Let’s not suffer self-affliction

Reason Wafawarova On Thursday
Any writer expects criticism as natural, and one expects more of it when it comes with political writing. Zimbabwe is a country affected by necessitousness, and it is simply not possible to please everyone, even within the monolithic structures of a solid political party like ZANU-PF. The polarity within ZANU-PF right now matches the one between the ruling party’s supporters and those of the opposition in the first decade of the century, and it is now even harder for a columnist to stay out of trouble with some readers who believe running a column in the public media amounts to membership to the governing party, or even to being a cadre and a political activist.

It has been a hectic period putting up with all the dunces making a confederacy against the column purely on the basis that they feel offended because no sugarcoats for their political beliefs and bidding can be found in the column. This is the comfort of it all – when a writer gets attacked for failing the test of political activism, for analysis that infuriates those with selfish political motives.

I have lately attracted both affection and hate from the readership of The Herald, with long-standing avowed detractors like Iden Whetherel publicly hailing the standing of this column. At the same time some readers who for a decade have idolised and iconised the writer of this column as a comrade and a revolutionary have suddenly become avowed enemies of the same column.

To some the column writer has met his “Damascene moment,” yet to others he has “sold out.” The overriding opinion within ZANU-PF political activism is that one cannot be a columnist for The Herald unless all they do is hail all ZANU-PF policy positions, just like the prevailing view in the opposition spectrum seems to be that one cannot be a columnist or correspondent for The Herald and be independent or objective enough to point out any weaknesses within ZANU-PF.

Lately this column has carried scathing attacks on factionalism within ZANU-PF, its proponents, its schemers, its movers and shakers; as well as sharp rebukes on corruption, impunity, hypocrisy, disrespect for war veterans, ineptness, laziness, ignorance, barbarity, and all forms of dogmatism — as seen within the confines of the internal politics of the ruling party.

The criticism has always come in defence of the greater national interest — the vanguard principles that found the national revolution.

Since late 2013, many have predicted an abrupt end to this column, some because they cannot believe they are reading The Herald, while others cannot believe “they publish this in The Herald.” Lately it has been some political activists from the ruling party that have been clamouring for the head of this writer. Some of these people have pointed out that the column “is stepping on the wrong toes.”

Wherever truth is told to power, wherever public policy is openly challenged, and whenever political correctness is not adhered to, the repercussion of a backlash is expected. Criticism does not breed admiration from its target.

No repercussion can be worse than what this writer has already suffered writing from the belly of the imperialist. This writer has already paid the costly price for writing in support of a Western-hated Robert Mugabe, has been violated and persecuted for writing in support of the land reform program and the indigenisation policy, and has been blacklisted and flagged for his Pan Africanist stance against the patronising Western domination in international affairs.

ZANU-PF is aware of the price the writer of this column has paid in defence of its revolutionary principles, largely viewed as “unsound policies” in the West. Now that this writer is preaching justice, tolerance, unity, and basic ethics to feuding ZANU-PF factionists, the threat facing the column is the intolerance of rogues in possession of political power — real and imagined.

It was naturally expected on my part to understand the brutality of MDC activists within Australia, and their machinations against my welfare and the safety of my family. Many of these people have of late come to privately confess their sins, thanks to the splintering and the infighting within the opposition.

At one time I had the prospect of The Hague hanging over my head, when I was not being locked up and searched like a terrorist suspect at airports, or being issued with notices of intention to deport.

Now, when ZANU-PF politicians fail to deliver on election promises and continually blame the ruin of Western-imposed sanctions for the failure, I refuse to accept the lame excuse, and the column suddenly loses its patriotism in the eyes of these mediocre elements. But I write for the people, not for the expediency of the politician. One member of ZANU-PF recently charged “We do not know him in our organisation.” The idea is to create the expulsion of an outside writer from the membership of a political party — to wield the same purging power directed at opponents within the party in the direction of a column writer, reducing the column to a party function.

To me there is not much difference between a ZANU-PF politician justifying failure to deliver on the basis of the ruin of sanctions, and an MDC politician calling for regime change through the intensification of the same sanctions.

Both politicians are essentially smitten by the welfare mentality — totally in agreement that without Western benevolence Zimbabwe has no chance of survival as an independent country.

