“Bear in mind that the monster of imperialism is continuously and dangerously lurking in the bush awaiting a more favourable opportunity to devour our national sovereignty,” Mugabe reportedly told thousands of schoolkids bussed into Mutare for his birthday bash at the weekend.
Now, I am fully prepared to search every bush in
What worried me most about his weekend pronouncements was his statement that we should never lose our “power to rule ourselves”. What this country needs is a leader, not a ruler. We need a leader who does not derive his power from a brutal and corrupt police force and military machine.
We do not want a ruler who oppresses his opponents in order to stay in power. We do not want a ruler who crushes any dissenting voice and rigs elections through wholesale fraud and intimidation. The power to rule ourselves should not involve starving some of us who may not agree. A real leader does not use food as a weapon against his own people.
When people are happy with their government they are prepared to defend their country against enemies. But they are not going to defend a system that oppresses them. This is just as bad as Ian Smith conscripting young blacks to fight against the liberation forces in the 1970s.
I would like to tell the birthday boy something. Mr President nobody wants to re-colonise
In fact I am surprised, given the extent of his delusions, that Mugabe has not yet announced that the recent earthquake was caused by
Mugabe please, try to lead your people out of the mess into which your lust for power has driven them.Post published in: Opinions