#FixTheFoundation The world is fascinated by what is happening in the US because it is a superpower & because it regularly positions itself asi "leader of the free world". It is a test moment for American democracy. The democrats are moving to impeach Donald Trump for sedition
This is not about politics as some very conservative Republicans, like Liz Cheney, have indicated they will vote to impeach. The point being made is you cannot upend the constitutional order & hope to get away with it. There are dangers for the country & principles must stand
In Zimbabwe, when the ruling party was embroiled in a vicious factional fight, 9 out of 10 provinces voted against their then VP. After the coup, the same 9 provinces switched allegiances. Zero principle, adherence to the constitution. Worse, opposition leaders defended the coup
Some called it divine intervention, others were hoping for plum positions in a national transition authority & others just wanted Mugabe to go. That is not how you build a nation. Our country stands, today, on an ice thin foundation that does not bode well for the future
It is a foundation set on weariness on the part of the general public & opportunistic behaviour on the part of the majority of the opposition parties. Neither will work for our country & our children. Only one political party refused to support the coup: APA
We are often accused of being out of touch, arrogant or dreamers. It is a price we are prepared to pay, when we know we speak truth, remain consistent & true to our core values because we are clear eyed about being constitution driven.There are no shortcuts to power or prosperity
When we say #FixTheFoundation we are calling on our people to return to the principles that gave them the courage to support our freedom fighters in the face of overwhelming danger. We call on opposition leaders to cherish & uphold constitutional values, not lust after power
Failing this, we will keep getting what we have always got: tyranny because of ZanuPF being ZanuPF, but also because of the enabling behaviour of power focused politicians in the opposition. The Americans will emerge out of this crisis, still divided but with institutions intact
Their country will continue to rule the seas, their skies, lands and economic activity for a long time. Zimbabwe, on the other hand will be excoriating APA for speaking truth while complaining about ZanuPF misrule at the same time. We learn the lessons or contine to tread water.

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