Weakness of Opposition Parties

If Zanu (PF) looks firmly in control it is not out of popularity but rather the lack of strong political opposition. Morgan Tsvangirai is in the press, attempting to defend his continued occupation of the government mansion in Highlands, 13 months after leaving office. Despite his evident life of luxury, Tsvangirai claims Zanu (PF) has ‘created conditions that have made us all poor.’ If MDC-T wants to show the masses a different kind of leadership – one not of self enrichment &

Exit ‘poor’ Tsvangirai and enter Lovemore Madhuku, with his egg throwing suggestion.

‘Citizens should take eggs to consultative meetings and throw them at authorities suggesting draft bills which do not comply with people’s expectations as reflected in the constitution,’ said Madhuku.

Once we have citizens assaulting politicians with eggs, there will be nothing to stop them from tossing rocks and, soon, Molotov cocktails. If anybody took him seriously, he might have faced charges of inciting violence.

Madhuku also disregards the fact that eggs are a luxury food item in this country, with only the privileged minority having the means to add them to their shopping trolley. In Harare, the lucky few who have jobs can be seen slowly cycling or making the long walk to and from work, between the CBD and places as far as Kuwadzana – a 20km journey – for lack of 50 cents kombi fare. For Madhuku to suggest that we buy eggs at $5 a tray – to throw at fat cat politicians, not to eat – is clear indication that he is not in touch with the masses.

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