#mugabe for life presidency

via Mugabe for life presidency – Southern Eye 22 February 2014 by Nduduzo Tshuma

POLITICAL analysts yesterday said President Robert Mugabe, who turns 90 today, had given his biggest hint yet that he would not hand over power to anyone and would die in office.

Mugabe was quoted in the State media saying he would not retire soon because his Zanu PF party was still divided and threatened senior party officials with unspecified action for fomenting factionalism.

Analysts said Mugabe had used the excuse of Zanu PF disintegrating if he left over the years because he was the biggest beneficiary of factionalism in the party.

Political analyst Dumisani Nkomo said Mugabe was likely to die in office as he had never shown any interest to hand over power.

“I have always said he won’t hand over power to anyone, either to (Justice minister Emmerson) Mnangagwa or (Vice-President Joice) Mujuru,” he said.

“Maybe his son if he is old enough.

“Factionalism works to his advantage as he becomes the central figure within Zanu PF.

“You will realise that he props each faction with time so that he maintains a balance and becomes the father figure, the cardinal point from where the party holds.”

Another analyst Rodrick Fayayo said: “Mugabe has been consistent in the way he has been doing things leading to some saying he will succeed himself.

“At 90, we have to look at the legacy that Mugabe is leaving, that includes the killing of 20 000 people in Matabeleland during Gukurahundi and never said sorry.

“He turned the jewel of Africa into an empty basket case.”

He said Mugabe’s attack on factionalism was a mere public show alleging that he noted it in private.

“The existence of factionsdetermines his stay in power. If the party is divided, he cashes in on that to remain at the helm,” Fayayo said.

Political scientist Greg Lennington added that Mugabe had no intentions of retiring.

“He has made a number of signals that he seems to think that he is God-send,” he said.

“He is bound to die in office. To some extent, having factions appears to suit him.”

“He plays one against the other, although in public he presents the impression that he is against factionalism. He has vested interests in factionalism.”

 

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  1. After watching those interviews I have my doubts he will die in power. He will just fail to operate like Castro. He is not making much sense.

  2. die groot wyt aap says:

    Please take note that 3 out of the 4 are Communist schooled African dictators, and the majority of their citizens still live in poverty while they live like royalty off of the money and riches they’ve plundered from their own county and people.

    None have a proper functioning legal system, education, or medical facilities more than a quarter of a century after taking office and nothing likely to change any time soon.

    All are validations of the communist theology of ” a party, once in power stays in power until removed by force”. They also validate Ian Smith’s prophecy of “one man-one vote=one time”.

    sweet dreams comrades, sweet dreams

  3. John Thomas says:

    I have no problem if he dies in office. Just let it be soon. Right now would be good.

  4. ZimJim says:

    As I have said before… The day he loses power, he is a dead man.
    He knows this, so will not sign his own death warrant by standing down.

    As usual, he places himself above “his” country.

    Scum.

  5. Ndebvu Mukomichi says:

    My Considered View:

    1. RGM Legacy: The list is long and positive: Education, Peace and tranquility, Land Ownership, Resources Ownership, African Pride and Confidence.

    2. Gukurahundi Rebellion: RGM handled that rebellion in an examplary manner- any and every legitimate govt that faces rebellion aims to nip it in the bud.The rebellion had the potential to douse the flickering flames of our independence. Anyone who encourages or supports armed banditry in Zim will face the same fate- in actual fact all patriots must fight it off with their bare hands. Examples of anti-rebellion: Sri Lanka, bloody Sunday, etc. Anyway our parliament brought closure to that issue.

    3. Handing over Power: That’s neither necessary nor desirable soon after RGM has been given a fresh 5 year mandate by 67% of the electorate. They all knew his age and birthday. Saka hapana nyaya.

    4. Higher Calling: When RGM’s time comes, there are many disciples of Mugabeism within and outside ZPF who will continue with his doctrine- by saying aluta continua. Observe how Juju in Rsa is using the doctrine in his manifesto. The doctrine has caught on home and away!

    5. Factions: Every vibrant party has them. the trick is how to manage them to the party’s advantage!

    • John Thomas says:

      This is too much to resist. Point for point riposte.

      1 Education -busted- standards fallen so far, crying shame. Far worse than the colonial government. Peace and tranquility, maybe for the dead of the governments various campaigns, for everybody else harassment, lack of justice, high crime, poverty, lack of services. Resource ownership – for a few who are connected, who exploit at the cost of everybody else. ZANU apparatchiks and the like. African pride and confidence – yes in the blatant racism of the president and his party and in the way that they have destroyed everything and made this country the laughing stock of the world.

