The fall of the Main Actor

Mr Tsvangirai

Mr Tsvangirai

In early March this year Morgan Tsvangirai, in his typical insensitivities, drew the ire and wrath of many when he bragged that his escape from a fatal accident that killed his wife Susan was a predestined predicament designed to preserve “the main actor.” These were his words, “One of the fundamental things is that the main actor doesn’t die if the film is still on.”
The rapacious quest for political power that Morgan Tsvangirai has displayed over the years can only be best explained by this misguided delusion that makes the man believe that he is a predetermined leader whose destiny is immune to the misgivings of anyone, voters included — totally unhindered or unbridled by any possible acts of omission or commission.

His extortionate ramblings over the election result are part of the illusion that led to his massive electoral defeat — a predicament squarely traceable to the misguided notion that Zimbabweans inherently hate Robert Mugabe and Zanu-PF so much that victory for opposing him is guaranteed.

It is not surprising that Morgan Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti find it logical to postulate that the election result was fraudulent purely because they cannot believe they lost the vote.

They are quite oblivious to the detriment the crony- staffed kitchen cabinet has caused to their self-defeating political project. They have totally forgotten how the Makone-led kitchen cabinet disenfranchised many in the MDC-T when Ian Makone’s wife was imposed to take over the leadership of the Women’s Assembly — a move that was part of the beginning of this mighty fall that we have seen today.

Morgan Tsvangirai still deluded himself as Zimbabwe’s political main actor when elections leading to the 2011 MDC-T congress were marred by vote rigging irregularities and violence — counting those sins holy because they were being committed by his friends and relatives from the kitchen cabinet. Morgan Tsvangirai wangled Theresa Makone and many others into political positions they did not deserve and he dismissed every criticism as meaningless because he told himself the fate of his party was all installed in his person.

So overrated was Tsvangirai that after the telling split of the party in 2005 his colleagues found it warranted to totemise the name of the party by affixing Morgan’s second initial to it.

Why is Tendai Biti behaving like he is not aware that his name topped the list of people to be demoted or removed from cabinet when Morgan Tsvangirai axed the likes of Fidelis Mhashu and Elias Mudzuri through his 2011 cabinet reshuffle?

Does Tendai Biti seriously think that no one cares about the infighting in the MDC-T? He must ask the people of Chikanga who voted Arnold Tsunga.
The MDC-T leadership decided to go to sleep in the course of the maiden appearance in Government, and most of them foolishly mistook government perks for an expression of political power — even counting such for ultimate achievement.

Is it an exaggeration to assert that the MDC-T leadership totally lost any fighting spirit that saw them mount meaningful challenges to Zanu-PF the moment they tasted the sweetness of privileges enshrined in occupying ministerial positions?

And what did the MDC-T leadership think they were doing falling over each other to sing correctional praises for the otherwise deserved exceptional qualities of President Mugabe? Did they expect people to keep hating the man purely based on the yesteryear slander that had once spread from their lying mouths?

Morgan Tsvangirai, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, Tendai Biti and Nelson Chamisa all made glowing public comments correcting their opposition-era defamatory lies about the person of Robert Mugabe. If they thought the people were not listening then they are stupider than we all now know they are.

So unstrategic was the MDC-T leadership in the run-up to the 2013 election that the top three officials found it harmless to publicly pose for a photo reading a Zanu-PF manifesto right at the high table of an MDC-T rally. Undoubtedly they thought everyone was writhing with fury at the sight of the document — getting ready to unleash a thunderous protest vote against the “sunset party,” as Chamisa would put it.

Unconfirmed reports say Chamisa even went prophetic predicting a mighty demise of Zanu-PF, proclaiming supernatural communication with the Most High as the source of his foretells.

