadly, Tsvangirai and his MDC friends were corrupt and incompetent and failed to get even one reform implemented. Not one!  

Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies fought to end white colonial oppression but only to replace it with black oppression. Mugabe and Zanu PF have denied the people of Zimbabwe their freedom and human rights including the right to a meaningful vote and ever the right to life.

Mugabe has murdered over 30 000 Zimbabweans for selfish political gain in his 37 years in power! Over 30 000!

Mugabe is "a giant of the liberation struggle", "a father of the nation", etc. learned by heart by Zanu PF apologists and regurgitated without even stopping to think what they mean even when they are the exact opposite. Robert Mugabe was a corrupt and murderous tyrant – not a liberation hero.

The more the Zanu PF apologists try to falsify the truth and reality in Zimbabwe and make Mugabe a hero, the more everyone can see he is a corrupt and murderous tyrant!

Robert Mugabe is a corrupt and murderous dictator; his 37 years track record speaks volumes and cannot be airbrushed and hidden away. "Renemanyanga hariputirwi!" so goes the Shona saying.

- zimbabwelight.blogspot.com

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

BREAKING: MIssing Zimbabwe doctor found alive

by Staff Reporter | 19 September 2019 | 220 Views

Matebeleland livestock situation dire

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 75 Views

'Blanket ban on demos, unconstitutional'

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 86 Views

Grace Mugabe to make a graceful exit from politics?

by Mandla Tshuma | 19 September 2019 | 149 Views

Bulawayo resumes 48-hour water-shedding regime

by BCC | 19 September 2019 | 97 Views

Mnangagwa's advisors clash over EcoCash

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 108 Views

Harare gets financial lifeline, what about Bulawayo Prpf Mthuli Ncube

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 89 Views

NRZ to bring 100,000 tons of maize from Tanzania

by Bloomberg | 19 September 2019 | 75 Views

Zimbabwe to set up billion dollar oil, gas refinery

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 95 Views

#BringBackDrPeter

by Kubatana | 19 September 2019 | 60 Views

6 traditional questions stalling Mugabe's burial

by AFP | 19 September 2019 | 84 Views

China keen to invest in solar power in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 75 Views

Shawasha Business Complex construction hits a snag

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 107 Views

Chamisa lines up anti-Mnangagwa protests in New York

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 99 Views

Zimbabwe needs urgent Cabinet reshuffle

by Justice Zivai Mukupe | 19 September 2019 | 114 Views

Chitembwe's Harare City fail to stop the Green Machine

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 110 Views

Zimbabwean queen wins Miss Tourism Global crown

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 64 Views

Mujuru's estate sues tenant

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 69 Views

Man murders girlfriend, stabs friend

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 65 Views

Mugabe was a complex man, said Bona

by ZimLive | 19 September 2019 | 80 Views

2 women fined for illegal possession of a gun

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 63 Views

Highlanders Football Club and Ndebele identity amongst fans in Zimbabwe

by Tobias Guzura & Jefferson Ndimande | 19 September 2019 | 73 Views

Doctors march to parliament

by Reuters | 19 September 2019 | 78 Views

Janet Manyowa arrives ahead of Friends in Christ gospel extravaganza

by Tidi Kwidini | 19 September 2019 | 60 Views

MDC conspiracy exposed

by Claver Nyuki | 19 September 2019 | 91 Views

Of illegal sanctions and global politics

by Peacemaker Zano | 19 September 2019 | 67 Views

WATCH: Bona's moving tribute to Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 79 Views

Nomadic Dutch coach for Bosso

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 59 Views

Chamisa's MDC takes police head-on

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 79 Views

Cyclone Idai food donations rotting in warehouses

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 60 Views

High Court allows doctors' march

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 58 Views

Speaking ill of the dead? The uncertain legacy of Robert Mugabe

by Tinashe Nyamunda | 19 September 2019 | 65 Views

When a government starts abducting its own doctors…

by Knowledge Hakata | 19 September 2019 | 118 Views

Magombeyi's abduction requires a firm 'Jamal Khashoggi-style' solidarity response

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana | 19 September 2019 | 138 Views

Linda Masarira on Peters Magombeyi's disappearance

by L D Mungwari | 19 September 2019 | 164 Views

Zanu-PF commends ANC for memorial

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 107 Views

Mavhunga's family shuns Heroes Acre

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 158 Views

Zivhu defies party directive

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2019 | 173 Views