IN THE PRESS
NATIONAL People’s Party leader Joice Mujuru last week left rhumba dancers envious as a video of her showing some unusual dance moves went viral.
Some hailed her dancing moves while others nicknamed her Zodwa Wabantu.
She referred to herself as the “Queen Bee” sometime back, and perhaps considering how drab her political escapades are, perhaps she is thinking of becoming a dancing queen.
Mujuru recently launched what she called the People’s Rainbow Coalition — an umbrella body of political minnows. It must be a very small umbrella.
Under that tiny umbrella, she is huddled with fellow under-achievers like Lucia Matibenga (People’s Democratic Party), Farai Mbira (Zimbabweans United for Democracy Party) and Gilbert Dzikiti (Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment).
These political failures, together with others under the MDC Alliance and another motely crew called Coalition for Democrats should find real jobs.
It is clear that ZANU-PF is the only game in town. But the private media want the world to think otherwise.
We have had so many surveys by international groups saying ZANU-PF is headed for victory next year.
All these coalitions of zeroes are swimming in a sea of confusion, fighting for positions. President Mugabe will this week once again gather bumper crowds, this time at White City in Bulawayo, as he interfaces with the youth. The Presidential Youth Interface Meetings have scared the opposition and the private media are wilfully blind to the writing on the wall.
Away from politics, one of last week’s trending stories was the “retirement” of CBZ group chief executive Never Nyemudzo.
Reports suggested that he exited the group after the bank was fined about US$385 million by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control for sanctions busting.
Government is the biggest player in CBZ. Are the private media trying to tell us that Government pushed Nyemudzo out because he had helped Government by busting sanctions?
Give us a break!