I have just been watching some balding Zimbabwean British-based ‘political analyst’ offering his punditry on the BBC.
This guy was asked how the community was responding to “Tsvangirai’s move” to quit the election, and he went off on how people were disappointed because they were preparing to celebrate that “come Friday, Mugabe would be out of office”.
He seemed a little pissed that MT spoilt his party. Well, sorry dude.
Aside: credit to the producer for playing the clip from Sunday’s abandoned rally in the background, with people being chased down and whipped.
Look, chum. It may be fine feeling betrayed from your cushy couch over there, but it’s not sunshine and fecking roses back home. The terror is palpable, and people are in real big shit.
Also, consider this. MT and them weren’t ready to concede, but after getting input from the people on the ground, those being chased around and terrorised, the MDC leadership appears to have taken the high road.
How do you ask a young student to go act as a polling agent at some remote school in Chinosviramakudo North, knowing full well there’s a huge chance he’ll have his balls cut off and mailed home in the back of a police Defender?
It’s one thing to advocate for change, another to die for it.