POLITICAL VILLAGE SQUARE: Padded Coup

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POLITICAL MONITOR: Padded Coup

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If you have been following Political Monitor here on thepagemagazine then you should know that we strive to post fresh editions at mid day;  the better to surf across the world’s challenges at one of the holiest hours of any given day.

Today’s holy hour is dedicated to the coup plotters in Zimbabwe and their inability to seize the moral high ground of saying a resounding NO to the continued misrule of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, hero of the revolution which set Zimbabwe free from colonial rule. Obviously, the coup plotters need a few shots of holy indignation hence our reason for bringing them under the unctions of this anointed moment. Let therefore the quacking hearts be bound with cords to the horns of the altar.

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And as God would have it, Mugabe has resigned and not without a flash of humour if a post I saw on Facebook is to be believed. According to the post Mugabe said: “Now that I have resigned, let’s see what Arsene Wenger will do.” Hahahaha. Oh well Mugabe is now no longer a politician but a statesman. His focus now, apart from managing a now highly disgruntled Grace, should therefore be on how best to play the role of statesman in a post Mugabe era. He has handed over a comatose and epileptic economy together with a hapless citizenry.

It won’t be easy for the new government to effect a fundamental transformation of the quality of life in Zimbabwe. As for the billions of pounds stored away in foreign banks by the Mugabe family, its doubtful the powers that now be will probe the hero of the revolution who after all was removed in what can only be described as a padded coup. A coup in which the despot is treated with respect, receives homage even when under house arrest and generally begged with utmost humility to step down from power. That is what happened in Zimbabwe.

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