Could or Should Zimbabwe become the next Egypt?
I could write about Zimbabwe’s oppression of gay rights; I could crochet vivid pictures of gross injustice, a corrupt government, violent youth militias, an inept opposition party or a complacent generation but it would all be in vain; in vain because we as a people have selective amnesia, quick to forget the misdeeds of those we still leave in power. And so, hoodwinked and bamboozled, we fall for the same tricks over and over again like a baby playing a game of peek-a-boo.
I do not endorse violence and I doubt our Egyptian and Tunisian brothers and sisters do either. Most violence was triggered by the police, army and supporters of those in power, sound familiar? What I will say is that our counterparts, inspired by the same frustrations we’ve dealt with for the last 10 years made a stand, one that was as uncompromising, resilient and unflinching as the government they were now tired of.
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