Dear Cabinet and
COMRADES, I am so glad that most of you took heed of my call to start the year by embarking on campaigning in earnest as this is an election year.
Since my return from my vacation in the Far East last week, I have been impressed with the various activities members of the party have been carrying out countrywide. Almost every senior member of the party has been up to something. Something that helps endear the party to people and therefore contribute to our goal of winning the watershed polls hands down.
Cde Joice and other senior party members took the party to the Apostolic Church members in Mhondoro where they also unveiled a micro-finance scheme specifically for this religious sect. That is where Cde Joice talked about how it was prophesised when I was merely a boy of 10 that I was destined to lead this country.
Cde Obert (my most obedient son) has been criss-crossing the whole of Matabeleland taking the party message to the people and in the same process making jaw-dropping personal donations everywhere he stops.
There were also a series of serious meetings by party leaders in Mashonaland East, while Cde Phillip was busy launching this and that project in Mashonaland West as he has started campaigning to be the legislator for Chinhoyi again.
Just watching news on our one and only station, it is one party activity after the other. I am just impressed. Cde Webster, you are doing a wonderful job in this regard. We do not have to leave anything to chance. We have to win these elections so resoundingly that some of the opposition parties would fold up altogether.
I am so happy that everyone is playing their part.This plus a host of other programmes that we have unleashed on the people, victory is certain. With this victory will come a lot of rewards to all those members who would have excelled between now and election day. All the hundreds of public posts currently occupied by those sell-outs will revert back to the rightful owners.
I would really have liked the harmonised election to be held by the end of March this year, but I don't see that happening. Our detractors have been throwing spanners in the works as usual. They are scared that their end is nigh. But these delaying tactics will not change anything. I will personally make sure that those elections are held before mid-year. Nothing and no-one can stop that.
I notice that this Biti boy is being silly by trying to tie elections to diamond revenue.
He is being exactly that, silly. I will be making sure that this comes to an end. If he is unable to make funds available for a key event like elections (the results of which will certainly see him losing his job) he should resign, because the end result is the same.
Never listen to the idle talk of a new constitution. You and I know that no new constitution is coming anytime soon. So our democratic process cannot be held to ransom. The constitution-making process can go on for the next 100 years, we do not care, for as long as those donors are happy to make the funds available.
. . . AND NOW TO THE NOTEBOOK
We are happy that mining giant Zimplats has finally complied with the country's smash-and-grab indigenisation requirements.
Last week we saw pictures of government and party mandarins signing some 31 percent stake in the mining giant into the back pocket. Never mind the talk of the National Indigenisation and Economic Epowerment Fund ... we know it to be a party fund you and I know where the parcel ends up. The facial expression of Implats chief executive Terence Goodlace, who did the honours of handing over the golden parcel told the whole story. Somewhere, somehow, a gun was planted on someone's head!
It reminds us of the old school days. Those who started school in the early 1980s know that, because of the many years wasted by war, some of their schoolmates were already adults. Remember little boys wearing long faces while queuing before these bearded classmates to have their lunchboxes sampled? On the face of it, the little boys were doing this out of their own volition, but we all knew what danger awaited those who dared defy these bullies.
Well, as far as indigenisation is concerned, CZ has no sympathies whatsoever with those foreign mining companies because for years they have been literally milking this country dry.
Just like what is happily happening in other countries, the country should have a 50 percent stake by virtue of it having a mineral resource and the foreign investor should bring in capital and equipment which should earn them their own 50 percent stake. Well, this is the ideal situation when governments are there for the people, not individual interests. You and I know what has been happening in the Marange diamond fields! Don't we? So what difference does it make?
Chief Negomo, one Luscious Chitsinde, is at it again.
The fellow is fast perfecting his art of extorting from those that he know are not very good friends with the owners of the country.
Remember him trying to extort money, cattle, and a whole cornucopia of other valuables from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai when the latter's sex scandals started unfolding?
Chitsinde has been in the news ever since. Looking for hapless victims to pounce on. The latest of whom is one remaining white commercial farmer, Pip Mattison, from whom the chief is demanding a princely US$1,1 million. This, we are made to believe, will go towards compensating 50 party cadres whose crops Mattison allegedly destroyed after they were hired to squat on his farm. How Cde Chitsinde arrived at this figured baffles many because you and I know that if farming had suddenly become half that rewarding, Harare would long have been deserted.
Anyway, maybe it was high time someone reminded chiefs - both traditional and political - that there is a ceiling on cases that they attended to. Cases involving amounts northwards of US$20 000 cannot be heard under trees. Ask those Masvingo "chiefs" who recently tried to extort money and cattle from telecoms giant, Econet!
If indeed there is still rule of law in this country, we really wonder where the government is when all this madness is taking place.
A word of advice to Zimbabweans from Vice President Joice Mujuru. They should not waste time challenging President Robert Mugabe because God and the gods ordained him to rule this country. She told members of the Apostolic Church who cared to listen in Mhondoro last week that a prophecy was made way back in 1934 when President Mugabe was only 10 years (we hope she was there) that he was to lead this country. Is that so, Cde Joice? Really?
We are told that the United Nations World Tourism Organisation was impressed with the "progress" the country has made so far towards preparation for the co-hosting of its general assembly later this year. The officials were saying this after arriving in Harare when the event will be taking place in Victoria Falls ... they are a bunch of fools small wonder we managed to hoodwink them with computer-generated graphics! Those who were recently in Vic Falls tell CZ that there is nothing whatsoever on the ground to show that something will be happening any time this year. Anyway, this is how things are done the world over!