Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
RETIRED Colonel Tshinga Dube has exonerated President Mnangagwa for the challenges faced by Zimbabweans calling for unity, honesty and collective effort.
The former ZIPRA cadre defended the President at the launch of his book titled “Quiet Flows The Zambezi Flows” held in the capital on Wednesday.
In his address at the book launch which attracted literary arts gurus, artists and top Government officials, Tshinga said there was need to stop the blame game and be transparent.
“…logically, the President works with the structures in the Cabinet, the works with the Cabinet, he has the Parliament, he has the Politburo, he has the Central committee, he has 25 advisors.
“The problem beseeching us are caused by all of us,” he said.
He also mentioned that hunger for power was another problem which has stalled progress and development in the country.
“The second thing is some leaders are power hungry, that’s not right….we have problems in our country which are centered on power.
“We in ZANU PF what to defend our power, MDC wants to grab that power like yesterday, Mai Khupe of the MDC-T wants to become president.
“Now the new dimension is Kasukuwere now calls himself Tyson Wabantu, he also want to be the president,” he said.
Tshinga said he deliberately omitted ZANU PF in his book to ensure that he won’t distort facts.
“In avoided it but all the same it does not mean that I undermined their great contribution. We fought together and conquered together,” he said.
Speakers at the launch hailed Tshinga for his book which he said was well packaged.
The book “Quiet Flows The Zambezi Flows” was applauded by guests for being clearly written, its honesty narrative, fearless narrative and above all for being forward looking.
Academics urged living legends to emulate Colonel Tshinga to be objective and share their experiences while they are still alive.
It was noted that sharing experiences would help to avoid distortions.
There are however genuine fears that Zimbabwean history risks being distorted if it is noted told objectively.
Since time immemorial, local history has been told by foreigners which risk distortions and bias.