Government's indifference teaching masses to rebel
We thank the heavens that the Prime Minister finally intervened in the Manzini Satellite saga, but I am still
seething with anger because I feel its a little too late.ã€€
To me, this impasse should not have reached critical stage when one takes into account what happened last year, and I am afraid government’s late interventions will cause us to wake up one day and find Swaziland up in flames, for the only thing this government is best at is brandishing court orders and setting armed forces on justifiably disgruntled civilians.
If there is one mistake made by this government that poses a threat to our peace and stability, it is the misdiagnosis of the social unrest we have experienced for the past five years or so.ã€€
When you look at the political situation of other countries that turned for the worse, one would hope that our government acts responsibly and prevent Swaziland from going that way at all cost, but our government seems oblivious to impending dangers.
Governments that are constantly vigilant to volatile situations caused by a people who finally snapped in other countries take a leaf from such history, for those pages naturally contain warning signs that confirm that if you continue in this path and continue to handle critical moments this way, there is danger lurking ahead.
When you allow the transport situation in Manzini to deteriorate so badly and allow this emergency to drag on through courts when you know the right thing to do, then you are unwise and oblivious to the dangers thereof.
I slowly see the passing through of a restrained and respectful generation and the emergence of a slothful vindictive angry generation and our government is to blame for it all; how sad. Once this generation is forceably taught to be renegades by circumstances proliferated by a government that is too comfortable and laid back, and when the rebellious mind is fully conceived and takes flight, it will be too late.ã€€
Although our plummet to disaster is not envisaged by some it will be very imminent once fully conceived. This transport mayhem is saying to the affected masses; this government does not care!ã€€ To all affected this is saying that Swazis are fools that are taken advantage of and the only plausible factor is that Swazis must change and become lawless anarchists in order to be taken seriously.
ã€€ Is that what this government desires and does that possibility augur well for our peace and stability? That is why I assert that while we welcome our Premier’s intervention, it a little too late because all this has confirmed and taught Swazis that they have to change gear.ã€€ All this government has taught the masses is extremism and rebellious attitude.ã€€ This government is caught napping and unaware that it takes a second these days for negative agendas to spread like wild fire and that means one sms!
I could not bear to see the situation in Manzini and never have I heard old women vehemently readying themselves to die at the hands of police if need be. People are readying themselves to fight now and they are now convinced that one of these days all of us will have to fight or run for our lives!ã€€ All you hear from people is the lament about how sad to see that this government has set the nation against their King whom they love.
Who can blame them for thinking that somebody at higher circles is tired of our good paraded image that Swaziland is still by far a paradise compared to other countries in Africa? Yes, I concur that somebody is playing with fire on purpose.ã€€
This reminds me of the popular tale legend of ‘Tidvumo and Tsatsatitfo’ which illustrates the possibility that at any given case somebody very close to you may be jealous of your gifts when you may play the fool thinking that your real enemy is much further afield.ã€€
Because Tidvumo had failed to seduce Tsatsatitfo’s wife he then hatched a plan to kill her by suggesting to her husband that all women are evil and in order for every men to be free and look for another, the present wives must be killed; and he was going to be the first one to kill his wife and instructed his friend to follow suite at the hearing of the noise coming from his home. But Lo and behold, Tidvumo pretended he was beating his wife when in fact he was messing with a dry cow hide.
Even though we don’t have tangible evidence, but from where we stand, there are evil people posing as friends who lurk in the midst of influential circles and all they do is master their trade in ‘bad counsel’. They are hell bent in seeing to it that our government does the opposite of what is expected of a government functioning in the 21st century arena.ã€€ Somebody’s mission is to see to it that the people eventually rebel and for that to happen this government must appear unmoved and adamant; and everything that has reasoning, engaging, pro-active etc written all over it must be quashed at all cost and be undermined as a sign of weakness!ã€€
If it were not so somebody would realise the danger posed by transport operators who eventually forfeit their buses and kombis because they cannot service their loans.
It is not so inconspicuous that this government is self absorbed becoming an enemy to itself by glaring boycotts at Parliament, to astonishing financial turmoil inside the august House when the rest of Swaziland lies in abject poverty.
Who can blame observers for saying that our rules of playing this important game (the service to the nations) is suspiciously unorthodox and that some top influential drivers want change, but they want the masses to be at the forefront and eventually rebel?
In so many regards this government is taking advantage of this respectful and peace loving nation. Our love for our King and culture is getting misused by the day and one of these days the social downturn will cause even the not so political and vocally inclined to snap—and that will be it!
When the people finally snap—and I hope they don’t—the impact caused thereof will far out weigh that which has ever been caused by the sporadic political labour pains that have so gained our government’s undivided attention.
I dare say that Swaziland is still intact because of the synergy between the King and his nation.ã€€ We surely stand indebted to our King otherwise Swaziland would be no more by now.ã€€
I know you detect the angry tone in my writing today and forgive me for that, but my singular prayer is that I shout at the top of my voice like a responsible man who has fallen into a ditch, but one loving and wise enough to warn those coming behind him lest they follow his path rather than one who says ‘its cool down here’ like Chakijane kamNjoyoyo!
If we continue going this path, no prophecy will be able to save us—when the people finally snap, no amount of our love of culture and King will redeem us. I rest my case.
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