What do the people say?

More and more Zimbabweans, both at home and all over the world, are using social media to communicate. The Zimbabwean is committed to helping Zimbabweans everywhere to claim and access their right to give and receive information. So every week we stimulate debate on a number of issues affecting us. These are your responses in this week’s issue:

Cosmas Mapira
Cosmas Mapira

Who do you think is really in charge of the MDC in Manicaland?

The pple decide any political course if President Mugabe had done the exact same thing pple wud be saying he is power hungry and undemocratic asi coz its tsvangirai ah hameno ikoko isu tiribho na VaMugabe Vedu. – Kobe Dhabha

They have to sit down and stop fighting.This is not good for the party.It will weaken the party. – Ndumiso Nkomozamaduna Khumalo

The guys are advocating Renewal through Congress not by purges as is being done by Chamisa and Tsvangirai. Chamisa cannot win an election against these guys. – Selwyn Chokwadi

May I redirect the question to you it’s clear whoever is in charge may not be calling the shots. – @Gr8Zimbabwe

MDC is one confused party that will never go anywhere. – @Mwenzujz

This kind of squabling is good. It helps people see MDC for what it really is, not just as a CONCEPT of Change. – @Webster_IM

As things stand the question is more like SHOULD rather than CAN ZPF be defeated in 2018? – @Webster_IM

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. – @lykmoor

Ko hanti ndiyo inonzi leadership renewal here ibvai mavekurambirapo nemiwo futi hahahahahaha kana musina. – Cosmas Mapira

The failure & inadequacy of MDC&CivicSociety will prove more fatal to Zim’s future than ZPFs excesses. – @Webster_IM

Can we conclude that the Zim opposition as a whole has a poorly veiled crush on ZPF’s vices? – @Webster_IM

Ngavaende ngavaende. – Teddy Beto

Tsvangirai. – David Mazibiye

Politicians nvr play 2 the tune of the electorate otherwise u hve a very hungry & demanding nation. – @bvubvas

Expel those rebels pliz chamisa. – Numerous Mashv Manduku Chabata

Tsvangirai. – Danweath Gwanya

Pishai hamusikumuona here. – Benson Musinahama

Perhaps no one! the MDC seem so fractured that party efforts seem to pull #Zimbabwe in different directions. – @MCFNottingham

What do you think should be done about the RG’s office?

He is used to cheating. – Robert Ndlovu

Mudede must do better like saying out the names of corrupt personnel at his department or else he must resign! – Irvine Mupfuri

Expelled. – Erasmus Chinhambu

Then if he admits that there is corruption,how is he going to solve it?He should clean it. – Ndumiso Nkomozamaduna Khumalo

Complete overhaul, clean up and clear, first culprit being diesel paChinhoyi himself. – Andrew Sithole

We just need the #RG’s office to to stop campigning they won we put the X on the Action not on the speeches. – @Gr8Zimbabwe

I blame zanu. – Numerous Mashv Manduku Chabata

Do you think the EU should normalise relations with Zimbabwe?

Yes, if it is china not Europe. – Danweath Gwanya

No. – Kenneth Baloyi

Yes for the sake of the Zim people. They should do it to boost our economy and other projects that helped ordinary citizens. – Ndumiso Nkomozamaduna Khumalo

@wilfmbanga @DavidColtart @revivezim @TheZimbabwean The answer to your question is simple – yes. How?- is the difficult question to answer? – @dubbydacious

What for. – Simba Leon Chivizhe

Do you think Zanu (PF) can be beaten in 2018? What would it take?

Zanu has lost elections since 2000, and they is no doubt everybody agrees with me.The problem is our opposition parties. they seem to be more comfortable as opposition parties. They must upt their game, unite and uproot Zanu. Lest we forget there are ppl like mnangagwa and them who want a test of the driver’s seat. Yes zanu will loos the next elections again as usual but if the opposition parties won’t unite they will bulldoze their way through again, and we zimbabweans will continue suffering in our mother land and abroad. – Kennedy Mhende

If the opposition unite and fight together as a coalition they will win.If they do this Zanu will definately lose in 2018. – Ndumiso Nkomozamaduna Khumalo

I have seen it losing. – Robert Ndlovu

Counter-intelligence. – Prince N Nyazika

Zanu loses elections bt they use trickery and force,we will move them out come 2018. – Numerous Mashv Manduku Chabata

With the split in MDC never ever ever! – @tulani75

By beat them today tackle the issues people want tackled before they tackle them solve local problems #ActToday. – @Gr8Zimbabwe

