1] So much has happened of late, in the build up to the #July31stDemo yet critical questions remain unanswered!

Was asking what the demo was aimed at achieving?

If it was for ED to act on corruption, now that he attempted to pacify Zimbos by firing Dr Moyo, is the demo over? Image
2] On the other hand, you have the MDC-T group which is battling to contain internal contradictions, rubbishing the demo.

Sen Mwonzora feels MDC-T is so important that everything should come to a hault till their ill-fated EOC, slated for the same day is held.

3] On the other hand, you have followers of popular organizations being sceptical about the cryptic endorsement given by their own Leaders thus far.

Infact, some have said they wont participate till their organizations are properly consulted & subsequent endorse #July31Demo
4] You also have some who are uncomfortable with the characters being consulted by Ngaribvume.

Citizens are not oblivious to the shenanigans of #Nov2017 where a supposedly APOLITICAL PROJECT was hijacked by a faction within ZanuPF who then labelled the efforts "chinhu chedu".
5] But forget about the selfies with Mangoma & the other Pastor

Or the cryptic endorsements..

Or Mwonzora's stupid sense of self-importance...

Rather, worry about the (mis)characterization of the Zim problem.

I ask again, what do WE hope at achieving after #July31st?


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Three statements kept coming to my mind:

a. Law of unintended consequences
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When someone does that, they simply fail to neither understand nor appreciate a larger situation, by concentrating on a few parts of it.

That has been the case with those focusing on how Prof Madhuku says Sikhala et al are political prisoners
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Prof doesn't unearth something unknown, by that particular submission.
It is an open secret, consistently established by many citizens.
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I hope your next "reflection" will result in you retracting this unfortunate political stunt.
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Since 2018, NC has publicly called for dialogue, even privately writing to Mr Mnangagwa, calling for the same, a call which the latter has spunned, for what are now clear reasons
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Most definitely, the yellow excitement is well earned.
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The three seats fell vacant around the same time (unusual phenomenon), two due to resignations, the other, death

In the end, CCC won 2, ZanuPF snatching 1.
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The video is extremely painful to watch.
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It certainly brings into question, her professional conduct as a medical practitioner.
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