Lets not fool ourselves, this Union was never there in the first place, citizens from both countries were never consulted, no one knows the articles and memorandum of the Union, Mainlanders are fed up of subsidizing Zanzibaris and, Zanzibaris are fed up with the meddling from the mainland, Its a marriage that has reached reached its end and funny enough the young Zanzibaris and Mainlanders are fed up with politicians not being upfront with them on this matter, only few have dared to speak the unspeakable such as former Zanzibar President Hon, Aboud Jumbe (please refer to his book PARTNERSHIP) , Professor Haroub Otham, Professor Issa Shivji and one and only Tindu Lisu of CHADEMA as well as other prominent members of the society who have stated that Zanzibaris do not trust the current political establishments i.e CUF and CCM leadership (Maalim Seif and his CCM Cronies) to deliver the referendum for Independence I think there is always a way out of the Union...maybe free and fair referendum for zanzibar. Afterall we were not United, the we became a Union, and now its not working for both of us. In addition we supported Biafra (under Nyerere) Southern Sudan, East Timor, Kosovo for self determination. Zanzibaris in the social media are talking about nothing but how they would free themselves from the shackles of the mainland. Can we discuss this issue (referendum without patronizing mainlanders or Zanzibaris) in JF Style of (matured and Great thinkers manner)?