The biggest distraction for the MDC-T was the sensational internet clown by the name Baba Jukwa. The perfect fool did a feat by converting his Face Book page to an MDC-T polling station, getting an impressive 400 000 likes — clearly mistaken by many for votes. To think that senior MDC-T leaders actually thought the wanton ignoramus was doing a propaganda coup on Zanu-PF boggles the mind.

And Morgan Tsvangirai must have learnt that his sexometer should have been cut off in order to make him enter the kingdom of ruling Zimbabwe. In politics you do not scandalise and popularise at the same time.

An MDC-T activist by the name Simbarashe Dziruni had this to say about Tsvangirai’s disastrous sex scandals: “Finally people realised that serial bed-hopper is not their saviour. In fact they were wasting a lot of resources trying to protect their wives and daughters from open-zip policy.”

Blogger Denford Magora says the MDC leadership “are living in La-la land, delusional and completely off the mark with accusations of vote rigging.”
The only evidence Tsvangirai gave to a South African television journalist about vote rigging was that his party “used to control Manicaland,” and he could “not believe” they had lost the province to Zanu-PF. Staring at the journalist Tsvangirai genuinely wondered, “Could people have lost faith in us to that extent?”

Magora thinks it is simply illogical to treat Morgan Tsvangirai’s lack of belief as some kind of evidence to prove vote rigging.
Dismissing as baseless Tsvangirai’s sensationalised allegations of vote rigging Professor Lovemore Madhuku of the NCA had this to say:
“It is the NCA’s firm view that the complaints raised against the 31 July 2013 poll by the losers do not raise anything new and cannot be used as a basis for rejecting the results of an election in which they participated voluntarily.”

Clearly Morgan Tsvangirai and his inexperienced colleagues took support for granted, foolishly counting on the 2008 protest vote as a political plan to form the next government. Tsvangirai was possessed by this grand illusion that Zimbabweans would never desert him regardless of whatever he did or did not do, no matter how many sins he committed or how badly he behaved. In his world Mugabe was simply too evil and too old to be liked by anyone, and that alone sufficed to grant the MDC-T electoral victory anywhere anytime.

There was no point doing any outreach programmes to the people during the lifespan of the inclusive Government because the people of Zimbabwe now permanently belonged to the MDC-T and its leader Tsvangirai — so the thinking went.

Tsvangirai has no idea how the MMD lost the election in Zambia. Protest votes are seasonal by their very nature and this is no protest season for Zimbabweans. For most Zimbabweans this is indigenisation season, and whoever advises Tsvangirai must have told him so.

Instead of focusing on winning the election after the tenure of the inclusive Government Tsvangirai obsessed himself with this meaningless war for what he broadly called “reforms.”

He forgot too quickly that he led the first round vote in the March 2008 presidential race without any such reforms, just like Zanu-PF won elections at independence without crying for any reforms.

As soon as Tsvangirai got in the inclusive Government he engaged in committed personal fights for power and privileges — winning a mansion for himself in the process. When he was not doing that he was sparring with little Gideon Gono at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe — dismally failing to dislodge him from his job. He tried a similar fight against Johannes Tomana, the Attorney-General.

Again he lost the junior war and people were watching. The nasty little losses were a far cry from what main actors are made of, and the people soon realised who the actual bulls of Zimbabwean politics were. Someone must tell Theresa Makone the difference between a bull and a philanderer.

If Tsvangirai thought he was waging some kind of a political fight against the military leaders of Zimbabwe through his rhetoric about security sector reforms then he is in the wrong life career.

Military leaders the world over do not conform to the political voice of anyone who is not their commander-in-chief. Hearing Tsvangirai singing President Mugabe’s praises and deriding his military leaders as rogue at the same time; and also demanding reforms from them must have been an amusing experience for the generals.

They must have wondered what kind of a clown this prime minister was. Zanu-PF must have enjoyed it thoroughly as Tsvangirai called for Council of Ministers meetings that the party’s Cabinet ministers enjoyed boycotting — more to keep Tsvangirai distracted and frustrated and less for the merit of whatever excuses given by those who bothered to explain their absence.

