The praise singing of securocrats, fatcats and other members of Zimbabwes thievocracy was not surprising. These are the voices of the men and women who have filled their stomachs with choice foods, their driveways with luxury cars and their bank accounts with booty.
They know well the extent of the violence and theft that has afforded them the lifestyles they now enjoy. Their praise for the man who has murdered his way through a 30-year dictatorship is understandable. Inexcusable, but understandable.
What is disturbing and more difficult for the majority of Zimbabweans to understand, is the fact that our African brothers and sisters, who have not received these blood-stained benefits, are chiming in with the ridiculous as well.
Are we to believe that these men and woman are so ignorant about the situation in Zimbabwe as to believe that Mugabe has been a Godsend to the African Continent. Do they really think he has done anything good for the people of Zimbabwe?
Have these other Africans ever made the effort to listen to what is said in the homes of everyday Zimbabweans? Have they ever taken the time to visit a hospital or clinic, filled with those dying for want of basic medication; a school with no teachers or books; a village full of starved families in rags? I doubt it.
Have they any idea of the true nature of the beast they now praise? If these African well-wishers would take a minute to listen to the whispered voices of voiceless Zimbabweans, they would hear the truth about Mugabe.
We beg them not to swallow the lie any longer, to see for themselves who the real slave masters are. Yes Mugabe was our liberation hero. He indeed grabbed the whip from the hand of our oppressors. But the feel of that whip in his own hand became familiar he is our hero no more. And the end is in sight.
” ‘So do not fear, O Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, O Israel,’
declares the LORD. ‘I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid. I am with you and will save you,’
declares the LORD.” – Jeremiah 30:10Post published in: Editor: Wilf Mbanga