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Prof Haroub Othman na Shivji ni wachochezi?

Discussion in 'Great Thinkers' started by Mchambuzi, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Mchambuzi

    Mchambuzi JF-Expert Member

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    Ten years ago, one of our renowned intellectuals, Professor Issa G. Shivji, published a chapter titled "Critical Elements of a New Democratic Consensus in Africa (pp.25-38). It was featured in a book by the late Professor Haroub Othman (ed.), and the book was titled: "Reflections on Leadership in Africa: 40 years of independence. In this Book, Professor Issa Shivji reproduces, a speech that was delivered by the late father of the nation – Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere (1987):

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    ["It is not that peace has come by itself. The source of peace in Tanzania is not that the Arusha Declaration has done away with poverty even a little bit. Isn't there this poverty we are still living with? This poverty is right here with us. It is not the same economy we are grappling with? The fact is not that the Arusha Declaration has banished poverty even by an iota – nor did it promise to do so. The Arusha Declaration offered hope. A promise of Justice, hopes to the many, indeed the majority of Tanzanians continue to live this hope. So long as there is this hope, you will continue to have peace. Here in Tanzania we have poverty but no ‘social cancer'. It is possible it has just begun. But otherwise we don't have a social cancer. There isn't a Volcano in the making, that one day it is bound to erupt. We have not yet reached that stage because the people still have hopes based on the stand taken by the Arusha Declaration. It did not do away with poverty but it has given you all in this hall, capitalists and socialists alike, an opportunity to build a country which holds out a future of hopes to the many.

    To be sure, you few Waswahili, do you really expect to rule Tanzanians through coercion, When there is no hope, and then expect that they will sit quiet in peace? Peace is born of hope, when hope is gone, there will be social upheavals. I'd be surprised if these Tanzanians refuse to Rebel, why?

    When the majority don't have any hope you are building a volcano. It is bound to erupt one day. Unless these people are fools. Many in these countries are fools, to accept being ruled just like that. To be oppressed just like that when they have the force in numbers, they are fools. So Tanzanians would be fools, ******, if they continued to accept to be oppressed by minority in their own country. Why?

    Therefore we cannot say that we have now reached a stage when we can forget the Arusha Declaration. Don't fool yourselves. This would be like that fool who uses a ladder to climb and when he is up there kicks it away. Alright, you are up there, you have kicked away the ladder, right, so stay there because we will cut the branch. You are up there, we are down here and you have kicked away the ladder. This branch is high up, we will cut it. Your fall will be no ordinary fall either.

    Let me say no more. It is sufficient to say we should accept our principles, we should continue with our principles of building peace and peace itself. Tanzanians should continue to have faith in the party, in the government and in you in positions. Tanzanians should see you as part of them not their enemies. They should trust the party, the government and you who have opportunities for there is no country where everyone is equal. These fingers of mine are not equal, and in that sense there is no such equality anywhere."]

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    JULIUS KAMBARAGE NYERERE, 1987
     
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    Thread ya 2011 lakini inamhusu sana Magufuli na totalitarianism yake.

    Tulikuwa tunakata mada bila mipasho, kwa kituo na juzuu za chuo.
     
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    Mkuu Ogah nipo. Nimefurahi kukuona na wewe pia hapa. It has been such a long time
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Kiranga, Tanzania ni kama vile tumempa chizi rungu.
     
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    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    Huwezi kusema kwamba sijaasa.
     
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