By Bishop Dave Chikosi
“Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3)
We all saw the video of you beating poor defenseless men and women.
As a police officer, sir, you have a monopoly of the legitimated use of the instruments of violence. This is how you can beat up people with seeming impunity and with none of them fighting back.
But you are beating up the very same people who operate the tuckshops you buy from, teach the classes your kids go to, bag the groceries you buy at the store and drive the kombis you daily ride to your place of employment.
God is watching you sir. You won’t get away with any of this. You will get your comeuppance – in this life and hereafter.
The good Book tells us that “the Lord laughs at the wicked, for He knows their day is coming” (Psalm 37:13).
The last laugh
God is laughing at you right now, sir, and He, not you, will have the last laugh.
The Lord will also have the last laugh at those evil men who abducted Itayi Dzamara, leaving his family headless and his children fatherless.
He will have the last laugh over those evil men currently driving around in a black Mercedes Benz, wearing dark glasses and looking for ways and means to kidnap and abduct the pastor who began the movement called #thisflag.
(The first attempt already failed dismally, thank God. May He thwart every subsequent effort to this end. May the angel of the Lord punch the enemy in the eye like he did to Saul on his way to Damascus).
And the Almighty will certainly not forget the toddler from Burombo Flats in Bulawayo who died after her family was teargassed by some angry and indiscriminate law enforcement agents.
Nor will He forget the minors who got detained because they “innocently picked up packets of potato chips, salt, sugar and biscuits which looters were dropping as they fled from the scene.”
The wheels of Divine justice
Sir, payday cometh, sooner rather than later. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
“Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small. Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all.”
The wheels of Justice shall soon right every wrong, balance every scale, and repay every injustice perpetrated against a people whose only crime is to ask for more bread and butter, in the land of their birth.
You, sir, are on the wrong side of history. That same history will judge you very harshly, as it did your predecessors, the BSAP.
Sadly, you seem to have taken a page from their repressive colonialist playbook.
Bottom line sir: stop beating up on hungry, poor fellow citizens. They are your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunties.
Hasn’t recent history taught you that the evil that men do always comes full circle? Have you never read that you reap what you sow?
Here’s the deal: the arc of the moral universe may be long, but it always bends towards justice. And for Zimbabwe, that justice is right around the bend. The people are asking you to assist in bending the arc and not do the opposite.
God bless the people and may they keep the flag up.
- Nehanda Radio