I have heard the Youth and Indigenisation minister arguing that our future cannot and does not depend on the benevolence of Bretton Woods Institutions, and I totally agree with this position. It is a very lazy and simplistic way of planning for a country’s future, and should never be encouraged. At one time our opposition was convinced that persuading the West to withdraw aid and loans would brew a national rebellion — another lazy way of political strategising that ended up disappointing both the West and their lackeys.

We have a paralysing welfare mentality that threatens to destroy both ZANU-PF and the opposition. Politics is about building an economy, not about distributing created wealth, and the sooner we accept and understand the responsibility of the leader in politics the better for the nation.

Our perceived right to expect Western benevolence is a product of history — of the fact that we were colonised by Britain at the end of the 18th century. We refuse to let go of this particular historical relationship with the West, yet we want to declare ourselves an independent nation.

In the name of internationalism we have dangerously preserved and cherished the colonial legacy to our own detriment. We are determined to denounce any form of correction. We are adamant colonialism is dead and buried, and we tell ourselves only those bigots incapable of outgrowing the fantasies of history can obsess themselves with the long-gone and forgotten concept.

We have allowed ourselves to become polished accomplices in our own afflictions. With the disunity we see in the ruling party today, which enemy can wish for any better accomplice?

ZANU-PF knows how to rile the West. The party knows how to shake Western capitals. ZANU-PF leadership formulates best sounding and very popular people-oriented policies, and no one can take that away from the party.

It is sad that there are some politicians within ZANU-PF who seem to believe that threatening the imperial Western power corridors is in itself a grand political achievement. Frankly it is not. The state of our economy tells it all. We would be a super wealthy nation if dissing the West were the way to prosperity.

Well, the country needs the re-engagement efforts with the West as currently being pursued, and opposing those efforts is just plainly unhelpful.

The country owes money that will need to be repaid, and the moral obligation to do so is hard to ignore. In the same way the country needs bridging finances on the road to economic recovery, and it is hard to imagine a route that excludes the traditional lenders.

The balance we need as a country is getting to that point where we can borrow without enslavement, repay without perpetual dependency, and negotiate without subjugation. We have come a long way in our struggle for independent nationalism. The West realises the future of Zimbabwe is in ZANU-PF, and in this context the regime change agenda has been temporarily slackened.

This is the time for our politicians from the ruling party to negotiate from a position of strength. Instead of strategising on these premises we have seen gross lack of cohesion in Government policy. We have seen squabbling and factionalism of an unprecedented nature.

Do we need to hear that this or that faction has replaced the MDC as Western puppets? Political contestation should never supersede the value of unity, and should never be allowed to take precedence over governance matters.

The party has a revolution to complete, a national agenda to fulfil, a pride to redeem, and a national future to build. Zimbabwe does not need the perpetual fighting mood that some of our politicians are so fond of displaying.

Those who cannot visualise the absence of war will never turn their swords into ploughshares, and it appears like this is the underlying problem we have in the party at the moment.

We are fighting the system of externalised value addition, and the colonial mentality that says purchasing Western brands can make us fit among the most powerful people on earth. We are fighting a system that teaches us that a good politician is the one with the best begging skills.

We are fighting against a system that says our voters can be baited by mere benevolence. Our revolution is not a weapon directed at any one particular country, not even the West. It is a revolution to restore the dignity of Zimbabweans. We want for ourselves the same independence and sovereignty we wish all other nations to enjoy.

Our people must be the starting point for anyone that wishes to know who we are and what our expectations entail. We cannot tolerate any politician who considers it wisdom to sugarcoat the suffering of our people. We must come to a point where we make informed analysis of how we place ourselves in international affairs. We cannot dismiss every form of criticism in the name of fighting the regime change agenda. Surely there is no Western prescribed regime change agenda in the minds of feuding rivals within ZANU-PF!

The international civic groups within Zimbabwe have both a good and bad side. After all they are just a manifestation of the failure of state-to-state relations in our day. When our relations with other states block interaction people are obliged to find other channels for contact and dialogue, and we have to accept that, for better or for worse.

