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Jumping from frying pan to fire :Opinion

by BustopTV

Its two years now after the military coup that toppled long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. The majority of Zimbabweans have many questions and have become despondent and disillusioned.

The fall of long-time ruler the late Mugabe gave hope to millions of Zimbabweans – the young, the old, the rich, the poor, blacks, whites and mixed-race.

While many had hope in the new dispensation as it is fondly referred to by those who are in the system, the little hope seems to be fading as dejection, and public denial seems to be the order of the day.
Many people had hope that the removal of Robert Mugabe will signal a new era, however, indications are that the new boys in town are indeed a copy cat of the old boys.

There has been so much impunity, state-sponsored violence meted on unarmed civilians, soldiers opening fire on defenceless citizens. The social cohesion has gone to the dogs as the country remains divided and dejected.
MDC spokesperson Daniel Molekele had this to say:
“People would rather go back to 2017 not because Mugabe was better but because people are much poorer. There is more corruption with cartels running key sections of the economy”

According to Professor Tony Hawkins of the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Economics, things have basically got worse since the coup as people have become poorer and thousands have lost their jobs.
For Alex Magaisa, a lecturer at the University of Kent in England, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s promise of a new dawn had become nothing more than a mirage.

Meanwhile, Harare-based political analyst Alexander Rusero told AFP that it’s all about the political elite in (the ruling) ZANU-PF (party) and the preservation of their wealth.

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