Actions speak louder than words

mugabe_bobTwo weeks ago we suggested that Zimbabweans should give President Robert Mugabe a chance to prove his commitment, or lack thereof, to the government of national unity.


We applauded his comments following the disruption of the Constitutional Conference by Zanu (PF) thugs led by his nephew Patrick Zhuwawo and minister of youth Saviour Kasukuwere.

“We feel disturbed and we have a sense of abhorrence of what happened,”
Mugabe said. “Don’t forget that we are coming from different political camps and there is always a pull back…but this must not stop the constitution-making process.”

We encouraged the sceptics not to dismiss his comments as crocodile tears and suggested he could easily prove his sincerity by one simple act sacking Kasukuwere and Zhuwawo. Such an action would have sent a clear message to the rabble who have had a free hand to pillage, rape and main throughout the country for many years now.

He has chosen not to do act. And in doing so we have been forced to conclude
that he has no intention of reigning in his loyal thugs. They will now feel encouraged to continue to make life hell for ordinary Zimbabweans who want nothing more to do with Zanu (PF).

We are very disturbed by reports that these thugs have now been deployed to the rural areas to force people to embrace the Kariba Draft Constitution which invests even more powers in the president than the current one.

When oh when are the people of Zimbabwe going to be allowed to make up their own minds about how they should be governed? For as long as this situation prevails, and nobody in authority in Zanu (PF) publicly orders an end to the violence against anyone suspected of supporting the MDC, a return to the rule of law seems elusive.

And the financial assistance Zimbabwe so desperately needs to get back on its feet will remain equally elusive.

Declaring days of peace and reconciliation is an utterly meaningless gesture when people continue to live in fear of brutalisation by Zanu (PF) thugs. Actions do indeed speak louder than words.

Word
So when God wanted to prove for certain that his promise to his people could not be broken, he made a vow. God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two things that can never be changed.
We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us. This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, hope reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place. Hebrews 6: 17-19 CEV

Post published in: Editor: Wilf Mbanga

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