This is one of the weaknesses of democracy. Pity resides on the opposite side of hero-worship in the wide spectrum of democracy. It is such a tragedy that Zimbabwe has within its elite political ranks two individuals who have hogged the limelight at both extremes viz Grace Mugabe and Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Grace Mugabe is now voraciously feeding off hero-worship by a subset of our society that has as its hallmark lethal doses of ignorance while at the other end Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to feed off pity for what he and his cohorts regard as unwarranted dismissal from a party they truthfully formed and have defended since before the war for independence. Both groups have one fundamental flaw; they belong to a destructive party which has systematically and consistently destroyed all facets of democracy in Zimbabwe.
What I find deeply disconcerting is their disregard of the plight of the generality of Zimbabwe’s populace who yearn for new and effective leadership that will elevate the country from the debilitating throes of economic doldrums and human rights suppression. They both share the sickening trait of entitlement while at the same time shunning any discourse on their political misgivings littered all over their past. Gukurahundi cannot and will never be ignored or forgotten. Illegal and violent land seizures should never be condoned. Both contenders to the throne share the same depth, brevity and streak of violent behaviour which has already brought the entire nation to disrepute and ridicule.
Zimbabweans should not feel pity for Emmerson Mnangagwa. He got what he deserves and he should be definitively vanquished from any sort of power in our peaceful nation. He represents a violent, incompetent and corrupt regime that has put the nation in the pitiful and deplorable state it is in. The fact that his cabal are using the coup de’tat rhetoric only adds to my argument that he is not fit to lead this country in any capacity. Joice Mujuru also falls in this category. All members of the ruling elite who are being purged out of ZANU-PF should be kept out of power for good. If anything they should be persecuted and prosecuted for crimes against humanity and corruption. They are collectively responsible for destroying this once prosperous country and should now face the full wrath of justice they duly deserve.
On the other hand, Grace Mugabe should be banned from public life. She is singularly a threat to national peace, prosperity and security. She possesses not even an iota of leadership quality that is beneficial to Zimbabwe. Hate speech, gossip, corruption, oppression, suppression, violence, emotional abuse and intellectual poverty is too long a list of deficiencies for any individual to possess in a position of authority or influence. She is not even fit to be the headmaster or principal of a creche or primary school. She is a monumental embarrassment to the Republic and should not be allowed to set foot in any Government office except maybe a typist or receptionist post she is only qualified for.
The entire party, ZANU-PF, should be destroyed to the ground. That should be the first step in bringing back sanity and decency to Zimbabwe. They should ALL fall and to use Robert Mugabe’s vocabulary, “they should all go to hell!”.