The international community has been puzzled by the lack of real protest among Zimbabweans as Mugabe systematically drove the country to a Stone Age existence.
Zimbabweans are among the most enlightened people in
Yet Zimbabweans have stood by like spectators in a football match and done absolutely nothing of any significance by way of protests. Apologists for the do-nothing politics of Zimbabweans have argued that Mugabe has created conditions that are too militarily oppressive to stage any meaningful protest.
When Chinese Premier Chou Enlai made a tour of 10 African states between December 1963 and February 1964 he declared that
This was during the same time
The term “revolution” as described, but not necessarily practiced, by people like Samora Machel, Amilcar Cabral and Augustino Neto was aimed at overthrowing a system of both colonialism and neo-colonialism to replace it with one that served the interests of the masses and the workers.
Nowhere in Africa can this be truer than in
The Mugabe regime has always perpetuated this neocolonial type of independence in
The level of corruption in Zanu (PF) has reached alarming proportions. Mugabe’s cronies are using the State to enrich themselves. The entire state system has now been privatized by the ruling party. A medieval system of fiefdom has emerged where all the land and assets are said to belong to the state when, in fact, they belong to individual Zanu (PF) sycophants and cronies.
Zimbabweans are witnessing this daylight theft of their country’s assets and apparently doing nothing about it. But, 40 years after the statement by the Chinese premier, Mugabe has created the conditions for a revolution. The students and women have taken the lead. It is now up to the rest of the civil society leadership to play their leadership role in mobilizing the masses into a concerted protest against the Mugabe regime.
MDC officials recently articulated this view of a protest when they said their party was now focusing on a strategic shift in opposition politics in
If the leadership in the opposition movement can put their heads together, and not waste time and resources fighting among themselves, they should be able to take their positions at the helm of the new onslaught against Mugabe.Post published in: Opinions