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Mobhare Matinyi: Nyerere was truly a Revered Statesman

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere


    On October 14, 12 years ago, the Tanzanian nation lost its founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, at Saint Thomas Hospital in London.

    The then Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, announced on national television: "Today, I have the sad duty to announce that Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere has died". Mkapa continued in a sombre voice: "The man known to all as "Mwalimu" had finally succumbed to leukemia at the age of 77".

    Mkapa urged Tanzanians: "Nyerere bequeathed this nation with peace and stability and I want to appeal to all to unite and co-operate to accord Mwalimu the respect that he deserves." Sadly, nothing of this sort is happening today under the current gathering of opportunists.


    Mwalimu, a charismatic leader, academic, with a sense of humour, left a unique mark in our history as a nation that needs to be recounted often for the younger generation to understand what it meant to be a Tanzanian under Nyerere's incorruptible leadership in those years.
    It is sad that today some young Tanzanians are talking of non-sense like breaking the union of Tanzaniawhile our artistic leaders are amassing wealth, selling the country at a throw away price to crook investors as if thieving and corruption are noble duties. Very sad!

    Nyerere was not a perfect human, and in fact his socialist economic model almost brought the country to its knees, but he was a perfect Tanzanian who never did anything bad against his nation knowingly. Unquestionably, Nyerere did nothing for his personal gain or against the interests of the nation, unlike many of our African leaders then and today.


    Nyerere's integrity, intellect, wisdom, humility, civility, honesty, and nationalism, compounded with his respect for human dignity, love of freedom and quest for human-centred development, is what differentiate him from other leaders who became leaders for the sake of writing histories and fattening their pockets.


    On that day the United Nations General Assembly in New York stood in silent tribute to him. The President of the Assembly, Namibian Foreign minister Theo-Ben Gurirab, called him "a venerable world leader and one of Africa's most charismatic and respected elder statesmen."The United States President Bill Clinton observed, "Nyerere's death is a huge loss for Tanzania, Africa and the international community as a whole," while the US Secretary of State, Ms. Madeleine Albright, who attended the funeral, described Mwalimu as a giant on the world stage as well as an eloquent spokesman for the developing world.

    Nelson Mandela said: "The freedom of his country, the liberation of other oppressed peoples and the unity and decolonisation of the African continent were part of a single struggle for a better world".


    The late Zambian President, Frederick Chiluba paid this tribute: "We've been robbed of great leader" while President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda said: ""By overthrowing Idi Amin dictatorship, Nyerere gave us a fresh start".Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, commended Nyerere's achievement in subordinating tribal rivalries to national identity and noted: "The fact that Tanzania is today a country at peace with itself and its neighbours is in large part a tribute to Mwalimu."

    The World Bank
    president, James Wolfensohn who knew Mwalimu well, in official statement said: "For the men and women who have served the great cause of development in the world, one of the lights of our lives went out today. Nyerere was one of the founding fathers of modern Africa."


    Wolfensohn further added: "He gave Tanzanians a sense of nation with a few parallels in Africa and the world-bound by a common language, Swahili, and a history almost entirely free of internal divisions and conflict."


    The African National Congress (ANC) stated: "Mwalimu Julius Nyerere was an outstanding leader, a brilliant philosopher and a people's hero – a champion for the entire African continent. He shall always be remembered as one of Africa's greatest and most respected sons and the father of the Tanzanian nation."Kenya's Prof Anyang' Nyongo, observed that Nyerere stood taller than his compatriots in reputation, performance and respect, while another world renowned scholar, Prof Ali Mazrui, commented that Nyerere combined two rare characteristics, integrity and intellect.

    The British paper, The Independent, said: "Mwalimu was a statesman of principle,
    intelligence and charisma, political philosopher, militant, and idealist, an innate democrat who was one of the few modern African leaders to take and maintain power through the ballot and to give it up willingly.


    The Independent
    added: "Nyerere provided Tanzania, not with (economic) prosperity, but with dignity and with long-lasting stability in a turbulent period of African history," while the BBC praised him saying: "Dr Nyerere stood out as an African leader who ignored the trappings of power."


    Yes, Mwalimu, our Father of the Nation, or as Museveni says, the greatest black man to ever have lived, truly, we miss you and your leadership!
     
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    Probably he was the only person who understood well the Tanzanians. Kuna watu wanawachezea na kuwadharau. Wanafikiri hawana uwezo wa kuwafanya lolote
     
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    Tutamkumbuka Mwl. Nyerere tulikuwa hatuna Mali kama Dhahabu, GAS n.k tuliheshimiana tulikuwa hatufi njaa

    Sasa hivi tuna kila kitu, na Adhi tunazigawa; nani kama Mwl. atakuwa karibu kutusuluhisha?
     
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    Mkuu umempaint hapa Mwalimu kama a saint.... He was not a saint na hata angekuwa na uwezo wa kufufuka na kuja sema hapa... atakubaliana na mimi kuwa he indeed was not a saint... For he was a realistic man to the Core.... Kwamba he was the Greatest black Man who had ever lived.. IMO... NO!!! Kwamba he is one of the Great Men in Political and National History and forever will be YES!! Kwamba he is one of the Greatest Leaders Tanzania ever had and ever will at least for a long time to come - YES!!