We would be irredeemable fools if we disbelieved the reality that there are nongovernmental organisations that serve as spy agencies for imperialism, or that are motivated by the political preferences of politicians from the countries they hail.

However, it is quite naïve to believe this is the case with every Western NGO. Many are organisations run by men and women who think that this is the ideal way for them to express themselves, and to make a contribution to global challenges affecting humanity. We expect the Government to come up with a workable strategy that allows genuine humanitarians in the NGO sector to fulfil the noble goal of helping the needy. We cannot expect to build a prosperous Zimbabwe while we in every way act as accomplices to what smites us as a nation. We know our people are desperate in this ailing economy. This is the time we need eminent people in leadership, not prominent rhetoricians.

It is a time for leaders who will choose to give to our people an example on hard work, integrity and morality.

In an economically ailing society merit will not serve you so much as money or materials will, and some of our politicians are aware of this. This is why they preach benevolence and dependency.

We must understand the huge difference between building a political career and building a nation.

Zimbabwe we are one and together we will overcome. It is homeland or death.

REASON WAFAWAROVA is a political writer based in SYDNEY, Australia.

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  • Gwaku Chitiviri

    Reason you have lost your reasoning. You blindly support ZANU PF whilst dining with its enemies huya kumusha uone zvaitwa nyika nebato rako your are a nuessance coward.

  • Mamvemve

    Stop taking yourself too seriously Wafawarova. If you actually think,there’re officials in ZANU PF, who’re losing sleep, over your colomn,then you’re delusional. You’re living comfortably in Australia, and we’re supposed to take your views, of how we should move forward as a country seriously? What are those views based on? What you’re reading? You’re such a joke.

  • succuba

    • “some readers who for a decade have idolised and iconised the writer of this column”

    • “No repercussion can be worse than what this writer has already suffered writing from the belly of the imperialist.”

    • “ZANU-PF is aware of the price the writer of this column has paid in defence of its revolutionary principles”

    • “At one time I had the prospect of The Hague hanging over my head”

    • “I write for the people, not for the expediency of the politician”

    • “Zimbabwe we are one and together we will overcome. It is homeland or death”

    Delusions of grandeur, nothing more, nothing less.

    • wenjere

      Reason is the classic psycho narcissist. He also has Napoleonic syndrome.
      it is great to see his whole world unraveling before his eyes as we see in this hilarious outburst. it is a full case of self-delusion.

    • kwekwe326

      Idolised? Iconised? Who are we talking here? I rather thought Reason was the idoliser, notably of those whom he has plagiarised over the years.

    • Reason Wafawarova

      There is nothing grandiose about any of the things quoted about. Persecution is not a great thing, neither is The Hague.

      The idea behind the writing of this piece was to clarify the position of the column, not to hail the character and person of the writer.

      It is only the readers who are qualified to rate the writer as they may so wish. Anyone who comes after the person of the writer strays outside the realm of intellectualism, violates freedom of expression and conscience, and does not respect the importance of fair opinion and comment.

      This is what the piece is bringing out.

  • masvukupete

    OMG there you go again.

    Grandiosity refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority—a sustained view of oneself as better than others that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior—as well as to a sense of uniqueness: the belief that few others have anything in common with oneself and that one can only be understood by a few or very special people.[1] and also occurs in Reactive Attachment Disorder.[2]
    Grandiosity is chiefly associated with narcissistic personality disorder, but also commonly features in manic or hypomanic episodes of bipolar disorder.[3]

  • masvukupete

    Personally I like it that you interact with your readers, its a step in the right direction.

  • wenjere

    And while you are at it Reason, have you managed to find ONE reason why sanctions are not absolutely LEGAL. You puffed and panted for years without ever being able to do this without being the source of humiliation and derision.- so perhaps you have come up with something plausible in the meantime.

  • Reason Wafawarova.

    This is a typical racist attack from a hopeless Rhodesian that tried and failed to bring to ruin my works. This very bigoted racist white supremacist is the only reason this column has gone for a decade. I do not believe any African should ever give a white supremacist the joy of victory.

    There is documentary evidence of attempts to send me to The Hague. I was served with the paperwork on 2 January 2009. But what does a Rhodesian know except bitterness and racist anger?

