Zimbabwe is facing a political crisis with the ruling Zanu-PF party, as a very public showdown over who is likely to succeed President Robert Mugabe plays out. The current standoff is between the Youth faction, loyal to his wife, Grace Mugabe, and the former liberation fighters, loyal to Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice president who was fired last week. [Aljazeera]
Southern Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe in 18 April 1980 after it was granted a false independence by its British colonial master. But the truth was that Britain as a global super power who had just witnessed a great deal of losses after the World War 2 which made it review its foreign policy via its think thanks. The outcome was that a proposal was drafted to ensure that Britain to concentrate directly in revamping its global stature at home while indirectly managing its colonies via its choosen puppets. This will provide an opportunity for Britain to conceal their plots behind the scenes while in reality they are the ones in charge of those subservient agents ruling on their blessings and direction. That meant its colonies’ policies both internal and external would be drawn based on the aspirations of the British master.
As for the case of Zimbabwe, the British chose Robert Gabriel Mugabe a member of the largest Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe whom they had trained and employed him in their institutions both locally and abroad as a teacher. Then later elevated him as a revolutionary and politician by sentencing him to prison for 10 years from 1964 to 1974. Upon his release he fled to Mozambique and established his leadership and oversaw Zimbambwe African National Union (ZANU) which he chaired for 5 years from 1975 – 1980.
Then later after a ceremonially ‘general election’ was held and won by Mugabe; and on February 1980 the British crowned Mugabe as the first Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 18 April 1980 after which he led for 7 years. Mugabe started earnestly serving the master diligently for instance between 1982 and 1985 he crushed an opposition led by Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU). This was after Mugabe’s initial calls for racial reconciliation failed to stem deteriorating race relations and growing white flight. Over 10,000 people were killed by Mugabe’s Fifth Brigade mostly the Ndebele civilians who were being led by Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo as the leader and founder of ZAPU and also a member of the Ndebele (Kalanga) people.
The colonial master plotted to reward Mugabe for job well done. On 22 December1987, they merged ZANU and ZAPU to form Zimbambwe African National Union – Patriotic Front. Founders of ZANU-PF were Mugabe and Joshua; and the chairpersons were Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko. On 31 December 1987, Robert Mugabe was crowned the first President of Zimbabwe and to ensure that his opponent Joshua Nkomo was put to check by being made a ceremonial Vice President.
Mugabe has been in power for 37yrs consecutively serving the West ‘colonial master’ efficiently; what has been the headache for Britain is who amongst its many dedicated puppets is to succeed their stooge. Considering the fact that the masses are clamoring for change due to booth poor social and economic developments. The call for change is led by the Morgan Tsvangirai who heads the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai. Morgan Tsvangirai was a British stooge initial but shifted camp to America. British is certain they will retain their Status Quo but what is crucial to them is to ride on peoples’ emotions and unreasoned clamor for change and usher in cosmetic changes by propping up one of its stooges to ascend to power.
Irrespective of either Grace Mugabe or Emmerson Mnangagwa ascension to power is not their concern or priority. Hence, what has been witnessed in Zimbabwe in its current crisis is a British ploy to hoodwink the masses as there is a change of leadership but in reality, what is happening is just a change of personalities. The personalities ascending to power will maintain the same capitalist ideology and its evil systems including democracy and socio-economic systems that will continue to plunder the public resources and entrench further the levels of both social and economic corruptions.
The status quo was confirmed by the following statements:
- Zimbabwe Military (Zimbabwe Defence Forces), which is under the payroll of Britain when it stated on 15 November 2017, “To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. What the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is actually doing is to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situation in our country, which if not addressed may result in a violent conflict” read by Major-General SB Moyo. [Aljazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/zimbabwe-military-statement-seizing-power-171115061457199.html]
- United Nations, which is under the influence of the Western powers especially US, “UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all sides in Zimbabwe to show “restraint” after the country’s military took control and President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest Guterres is monitoring the situation and “appeals for calm, non-violence and restraint,” said UN spokesman Farhan Haq. [Daily Nation: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/United-Nations-African-Union-reacts/1066-4188994-ssay0/index.html]
- African Union is an extension arm of Western Powers especially Britain, “constitutional order to be restored immediately and calls on all stakeholders to show responsibility and restraint,” part of AU’s statement. [Daily Nation: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/africa/United-Nations-African-Union-reacts/1066-4188994-ssay0/index.html]
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