    Any Great leader ambae yupo kwa ajili ya wananchi lazima utakuwa na sera za kupiga kote kote... kupiga Kwa walo wazuri (ili kuendeleza uzuri) na kwa walo wabaya (ili kutokomeza huo ubaya) na kwa wale ambao ni threat kwa taifa vivo hivo; Hivo kufanya such a leader kuchukua Maamuzi which are right for the society whether Morally wrong or Right.... Hiyo hufanya the Leader in question iwe kazi saana kumsoma hasa kwa wadau wa Siasa na wale Critics.... For the simple reason kuwa he is for facts and the best of his people (according to one's leaders definition) One thing is for sure...

    Kitendo cha kusema kuwa ana Sifa ya kila aina inayo vary from one to another... variety of discussion in question.... interests za wachambuzi... and the Like... ndo hufanya aitwe names kama Charismatic Leader, A true patriot, A dictator, Humanitarian and a whole lot of names... Hicho basi ndio what it takes to be a Strong and Great Leader... To see beyond and most of all take difficult National decisions No matter if you don't like them BUT are what is best for the nation..... I admire him... He was a Great Man.

    May he forever Rest in Peace....
     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    He was a visionary Leader who can see far; and we did Believed him the fact that a Believer is a happier than a Skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a Drunken man is happier than a Sober one.
     
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    Makupa JF-Expert Member

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    His leadership capablities insipired even westen countries with all their economic mighty Nyerere stood for what he belives in
     
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    Yes I agree.... AND yes I know... Did you get the idea from the post that i think otherwise??
     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    No I did not get that hype... Nyerere had integrity, intellect, wisdom, humility, civility, honesty, and nationalism, compounded with his respect for human dignity, love of freedom and quest for human-centred development.

    It did make him very different from other leaders who became leaders for the sake of writing histories and fattening their pockets.

    Uniqueness of a person doesn't grant him to become a SAINT!!
     
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    Pathetic. To me he was a big failure. Nothing he did worked. He left us in deep poverty, tailing the whole world. Can you imagine? The poorest country in the world and peoples dare say he was a "great leader"? And a "visionary"?

    What a pity. Tanzania with all the wealth we have we still were the poorest and with all the green land we have we still were fed by others like puppies. Let's be real.
     
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    So his failure was we were in deep poverty; how about now? are we out of the damn deep poverty?

    Give me the changes Made since then U can say did make Tanzanian's wealthy!!!
     
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    I really don't know where that thin line of what i have said and what you are explaining has popped from... AGAIN I do agree to what you have said. Labda niseme why nimesema kua umem-paint kama Saint.... The statement kua "The Greatest black man to ever have lived".... Mkuu in such matters hua sichukuliagi statements kiwepesi... utanisamehe... Hiio statement ni moja ya vi elements katika your original post ya mimi kusema umem-paint kama Saint.... Hio post uloandika kuhusu mwalimu nakubaliana nayo more than 90% ya uloongea... nikaona niongeze mawazo yangu kua He is One of the Greatest man BUT he was not perfect (infact hata original post umesema hili)
     
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    Being the greatest Black Man ever lived you par it with a SAINT? Came on now Do U know what's the SAINT???

    My Friend in USA they still call Martin Luther King the Greatest Black Man alive for his peaceful fight for Blacks Rights
    Well, Don't relate it to RELIGION cause some of us have deep reservations due to our faith...
     
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    OMG!! Tutaharibu hiii thread... naomba niishie hapa na ni Surrender kua i made a mistake tuache watu wengine wache watupe Great works of this Great Man. If in what ever way you have felt that i have rattled you then I am sorry... I indeed do know the definition of "saint" AND Take NOTE I never mix religion or any analysis i do with RELIGION.... NEVER...
     
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    This is yet another "feces" you deserve to die
     
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    AS my tribute as "He was and still is the most renowned President Tanzania ever had" ...."the President of all the time"
     
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    Makupa JF-Expert Member

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    He had unique leadership qulities I.e intergrity and intelect
     
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    I truly love and respect Mwl and am dedicating my remaining years kumuenzi kwakusaidia katika kuzi tafsiri na kuzi put into practice concept zake za development...

    I want to prove them all wrong who consider Mwl a failure....Kwa msaada wa holy ghost najua atanipa uhai na miaka mingi na nguvu yakutosha kutimiza malengo haya!
     
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    Here we go again... we are human being and some of us have different view on certain issues and appreciations

    If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader and some can view you with a different highly respect to a point of calling him THE GREAT MAN. What problem do you see for him to be called THE GREAT MAN ALIVE? is the feelings and opinions of human nature.

    We are here in JAMII FORUM TO EDUCATE Each other and enjoy our convo we are not here to carry on mistakes and misunderstanding

    Well, i believe you that you do not do any analytical comparison with religion but we are human being and some have wider dipper views on J.K Nyerere.

    Oh... As to remind you know Many of the world's religions bestow special status on people who demonstrate a life of almost perfect virtue. Religions differ on the title assigned to these people. The Catholic church calls them saints. And Nyerere was a Catholic
     
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    you get real for looking at economic perspective only and left out big issues like unity, education and political stability.he played his part although there are still some challenges out there . The most imperative thing to do is we need to stop complaining and start doing our parties.
     
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