“It all boggles the mind, and gives grist to the saying that the gods first make mad those people that they want to destroy completely,” reported Daily News.
“Still, it is important that Zimbabweans understand that there is mischievous method, as usual, to this madness by Uncle Bob. His intention in all these silly antics is to continue to cause confusion and anarchy in the country, that only benefits him and his family.”
You are right to say that, those the Gods want to destroy completely, They make them mad! Mugabe is indeed mad and he is out to destroy Zanu PF completely which is good for the country and NOT, contrary to your analysis, cause for confusion and anarchy!
There are two basic reasons why Mugabe’s madness can only be to the nation’s benefit:
1) Mugabe is no longer in power so whatever mischief he gets up to now will never have the same effect as when he was in office.
2) The greatest mischief Mugabe can get up to now is telling the world what mischief President Mnangagwa and his regime are up to, especially as regards holding free, fair and credible elections. Of all people Mugabe knows that it is impossible to hold free and fair elections without first implementing the reforms which was why he used all his cunning to make sure Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC lot did not implement even one reform during the GNU.
He is hell bend on exposing Mnangagwa’s vote rigging because he does not want the Lacoste faction to benefit from his treasonous mischief! And there is no serious political analyst out there worth his/her salt who can argue that the country does not stand to benefit from stopping the Zanu PF political culture of vote rigging and violence.
The biggest mistake many people have made regarding the November 2017 coup is to view it as a positive development. That is a lie that the coup plotters seeded in the minds of the politically naïve and gullible and have actively encouraged ever since the coup. Make no mistake about it; it is a lie!
Until 2014 when the Zanu PF factional wars started to heat up; Mai Mujuru, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Constantino Chiwenga, Professor Jonathan Moyo, etc. were all buds in Mugabe’s regime. Each one of them played their allocated role, be it falsifying the facts, vote rigging or committing the political murders, to establish and retain of the de facto one-party, Zanu PF, dictatorship.
They all got their share of the spoils of the absolute power and the benefits it brings including influence and the unfettered access to the nation’s wealth and resources. There was no way these Zanu PF chefs would have lasted in power all these decades if Zimbabwe had been a democracy, especially given the party’s pathetic economic and political performance record in office.
Zanu PF members pushed the self-destruct button in 2014 when party members started fighting each other over the fast-shrinking national cake - decades of Zanu PF misrule had resulted in the economic meltdown and poverty, common amongst povo was now affecting the Zanu PF party members. The worsening economic situation was forcing the party to cut back on those at the feeding trough, its own form of ZESA type “load shedding”. The factions formed round the candidate one thought would succeed Mugabe.
Mai Mujuru and those who supported her were the first casuals of the Zanu PF factional war. She and her supporters were accused of “factionalism”; she had amassed the support of 8 out of 10 provinces and, in Zanu PF’s lawless world, that was “divisive”! The Zanu PF members who had ganged up to boot Mai Mujuru and her supporters split into two new warring factions; Lacoste and G40, supporting Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe respectively.
The November 2017 military coup was the decisive move, forcing Mugabe to resign and to handover power to Mnangagwa.
The mistake by the politically naïve and gullible was to view the Mnangagwa regime as a new democratic start when the regime is just the flip side of the same corrupt, incompetent, vote rigging and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship. The replacement of one dictator with another does NOT constitute the demise of the dictatorship itself.
President Mnangagwa has promised free, fair and credible elections and yet has pointedly refused to implement the democratic reforms without which it is impossible to hold free and fair elections. By stubbornly refusing to give up Zanu PF’s carte blanche powers to rig elections President Mnangagwa has confirm the Zanu PF dictatorship is indeed alive and thriving.
Those who think that there can ever be meaningful economic recovery without first ending Zimbabwe’s vote rigging and political violence culture are whistling in the graveyard. By failing to hold free and fair elections President Mnangagwa will only be confirming that Zimbabwe is still a country ruled by thugs and the next regime change will only be if there is yet another coup.
No foreign investors are interested in doing business in a lawless nation ruled by thugs!