      2 Gukurahundi – the wanton murder of thousands of innocents in the most barbaric and savage way. The very opposite of civilized conduct.

      3 Handing over of power after the most disgracefully rigged election. Mugabe is not the legitimate president of Zimbabwe. What he has done is subvert the will of the people and amounts to a coup. Mugabe is a pathetic little cheat.

      4 lower calling. He is notorious around the world and is not welcome in civilized company. He is hailed by looney tunes, racists and fascists around the world.

      5 Factions – Every man (or woman) to himself to steal as much as possible regardless of the damage caused to other people

  6. ntaba says:

    Not so much “a luta continua” – rather “many looters continua.”
    Surely this is the real case?

  7. ntaba says:

    Now even Heath Steak and 3000 whites supposedly want to join the “many looters continua?” I wonder if they dreamt this up sitting the bath at Scud House – or did they get “the midnight knock” and were then told what they should say?

    • Ndebvu MukomichiA luta continua (in English: the struggle continues) was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. The phrase is Portuguese but was used by FRELIMO leader Samora Machel to cultivate popular support against the Portuguese colonial presence.[1]
      Machel became the first president of an independent Mozambique in 1975 and continued to use the phrase a luta continua as an unofficial national motto. Posters bearing the phrase can still be found on the walls of Maputo, the nation’s capital.

  8. NBS says:

    “There is a way that seems right unto man but its steps lead down to death.” And the spirit of death hangs over Zimbabwe. we see it everywhere we look: the economy, agriculture, industry, retail, education, health and much, much more. We cannot even read the signs or the reasons. We debate and blog and forum (which is not a bad thing) but no one has the answers simply because we leave the way, thought and will of God out of Zimbabwe and its politics and ways. No repentance! No restoration. What fruit do we see?

    • Ndebvu Mukomichi MORE HISTORY FOR A FOOL:The Gukurahundi (Shona: “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”[1]) was the brutal suppression of Zimbabwean civilians, mostly supporters of Joshua Nkomo, by Zimbabwe’s 5th Brigade in the predominantly Ndebele regions of Zimbabwe. A few hundred disgruntled former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) combatants waged armed banditry against the civilians in Matabeleland, and destroyed government installations.[2] The North-Korean-trained Fifth Brigade executed an estimated 20,000 civilians. The violence ended after the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) reached a unity agreement on 22 December 1987 that merged the two parties to form one party known as ZANU PF, with Mugabe as leader of the party as well as of state and government as the new President of Zimbabwe since 31 December 1987.

  9. Nimrod Mupanesengende says:

    I lough all the time people say Mugabe has turned the once jewel of Africa into this or that. They will not tell you whose jewel it was. Zimbabweans did not own anything in the so called jewel. Houses in the high density surbabs where blacks were forced to live whilst in towns through racial segregation were municipal properties. Black people could not purchase farms in fertile and productive areas. They were relegated to the so called African purchase areas – places no different from the dry rural areas. Zimbabweans were not allowed to participate in commerce and industry except as slave labourers. So, in the so called once jewel of Africa, Africans, the real owners of the country had nothing. If one went to the Tobacco Auction floors, one would never see a black face. Jewel of Africa?? What liers?? Go to tobacco auction floors today and see who is selling tobacco and making millions of dollars. If the truth be told, Zimbabwe is now the jewel of Africa because it is the only african country where the indiginous people can talk of or boast of ownership of land, resources and other fawcets of the economy. So the next time day dreamers who wish the country were Rhodesia again decide to relieve the stupid dream of the past they should spare us that old and tiered argument that Zimbabwe used to be the jewel of Africa. We urge such day dreamers to join us in celebrating justice restored to our country. We urge them to join us in celebrating the restoration of land to its rightful owners. We urge them to procalaim that today, Zimbabwe is a true Jewel of Africa!!!!!!

  10. he is a dictator fullstop! all these lies of factionalism, land what what are the harbinger of his full knowledge that should he step down he would be hanged. ndebvu machikichori uri mbocho yemunhu. a person who supports gukurahundi should be hanged coz is a murderer. Mugabe feared nkomo’s fame that he decided to eliminate the Ndebele. he had other issues like that his father had taken a Ndebele woman and left her mother but whose fault was it? Mugabe is a thief, killer, an imbecile and a liar!!!

