Seven months have elapsed since the 2013 elections and so far Mugabe has offered only rhetoric. This past weekend, would you believe, election victory celebrations took place in some parts of the country, seven months down the line, when the focus should be developmental issues. There is no sign of economic recovery. If anything, industry continues to shrink, with weekly reports of business closures and job retrenchments.
On ZTV, in his birthday interview, a droopy-eyed Mugabe reiterated the empty words about prosecuting corrupt government officials. But given his party’s record, we can only expect more of the same. –My pen is capped. Jerà