Dead End For Zim’s Re-engagement Dream After Losing Britain’s Support – Analyst

Zimbabwe’s quest to reengage the wider international community is now hanging by a thread after the Mnangagwa administration lost the support of the British, according to renowned journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.

The United Kingdom is key to the success of Zim’s re-engagement efforts as it is the former colonial power, and both the United of America and the European Union look to Britain for direction on Zimbabwe. Chin’ono quotes former British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing as saying some years back:

Zimbabwe is Britain’s problem and baby, we will listen to them, what they have to say is very important to us, and it forms half of what will end up happening from Western capitals regarding Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa has made a number of strategic errors that proves that he is out of his depth. He does not understand world politics, his appointments to public office are based on nepotism and not competence.

The major problem with Mnangagwa and his team is that they have not been able to separate self from the state. They do not accept constructive criticism. They would rather have sycophants surrounding them for them to feel secure. Chin’ono further opines:

As I have often argued here, we are not yet in a new dispensation and there is NO second republic to talk of yet, folks that peddle those comical references are either sycophants driven by personal self-interest and stomach issues are they are ignorant of what a New Dispensation or the Second Republic actually means.

We have been foolishly punching above our weight on the world stage calling big countries like the US and the UK names and providing one-minute laughs when Mugabe spoke, but that has come to punish us severely and it has created a broken country and society.

Bigger countries with bigger economies and genuine fights with the West know when to talk and how to talk to countries like the US.

You either chose to sable rattle like what we do and go to bed on an empty stomach or engage meaningfully like what China, India, Japan and many other proper world economies do when they have serious issues of contention with the US.

… All this liberation rhetoric is a mere cover-up for a group of people who have failed to govern, all this sanctions talk reflects a group of people who have no capacity to solve problems.

More: NehandaRadio.com


Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge

If anything goes wrong, click here to enter your query.

Hopewell Chin'ono

Hopewell Chin'ono is a Zimbabwean journalist and documentary film maker. He has won numerous awards in journalism and has worked in both print and broadcasting journalism.Hopewell did a fellowship at Harvard as part of winning the CNN African journalist of the year. Read More About Hopewell Chin'ono

Comments

Back to top

6 comments on “Dead End For Zim’s Re-engagement Dream After Losing Britain’s Support – Analyst

  1. spoken like a true slave – chin’ono, however if your memory serves you right the fight between Zim and the Capitalist West especially Britain started way back in the First Chimurenga days, to the second to the third during Mugabe days. right now we are still fighting that very same battle. Nothing that our current president or us as Zimbos can and will do to please Britain.
    the Brits and their Allies are not Super Humans , we are indeed living in the days of the Capitalists reigns however do not think that they too cannot fall. sucking their toes wont help, think about your Kids and your grand childrens future . “inga wani Great Zim once ruled the world, zvinhu zvagara zvinongochinja” nothing is cast in stone.
    deprivation of British luxuries will make you as an African to get up and create your own. look at the Russians my friend , despite their terrible losses vs the Nazi empire they have risen to dominate the world, talk of ICBM technology , space technology etc russians & Chinese rule Now.
    so think my friend – either we lick British Ass or we stand up as a People and forward the African Renaissance irrespective.
    “inga mvura inonaya wani , zuva richingobuda” even in Africa. why stoop so low and admit failure yet all we do is just complain sitting and folding hands. even as Africans we dont encourage this.

  2. i really dont think the British are of any concern to Zim Now. we chased those crazy bold heads out of town already. when the British Empire started to collapse they changed strategy and started Global control of Currencies via proxy states like the USA. However the US dollar because its not backed by Gold or Silver (real assets), has also outlived its Time – thanks to their own FBI & treasuries who are doing Gono style Economics to keep their currency afloat. the middle eastern crisis is caused by American interests in oil , and we can only see all this crumbling anytime soon.
    Basically all im saying is that we have no reason to align our National interests with England or the USA ,Germany or France – their days are indeed numbered.
    i agree with Chibababa above – lets focus in Africa , on Zimbabwe – so that we figure out a way out of our own challenges .

  3. ummm food does not come from Britain –
    “You either chose to sable rattle like what we do and go to bed on an empty stomach or engage meaningfully like what China, India, Japan and many other proper world economies do when they have serious issues of contention with the US”

    i dont think China , India , Japan and many other nations are as idle as most City loving Zimbabweans are today. problems are solved by action , i think most of those who sleep on empty stomachs are just those who think food comes from handouts or supermarkets maybe.

  4. What African renaissance… South Africans are burning zimbos inSA… Corruption corruption corruption… What happened to ask our diamond money…. Why do these politicians…keep British and American account ….why are their kids in these countries…

  5. HaHa, what idiots. Yup Zimbabwe is done, You clowns are already begging for feed scraps from the west. In the Last 38 years all you did was destroy a very prosperous country and now it is everyone else fault. African Renaissance wow that is too funny. Good Luck with that.

  6. Haa they killed the countrythese idiots why they gave a blame to the Western countries
    .how can they be helped if they don’t admits their failures. Listen to great teachers dubious

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.