Sometimes people meet their destiny by the route the chose to avoid it. The Police banned the PDP the other day to avoid the country sliding into anarchy and civil war.
“Serious threats have been received from various pressure groups through social media inciting people to declare a full war in Zimbabwe starting on September 2,” said the officer commanding Bulawayo West district police, Chief Superintendent Mthokozisi Manzini Moyo in the statement to PDP.
“The law enforcement agency claimed “dissidents” were planning to destroy all police properties, set roadblock equipment on fire, blow up all government vehicles and buildings and attack all members of the prison services as well as release all prisoners from jail,” reported Nehanda radio.
The regime, with its no-regime-change mantra has denied the people a meaningful say in the governance of the country; they have seen the economy sink like a stone in the lake but failed to get Zanu PF to do something about is because they have no vote.
The economy has sunk so deep 90% of the populous are out of work and living in poverty, basic services like education and health have all but collapsed, etc. There is no sign that Zanu PF has even notice the plight of the people and/or that the ruling elite care, if they have noticed. Given the tragic human suffering we see all round the country, it is clear that the political chaos and economic meltdown cannot be allowed to continue; the question is how can the madness be stop.
By stifling debate, democratic competition, free and fair elections, peaceful demonstrations and all other peaceful means Zanu PF has made it impossible for the nation to have peaceful and orderly change. Since the present situation is not sustainable there is only one other way to bring about change – street protests or worse – civil war.
So Chief Superintendent Mthokozisi Manzini Moyo, by banning all peaceful demonstrations, beating protesters and choking them with tear-gas; you have chosen the route with a predetermined destiny – more violence and civil war. You cannot have you cake and eat it too, not even a tyrant can do that!