THE self-imposed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim secretary general Sengezo Tshabangu is the clown that keeps on giving.
Tshabangu added more CCC officials to his list of recalls to include Harare mayor Ian Makone and his deputy Kudzai Kadzombe to the 15 CCC parliamentarians as well as 17 councillors he initially removed in what is clearly a case of buffoonery on steroids.
Tshabangu, who is far from being the sharpest tool in the shed, claimed in an interview with a local radio station that he is negotiating with Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu for the release of senior CCC official Job Sikhala, who has been languishing in prison without trial for more than 500 days.
Sikhala has not been tried and is innocent until found guilty and therefore should not be in jail as is his constitutional right.
Sikhala’s freedom cannot be as a result of any benevolence by the Scarfmore regime as implied by Tshabangu’s fatuous nonsense in the interview.
In any case what business does Ziyambi or Mpofu have on an issue that is handled by the judiciary?
Sikhala has reportedly given a robust response to the ghastly tripe spewed by this moron, rightly calling Tshabangu “an idiot who talks hogwash, rubbish and lies.”
It is a crying shame that chancers such as Tshabangu have been created by the Ngwena regime on the strength of the dismal failure of the opposition party to put in place a constitution that governs the running of the party.
Revelations that the Tshabangu circus will cost the taxpayer US$5 million in by-elections set for next month is a damning indictment of the country’s impoverished leadership.
It is mind-boggling that the country is going to incur this additional cost as a result of someone, with the backing of the dispensation of poverty, darkness and confusion, waking up one morning to recall elected parliamentarians and councillors on a whim.
It is scandalous that the Scarfmore regime is bankrolling this absurdity at a time the country is in the throes of a deadly cholera epidemic that has already claimed more than a 100 lives due to the failure to provide clean water to the country’s citizens.
It is an indication of just how strategically bankrupt the Lacoste cabal is that US$5 million is being used for this circus and yet they struggle to pay for power imports resulting in prolonged daily load shedding that has significantly damaging consequences for an economy which is already in the doldrums.
It is a major disgrace that the coup cabal can put together funding for this farce and yet fail to provide for public hospitals which have become death traps due to lack of basic equipment.
This is epitomised by the embarrassing revelation that the country’s largest referral hospital Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, which services Harare and other nearby provinces, has been operating with only one functional ambulance.
The disastrous Ngwena leadership brings sharply into focus why Gushungo, one of the wisest leaders this continent was blessed with, fired the probity deficient Scarfmore.
Ngwena’s penchant for bluster and hot air was once again exposed last week in Parliament.
Energy minister Edgar Moyo told the august house that the cabal has no clue as to when the crippling power cuts will come to an end.
“At the moment, I cannot give a timeline on complete load-shedding because it may take time,’ Moyo told bemused legislators.
This is in stark contrast to the bold claim made by his boss that the country has said goodbye to load shedding.
This comes soon after Ngwena extended the lifespan of the use of the multi-currency regime from 2025 to 2030 despite declaring that the country will soon be using the local currency as the sole legal tender.
It begs the obvious question, can anything that comes out of the mouth of this octogenarian leader be taken seriously?
I had a good laugh this past week when I learnt that Scarfmore had summoned the country’s ambassadors for a meeting where he instructed them to ‘work harder to produce tangible outcomes and results that impact on the overall growth of our country’s GDP and improved quality of life for our people”.
This is clearly mission impossible for the country’s diplomats given the appalling governance of the regime it represents.
It must be a herculean task to speak positively about a regime that jails political opponents for nearly two years without trial.
I don’t envy the daunting task these ambassadors face when they are quizzed on the farcical elections held in August, which were characterised by brazen voter intimidation and suppression and the arrest of local election observers and were slammed even by the Sadc observer mission as the most fraudulent elections in the history of the region.
Ngwena pointed out that they were not on holiday when they represent the country but given just how arduous the task of deodorizing this corrupt and clueless regime is, they might as well be.
Dr Amai Stop it! PhD (Fake). The Standard.