Monday, 25 April 2016

HOSEzw | Age of consent | Lumumba video clip

After the April Fool's Day debacle that saw Sekuru having to clean up Muzukuru's mess, Muzukuru waSekuru has made the news again.

Although he boasts of several degrees, the dreadlocked minister who looks nothing more than a zim dancehall chanter has had a fall out with one Lumumba.
Details remain sketchy of whatever taskforce the two were setting up but apparently Muzukuru waSekuru fired the Lumumba guy for 'conflict of interest' among numerous other accusations.

Lumumba didn't take this lying down.  The former radio presenter launched a tirade in a video that's circulating.  He alleges that Muzukuru waSekuru was setting up a youth group to extort money from companies under the guise of indigenisation.

This organisation is shady.  The appointments are shady.  The accusations & counter-accusations call for an investigation into that ministry.
Was due process followed?  Muzukuru waSekuru has made too many blunders in a short space of time.  Is he fit for the job?
He's youthful but is he competent?

The age of consent? 
BACKGROUND: After the ruling that it's illegal to marry girls below 18, we celebrated.  However, the age of consent (age where it's legal for girls to sleep with a man) is 16.

There is a 2 year gap from 16 to 18 years where a girl can not marry but is allowed to have (pre-marital) sex.  Our laws are somewhat skewed here.  With the prevalence of HIV in our region, it's wiser to expedite a review of the 2 laws.  This could also lead to an implosion of single teen mums.

Men & boys aware of this loop hole will engage in unprotected sex with the young girls knowing that even if she falls pregnant, he's not obliged to marry her.

So the law isn't doing any good to our young girls.  It's left them even more vulnerable to abuse & manipulation.

Now to that Michael Jackson 'wannabe'.

Rest in peace Prince.  We at HOSEzw recognize your great talent and immense contribution to the entertainment industry.

Speaking of talent, although Zimbabwe has an abundance of writers & actors, there is still a big hole for movies & feature films.  We commend satirical clips by Zambezi News, P O Box & Bus Stop and we feel with more funding, the short clips will evolve into real movies.

For the good of the Republic!

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

#my1000 | my faction | retrospective prophecies

Spiritual spectacles?  Retrospective prophecies?  Pictures from heaven?  People have taken prophecy and spiritual matters to a whole new level.  A victim of the 'spiritual spectacles' prophet reportedly claims that she now sees invisible people (many of them naked) in her visions.
I'm sure there is a psychological explanation to that.  Could be helpful to check her mental record before we rush to conclusions.
Super prophet Makandiwa went on to claim he foretold Solomon Mujuru's death.  He also claims he foresaw Joice Mujuru's ouster from ZANU PF.
I could also say I foresaw Zimbabwe's return to economic slowdown back as way back as 31st July 2013.  I can also claim that I foretold of more company closures due to indigenization way back in 2012.

In other words, we can all claim to be prophets if analysis and speculation is prophecy.  Stock brokers, political analysts are therefore prophets.

As for pictures from heaven ...please let's be serious.

#my1000 or #myThaza
Here we are: a nation that prides itself in 'safeguarding' our natural resources,
Here we are: a nation very vigilant (enough to thwart western machinations),
Here we are: a nation with revolutionary and iconic leadership full of wisdom,
yet $15 billion worth of diamonds disappeared without a trace (or someone new but won't tell.)

Bet you that the new policy in our society is "don't steal n tell".  Probably a lot of our senior civil servants helped themselves to part of those moneys but they will never confess.

But why is there no commission of inquiry?  When Zuma took a few million rands to upgrade his rural home, the Public Protector got busy.  Why aren't the police (or even JOC) ceased with the matter?
What if the money is kept somewhere to be used to fund terrorist activities?  Maybe it's part of what's funding ISIS or Renamo.

Gosh! We have such a careless leadership.

If that $15bn was to be divided amongst us Zimbabweans, each of us would get $1000 (thaza) or more.  In other words each of us lost $1000 to thieves.  So many people are currently sinking in debt.  That $1000 would have solved so many problems for each of us.

"#my1000 would have cleared my school fees arrears"
"#my1000 would have paid up for my mother's hospital fees for a surgical operation"
"#my1000 would have been the capital for my piggery project"

With that thaza, most Zimbabweans lives would have improved significantly. Importantly, more people would have the buying power meaning corporates would be recording brisk business.

I want #my1000!

From thousands to factions.  Our politics is all factions and egos flying around.  I identify with a certain faction.  Let's call it #myfaction.

Here are the clues;
a)  they don't focus on denigrating opponents with "pasi nanhingi",
b)  they don't waste time thinking in retrospect at every instance,
c)  they aren't tainted with past lives of greed, corruption, power grabs, abuse of office, etc
d)  they don't start to see the bad in former associated after they have disassociated,
e)  they don't hide behind lies, conspiracies and backstabbing to effect internal change in organizations,
f)  they don't pretend to be intellectually gifted by presenting sophisticated solutions to problems when everyone can see simpler ways,
g)  they aren't tribal, not racist, not sexist, don't discriminate, not judgmentental, tolerant and inclusive.

#myfaction doesn't exist but it's a possibility.
#myfaction starts with you and me.
#myfaction is a people honest and dedicated taking power and control over their destiny.
#myfaction is a people not obsessed with power & privileges but with delivery and keeping promises made.

I hope we all come out and be the faction we want to see.

For the good of the Republic!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Unpredictable weather | Zuma impeachment | War vets' demands

The nation grapples with a chilly weather that has come unexpectedly.  Wet and cold weather has characterised much of April 2016 in Zimbabwe.

These are sure signs of the unpredictable weather we are bound to experience in the years to come.  Some of the environmental damage is already done and we can't undo it but we can control further damage.

This is a call on all of us to make these 3 bold steps as individuals or communities towards the environment:
1.  Always opt for natural products over synthetics
2.  Always advocate for GREEN. If you aren't planting, make noise when the tree cutter comes.
3.  Avoid consumerism.  It feels good to have so many gadgets and accessories around us (some of them duplicating their functions) but they will soon have to be disposed and they form a heap of non-biodegradables at waste dump sites.

From the practicalities of mitigating climate change to the impractical demands by war veterans.

Several preferential demands were made including 20% of prime land, 30% of mining claims, appointments to boards and operations at state institutions, among others.

If 10,000 (less than 0.8%) of the people want 20%, what about the rest?  Aren't they perpetuating the system of minorities that existed under Ian Smith where some were more equal than others?
If we start segmenting the nation then we are creating a system of classes (and consequently class struggles) that Tongogara fought against.
We will have Youth, Women, The elderly, the disabled, the proffessionals, the unemployed, students, prophets, e.t.c. demanding prefferential treatment.

What the war vets should be demanding is a policies that allow for FDI inflows and a sincere fight against corruption.

Speaking of corruption, Mbeki has been exonerated.  Now South Africa can blame their woes on Zuma.  He is a typical African leader: incompetent, remorselessly corrupt, greedy, cultic surviving on cronyism.

An African nation led by a typical African leader will go through the typical stages of currency devaluation, nonsensical constitutional ammendments, censorship of the opposition and eventually economic collapse.

I fear for the worst for South Africa.  They are people used to easy life.  When things go south, their panic will trigger Southern Africa's deepest immigration crisis.
Who will take them in?

When all is said and done you can listen to 'Stolen Diamonds' soundcloud.com/Ibmatteu/15-billion and comment to twitter.com/hosezw

For the good of the Republic!

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