One of the things
the white colonialists used to do was speak for the blacks. "Our blacks
are very happy with this! They are very happy about that!" they would say.
How patronizing! Robert Mugabe has become as oppressive as the what
colonialists and, worse still, just as hypocritical and patronizing.
Having denied the blacks a fair of the country's
wealth and vote in the governance of the country the white added insult to
injury by denying the blacks a voice. The whites took it upon themselves to
tell the blacks they must be gloriously happy being exploited and treated as a
third class citizen in the country of their own forefathers.
It does not matter how many time the white told
the blacks they were happy being exploited and treated as third class citizens
the truth is the blacks were not happy. No human being is ever happy about
being denied their freedoms, their basic human rights and dignity.
The white racists tried to dehumanize the blacks
but failed because it is not for another mortal to deprive another of their God
Zimbabwe's struggle to end white colonial
domination and exploitation was meant to reaffirm the blacks's humanity by
restoring their freedoms and human rights including the right to a meaningful
say, vote, in the governance of the country and the right to life itself.
Little did Zimbabweans know in 1980 when the country attained her independence
that we were removing the white colonial oppressors only to replace them with
It does not matter what Mugabe and his Zanu PF
cronies say the fact of the matter is the regime has systematically denied the
overwhelming majority of black Zimbabweans their freedoms and basic human
rights including the right to free, fair and credible elections.
"You get countries like France that think they can run our affairs. America has been quite open, they say they can change regimes and in Zimbabwe they say they will change. I say never. That is why I am still here, because regime change will never come," he said.
Yes Mr Mugabe you are still president of Zimbabwe 36 years after independence because Zimbabwe is a de facto one-party cum one-man dictatorship. You laid the ground for it soon after independence by destroying all the country’s democratic institutions and have even killed many innocent black and white Zimbabweans to accomplish your goal. Over 30 000 Zimbabweans have been murdered for selfish political gain.
Since when have the Americans or any other foreign nationals cast a vote in Zimbabwe? So how has Mugabe denied the Americans “regime change” in Zimbabwe if they have never ever cast a vote to demand regime change? It is the people of Zimbabwe Mugabe has cheated by denying them a meaningful vote in free, fair and credible elections to decide whether or not there should be regime change.
Mugabe could not achieve his no-regime-change mantra and still hold free, fair and credible election that is nonsense, it is an oxymoron. It is not the Americans he has denied the right to free, fair and credible elections but follow black Zimbabweans.
It is the Zimbabwean electorate in a truly free and fair democratic election, who alone decide who governs the country and not some select group of individuals regards of their position in society. It is not the Americans Mugabe is denying regime change but the people of Zimbabwe.
Just like the white racists before him, Mugabe has been riding roughshod over our freedoms, hopes and dreams but to add insult to injury he tell us this is what we wanted and are very happy about it. What chutzpah!
Mugabe is a corrupt, incompetent and murderous tyrant, he can say what he please but history will catch up with him just as it did catch up with Ian Smith and his fellow white colonialists! As for regime change; in 1965 Ian Smith said they would be no black majority rule in “a thousand years”, his regime did not last for more than 15 years; Mugabe’s reign of terror will not last for much longer now. Zanu PF is imploding as the party members fight over who is to take over after him but the coup de grace is coming from the economic meltdown. 36 years of gross misrule have taken its toll and economic recovery is impossible with regime change!