Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Chidyausiku Story of Content and Relevance

Alternative Narrative
Who was Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku?  He was the person responsible for dismantling the white supremacist's laws on land and made the Rhodesian settlers title deeds have the same value with rolls of toilet tissue.Under his commendable watch, the Land Acquisition Act was perfected to match any piece of legislation anywhere in the world.

From Land Grab to Land Reform
I stand to be corrected as yet we have black people speaking about the so-called land grab. It is Justice Chidyausiku who made our legislation on land sync with the objectives of both the first and second Chimurenga. He changed  Tsvangirayi words from  "land grab"  to "land reform". The vocabularies of the opposition parties and independent media were changed too.

It will be interesting to read what was said about the land reform at MDC rallies in 2000 and what they are saying todTsvangirayi and the white supremacist's media had to change their vocabulary on the land reform. That was how profound the impact of Chief Justice Chidyausiku on our politics.

Alternative Story of a Hero
In my discussion and interaction on social media networks, the internet, and print newspapers networks, I came across a lot of people who did not even know about Justice Chidyausiku. I found myself communicating with a lost generation. People who thought that Justice Chidyausiku was a road engineer amongst all of the things, despite the title before his name.

These are the same people who call ZBC  'dead BC'. A generation that thrives on newsfeed from SABC, CNN, SKY, Al Jezera, STUDIO 7 and France 24.  Most of these people l argued with have never set foot outside the borders of Zimbabwe. These guys have never been in Pretoria, Washington, London, Dubai or Paris but they identified themselves and have absorbed the content of these newsfeeds.

I had to remind them that Zimbabwe has an alternative and relevant informative newsfeeds that have local content.The alternative and relevant source of local content is none other than the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, that is the so-called "DeadBC".

The Story of the Settlers
Our arguments on the hero status of the former Chief Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku raged on.We had opinion pieces in the last outposts of the white supremacists, which the ignorant call the independent media, churning out negative propaganda on our hero.

First, they called him a Rhodesian puppet, secondly they called him the architecture of the Hondo yeminda and a land grabber and finally they accused him of being one of Mugabe's cronies and relative. The independent media was confused and the social media was filled empty and inaccurate content on this man.

It was a deliberate monumental distortion of the story of a hero and the history of Zimbabwe. The people of Zimbabwe know that Justice Chidyausiku was never going to be a hero of the Rhodesian settlers and their sympathizers.This man had intelligently unpacked and repackaged the law to facilitate the land reform program.

He had done what Professor Jonathan Moyo did with the Media and Information laws. He brought relevancy and life to dead pieces of legislations. He aligned the land laws with the aspirations of the black people of Zimbabwe.

A Hero Amongst Heroes
Chief Justice Godfrey Guwa Chidyausiku will be remembered by us all. His name is engraved in history,  from the halls of Lancaster House, in every court, on every resettled piece of land and the minds of the opposition parties and vanquished settlers in Australia, New Zealand, the Europe, and AAmerica.That is our Hero and that is our story about him.

Go well Son of the Soil.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Rhetorics of Zimbabwean Elections

It was once again a time for us all Zimbabweans to witness a free and fair by election.  This time it was happening in a rural set up. A place where the Rhodesians white army were notorious for their inhuman and unjustified atrocities during the Chimurenga liberation struggle. This is where memories of anything to do with white Rhodesian settlers supremacist agenda is repulsed and condemned. It is where the MDCs with all surnames and all will not win against  ZANU Pf.

  This by election was happening when the Zimbabwe People First was having a second go at a by election after the Bikita West failure. The party had lost Joice Mujuru after her Chatham House visit and the subsequent courting of the whites sponsored MDC at Harvest House. The likes of wayward Didmus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo refused to be bought into the white Rhodesian supremacists agenda. Mujuru want with the help of the Rhodesians to retake the land from the blacks and give it to the whites. She told the whole world on BBC Hardtalk.

