An internet definition of cheating is ‘act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage’. I think you have heard of examination cheating in colleges and universities. In sporting there is age cheating. There is cheating in many spheres of life but the baseline is cheating is not good. Cheating has its own consequences especially when you are caught .
While I admit that there are many lessons which we can draw from the the Biblical Jacob and Esau story, one of the lessons which we learn from the story is that cheating is not good. Yes Jacob cheated Esau of his birthright. Yes it sounded good when he did it but we can see him suffering or fearing to meet his brother on his way from Laban’s place.He felt guilty and was afraid to be killed for his treacherous deeds.
In business cheating is unethical. The internet definition of ethics is ‘moral principles that governs a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity’. So cheating is unethical, it shows lack of morality an act of waywardness in behaviour.
People who cheat thinks they are clever. They want to gain something through crooked means. They are not patient.
They don’t want to sweat for something but they want to gain something through the easy way .They lack principles. Havanyari vanhu vakadaro. kabala hloni abantu abanjalo!
In 2018 when Tsvangirayi died,a certain young man cheated his way to the helm of the MDC party. He claimed that he was anointed by Tsvangirayi in South Africa when he knew that the MDC Constitution doesn’t allow it’s leader to handpick his successor. He cheated. He lied.
The MDC National Council lied and cheated us into believing that they do have the powers to elect or appoint an Acting President and they gave us this young man, whom they later named Wamba as our 2018 MDC Presidential candidate, when they knew that the MDC Constitution doesn’t give them powers to nominate an Acting President. They cheated us.They lied to us.
The same National Council cheated us by telling us that the extra ordinary Congress was no longer necessary Wamba was now an MDC president (without going through an extraordinary Congress). They cheated us.They lied to us.
We saw that as soon as they imposed upon us their Jacob on us who had stolen the birthright from Esau(Thoko) they started to fire people from structures replacing them with their bootlickers. Calls to fire Mudzuri and Mwonzora grew louder and louder. Mwonzora and Mudzuri continued to be jeered and booed at rallies.They were on several occasions humiliated at rallies for no apparent reasons.On the other hand a crook, a cheater was being glorified ,and made into an angel and a savior.We were cheated.
Recently , they are telling us the MDC Alliance is a political party and not a coalition of 7 political parties. They had increased their tempor in cheating.
However, lies have short legs. A day of reckoning always comes to catch the cheats unawares. The cheat was declared illegitimate leader of the MDC party. He did not appeal the ruling .He is now clutching at the straws, claiming now to be president of the MDC Alliance party which is another lie again because according to the Alliance agreement the president of the MDC Alliance must come from the MDCT. A court application will force him to find a new name for his new found party.
Nobody will build a legacy founded on cheating and lying. God Is In It? No God hates cheaters and crooks.He is not in it at all.
Meanwhile Mwonzora will continue to move forward in consolidating our party which had been stolen by cheats.We are busy preparing for the extra ordinary Congress, operating from our party HQ without any fears. After Congress I believe Mwonzora will focus on wooing rural constituencies.NaMwomzora tinosvika.Chinjaa!!