That is the question.
Whilst many still sympathise with the current state of affairs in Zimbabwe, a large contingency of us repeatedly dismiss the following monstrosity as being hackneyed politics. The tiresome and ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe that we’ve grown accustomed to watch on TV over the years, has become somewhat blasé. We respond by giving a quick and decisive swing of the hand, mercilessly ignoring the problem. But this blog entry is not seeking for sympathy, it’s merely asking the obvious question.
For twenty odd years, President Mugabe and its party (Zanu PF) have ruled Zimbabwe. The adjective ‘governing’ couldn’t possibly be used here. That is not what tyrants do. Monsters like Mugabe attempt to rule land, just like Julius Ceaser and Adolf Hitler. As a matter of fact, if reincarnation transpires to be true, Adolf Hitler must’ve been reincarnated as President Mugabe. Paranoid? Not when Mugabe tortures, murders and threatens his own people for absolute power. Either that or Mugabe must idolise Hitler. Deep inside the bunkers of his castle, there might be a room fully adorned with swastikas and pictures of Nazi Germany. If the latter isn't convincing enough to you, look no further than the strikingly similar strips of moustache between the two men. Granted, Mugabe’s is vertically narrower than Hitler’s but the juxtaposition is tangibly surreal.
This week, a partial recount is believed to being held in Zimbabwe. However illegal this is internationally known to be, the electoral commission is overriding legal laws and ordering a recount to happen nonetheless. The opposition (MDC) have voiced concerns that this action can only culminate in rigged results. In other words, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mugabe to seize his moment and steal votes. How else could he win at this late stage?
And if the hopes and dreams of millions of Zimbabweans come crumbling down again by witnessing successful rigged results and the ensuing victory of Robert Mugabe, how should the world react? Should we swing our hands at the air again? Or isn’t it about time that superpowers like the United States and the United Kingdom send in troops into the country and hunt down Mugabe?
This is the question that has long hung in the air for many years and appears to accentuate even more today.
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