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The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - COMMENT -

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!

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