I have been laughing myself silly for the past few days.
The reason being some of you believed the belated April Fool’s Day joke that this beautiful secure country would see the end of roadblocks.
letter to my people BY DOCTOR STOP IT
Well, sort of.
It is so easy to play around with the minds of you lot. The reaction from most of you tempted me to toy around with the idea that there are quite a lot of mindless people in this country.
So anyway, back to the “nomore roadblocks” joke.
We had a whole nation held spellbound. Believing that a country such as ours could survive with just four roadblocks per province.
Of course, a lot has been said about the difference between a roadblock and spot checks.
For the sake of this conversation, when you see police officers in uniform and wielding deadly spikes and stopping vehicles then that is a roadblock.
I guess if it walks like a duck then it must be a duck.
A lot has been said about how police are not supposed to throw spikes in front of vehicles but are supposed to place them in front of vehicles. Really Madam Charity?
Back to the roadblocks, I think it is unfair for people to expect that the lucrative exercise of roadblocks would be stopped.
How can something that brings convenience to ordinary people be removed?
It is not the motive of certain people in leadership to make common people enjoy their lives.
People speak as if there is no money at stake. Or is it at steak?
What will happen to the lives of people who are making loads of cash from the lucrative activity of roadblocks.
Others believe that roadblocks should now be registered as Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), since they are generating a lot of revenue.
Simply put, we cannot continue this silly prattle of removing roadblocks. Otherwise, there would be an uprising with certain people who are working in the roadblock industry going on strike.
With industries collapsing and being burdened with leaders who spend most of their time receiving treatment in expensive foreign hospitals and children who give birth in expensive foreign hospitals, I know most of you will start thinking that is where the roadblock money is going.
Something totally untrue and unfounded.
More mischievous people like the opposition may even end up making totally false allegations to the effect that certain rallies taking place around the country could be financed by the loot collected from the roadblocks. Which again would be totally untrue.
Given the fact that citizens wrongly believe that they are being mugged by the State, statements coming from Cde Mzembi that a semblance of order or balance needs to be established on our roads. He recently all but confirmed the long held perception by locals and foreigners that they would be excused for thinking that they were in a warzone.
Good Ol’ SK
The affable Simon Khaya-Moyo, the man who should be one of Zimbabwe’s vice-presidents is well-known for coming up with quotable quotes.
The only reason why he is not the VP is because The Bobster still has a fixation with completely destroying Zapu and its people. That is why he completely disregarded a Zapu resolution before the 2014 congress that SK would fill the Zapu slot following the death of John Nkomo.
Instead, Bhobho went ahead and appointed a Mboko. Allegations that the Mboko had defected to Zanla before the end of the war have refused to go away.
Actually, a good number of people who hold senior positions in government are those who had defected from Zapu. Check the statistics!
Back to SK. A few months ago, he said something which at the time sounded a bit silly but given the confusion in the opposition, is beginning to sound not so silly.
He said something to the effect that some of them should either give up politics altogether or join Zanu PF.
Maybe some of them should just give up politics or poltics as Cde Shuvai would say after addressing meetings on devolpment.
Tell them Nkosana Moyo
It looks like Nkosana Moyo has not taken long to tell people “cash talk” or simply put, being brutally honest, something which does not exist in Zimbabwean politics. In our politics we lie to a 90 plus grandfather that he is the future of our country and an African icon while $15 billion disappears under his watch and turns citizens into destitute.
We lie to a clueless opposition leader that he is the face of the opposition and should lead a coalition against Mugabe.
Not so, according to Nkosana. Those in the coalition are a coalition of jobseekers.
Dr Amai Stopit! PhD (Fake)