In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black and wrongly perceived to be a blow to the current Mnangagwa institution or the progress of the nation, Robert Mugabe finally gathered himself up (well, if he still can) and with the help of his mastermind come downfall Grace and company, spoke out on the events leading to his departure from the country’s helm.
Take a look at the video here.
I am no politician dare I say but have a keen understanding of the unspoken word, the between the lines conversations, body language and tone. I believe, to better understand any situation or a person one has to carefully scrutinise.
Mugabe’s statement can easily tell you of a man, defiant to the end, obsessed with power and unashamed of what he had become. He holds a certain disregard of the people which can be felt when he easily lies and like a magician, assume to make us believe he is the victim.
His wife plays along too, conniving to say the least, a mastermind of sorts and far from being loved by the people and keen to have his family back on solid ground.
Describing his administration to have “short comings here and there”, suggesting people to “obey the law” is an indication of either how old he is to have forgotten how a couple of generations have been altered because of his failure to demonstrate what he preaches today.
How does one man who seemingly was not interested in discussing a change of fortunes for his people while he still had the chance, want to do so now when he has been relinquished of power? How does he become relevant today when he failed to do so for over 37 years? What could he possibly do now that he has never done in the past and are we to start trusting him now when he broke that trust for years.
And in just a press statement, like a wizard sprinkling magic dust in a portion intended at causing unwanted hype and confusion amongst the masses, Mugabe seems adamant to see himself remain the centre of attraction within the country.
I believe that before we make too much of the press statement and how it all might seem bigger of the man to extend an olive branch to ED in the guise of saving the country, take a moment to reflect on the past years where he paid no attention to the will and voice of the people and bulldozed his way to become a self imposed king with a very uncultured queen and an infamous round table of politicians and ministers, meant to rule forever, even from his grave.
Let us take a moment to realise that the democracy Mugabe mentions in this statement is the same that he and his team of crooks snatched from the people of Zimbabwe leaving them as vagabonds and gypsies throughout the face of the earth.
It’s a really sad story of a man who has lost what he thought he would never.
It’s all a game to them
It must sound all to blunt, but the current state of affairs in the country leave a lot to be desired. It seems (like what it has always does) that this up and down, back and forth is a game to every politician involved. While their rich kids are driving Benz automobiles, the poor have to put worry before anything, on where their next meal will come from.
No longer is it impossible to dream in Zimbabwe, the political confusion, clutter and chatter is too much to make for a peaceful dream at night. It seems, there is no end in sight.
In an interview with John Ray (ITV), Mugabe still believes the country is better off compared to other nations in Africa,
“we weren’t that bad..” he says
It’s sad to see how detached from the realities of the country he has become and will probably never see the truth for what it is with the people surrounding him. They have managed to create and feed him a lie that he was and still is the best thing that has happened to the bread basket of Africa.
Where to now?
If you ask me, I have no idea what will work in the country. Over the past weeks they have been formations and alliances in the political arena and one could develop a mild migraine trying to make sense of it all.
Will voting work or will Mnangagwa take over the reigns from his mentor to rig and rule for ever? Or maybe, defy odds and win the hearts of the people freely and fair?
Or will they be a new player/s in the arena, ready to take my beloved to an all new high? I wonder.