- One of the 11 vendors, arrested, has now reportedly died in police custody.
- BULAWAYO MAN (26) SLAUGHTERED AND BRAAOED HIS DOG in full view of his neighbours, whom he also threatened with a similar fate.
- 'Hussein Noor (43) of Harare in court for allegedly defrauding Harvest House of $200 000 after falsely claiming that he could supply bricks'.
- Langa Nyathi (43) of Godlwayo village killed his ailing younger brother with a violent kick resulting in his intestines protruding .
- 'Nomakhosi Ntabeni (25) Bulawayo killed by her Zim husband Passmore Mugari (36 in SA, before he fled to Harare with their four-year-old son'.
The liberation struggle mantra, In a true democracy, people have a right to democracy and freely express their will through the ballot, without fear or favor.
In the despot led Zimbabwe , line we the people, are the greatest victims of our own opposition ideologies.
It is right to say that there is a fine line between ballot and bullet when a people have been pushed back against a solid wall and have no option but to sit back and wait for their end or rise up in absolute defiance to oppressive authority and fight back and reclaim their motherland and freedom.
Zimbabweans , to Mugabe and his Zanu PF, are a submissive crowd who will always bow down to Mugabe’s terror machines , designed to deny people , their right to democracy, namely the Partisan Judiciary and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) who constantly instil fear across the nation.
The people always vote in flawed elections, skewered in favour of Mugabe and his Zanu PF and unsurprisingly so, Mugabe comes out as a winner.
To date, even though the opposition principals, at the time of the Government Of National Unity, GNU in a deal brokered by the former South African President Thabo Mbeki, which included Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) and President Robert Mugabe, not even one of the agreed upon electoral reforms have been instituted.
We should not be so submissive as to be led into a 2018 ballot and participate, without a levelling of the electoral field. Short of electoral reforms there cannot be any excuse this side of life for participating in the ballot as it would simply be an exercise to escort Mugabe to the polls and yet again, ‘legitimise’ another stolen election.
In Zimbabwe it is now a well known fact that, politics, religion and crime are a guaranteed way to establish a foot hold on the looting gravy train and wealth, so we must be able to decide whether or not the current opposition all round, who number well in the region of fifty and above, are serious about removing Mugabe and his Zanu PF or they are only comfortable with back ground seats where they field internationally funded opposition and receive their constitutional benefit as opposition.
To the discerning eye, Zanu PF, because of Mugabe’s advanced age, Grace Mugabe’s divisiveness and hunger for power, devastating factionalism in Zanu PF, 90% unemployment, collapsed service delivery such as education, health care, water, roads, housing and electricity supply, the ruling regime is at its weakest and set to implode in total collapse.
However the opposition is equally at its weakest, embroiled in intra party factionalism, fighting amongst themselves , heavily divided and well entrenched in their own corners instead of uniting into a formidable opposition that is capable of removing Mugabe and his Zanu PF in 2018, and so they effectively pose no threat to the despot.
Recognising that there is a fine line between Bullet and Ballot means that a people can zero in on a chosen, credible, fast and effective option, with long term guaranteed positive change for all, is the best way forward,….What is it? Do we wait and continue to suffer until 2018 under Mugabe, Zim1 family, Zanu PF stalwarts and securocrats, or do we rise up in absolute defiance to not only Mugabe’s oppressive authority but also to any half hearted attept by opposition to remove Mugabe?
For the benefit all our children and future descendants, black, white, coloured, any tribe, religion, political orientation and creed,, is it worth dying without trying or dying while trying? Future generations can never forgive us for sitting back and selling the motherland to the despot Mugabe, criminal Gushungo clan, Zanu PF stalwarts, securocrats .
If we sit back we will die, but even though if we rise up in defiance to oppressive authority we still die, it will not be continuous and even more important, not as many as the innocent cadres of democracy who have sadly fallen over the last 15 years in the spirit of being a submissive people, so why not deal with the crisis once and for all?
As we stand, with fragmented opposition, no electoral reforms, a filthy rich criminal Zanu PF regime who can sway the people’s support because of ‘stomach politics’ in the face of a dead broke opposition front, is it not a warning flag to all that we are simply being led to the next ballot like cattle to a dip tank, with no ‘plan B’ in place.
We should not be led by fearful opposition who cannot tell us now what we will do in the vent that Mugabe rigs the 2018 ballot as he has done in all previous ballot. Its better to die once and for all than to be the walking dead. We need to know what plans are in place to wrestle the reigns from the monopolisers of wealth and power, if this happens again.
Mugabe and his Zanu PF in power beyond 2018 is not an option, and in an ideal world, waiting for 2018 should not even be considered. Zimbabweans need a better plan in place now and not tomorrow ,…lets talk! Please share with all your friends worldwide,..thank you! by Sibusiso Ngwenya
photo- the evil circle of oppression that subverts the people’s will….CIO head Happyton Bonyongwe, ZNA chief Constantine Chiwenga and Robert Mugabe