Bulawayo, 23 February, 2021 / 7:03 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest in Zimbabwe’s Archdiocese of Bulawayo has called upon politicians to desist from manipulating the masses for their own selfish gains and encouraged inclusivity in politics in order to realize development in various African countries.
In his reflection on Monday, February 22, Fr. Limukani Ndlovu condemns “populist and nostalgic political regimes”, which he says thwart all voices contrary to their political games.
Such regimes, Fr. Ndlovu says, will always try to prevent and eliminate anyone who is not either their sycophants or blind followers.
Making reference to oppressive politicians, the Cleric says, “They will arm-twist and apply state laws unevenly, for personal convenience and get preoccupied with self-preservation as their modus operandi.”
He encourages service leadership saying, “There is no need to enter the political space so as to manipulate systems of governance for purposes of self-aggrandizement. Rather the reason should be for enhancing, defending the basic fundamental human rights and freedoms of citizens.”