    • succuba

      Please explain where the racial remarks are in the post. Again it’s just Waffa playing the race card instead of fighting his corner whilst stumbling for answers.

      Where is this documented evidence that papers were served to send you to the Hague, and what was the charge?… please explain.

      You also forgot to mention why you prefer to painfully suffer to “live in the belly of imperialism” rather than live in Zimbabwe

      • Reason Wafawarova

        It clearly says the documents are in my possession. Rather than suffering in the belly of the best, what I am doing is refusing to give in to the wishes of my detractors. Your question is like asking if America is so rich, why meddling in the affairs of little Zimbabwe. For as long as the bidding for my leaving Australia is at the behest of my political detractors, no such leaving will be allowed to happen.

        I came to Australia on my own terms, and will leave on my own terms. I left Zimbabwe on a mission, and I will accomplish that mission, as indeed I have done the first phase of the mission.

        Zimbabwe needed an offensive voice in the heartland of the imperialist and I am proud I provided one.

        Indeed sanctions are real and very illegal. Didn’t that Kenyan brother in the White House just extend the same illegal sanctions two days ago?

        Must I ask what white people are doing on a blog featuring ZANU-PF policies and politics, the same way you ask why a an anti-imperialist black writer is stationed in Australia?

        • Trevor

          illegal sanctions are in your head, as for what Obama did (and you are stupid to call him Kenyan because he is not and if you think calling him a Kenyan is belittling him then you are an idiot) they are deserving measures to stop an old mindless man from destroying the country he is trying to localise as his own

        • simon

          Herald March 11 2016 – “The southern African country has not been able to access fresh lines of credit ….. since it started defaulting in loans in 1999″ But all along you told us they are not giving us money because we took our land in 2000. and we were sanctioned”

  • wesley

    Mr Wafawarova likes to pretend that the reasons he was investigated in Australia were because of his radical articles: but it was nothing of the kind. He got into trouble not because of his journalism – frankly, nobody in the West cares about that – but because he held a senior post in the NYS, widely considered to be little more than a rent-a-mob outfit for Zanu PF.

    He also likes to pretend that he is an independent writer with his own agenda, but it emerged that he has been an employee of the party, not of the newspaper. No credibility can be given to a writer who conceals who is paymasters are an feigns impartiality

    His more recent problems, too, are nothing to do with his principles, whatever they are, but that he was led by more cunning operators than him to defame an ambassador in the press.

    • stephen

      IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE SC12 of
      2011 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY )
      BETWEEN:

      JACQUELINE ZWAMBILA Plaintiff
      AND:
      REASON WAFAWAROVA Defendant

      ORDER

      Judge: Penfold J

      Date: 20December 2013

      Place: Canberra

      57.
      On about 3 December 2013, counsel said, Mr Wafawarova had served on Ms Zwambila copies of bank statements relating to an account in his name with Westpac Bank at Ashfield NSW. This account showed that Mr Wafawarova was employed by Zanu-PF, described in counsel’s submissions as “the Zimbabwean political party opposed to MDC, the Zimbabwean political party to which [Ms Zwambila] belongs.” Counsel pointed to the fact that despite Mr Wafawarova holding himself out as having been at the relevant time “a journalist contributing to the Herald newspaper”, the bank statements showed no wage or salary payment from that newspaper.

      • Reason Wafawarova

        How does a bank statement of an Australian Bank show ZANU-PF employees? This is plain stupid, absolutely nonsensical. Thank God you have successfully established that the matter was nothing more than a hollow political drama featuring ZANU-PF and the now doomed MDC-T.

        • stephen

          Funds transferred from Zanu-PF to your personal bank account prove the existence of a link between you and Zanu-PF. You are not an independent writer when accepting funds from a political party you are a party writer.

          • Reason Wafawarova

            Whoever asserts that ZANU-PF has capacity to pay someone like me must have their minds examined. I am not so sure if there is anyone at ZANU-PF accounts who knows the bank Westpac, or any bank in Australia. I doubt that very much.

            The efforts by Rhodesian sponsors to prove a link between myself and ZANU-PF through the said court case were and are laughable. Absolutely puerile and stupid.

