There are a lot of people who think that the absence of Nyerere in present Tanzania is the source of all problems we face.I detest that,and i feel we have to move beyond that.He was good politician and stateman,like Mandela,Nkrumah ,Kaunda etc We have to remember the following: 1.Nyerere gave us Mkapa,who i think is worst than Kikwete,because all fisadi deals where under his leadership.Also the sin is that Mkapa na his family did business when he was in State house,using public fund to buy the doomed Kiwira mine. FACT 2.Nyerere himself didnt tolerate opposition,so we didnt have the culture of opposition which is manifesting todate.He infected the public with mashushu,anyone opposing his view was dealt with heavy hand.Ask the families of Kambona,Mapalala,Kasela Bantu,Chief Makwaia and many others. FACT 3.CCM is the product of Nyerere.The model and machinery is the same as it was in TANU era.Tribalism,Regionalism,Nepotism was a fact even in Nyerere time.Who dominated the ARMY,NIC,NBC .We have the same guys who were with Nyerere all those yrs holding positions in the CCM, Mwinyi, Kingunge, Malecela Sitta and Msekwa. So Kikwete is just the figure,but all these guns know the system,they will never abandon this model,cause thier children have benefited from the system. FACT So it is red herring to bring Nyerere in this situation,we have to move on and confront the current situation before it become too late.