Some Zimbabweans say there is no more room for another political party; I say there is enough room to accommodate any number of political parties. People argue that having many political parties has a vote splitting effect that presents victory to ZANU PF. Zimbabweans feel the MDC-T stands a better chance of defeating ZANU PF in an election hence deserves a clear run.
It is a time to review whether the two-party system is the way into the Zimbabwean political future. It is impossible to believe that ZANU PF and the MDC-T meet the needs of all citizens today. Does the current two-party system enhance political accountability? Who represents the interests of minorities within a minority?
Political change in Zimbabwe will only occur when minds are freed from the debilitating ZANU PF philosophies that have divided people for the past 30 years. The perfected art of creating enemies of convenience (in the minds of people) has kept people apart and maintained ZANU PF’s rule.
In a previous article (click link to visit article), it was pointed out that black people seem to be getting a raw deal from the mental health services. Black people are more likely than white people to be admitted and detained within the mental health services. Significantly, the agencies pointing at the perceived injustices have not offered any explanations for the indifferent treatment of black people within the mental health services.
Among other inquiries and reports, the 1985 Mental Health Act Commission’s First Biennial Report 1983-85 and the 2006 ‘Count Me In’ report (Health Commission, 2007 cited by Patel and Heginbotham, 2007) have concluded that the Mental Health services were riddled with institutional racism.
The legacy of colonialism has been the manifestation of a cultural inferiority complex in which modern African states look to the West for solutions to Africa’s problems. While it is true that some local problems are a result of both historical and current external events, the majority of Africa’s current problems have their source in Africa’s front door.