opinionBy Panganai Kahuni
The most affected were the Pakistanis, Afghanis, Syrians, and Iranians. Pilotless drones have become a new mode of advancing American hegemony in the Arab world. In Africa, particularly Zimbabwe, the same disease has gotten with us. People will remember that a drone is an aircraft that is used by Americans to manoeuvre and attack targets in difficult terrains.
It is a remote-controlled aircraft which can be made to destroy targeted enemy objectives carefully selected by the remote operators. The drones are of various capacities and capabilities but are all used for attacking and destroying what America perceives to be its sophisticated and complicated enemies.
The MDC formations are like drones that America use in the destruction of what they term a complicated enemy. In their quest to neo-colonise Africa, a continent they used as hunting ground for slaves, America employs the MDC formations for that task. Resources abound in Africa.
These resources are badly needed by America and its allies for the sustenance of their industries; the establishment of which was made possible by Africans. The Africans were used as free labour during the slave era.
The manufacturing of these human drones is done around the concept of advancing democracy. Joined by its Western allies such as Europe, America is spearheading the neo-colonisation of Africa. Neo-liberal academics, scholars and intellectuals, such as those abound in the MDC formations, are used to sway people in the same manner Chiefs and some influential African Traditional Leaders were swayed in the rounding of Africans used as slaves in the mid 1800.
Many neo-liberal institutions such as Lawyers for Human Rights, Crisis Coalition in Zimbabwe, Transparent International Zimbabwe and many other pseudo democratic organisations are used as front runners in the fight to neo-colonise African countries such as Zimbabwe.
The private media is used as the drone guns that fire the bullets aimed at weakening Zimbabwe; softening it for a neo-colonial agenda. Some people might still remember when most of these stables were given money by Western embassies such as those from America, Britain etc, which money they used for the purchase of print paper. The print paper was then used as a platform to demonise Zimbabwe. Dear reader, remember Biti allowing hostile, foreign stables a duty free entry into Zimbabwe all in the name of media freedom. Who was fooling who?
The journalists who do the story writings are the drone bullets that do the physical destruction. The editors and management of the private media are the firers who trigger after selecting which targets to be destroyed. Fellow Zimbabweans, this is the tragedy that continues to befall Africa and in particular Zimbabwe. Imagine in the whole process your fellow African, fellow Zimbabwean being used to destroy your heritage for the benefit of Americans and Europe under the guise of democracy, rule of law, human rights, and transparency.
Fellow citizens, do you still remember that these parasitic pseudo democratic political institutions accused Zanu PF of having destroyed the economy in the late 1990, when indeed Zanu PF honoured the War Veterans? Have you forgotten that the same MDCs used the granting of compensation of War Veterans as some of its strong reasons for its illegal birth? Pachokwedu ichi chiorganisation ndochinonzi 'chitsvukukuviri', meaning a snake with two heads. That means if it moves towards a certain direction and finds the going getting tough it then uses the other head to move to other direction. Thus it is a directionless snake. That is what the MDC formation are demonstrating by claiming this and that.
MDC formations operate in the above stated mode. They are controlled from Washington and London. These formations never mind about destroying their heritage, as long as they please their masters. They are also not selective and mindful of the devastating effects of their destructive nature, but they are only worried about their funding from the west.
They care less about the suffering of the people as they only operate to please their funders and handlers. The recent utterances by Tendai Biti while in Canada, that "sanctions should be removed", demonstrates a deliberate ploy by the Western-proclaimed best Minister of Finance in Africa of asymmetrically living in reality.
If he really means it, why does he not make an official party pronouncement, accepting that the sanctions are hurting the economy which the MDC called for as a regime change strategy?
Calling for illegal economic sanctions is not an issue as long as it is within the objectives of the west.
Demonizing the Land Reform and Indigenous Act is not a shameful venture but a great operation to warrant recognition by Uncle Tom.
Destroying their own heritage makes them lose no sleep for it makes them Nobel Prize winners. Selling out their sovereignty causes no harm to them for the West regards them as Democrats.
The Constitution-making process has stalled because the MDC formation would want to please our erstwhile colonisers.
Nothing sounds good if benchmarks of the control centres are not included in the constitutions.
The MDC formations, as drones, do not want Zimbabwe to have elections without the control of international observers; especially from the West.
The same drone spirit is abound in most NGOs, civic organisations and the private media.
Fellow citizens, as you read the private media you will find attacks after attacks on the person of the President and Zanu PF.
Panganai Kahuni is a political socio- economic commentator.