“Zim Opposition Fiddles While Zanu PF Burns” wrote Sij Ncube in Radio VOP.
Sure enough, Zanu PF is imploding and the opposition has done nothing of note to show they are ready to form the next government.
“It is disunited and all the political parties of note do not have effective strategies. They suffer leadership poverty hence the failure to seize on the opportunities provided by the disharmony in Zanu PF,” lamented Tawanda Majoni in the article.
“Instead of turning themselves into terrace commentators of what is happening within the ruling party, they ought to focus on real social, political and economic issues. They need to combine efforts to or separately protest against poor service delivery, the liquidity crunch, failure by the executive to discharge its duties and absence of reforms.
“The opposition must take a lesson from how the opposition in South Africa combined to protest against Zuma in the on-going Nkandla saga. The bottom line is Zanu PF is taking everyone for granted because the opposition and civil society are too dislocated to act, in the wake of the 2013 general elections,” said Majoni.
Zimbabwe's opposition has proven in the past that they are incompetent and corrupt, especially the MDC factions and the opposition parties of former Zanu PF members. The trouble is not so much the opposition but the electorate; we have never taken the trouble to formulate what want is it we would want in a good and competent leader and then go out there are get him or her. We have been too lazy to do so and so, like a mud crab, settled for whatever the current washed ashore.
Even when we have been sick from eating the rotting food no one else would touch, we have forced ourselves to hold our breath and eat some more. We have developed knack recycling the same incompetent and corrupt leaders, regardless how many times they have betrayed us already and no matter how serious the treachery.
MDC failed to implement even one democratic reform in the five years of the GNU, for example, because they were breathtakingly incompetent and corrupt. Of course they sold-out! In any other country where the electorate are awake and vigilant, all the MDC leaders would have been forced to resign from public life en mass but not Zimbabwe, we still want them as leaders and we expect them to perform wonders.
After 36 years of independence it is fair to say we have the government we rightly deserve; the corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical ruling party, Zanu PF complete with the cluster of opposition parties equally incompetent and corrupt that follow and copy Zanu PF’s every move like Saturn and its many moons.
Saturn and her cluster of moons, like Zanu PF and opposition parties, all devoid of life and sense.
Sij, you are right, Zanu PF is imploding and Zimbabwe is burning and instead of the opposition stepping in to save the nation they busy “fiddling”. But if the truth be told, it is naïve to expect them to do anything else; we elected fiddler crabs and they in turn are fiddler crabs do best – spend all their time fiddling!
If we are serious about getting Zimbabwe out of this political and economic hell then it is incumbent on us to elect competent men and women to lead us, carefully separating the wheat from the chaff.