          • wesley

            Seems – Reason in weasel mode has stopped answering as he has been bust and in a corner. It is obviouis. How he thinks that he can lie and disceive with alacrity in ZanuPF style and get away with it is just amazing.
            Reason – it is over. You are BUST

          • david

            Zanu-PF politicians and parasites in the past have sent their children to study in Australia so Zanu-PF accounts would be well aware of Westpac in Australia.

          • wenjere

            You have been BUST once again – is that all you have to say? Your non-existant credibility has slid further into the dustbin man. You are unspeakable.

          • david

            Why was Zanu-PF name on your bank statements?

        • david

          Why was Zanu-PF’s name on your bank statements?

        • simon

          Why was Zanu-PF’s name on a bank statement in your name Reason?

  • Bro Themba

    Thank you Reason for sharing your views.Your crime is that you are not hiding behind a pen name like maneru.

  • Reason Wafawarova

    For the benefit of readers, Stephen, Wesley and Wenjere are all names manufactured by one bitter Rhodesian who somehow believes he some sort of trinity.

    But that aside, It is hilarious to suggest that it was established in the ACT Supreme Court that ZANU-PF pays me. For real!

    i am an ideological writer, not a commercial one. Expecting me to be paid is like expecting a salary for a guerrilla freedom fighter. That is plainly asinine. But a capitalist white supremacist does not understand about ideology and fighting for freedom.

    Indeed the column is national scope, just as the ruling ZANU-PF is national in scope. I do not see what is so hard to understand here. I said this piece is about ZANU-PF policies, not the column in general.

    How stupid is it that this bitter Rhodie does not get such simple logic?

    • wesley

      Evidence that RW was employed by Zanu PF, not the Herald,

      comes directly from the transcript of the court case, published by the ACT Supreme Court on 28 Apr 2014 and detailed in article 57, which states that:

      “On about 3 December 2013, counsel said, Mr Wafawarova
      had served on Ms Zwambila copies of bank statements relating to an account in
      his name with Westpac Bank at Ashfield NSW. This account showed that Mr
      Wafawarova was employed by Zanu-PF, described in
      counsel’s submissions as “the Zimbabwean political party opposed to MDC, the
      Zimbabwean political party to which [Ms Zwambila] belongs.” Counsel pointed to
      the fact that despite Mr Wafawarova holding himself out as having been at the
      relevant time “a journalist contributing to the Herald
      newspaper”, the bank statements showed no wage or salary payment from that newspaper.”

      Yes, for real!

      • Reason Wafawarova

        First of all the fact that I am a correspondent with The Herald lies in the court case itself. Was the case not based on a story that carried my byline, alongside that of Tendai Mugabe? You do not need a bank statement to prove a working reationship between the journalist you are suing and the paper that published the story you are not happy with. In any event how does a mere bank statement from a bank in a foreign country prove the relationship between a journalist and a newspaper based in another country?

        Secondly, the assertion that I work for ZANU-PF was a submission by the plaintiff to the court, not the court’s established position.

        It was one of the foolishiest, among many other submissions mad in the case, like that the story was published on my website, an invention the court dismissed.

        I am not here to do another court hearing, but to clear the air on the baseless issues being raised here by misguided Rhodesians, the very sponsors of the court case itself.

        • succuba

          You just can’t stop lying can you, let’s go through this step by step:

          Paragraph one:
          You are not a correspondent with the Herald, you are not employed by the Herald, this was brought out in your trial, you submit a weekly blog under the column of ‘Herald Bloggers’ that is sometimes printed and sometimes not in the afore mentioned newspaper without payment as shown by your bank statements. You are just a blogger not a reporter.

          If you are indeed a correspondent then where are the articles you write for the Herald, they never seem to get printed, you are just a blogger, what do you write about? What is your mandate? Are you an overseas correspondent? How to they pay you?… you are a spin merchant and prolific liar; everyone can see through your lies.

          You fabricated and submitted a story to a newspaper for publication about a fellow Zimbabwean which turned out to be false and you were sued for defamation because you refused to apologise, she gave you every chance, but you refused to apologise… that was a big, big mistake, your vanity would not allow you to apologise to a member of the MDC and this was very, very costly to both you and your family. Lastly, you are not “based” in another country, you reside there on the grace of your wife’s visa.

