I am appalled, if not flabbergasted by the lack of foresight we Zimbabweans are exhibiting at the moment. We hate the current president to the extent that we lose sight of our future. We hate President Mugabe to the extent that we support his enemies who have been in the same system with him for the past 37 years dismantling our beloved nation.
Remember, the problem is not an individual but a system/institution. Assuming the coup de tat that is imminent succeeds and takes out the President, don't we run a risk of recycling the same crop of leaders who failed the nation for the past 37 years? Because we want Mugabe out, we lose site of tomorrow.
Zimbabwe is about to plunge into a huge constitutional crisis, which will decimate the country more than the sanctions that hit Rhodesia in 1972 and Zimbabwe between 2000 and 2013.
If the coup succeeds, here is what the Constitutional crisis entails:
1. The constitution will be suspended
The only way President Mugabe loses his mandate to govern is when the constitution ceases to exist. It's not only president Mugabe who loses, it's all potential great Zimbabwean leaders who might want to lead the nation constitutionally.
This will be a sentinel to the things below.
2. The democracy project will go down the drain
The democracy project which began in 1966 in Chinhoyi with second Chimurenga/Umvekela, which resulted in one man one vote on 18 April 1980 will be kissed away. After independence, president Mugabe betrayed the one man one vote and the democracy project with his system, however Morgan Tsvangirai reignited it 1999. The democracy project is still on, but faces an imminent threat of a coup de tat.
3. Rise of another dictator?
Whoever becomes the President after the coup, may stay in power until he or she decides it's time to bring back the constitution, and will ask for two terms to govern, which they will win by hook or crook.
We are losing site of the journey, because we hate the incumbent president to the extent of settling for alliances, treaties and arrangements which will lead to the demise of our country.
4. No Domestic and Foreign Investments
The much needed investment capital to resuscitate industries and the economy will not come. No investor likes uncertainty, worse off instability. If an investor loses their money unfairly, where will they go if courts have no mandate to deliberate on the matter and deliver justice? No money will find it's way to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is a constitutional democracy and whoever wants to govern should do so according the constitution.
Long Live Zimbabwe!