By Draxon Maloya
Mutharikas Equalled Mugabe
The news about the demise of the former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Gadriel Mugabe might have sent a shock wave to many people across the global village.
It has been a while since media houses spoke about him since he was bed ridden in one of the medical facilities in Singapore.
Media outlets have announced deaths of Mugabe more that any citizen in the global village in the past decade. So news about the passing on of a man described by many as one of the strongest leaders from this part of the continent could not be taken seriously, as many says that is business as usual, the Media have killed him so many times until the BBC confirmed about it on Friday morning.
Condolence messages have been trickling in from various leaders from all over the world including the United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, but all have spoken in praising of the fallen leader.
It is not long ago when people thought enough is enough about Mugabe having plunged one of the admirable African economies into anarchy.
Some people have openly condemned the recklessness he demonstrated when he snatched farm yards from white settlers and distributed it to the war veterans who had no even a single hoe to cultivate the pieces of land distributed to them.
And that is one of the vivid examples the former Zimbabwe leader shall be remembered for.
The economy of Zimbabweis is in rags and locals can no longer afford descent life to a point that the current leadership led by Emerson Mnangagwa is still failing to resasitate the dead economy.
Thus a situation which is currently being experienced in Malawi where also the political environment has become hostile, tense and unfavorable for economic activities to register positive results.
In defence of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah for what many observers have describe as mismanagement of the 21st May election results, Malawiians have witnessed a lot of strange things.
Chaotic demonstrations that have led to the destruction of property and businesses worthy billions of kwachas have been witnessed but still more president Peter Mutharika who has the appointing and firing powers still remains silent to the continuous calls for him to fire Ansah.
Several financial institutions including the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) have on several occasions announced having lost revenue due to the hostile environment rocking the country.
Mutharika seem not to care about the consequences of continued rotten economic environment threatening businesses in the country.
Just like Mugabe who orchestrate the fall of economic activities in Zimbabwe’s major trading cities of Harare and Bulawayo the Mutharika’s also have done almost the same by allowing the political landscape of the country to remain hostile.
The late Bingu Wa Mutharika died when the country’s fuel reserve facilities had nothing to keep the country’s economic activities running.
It might not be out of order to describe Robert Mugabe, Bingu wa Mutharika, Peter Mutharika, Idi Amini, Lawrent Bagbo and Mobutu Seseseko as some of the worst African leaders who cared very little about the ordinary citizens.
One of the world’s greatest mathematicians Calculus said and I quote, “base angles of an isoceless triangle are always equal”
And surely one can hardly differentiate the characters of the trio comprising of Mugabe, Bingu and Peter Mutharika.