Open let­ter to Mai Mu­juru

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

DEAR Mai Joice Mu­juru

I hope this let­ter has found you well and with peace of mind as you seem to be busy with your Na­tional Elec­toral Re­form Agenda (Nera) thing. I also trust that you will find time to read this piece of let­ter, as it seeks to ad­vice you on your re­cent ut­ter­ances.

First and fore­most, I en­cour­age you to stop in­ter­fer­ing with se­cu­rity forces, es­pe­cially the Zim­babwe Repub­lic Po­lice. I was short of words when I read an ar­ti­cle in a daily pa­per where you were try­ing to gar­ner favour from the po­lice of­fi­cers say­ing these vi­o­lent protests will also ben­e­fit them.

I want you Mai Mu­juru to un­der­stand that, it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of these po­lice of­fi­cers to main­tain peace and or­der in the coun­try, and they are be­ing re­warded for that. I’m sure you are quite aware of this, since you once served in gov­ern­ment for quite some time. So, I re­ally won­der what form of ben­e­fit you were talk­ing about here. Are you not look­ing for po­lit­i­cal sym­pa­thy from the po­lice of­fi­cers?

I used to ad­mire you, Mai Mu­juru, dur­ing your days as Vice Pres­i­dent of the coun­try. I thought as a woman and mother, you were kind­hearted but no, this is some­thing else. I feel pity for your fol­low­ers who call you “Mother of the na­tion” for the wrong rea­sons. What will the na­tion ben­e­fit from a mer­ci­less per­son like you?

You have shown the world that you are ruth­less. Don’t you need a peace­ful coun­try? Will you be happy to see those hooli­gans de­stroy­ing and loot­ing shops in town or even ston­ing in­no­cent peo­ple who may or may not be your rel­a­tives? Is that the democ­racy you want as the leader of Zim­babwe Peo­ple First? Are you con­sid­er­ing the in­ter­ests of peo­ple first, as your party name says? I guess, no! I doubt very much if you are a real builder, as you claim, Mai Mu­juru. Gen­uine builders do not de­stroy or dam­age to build. As an op­po­si­tion leader who has de­sires of lead­ing this coun­try, I thought it was your re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­cour­age your party sup­port­ers not to be in­volved in any form of vi­o­lence. Have you for­got­ten that peo­ple of Zim­babwe are peace lov­ing cit­i­zens who need no such may­hem?

I urge you Mai Mu­juru and your al­lies in the op­po­si­tion fra­ter­nity to re­or­gan­ise your cam­paign­ing strate­gies and do away with vi­o­lent protests. I un­der­stand you are aware that the hooli­gans that were dis­persed by the po­lice in cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict of Harare last week dam­aged prop­erty worth thou­sands of dol­lars. Will any one of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties un­der Nera be ac­count­able for the losses suf­fered dur­ing the protests?

Lastly, I en­cour­age you Mai Mu­juru and your fol­low­ers to shun any form of vi­o­lence. In the event that you will be granted a go ahead to protest in the near fu­ture, it would be wiser for you to do it peace­fully. You should avoid dis­turb­ing other peo­ple’s peace and right to move­ment. Peacemaker Zano. ED­I­TOR — It was re­fresh­ing to read the ar­ti­cle in your sis­ter pa­per The Sun­day Mail ti­tled, “Pupils to ap­ply for Form One places on­line.” It is good to note that our Min­is­ter of Pri­mary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion, Dr Lazarus Dokora is mov­ing with tech­nol­ogy. All I would like to in­form our fel­low coun­try­men and women is that Girls High School (Harare) has been us­ing the on­line way of re­cruit­ing for the past 7 years. You can visit their web­sites www.ghs.ac.zw <http:// www.ghs.ac.zw> to do your Form 1 ap­pli­ca­tion or Form 5 ap­pli­ca­tion. Why it took the min­istry this long is a trav­esty. Well for once they are adopt­ing the use of ICT as a way of cutting cost for par­ents and pupils. Fur­ther­more, I would like to sug­gest to the min­is­ter to ad­vise all schools in Zim­babwe to have a school web­site and stu­dent emails to re­vive the old Pen­pal or Pen­friend. Once gain it is great to read pos­i­tive news of ICT in Zim­babwe. — Daw­son Mudonhi

HIGH­LANDERS is a foot­ball team. Foot­ball is a beau­ti­ful game to love and en­joy watch­ing or play­ing. Hooli­gan­ism at matches is insanity and this is not a Zim­bab­wean tra­di­tion. — Siz­inukeni amakhwapha. Maxxie, Gwanda

I AM glad that the Pres­i­dent is back and in good health. We had been un­der siege with the so-called knowl­edge­able so­cial me­dia users who had wrongly pre­dicted our leader’s demise. The Pres­i­dent is God or­dained and peo­ple-elected and is still here to de­liver his man­date while op­po­si­tion par­ties con­tinue with their wish­ful evil sugges­tions. — Nobert Gobo.

Dr Lazarus Dokora

Joice Mu­juru

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