AFRICA, Africans; Is Zimbabwe a Fascinating; Confusing, Frustrating, Self-Contradicting, ‘Self-aggrandising’ Or An Interesting Southern African Country?

Mbuya Nehanda's capture by the white settlers 1897
Mbuya Nehanda’s capture by the British settlers; 1897

BREAKING NEWS: Spotlight Zimbabwe Reports that Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa has agreed To Step Down and will be replaced by his Deputy General Chiwenga

With the death of Morgan Tsvangirai at the age of 65 from cancer, Zimbabwe has lost a man of conspicuous courage. He took the country’s political scene by storm, becoming president Robert Mugabe’s only serious rival for the better part of two decades, and campaigned until the end for a better country with greater democracy and transparency.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai confronted Robert Mugabe’s huge securitised machinery of control and patronage for many years. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

ZIMBABWE president ‘Mr Murambatsvina’ is a fantastic street cleaner who sweeps the country every week – literally; even deep down in the sticks.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today travelled by helicopter to Kuwadzana in Banket for the National Clean-Up Campaign. The President was received by the Provincial Affairs Minister for Mashonaland West Mary Mliswa and other senior government officials. After his arrival, the president wasted no time in getting started with his clean up campaign.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa today travelled by helicopter to Kuwadzana in Banket for the National Clean-Up Campaign. The President was received by the Provincial Affairs Minister for Mashonaland West Mary Mliswa and other senior government officials. After his arrival, the president wasted no time in getting started with his clean up campaign.

We thought we pose this question of crucial importance to fellow Africans because you are OUR second eye and second ear.

AIWA! NO! cannot ask this question to some OTHER Zimbabweans, for some of them will never provide a straightforward answer.

We cannot ask the Americans neither; they are biased – they think that country is a shit-hole anyway just like some other African countries, they think. Imagine! Their president, Donald Trump said so; he lumped it all together with the rest other African countries.

AFRICA, Africans; Is Zimbabwe a Fascinating, Frustrating Or Interesting Southern African Country?
AFRICA, Africans; Is Zimbabwe a Fascinating, Frustrating Or Interesting Southern African Country?

“Why do we need more Haitians, ZIMBABWEANS, take them out,” he said, according to sources.

Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.”

NBC News

According to the aide, when the group came to discussing immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should have more people coming in from places like Norway.

UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tawana Kupe Inauguration 2018

In no particular order; Zimbabwe has produced and continues to produce contradicting portraits of people like;

Nkomo, Masiyiwa

Kupe, Nyarota

President Chamisa,

Sekuru Kaguvi, Gumboreshumba (meaning: The foot / claws of a lion)

Sekuru Kagubi, a.k.a Gumboreshumba
Sekuru Kagubi, a.k.a Gumboreshumba

Sekuru Kaguvi was the fiercest, yet most humble First Chimurenga leader who operated in the Goromonzi area of Mashonaland 11 miles from the capital Harare. The most influential political cum religious leader led the resistance crusade of the indigenous African societies on the Zimbabwean plateau against colonialists. Kaguvi collaborated with his contemporary politician and religious leader Mbuya Nehanda and spiritual wife, in coordinating the rebellion against the so called “Vapambepfumi Vasinamabvi” meaning plunderers of wealth without knees.

Medium Kaguvi was hanged together with Mbuya Nehanda in the then  Salisbury, Rhodesian capital in 1898 – accused of banditry and rebellion by the British South Africa Company (BSAC) government founded by the colony founder John Cecil Rhodes.

Mugabe

Nehanda, Charwe wokwa Hwata

Tsvangirai, Magama Tongogara

Mnangagwa, Mtukudzi

Mapfumo

AIWA! NO! failed to enquire from the EU; for they have too much on their plate at the moment; their own issues like BREXIT – busying themselves with worries and frustrations as to whether sanctions on Zimbabwe are working or not; whether they were necessary in the first place; or in fact; are there sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe? Not least say; they are also scared ‘shitless‘ – for last week President Mnangagwa went into catatonic tantrum – exasperation against the EU after they tried to remind him of his diary;

“Five years after his abduction, Itai #Dzamara remains missing. We call on Govt to shed light on his fate & serve justice, and to tackle all human rights violations decisively, in line with #Zimbabwe‘s repeated commitment to human rights, freedoms & national healing. #EU4democracy” EU STATEEMENT ON THE MISSING ITAAI DZAMARA

EU Twitter Statement On Itai Dzamara

To which Mnangagwa government responded saying ‘it is undiplomatic to suggest that the government of Zimbabwe does not intend to shed light’ on the disappearance of Itai Dzamara – journalist and human rights activist.

IT’S like they are saying; ‘Excuse me, do not ever tell me to do what I know is the right thing to do anyway both morally and logically – and should been done donkey years ago.’

The other day Boris Johnson’s government shipped upwards of £4 million to Zimbabwe; to help Mr Mnangagwa government combat and fight COVID-19.

“The U.K. would strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry” into the Commonwealth

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 

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“The historic meeting ushers in a new era in U.K.-Zimbabwe relations and symbolizes Zimbabwe’s commitment to engaging meaningfully with the international community.”

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (2nd R), his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo (R) and other politicians pose at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, U.K., on April 20, 2018.
UK former Foreign Secretary and now British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (2nd R), his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo (R) and other politicians pose at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, U.K., on April 20, 2018.

