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Sunday, 15 July 2007
"THABO MBEKI S PROVERBIAL 'LONG ROPE'." BY THE REV M S HOVE
THABO MBEKI S PROVERBIAL "LONG ROPE."
Im very sure many of you have noticed that I haven't written anything myself for some time.
Of course I have written a lot so far: "IS ROBERT MUGABE THE MASTER-ASSASSIN?", "THE RIGGING OF ZIM ELECTIONS", "WHY ZIMBABWEANS DO NOT REBEL", "THE THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES OF A FORMER ZANU_PF CADRE" ETC.
( PLEASE CLICK ON THE HEADINGS TO GET TO THE POSTINGS!)
So why have I not been writing of late?
The reasons are numerous:
1..... Too many things have been happening of late and Ive been busy creating links from my own blogs to articles of interest relevant to our tragic Zim Situation.
2.....I've written a lot before and I've not been getting any challenges and any person can testify that it is very much depressing to talk for months in a room full of people but without any responses whether of agreement or of contradiction. I'm encouraged, though, by the numbers of visitors that come to my site many of them having been led by other bloggers etc from their various sites.
3..... I didn't think I would really have to write about The Hon Thabo Mbeki hoping that he would quickly move away from his dubious so-called "Quiet Diplomacy" and therefore rendering my intended writings irrelevant or, as they say, "overtaken by events."
Now that the "Quiet Diplomacy" seems to "rage on" more vigorously, I can proceed to put pen down to paper.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THIS "QUIET DIPLOMACY" ALL ABOUT???
I'm sure we are aware that there should be and definitely exists a form of brotherhood within the Revolutionary Movements that have successfully unshackled their peoples from the yoke of racism and settler colonialism.
This brotherhood should be extending not only through the length and breadth of Africa but should extend to the so-called Diaspora where the black man has been getting various "raw deals" eg Jamaica , The United States of America etc.
The liberation movements of the then Rhodesia benefited from the already liberated "zones" like Zambia , Tanzania , Ghana etc. The ZANLA and ZIPRA forces owe a lot to the leaderships of the OAU and the FRONTLINE STATES.
So when Mugabe came into power in Zimbabwe , he immediately joined the FRONTLINE STATES which added their weight to the need for the liberation of South West Africa and South Africa itself.
Without doubt Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe was not found wanting in this regard!
He would announce how much he was contributing from his own salary towards funds that would assist in the AZANIAN AND NAMIBIAN cause.
It would impossible for me to enumerate how saboteurs from the then racist South Africa did various acts to destabilize the newly independent State of Zimbabwe. So without doubt the South Africans and the Namibians owe a lot to Cde Mugabe and Zimbabwe (among other countries).
BUT LETS TAKE A CORNER NOW:
It did not escape the South Africans that Cde Robert Mugabe was rather autocratic and had a somewhat "rough side" to his style of management.
As usual, one does not concentrate on the faults of his neighbour , more so his senior.
Who didn't know that "The Ngwazi" Dr Kamuzu Banda openly boasted that threw his real or perceived "enemies" into the crocodile infested rivers?
Who didn't know that the late Malawian strongman used to send "hit squads" into Eastern Zambia to kidnap and even assassinate his "opponents."
What did Kaunda say about that?
What did anyone say about "The Ngwazi"?
We don't need to ask about Cde Mugabe because Mugabe always disappointed us by going to Malawi and spending far more days on "State Visits" than he spent even in Mozambique where he had received real physical, spiritual and material refuge to the ZANLA Liberation Fighters.
I will not dwell on the real strange admiration that Cde Mugabe had of the despicably evil so called "NGWAZI."
What I'm trying to highlight is the lack of words to at least condemn a fellow President when he de-humanizes his own peoples.
The ANC and PAC know very well how Dr Joshua Nkomo was tormented and hounded in a new Zimbabwe that he had lived all his life struggling to liberate.
Even now they don't need to read books and publications about the "GUKURAHUNDI MASSACRES" of the early 80s. They were in Bulawayo when it all happened.
Moreso, the Ndebeles who suffered more are really descendants of the Zulus who ran away under Lobengula from another war-monger Tshaka in the 19th Century.
The Xhosas (who are relatives of Cde Nelson Mandela and Cde Thabo Mbeki) are also of a significant number in the area affected by "GUKURAHUNDI".
These Xhosas came as servants of the white man during the period of the PIONEER COLUMN and other later expeditions.
I'm trying to highlight that Zimbabwe , to the South Africans , is not a country that is far removed like, say, Somalia , the DRC, or Ethiopia .
Zimbabwe is really like an extension of South Africa .
So where is the problem?
Does South Africa lack compassion about what's happening just across the river? But surely even the Limpopo crocodiles have been heard saying "Thank God for the Zim crisis and thank God more for President Mbeki's Quiet Diplomacy!"
Does Mbeki not know the magnitude of the problem?
Lets go slowly over this one!
There is no doubt that Mugabe had great joy to see Namibia and subsequently South Africa/Azania getting their Independence .
