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Had a different person been voted as President in 1980, would Zimbabwe be like this?

by Ryton Dzimiri
13 August 2014 | 4292 Views
Some life regrets are so damaging that it is worthy never to talk about them. When I look at the decay that our country has gone through under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe, I always think about the mistakes we made in 1980 elections.

When I look at the state of Hospitals, the Roads, Corrupt Police, Partisan Justice, Partisan National Army, Decayed Universities, the Zimbabwean Dollar, Public transport, Railways, Air Zimbabwe, Schools, Parks, obsolete Street Lights, environmental care, state of Industry, Boarder Posts, rotten Home Affairs Offices, Parliament, ZBC, Dams, Cities, people healths, national pride and confidence, people freedoms of opinion, the value of sovereignty, the meaning of self –governance, the dream to be employed, the happiness index,the wish to get a bank loan, the curiosity to buy a new car. I always ask myself, is our problem a result of sanctions or those we erroneously trusted to lead us to prosperity?

Just one more question, if we had voted Joshua Nkomo in 1980, surely let us pose and think, would Zimbabwe be in this state? I will not hesitate to question how about if we had, at worst, left Bishop Muzorewa to continue with his Rhodesians?

I know the idea of Rhodesians and Muzorewa was a rotten one which would continue to make Black Zimbabweans toil under unrepentant Rhodesians. But I am just putting on scale what we ended up with against what we rebuked.

Would we rather have President Mugabe than Muzorewa if we were given a chance to rewind?

Tsvangirai recently said Smith's leadership produced a happier Nation. I differ with Tsvangirai because he speaks for political gains. But I agree that Smith produced a happier Nation than President Mugabe and the problem of Smith was that he was just brought up to believe that Blacks had no value.

 President Mugabe wants to be described as one who was brought up to believe that Black people have value. But the President has proven for 34 years that he is incapable of producing a leadership which induces Black prosperity. President Mugabe's incapabilies are so bad for any small institution which depends on a leader. He is so bad that even a house-hold does not need to be led like that. I challenge the President to tell me if he ever checks if Chatungwa has his head on a pillow at night?

The first sign of a good leader even in a singing choir is for one to realise that he has made a mistake. If one cannot diagnose himself, he is incapable even of leading donkeys to a drinking pond. Educated as the President is, he should have known first of all that even the best leader of any organisation cannot remain at the helm for 34 years.

If Joshua Nkomo had won all elections since 1980, he would have ceded power to someone by 1995 the latest. I know and I can guarantee that if Joshua Nkomo had won the elections in 1980, Zimbabweans, like South Africans, would not have known anything like Gukurahundi. Our country would not have seen corruption. We would not have known any reason why any Zimbabwean would have gone to diaspora to start a new rewarding life. We would be wishing to see how an American Dollar looks like.

We would be exporting Cotton, Maize, Flowers, Sugar, Wheat, Fruits, Minerals, Textiles, Shoes, Expertise and Knowledge. Foreigners would be queueing to get a lifetime chance to come and work in Zimbabwe. Our women would still be having their uniquely beautiful skin, beauty and healthy look they had in 1980. Our teachers would still be respected and well paid. Our Hospitals would be World Class and ZBC would be having more than 70 Channels. Air Zimbabwe would be boasting ninety well-managed planes and the word corruption would be a dictionary-worthy vocabulary.

Even if the least desirable Muzorewa had carried on with his Rhodesian masters, Zimbabweans would never had seen the state of roads that we have today. Our Police would be Law abiding defenders of our sovereignty protecting and not stealing from and oppressing our people.

Our Universities would be producing researchers who teach our children how to dope Silicon to make semiconductors and Solar Power. All Zimbabweans who died of poverty, lack of health facilities and violence since 1980 would be alive some of them running new Companies to pay Tax and make Zimbabwe rich.

A President who can't see his mistakes can't see that the Police are corrupt. If the President's eye cannot see its own mistakes, then surely it can't see also that Government Ministers are corrupt they have many farms, many houses, many wives, many secrets, many mistakes and above all, they have no one to fear because the leader can't see faults.   




The President's eyes can't see the state of roads. He can see the state of Hospitals though, thus why he outsources his health needs from abroad. He is a leader who is more interested in himself more than he loves the wellbeing of Black people that he claims to have liberated. He is a feared, not loved President. He is not shy to heap a mistake upon another mistake after realising he has not been held to account for all the mistakes of 34 years. He is a President who is not shy to let his wife show ambitions to take over power. A President who has failed to show his tribal impartiality in economically and politically empowering his subjects. He is a President who takes pride in bravado talk and does not seek to challange his subjects judge him on the good results he has done for Zimbabwe in 34 years.

I am shy to be led by a productionless empty leader. I am shy to proclaim loudly on the International  podium that I am a proud Zimbabwean no matter how much I want.

Zimbabwe Mugabe


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