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Polls: we will tell stories

WHEN the children of Israel were up in arms against Moses, the Lord said to him: “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so that the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground . . .”  (Exodus 14:15).


In the Zimbabwean scenario, some people were getting tired of the struggle against tyranny. They had expected results too soon, but the change seemed to be beyond the horizons.
And then God revived the Zanu PF leadership succession debate which seemed to have died down to cause confusion in the ruling party camp, paralysing the rigging machinery to allow decent Zimbabweans a clear passage to freedom.
The bloodthirsty Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents, police officers, prison officers, army officers and the notorious war veterans are now divided between Mugabe and Makoni, with pardoned murderers like Biggie Chitoro on Simba Makoni’s side while murder suspect Joseph Mwale of the CIO remains on the Mugabe side.
The level-minded police officers, army officers, prison officers and war veterans whose personal freedoms of choice had been suppressed for too long are on the same side as the suffering people of Zimbabwe. 
Even the Zanu PF heavyweights who pushed Makoni into the presidential race are now having a second thought, because they have realised that the people of Zimbabwe read into their selfish desires. It will not be surprising to find some of the so-called heavyweights pronouncing neutrality, only calling for a free and fair election.
People of Zimbabwe have been in this struggle for almost 10 years now, and will not be misled by the opportunistic and corrupt Zanu PF oppressors.
Come tomorrow, we will tell stories. “Zvichanaka chete zvichanaka, zvichanaka, zvichanaka chete zvichanaka . . .” (things will be alright) sang prophetic musician Leonard Zhakata.

Benjamin Chitate,
New Zealand.

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