It was happening where the numerous splinters of the MDC , (remember these parties with surnames and tribes, ) are back tracking on their perennial elections boycott threat. The MDC-T and other forms of MDC are on a permanent election reform agenda , they practical do not have time to campaign for an elections. The time and resources wasted on NERA demonstrations ,for example, could have been used to campaign for the Mwenezi East by election.

This by election was happening when the white supremacists media is in overdrive. The media is overplaying the ZANU Pf factions drama in the press. It is also directing all its effort on Robert Mugabe's age, the office chair which became a wheelchair and hairstyle too!! This we believe is an attempt to undermine his leadership qualities and statesmanship. It will not work as proven by the nearly 18700 people in Mwenezi East.

The white supremacists media has also been churning their traditional election rhetoric on social media and other platforms. Here are some in short.

The Voters Intimidation Rhetoric
Voters are said to be forced to go and vote by ZANU Pf. This is one very tired rhetoric which we can trace to the first elections of 1980. ZANU Pf was accused of bussing thousands of voters from within and outside the borders of Zimbabwe.  It was a lie then and it is a lie today.

The Banned Rally Rhetoric
One Bhasikiti of the Zimbabwe People First complained that the his rallies had been banned. The same Bhasikiti had also said he was carrying out door to door campaign . The press which had no proof of any ban went on to say Bhasikiti had been banned and barred from Mwenezi East. How do you carry out a door to door campaign if you have been barred and banned?
For the record rallies cannot be banned, you can be denied to hold a rally at a certain time or place due to inadequate security and availability of police to maintain law and order.It is that simple,  so my piece of advice is, book your rally in time.

The Dead Voters Rhetoric
The press and the white sponsored civic organisation had the  Biometric Voters Roll issue on the table. They wanted UNDP to fund, source and deliver the Biometric Voters Roll equipment on behalf on the Government of Zimbabwe. The Mwenezi by election once again prove that we can hold elections without the Biometric Voters Roll.

The Stupid And Uneducated Rural Voters Rhetoric
Once again the rural folk of Mwenezi East were insulted by the opposition parties and white sponsored civic society. It was as if it was the first time the people of Mwenezi had seen an election.
The constituency was flooded by the pseudo civic societies that had come to teach the "illiterate " poeple on not only how to vote but who to vote for. Even National Electoral Reform Agenda was in Mwenezi East putting to rest the argument that its agenda is to push for electoral reforms. It was exposed as an extension of the opposition campaign team. Its role in the Mwenezi East was to scuttle and unsettle the ruling party's hold in the constituency.

The Traditional Leadership Partisan Rhetoric
The press once again raising the issue of traditional leaders being political and partisan. The so called independent media and white sponsored civic organisations have failed to understand, respect and understand the importance and role of the traditional leaders. Traditional leaders are the spritual owners of the land and rural space.
These  traditional leaders offer guidance and leadership to their respective community. The traditional leaders have a role to play spiritual, economical, social and political. It is their sacred duty to the community.
This critical role of traditional leaders has been relegated to the backseat firstly by the former Rhodesian settlers and now by their sponsored opposition parties,  their press and civic organisations.
It will go a long way if these white supremacists sponsored media,opposition parties and civic organisations give the traditional leaders the  respect that they deserve. It might be the key to gain respect and voters in the rural areas.

The Zanupf Factions Rhetoric
The Zanupf victories in Bikita West and Mwenezi East by elections has exposed that the factional wars within the party have not affected the grassroots supporters. I will  say safely that the faction may be in the heads of the opposition parties leaders.The factions are played out in the press and on social media,  they are not really.

