Re: Seeking to understand Zimbabwe
Posted By: Masimba Musodza In Response To: Re: Seeking to understand Zimbabwe (gman)
Date: Saturday, 2 April 2005, at 3:58 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Seeking to understand Zimbabwe (gman)
What I know of Tsvangirai is this; he is the only man bold enough to challenge Mugabe openly. For that, I will give him his due respect. As to him being a particularly brilliant man, well, I do not want to go there. But then again, we have had Mugabe and his dozens of degrees and look where it has got us. So perhaps a former office messenger may be what the country needs.
The white farmers are not the only big landowners. All the political bigwigs are landowners too. The ordinary folk- the ones who actually started invading farms till the ideologically bankrupt regime decided to join them- are still to benefit from the exercise.
This is where I have a problem with the likes of Ayinde. it's one thing gushing out volumes on revolution from the comfort of your own home. It is another sitting in the sun in a big field where nothing grows anymore, with a plastic shack for shelter. All your belongings have been lost to the elements. And the politicians come once in a while to say they are going to be giving you inputs if you vote for them , but if your vote for the MDC you will get nothing. They have been saying that for the past 6 years now, and you are beginning to think you were better off in the communal areas. but you can't leave now, because the price of every thing's gone up, and you could never afford even the transport fare.
No sir, I do not see why my people have to suffer so that "Afrocentric" "revolutionaries" can justify their useless existence.
The West has much to answer for. I have seen the media coverage. There is this " Look at these Africans, that is all they are good for- killing each other" air about the images they present. But I know better, because I am Zimbabwean, and do not expect any one to tell me about what is going down.
The West is also buying produce from the farms still running. These farms are in the hands of the bigwigs. Sometimes the shops lable the produce as South African or even English, but I think my taste buds can discern original Zimbabwean peas grown in Nyanga from the GM rubbish of this country.
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