Mugabe disowns Harare, Bulawayo

via Mugabe disowns Harare, Bulawayo – DailyNews Live by Ndakaziva Majaka

Mugabe says his government will not assist Harare and Bulawayo residents after they voted against his Zanu PF party in the recent harmonised elections.

Addressing thousands of mourners yesterday during the burial of Mike Karakadzai — a former liberation war fighter and head of ailing National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), at the National Heroes Acre — Mugabe said Harare and Bulawayo residents should go and demand service delivery from the MDC because they “don’t support” his party.

“Did you really think that level of ignorance could run the country? Harare and Bulawayo actually voted for this amount of ignorance, chiendai munopihwa zvamakavhotera (now go and get what you voted for from them). I hope our country will never repeat this feat again,” Mugabe said.

Mugabe’s Zanu PF party has never won meaningful seats in the two cities since the formation of the MDC in 1999, until this year when the ruling party managed to get six parliamentary seats from Harare — but still failed to get anything from Bulawayo.

During his campaign, Mugabe promised jobs to Bulawayo youths and an improvement in service delivery, and with his party winning over two-thirds majority in Parliament, expectations are high from unemployed youths in the once industrial hub of Zimbabwe and indeed throughout the country.

The former guerrilla leader — who has led the country since independence in 1980 also said military personnel will continue dominating key government institutions because his “Zanu PF cannot be separated from the military”.

“We have not militarised the public sector, nothing could be further from the truth. Zanu PF is already militarised.

“Yes, it has the political side for which its military fought for, but the life of the party which led to victory came from the armed struggle,” the octogenarian leader said.

During his 33-year rule, ex-military individuals have been appointed to head key institutions especially parastatals.

Some of the institutions that are still being led by either ex-serving or current soldiers include National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, and the State broadcaster, ZBC.

Serving soldiers such as Douglas Nyikayaramba have been appointed to lead NRZ while Karakadzai — himself a retired Air Commodore — left the Air Force to revive the State railway company.

During his reign as general manager of NRZ, the company struggled to survive with workers going for months without salaries while some locomotives were grounded.

Mugabe said he will continue using military personnel in the civil service.

“Whose civil service is it anyway? Is it not Zanu PF? So what’s this nonsense I hear? As Zanu PF, we are more of a military party, we went to the liberation struggle and freed this country through our military ranks.  I don’t see why people would be surprised with this,” Mugabe said.

“These are people in the military who embody leadership virtues which enable them to lead the parastatals, they know what we fought for and how to preserve it,” he said.

Senior military officers have in recent years been appointed to top posts in public institutions, including State-run companies and the judiciary, as the armed forces increase their influence.

Military individuals such as Christian Katsande, a retired colonel, is deputy secretary in the office of President and Cabinet while Elliot Kasu — a retired Brigadier sits on the boards of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).

Another retired military boss who is active in public sector is Col Tshinga Dube — who is chairman of a State owned mining firm — Marange Resources.

Opposition parties have accused Mugabe of holding on to power through the aid of the military, who also have in the past said they will not salute a president without liberation war credentials.

On the eve of the 2002 presidential election, senior army and air force bosses issued a statement saying they would not support a president who lacked credentials from the 1970s war of liberation against white rule — a clear reference to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe, at the same function also took a swipe at the MDC leader, who lost the recent elections saying the former prime minister was an “ignorant person”.

“An ignorant person who is aware of their ignorance is redeemable, but if you are ignorant of your ignorance we have a problem,” Mugabe said of his arch rival.

He said this referring to Tsvangirai’s attempts to challenge his election victory in the courts after he had previously lashed out and questioned the impartiality of the judges.

Mugabe was declared the winner of the disputed polls with a 61 percent margin compared to Tsvangirai who got 34 percent of the total vote.

He attacked his former inclusive government partners for attempting to reform the security sector during the lifespan of the shaky coalition government.

“What security sector reforms? I had never heard of that word before, sector reform ipi yaunoziva iwe (what reform do you know of)? Since when has a frog aspired to being a crocodile?” Mugabe said.

 

COMMENTS

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    Tafunuka 7 years ago

    Is he going to move state house from Harare to Chirumanzu as well?

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    Melisa 7 years ago

    This is nothing short of insanity! So whats the use of an election if people are not allowed to vote for a party of their choice….or if people are punished for voting for a party of their choice. Did I read this correctly people. Is this man still in his right senses or is dementia speaking?? I am confused

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      Diego Zhaba 7 years ago

      @Melisa – totally agree. Insanity at the highest level. Chiwenga should call for psych assessment.