The Rhetorics And The 2018 Elections Zimbabweans should now be aware of the sources of the rhetorics, and must focus now on the 2018 elections. The elections are a landmark in the history of our nationhood, they are as crucial and critical as the 1980 elections . The enemy is still the Rhodesians. They have metaphorical diguised it self into the MDC in its various forms and with its Shona and Ndebele surnames. It is imperative that every Zimbabwean vote against the white supremacists regime change agents  and instead vote for the progressive and revolutionary party.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Ides of March

THE QUEEN BEE AND THE NEW HIVE
The lady who was fired from a party yet to be born did something in March. She pointed the her middle finger to her worker bees in ZPF and to Morgan Tsvangirayi of MDC-T. She then proceeded to form her own party.

As l had earlier indicated in my previous post she had to shake her war veteran image and her past to links to ZANU Pf if she has to attract the money from Western regime change sponsors.

In March Joice Mujuru weaknesses were exposed. The BBC had her in a tight knot as she failed to articulate her position on the land issue , Gukurahundi and why she formed her own party.

NERA DEMONSTRATION
The self-declared 'elections' reforms watchdog NERA called for a demonstration and they did half fill Robert Mugabe Square. The demo was called after Rita Makarawu of the Zimbabwe Election Commission had walked out of a meeting organized and called for by the disorganized NERA.

The demo organizers said Robert Mugabe Square ( Haru Mutasa of Al Jezera sheepishly called it Freedom Square ) was half full which mean in realty it was half empty.It was a non-event as the people of Zimbabwe went on with their lives.

Didmus Mutasa of ZPF, Morgan Tsvangirayi,  Evan Mawarire and other suspicious characters were at the  NERA demonstrations. Some were booed from the stage .Some were cheered off the stages. Some were lifted onto the stage. Others never reached the stage.

This sums up how our so called opposition is disoriented and disorganised. 

IS HE A SAVIOUR OR A TYSON
On the same day of  NERA demonstration, members of the ruling party's Women League carried out a demonstration calling for the ousting of Comrades Sandi-Moyo and Sarah Mahoka to resign their posts.Whoever organized the demo must have a hidden agenda. The political commissar Saviour a.k.a Tyson Kasukuwire professed total ignorance of the demonstration.
The political commissar has been accused by both the war veterans and youths, as out of touch with the grassroots of the party.

He might be the savior of the party or as destructive as  Mike Tyson.

THE PROFESSOR AND THE PAPERS
This month Professor had a tiff with the state media. Jonathan was accused of misleading the public. He had said what he saw in Tsholotsho but the state media wanted him to say what was politically correct. He misfired again about the cost of the Command Agriculture program, and the state media was quick to point fingers at him. I feel there is no love lost between the state media and Professor Jonathan Moyo.

For the record, though the Professor's twitter handle has more followers than the state media publications. I think that the guys at the Herald and Sunday Mail are just out fo some mischief.

THE BOND NOTES
The bond notes reached 100 days and the usual suspects, the international banks and the illegal dealers are at it again. A three tier system of our monetary system has been created and the Reserve Bank has remained a toothless bulldog as no punitive action has been taken against the culprits.

I demand the governor of the Reserve Bank to proactive and come up with an effective piece of law to stop the bond notes abuse and manipulation by banks and illegal foreign currency dealers.

THE GREAT CAF AND THE GREEN MACHINE COUPS
The Green Machine  and Philip Chiyangwa were in on fire in March in our Football circles.

Hayatou was pushed out of office by the solo effort of Bra Fidza. Bra Fidza always do his thing with style and  great noise. Yes, Bra Fidza was there.

T.P Mazembe were the victims of the ides of March. They lost to CAPS United of Zimbabwe.The current  CAPS United squad  has by this act made history.  It was a great month for Zimbabwean football!!

It was a month of positive and negative ides .












Friday, 24 March 2017

The White Supremacists' Fairy Stories Of Zimbabwe

I have had to write yet another post to defend the present and point out where white supremacists' media propaganda have brazenly twisted the past so that the gullible blacks among us are now able to glorify our oppressors and the years before independence. The white supremacists' propaganda and media have now turned the white settler farmers as heroes of that era. They have made us forget the exploitative and racial degradation that we suffered between 1890 and 1980.The stories are being constantly and persistently repeated that we now have a generation that believes them.