          Paragraph two:
          The fact was established that you work (ghost worker) for Zanu-PF because payments from Zanu-PF were recorded on your bank statement. Bank statements don’t lie, a bank statement is a document that is issued by a bank once a month to its customers, the statement provides among other things money deposited into the holders account. The only way that Zanu-PF could appear in that document is by way of a monthly transaction to you. Could you please explain why Zanu-PF appeared on numerous bank statements?

          Paragraph three:
          The story was indeed published on your website, you ran with this for weeks until the heat was put on you, remember… you even said you had the photos in your possession and would submit them to a newspaper when the time was right… such a prolific liar and fraud waffa, all the spin in the world will never change this.

          Paragraph four:
          You, a Zimbabwean were sued by a fellow Zimbabwean for defamation, could you please tell us how you established that misguided Rhodesians were responsible for this and how misguided Rhodesians sponsored this court case? … such a prolific liar and fraud.

          Lastly you never told us why you were summoned to The Hague, could you please enlighten your readers here – Thank you.

        • wesley

          Another question: why, when the court served papers on you in person at your address in June 2012, did you pretend that you were not Reason Wafawarova? That’s a bit odd, isn’t it?

        • simon

          Waffa can’t even lie consistently “I am a correspondent with The Herald lies in the court case itself” and “You do not need a bank statement to prove a working reationship between the journalist you are suing and the paper that published the story”.
          Waffa is neither a correspondent nor a journalist but a Zanu-PF writer he has no shred of credibility now that it has been exposed that Zanu-PF is his paymaster. He is a puppet of Zanu-PF.

        • mastadon

          Iwe Benzi,you have been busted red handed for being a Zanu PF hack in the Diaspora.You are a spy,Shame on you and your Evil ways.

    • Stephrn

      Waffa claims that the ACT Supreme Court did not establish that he was paid by Zanu-PF and yet the transcript that Waffa the liar and moron provided during discovery showed the link that Waffa was an employee of Zanu-PF. Is Waffa now saying that the documents supplied to the ACT Supreme Court were false?

      IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE )

      ) No. SC 12 of
      2011

      AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY )

      BETWEEN:

      JACQUELINE ZWAMBILA Plaintiff

      AND:

      REASON WAFAWAROVA Defendant

      ORDER

      Judge: Penfold
      J

      Date: 20
      December 2013

      Place: Canberra

      57.
      On about 3 December
      2013, counsel said, Mr Wafawarova had served on Ms Zwambila copies of bank
      statements relating to an account in his name with Westpac Bank at Ashfield
      NSW. This account showed that Mr Wafawarova was employed by Zanu-PF, described
      in counsel’s submissions as “the Zimbabwean political party opposed to MDC, the
      Zimbabwean political party to which [Ms Zwambila] belongs.” Counsel pointed to
      the fact that despite Mr Wafawarova holding himself out as having been at the
      relevant time “a journalist contributing to the Herald
      newspaper”, the bank statements showed no wage or salary payment from that
      newspaper.

    • stephen

      Says it all really.

      IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE )

      ) No. SC 12 of
      2011

      AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY )
      BETWEEN:

      JACQUELINE ZWAMBILA Plaintiff

      AND:

      REASON WAFAWAROVA Defendant

      ORDER
      Judge: Penfold
      J

      Date: 20
      December 2013

      Place: Canberra
      57.
      On about 3 December
      2013, counsel said, Mr Wafawarova had served on Ms Zwambila copies of bank statements relating to an account in his name with Westpac Bank at AshfieldNSW. This account showed that Mr Wafawarova was employed by Zanu-PF, described in counsel’s submissions as “the Zimbabwean political party opposed to MDC, the Zimbabwean political party to which [Ms Zwambila] belongs.” Counsel pointed to
      the fact that despite Mr Wafawarova holding himself out as having been at the relevant time “a journalist contributing to the Herald newspaper”, the bank statements showed no wage or salary payment from that newspaper.

