There is no one blinder than one who refuses to see!
Apologists, bootlickers and sycophants are an obnoxious group of those who not only refuse to see the truth but, worse still, they “see” what is not there and trumpet it as the reality and factual truth. Obi Egbuna Jr. Simunye is one these blind bootlickers given to praising Robert Mugabe to the high heavens ignoring the reality that he is a corrupt, vote rigging and murderous tyrant who has made the lives of millions of Zimbabweans a living hell-on-earth.
“For many Africans at home and abroad, when President Mugabe presented not only Zimbabwe, but all of Mother Africa's case before the United Nations last Thursday concerning Sustainable Development Goals, he without question invoked the memory of three fallen yet eternally beloved warriors the Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, W.E.B DuBois and Malcolm X,” wrote Obi in his latest article entitled “President embodies African fighting spirit”.
Why is it that nincompoops like Obi can see Mugabe’s “fighting spirit” against the West but refuse to see how Mugabe has applied the same “fighting spirit” to deny the people of Zimbabwe their freedoms and basic human rights including the right to free and fair elections and even the right to life itself!
Mugabe went all the way to New York to accuse; the accusation was delivered with the usual the vitriolic gusto to impress the impressionable simpletons; the West for Africa in general but Zimbabwe in particular’s failure to achieve any meaningful development. The tyrant had already conveniently forgotten he had just admitted a few weeks before that Zimbabwe had lost a staggering $15 billion of Marange diamond revenue for looting.
Many people have blamed mismanagement and corruption for Zimbabwe’s economic collapse. All these years Mugabe has vehemently denied that there was corruption and blamed the country’s economic woes on drought and other causes but especially sanction. Even a simpleton like Obi has to admit that there was no way the Zimbabwe economy could hope to thrive given the seriousness of the corruption Mugabe himself had just acknowledged is happening in Zimbabwe. $15 billion constitute Zimbabwe’s current GDP; how can any nation sustain such wholesale economic wealth haemorrhage!
Of course Obi can see that corruption and not sanctions are the root cause of Zimbabwe’s economic woes, he is only pretending that the sanctions are the cause because he is paid and paid well to do pretend.
Mugabe does not represent Zimbabwe or Africa; he stopped doing that a long, long time ago! The people of Zimbabwe lost confidence in him a long time ago but have failed to remove him from office because he rigs elections. He has murdered over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans to establish and retain his de facto one-party dictatorship. This is Mugabe’s sadistic “fighting African spirit” people like Obi Egbuna Jr. refuse to see and insult the millions of Zimbabweans who are the victim of this tyrannical rule with these denial of reality.
The Herald has Obi Egbuna Jr. Simunye as “a US Correspondent to The Herald and the External Relations Officer to ZICUFA(Zimbabwe-Cuba Friendship Association)”. In other words Obi is probably one of those foreign nationals who are abusing Zimbabwe’s hospitality by joining the brigade of Zimbabwean born Mugabe apologists and bootlickers in praising Mugabe and insulting the suffering masses. God knows, Zimbabwe has more than its fair share of home-grown Mugabe apologists and boot-lickers without having to import other nations’ rejects, sell-outs and morons.
The day Mugabe’s tyrannical dictatorship collapses, Obi Egbuna Jr and his ilk must leave Zimbabwe with nothing other than the cloths they are wearing. They have done so much to defend the totalitarian Zimbabwe; they will not be welcome in a democratic and free Zimbabwe; persona non grata.