  11. I cannot for the life of me understand why this character tries to justify the Gukurahundi massacres when Mugabe himself admits and says it was a time of madness. He has got to have been one of the perpetrators. A lot of Zanu people steer clear of the subject but he keeps bringing it up.His concious must be giving him a hard time. Ndebvu Mukomichi try prayers to ask for forgiveness you might sleep better at night.

  12. Saddened says:

    Mugabe is the oldest executive president in the world actually. Shimon Peres does not have any executive power, these are vested in the prime minister Benjamin Netunyahu.

  13. Nesbert majoni says:

    This old idiot is very cunning. He knows very well that he is too old to continue as a president but he is afraid of being arraigned by the international court of justice because of his political genocide in Matebeleland if he steps down. He looks a very tired and frail man but he clings to power to avoid that humiliation. He never trusts his lieutenants because of whtat they said behind in the weak leaks. He would rather die in the office than to step down and let Munangagwa or stupid Mai Mujuru take over. But nyama hadzichadi

  14. NBS says:

    Sin can never just be swept under the carpet. Zim’s soil runs red with the blood of t murdered. No repentance! I don’t even see remorse. No one is indispensable to Zimbabwe except God himself. What a farce!

  15. NBS says:

    In fact the whole of this birthday thing sickens me. The millions squandered and the feting and lifting up of a mere man.” You have destroyed your land and slain your people.” would get excited if we began to see some fruit of repentance. None! Is there?

  16. NBS says:

    When you get to 90 one would think you should be seriously swotting for your finals. In fact each one of us should be doing that: no one knows when those finals come!

  17. NBS he has failed in the easiest exam..Forgive. He claims to be Christian. He never forgave the MDC who never done anything to him. He obviously did not forgive Ian Smith. Part 2 of the exam Ask for forgiveness. He has not asked for forgiveness from the people of Matebeland, predominantly Ndebele and some of the Mashona who were killed for living with dissidents.

  18. hutu says:

    Ndebvu Mukomichi is blocked again. Most probably it’s his day off so he has no access to the CIO pc. Must be in some bottle store eaves dropping on peoples conversations.

  19. hutu says:

    Nimrod Mupanesengende I have copied and pasted. read you what your fellow Zimbabweans are saying idiot:The Gukurahundi (Shona: “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”[1]) was the brutal suppression of Zimbabwean civilians, mostly supporters of Joshua Nkomo, by Zimbabwe’s 5th Brigade in the predominantly Ndebele regions of Zimbabwe. A few hundred disgruntled former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) combatants waged armed banditry against the civilians in Matabeleland, and destroyed government installations.[2] The North-Korean-trained Fifth Brigade executed an estimated 20,000 civilians. The violence ended after the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) reached a unity agreement on 22 December 1987 that merged the two parties to form one party known as ZANU PF, with Mugabe as leader of the party as well as of state and government as the new President of Zimbabwe since 31 December 1987.Ndebvu MukomichiA luta continua (in English: the struggle continues) was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO movement during Mozambique’s war for independence. The phrase is Portuguese but was used by FRELIMO leader Samora Machel to cultivate popular support against the Portuguese colonial presence.[1]
    Machel became the first president of an independent Mozambique in 1975 and continued to use the phrase a luta continua as an unofficial national motto. Posters bearing the phrase can still be found on the walls of Maputo, the nation’s capital.

  20. This was his first word..I (lough) all the time people….. CIO cell phone.

  21. hutu says:

    Today I have seen the fight between angels and the Devil himself. My brothers when you get people that do not want to hear, people who will not see, we are wrestling with the devil himself. We need to stick together on this forum. We need to condemn tribalism, racism and regionalism when ever it appears. Do not ignore these people. Kill them by saying, I don’t care who you are, I don’t care about your colour, if you are a good person I care about you.Some of my shona brothers have made it clear that they did not support the massacres. Some of my Ndebele brothers have said they did not blame their brothers. Some try to light a fire. Ignore them. I urge you.

  22. Harry says:

    The jewel u revolutionaries inherited is not that same productive jewel of the past but a looted out shell of what was in the past.Why dont u develop the country for the benefit of all, other than buy time sloganeering whilst a few get fat on what business models and infrastrucuture the colonialists left behind and donors maintained.U hav played your part in history;dont become the history of nothingness by following in the steps of a geriatric stalinist.Take a cue from Mocambiques President Guebueza now nicknamed Guebusiness with wealth for all including himself and his pre independence revolutionaries

  23. Ndebvu Mukomichi says:

    Hello All!

    That was a beatiful birthday party for RGM my president. Haters eat your hearts out!

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