Professor PLO LUMUMBA remarked in a WhatsApp group, under the title African Political Debates (APB), that: “Mnangagwa must have assumed that he is addressing ‘economic illiterates’,” after watching this video:
Set out below is a conversation that followed Prof Lumumba’s comment that must have been meant to provoke, ignite and inspire conversations on whose duty it is to shape and define the character and personality of Africa.
Africa belongs to all who ADD VALUE to its personality and character. CIVICS ILLITERACY for fodder for despots,
[[2:40 pm, 03/04/2022] Dr. Plo Lumumba: President Mnangagwa must have assumed that he is addressing ‘economic illiterates’.
[2:47 pm, 03/04/2022] BOAF00001: He did not have to assume because illiteracy is the bridge to power in many of our societies otherwise if the voters were alert and vigilant, do you think this reality would be possible?
[2:49 pm, 03/04/2022] Dr. Plo Lumumba: I must agree with you. It is the bane of most of Africa.
[2:53 pm, 03/04/2022] BOAF00001: Pervasive illiteracy on what matters including CIVICS is debilitating and fodder for abusive political actors.
[2:54 pm, 03/04/2022] Dr. Plo Lumumba: Marcus Tullios Cicero quote:
“Do not blame Ceasar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and dance on his path and give him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the forum of the new ‘ wonderful good society, ‘ which shall now be Rome. Interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”
[2:54 pm, 03/04/2022] BOAF00001: Nothing much has changed.
[2:55 pm, 03/04/2022] Dr. Plo Lumumba: Still relevant centuries later👆🏿Europe stirred up but we remain in deep slumber
[2:58 pm, 03/04/2022] BOAF00001: As long as public power is prostituted, there will be no one left to protect the public from tyrants.
The Brothel that are African political systems can only guarantee Africa’s downward spiral.
The few voices of reason will continue to be pooh poohed as irrelevant, utopian and even stupid irritants.