By Patrick Guramatunhu | ”It is with a heavy heart that I announce Foreign Minister Dr S B Moyo has died,” announce Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“Zimbabwe has lost a devoted public servant and a true hero, and I have lost a friend. He fought his entire life so that Zimbabwe could be free. May he rest in peace.”
Minister Moyo died of corona virus.
Judging from the official corona virus data, Zimbabwe has done exceptional well in containing and controlling the virus. However, the reality on the ground tells a totally different story.
Zimbabwe has under reported the corona virus situation for the sake of cheap brownie points. One way of keeping the corona virus figures down was by not testing as rigorously as World Health Organisation recommended and common sense dictated.
Zimbabwe has carried out few tests per capita than most other countries in the region, notably South Africa given the heavy human traffic across the common boarder.
The price of failing to test is many infected individuals would should otherwise be in isolation remain in the community spreading the virus far and wide. And the country is now paying the price for it!
The number of corona virus cases and deaths have soared way above the official figures. The country’s feeble health care service is already overwhelmed; the country is running out of oxygen let alone the fancy equipment like ventilators, PPE, etc.
Whilst the wealth nations have started to roll out a massive vaccination programme; Zimbabwe will have to wait for a year or so for donated vaccine. The corona virus storm has just broken and no one knows how long this wave will last!
Zimbabweans are dying of the corona virus the Zanu PF government has tried hard to deny was spreading!
“His (the late S B Moyo) meticulous planning and execution of pertinent events saved the nation from chaos and bloodshed. He would go on to tackle the pariah status of the nation on his appointment as Foreign Minister,” rejoined Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, singing Moyo’s praise.
“This is a terrible and painful loss of a great patriot! He was central to the peaceful transfer of power through the 2017 November restoration of the revolution.”
This is all rubbish and she and the rest of her Zanu PF colleagues know it!
No one of substance was ever fooled into believing the nonsense about the November military coup being “a military assisted transition!” It was a military coup, plain and simple.
The reason why most people did not even bother to denounce the coup is because they were sick and tired of Mugabe and were pleased to see the back of him. They were, however, not exactly bowled over by the new regime because they knew the same junta that toppled Mugabe was the one that had kept the dictator in power all the last 37 years.
Yes Minister Moyo make a big song and dance about how he would re-engage the international community and end Zimbabwe’s isolation. He became Mnangagwa’s principle cheerleader of the “Zimbabwe is open for business!” mantra.
Within months of the coup, the mantra was dead in the water and so too was the re-engagement. The blatant vote rigging in the July 2018 elections left no one in any doubt that Zimbabwe was still a pariah state ruled by (the same) corrupt, incompetent, vote rigging and murderous thugs.
Investors are a very shrewd and savvy lot, they do not do business with pariah states, hence the reason the much hoped for economic recovery has never materialised.
History will remember the late S B Moyo as the man who tried to sell the world the lie that the November 2017 military coup was “military assisted transition” – just some idiotic nonsense. The real surprise is he clearly believed the nonsense and so did many of his Zanu PF comrades.
“The lizard that jumped from a high Iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no-one else did,” said Chinua Achebe, one of Africa’s truly illustrious sons.
In this case, Zanu PF bigwigs are queuing to praise S B Moyo for jumping from a high Iroko tree, a tree only they can see! – SOURCE: zimbabwelight.blogspot.com