Like witches that choose graves of their victims as sites for celebrating successful spells and killings, genodists in Zanu PF have chosen Matabeleland genocide shallow graves as a venue to celebrate the life of 'Chief Genocidaire' President Robert Mugabe. MLO views this as more than an insult to Matebeles. It is like stamping on the festering Matebeleland genocide wounds which amounts to provocation and pushes Matabeleland and Mashonaland further apart.
The ugly and the evil, the corrupt, genocide commanders, denialists, conspirators, apologists, successionists, tribalists, Konkonya dancers and supporters of the cult cum political party Zanu PF will converge at Rhodes Estate Preparatory School to do what they know best. That is to undermine, insult and provoke the people by remorselessly and unashamedly feasting, winning and dancing on top of Matabeleland genocide shallow graves in celebration of the birthday of their demi-
god, President Mugabe.
The anger and the pain in Matopos and the rest of Matabeleland right now is exactly how Mugabe and his supporters would feel when Rhodesians go and hold 1965 UDI celebrations at Chimoio and Nyandzonya (sites where ZNLA forces and refugees were massacred by the Rhodesian army during liberation war of Zimbabwe).
People of Matabeleland who are survivors of President Mugabe's genocide and continue to be targets of his primitive tribal segregative policies will never celebrate his life. If there is a day that we curse then it is 21 February the day when the Chief Gukurahundist was born. It brought with it an atrocious tyrant who savagely cut short the lives of unarmed civilians who so wished to live longer like him. It brought with it untold suffering and poverty.
So his life cannot be celebrated anywhere in Matabeleland as there is no province without genocide grave or family without a relative who died, disappeared, raped, tortured or lost their home to Zimbabwe National Army 5th Brigade code named Gukurahundi.
As the heartless Genocidaires and their supporters ignore all calls from the people of Matobo and Matabeleland to abandon their weird ways of dancing and celebrating on the skeletons of genocide victims, it has become vividly clear that what causes extreme pain and grief to Matebeles, causes great joy to Gukurahundists and their supporters. A sign that Matabeleland and Mashonaland are two different countries with different interests, tastes, cultures, languages and the way we conduct ourselves and behave also differs.
A genuine comrade and countryman would humble self and apologise whenever they wrong you. They would listen when they are politely told that what they are doing is hurtful to their fellow countryman.
No! This is not right when you are President Mugabe or Zanu- pf. Black is white and white is black. Right is left and left is right. Instead of apologising for killing more than 40 000 innocent people, raping more than 100 000 women, burning more than 100 000 homes and displacing over 1 million people, you should be seen doing the opposite. That is, abusing political power and demonstrating how much you hate those that you view as aliens and inferior by feasting and celebrating on the graves of their loved ones that you dastardly killed.
Are these provocateurs aware how much pain and anger they are causing in Matabeleland, will they be able to contain it should it explode?
While Zanu PF is planning to do the unthinkable and abominable in Matopo, Morgan Tsvangirai, a graduate of Zanu PF Gukurahundists policies, has another strange plan. Just because 2018 elections are around the corner he has begun to cry more than the bereaved. All of a sudden he know that Gukurahundi is a national tragedy, Matabeleland grievances are legitimate, and Tsvangirai who has been described by his Western donors as one who needs massive hand holding and assistance, says he has a solution.
He is not a man of good standing both socially and politically, not a man of his word and not a man of principle. Even his many girlfriends are not safe. He marries one in the morning and divorce her at noon and he needs courts to force him to pay maintenance for his many children by many different mothers.
Even a fool will never believe a social misfit, abuser of children and women, cheater, liar and perennial loser like Tsvangirai when he talks about solving Matabeleland grievances. He cannot supervise his private life especially his zip. So how can he solve Matabeleland grievances?
When we hold Matabeleland genocide memorials he is nowhere to be seen. When the government of Zimbabwe sends riot police to beat and harass Matebeles for organising or attending such events, Tsvangirai and the so called civic organisations maintain a deaf silence. Now that elections are close they seem to have found their voices. Matebeles are not that daft to notice this nonsense as it has been happening every election season ever since MDC T came into existence.
Did we not say that MDC T and Zanu PF are two sides of the same coin? While Zanu PF is preparing to dance on top of the graves of Matebeleland genocide graves celebrating the birth of President Mugabe, MDC T is out in full force using the same unfortunate tragedy as a vote gathering tool for 2018 elections. Two insensitive parties that have lost conscience, two parties that have failed Matabeleland.
MDC T has 17 year history of failure in Matabeleland while Zanu- PF has 37, we do not need both.
We realise that both Zanu PF and MDC T are preparing for a post Mugabe transition in Zimbabwe. Both must be reminded that MLO is also working day and night preparing for #Matexit. Deny us our right to restore our statehood then Matabeleland and Mashonaland are on a collision course.
MLO Secretary for Information and Public Affairs