End of an era should usher in a new dawn

2017-11-23 06:00
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The past few days have been characterized by news and insights on the happenings in Mzilikazi land.

Things happened so quick that even uncle Bob could never have thought they would go this way.

For the first time we saw people protesting freely without the fear of repercussions from the police and army.

Even though they were free to protest, I could not help noticing that they were watchful of what they were saying; still not 100% sure of what might spring up.

Mugabe has always had his way of doing things and everything he said was absolute.

You could tell though that the writing was on the wall and it was just a matter of time before he fell.

Uncle Bob was not going to give in so easily.

It is a pity watching our galant heroes of the Struggle against colonialism end up being the enemies of the very same people they liberated.

Is it because we are power hungry? Is it possibly we are selfish?

Or rather, we prefer that our people are better off oppressed by us instead of the imperialist.

Our people have suffered a long time and enough is enough. You know by now that Zim is supposedly free from the shackles of a Mugabe rule.

Scenes of jubilation and happiness were written all over Zimbabwean people as if it was 1980 all over again.

I wish and hope that with the fall of uncle Bob the Zimbabweans will get their wishes and that Zim takes its rightful place amongst the leading nations in southern Africa. I so wish that they realize their dreams.

African politics at times have got a funny way of rearing its ugly face, judging from history.

We have been disappointed or let down so many times before by people who we thought would help unshackle the chains of oppression permanently, only to find out we were better off under the previous rulers.

I always maintain that politics are for politicians and I don’t know much but I know that when you have overstayed your welcome, then everything you have worked so hard for, will be tarnished. We hope and pray that our very own leaders learn and observe from these developments in Zim as we still await our total freedom.

It Is shame that our leaders fail us after years of colonial rule to the extent that you hear people wishing that it was better off under their rule. A new beginning should emerge in our democracies that our people reap the rewards of true emancipation. Let freedom reign and resonate throughout the whole African continent.


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