Of mega demo that never was
EDITOR — Opportunistic activist Patson Dzamara and his cronies’ attempt to solicit money from regime change financiars left them with their tails tucked in between their legs as the Zimbabwean citizenry refused to play part in their ill-fated fundraising scheme.
Dubbed “Munhu wese muroad”, the flopped protest was anticipated by sections of the press as one of the biggest demonstrations to rock the country.
The day came and passed, business flowed as usual. There wasn’t even an ant rooting for the pressure groups.
This is what happens when people push their stubbornness a bit too far. Their flopped demos a few months ago should have served as a warning that Zimbabweans are tired of theatrics from these Western-funded comic characters.
People like Stern Zvorwadza of a questionable vendors group have resorted to using social media gimmicks to gain traction, posting questionable stories of abduction on a regular basis.
They confront the law enforcement agents and when they are detained they cry abduction. I pity the gullible who fund their misdemeanor and parasitic activities disguised as democratic acts.
Now that their ill-fated demonstration failed to materialise, it has been a blame galore on social media. Linda Musarira, another attention-seeking activist, blamed Twitter for their failure to gather meaningful numbers in similar fashion to what Evan Mwarire did in New York.
Tendai Biti, the forgotten politician, blamed his opposition rivals for the failure. The sad reality in all this is that these characters do not want to admit that the only successful mass action in Zimbabwe was a result of the civil service disgruntlement.
They have never been relevant, they have never been significant in the national political discourse and I think their continuous faltering is evidence of their nonentity status. Lovemore Jaramba, Kwekwe THE silent climb down being shown towards Prophet Walter Magaya’s alleged rape case can never match the noise and hyper-excitement exhibited at the beginning. One would have thought it would be the most prominent and talked about case of the year. The speed with which he was picked up and whisked to court must have broken a few records, but as it stands, one wonders what the hurry was all about. The alleged victim in Magaya’s case is now said to have withdrawn the case. Why report in the first place? Was she trying her luck on a few greenbacks from the holy purse? Every dog has his day, at least she tried. — Thomas Murisa
Please assist me to get feedback on a matter that continues to affect most Zimbabweans. Recently my wife delivered through an operation and the doctor gave her a bill of $850 despite the fact that we have a fully paid up medical aid. I am paying $45 per month and the medical aid covers all the costs of the operation. When I confronted the medical aid, I was told the doctor does not remit his transactions to Zimra, so he could not be paid the money. Please could you solicit for answers to this challenge affecting most Zimbabweans seeking medical care at privately owned medical facilities. — J. Mudzingwa, Masvingo
Prophet Walter Magaya