The meeting signified a step in Zimbabwe’s attempt to reinstate – impose its relationships with other countries, after decades of international isolation – self-imposed exile from the ‘community of the willing’ under former President Robert Mugabe.

“Zimbabwe will also benefit from Commonwealth-linked development programs, for instance on youth skills development” and “use its membership as a platform to forge trade linkages with some of the world’s fastest-growing economies such as India,” he added.

The U.K. provided £91 million in aid to Zimbabwe for the 2017/18 financial year, including an additional £5 million to support free and fair elections in the country.

AIWA! NO! CANNOT even pose the crucial question to the Chinese for they are busy trying nto figure out how they let CORONAVIRUS bolt from their chicken ‘shed‘, they are embarrassed too.

The inconvenient truth; I hail from a country whose president worries so much about life and death that he builds instead of say; a clinic or hospital, but a funeral parlour in the Midlands of Zimbabwe; got so chaffed about that it got into his HEAD that he called for a ceremony in his hometown of Kwekwe to commission the arrested ‘development’ AND GLOAT OVER IT, saying it is ‘very cold in there’; “I didn’t go in, I just put my hand”; at which he actually announces a prize for the first occupant for that infamous funeral home.

It can only be frigid cold in the parlour only when electricity supply is reliable; for in Zimbabwe electricity is only generated and supplied a couple of hours each night.

And on Wednesday; 12 March the president hosted the National Field Day at his Pricabe Farm in his hometown of Kwekwe again. The event was attended by thousands of delegates from across the country, state media reports.

The President’s 405-hectare farm which is run by his brother, Patrick Mnangagwa, was selected for the honour by the Department of Agriculture, Technical and Extension Services (Agritex) and Seed Co which noted that Pricabe Farm was one of the best farms in crop production this year and would inspire other farmers.

Midlands provincial crop and livestock officer Mrs Madelina Magwenzi explained the selection saying,

Pricabe Farm was identified to host this year’s Grand Field Day after assessments that were done found that there was massive land utilisation at the farm and would be an inspiration to many farmers who will be part of the event.

It will be good for farmers from across the country to converge at the farm and bear witness to what the President is doing at his farm despite his busy schedule.

The president who is also renting nearby farms from his neighbours has the following crops under production:

  • 400 hectares of maize
  • 200 hectares of soya beans
  • 5 hectares of sugar beans
  • 2 hectares of green mealies and
  • 12.5 hectares of potatoes

According to the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, the president has consistently produced high yields of maize of 9-15 tonnes per hectare. This means that at the very bare minimum, the Mnangagwa is expecting a yield of 3, 600 tonnes.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa also revealed that he runs a bakery at the farm because he is into value addition. Said Mnangagwa,

This is not a joke. He did it last week.

Agricultural Extension In Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, agricultural extension was introduced in 1927 by Emory D. Alvord, who started with nine agricultural demonstration workers. Later, the Department of Conservation and Extension (Conex) and the Department of Agricultural Development (Devag) were established. The former had the institutional mandate to provide advisory services to white large-scale commercial farmers, while the latter was meant to service native smallholder farming communities. At independence in 1980, the Department of Agricultural, Technical and Extension Services (AGRITEX) was formed as an amalgamation of Conex and Devag.

Particularly in its early days, AGRITEX faced some fairly serious problems, especially the loss of experienced staff between 1981 and 1985. As a result, both institutional memory and technical expertise in dealing with farmers (particularly large-scale commercial farmers) were lost. This was compounded by the arrival of new staff who had limited practical knowledge of dealing with farmers and providing technical expert advice. In addition, given that AGRITEX was a product of two organizations with different philosophies and experiences in dealing with farmers from different socio-economic backgrounds, it spent much of the past 20 years experimenting and establishing itself as a service for all farmers, but especially smallholder farmers.

And finally; ZIMBABWE FOOTBALL: ZIFA have secured Orlando Stadium as the venue for the Warriors’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Desert Foxes while the association continue to sell the nation a dummy that they are battling to have the match played in Zimbabwe.

AND their online home;Zimbabwe Football Association: www.zifa.org.zw is suspended according to this message that pops up instead: ‘This Account has been suspended.If you are the account owner please email us to get it back online: billing[at]royaltywebhosting.co.zw
Zimbabwe Football Associationwww.zifa.org.zw

DIFFERENT STROKES, DIFFERENT TUNES.

AFRICA, Africans; Is Zimbabwe a Fascinating, Frustrating, Self-Contradicting Or Interesting Southern African Country?Crimson Tazvinzwa
AFRICA, Africans; Is Zimbabwe a Fascinating, Frustrating, Self-Contradicting Or Interesting Southern African Country?

3 comments

  1. May be him, in fact. He is just a weirded man gifted50. If somebody told me that’s what he said; would have thought they were barking mad; for no grown-up president would say and do that … dissing the dying and the dead. But he actually said it live on air. Bizarre!

  2. Thanks gifted50 for following and liking my writing. I really appreciate that someone from some far-flung place has interest in some floundering African country which is located by geography almost at the bottom of the continent both figuratively and literally. You wondered loud; ” … who would try to win that ‘funeral parlour’ race? Count me out, because I think I’m safe here; though most of the times am so anxious, worried and stressed out – it is thousands of miles away, GOD is there, and He is Great; and will not allow me to get into that parlour over my dead body.

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