A few weeks have seen Zimbabweans being engaged on twitter contesting the idea of justice and how relevant it is that this idea be interrogated to establish whether its absence can cause happiness and safety problems for its peoples.
What is justice? And more specifically what is meant by the term Lady Justice?
Ms. Mutizwa argues that Lady Justice is a well-established allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. Her attributes are and ought to be a blindfold, a balance and a sword. This artificial woman often appears as a pair with Prudential, who holds a mirror and a snake.
The idea ordinates from the personification of justice in Ancient Roman art known as Iustitia or Justitia after Latin: Iustitia who is equivalent to the Greek Goddesses.
Ms. Mutizwa writes as follows:
“Over the past few weeks in the quest for justice Tsitsi Masiyiwa hit us with a tweet that she ran off of Twitter without explaining and did not have the decency of responding to any of the questions posted in response to her tweet.
She tweeted “Some outcries and actions in pursuit of justice seem and look so right until you discover the source of the outcry and sponsor of the cause. Take a step back and reflect on some of the things we consider good and just causes.”
Dewa Mavhinga responded as follows, “If you are implying that all and any outcry and pursuit of justice is sponsored then that really is sad. When your husband pursued his fight to be licensed it was a just cause. In such position of privilege, you should choose your words more carefully, lest you promote injustice”.
This happened to be Dewa’s only tweet in response to Tsitsi’s post.
For reasons best known to Strive Masiyiwa he viewed this tweet as an action of bullying Tsitsi off of Social Meida.
Strive seems to believe that because he is now a billionaire who rocks with the ruling elite of zanu pf which he once fought, he should be immune to criticism and public query.
His Facebook post literally bullied Mavhinga into getting his principles to respond to Strive’s allegations.
Professor Lumumba once said “As for accusations even the divine Jesus of Nazareth was accused of many things; even Martin Luther King Junior was accused of many things; even Mahatma Gandhi was accused of many things. But it is our duty to prove our detractors wrong by our actions.”
It is disturbing that Strive’s actions are not helping in proving his accusers wrong so far.
Recently I asserted that Zimbabweans must come first not just one or two Zimbabweans but ALL Zimbabweans.
This in my strongest of opinions makes Strive’s recent utterances appear to be saying him and his Mrs are the first Citizens and no other Zimbabwean citizen ought to query their steps and utterances despite them existing because of transacting with public funds at both institutional and individual level.
My expectations on characters like Strive are purely vested in the law.
Does the law protect ALL citizens equally or are we experiencing justice apartheid as pronounced by the Masiyiwas and others like them?”