In short Morgan Tsvangirai was thoroughly distracted for four and a half years while Zanu-PF was not only mobilising support on the ground but also getting its supporters registered for the vote.

Zanu-PF was in an election mode from day one of the inclusive Government. The jingles that the MDC-T ignored and derided, Jabulani Sibanda’s extensive outreach programmes, the draft constitution outreach programme, Kasukuwere’s indigenisation drive and the constant calls for an election were all part of the Zanu-PF strategy to keep its support base in election mode.

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai was womanising big time, taking his sexual adventures to the high seas of the Indian Ocean.
We were told Zanu-PF officials were pleading for favours in Tsvangirai’s government that would come after the inclusive Government. Tendai Biti said the tens of thousands that participated in Zanu-PF elections were all MDC-T supporters sent by himself to enjoy the fun of fooling Zanu-PF. He even suggested that the star rallies addressed by President Mugabe were made up of MDC-T supporters “fooling the old man’’.

The tragic mistake made by the MDC-T was that the leadership did not panic when red lights flashed in their faces, dismissing otherwise very informative surveys as fluke predictions, and even daring the surveys were part of a grand plan to fool Mugabe into complacency.

The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia must stand advised that their opinion over Zimbabwean polls this year neither matters nor counts, and precisely this is why they were told to stay away.

Bob Carr may want to pursue constitutional reforms leading to the recognition of indigenous Australians in line with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples before he calls for a re-run of an election whose context he knows next to nothing about.

Surely the rights of indigenous Australians to their own land cannot be less important than those of a few Zimbabweans who for one reason or the other failed to meet the criteria required for one to cast a vote.

Would it not be historical for Australia to carry out the historic reform of constitutionally recognising its indigenous people before the Australian Foreign Minister wails about reforms in faraway Zimbabwe?

Perhaps these reforms can be done before Australia goes for the 7 September election.
Meanwhile, the world is advised to listen more to those who were invited and accredited to observe the election in Zimbabwe instead of paying attention to the postulations emanating from Western capitals.

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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  • $39733349

    Once again RW manages to dish up a very badly written article about nothing! It will be interesting to see who he blames (besides the Whites and the West) for Zimbabwe’s further decline over the next 5 years!

    • Gangnam Style

      You are badly affected by Mugabe’s win. We can see that. Sorry about it all. Life goes on Lazer555.

      • $39733349

        Thankfully the election result has no baring on my life what so ever. I just find it fascinating that people like yourself can really believe that Zanu-PF has the ability to transform Zimbabwe into a functioning State, when for 33 years they have done the exact opposite!

        • Gangnam Style

          This is one election result with a lot of bearing on your sorry life Lazer555. You cannot deny the obvious.

          • Bogmarsk

            Doesnt impact my life either, I just find it remarkable, as Lazer points out, that you think this is a good thing for Zimbabwe, given the impact Mugabe has had on Zimbabwe since 1980. No currency, national airline, etc etc. The bread basket of Afrika!? haha. Destroyed by Mugabe.

          • Gangnam Style

            Zimbabwe is spearheading a new revolution for Africa after its successful educational revolution launched in 1980.

          • Common Sense

            What revolution? Nothing will change for the better… more like devolution

          • cedrick

            There is no successful education revolution…..

            Around the mid-nineties everything went pear shaped, the average O level pass rate fell from 72% to under 11% this cumulated to the cancelling of the school year in 2008. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that 94% of rural schools have now closed with the attendance rate falling from 80% to under 20%.

            It got so bad that UNICEF donated 13 million textbooks to Zimbabwean primary schools in 2011. Why it is that Mugabe and his kleptocratic zanoid chums seek to educate their children abroad, remember all this happened under the Zanu-PF tutelage.

            Now tell me again, does this look like a “successful educational revolution launched in 1980″ ????

