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Suppose our politicians can’t find their brains again once the Arusha poll is over?

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Njowepo, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Njowepo

    Njowepo JF-Expert Member

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    Posted Saturday, March 24 2012 at 11:36

    Careful now, the madness we adopt during elections could one day refuse to go away.

    It is becoming almost normal in Tanzania that every time there is an election, people you would otherwise take as perfectly sane abandon their wits, embrace madness and conduct themselves like demented fools.

    Once the election is over, they go back to where they left their brains, reclaim them and go back to being sane again.

    We are in the midst of another election, a by-election in Arusha, and the same madness is manifesting itself once again.

    We have been witnessing acts of hooliganism and violence on a frightening scale and allegations of conspiracies to wreak more havoc flying from the contending political parties.

    Sometimes, listening to these accusations and counter accusations, it becomes hard to tell the victim from the perpetrator.
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    The verbal violence has risen a few notches recently with agents of the two main contending parties sparing no epithet in their negative portrayals of their adversaries, hurling abuse at and demonising each other.

    It has been particularly sad that individuals you would ordinarily consider elderly statesmen have plumbed the depths of this hideous exchange when they might have been expected to recommend restraint to their younger followers.

    At least one such elder will be smarting from the harsh and bruising rebukes he has received from the young hotheads as a result of his ill-advised wading into the campaigns with unfortunate and ill-advised remarks he should have had the wisdom to avoid.

    The Tanzanian political scene has seen serious deterioration of late, with an assorted legion of shadowy interests taking command of the political process.

    For instance, the subterranean war being waged between the president, who is also chairman of the ruling party, and some of his erstwhile comrades, is a poorly kept secret.

    After a couple of years of shadowboxing and proxy wars, party bigwigs who believe that they were unjustly sacrificed by their “friend” now seem bent on demanding an explanation, and they have become brazen about it.

    The sharks have seen blood in the water; they believe they can attack.

    Many observers think this is some kind of comeuppance.

    Political deals cut in opaque conditions and lubricated by suspect monies can be an inconvenience when their beneficiaries grow cold feet in the implementation of the deals. There is honour among thieves, and a deal is a deal.
    Naungana na mwandishi hasa ukifuatilia yanayosemwa kwenye uchaguzi
    Mkapa:Vicent sio mwana ukoo wa Nyerere
    Wassira;Slaa alifuja ela za ujio wa papa
    Mwigulu:Kutumia helicopter ni ufisadi while CCM nao wameamua kuleta yao
    Ni kweli wakati wa kampeni viongozi wengi wana wehuka na baada ya kampeni wanakuwa salama
  2. MANI

    MANI Platinum Member

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    Let's pray that they will meet their brain intact where they have left it now otherwise it will be a burden to the nation.