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      Melissa I agree with with he’s getting out of way,and something it’s not right he needs more check ups sickening.

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    Qiniso 7 years ago

    I don’t know about Harare but zanu pf has never assisted Bulawayo in particular and Matebeleland in general. People of Byo have learnt to survive and they will.

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      Knowthetruth 7 years ago

      Qiniso, ur the biggest lier, if it wasnt coz of zanupf bulawayo will still be a forest now. since us shonas came to byo tbays when byo started to something….problem is you pple you are lazy b*****s who believe in slavery. be freed in the name of Jesus. you are like the Israelites who would want to stone Moses everh here there coz u want to go nack to egypt. shame on you.

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        Qiniso 7 years ago

        Shame on you knowthetruth. You can disagree with me but don’t call me names. The time for calling people names is past, now its time to come up with ideas. This forum is for ideas and if you have nothing to contribute, just keep quiet.

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    Cde Sinjonjo 7 years ago

    When we tell you Zimbabwe that there is no shade of democracy in Zimbabwe, you say cde Sinjonjo vakupenga nestress yakuhondo. Asi inga wani Mukuru vanogarokuburitsirai pachena wani nenzira dzakasiyana siyana kuti shuvo yavo iONE PARTY STATE asi vanhu hamuterere. Maelections eZimbabwe haasi ekupa vanhu simba rekusarudza mutungamiri wavanoda, kwete. Elections ingori formality yekuti varikutonga vabvumwe nedzimwe nyika chete handizvo here? So eka hamubvumire kusarudza vamwe vasiri vaye vaye nyangwe vakundikana sei kukufadzai nemaitiro avo mugovernment. Handizvo here? Eka! Eh, chinyararai Cde Sinjonjo!

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      Zimguard80 7 years ago

      Cde Sinjonjo mapedza nyaya, kune vaye vaye vanoramba kuti ma election anobiridzirwe panenge pachigonekwa mungazviramba here kuti Zimbabwe inotongwa negobe. Ko Zimbabwe yaka mutadzireyi Nyadenga kana ariko wherever kwa ari??? People need to be freed from this mad dog!!!

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        Diego Zhaba 7 years ago

        @Zimguard – Wapedza mwana wevhu. Apparently this is what happens with people who claimto have been in the battlefronts of the liberation war, yet they were busy corresponding in jail kuti vagoti tinezvombo zvekutongesa – degrees. Mugabe should not have ruled this country in the first place. For a person who really fought for democracy and articulated them well like Tongo and Chitepo the story would have been different.

        He is not pragmatic and is more self-centred than anything else. Very greedy and very selfish. Regai kamudhara aka kabvotomoke, mazuva ako akwana.

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    tanyara muchatiguta 7 years ago

    I pity this old man whoever writes his scripts is cruel, Mugabe is simply the loud mouth that presents it better may be also under duress. I pity vana bona for having such a man for a father anonhuwa mumuromo.Anyway the prophet Mai mujuru spoke Satan weRoma will take him soon.

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    Zimguard80 7 years ago

    Hear, hear, hear people of cursed Zimbabwe!!! Chindzvayi zvotaurwa ne chikwambo chiiye manje. Robert Mugabe is a complete irredeemable idiot who’ll never grasp what it is to be president of a republic, a country that is democratic. This idiot in one breath he says he fought and liberated this country for our oppressors, pushing for “one man, one vote” free from any external or any other pressure. The right to choose their own leaders, this right to choose Robert Mugabe recently alluded to in his speech, but this Gangster has since forgotten that he must be every Zimbabwean’s president. This is typical give away behaviour of an idiot who has been rigging elections all his life. A president is threatening his own people!!! It’s unheard of SADC, AU and any other stupid groupings that clandestinely endorsed this monkey must now know him for what he is, a bloody thirsty murderer. Why??? Why??? Threaten people for exercising the democratic right to self representation. Old man you’re a waste of space. Your mental arrangement is subhuman.

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      Knowthetruth 7 years ago

      zimguard,,if your life and family are cursed dont think every zimbo is cursed.zimbabwe is a more blessed country. yourself you are cursed for not seeing what God is doing… Mugabe is a man whom God is guiding. Go to churches which pray in spirit and truth,you will find that what they pray for is what Mugabe is fulfilling….Economical freedom. you wont understand it coz you are cursed. as u said.

