US election exposes need for African liberation
EDITOR — The United States elections came to an end yesterday with businessman Donald Trump landing the presidential spot in the country.
While I feel indifferent about who won, I am glad that the noise is over. Hearing about the US elections at every turn was getting annoying.
I am shocked at the amount of enthusiasm Africans showed on social media on this election yet there is a deafening silence from the same people when other African countries hold their elections.
This shows our obsession with Western events and an urgent need of mental liberation for our people to focus on their own stories instead of losing sleep over happenings in imperialist countries. It is my wish that all the people who were vocal and wearing analytic jackets in the elections will register to vote in their own homeland. Every time Africans get excited over American processes, they further subject themselves to the claws of Western imperialism.
We need to re-orient ourselves with the African narrative and speak to issues that affect us directly as a continent, these Americans are the reason why we are struggling.
Zimbabwe, in particular, has been under sanctions imposed by the United States and her allies, I do not see why we should be concerned with what happens in bully nations.
Even if they vote a lunatic into power, it is their call and Africans should not be concerned at all.
If we could use the time to mobilise farmers to sign up to command agriculture we would have put our energy to good use.
Honestly, I cannot wait for all the requirements needed to bring back our own currency to be met so that we do not interact with anything American.
It hurts to see people warming up to architects of their predicaments. Cde Dhliwayo CONGRATULATIONS to the media for standing its ground and exposing the scourge at Zimra. Suspended Commissioner-General Geshem Pasi and his friends are not only cheating on their taxes but in effect cheating on all taxpaying Zimbabweans. No wonder state institutions such as hospitals and clinics are not functioning properly with the tax gatherers as the biggest criminals. Thank you. — N Moyo.
LOOKING at the new water rationing schedule, are we to assume that eastern suburbs not mentioned like Famona, Bradfield etc are exempted? — Pail, Bulawayo
AUTHORITIES at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development are not protecting the banking public from high transaction charges. The poor man suffers most. Is it another revenue generation tactic I wonder? I think if we are going for plastic money the charges must drastically go down otherwise the banks are indeed laughing all the way to the “bank”! You certainly don’t encourage savings and potentially domestic investment that way. Who the cap fits, let them wear it. — M Mudzingwa
FRIENDLY matches are important for the Warriors but I feel it is better to leave European-based players out since they will still be playing competitive games there. Then towards Afcon we organise a longer training camp, say two weeks to work on combinations. — Tiriparwendo