THE LAND GRAB STORY

The white supremacists have always said Mugabe unlawfully took land from the  white settlers.The land was not grabbed by Robert Mugabe contrary to what we read in the white supremacists' media. It was legally acquired and appropriated under an Act of Parliament. The Land Acquisition Act of 1990( as amended) was the piece of legislation used to resettle over 300 000 households on farms which were owned by 3000 whites.


The land grab story has been distorted to the point that Robert Mugabe gave the land to his relatives and cronies.Now, if you are a person with 300 000 cronies surely you deserve to rule a country. Robert Mugabe must really have a large extended family, according to the media, even by our African standards.




THE BREAD BASKET STORY



This is one mean story.Rhodesia was the bread basket of Africa, the displaced Rhodesian settlers are fond of repeating this false story. It was never a bread basket of Africa or even southern part of Africa. Rhodesia was the bread basket of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. It could feed the population of Rhodesia, Zambia, and Malawi in the 1950s. The total population of the three countries was less than the population of modern day Zimbabwe.

So every time you read this bread basket story dismiss it with the contempt that it deserves.



THE GUKURAHUNDI STORY



Here is the Gukurahundi story. on one side we had a Super Zapu armed and financed by apartheid South Africa. The purpose of Super Zapu was to destabilise Zimbabwe.It was not a Ndebele or Shona conflict as the white supremacists' media propaganda always repeat. It was a security issue and the government of Zimbabwe dispatched the famous 5th Brigade to deal with Super Zapu dissidents. It is true that civilians died in the conflict.

The Catholic Peace and Justice Commission carried out an enquiry and found out that the conflict had resulted in the death of under 4000 people, that includes both Ndebeles and Shonas.The white supremacists have now spinned the deaths to 40 000.

The white supremacists' media has politicized this story into a Ndebele-Shona.It is a fact that the 5th Brigade comprised of both Ndebele and Shona combatants.


THE RHODESIA WAS BETTER STORY


The issue that has interested me and which is an obvious regime change tactic is the myth that Rhodesia was better.I borrow these words from a Facebook friend, Chenhamo Mutengure.
The arguments placed are that because Rhodesia had a strong currency and economic activity then this is evidence that indeed we were better off under the racist Ian Smith government.


But is this true?Was Rhodesia a great country for all or it was great so long as you were white?

First does a strong currency really translate to better living conditions for black peoples?Or maybe we are just looking at statistics that had absolutely no bearing on the standard of living for the black man.

Now let us look at the facts of Rhodesia.In Rhodesia, 80% of the population lived in the Tribal Trust Lands.This means that only 20% of people about 9% of whom were either white or Indian constituted the urban population.
So another myth that is thrown around looks we were better as our streets were clean, had good services etc yet the reality is Ian Smith artificially kept down urban populations so as to protect white privileges like running water, electricity and avoiding overcrowding of his streets for the benefit of the white man.
Also under Rhodesia, 60% of black people were illiterate and add to that only 3% of our people had secondary education.
Now, what happened to this 60% who couldn't read or write?Or the 97% that didn't have a secondary school education?
This means this was a segment that had no chance in life whether at home or abroad.

THE RHODESIA WAS HEALTHIER STORY
In 1980 we notice that Infant Mortality was at a staggering 120 in every 1000 children born, that is 12% of black babies dead.Contrast that to the present 25 in every 1000. There were fewer clinics in 1980 than today. Today it is government policy that you do not need to walk six kilometres to a clinic. 
Now how can a sane person say Rhodesia was better? Why is not the same media quiet on sanctions as well as their effect on our health system?

