1] While the rest of the Zimbabwean community concentrates on issues of national importance, the bickering & dithering faction of the MDC of Tsvangirai held a presser today

They have effectively halted their otherwise moot & academic EOC

Consequently, the MDC-T has died again!
2] According to their convenient interpretations, the Supreme Court Judgement did two things

It unscrambled the political egg & took a faction of the MDC-T out of the MDC-A & joined it with another one led by Dr Khupe

It then extended their terms of offices with just 3 months.
3] Away from the excitement of recalling MPs & pretending to reevaluate the 2017/18 ALLIANCE agreement, the extensions served 1 purpose

i.e. holding a EOC as should have happened post Tsvangirai.

Now that they've failed to do so, after 4 months, what happens to the extensions?
4] Amazingly, these MDC-T pretenders accused the organizers of #July31stDemo of hijacking their Congress dates

Douglas actually wanted the country to come to hault so that he could live his childhood dream of being called President Dougie

And now they have done a somersault!
5] The MDC-T EOC, moot & useless as it is, was DIFFICULT, not IMPOSSIBLE to hold

Had the authentic 2014 MDC-T office bearers met & agreed to implement the Sup Court ruling, they would have done so.

But because those using court authority were targeting power, they lost focus.
6] Instead of having a 4000+ people gathering, the MDC-T EOC could have been broken down

Votes could have been done at wards & Districts, in line with 50 people gatherings regulations

Results would have been tabulated & sent to a command center 4 verification & announcements.
7] But then it hasn't been smooth sailing

The majority of the 2014 office bearers have distanced themselves from this charade

So has strategic partners like ZCTU

Power fights have been the order of the day

They couldn't even dare call for a National Council meeting.
8] Let me CATEGORICALLY state that a EOC can only be run by specific individuals

If you go around replacing everyone & hiring newbies, it's effectively a Ordinary Congress.

This is a real MDC-T headache

They however will conveniently hide behind covid-19 national lockdown.
9] The BIG question now is, where to from here?

It's easy to guess that the courts will give them another extension.

But as of now, what is their identity?

Who is the Act President of the MDC-T since Dr Khupe was only given a dates specific 3 months?

Is the MDC-T dead again?
10] Where to from now?

Surely, he who swallows a whole coconut has complete faith in his rectum!

Will Dougie continue wielding his axe even before being "elected"?

Remember, Africa wisdom warns:

"He who eats the meat before the soup cannot handle greatness"
11] Which new mandate will they will use from #Aug1st?

With this ZanuPF paranoia induced lockdown, restrictions may persist till 2023

It's true that when bad luck decides to come your way,even a banana can pluck your teeth off

MDC-T drama feels like death at a funeral

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Sep 7
1] Was reflecting ageless wisdom shared by our now fallen gentle giant, Dr Magaisa, regarding that statement by Prof Madhuku.

Three statements kept coming to my mind:

a. Law of unintended consequences
b. Who put the tortoise on the lamppost?
c. Missing the forest for the tree.
2] Missing the forest for the tree.

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
3] Yes Prof Madhuku is spot on. The #Nyatsime16 are all political prisoners, being deliberately punished through prolonged pre-trial detention.

Prof doesn't unearth something unknown, by that particular submission.
It is an open secret, consistently established by many citizens.
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Sep 6
1] @ProfMadhuku, it's unacceptably reckless of you to insuate that CCC is responsible for the political persecution of its supporters, as a way of advancing your pro-POLAD agenda.

I hope your next "reflection" will result in you retracting this unfortunate political stunt.
2] Prof, it's a shocking revision of history, to insinuate that Nelson Chamisa is against dialogue.

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
3] It's disingenuous on your part, to insinuate that Chamisa's reluctance to be swallowed in the dubious platform swamped by weightless parties, formed solely for the purpose of posturing is tantamount to being against dialogue.

Unless you're doing Mr Mnangagwa's propaganda.
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Sep 4
1] #BulilimaReflection

The outcome of 3 Bulilima council by-election results will certainly give CCC and citizens supporting the movement, a lot to cheer about, going into the rest of the week & perhaps the 2023 elections.

Most definitely, the yellow excitement is well earned.
2] The 3 Bulilima wards were all previously held by ZanuPF Councilors, as was the case with the rest of the council seats.

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.
3] What's the significance of the win, including potentially key lessons from the same?

First thing that immediately comes to mind is that CCC effectively unseated ZanuPF.

That's no mean feat, considering how ZanuPF traditionally takes by-elections seriously (more than Opp).
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Aug 24
1] #MorningReflection

Social media has been awash with this video where Limpopo Health Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Dr Phophi Ramathuba confronts a Zimbabwean immigrant waiting for a medical procedure in a SAn hospital.

The video is extremely painful to watch.
2] At face value, it's extremely unethical for Dr Phophi, a health practitioner to confront & humiliate a patient, as she is otherwise duty bound to attend to the health needs of patients.

It certainly brings into question, her professional conduct as a medical practitioner.
3] However, besides being a professional doctor, the MEC is also a political figurehead of the ANC, performing administrative duties in the Province.

In fact, she rationalizes her conduct in a way that certainly will find resonance with those governing & funding SAn institutions
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Aug 22
1] Reading this sensationalized headline from @NewsDayZimbabwe, one wonders how newspapers choose their headline and main stories.

In a world where bad news actually sell newspapers, colleagues at Newsday seemingly just took a chance and ran with this unfortunate story.
2] At a time when ZEC price hike for 2023 has thrown eagles amongst the pigeons for the Opposition, this story is quite unfortunate.

The last thing you need, is being painted by both state & private media, as "lacking accountability", even when the allegations are unfounded.
3] As for the story itself, it doesn't escape noticing that Newsday fails to identify the source of fire Adv Chamisa is supposedly feeling.

The sources couldn't be named, because at best, they only exist at the Newsday Head Quarters, or head of the writer, one Taurai Mangudhla.
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1] A short thread....

Sekuru Alex once made reference to the law of unintended consequences.

If ZanuPF actually amended the electoral act to force registration of political parties on the basis of the so called structures & constitution, the biggest casualty will be ZanuPF.
2] Remember how ZanuPF actually forms these one man band parties, incapable of even holding presser conferences, to give a resemblance of "multi-party democracies".

Most of these parties are in POLAD.

Mr Mnangagwa actually brags about the 100+ parties from the 2018 elections.
3] Any ammendments targeting CCC, through forcing its hand in putting all its card on the table, will actually expose a lot.

It's not coincidental that most of the "Opposition" parties only show up during the harmonized polls.

They were never 'structured' to be fully active.
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