JUST before Zimbabwe became independent, the Rhodesian Front’s Ian Smith could clearly see that the end was near and that he had come to the end of the road. What did he do?
He invited unpopular United African National Council leader Bishop Abel Tendekai Muzorewa to come and join his government excluding Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo of the Patriotic Front saying they were terrorists. Today a certain octogenarian who has chosen to impose himself on the people is riding along the same road and what is he doing? He is inviting MDC faction leader Arthur Mutambara – who lost dismally in the March 29 elections – to come and join him as Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC are rebels, to quote Justice minister Patrick Chinamasa’s words.
Can Zimbabweans see where this is taking us? History does repeat itself and I think we are back in 1979 again. Sooner or later the so- called rebels will be in the driving seat and calling the shots as it were. It is necessary for Zimbabweans
to be patient knowing that come rain or shine people’s power will prevail.