          • Kwekwe326

            Literacy rates seem to be in sharp decline. According to ZEC, over 206 000 people needed ‘assistance’ with voting. That means they are not literate enough to differentiate between the cantidates’ names.

          • Gangnam Style

            You cite the downsides of a long revolution as if they were its final product and that is crude insincerity. The revolution is measured by its product and that is the 93% literacy rate, by far higher than every other African country, and even higher than some European countries.

          • cedrick

            You of all people Waffa should realise the difference between literacy and higher education, stop trying to spin out of this deplorable figure of 11% O level pass rate.

            The pass rate for O level students in 2007 was 11%, there was no figures for 2008, the excuses for this was that they could not find the papers, then the papers were lost or stolen on a train or something like that, then they had no money to pay the examiners etc etc … you get the picture.

            The pass rate for O level students in 2009 was 14%

            The pass rate for O level students in 2012 was 16%

            I have no figures for 2010 or 2011 but if it means that much to you I will go get them for you.

            Assuming you need O & A levels to enter university the future does not look bright for Zimbabwean students coming through the education system in Zim.

            So to say there has been an educational revolution is way of base.

          • Gangnam Style

            Statistics for 5 years against a 33 year revolution must be treated with the necessary caution deserved.

            More so O Level results on their own are not an exclusive arbiter of literacy levels.

          • cedrick

            It was 33 years of decline culminating to the absurdly low O level results.

            O level results are the benchmark and entry level to higher education, you can spin this any way you want but stats are stats!!

          • ZVAZVIRI

            Your bitterness & refusal to acknowledge reality even when it hits you smack in the face notwithstanding, Zim has the highest literacy rate in Africa, and many Zimbos continue to be in high demand in SADC and beyond!!

          • cedrick

            it is quite obvious that you don’t know the difference between literacy and higher education. Go find out and then we can discuss.

            Good that Zimbos can find work elsewhere because there in non in Zimbabwe

          • Kwekwe326

            …but why so many assisted voters?

          • zimbotry

            If its so great why are the children of the elite educated abroad you hypocrite

          • Gangnam Style

            I have a problem with those that hail overseas education as superior to our own. I was educated in Zimbabwe and I fair way better than my counterparts educated in the West, at least some of them.

          • zimbotry

            Good to hear that.

          • anon

            Not as well as the ones who know how to spell “fare”

          • Gangnam Style

            Good one. I give that to you. But I hope the point is not lost in the spelling error.

          • cedrick

            But you went to Macquarie University in Sydney waffa… such a fraud.

          • $39733349

            No it does not because I am not one of the many Zimbabweans who is without work, in need of medical attention or wondering where my next meal will come from.

          • zimbotry

            well said

        • Tinotonga

          I have reservations in why you comment or get involved like a stakeholder when “result has no baring” on your life. Would it not be good if you take charge of events with “baring” in your life then leave Zimbos to run their tings thru vote if they chose? Without you nosing in of course.

      • zimbotry

        For you life goes on in Australia. It is those of us that are still here that are the ones who will prosper or continue to see our economy slip backwards. It is too early to say which will happen yet but put some thought in to what will happen if promises are not keep. Some honest thought….

        • Gangnam Style

          In fact life goes on in Zimbabwe. It is you that is going to slip backwards Zimbotry, not Zimbabwe or its economy.

          • zimbotry

            Life surely is going on. Same lack of basic needs while I am sure the Zanu elite will service their needs abroad. We still work in Zimbabwe while you hide away in Australia with little idea of the realities of life in Zimbabwe. If you think life is so great under this regime why do you not live here?

      • Bogmarsh

        The royal “we”. You really are *** Reason.

        • cedrick

          The very same, the one and only Penrith Plagiarist!!

    • zimbotry

      Interesting he does not have the guts to answer you. Very strange in the streets right now. The lack of celebration speaks volumes for what is in the thoughts of people here

      • Bogmarsh

        Yes indeed…. where are all the celebrations in the streets?? says it all really. All quite sad for humanity.

