Fear in not an option
Zimbabweans United for Democracy ... Determining our own future ... We demand real change ... Fear is not an option ... Tiri kuvaka ramangwana redu ... Tinoda sanduko chaiyo ... Hatichatya ... Siyakha elakusasa lethu ... Sifuna inguquko yobala ... Asikhethi ukwesaba ...

 

It's time to put people before power continued...

Of course there are times when we will disagree, but let us do so respectfully and constructively. There is never a wrong time to do the right thing. If the government starts prioritising the livelihoods of ordinary Zimbabweans and aggressively deals with lawlessness, corruption and violence, they will be taking steps in the right direction.

President Mnangagwa has two choices: to fight for and build his own legacy as the man who ended tyranny, or to perpetuate Mugabe’s legacy. Let us give him a chance to write his own script if it is for the people’s benefit. When we welcomed him as the new President, we challenged him to establish good governance and the rule of law, and implement the new Constitution in full; as well as to combat and eliminate corruption, put in place sound policies that will attract investment that creates jobs, release political prisoners and grant amnesty to those who were exiled by Mugabe’s regime.

While we have expressed some reservations with the composition of his cabinet, in all fairness, there is as yet no evidence that the cabinet is failing to deliver. It is still early days. Instead of being too judgmental, at times driven by nothing but speculation, let us wait and see what they are going to do from now on. This is not to say the opposition can afford to be complacent. If anything, this is the time to be even more organised and more vigilant than in the past. That is what sustains a healthy multi-party democracy. There is a lot more to being an effective opposition than just taking potshots at the government.

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