August is the month that we Zimbabweans celebrate the life of our heroes and heroins. It is the months in which every black Zimbabwean family acknowledge the efforts and sacrifice made by our people in the Chimurenga.
It is a month we recognise and remember that our enemy was a white person and was a Rhodesian. It is a month that we reflect and appreciate on the bravado of our kinsmen who sacrificed their lives to unchain us from slavery and bondage.
Well it is never as easy as above, for among us there are people who are still slaves mentally. People who still need to be decolonised. So here is what happened in the Heroes month of August.
Flags Does not make you a Hero
August started with a pastor-for-hire who wrapped the Zimbabwean flag on his neck in a suicide attempt. The guy had failed to pay his children fees. He made a video with a plea for assistance. The video and the hashtag went viral. The guy had his day in court , was freed and promptly fled into self exile.Some among us called him a hero but I thought that he was just another coward with my country flag on his neck.
Heroine in Chains
We had one of the heroines of Chimurenga dancing with the devils in Gweru. It is either that the devil is now an angel or the heroine is now sleeping with the devil.The heroine's memories of the Chimurenga is now certainly impaired. I forgive her because she was once certified 120% disabled and she did receive compensation for that. It was a mad month this August.
While one heroine was dancing with the devil, this other heroine from Manicaland was burning the chair she was sitting on. She could see the smoke but could not identify where the fire was coming from.
The smoke is still blowing but our heroine has ungracefully retreated to her honourable office. It is a month of utter madness.
Selous Scout Hero
Call it divine justice but the founder and creator of the famous Selous Scout unit died peaceful in his sleep in Cape Town in 2010. The Selous Scouts were responsible for nearly 70% of the 60000 black Zimbabweans who died during the Chimurenga War.The guy died in September 2010.
This guy was personal responsible for the raid of Chimoio,Nyadzonia and other refugee camps.May his tormented Rhodesian soul rest in peace!!!
In parliament, a question was asked on the graves of the Gukurahundi disturbance victims. The procedure is that you identify the victim and the grave, and you notify the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Ministry would assist with burial. This is how we bury our family heroes.
Looting Does Not Make You Heroes
In August we saw people without a cause,the career demonstrators and their rented crowd and criminals do an heroic exercise in anarchy. The social media was the judge, and we now know looting and general lawlesness does not make you a hero. This society knows its story,heroes and its anti-heroes.
Where is Our Heroes Website ?
In this month of August l had the pleasure to visit the Rhodesian forces website, where murders and rape was rewarded. Where cowardice and atrocities are acknowledged published. Where is the website of our Chimurenga heroes and heroins?
This was August. This was the month of our Heroes and Heroins!!!