    • Just Sayin’

      You are in denial that Zanu-PF pays you, most probably because you are a ghost worker that is taking money out of Zimbabwe and depositing that money into the west and most Zimbabweans won’t be too happy about that scenario.

      Bank statements don’t lie, a bank statement is a document that is issued by a bank once a month to its customers, the statement provides among other things money deposited into the holders account. The only way that Zanu-PF could appear in that document is by way of a monthly transaction to you.

      This is irrefutable evidence that you are being paid by Zanu-PF

  • cedrick

    Looks like you have Reason in a corner, he is refusing to tell you why he was summoned to the Hague.
    I wonder why that could be!!!

  • wesley

    This is getting funnier and funnier. Waffa is now in a hole too deep to lie his way out of. His narcissism is going to be the death of him.

  • simon

    Why then haven’t you commented on the theft of diamonds from the Marange fields and the incompetence of Zanu-PF in preventing the theft of a natural resource.

  • AWT

    I havent read any of Reason’s columns for a while now, basically because they’re a waste of time, you never know who was the original author of the works (Reason being a serial plagiariser) and basically and its pretty easy to see his writing is nothing but propoganda. That aside, from an (awt) independent point of view (hi to all those who have flown Pharoah Airlines out there!), this bunch of comments pretty much sums Reason up. Lies after lies, and when presented with clear evidence to show that he has lied, he still lies. When a court establishes ZANU PF on your bank statement, its a clear sign you have been paid by the ZANU PF.

    And of course, when you have lied once, been found out (multiple times in this case), then you simply cant trust anything that has been said from that point forwards. The Hague?! really? Just like he has the photos of Zwambila, he has documents summoning him to the Hague. We all know that we will never see either. Of course if the photos of Zwambila actually existed, they would have been presented in his defense.

    I’m not whats worse, Reason’s continual lies, or Reason’s blindness to people immediately seeing through these lies.

    As for Reason saying he never posted the Zwambila article on his website… Please tell us why your website no longer exists Reason… I do miss it though, always a laugh to see the indefinisible being defended. Like sanctions… dont get me started! haha. Hope everyone is well.

    AWT

    • The Light Bringer

      I wonder how difficult it is for Reason to live with the fact, that the man he continuously lauds as a hero of Africa, once believed that refined diesel could be sourced from under a rock!

    • AWT

      Anyone else noticed that its deathly silent around here? No blogs from our blogger for 7 weeks now…. I think thats a record… is that tumbleweed?

      • David

        It is due to two possible scenarios:
        1. Zanu-PF no longer has any use for him
        2. Waffa has given them the flick once Zanu-PF could no longer afford to pay him

        • The Light Bringer

          Or maybe, just maybe he has become tired of trying to defend the indefensible?

  • Tinotya

    Wowwww!!! I’m charmed, Reason! Stumped! Now that’s what I call writing! No punches pulled. Annunciation and denunciation! And tell you what, this kind of writing brings character to you and respect from some of us who have been following your column with interest and disappointment in equal measure.

    You have articulated exactly what i have always wanted you to articulate. Maybe the personal attacks jolted you a little bit, but it’s never too late to see the light. Let your abiding loyalty be to the right ideas, and not individuals!

    And best of all, far from selling out, this kind of writing anoints you a patriot of the best kind! it’s not everyone who can be a columnist, so those of you who are …surely you are beholden to us folks to articulate the right way for the country …not to sing and ululate as self-serving captains and stewards guide the ship astray.

    All the best in Australia, Reason.

    • Just Sayin’

      Everyone can see right through your schizophrenia Waffa kikiikiki
      How embarrassing for you.

    • AWT`

      More proof that Reason is a fruit loop. He’s definitely a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Anyone can see that he wrote that and is trying to big himself up after the Herald failed to renew his contract. Clearly they were too embarrassed by the shame that he bought upon them. Reason who? Exactly.

      • david

        Reason never had a contract wit the Herald he was a paid propagandist and bootlicker of Zanu-PF (remember Reason’s bank statements with Zanu-PF name on them).

  • AWT

    This should be changed from “Wafawarova on Thursdays” to “Wafawarova is thankfully no more”. Better yet, just remove the monotonous history of plagiarism and flip flopping from the net altogether for everyones benefit.