When President Mugabe unceremoniously booted out Jabulani Sibanda in 2014 no one had any sympathy for him; he had terrorized the nation on behalf of the tyrant and was getting his just reward – a kick in the teeth! If anyone thought Sibanda had learnt the lesson, they were wrong!
“The party's (Zanu PF) pronouncements are in vain; instead of protecting the people, the party has groomed and protected counter-revolutionaries,” Sibanda told Richard Chidza of the Standard, with the same arrogance of yesteryears.
“Zanu-PF has organised genocide against unarmed civilians who looked up to their government for protection.”
So Sibanda is aware that President Mugabe has groomed thugs to deny the people their freedoms and democratic rights including the right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country and even the right to life. However he is still not aware that he was one of those murderous thugs who was groomed and deplored to intimidate, harass, beat, rape and even murder innocent civilians to perpetuate Mugabe’s corrupt and tyrannical rule.
The fact that war veteran association is not a statutory body, members took their instructions and encouragement from Zanu PF leaders and the Police and CIO were instructed to facilitate war vets activities but otherwise to stay out, meant they were above the law and off the radar of cooperate accountability. Mugabe deplored the war vets to terrorize the masses, the electorate’s soft under-belly, forcing the nation to accept his no-regime-change mantra.
Of all the war vets, Jabulani Sibanda has stood head and shoulders above the rest for his cold-hearted ruthlessness; a man after Mugabe’s own heart being a cold-hearted and ruthless tyrant himself who has often boasted of having “several degrees in violence”. Mugabe picked and groomed Sibabnda to lead the war vets to carry out his dirty tyrannical work.
The privilege of being President Mugabe’s number one war vet thug got to Sibanda’s head and he was punch drunk and has considered himself a great visionary leader, philosopher and the nation’s king-maker. The public attention and media coverage has tickled his ego sending soaring into the stratosphere from these nauseating heights he has clearly become too light headers to distinguish good and evil, revolutionary and counter-revolutionary, famous and notoriety, etc.
If Sibanda had been brought crashing down to ground when President Mugabe unceremoniously kicked out of Zanu PF, then it was not for long. Sibanda, like Mujuru and all the others booted out of Zanu PF, has taken great comfort in the worsen factional fighting in Zanu PF; to him it is proof President Mugabe and Zanu PF are nothing without people like him!
“If he (Mugabe) was serious about salvaging the revolution, he would invite every war veteran and we would have told him where he has gone wrong,” said Sibanda with the air of this is the guru speaking, pay attention and take note.
“However, Zanu-PF has become some kindergarten playground.”
After decades of working as Mugabe’s cold-hearted and ruthless thug, Sibanda still considers himself a freedom fighter fighting on povo’s side.
“I am a freedom fighter and a revolutionary,” Sibanda still claims.
No Mr Sibanda, you are just a fighter with a penchant for gratuitous cold-hearted brutality who will sell his services to the highest bidder regardless the cause. You risked life and limp during the fight to end colonial rule but since independence have willingly denied the very people you helped liberate their freedoms and human rights in the service of a corrupt and murderous tyrant. President Mugabe has used and abused you then discarded you; he booted you out of Zanu PF without so much as a thank for all the dirty work you have done to keep him in power.
Ever since Mugabe fired you, both Joice Mujuru and Morgan Tsvangirai have shown great interest in employing your “specialized services”. Mugabe is a corrupt and murderous tyrant who needed a cold-hearted and ruthless thug like you, Sibanda to herd the electorate to vote for him. So why would Mujuru or Tsvangirai want a notorious political thug; you are a political liability not an asset. So why are the two fighting over you like hermit crabs fighting over some gutter pipe!
When you are desperate for a home, anything to hide your soft behind will do!
It so happened that since neither Mujuru nor Tsvangirai have had the foresight to implement the democratic reforms necessary to end Zanu PF’s culture of violence, they will all be venerable the savage attacks by Zanu PF thugs. No doubt each one of them would like a cold-hearted and ruthless thug like you Sibanda on their team – a homeless hermit crab will take a gutter pipe as long as it offers protection to its soft behind.
Besides, given that both Mujuru and Tsvangirai are corrupt and incompetent, they too will need thugs to coerce the electorate to vote for them; if not now, then in the future.
As long as nothing is done to implement the GPA democratic reforms and end the Zanu PF culture of vote rigging and wanton political violence; there will always be cold-hearted and ruthless individuals like Jabulani Sibanda will terrorize the people denying them their freedom and humanity claiming they are “freedom fighters and revolutionaries”!