Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The rule of no law

Tabloid website has an interesting story here.

The article recounts the details of the incarceration of dozens of police officers for "violating the police act" viz a vis complaining about the economic crisis the country is in.

For years now, civilians have been wondering just how Zimbabwe's police and military employees could keep up with the government's ironhandedness during their work day and then cope with the economic meltdown at home after hours. Lo and behold, they too are being coerced into the cruelty they pass on to us. What a relief!


If the people who bear arms and are responsible for enforcing the laws of the land can't lift a tongue narry a finger against this repressive regime, just how are the the unarmed, untrained civilians expected to object to the regime. This story is indicative of the depths of the tyrannical abyss that Zimbabwe has become. Outside of one man, there no other law.

Meanwhile, just-ice minister Patrick Chinamasa, exhilarated by the passage of the 17 amendment bill, came out swinging and threatened to impose exit visas on all citizens leaving the country. Sad, but true.

These are the times we live in.

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