        • Kwekwe326

          Isn’t it all very odd, Zimbotry? One would think that such a resounding victory would be celebrated with non-stop music and fireworks – but it’s eerily quiet and not even the real Zanoids are jumping about much.

          • Gangnam Style

            I have slaughtered two goats so far. There are real celebrations going on even in bedrooms.

          • Kwekwe326

            Slaughtering a couple of goats in your own bedroom doesn’t really amount to wild scenes of national celebration, does it?

          • cedrick

            Can you do that sort of thing in Penrith Waffa?

          • Kwekwe326

            not without spoiling the carpet, I would think

          • $39733349

            The fact that you managed to entice two goats into your bedroom and then slaughter them, suggests that you were more than likely satisfying a sick fetish, rather than celebrating the results of the election!

          • soothsayer

            If I were zpf I wouldn’t be blowing my trumpet kuti takawhina. A revolutionary party with such a profound challenge from “dununu MT” against all odds-the national broadcaster, the registry,zec etc

      • Gangnam Style

        We have just been celebrating big time with the MDC-T coffin in Mbare. And did you see Cde Chinos doing the celebratory soccer dance?

        • zimbotry

          If the Zombies fail to deliver on their promises, you may well see the dead arise…….

      • ZVAZVIRI

        What mute atmosphere are you talking about??!!….didn’t you see the scenes in Chegutu, Mbare, Masvingo, etc??!!
        There are none so blind as those that WILL not see….

    • che guevera

      I THINK YOUR HEAD IS JUST TO EMPTY TO APPRECIATE WHAT REASON WRITES,,WHY DONT YOU TRY NEWSDAY INONYORWA NEMA FORM 2

  • Gangnam Style

    Certainly last week was not Wafawarova’s last week Mr Mahofa. It probably was your last week to read his column, and hopefully the last week for the other team of reactionaries as well.

  • Ndaizivei

    Wabaya dede nemukanwa. But that fool will not listen. Zvinotoda moto chaiwo kuti tipare rukanda rwakavariridza maziso evanhu ava kuti vasvinure.

  • Kwekwe326

    I wish I could accurately describe the post-election mood. It is certainly very strange. Muted and sombre, we are seeing disbelief on both sides of the campaign as to the size of the win. Perhaps it is just a case of “here we go again”, given that this is not the first time an election result has been disputed.

    I cannot talk about rigging, let alone go into any detail on the forms and scale of it – the moderator allowed nothing serious on that subject last week, and I don’t see the point in trying again. So, a little about Tsvangirai. Bluntly, he simply did not have the means to take on RGM. He tried everything in the book, but the President was never playing by the rules. That said, I would admit readily that MT’s strategy was very often flawed and his post-election thinking is no different. He went into an election without the reforms he said were essential and even when, at Maputo, SADC drew up a communique which largely backed up the reforms the MDCs were calling for, MT’s stance was too soft. Had he said, at that point, that if there were no reforms, then he would boycott the election, he would have at least been consistent. All through the GNU, MT has called for things into thin air while RGM has just refused to do anything. Whilst MT could argue that pulling out would have been bad for the country – and he would be right – all it meant was that he came across as a whinger who could not get anything he wanted, forever retreating with his tail between his legs.

    Hindsight is a beautiful thing. Had MT remained in opposition since 2008, refusing to be a bit-player in Zanu-PF’s illegitimate seizing of power back then, he would, following another five years of economic meltdown and rising anger at RGM’s clinging on to power, he would probably now be in State House. That prospect looks very faint from here.

    • Gangnam Style

      The only hindsight I can believe is that MT should never have tried politics. He is simply a man of a thoroughly flawed mind.

      • Bogmarsh

        He’s achieved more in his short life than you have Reason!