What has Zanu used the MDC to take the presidency thru GNU. – @bvubvas

If Zanu (PF) went beyond rhetoric & improved peoples’ lives we will all fall head over hills in love with it. – @Webster_IM

MDC needs to question & correct the ZPF. It’s involvement in the GNU gained it political influence. – @Gr8Zimbabwe

Thank u Gents. There is still genuine love out there for Zim amongst Zims outside ZPF & the MDCs. – @Webster_IM

Never its a pipe dream. Zanu (PF) votes itself into power. – Josphat Khumalo

There was a time we believed we had Opposition Parties in Zim But ours is a one Party state. – @glentd

Now the most important question is which party is willing to listen? Do we need new opposition? – @Gr8Zimbabwe

Ban Nikuv. – @Zimbird

We can’t remove dictatorship through a ballot box, its a waste of time.To remove this regime we have to unite all the people of Zimbabwe and use maximum force. – Kurauwone Chinyama

Not wth our greedy opposition leaders,zanu will rule Zim till the end of our time,pity. – @Mwenzujz

Tsvan & Welsh must reunite simple. – @EmmanuelNdlovu4

We don’t need new parties coz even if zanu pf steps down now………nothing will change… what needs to change and what needs to win come 2018 is our mindsets……. and stop playing the blame game . – Takunda Nyamasvisva Pasipamire

It’ll take as many years to rebuild a new credible opposition as it took MDC to establish then loose Zimbos’ trust. – @Webster_IM

It will only take making difficult but necessary deacons for MDC or ZPF to regain credibility & people’s trust. – @Gr8Zimbabwe

This time,we’ll finish them. – Meli Tshuma

Sekuru kana vachitungamira forget. – Benson Musinahama

Pamberi nasekuru moramba baba venyu nekuti vakura here pamberi navaMugabe. – Memory Mhende

The absence of nikuv. – Andrew T Garanewako

Zanu (PF) will loose in 2018. Vanotya Jehova varikusimuka. Mwari varangarira nyika yeZimbabwe. You will refer to this post in 2018. – Mabasa Muwanda

How has Facebook affected your life?

1..connecting with pple across the world .we have many great pple on facebk , political leaders , business leaders , spirtual leaders and artists ..2.education ..following business magazines fb pages (wall street journal , business insider etc) religiously 3.in the 21st century everybody wants to be kept up to date , world is changing fast ..news .pages like computer tips , knowledge bank ..4 .wi have whistle blowers also …etc. – Shepherd Mahupa

Facebook is unknown to be known. – Danweath Gwanya

Do you think China is interested in helping Zimbabwe?

No1 will a country which buys expensive Mercs for ministers ,throws million dollar birthdays for a 90 year old chap, 5million dollar wedding ,a parastatal boss who earns more than Obama ,corrupt to the core government. – Tinashe Hiel Vuso

One thing Zanu shld kno is, China does not & wl never condone corruption, lest Zanu cnt control it. Do u actually think China cn accept a US$30bn loan when they kno tht all gvt parastatal bosses earn US$400k monthly salaries each. Ca$hbert earning US$600k monthly salary & expect China to provide aid. Hell no! – Joel Mutasa

The Chinese came here at the invitation of a regime desperate for friends&recognition.They are even ashamed of their role in the demise of our country,where corruption seems to be policy&utmost priority by the Zanu (PF) led gvt. Yes they may have been given a free reign but common sense is prevailing to the Chinese that they are being used as pawns in a political survival game by Mugabe. – Bee Tee

China has no permanant friend.its win-loose it. – Danweath Gwanya

China does not want to fork out money. They only want our resources and cheap labour. – Ndumiso Nkomozamaduna Khumalo

Chinese does not give money to a corrupt govenment becoz they are totally anti corrupt they use shariya law in their country. – Kurauwone Chinyama

No. He’s not intrested, all what he’s doing is to please his zanu pals and insist and defend the already failing look east policy. – Irvine Mupfuri

They are just tiptoeing for our minerals and other raw materials, if they wanted to help us they should have reindustrialized thus creating employment. When they got some govt contracts they bring their own work force. We dont need them they are biased. – Blessing Makweche

Look East policy has completely failed. – Ozias Mthunzi

Do you think the government will ever be able to pay out the pensions it owes people?

Cry the beloved country. – Kudzai Ezekiel

They cant, top officals they eye that pocket with red eyes they make sure that know one will benefit from that money shame! – Philip Masisimani

May be after regime change they’ll get paid. Or alternatively they’ll get paid now, either in valueless Zim$s or Sino-yuan currencies. – Gain Sibanda

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