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        Rudadiso 7 years ago

        Knowthetruth, so Mugage was guided by God to unleash five brigade on Matabeleland and render people homeless through Murambatsvina.

        The man is primitive as he isnt even aware that democracy entails the right to choose their leaders. The 90 year old dinasaur’s definition of democracy a 100% vote for Mugabe. Such idiocy! Ma degree emujeri haabatsiri.

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    Diego Zhaba 7 years ago

    Guys, haugumbuki bcoz you know you are dealing with a Lunatic. Asi chiiko nhai! Who does Mugabe think he is to the people of Zimbabwe? What was the purpose of the election if everyone else was suppose to vote for him! Mugabe is running mad I tell you and he is going to loose it big time like Hitler and soon he will be ordering firing squads against all he percieves as his enemies. He is obsessed with POWER, he cannot see any other person leading Zimbabwe except himself.

    I shudder to think if all those who voted him in were aware he has lost his mind big time. Who does he think he is really? This is arrogance at the highest level. And his actions are a clear indication of his end times.

    He is too old and too frail to waste his energy this way. Go well and leave us in peace. Kana mafa,’tinoti wafa wanaka’ and we will sing songs of praise and write the best aulogy ever.

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    mujibha 7 years ago

    Mugabe, noone did vote for you even those from the communal area. The only person who voted for you is this idiotic woman who stole the people’s vote/choice. Beach! Rudhara rusinganyare kusimudza muromo wepamusoro kutaura zvisina basa. Ndiwe waparadza zanu pf

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    mujibha 7 years ago

    Rita, don’t forget one day you will pay for what u did. Witch! Chimbasungata chabob.

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    mujibha 7 years ago

    Kuri kusanzwa kweduwo maZimbabweans, kwatisvitsva ipapa ana Chikerema vakataura vakati kamunhu kamavakuisa muoffice kandirurani hakaite, muchachema nako. Tikati anopenga

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    savezimbabwe 7 years ago

    Bhobho i say to u Go hang yourself and i promise u that even dogs wont eat yo flesh u ruthless bastard!!!!!

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    This raises some tripidations, how can a president have such comments to his own people, the president is loosing focus ,i really don’t blame him but i blame ZANU PF for not releasing this old man from such hot sit. Mugabe must be give a chance to retire but unfortunately ZANU PF members doesn’t have confidence on themselves then they use the old man as a scape goat .Mark my words Mugabe will go or will be taken away by God then he will rest in peace with ZANU PF as he hasn’t done enough on his succession plans ,it will be end of ZANU PF which be divided into factions by then and opposition parties will take such an advantage against it .

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      I wondered how on earth he was going to begin service delivery in Harare and Bulawayo when he hasn’t made a very good job of it for 30 years. There is the answer. He’s not and never intended to! Oh my gosh, we have a lunatic running our country!

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    eztechplc 7 years ago

    Manje nevekumapurazi vacho vakagona kuvhota vanochiona nhaka. Pachaitwa Gono minister of finance, kwave kusiya Kasukuwere achi indegenizer……vemuHarare ne Byo vanorarama zviri nani kudarika vacho vakagona kuvhota…..sungai zviunu kwaMakoni…..munofunga Dydimus Mutasa angakuitirei kunzwe kwekubvunda zvake nenhetetwa dzake

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    Haya hanzi president vevanhu vachirotomoka kudaro. Akomana ka!

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    simon 7 years ago

    typical idiot been doing this since 1980 anyway. promises you cake and jam and high life until after an election then he forgets about the people. With this comment then move your thieving idiotic gvt out of Harare and tax payers pay directly to MDC to run the city you will get much better service anyway. Let them go hang from whatever trees are left in the rural areas and don’t worry not much wildlife will be there to eat your corrupt flesh cause they have been killed and if not they would die from your poisoned flesh anyhow cause you are rotten Bob to the core!!

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    Mabasa 7 years ago

    Brothers and Sisters this is dangerous its not mere rantings of any old man, Old Bob has just declared war on Harare and Byo. Watch how his dogs will respond. When he calls for peace they listen now he has called for retribution HOKOYO ne Mbwadze Zanu. Journalists and lobists must tell the whole world Mugabe has declared war on those who didnt vote for him.

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    Changamire Leo 7 years ago

    That was a highly irresponsible statement from a Head of state.