        • Tinotonga

          Judging MT on political achievement I say loser, wrong cause, treacherous and not organised. (Despite what Reason might or may not have achieved!

        • Obi

          You’re the useless, British troll who has been hounding Reason for years. Get a life.

          • anon

            …and you are Obi Egbuna, the lickspittle “correspondent” for the Herald in the US. You, at least, have a life, but it is under the Western values you pretend to hate rather than here

          • Bogmarsh

            Wrong! I’m not British! Guess again loser! And I prefer exposing rather than trolling!

        • HEZVOKA

          No he has NOT!! Look at some of the MDC-T demands/wishes at the beginning of the GNU:
          1) Gono must go!
          2) Tomana must go!
          3) POSA and AIIPA must be repealed or drastically ammended
          4) Roy Bennett must be appointed Deputy Min of Agriculture
          5) There should be reforms covering the media, security, etc
          6) Elections cannot be held on 31 July, 2013
          7) Gushaz must consult Tsvangison on ALL important decisions
          8) Zuma & Lindiwe Zulu will cut Bob down to size….
          I could go on, but I hope you get the picture……

          • $39733349

            Would that be the same Gono that tried to legitimise two clowns who claimed they could produce gold and currency of of thin air?

      • Kwekwe326

        He may be thinking that now, yes. On the other hand, anyone who won at least one, probably two and possibly three elections running would normally be considered a success…

        • Gangnam Style

          You cannot be flip flopping the way Morgan does and at the same time aspire to succeed in politics. The greatest strength in politics is appearing to be consistent and brave.

          • Kwekwe326

            I think MT has been brave, for sure, but not consistent enough. As for flip-flopping, you are right, as events in Tsolotsho North would bear out.

          • Gangnam Style

            He is not consistent at all. And many times he utters plain foolish things. He would easily pass for a clown in most of the democracies that are backing him from the West.

    • HEZVOKA

      You must be simple-minded to believe that the Maputo SADC communique largely supported the MDC-T call for reforms!!….in your honest opinion, do you think SADC was really serious in asking for a 2-week extension for the reforms??!! Seriously, what reforms could have been done in a mere fortnight??!! If you read between the lines, the communique was just politely/diplomatically trying to appear as if the regional bloc was accommodating MDC-T concerns.
      Yes, you’re right about the breauty of hindsight. But the reality is that Tsvangison couldn’t afford to boycott the elections coz:
      a) MDC-T was labouring under the illusion that a win for them was a leisurely stroll in the park, needing very little effort at wooing the electorate. This illusion arose from “their” newspapers whose so-called analysts & commentators thought they could easily manufacture a win for the party
      b) a lot of Chematama’s leutenants would have deserted him coz they wanted to contest the polls; just like his desperate call for winning candidates to boycott parly will NOT be heeded by anybody!!

      • Kwekwe326

        By and large, I agree with you. I don’t see what difference two weeks would have made either: but what sort of regional body makes pronouncements one weekend and several weekends later, acts as if no communique had been issued at all? SADC has flip-flopped hopelessly over Zim these past five years. If Tsvangirai though that SADC would be in any way consistent and back up its agreements, he would have had a much stringer hand. Instead, RGM, who knows how to play SADC and the AU like a violin, was never held to account.

        Yes, Tsvangirai laboured under the illusion that he could win. He thought that even with irregularities in the vote, he would still have enough support. That he garnered little over half the presidential vote leaves him dumbfounded, and in a very weak position

  • Common Sense

    No celebration the streets, why? Simple. Because the people in the streets voted for MDC-T…. and no one really voted for ZANU-PF… or they would be celebrating…

    • Gangnam Style

      The people on the streets are like the South African street idiotic woman. They do not form the majority of Zimbabweans. The majority are celebrating in Zimbabwean places with no streets.

