via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zimbabweans in tribal shocker over Mugabe health 19 January 2014
As rumours on President Robert Mugabe’s health or death or imminent death spread around world press and social networksunalleviated by government, Zimbabweans are beginning to grow despondency and clashes in the populace on the issue begin to be the order of the day.
Since the beginning of the year, the world through press and socialnetworks have been inundated by unconfirmed but likely news of the death of President Mugabe or his critical near death illness.
The rumours or leaked information from state house have all gone shockingly unconvincingly disputed by the Zimbabwean Governmentwhich points at serious problems in the State House.
As the rumours or news spread, Zimbabweans of different cults across the country have reacted to the issue differently causing divisions among the usually calm and peaceful population.
The country is now divided physically and emotionally with some mourning the illness or death of the President while some are celebrating it.
Numerous reports of violent physical and/or verbal clashes have been emerging in the country top of which is a fist fight between two Gwanda cousins who clobbered each other terribly over the rumour.
A Mutare teenage has also reportedly been arrested for a Facebook post somehow celebrating the death of the president.
Hardly a minute passes by on the social networks without a Zimbabwean throwing in a post either celebrating or seeking confirmation if the president is still alive and well or he is dying or dead already.
In a latest gulf, a Zimbabwean woman Patience Gumbanjera Mlauzi purportedly resident in South Africa, this morning shot through a shocker tribal comment castigating the Ndebele speaking people of the country over Mugabe’s death.
Reacting to a Bulawayo24 news opinion column “Mugabe’s death not regretted before Gukurahundi apology” by Ryton Dzimiri, Gumbanjera Mlauzi from nowhere uttered a shocking tribal slur at the Ndebele people.
In his article Dzimiri was calling on President Mugabe to apologise for the murder of more than 20 000 Ndebele people in the hands of Gukurahundi before he dies if his death is to be respected and regretted by the Ndebele people.
In her comment, Gumbanjera Mlauzi (pictured) says that the Ndebeles must not celebrate Mugabe’s death as it is a sign of lack of hunhu/ubuntu.
According to her the Ndebeles have not cried enough, they are yet to cry.
She envisages being the country’s head of state and if she gets the chance would “kill all Ndebele speaking lizards”.
Her sentiments did not receive the best responses from cross sections of the country. She obviously got a huge bashing from the Ndebele people who did not take kindly to her comment.
Adding to the voice were some people also from the Shona tribe who regretted Gumbanjera Mlauzi’s statement. Heated cross insults from the two tribes went on showing a huge division and despondency in the population.
With such early pointers it is quite certain now that comments by some analysts that Mugabe’s death may bring violence and divisions in the country may be right.
The continuous call for government to at least bring President Mugabe to a public appearance may just be what is needed now in the country to bring stability.