Tuesday, 5 July 2016

PROPHETIC INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF ZIMBABWE'S LEADERSHIP



PROPHETIC INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF ZIMBABWE'S LEADERSHIP


"You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." [Mark 10:42-45]

What is happening in Zimbabwe? Why is there political unrest? Is there hope for our children? Zimbabwe is a country that after 1980 independence had so much potential in Africa. Nationalist policies were implemented in a quest for provision of social services that many blacks were deprived of during the colonial era including education and health for all. With so much government expenditure in education and health by the end of the 1980s, things were no longer sustainable and on approaching the IMF for assistance, Economic Structural Adjustment Program (ESAP) was the recommendation.

ESAP doing more harm than good followed by land reform that created a bad image of the country on the international scene followed by economic sanctions on the nation and the global economic crisis saw the nation deteriorate on many facets. Many factors internal and external also came into play from governance, policies and implementation issues all building towards the present day status. The social contract that had been established by the sacrificial exploits of the Chimurenga and post-independence nationalist policies that gave people access to what they were deprived of during the political era came to a place of testing. By Social contract I mean the legitimacy that the government had in the minds of the people as they saw the leaders as worthy of leading them.

In the Second decade of the new millennium things have changed and there is so much political instability even in the ruling party that has been leading the nation for over three decades. Just in the 1st half of this year 2016 alone we have witnessed a massive resistance to most new policies and initiatives that the government has tried to implement including the introduction of Bond Notes, The National Pledge and Import Ban. We are seeing the rising of many Activist movements and demonstrations.

People seem to have lost confidence in the government as the media and social network platforms portray allegations of the government having broken the social contract. Any policy, no matter how good, seems to be receiving massive resistance and public rejection. Opposition forces and Activist groupings are criticizing every initiative and disregarding whatever comes from the government and is becoming evident that the public is becoming opposition by default.

What does the government has to do to regain trust amoung citizens? The only way that the government has to regain trust is by a clear demonstration of passion. This has to be done by sacrifice,…..sacrificing what they have for restoring the nation. With many claims and allegation of mismanagement of resources (the story of the missing 15billion as one of the stories of public outcry) and corruption which I will define as the use of public resources, goods and services for private gain, the leaders have to demonstrate great deals of sacrifice. Sacrificing comfort, sacrificing benefits, cutting down on some luxuries and expenses and even going to the extent of using some of the private owned resources for the rebuilding of the nation. This would be a clear demonstration of leaders re-embracing the Chimurenga spirit.

This seems to be however the opposite of what has been prevailing. With selfishness that is alleged to have been demonstrated, there are not many leaders who can sacrifice and that will be their downfall. Change is inevitable and the sad truth is that most of the times there will be sacrifice in change which has begun to be demonstrated in the many rising activist groups. Many are now showing attitudes of sacrifice to rise and rebel against one of the most feared government in Africa. Peace loving Zimbabweans who were known to be educated and civilized enough to avoid violence and protests are now seen all over with the stories of protests against the national pledge, Beitbridge riots and the HICC demonstrations against the Vice President that were seen on the social media as few of the isolated cases.

He who is willing to demonstrate leadership for what it is .....PASSION....that manifests in ..,.SACRIFICE....will win the war and create a new social contract. This is why we see a government that is accused of lacking PASSION to demonstrate, pointing people backwards to a point in their history where PASSION was demonstrated back in the days in the Chimurenga, whenever they want to reaffirm commitment to the social contract. Whoever is willing to demonstrate PASSION through SACRIFICE, will make a new social contract. It is in an open field and everyone has an equal opportunity. It is my call for a demonstration of Kingdom of God based leadership that I am called to stand for without any political affiliation if ever there is going to be a successful Zimbabwe.

I will present Kingdom based examples of what is needed by whoever will stir the ship of the masses in their favour. This is what they have to know for a better future of African politics if Zimbabwe and Africa are going to produce ideal governments that will fulfill their mandate. The mandate of government is creating the optimum environment that will allow citizens opportunities for maximum fruitfulness, productivity and maximization of potential.

The Kingdom Constitution shows the King of Kings teaching leadership and governance wisdom. Jesus got the social contract through his sacrifice on the cross and it is his ministers who embrace this attitude who will make an impact that lasts long....fruit that remains.  Scripture clearly presents it saying:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [Philippians 2: 5-9]

No wonder why Jesus himself teaching leadership that will always make kingdom impact and always having followers said;

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. [Luke 9: 23-24]

Leadership is demonstrated by the Chimurenga spirit of self-sacrifice that thinks generationally of legacy and creating an inheritance for the children and children’s children. This is an assessment of a Kingdom Citizen who is not taking sides, without political interests but with a heart for a better Africa, called to advance the Kingdom of God culture and values to the 7 mountains that influence the lives of people which are; Politics, Arts, Media, Business, Education, Religion and Family.

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