THE MUGABE IS OLD STORY


This is the story that the white supremacists' media has repeated on Mugabe since 1980. Mugabe was an old man in 1980.Everyone knew that when we elected him into office in 1980.The white supremacists' view is based on racism on one hand and ageism on the other. It is raw discrimination.
This is a story based on discrimination. Mugabe is old, so what? Why should his age matter? Is he going to be recruited in the police or army? For the record, the longest ruling Head of State is Queen Elizabeth of Britain. Not one white person has ever told her to resign.
The whites hate the old man and we love him.



Saturday, 11 March 2017

Lobels, Lays Chips and Robert Mugabe


This has been fun...

I’ve been blown away by the enthusiastic response to the presence of  Lobel's  the bread makers at the President of Zimbabwe birthday over the past few days. 

The white supremacist's regime change agents have gone wild on social media calling the public to boycott the bakers. The leaders of war cry are based in the diaspora.


These foreign agitators are calling for locals who have always bought the bread to boycott  Lobels.  It is the same people who at the behest of the white supremacists' call recommended Zimbabwean companies to be blacklisted under the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act by the USA. 

It not by accident that these black people are urging the black people of Zimbabwe to boycott a black owned company. You wonder why these same black people have not recommended the boycott of white-owned companies like Ford, Landrover, Mercedes-Benz or the producer of Lays potato chips ,Hullet, Tanganda, and Nestle. These companies products were available for all to see at the birthday bash. These white-owned companies were are untouchable and above reproach -just because the owners has superior color skin to us Africans.

These agitators have also got the picture of the President eating a packet of Lays potato chips. They have questioned why the president is eating a foreign made product. I  have responded by asking them why they are asking those questions from a foreign country. If the President of Zimbabwe eats or get treated in a foreign country that does not make him a lesser human being.

Should we boycott an indigenous Zimbabwean company because it has been seen at an elected President's birthday party? No. We the people of Zimbabwe have better things to do.
We shall boycott the white supremacists as always in the ballot box by not voting for black people with white supremacists agendas. This will be the ultimate boycott.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Queen Bee And the lost Cause

Just in case you missed the events of the month. Joice Mujuru of the Zimbabwe People First was fired from ZPF while across town she was busy announcing the expulsion of her former comrades in arm, Mutasa, Gumbo, and Mutezo.

This was the most baffling event of the year. Do we have two ZPF? Just a quick heads-up; A party closing down or splitting in less than a year from formation? No, this party is splitting before its formation since Joice Mujuru and crew are all interim committee members of ZPF. Who has the authority to fire anyone from a party that has not been formed?

Chatham House Visit
When Joice Mujuru visited the outpost of white supremacists,  Chatham House in London and promised to reverse  Robert Mugabe's land reforms, she did not only ruffle the ordinary people of Zimbabwe feathers but her own comrades in arms too. It is a fact that ZPF is riding on the war veterans disaffection with ZANU Pf upstarts, Joice Mujuru Chatham visit and promise to the white supremacists was the catalyst of the abortive formation of ZPF.

From Chatham House to Harvest House
I've kept my eye on Joice ever since her Chatham House visit. I knew her next stop will be Harvest House.
To those who do not know Harvest House, it is was until recent the outpost of the Rhodesians white supremacists, in the form of the white Commercial Farmers Union. The CFU is the founding sponsors of the  MDC.
In the same building was a law firm which Tendai Biti used to work for Gill, Goldington, nd Gerrans.  This firm had the sole mandate to flood the administrative courts with white settlers land claims between 1990 and 2000.
This law firm was responsible for sponsoring Biti's trip to the USA to prep for the sanctions against Zimbabwe in the Senate.

Harvest House quickly comes to mind if you need white supremacists funds. Joice had no option,  the instruction from Chatham House was to go to Harvest House.Harvest House has a sentimental feel for the Rhodies. It is their last outpost in Zimbabwe and that where their hope for a reverse of the land reform program. It is where they will put their money.

Joice Mujuru or the queen bee has now arrived at Harvest  House.  She has the golden purse but without hardline nationalists and the war veterans support.  She is now heading a moderate and clean party which suit and compliment the white supremacists' regime change agenda of the MDC.