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    Some of our comments people are not encouraging ,their some people who still believe that tribalism it’s the main thing in Zimbabwe we are all Zimbabweans being from Harare or Bulawayo we are one country one nation.thus why most of us we don’t prosper because of that mentality of Shona and Ndebele ,we don’t have to follow what Mugabe and Nkomo did that was their time,lets unite and be proud of our country.i was listening sometimes when Nkomo ran away to South Africa when they were interviewing him,they asked him do you think it’s because of tribalism thus why people are being killed in matebeleland ?he said no he doesn’t believe on that ,of which I agree with that.why um referring to that when I was reading some of the comments their just showing tribalism seriously of which I dun think it does make sense at our generation to follow what our leaders used to do really,if he said his will not do anything matebeleland yes I would say yes it’s tribalism but he mentioned to cities Bulawayo and Harare .to me you are a Shona or Ndebele we are both brothers and sisters I am a Ndebele and dun support some of the comment which people brings up without thinking

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    MikeH 7 years ago

    Frankly, I am at a loss for words….. It’s incredible that a so called head of state has, in effect, abandoned both Zimbabwe’s capital city and second city. Senility has taken hold of mugabe.

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    Sibangilizwe Lethu 7 years ago

    Bulawayo and Harare residents are the only people educated enough because they didnt need assisted voting. Shame on you mugabe kubatira chembere kumamusha. you will never last long with your party your days are numbered.

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    Gavan Duffy 7 years ago

    Now that Obama and Cameron are intending to strike Syria without UN assembly mandate this also means that Britain and USA can also take military action against Zimbabwe overriding any veto from other countries, Mugabe will not have China support but will be a guest at the World Court, Dr Gono is already wanted for rewarding International Money Laundering involving Industrial Commodity Holdings in RSA over the fake fertilizer imported into Zimbabwe in 2007 although it was not actually fake but railed to Tzaneen where it was tampered with after it was certified in South Africa by SA Global who had already certified it as pure ‘D ‘ of course all those farmers who bought that fertilizer from GMB Aspindale their Maize crops failed.

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    Knowthetruth 7 years ago

    Diego.why do u get old on behalf of some1. he is not a lunatic.he has princeples,i see you rthe one old becoz hou got nothing u stand for.yes he was right,if tjey did not vote for him so why shld they expect him to help them. you dont need to go to school to understand tht. he mus take xare of those who voted for him then you zvimbwasungata,you get the left overs

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      Rudadiso 7 years ago

      So, knowthetruth, when will you conseder Mugabe old? When he turns 100?

      Sure, he is a principled thief – he would never deviate from his thieving, corrupt murderous ways. He is so principled he is begging the Chinese to colonise us and surrendering our resources to them for a song. The Chinese are even allowed to destroy our wetlands.

      So, how will he distinguish between those who voted for him and those who didnt? And does this principled idiot expect those who didnt vote for him to pay taxes?

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    Greyhora 7 years ago

    It’s obvious that we have a senile, delusional and diaper-wearing president, whose mental faculties have regressed to below that of a toddler!

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    Guvnor 7 years ago

    Robert the blind mouse has gone barking mad because the urbanites from Harare and Bulawayo know that there will be zero progress in Zimbabwe until the stubborn and rebellious zanu muppets are relieved of power. The landslide rigging has totally failed to convince the Zimbabwean citizens or the world of the legitimacy of his dishonest claim to power. The urbanites see that he has no true charisma or honour, his undecisive and wooly headed leadership style can not possibly deliver the results Zimbabwean citizens have a right to expect. His enduring legacy will be that of a bitter failure who hated Zimbabwean citizen’s and destroyed the country chances of prosperity.

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    Jackson 7 years ago

    Folks, at the time of posting my comment there were 34 responses to this article.I have then done an analysis of responses of these responses and found that there are 31 responses against mugabe while 3 were in support of mugabe.The 3 comments came from an idiot calling himself/herself ‘knowthetruth’.Expressing these comments in percentage form, it worked out to 91% against mugabe and 9 % for mugabe.

    Extrapolate this to to the recently stollen elections, I can confidently conclude mugabe hardly got 10% votes while Tsvangirai got 90% or more.Simple analysis but effective.

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    adam jones 7 years ago

    soldiers will never run parastatals (or anything else for that matter appart from baracks) – no matter what the mad old bwidi says. which country did he(they) liberate? zimbabweans are not liberated, they are worse now than they were in rhodesia under the oppresive regime of smith – we are worse now!!!! liberated what!!? muchapera chete – one by one (and at good times three in one week). muchapera madhara.