I am really not sure what opposition figures have up their sleeves but, whatever it is, I don’t see it working, at least for now.
While they continue talking about how August 23rd elections were stolen and that it’s not over yet, the ruling party is forging ahead with no care whatsoever.
Ordinary masses, on the other hand, are also going on with their lives, working and hustling to put food on the table despite the hardships faced. In any case, there is no point in being grumpy over things that are beyond one’s control – easier said than done, I know!
Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa, on Monday wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter) , “Yes, 2023 is the year. The devil is a liar. #Godisnot.”
The opposition leader might know something we don’t but, for some, his tweets are now beginning to sound like a broken record as they are just words with absolutely no action.
But then again, since there are still three more months to go before the year ends, maybe citizens should just be patient and give Chamisa a chance to prove he really means what he writes about.
Presidential aspirant and former ZanuPF heavyweight, Saviour Kasukuwere, also wrote on X early this week, suggesting that something is brewing somewhere.
“Fresh inclusive elections are the only way forward. All else is mere drama. We shall get there Zimbabwe. It’s now or never,” he wrote.
I must say, I am beginning to think it’s never!
I’m also inclined to agree with those who reckon that these opposition figures continue to write on social media not because they have anything solid to say but just to remain relevant and in the picture.
As for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, he continues with his, ‘I don’t give a damn attitude’. This week, he appointed one of his close relatives as the Chief Secretary to the President and cabinet.
Mnangagwa has been accused of creating a fiefdom by appointing his family, relatives and friends into cabinet and key government positions and he seems insistent on doing so judging from this latest appointment.
Meanwhile, prominent Roman Catholic priest, Father Fidelis Mukonori, on Tuesday urged Chamisa to accept defeat and talk to Mnangagwa, who is open to dialogue.
Mukonori, who played a key role during the 2017 coup that led to the ouster of former leader, Robert Mugabe, said it takes courage and wisdom to discuss rather than to protest on the streets.
He said talks between the two men would be a conversation between the winner and the loser, a suggestion rubbished by the opposition party, which insist any dialogue between the two leaders should be spearheaded by SADC.