The very serious problem that emerged was when Cde Nelson Mandela's "glory" overshadowed that of Cde Robert Mugabe. No serious Political Analyst should ever under-estimate this issue.
Mugabe is a very sensitive person who does not forgive any-one who even attempts (obviously through no fault of his) to get a greater standing ovation than his.
THAT IS ROBERT MUGABE'S REAL "FAULT LINE!!!"
Everything else we can describe eg assassinations etc come from that fault-line! Its nothing he can do about it himself especially at this late stage in his life. Only lessons we must learn for the future.
In Zimbabwe itself, no politician can get more attention than him. All who speak must refer to him and say they have been sent to convey whatever "goodies" etc that they will be donating even personally! At major events eg at National Funerals only Cde Mugabe will speak! Mugabe is the BE ALL in ZANU-PF and in ZIMBABWE !
And he stupidly enjoys that situation!
All the intellectuals eg Cde Nathan Shamuyarira have been reduced to making small statements mainly "rubber-stamping" decisions that will have been really made by one man, ROBERT MUGABE!
Remember that Dr Shamuyarira left Government around 1998 saying he would concentrate on writing a book about Robert Mugabe. But he also said he wasn't happy about the welfare of the people as early as at that time. But the trillion dollar question (Zim dollars, of course) is where is the book 9 nine years down the line?
Ladies and Gentlemen we are dealing with a demagogue who has literally "urinated' into the very revolution that we were supposed to be very proud of! Everyone is not of any value except Cde Mugabe himself! He gives value to people and withdraws it when he feels like!
The very people that set him up where he is at the moment and who unwillingly prop him up at that elevated position have no power to remove him! Those that tried died in mysterious car accidents or are alive…YES… but completely "immobilized."
Now Thabo Mbeki knows all this and is one of the most intelligent people in South Africa . Cde Thabo Mbeki sits in front of a Computer and not only "surfs" the Internet but he also writes letters himself personally which are posted to the ANC WEBSITE and I get a copy in my "IN-BOX" every Friday afternoon without fail!
Again, my question is: WHAT WENT WRONG BETWEEN THE ZIM STRONGMAN AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICIANS?
When the late dictator Laurent Kabila of the DRC requested assistance in the mid-90s, Mugabe asked Cde Nelson Mandela if he could also contribute troops but Cde Nelson Mandela declined. I will not try and analyse why Mandela could not commit himself but knowing Mugabe as we do, that was completely unforgivable.
Mugabe weeps inside and blood oozes from his heart to other internal organs and he gets really depressed when "snubbed."
When the revered Nobel Prize winner the Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked Mugabe to please release those jailed mercenaries, Mugabe treated him as a Primary School Headmaster would treat a very naughty school boy.
During the farm invasions of 2000 onwards, the South African envoy, the High Commissioner himself was nearly killed when the violent war veterans mistook him for some MDC official at a farm to the north of CHINHOYI.
During the 2002 Elections, South African Observer Mission members were severely assaulted when ZANU-PF thugs mistook them for MDC Officials since they were having some meetings with MDC Officials.
So to tell everyone the truth, there is nothing that CDe Thabo Mbeki doesn't know about the Zim story!
In fact, he himself once languished in Mugabe's jail and may write a book about that after Mugabe's departure from Office or expiry (whichever comes first.)
SO AS CDE WILF MBANGA ONCE ASKED, "WHY MBEKI?????"
Here are my own humble views:
Cde Mbeki just wants Mugabe to have the longest rope possible and let the world watch how the fool will use it!
Cde Mbeki does not want to have any of Mugabe's blood on his hands.
Mugabe must have the luxury and privileged of hanging himself.
But above all, Mbeki is a very seasoned intellectual.
He must know that a nation gets the best out of their situation if they liberate themselves with their own hands!
A baby is healthiest if he gets out the womb on his own!
A little chick will not survive if you break open the egg shell for it!
The little chick must use its own "muscles" to force that shell open!
The Zimbos must liberate themselves!
BUT MORE FRIGHTENING OBSERVATIONS:
MBEKI'S INCLINATIONS TOWARDS THE "MUGABE STYLES!"
Prevent the Zulus from getting into power! (Mugabe style!)
Suppress the Inquiries about the Assassination of Cde Chris Hani! (Mugabe style!)
So fellow Zimbos .....there we are!
WE ARE ALL ON OUR OWN!
MAY THE GOOD LORD ABOVE HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS!
(ASK ME....MY REPLY: "THE WORLD MUST ARM OUR YOUTHS TO OUST THAT DERANGED, MISGUIDED DEMAGOGUE! ONLY A BULLET WILL REMOVE THAT UNREFORMED TERRORIST! WE NEVER GOT DEMOCRACY! THERE WAS MORE DEMOCRACY FOR THE BLACK MAN UNDER IAN SMITH ALTHOUGH IT WAS LIMITED AND RESTRICTED!)
REV MUFARO STIG HOVE!
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