Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A nation locked in victim mode: "WHEN Simba Makoni announced that he would run for President last week, I expected the whole nation to sit up and take notice. Here at last was a member of Mugabe’s own party prepared to challenge him openly!

Certainly there has been a lot of talk and speculation, and some genuine excitement, especially among the business community. But almost immediately, we started to get the negative remarks: “He’s just trying to trick us”; “He’s a CIO plant to destroy MDC”; “There’s no way he can win, whatever he does”; “He has no following”; “He’s an opportunist”; “Mugabe has already rigged the election.” etc, etc."