Queen Bee and the Teaboy 
Joice Mujuru had gained the queen bee status at ZPF. The party had been busy polishing up her image as an academic, nationalist and a war veteran. The worker bees at ZPF even recalled that Joice Mujuru downed that helicopter and also swore that the paper her doctorate was genuine and the president of Zimbabwe had capped her.

I hope the guys at Harvest House will give her the queen bee status. It will be tough with Morgan Tsvangirayi and his MDC, a coalition or merger will be a blow to the former blue eye boy of the white supremacists. It will be the end of the road for our tea boy from Buhera.He will not be drinking tea in Office of the President and Cabinet in Zimbabwe or having that afternoon tea at Chatham House or White House.

Are going to see Joice at the helm of the opposition or she just signed her political death certificate?  Are the white supremacists gamble on Joice going to pay off? What will be the role of Morgan Tsvangirayi in a coalition or merger of MDC and ZPF?

Much Ado About Nothing
This political circus goes like the Shakespeare's literal piece. The people will have the final laugh and the regime change agenda will fail to clear the hurdle in 2018. The people power will again win and the white supremacists sponsored lose. That is the way it is...
It is a fact that as long the political strings are being pulled from Harvest House, Chatham House and the White House winning any elections is impossible for the opposition.  The people of Zimbabwe are intelligent enough to know where to place their vote on the ballot box.  Let time be the judge 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Myths of the Bond Notes

We have had the bond notes in circulation since October 2016. It is important that we look at what the critics and opponents of this piece of monetary policy were saying and how the bond notes have fared so far. The value of bond notes in circulation is now US$80 million. The public has accepted the so-called token currency.
The aim of this post is to debunk the myths and highlight the politicization of the bond notes issue. I hope this helps in boosting confidence into the general public on the bond notes.

GOOD MONEY MYTH
The opponents of the bond notes cited a 16th-century economist, Thomas Gresham, who said that bad money chases away good money. The assumption from these bush economists was economic theories are cast in stone and can remain true even after five centuries of social,economic and technological advancements.To say the GreshamLaw applies to gold coins and to try and compare it to bond notes is like stretching the theory too far.

It was assumed that the bond notes were the bad money and the USA dollar was the good money. The bush economists failed to read that bond notes would carry the same value as the USA dollar. The Reserve bank governor had said this over and over again.

PRINTING OF MONEY MYTH
The bush economists had the printing of money myth at the center of their argument against the bond notes. This was derived from a classical theory of a lot of money chasing a few goods.
The bond notes, the critics said, will increase the money supply and cause inflation. The Reserve bank governor again said the value of bond notes to be released would be related to foreign currency inflow into the economy. The Reserve bank would not print money but will only release the bond notes as incentives tied to exports and inward remittances from the diaspora.

FOREIGN CURRENCY CONTROL MYTH 
The opponents of the bond notes policy assumed that the
government will force people to accept a currency. It was said once the government releases the bond notes, the government would introduce foreign currency controls.

QUALITY MYTH 
When the bond notes were introduced, quality of the bond notes was raised as an issue. It was a deliberate move to discourage the acceptance of the bond notes by the public. Issues were raised on the quality of the bond notes. A fading colour and a damaged bond dollar  coin were circulated on social media and on fake media sites.
The people of Zimbabwe knew that the aim and purpose of the pictures and dismissed the quality aspects of the token currency with equal contempt.

LESSONS FROM THE MYTHS 
The bond notes and coins have disrupted the perception of the USA dollar as a sole value holder in our economy. It is no longer the de facto currency.
This above point put the token money at the center of our banking system. It means the Reserve Bank role as bank of last resort is back . This also means the government can at times have the power to intervene in the economy via the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
This is the power that our detractors is afraid of. The power to intervene in our economy has moved into the hands of Government and is no longer determined by foreigners outside Zimbabwe. 

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