Whom the gods would destroy

Vukani Madoda
Sharp Shooter
The drama unfolding before us in the MDCS and the gradual diminishment and extinction of its support base through the Constitutional Court process pitting Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa is more pitiable than laughable.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, like the true leader he is, has promised free and fair elections; but rather than putting up a good fight, the two spoilt brats would rather give us a sideshow that will bruise them badly before the threshold elections.

With Deputy Chief Justice Gwaunza ruling last week that Khupe’s application for MDC presidential powers is urgent and will be argued before a full bench on May 30, 2018, there can be no second guessing that surely those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

There will only be one winner in the court case: Zanu-PF.

But I can bet you my bottom dollar, no one in Zanu-PF wants to win the elections because the MDCs will have swallowed themselves.

Zanu-PF is not used to getting victories on a silver platter. It enjoys the battle because that makes the victory sweeter.

And the MDCs’ supporters are not permitted to oppose the ongoing destruction of what is left of their party.

They are expected to blindly support that destruction at the hands of Chamisa’s reckless fanaticism.

The classic warning that madness precedes and causes destruction has never been as true as it has been with the MDCs today.

You can ask the Zimbabwe Nurses Association what the madness of refusing to wait 48 hours to receive their money did to them as they continued to madly engage in immoral collective job action.

They will tell you how madness destroyed them.

It is often the essence of madness that those afflicted by it cannot see it.

The divine, ruling or dominant powers that have made them mad, that have turned them against their own vital interests, against themselves, to bring about their own destruction can prevent them from being aware of their madness and the doom it portends.

As the spectacle unfolds, the MDCs are campaigning for Zanu-PF by showing the electorate why it would be folly to vote for the higgledy-piggledy opposition political parties.

Under the circumstances, Zanu-PF should prepare itself to form another Government from 2018 to 2023 and the few remaining opposition supporters must resign themselves to another enervating defeat and continued stay in the political wilderness.

Yes, Chamisa may put up a brave face and try and exude a semblance of stability.

He may speak confidently and eloquently even as he mouths hot air.

But he cannot escape the political insanity unfolding around him as a result of his own actions and thoughtlessness.

Yes, the gods have caused madness in the opposition camp because they soon want to destroy them.

Dubula’zitha!

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