By Rudo Saungweme

Government detractors have upped their tempo of an alleged “Zimbabwean crisis” in a bid to arm-twist the Zanu PF government to the negotiating with Nelson Chamisa after all else has failed.

 MDC House of Assembly member for Kuwadzana, Charlton Hwende has become one of the leading people on social media castigating efforts by Government on our path to economic recovery. Hwende and company are propagating the “Zimbabwean crisis” narrative for obvious political reasons, but this far from the truth as the Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is laying the foundation for a middle income economy by 2030 and no amount of cynicism can change that.

Hwende posted on his twitter handle that, “The Zimbabwe crisis is not economic but a political crisis emanating from stolen elections and subversion of the will of the people. Business people calling for removal of sanctions without the necessary political reforms must be calling for Dialogue to resolve the political impasse.”

Hwende and other like him are failing to accept a simple fact that the MDC Alliance lost the 30 July 2018 Presidential elections which saw Zanu PF winning convincingly and resoundingly. No amount of the so-called ‘kudira jecha’ is going to force Zanu PF to negotiate with

If truth be told, the MDC is responsible for the current economic doldrums from calling for sanctions to running down local authorities. If we talk about the dilapidated urban councils, we point to MDC. These councils have been run by MDC councillors since 2000 and they have created dirty cities that have become fodder for water borne diseases. We thank President Emmerson Mnangagwa for coming up with the initiative of a clean-up campaign that will take place on first Friday of every month. President Mnangagwa realised that we have to work together as a nation to assist the MDC who have failed to keep our country clean.

The blame game that the MDC has been peddling will not solve anything but takes us back. This is not the era of dwelling in the past. We want to live in the future as we rebuild our economy. If MDC knows that it can save the nation, why can’t they do it for their supporters? It does not need for Nelson Chamisa to be in government to be a progressive Zimbabwean who can contribute to the wellbeing of the nation. For starters, why can’t the MDC lobby for the removal of sanctions which they called for and have wrought unimaginable suffering on the people of Zimbabwe.

What Zimbabwe need right now are a people who are steadfast, united and resilient.

As Zimbabweans we need to unite and work to rebuild the economy. According to Bill Richardson, “We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.” We need to work together. Let us move away from wanting to fulfil our political ambitions at the expense of ordinary Zimbabweans.