  • Kwaku

    The illegal sanctions imposed by the European Union, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada and all others who joined the fray, was to make the Zimbabwean economy scream and precipitate the conditions for Regime Change; and its because of the battle hardened tenacity of Zimbabweans that they withstood the test of time. These western countries are not on the “MORAL HIGH GROUND” they do not have the moral authority to Judge anyone: they must look in the mirror at the way they treat their own indigenous people, two quick examples: Australia must recognise the historic rights of their indigenous people to their own land as well as their civil rights, and likewise, the United States must recognise the historic rights of their native people, and the Voting and Civil Rights for African Americans. Until such time, they do not have the moral authority to be the Judge.

    • cedrick

      Why are the sanction illegal Kwaku?

      And secondly, who said they were to make the economy scream?

  • Wegona

    MDC lacked startegy to dislodge the avalance of the revolutionary party. Zanu Pf was spot on, they articulated the issues that affect the workers very well. Kudus to Zanu Pf for a job well done. You punched very well.

  • zidzoro

    Actor akazofa manje

  • $39733349

    There are about 195 countries in the world, so if only 31 have imposed sanctions, what is stopping Zimbabwe from trading with the rest? They got a $100 million loan to build a military facility, what is stopping them from borrowing money to build hospitals or improve the ruined infrastructure?

  • cedrick

    Please give me the link where the UN has said the sanctions are “illegal”.

    Please give me the link where the AU has said the sanctions are “illegal”.

    Please give me the link where SADC has called the sanctions are “illegal”.

    You seem to be an habitual liar jTosser

  • cedrick

    Such a loser jTosser, Sanctions & ESAP’s had nothing to do with the demise of the education system in Zimbabwe… shame you should keep sprouting this fable

  • $39733349

    Please detail how the targeted sanctions have negatively affected the educational system. As I have stated before, if the government can borrow $100 million to build a military facility, why can’t it borrow money to improve education?

  • Gangnam Style

    Zimbabwe has not stopped trading with all the other countries. But that neither makes the illegal sanctions legal nor does it make them non existent.

  • cedrick

    Why are they “illegal” Waffa?

    Come on tell it like it is….

    Make yourself look foolish here in front of your readers ha ha …

  • $39733349

    Let me make this easier for you to understand: If Zimbabwe can borrow $100 million for a military facility, it shows that it has access to low interest funds,right? So why can’t Zanu-PF borrow money for more important issues such as medicine, food or the education system?

    China is not “providing assistance”, it is doing business! Where do you think the revenue from the diamond mines is going? It certainly is not going into Zimbabwean banks!
    Not only are you ignorant of the facts but your use of English would suggest that it is not your first language!

  • $39733349

    No, the deterioration of ZIMBABWE began when Mugabe and Zanu-PF decided that it was their own little fiefdom and that they could loot it at will! YOU would know this if you could manage to remove your head from your *** and take that chip off your shoulder!

  • cedrick

    The problem with you jTosser is that you believe in your own ***

  • cedrick

    Maybe it’s because those institutions never said they were illegal.

    Can’t do it then… caught out lying again … shame it seems to be more regular these days

  • $39733349

    How can English be alien to you, when you told us that you were born and educated in the USA?
    Give us an example of China’s support (excluding the military facility). As for human rights, China’s record is abysmal so of course that does not concern them. Have you forgotten about Tiananmen Square?

  • cedrick

    Show me one post where I have lied jTosser, I can show many of yours starting with the one above that you said the UN have deemed the sanctions “illegal” !!! such an habitual liar

  • cedrick

    No jTosser… it means you are lying.

  • cedrick

    you see,,, you cannot, you are lying again

  • $39733349

    That seems to be your standard response whenever you are asked to prove any of your conspiratorial nonsense or justify your accusations against those of us who hold opposing views to yours!

  • ZVAZVIRI

    Let’s also look at the legacy of USA in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc with respect to the sanctity of human life!!….

  • anon

    Looks like jTosser has left the building he he !!