This just in; following in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, various elder members or wazee of the Tanzanian government have also been inspired to resign.
You haven’t heard this info yet because they all agreed to surprise the public during the Easter celebrations. And since this year Easter will be a day before Fool’s Day, we are set. Wazee holding various posts in the government came together with walking sticks in hand to discuss this in a secret meeting held a few days ago.
They called it a meeting, but I call it a viewing party for Pope Benedict XVI’s final hours as Pope. They all came together and watched one of the world’s most powerful figures relinquish power and retreat to residence in the small town of Castel Gandolfo.
They watched as he was given a marvelous farewell with extensive international media coverage. They watched that while some flooded to see him off, waving and even shedding tears, others flooded to warmly welcome him to his new humble residence. They also saw his driver break down to tears as he bid him farewell. Most touching.
All the while they wondered if they would be given the same, if only but TBC television and radio and maybe some front page on the newspapers in Dar. If the pope could give up power, then, hey, they are willing to consider it. Even for a minute or two. With this inspiration or mzuka if you will, they discussed how they will bid public service farewell for the good of the mwananchi.
The plan was to have them march up to the state house and hand in their resignation letters to the Prez. You know, something dramatic. Then they would march back out and wave goodbye to the mwananchi they have served for what seems to be 110 years.
That was the original plan but seeing as how they are senior citizens, the mere thought of marching anywhere was exhausting and enough to cause a heart attack. So there won’t be any marching, in fact for most of them, the Prez might just have to go see them at their houses.
It will have to be on a good lucid day – when images of the fight for independence in the late 1950s are not intertwined with images of their grandkids doing the Kiduku dance last Christmas. Stepping down due to deteriorating health and in his words,“my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry” Pope Benedict XVI walked out of his office on February 28, 2013.
Many, including me were so sad to see him leave but awarded him the upmost respect for taking such a step for the good of the Catholic Church. Because of ‘advanced age’. Wow, it almost seems surreal. He has shown incredible amount of self-awareness and respect for the post he held and the people he led.
Back to our Wazee; 80% of Tanzanians are under 35yrs yet we are being led by the 20% who are over 50yrs. The Minister of Youth, the head of the CCM Youth Organization and the many other‘Youth’ organizations all have their youth etched in black and white pictures labeled enzi zetu.
That’s how far back their youth was. And they are most definitely not posted on Instagram. Mind you, despite the advancement in years, Wazee are skillful in the art of deception. They will encourage the youth to go out there and try get those posts but they won’t step aside and let you actually get those posts.
The minute you throw them a Shikamoo, you are done for. You will be the assistant until he goes to meet the Lord. As I said before, this is meant to be a surprise coming to you on Easter day. I really need for all of you to act surprised when they make this announcement.
You didn’t hear it from me. All you young fellas who have been eyeing various posts in the government but couldn’t get it, this is your time. The elders have decided they will not hold onto posts until death comes for them but they will bow down gracefully. This is it people! We are on our way.