Tsvangirai must manage zip before country

THIS past week Morgan Tsvangirai, who is now a shameless polygamist, and his embattled MDC-T, failed to properly pull off two major make-or-break events for them which had been choreographed to mark the begin­ning of the embattled party’s uphill if not impossible campaign for the next general elec­tion.

One was the failed launch last Monday of the so-called “Juice election manifesto” which purports to oppose the historic and legally based indigenisation policy programme when it is all about sex jobs blown out of political proportions. The other is Tsvangirai’s white wedding that never was to Elizabeth Macheka which was planned for September 15 but which ended up as another customary nuptial in the wake of juicy revelations about Tsvangirai’s existing customary marriage to Locardia Karimatsenga, not to mention the even more juicy allegations of his promise to marry Nosipho Regina Shilubane from South Africa.

Anyone who sees the pictures or video of the white wedding that never was will imme­diately notice that Tsvangirai and his party appeared to be celebrating and happy outside while their hearts were gutted and devastated inside.

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WikiLeaks a blessing in disguise

As the rivetting story of the so-called WikiLeaks continues to grip national attention, imagination and excitement under the spell of a thus far disappointingly frivolous and vexatious media coverage,

the time has come to identify and analyse running threads, themes and patterns that define the national implications of all the 2 998 or so previously protected and inaccessible US diplomatic cables on Zimbabwe filed in Washington by American posts in Harare and elsewhere around the world between 1966 and February 2010 which are now in the public domain.

After spending an average of 18 hours a day between August 30 and last Friday sifting through the staggering record of the published cables on the Internet and enduring uniquely Zimbabwean broadband frustrations with browsing speed and all, and after discounting for another day all the cables on Zimbabwe covering the period between 1966 and 1997, this writer has found that the single most dominant thread, theme and pattern emerging out of the US diplomatic cables on our country between 1998 and 2010 more than any other issue is leadership renewal centred around a hodgepodge of familiar issues about President Mugabe’s succession.

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ZANU PF: AN INTROSPECTION

WHAT critical questions should preoccupy our national introspection this week and throughout this month as we remember and celebrate the memory of the selfless sacrifices of our gallant sons and daughters of the soil, some who paid the ultimate price to free our country from colonial bondage in 1980 and others who, thanks to providence and history, have lived long enough to variously contribute in immeasurable ways to the making of a liberated Zimbabwe whose sovereignty is today under illegal regime-change attack from the same interests that colonised us in 1890?

If the truth were to be told without fear or favour, there are at least seven current and critical national questions whose mere mention ties the tongues of some comrades in the nationalist movement in ways that betray the revolutionary commitment and ideological clarity of the liberation heroes whose legacy we celebrated on August 8.

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Zimbabwe parliament speaker Moyo missing log in his eye

ON Monday the Speaker of the House of Assembly Lovemore Moyo, who calls himself the Speaker of Parliament when no such office exists in the Legislature since Parliament refers to both the House and Senate, reacted opportunistically to the unfortunate and unacceptable violence that rocked Parliament last Saturday by displaying his hypocritical hand whose three fingers were tellingly pointed at himself as he deviously relied on regime-change media reports to point an accusing finger at presumed Zanu-PF supporters that have been alleged to have been behind the violence.

While it is right to unreservedly condemn the indefensible violent incident that disrupted the public hearings on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill jointly organised by the House’s Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs and the Senate’s Thematic Committee on Human Rights, Speaker Moyo has every reason to be the last person to make sanctimonious noise about the matter.

This is because of Moyo’s delinquency as Speaker whose track record is punctuated by some shocking incidents of dereliction of duty that are morally equivalent to the outrage witnessed in the precincts of Parliament last weekend.

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Why should we keep a rogue USA Ambassador in the land of Lobengula and Nehanda

This winter has become one of a kind by making 2011 a year to remember thanks to two pregnantly opposite narratives told in June, one for Zimbabwe by Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba on behalf of the fallen heroes of our independence whom we honour in August and another against Zimbabwe by Washington’s Uncle Tom in Harare, Ambassador Charles Ray who is the de facto spokesperson of the MDC formations that have treacherously taken his tale to Sadc and the AU to the detriment of Zimbabwe’s national security.

