I simply don’t support the idea of a political party without a constitution or a leadership structure where decisions are made by one man and his advisors, instead of collective decision making by known individuals who can be held accountable.
You are free to support such an arrangement, but don’t force me to support it by guilty tripping me with words like “…you hate Chamisa.”
I can’t share my private conversations with Chamisa regarding this issue because they are private.
But what I can tell you is that I made it absolutely clear to him that I support the struggle against ZANUPF tyrannical and corrupt rule, and that I support the democracy struggle, but I won’t support not having a constitution.
I WON’T support and defend refusal to have a constitution which has led to the terrible chaos we are seeing today with opportunistic elements like Tshabangu recalling legitimately elected MPs.
If you can’t see that today’s chaos comes from the refusal to have a constitution and a leadership structure, then I can’t help you.
I know that you will say “but Douglas took the party with a constitution.”
Yes he did because the constitution had been violated in 2015 with the illegal appointment of 2 Vice Presidents.
When that happened, again the supporters backed Morgan Tsvangirai even though senior lawyers said it was illegal.
It led to the Mwonzora debacle years later!
I am prepared to stand alone on this issue, I will live with that reality!
I would rather stand alone knowing that my heart is pure, and that I am supporting the right thing than going with the multitudes supporting things that will backfire and have no moral or legal standing.
Chamisa is hugely popular, but my values and ideas are not shaped by someone’s popularity, but by what is right and wrong and by things that can stand the scrutiny of time.
To me it is wrong for a political party not to have a known constitution and a known leadership structure.
I made this clear to Chamisa both privately and publicly, that is why I am able to say it to you too here.
I don’t see or understand why any sane person would oppose that and support a dictatorship which is accountable to nobody.
Our hatred for ZANUPF should not lead us into doing the very things that we accuse ZANUPF of, and the very things that created the Mugabe and Mnangagwa dictatorships.
The mentality that I hate Chamisa leads to creating a dictatorship where we are supposed to support anything because it has been done by someone popular.
History is awash of such political tragedies that were created that way.
Robert Mugabe is probably the most popular leader we ever had if you go by the numbers at Zimbabwe Grounds in 1980, but where did this lead us to?
If I hated Chamisa or CCC, I wouldn’t have fundraised thousands of dollars for their March 26 election campaign or for the burial of their comrade in Kwekwe.
I can’t change your views if you don’t want to engage with my reasoning, but as I said above, I am happy standing alone knowing that I am standing for what is right than going with a crowd supporting things that will backfire.
I have spoken out against corruption and exposed it, and I have supported the struggle and was even jailed THREE times for my resoluteness.
My professional equipment was taken away, I couldn’t travel for three years because of my support for what is right.
I don’t have to be involved in these fights because I have a decent life, but I continue to fight because we should have a fair society.
But if you think that I am now an impediment, I am happy to keep quiet and start tweeting about goats and my new work next year.
I will end by saying Mnangagwa’s supporters also think that I hate him, so you are in good company!