via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ‘Robert Mugabe messenger of God’ 17 March 2014
Mariyawanda Nzuwah, the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman, has joined the President Robert Mugabe bootlicking club, saying the 90-year-old leader is a messenger of God.
Introducing Mugabe during the luncheon to celebrate his birthday on Friday, Nzuwah showered praises on the the leader.
“You are a messenger sent by God to liberate and lead us. We ask the Lord to give you more years because you haven’t finished the job that was assigned to you. You still have a long way to go and as such we ask the Lord to give you many more years,” said Nzuwah.
He also thanked Mugabe’s wife Grace for keeping the president well.
Nzuwah then gave the First Lady a Rolex watch and the president a shield and a spear.
Mugabe jokingly said Nzuwah should have given him the shied and spear before his daughter was married off.
Not to be left out in the bootlicking crusade was Constantine Chiwenga, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander, who described Mugabe as a larger than life character who is central to God’s plan in Africa.
“God has a plan for Zimbabwe and Africa. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the central pillar of that plan for the future. We ask the Lord to give him many more years,” Chiwenga said.
“This larger than life man overcame amongst other things an early childhood paternal abandonment. He had to take up menial jobs to fend for his siblings. He spent 10 years in prison from 1964 to 1974 during which he almost died. These and other difficulties prove that he is a great man,” he added.
Nzuwah and Chiwenga are not the only ones to shower Mugabe with praises.
Recently, Zanu-PF junior spokesperson Psychology Maziwisa equated Mugabe to Jesus Christ.
Posting on Facebook, Maziwisa said Mugabe shared the same vision as Christ.
“President Mugabe is no Jesus Christ, but the constant persecution which he has suffered for standing for what is right brings him closer to Christ,” said Maziwisa.
“President Mugabe definitely has the same vision that Christ had, namely that you should not just stand by your beliefs when your critics persecute you, you should also continue to implement them.”
Webster Shamu, minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services once told a gathering that he wished he was Mugabe’s first son.
His bootlicking antics resonate with that of minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Obert Mpofu, who signed off letters to Mugabe, as “your ever obedient son”.
While, the two would have wished to be Mugabe’s sons, Shamu went further to describe the Zanu-PF leader as a feared man the world over because of his intelligence and likened him to a popular powdered milk in Zimbabwe.
“Gushungo, people say you have Cremora (powdered milk), the whole body. The world over, president is about you. They fear you and that is why they are doing all this,” Shamu said.
“There is no president the world over who has degrees like President Mugabe. He is brainy and that’s why he is feared. You fought the liberation struggle for a long time and you should also rule for as long as you want.”
Simon Khaya Moyo, the senior minister of State in the President’s Office once described Mugabe as a liberator of unparalleled proportions “who God should keep for a long time to rule Zimbabwe”.
“His Excellency you are a liberator of unparalleled audacity. You are a useful and amazing leader and we pray to God to make you stronger and continue to lead us from the front,” he said.
The late former Higher Education minister, Stan Mudenge also described Mugabe as one of “Africa’s all-time greatest men”, saying even enemies of the veteran leader envied his “encyclopaedic” memory, wisdom and courage.