For the avoidance of doubt, and without any fear or favour, it should be said upfront and in the strongest possible terms that by taking the so-called Nyikayaramba issue to Sadc and the AU outside the Constitution, laws and processes of Zimbabwe’s sovereignty, Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube have distinguished themselves and their MDC factions as enemies of the people in every conceivable way. The following background to the two pregnantly opposite narratives mentioned above is necessary to understand why and how this conclusion is inescapable and therefore compelling.

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Why has Lindiwe Zulu become a recklessly willing friend of Zanu-PF’s enemies

Lindiwe Zulu is at it again.

Have you noticed how some electoral cowards and their supporting retinue of media miscreants in the UK, US and EU led regime change campaign are trying to take their now documented treachery to a new sickening level by resorting to a new, crude and desperate regime change tactic that is deceitfully designed to induce a Sadc-sneeze whenever there’s a nationalist cough in Zimbabwe?

If this latest anti-Zimbabwe tactic has not yet come to your notice, consider two very illuminating incidents which occurred over the past week: one incident happened in Hwange last Sunday when the Police asked an MDC-N leadership team which was reportedly coming from some unsanctioned public meetings it allegedly held in Victoria Falls to report at the Hwange police station in order to explain itself; and the other incident took place in Harare last Wednesday following a meeting of the Zanu-PF politburo which called on GPA principals to urgently review and streamline the timelines of the so-called election roadmap recommended by GPA negotiators to enable the holding of harmonised presidential, parliamentary and local government elections this year.

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Mangoma: why Tomana deserves praise

IT IS disappointing but not surprising that the MDC-T and its media mouthpieces have predictably reacted in their usual irresponsible fashion of personalising everything by demonising Attorney General Johannes Tomana for his otherwise commendable decision not to continue with the prosecution of Elton Mangoma.

The Energy Minister’s eagerly-awaited trial on allegations of illegally and corruptly cancelling a ZETDC tender process was supposed to start at the High Court in Harare on Monday.

The MDC-T’s demonisation of Tomana is not surprising at all because the British founded and funded party has since his appointment seen Tomana as a fatal obstacle to their sponsored illegal regime change agenda in Zimbabwe. Indeed, Tsvangirai’s MDC faction has even tried but failed to use the false cover of the GPA to seek Tomana’s unconstitutional removal from office.

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Has Trevor Ncube’s Zimbabwe Independent gone to the dogs!

Has Trevor Ncube’s floundering Zimbabwe Independent gone to the dogs to the point of unashamedly becoming a pathetic MDC-T pamphlet in a desperate bid to secure a good chunk of the three million dirty pounds that the British government started smuggling last month through Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office to finance treacherously malleable media organisations and NGOs to influence the outcome of the forthcoming harmonised presidential, parliamentary and local government elections as part of the ill-fated regime change agenda of the UK, US, EU and their puppets?

While the answer to this now important question might be up in the air, what is clear is that the time has come to tell the regime change media and its UK, US and EU sponsors in no uncertain terms and without fear or favour that Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is not a fit and proper person to lead this country as head of state and government and commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. No, no, no!

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MDC-T threat to national security

IMPERIAL Germans who have the dubious distinction of twice starting two catastrophic world wars in 1914 and 1939 have a warped saying — whose fatal logic best explains how and why the embattled Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his treacherous MDC-T have without any serious doubt become clear and present threats to Zimbabwe’s national security — and that telling German saying is that if you want to kill a dog you must allege that it has rabies.

In order to appreciate this unimpeachable conclusion whose evidence is now well-documented beyond rational disputation, it is necessary to make clear upfront the internationally agreed and therefore reasonable definition of national security.

While points of emphasis and nuances may differ from scholar to scholar in international relations and strategic studies, the generally shared view of national security is that it is about the imperatives of ensuring the survival of a nation given its territorial boundaries, heritage, ethos, values and interests as systematically pursued through the use of cultural, intellectual, media, economic, military, political and diplomatic power.

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Livingstone report now a matter for historians

GIVEN that Zimbabwe is due to have its second harmonised general election this year in terms of the September 15, 2008, GPA negotiated, agreed and signed by Zanu PF and the two MDC formations, and acknowledging that there are new differences in the interpretation of that GPA regarding the timing of the next elections under the guise of the misplaced and very dangerous so-called SADC election roadmap, can Zimbabwe hold non-violent, free, fair and credible elections on the basis of the existing constitutional, legal and political dispensation?

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