Daphine Zulu Post Correspondent
Presidential aspirant, Nkosana Moyo, like his fore runner Morgan Tsvangirai, seems to be drinking from the same delusional cup that goes straight to the head. Apart from their zeal to be Zimbabwe’s president, their fantasies seem to tally in a quest to rescue Zimbabweans from their malevolent master to economic bliss.
This mirage to deracinate Zimbabweans from its economic doldrums in five years is collollary to Tsvangirai’s yester year pronouncement to bring forth a hundred billion dollar within a quarter year of taking power. To quote them verbatim, “Our economic vision is the creation of a $100 billion economy within the first 100 days on the back of investment and renewal and confidence that will result in the review of the indigenisation policy,” if endorsed into office, come 2018.
While yester year Zimbabweans could have been easily fooled by such flattery, Zimbabwean politics takes more than just words to convince the susceptible electorate.
Ill-advised Tsvangirai got his own wakeup call after holding office for at least five years as prime minister with his right hand man, Tendai Biti holding the purse strings, yet the sanctions ridden economy did not yield; a lesson yet to be learnt by Moyo.
Moyo ought to realise that he cannot sell the same dummy to the electorate, at least not with one term of office that is if he even has the capacity to deliver anything at all.
The Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) leader’s naivety is dispelling to onlookers, because the very same Moyo left Zimbabwe’s political scene and went underground in 2000, because he could not stand the heat in the kitchen now to only resurface as a presidential candidate.
This begs the question, what inner motivation has led to this resurgence?
The former Industry and International Trade minister is a mere failed cabinet minister who is now seeking relevance by bouncing back using opposition politics and who seems to think that joining the fake promises bandwagon pays off.
While most people remember him as the fugitive minister who denied responsibility to oversee the industry ministry, instead proving himself ‘spineless’ and a quitter by leaving Government in 2001 having failed to contribute anything meaningful towards economic revival, he is the same charlatan promising voter hot air within one term of office.
To think that having been associated with a few international financial institutions, Moyo would be the first to understand the reasons why Zimbabwe finds itself in this economic quagmire, surprisingly he seems eager to criticize all efforts made by those who stayed behind, to build the country.
Moyo’s history seems to suggest that he had actually forsaken this country and wanted nothing to do with his fellow countrymen until recently, driven by an unknown passion, probably after advice from fellow acquaintances from international finance organisations of an opportunity to make more money having served as African Development Bank’s vice president and senior advisor for the International Finance Corporation.
The nation must listen carefully to these new kids on the block and not be carried away by their pipe dreams and egos they intend to sooth.
Zimbabwe needs its people to give their mandate to leaders who have the passion to deliver to the people, and not eloquent charlatans driven by selfish ambitions.