CABINET FILES AND CZ’s NOTEBOOK
CABINET FILES AND CZ’s NOTEBOOK
Dear Cabinet and
COMRADES, I thought I should skip addressing you today so that not only can you have time to ruminate over my address during the official opening of Parliament this week, but also that I can as well have time to prepare my hard-hitting address for the upcoming United Nations General Assembly that I will be attending shortly… especially in light of this huge climb-down by the racist European Union to consider removing sanctions on our diamonds. There would be lots of addresses in the future now that those strangers from Harvest-where-you-did-not-sow House are in the dustbins of history.
… AND NOW TO THE NOTEBOOK
He who expects nothing is never disappointed. CZ was shocked that there were people who appeared disappointed in the calibre of some members of the Cabinet that was unveiled last week. The fact that they were disappointed means they were expecting something better. These people should learn to know what to expect…and in this case they are in a wrong place to start with!
Like what CZ has said before, he expected nothing better from any of the two sides that contested for power in the recent elections, because being political animals, they are all the same… once political power is in the back pocket, it is only natural that that power has to be safeguarded and one sure way of doing so is by rewarding loyalty
The same would have taken place if any other party had won… that is what politics is all about. It is never about you and me.
The decision by the Movement for Democratic Change led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to boycott the official opening the first session of the Eight Parliament of Zimbabwe this week might have been a good non-event, but it is also laughable! We hope and pray the party will be enjoying the benefits that accrued from such a hollow act for the several years that now appear certain it would be wallowing in the political wilderness.
CZ has always pointed out that there was a point beyond which friendship founded on my-enemy’s-enemy-is-my-friend stupidity would not go. And it looks like that time has now come. The MDC was a loose amalgamation of a plethora of hopelessly different political, social and economic groups that were brought together by “rich friends” in the West on a regime change agenda after Zimbabwe had interfered with western interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now that hopes of those efforts bringing any meaningful change are fast diminishing, it is only natural that people start looking at their individual interests other than the broader and constitutional interests of the whole group…especially when those interests are beginning to appear more like a mirage other than anything else.
This explains developments in the party this week…where during the election of mayors for different cities and towns, some MDC-T councillors not only laughed at the hare-brained orders from Harvest House, but some even went as far as voting for ZANU-PF.
Where commonsensical thinking is applied, it has become quite obvious that with Ignatius Chombo still in charge of the local governments, it would be folly for any politician to go against him, unless one is ready for the Kamikaze act… but is the cause at stake still worth committing political suicide for?
CZ wonders what is next after some MDC-T councillors openly voted for enemy mayors… is the embattled party going to dismiss them and in the process hand those wards over to ZANU-PF on a silver platter? Would the same have happened had a gang of “rogue” legislators defied the party directive and attended the official opening of Parliament this week? The big question is “then what after that?” Kuramwira makudo munda uchiti zvozodii? Well, at this rate, there might be genuine need for some levels of stupidity (thoughtlessness) to be classified as criminal, because they are a real danger to civilisation as we know it today!
You see, there are people who are so foolish that they are never supposed to be politicians in the first place. A shrewd politician can never be so daft as to start believing that they own people. In politics — which by and large is a good game for opportunists — one always has to walk with their back firmly to the wall and sleep with one eye wide open because there is always someone lurking somewhere in the darkness ready to pounce on you. People hardly become politicians for the sake of causes — let alone to push others up and up the ladder — but to enhance personal opportunities towards greatness and glory.
So for the MDC-T leadership to try and impose their selfish will on those officials who were lucky to escape the electoral tsunami that literally wiped the party out of existence would be asking for too much of them, if one were to consider what CZ has just pointed at above… that in politics no one owns anyone — even your own wife — so it is only natural that members of MDC-T have started rebelling in broad daylight. We saw the same in ZANU-PF when the party’s fortunes took a serious battering not so long ago. That is why politicians are always moving from one party to another… they are always sniffing out for better opportunities.
If Tsvangirai, as a brand, suddenly has more ash than glow and is, ergo, no longer bringing food on the table and those few dimes into the back-pocket, why should anyone with vaulting political ambitions continue to hang around?
Aren’t there enough examples even in our own history? There was a time when ZAPU leader, the late Joshua Nkomo, allowed himself to float in a big balloon of self deception… having been called Father Zimbabwe he thought he owned every politician of substance during his time… until one morning when he came crashing to the thunderous reality that half of his lieutenants had abandoned him!
The same was to happen to Ndabaningi Sithole, Abel Muzorewa and such politicians who took those praise songs composed by bootlickers in their honour at face value.
We look forward to the day when Tsvangirai — who has proven to be so dull as to happily accept known spies not only in his own kitchen cabinet, but in his bedroom as well, would prove CZ wrong!
Ha ha ha-a!
Still on being proven wrong, CZ could be having the longest laugh if President Robert Mugabe’s speech this week is anything to go by. He hinted that some super-patriots led by none other than Cde Godwills Masimirembwa were recently found with both hands in the cookie jar at the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)! So that explains the graveyard silence from that team of super-patriots? Let’s wait as this red-hot scandal unfolds!
Why shouldn’t CZ laugh himself to death especially after his shrill warnings never to trust the brother man (Masimirembwa) had fallen on deaf ears? What got him to be de-registered as a lawyer was this same thieving demon, isn’t it? So it does not at all come to some of us as a surprise that the demon could have paid a courtesy call to an old friend again. He-eh the Godwills Masimirembwa Foundation!
And there are quite many of those thieves who are currently looting the country dry hiding behind a huge show of super-patriotism. You and I know them, don’t we?
It reminds us of Cde William Nhara. How many still remember that patriotically noisy fellow who was to go to his graveyard with a sackcloth of shame around his waist after a huge diamond loot was intercepted at the Harare International Airport?
Zimbabweans never seem to run short of excuses to hold off action, that we can assure and re-assure you! Since the beginning of the year the excuse was “till after elections”. Then it changed to “till after a new Cabinet has been unveiled”. Then to “till after Parliament has been opened.” After Parly was opened this week, we are told that the common excuse has shifted to “till MDC-T’s shadow cabinet is announced.” After that it could be “till the new budget is unveiled”. What a fruitful year of excuses!
This is CZ’s Notebook!