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Published: July 14, 2013
Zimbabwe: Baba Jukwa Latest Index Troubles ZANU PF
A Troublemaker Emerges In Zimbabwe Elections, Zimbabwe’s Julian Assange Dishes Dirty: these were some of the top stories on Sunday morning.
A latest popularity index tip based on the “Helmut Norpoth Cycle of Presidential Popularity” has sprung ZANU PF into panic amid a rising belief that Facebook personality Baba Jukwa has become more popular and community gripping than the country’s old national television and radio broadcaster, ZBC.
“If Baba Jukwa truly represents Morgan Tsvangirai, and Amai Jukwa Robert Mugabe and these digits were quickly converted into live ballot votes, then Robert Mugabe’s political career has come to a sudden end,” commented political analyst Perry Mukwatira.
The report debated by Indigenisation Minister Savior Kasukuwere, propaganda mouth-ripper Jonathan Moyo and other senior cadres suggests that ZANU PF is now no more. In the report, the pro-Tsvangirai Baba Jukwa was ranked more than 86% in popularity above the pro-Mugabe Amai Jukwa Facebook page. It has resulted in Saviour Kasukuwere admitting in public that he actually intently follows Baba Jukwa’s posts daily.
Said Kasukuwere: “I do read (Baba Jukwa), I am a politician and a smart one too. I find myself in this limelight because of the portfolio I am in charge of. It naturally would attract much more than what I am going through. It is about the liberation of our people. It’s about the economic independence of our country.”
Both Likes and Site-wide talk influence were measured and Baba Jukwa was found to be daily and exponentially towering over Amai Jukwa.
The index has since resulted in top ZANU PF functionaries monitoring progress and encouraging the youth in ZANU PF to “like” Amai Jukwa.
Meanwhile, Baba Jukwa’s Facebook page’s likes continued to rise every second with both the Central Intelligence Organisation(CIO) and top ZANU PF officials following closely.
21 days to go. Its election count down. Is it too early to celebrate? Celebrate for a new dispensation of a democratic Zimbabwe. Just wondering….
It’s written all over, everybody is eagerly watching as the curtains are coming down on the inclusive government formed in 2009, as the moment of truth draws nigh at hand. Even the atmosphere, the birds, the trees and indeed stones everywhere, seem to be saying, in their hundreds of voices, “Enough is enough, the time for change has come, yes- together we can complete the change.”
This month, history will be made. Very soon you will decide your future. The next election is a simple choice. It is a choice between hope and destruction.
The much awaited Zimbabwe’s watershed elections to be held on the 31st of July will officially mark the end of hunger, joblessness, lack of education, breakdown of rule of law and atrocities as people will vote for change.
No unhallowed hand can stop the work of democracy from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but MDC noble plan of economic recovery will go forth boldly, nobly, and independently, till it has penetrated every dusty street of Zimbabwe, visited every clime, swept every ward, and sounded in every ear, till the vision of hope, prosperity and freedom shall be brought to pass, and even the hard hearted and stiff-necked shall say- “Lo and behold-change has come “.
Let us, then, press on confidently in the fight for what is right as we look forward to the glorious years of peace, food, jobs and justice ahead.
This year’s election will be an election to end a crisis. Zimbabweans have declared to vote for change, for jobs and for prosperity. No amount of violence, intimidation and frustrations will stand between the people and their vision.
This is a great time to live, my fellow Zimbabweans, and it is up to us to end tyranny on the people of Zimbabwe that has been the hallmark of previous generations. This is not a time for the spiritually faint of heart. We cannot afford to be passive during these elections; indeed the pen is mightier than the gun.
It’s not hard to decide whom to vote for. There is a distinctive narrative between the performance of Zanu PF in governance and MDC performance in governance. We should not repeat a culture of corruption created by Zanu Pf.
Zanu pf performance before and in inclusive government was proof beyond reasonable doubt of an exhausted party and simply dysfunctional. That anyone can think that Zimbabweans can throw their future in this bungling lot for the next five years somewhat eludes my wisdom.
We have to change the political culture set by Zanu PF over the past three decades of one man one rule, of an imperial President.
MDC national economic blue print currently held under the theme JUICE: Jobs, Upliftment, Investment Capital and the Environment outlines a framework for full economic recovery, with a return to sustainable and inclusive growth policies aimed at uplifting every Zimbabwean. JUICE is the pathway to macroeconomic stabilization, institutional and structural reforms that will restore hope and pride in our economy and spur long term economic growth.
Consistent with its vision to create a better future for our citizens, the MDC approach is a comprehensive economic strategy aimed at job creation, upliftment, capital investment and sound environmental management.
Through a cluster based development model, its policy approach will facilitate the development of economic growth nodes in peri-urban zones to create a more balanced economy, all of which is aimed at reducing high levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
Come July 31, I will vote for change and so is everyone with genuine intentions for Zimbabwe and its people.
Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC represent the hopes of millions of Zimbabweans, both at home and abroad, for a NEW ZIMBABWE anchored on equality and upliftment. Since joining the coalition government in 2009, Morgan Tsvangirai has shown his capacity to deliver. Today Zimbabweans have access better heath care and education, which had collapsed before he stepped in. But Morgan Tsvangirai can do much more if you give him the job to run the country. 2013 is the year. Let’s complete the change. Yes, together we can complete the change.