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manifest[o]ations of profanities
July 15, 2013
a ‘street woman’ is a prostitute – the magnet
of irresponsible men whose nocturnal prowls along urban streets
and dark alleys add fuel to the fire of sex-for-sale. And so when
Zimbabwe perennial presidential candidate Robert Mugabe labelled
SADC-appointed mediator Lindiwe Zulu “some stupid idiotic
… little street woman”, this was the penultimate cue
for South Africans to close their Harare embassy - permanently.
In its own crude
way, South Africa’s ANC deserve such profanities. Former president
Thabo Mbeki’s obsession with Zanu-PF hitched them to the 2008
Political Agreement even though Mugabe had lost the election.
SADC-appointed mediators have been snubbed and ridiculed by Zanu-PF
acolytes without the South African government so much as lifting
a finger of protest. The Zanu-PF launch
of their 2013
harmonised elections manifesto on Friday 6 July 2013 was [meant
to be] the knockout punch.
Yet beyond the metaphors
of sexual pervasion, we progressive Zimbabweans also felt insulted.
“Taking back the economy: Indigenise, Empower, Develop and
Create Employment” is the usual claptrap you would expect
from the ideologically bankrupt political party. In its current
illusion of electoral preparedness, Zanu-PF takes us through another
tour of blissful deceit. They have such a nerve, almost to the point
of arrogant stupidity which the Christian patriarch in Revelation
3:17 warns: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou
art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”
The Emperor who should have abdicated by impregnating his maidservant
now rides on a diamond-studded moral high ground chariot, hurling
insults at every other social misfit as if he is guaranteed a seat
at the right hand side of the Almighty. Dial 911!
Back the Economy’? Foreign currency used as local legal tender;
an 11-billion dollar debt overhang; 60% of Zimbabweans living below
the poverty datum line; virtually no industry to talk about except
6-billion dollar annual imports and ninety percent of employable
citizens running flea markets, vegetable stalls and vending phone
cards. While Zimbabwe’s neighbours calibrate foreign direct
investments in billions, Mugabe’s ‘economy’ attracts
- a euphemism for plundering private property and calling the contraband
‘community share ownership schemes’ - robbing Andrew
Johns to pay Nhamo Makotore! Consider this: the chief indigenisation
agent provocateur does not own a single company quoted on any stock
exchange. His oil, banking and tourist ‘acquisitions’
either collapsed or languish on financial life support systems.
Show me expertise of creating wealth!
Plundering 51 per cent
of the shareholding in 1139 companies and redistributing the $7
billion proceeds? Even a deranged 1st -year economics student will
tell you such an abomination not only destroys those companies but
also immunises the economy from further FDIs. Having annihilated
industrial and farming sectors since year 2000, what hope in hell
does Zanu-PF have in [re] creating 2.2 million jobs in any lifetime?
‘By unlocking value from idle assets worth at least US$1.8
trillion of mineral claims or reserves’ with a sizable dose
of Chinese economic imperialism!
Come to think of it,
like all the other African mafia masquerading as politicians, Zanu-PF’s
bizarre ‘Bhora Mugedhi/Ibhola Egedini/Shot on Target’
electoral campaign reeks with deceitful promises of money, money
and more money. Its medieval and predatory 2013 manifest[o]ations
are destined to the archives long before the indelible ink is dry.
Zanu-PF has become a mentor for serfdom and subsistence. The king
is dead – long live the king!
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