Zimbabwe is one of those countries which was very promising economically at independence in 1980. It used to be called the breadbasket of Africa. It was in the forefront producing enough food for its people and for export. Besides, it had a viable agro based industry which was second only to that of South Africa. The Zimbabwe Dollar was equal to that of the American Dollar. In the 1980s, almost all the products on the shelves in all the major supermarkets like OK, TM. And Bon Marche, were locally made. Some of the products were of a high quality and could compete with any elsewhere in the world.
Tragically, this is not the case today, thanks to the politics of entitlement, oligarchy and cabal practiced by Mugabe and his henchmen. The new leadership under Mnangagwa is merely replacing the old with a new face, with the same attitude of entitlement and oligarchy.
Zimbabwe is currently gripped in a vicious circle of countrywide protests which have been ignited by a government decision to hike fuel prices by more than double. The proverbial “last straw” thus fell into place. The cabal has once again unleashed its military violence to subjugate the civilian population.
What is happening in Zimbabwe has been replicated elsewhere in Africa. None of these leaders on our continent have the people’s interest at heart. Our leaders on the Continent have mastered the art of playing the role of substitutes for their colonial masters. This is exactly the way the Imperialists, Colonialists and Zionists want our leaders to behave.
To this we ask the question, why? The answer is very simple: “He who pays the piper calls the tune”. It’s the same old story.
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