SHUT UP, GUTU SLAMS DIASPORANS | Obert Gutu, the MDC spokesman has attacked diasporans saying they had no right to constantly bash his party when they fled the Mugabe regime.
“This is a candid and very frank message to my fellow Zimbabweans who live in the Diaspora. Some of you have this rather unhelpful habit of always bashing the opposition in Zimbabwe for failing to resolutely confront the Zanu-PF regime by engaging in peaceful mass protests and demonstrations.
Yet, these very people were the first to flee from home when the political and economic situation began to deteriorate rapidly at the turn of the century.
These are the very same people who are very vociferous and rabid in their criticism of the democratic opposition to the Zanu-PF dictatorship.
“Again, these are the same people who do not want to make any form of contribution, directly or indirectly, in assisting the democratic opposition. These compatriots are invariably selfish and self-centred. They want to remain in the comfort zone with their families in far away places whilst they continue to angrily criticise the opposition for not doing enough to topple the Zanu-PF regime. Come on guys, give us a break!”
“The least we deserve is constructive criticism and not this emotionally charged vapid and vacuous demonisation that we are not doing enough to confront the Zanu-PF dictatorship.
If you have nothing constructive to offer to the democratic struggle, just shut up! Your Facebook and Twitter political activism without getting your hands dirty so to speak is hardly helpful. We need selfless sacrifice and determination in order to collapse the deeply entrenched Zanu-PF dictatorship.
You cannot just fold your arms and vociferously urge fellow Zimbabweans back home to do the dirty work on your behalf so that you can triumphantly return home when the country has been liberated by other people’s blood, sweat and tears,” he said.