President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the recent United Nations may have been the correct paper but it was definitely irrelevant to the plight of suffering Zimbabweans.

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by Zunde

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chihuri

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He basically had three issues; gays, mass emigration and regime change.

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Yes we are not gays but we have higher priorities – such as our collapsing economy. Yes there is a huge upsurge of refugees into Europe – but are they not running away from dictators like him. Africa and Zimbabwe did not send Mugabe to take a swipe at US President Barack Obama but to push and plead for development and the respect for human rights. Regrettably the president has no moral authority to talk about development or human rights.

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He believes his outdated “revolutionary slogans” are still relevant in this e-generation. All his experiments on Zimbabwe have dismally failed; most notably his cooperatives, villagisation, and the violent land reform flops. Sadly we have tolerated a life without water, electricity, functional sewer systems, jobs and food for too long.

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Too tolerant

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Our problem is that we have been too fearful, too tolerant and instead of resisting Mugabe’s mismanagement of our economy and contempt for human rights, we chose to look the other way while Mugabe did whatever he pleased. Had we been vigilant we could have rallied behind heroes like Edgar Tekere and Margaret Dongo who first alerted us of this heartless dictator and the hopelessness of his lieutenants.

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What Mugabe must know is that regime change is at the door. In 2018 the Gushungo Wall is coming down. Mugabe can threaten the UN delegates but regime change is unstoppable. No human being can be subjected to hell like Mugabe has done to his fellow citizens. The purpose of elections is to change regimes and we will do it in 2018. This time we will not be intimidated or cheated. They may have stolen Itai Dzamara but they will not abduct us all.

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My message to Zimbabweans is that we should think back and take stock. We must accept that we allowed evil to prevail while we looked the other way. It was popular to excuse oneself arguing that “I don’t do politics’. Now that which we tried to avoid has caught up with us. Businesspersons who excused themselves from politics have now lost their business. Clergymen who looked the other way have now lost their congregants, who have succumbed to poverty and diseases. Chiefs allowed Zanu PF to abuse them have now lost their customary relevance and are mere slaves of Zanu (PF).

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All dictators

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Under the ZUNDE banner it’s now us – the poor victims pitted against those who are benefiting from this evil system destroying our country. It’s strange that we still have factions in Zanu (PF) fighting to maintain this evil system. They may be Amai Muhofisi, G40, Ngwena or Gamatox factions but all they are fighting for is to become the Chief Dictator and to protect their ill begotten wealth.
\nRegardless of any manifesto they may announce, there is no difference between a deputy dictator and the principal dictator.

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This time we are coming ourselves; our ancestors, our grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, our civil servants our impoverished soldiers, policemen, former workers, vendors and students. “Vana mukoma berekai sabhu tiende chauya chauya”.
\nThere is still hope we can rebuild this once great country.

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