#mugabe must go now: Sikhala - Zimbabwe Situation

#mugabe must go now: Sikhala

via Mugabe must go now: Sikhala – DailyNews Live by Jeffrey Muvundusi  17 MARCH 2014 

Job Sikhala who recently rejoined the MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday said President Robert Mugabe must quit as waiting for the 2018 elections will lead the country into economic quagmire.

Sikhala was addressing a rally at Stanley Square in Bulawayo where he told MDC supporters that his reunion with Tsvangirai was going to usher in a new democratic dispensation in the country.

“We have always been complaining about electoral theft and we can continue until eternity but we are now going to adopt a paradigm shift in Zimbabwe’s political system,” said a charged up Sikhala.

“Mugabe will learn that elections will never be rigged again. We are not waiting for 2018, he should go now. Mugabe should know that we are coming to finish what we started in 1999,” said Sikhala.

Sikhala, who had the crowd chanting Wiwa Wiwa, was paraded at the rally together with former Mangwe MP Edward Mkhosi, Siyabonga Malandu, the Insiza South MP both from the MDC led by Welshman Ncube and former Gweru Mayor Tedious Chimombe who rejoined the party.

The former MDC 99 leader said it was time the party unite and put personal egos aside as divisions have cost the opposition’s struggle to remove Zanu PF.

“Let’s put the people’s interests ahead. The issue of personal egos is over, we realised that we achieve nothing through that. There is no use fighting each other as long as Mugabe is there. This was on the basis of our naivety to understand that our struggle was bigger than individuals,” he said while assuring the MDC president that he was back with “full commitment.”

In reference to the internal strife currently rocking the opposition party, Sikhala said it was normal in the struggle for some to tire along the way.

“It’s normal in a family to have someone who is a rumour monger, but we are saying those with demons should go to the prophets to be exorcised. Our mission is to remove Zanu PF therefore we don’t need people who disturb us,” he said.

In his speech, Mkhosi echoed Sikhala’s sentiments.

“As MDC we need to unite, not to remove Tsvangirai but to remove Mugabe. We are concentrating on unseating each other yet we are leaving our common enemy,” said Mkhosi.

He also narrated how they as a dedicated team founded the party in 1999.

Speaking at the same event, party national chairperson Lovemore Moyo said the MDC was not going to waste time begging people he described as tired of the struggle.

“We won’t try to waste our time begging those people. The organisation is voluntary and anyone is free to join or leave. But we won’t fire people,” Moyo said.

Bulawayo provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo and Senator Matson Hlalo did not attend the rally thereby raising speculation that they might be in the rebels’ camp.

MDC national organising secretary, Nelson Chamisa labelled those who called for leadership renewal in the party Zanu PF agents who could not wait to see the back of Tsvangirai.

“You cannot change a referee at half time, you can only change players. You cannot call an elephant a rat or rat an elephant. We also want to show Zanu PF that you cannot cut a baobab using a razor,” said Chamisa who dismissed reports of being a bootlicker.

The rally appeared to rubber-stamp Tsvangirai’s leadership, with new slogans such as “We are clear and uTsvangirai ngenkani ongafuniyo kayekele” (Tsvangirai remains our leader, anyone who thinks otherwise can quit).

 

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    Reverend 4 years

    Bout time you got your act together Sikhala..!

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    Mlimo 4 years

    Talk talk where is action?

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    Nyoni 4 years

    Whatever you do Job please do not jump on the gravy train ok.

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    mugabe has always rigged the elections in his favour. i understand in the last election nikuv helped him rig the results. too bad he did not ask them how to rig the economy, we might have benefited from the rigged economy. just think how many millons of US$ we could have had.

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    John Thomas 4 years

    Nyoni you are lost already my friend. This is all he has ever wanted.

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    Job as his name was but seeking a job and unfortunately found it in a sinking ship. Lets hope you will be as luck as the biblical Jona.

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    mucha 4 years

    There is no use fighting each other as long as Mugabe is there.

    So you intend to fight after Mugabe has left?

    The same thing Biti has been saying. Your slogan of “Mugabe Must Go” will take you nowhere.

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    Roving Ambassador 4 years

    The politics of convenience, lefts keep this Tsvangirai as leader because he is a brave fool then get rid of him wants we defeat Zanu. This will never work. The Mbeki scenario ,let’s make Zuma vice President to appease the Zulu,the idiot is in poor now and need I say more.
    Get your house in order now MDC. Get new blood in .get rid of the failed leaderships.Make a broader coalition. Route out the corrupted elements including Tsvangirai who wants to get close to Zanu.
    LEAVE ZANU ALONE, ITS ON A SELF DESTRUCTIVE COARSE.

    THE CENTRE for ZANU CANNOT HOLD ANYMORE. THATS WHY MOYO IS TYRING TO PORTRAY CHINAMASA AS A GIFTED WORKER TO HIS PILLAGING FRIENDS.
    TREASONOUS malcontents.

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    NBS 4 years

    Yes! MDC clean up your house and then go forward. That is what the nation expects. There needs to be a cleansing: even if it be painful. remember that it is the truth that sets us free.

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    The Truth. 4 years

    Sikhala, you have been shouting “Mugabe must go” for the past 15 years. Do something about it and stop making noise!!

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    Rocks tone 4 years

    Talking politics does not bring any change .This is the culture which we had adopted as Zimbabweans, ZANU pf ‘s politics of election thuggerry had continuosly made Zimbabweans victims of banana republic.

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    zimbabwean 4 years

    Wiwa is the man to change the dire situation in Zimbabwe. We just need to give him enough support.

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    JOB IS MOBILISING US BUT WE DONT WANT TO SUPPORT HIM THATS WHY SOMEONE IS SAYING NO ACTION….LETS TOGETHER JOIN THE STRUGGLE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT WHAT SIKHALA IS SAYING WORKS THUMBS UP JOB

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    Zimbos are so daft dey cry for som1 lid dem to di promised land n whn dat som1 pops up dey start demonisin him.

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      Reverend 4 years

      hehehee Yu is light on pal….dem id yooo tell dem sah! haha