“Morgan Tsvangirai who, in spite of his lackluster political performance, still remains the only person the majority of our people would rather rally around,” you said.
I agree with your sir 100%! Indeed, I would have gone even further to say Tsvangirai is breathtakingly corrupt and incompetent. He sold-out the nation during the GNU by failing to implement the democratic reforms the nation is dying for in return for highflier lifestyle plus a $4 million Highlands mansion.
The only reason there are people out there who still consider a corrupt, incompetent and a sell-out a viable candidate to hold public office let alone the highest office in the land is because these people have a mental blockage; they are totally incapable of making any logical decision. Only a first class fool will elect someone president with a proven – not suspected but proven - track record as being corrupt, incompetent and a sell-out, whose treasonous acts have helped the nation in the hell-hole these last decade and expect him/her to perform miracles.
The argument that Tsvangirai is the least nauseating candidate of all the candidates in the box is a defeatist nonsense. The reason why there are no competent candidates offering to lead the country is because no one of quality would want to swim in Zimbabwe’s muddy and dangerous political waters. If the people themselves did not have the mental blockage then they would know it is for them and no one else to clean up the system.
People get the government they deserve, we deserve this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship complete with its train of corrupt and incompetent opposition parties.
Even if Tsvangirai was elected president next year; his administration will be as inapt as Zambia’s late Frederick Chiluba’s government; if we are very lucky!
Tsvangirai is banging the grand coalition drum and welcoming all the 50 plus opposition parties in his big tend but if the opposition should win all these brief-case opposition parties will be demanding a seat at the high table. Tsvangirai and his “kitchen cabinet”, as many people called his GNU cabinet, failed to get even one single reform implemented during the GNU. It is naïve to expect a Tsvangirai led coalition government, with the usual kitchen cabinet members plus an added layer of equally corrupt and incompetent opposition leaders, to achieve anything of substance.
“This might be Tsvangirai’s last chance…before we start all over again,” you concluded. We must raise the bar of our expectation a lot higher than that; we cannot afford to another five more years in this hell-hole.
Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown has now reached the point where millions now live in abject poverty – the kind that kills; poor living conditions have left them susceptible to all manner of disease, the country’s health service has all but collapse, to many even spending $10 per month on essential drugs is now a luxury they cannot afford, etc.
Many people have died since Zimbabwe’s rigged 31 July 2013 elections; they are not here to “start all over again” with Tsvangirai in next year’s elections. Contesting a flawed election was a reckless gamble. The price Tsvangirai paid for losing the gamble was he did not move out of his $4 million Highlands mansion into State House. The price the ordinary people paid was five more years of the Zanu PF corrupt and tyrannical rule and the heart breaking human misery and deaths it brings.
Tsvangirai must not be allowed to drag this nation into yet another flaw election just to gratify his ambition to be president. If he does not know what free, fair and credible elections entail then surely he does not deserve to be State President! With not even one democratic reforms in place contest next year’s elections will be to repeat the folly of contesting the 2013 elections and expect a different result!
The madness of contesting flawed elections again and again expecting a different result must be stopped right now; ordinary people are paying for this madness with their very lives! Enough is enough!