Apart from disparaging his boss in the GNU, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Kasukuwere clownishly attempted to equate himself with the former German Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, whose claim to fame is the slaughter of more than six million people.
Hitler’s attempts to “empower” the German people resulted in the decimation of the whole country by Allied forces’ bombs leaving the nation at square one post-1945.
I was thus befuddled by Kasukuwere’s outlandish analogy between his indigenisation drive and Hitler’s desire to conquer the world at the cost of life and limb.
Was this just a case of delusion of grandeur or does Kasukuwere actually look up to someone that even the Germans themselves would like to erase from their history books?
This, I believe, is a pertinent question particularly with Kasukuwere’s penchant to make unilateral decisions to close down or take over companies, something he is not empowered to do by the Indigenisation Act.
Apparently he could not find more inspiring idols like Che Guevara, Kwame Nkrumah or Julius Nyerere just to mention a few. He had to go for Hitler, whose poisonous legacy we still have to contend with today.
With Kasukuwere at the helm, the noble idea of empowerment has been turned into a Mickey Mouse affair.
Why is it that Kasukuwere always seems to be crossing swords with other members of the GNU; and even those from his own party?
He has clashed with Mines minister Obert Mpofu as well as Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono, not to mention Tendai Biti and lately, Tsvangirai.
We want cooler heads to prevail in the indigenisation crusade so that its outcome will benefit all Zimbabweans, not just a connected few.