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    The Kasukuwere tragic hero

    The Kasukuwere tragic hero...continued
    What is more,the political 'pugilist's usual victims in the 'purges 'were/are members of the Old Guard and they are now fighting back. Dindingwerinonakarichakwevamamwe-----3*(tit for tat is a fair game)
    A victim of circumstance:
    It could also be argued that this man is a victim of factional infightings which are raging on between G40 and Lacoste as these camps are fighting for supremacy in the party.
    Is he not the power base of G40? And the surest guarantee of scattering the flock is to strike the shepherd , 'the source of trouble'! It is also a war between the Young Turks ,who are revolutionary  and forward looking but are ,alas ,Jonny- arrive -laties in politics ,and the Old Guard.
     As we should be aware by now, Kasukuwere has been caught in the cross fire of these wars. No one can deny the fact that he is a man of tremendous drive ,energy, vision ,electrifying rhetoric(endowed with a booming but well modulated ,appealing and tantalising voice), commanding presence ,charisma  and various abilities.
    One does not need to be a Tyson apologist in order to acknowledge this fact; whether you are accusing or excusing him that fact still remains! These traits have worked against him as the old guard is left greening with envy.
     Is it not allegedly for the same reason that Border Gezi died? Before the ascendency   of Joice Mujuru to power, the rise in ZANU PF was according to seniority and people could easily predict, with a high measure of certainty, who would really be elevated in the party. That paradigm shift seems to be in favour of this controversial guy who just emerged from nowhere in his rise to stardom and hence the hatred directed against him by the old guard is therefore understandable.
    Yes one can be hated by the majority for his misconduct  but other people are hated simply because they are too good to be real, too  good to be matched, and people are just jealous and it is for this reason that people like Socrates (470-399B.C)and Jesus Christ were forced to die  or killed.
     Maybe it is true that names influence our lives :First, people have changed his name to Kashukuviri ,a small spared -head snake that has two heads ,the fatal and friendly one .Similarly, this  'gentleman' has two sides ,the dark and positive sides.
    Secondly ,4.*apart from equal charisma ,the Boxer ,Tyson ,used to knock down his opponents within seconds and our tragic political hero, also praise-named Tyson , is also doing  precisely that . Thirdly ,Tyson ,just like his namesake, the boxer ,might have been framed  and this is a part of the ZANU PF politics. Remember it is for the same allegations that Mujuru and a good number of former party heavyweights were thrown out of the party .Maybe it is true that history has a way of repeating itself.
    But could the P.C be so naïve that he would repeat the mistakes of the deposed members? .Maybe yes (naïve),maybe not, but people are simply confronted with different circumstances and therefore caught off guard .Perhaps in trying to outshine his masters  ,through his radicalism ,this youngster could still be regarded  a victim of the web of his own making.
    In line with this logic I need to quote a line from one of the laws of power:
    'Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once. Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day to day level people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt .If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to build a powerbase ,make a show of respecting the old way of doing things. If change is necessary, make it feel like a gentle improvement on the past'.
      One or two issues are worth mentioning here. The first one is the above observation that a selective application of the law brings about injustice .What is justice and whose justice? Without trying to delve into jurisprudence, this concept deals with fairness.
     In this regard we have   material and formal fairness. While the former deals with the content of the law, per se, irrespective of its enforcement  (substantive fairness), the latter relates to the application or procedural fairness.5* ( Administrative aspects). The view that has gained currency in democratic societies is that if the content of the law, in itself, is bad justice will never be attained even if a bad law is applied equally to all people in similar circumstances. Accordingly, that rule or policy of expelling defaulting members has terrible loopholes, no matter how religiously it has been applied. Opinion//
    To be continued....

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