The famous quote by William Shakespeare in the novel Macbeth meant that the life for humans is short but when given the platform to speak many are passionate, sounding good, full of excitement but once the words are uttered there isn't much to it and then they disappear not to be heard again.
Likewise CODE yesterday a coalition of minority political opposition parties were making noise for nothing especially on social media were they disrupted traffic of messages. In town they distributed about 50 T-shirts to touts who were making noise in the central business district for about an hour thus"a poor player who frets his hour upon the stage and heard no more."
Coalition of Democrats (CODE) is an alliance by nonentities, minority parties who think politics is a social game like 'mabhuza" that they can appear and disappear whenever they feel like. The parties in the CODE include, Simba Makoni's Mavambo Kusile Dawn (MKD), the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) led by Elton Mangoma, the MDC-led by Welshman Ncube, Farai Mbira's Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE) and the Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment (DARE).All these parties do not have structures be at cell, village district and provincial levels but have their, "briefcase party presidents".
The mirage and hallucinations by Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change –T (MDC-T) to have a coalition with Joyce Mujuru President of Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has forced the briefcase parties mushrooming under the banner of (CODE) to convene an emergence meeting. Morgan Tsvangirai set the rules for a coalition that all those who were interested in joining him should have participated in 2008 election. Many were left in the cold that they had to rush under the banner of CODE to set guidelines for recognition if ever the coalition is going to see the light of day.
First of all the "presidents "of these briefcase political parties are individuals who were discarded by the political parties due to their greedy and ambition. Now the question that comes into minds is that if they fail to agree with their former political counterparts, how they could unite as one entity with one goal when it is known that they left their former political parties because of presidential ambitions.
It is a fact that CODE is desperately seeking political relevance and what better way than making a few noises, pen their signatures to a useless paper and it's never heard of again. Such has been the trend.
Politicians should stop lying to the electorate and begin telling the truth. Briefcase politicians under the banner of CODE should not think that they can fool anyone. They should rather be busy recruiting people to join their unknown parties. For example a look at Lovemore Madhuku's NCA has been telling in the recent by-elections in Mashonaland Central, Chimaminani and Bikita West where they gunned between 60 and 90 votes. It becomes difficult to then imagine that with such weak showing can possibly be multiplied into huge numbers by simply joining forces with other equally weak entities. Six (6) weak parties do not combine their weakness to come up with some kind of strength. When one multiply weakness they should logically get more weakness
Yes, Zimbabwe is a democratic country that allows people the right to religion and politics, a fact that some people under the guise of CODE are taking the electorate for a ride as they are claiming that they want to represent the ordinary people when they are all aiming to be the leaders.
These political parties only mushroom when its election time as they would want to find relevance and fatten their pockets. Even if they coalesce, it will remain wishful thinking on their part as ZANU PF is no weak opponent.
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