Mnangagwa jibe angers MDC

via Mnangagwa jibe angers MDC – DailyNews Live 25 May 2015 by Lloyd Mbiba

HARARE – The MDC, stung by a withering attack on its leader by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has come out guns blazing declaring it will scupper his presidential bid.

Mnangagwa taunted the MDC and Morgan Tsvangirai for their defeat in the 2008 elections and latest boycott of the impending by-elections.

But MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu yesterday dismissed the Zanu PF strongman’s jibe and characterised him as a brutal man.

“It simply proves that the man should never ever become president of Zimbabwe. He is intolerant, brutal and a threat to national unity and cohesion,” Gutu told the Daily News.

“We pray to God the Almighty that he should never ever take that man anywhere near the State house. Otherwise Zimbabwe will be totally doomed. You don’t expect those kinds of comments from a man who aspires to be head of State.

“We have total confidence in our ‘no reforms, no elections’ political campaign. The thousands of people who continue to attend our rallies are a clear testimony of the fact that the majority of the people of Zimbabwe appreciate the logic and reasoning behind our campaign. Why should we continue to sanitise Zanu PF’s electoral thievery?”

Mnangagwa, on Saturday bragged at a rally in Harare, that God was allegedly on Zanu PF’s side.

The Zanu PF strongman, who is sometimes referred to as the Son of God or Son of Man by his staunch supporters — among them Psychomotor minister Josiah Hungwe  claimed that his party was in God’s heart.

“Let me tell you this, God loves Zanu PF,” he said. “God gave us countries and we were given Zimbabwe.

“When we had won our independence, the British funded the MDC to remove us from power.

“In 2008, they almost removed us from power but God refused and said no,” Mnangagwa told party supporters in Harare’s Dzivaresekwa high density suburb.

“God intervened and we are still ruling. Look now we are going to win by-elections. God indeed loves Zanu PF.”

The MDC came within a whisker of forming the next government after winning the hotly-contested 2008 elections in which Tsvangirai beat President Robert Mugabe in the first round of the presidential poll.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) withheld the results of the ballot for six weeks, raising suspicions that the inordinate delay had allowed Zanu PF to manipulate the poll and deny Tsvangirai victory.

Tsvangirai subsequently pulled out of the ensuing run-off ballot, citing violence and massive intimidation, which left Mugabe to participate alone in a widely discredited election.

But Mnangagwa appeared oblivious to all this, going on to heap praise on God for having ‘‘intervened’’ and saving Zanu PF.

He tore into Tsvangirai for having refused to participate in the pending June 10, by-elections which came after the MDC withdrew its MPs from parliament after they joined a breakaway faction now known as the renewal team.

“Tsvangirai is going around saying ‘no reforms, no elections’. I wish to thank him for that. Let him boycott while we rule.

“I say let him continue boycotting while we rule. Continue with your ‘no elections, no reforms programme’ and we will continue ruling,” the VP said.

Mnangagwa continued with his mockery of the MDC, adding that the party had a penchant for splitting.

“There is one major difference between Zanu PF and MDC. Zanu PF fires while the MDC splits. Look now we have about five MDCs, MDC Tsvangirai, MDC Mutambara, MDC 99, and MDC Biti. So MDC splits and Zanu PF fires.

“We have remained intact but we fire rogue elements. And now look, the split in MDC has given us a chance to increase our numbers in Parliament,” he said.


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    kalulu 7 years ago

    I am not a prophet but I do not believe that Mnangagwa is saying the truth when he says that God loves ZANU PF. The Bible warns people not to use GOD’s name in ‘vain’. Mnangagwa are you sure and certain that God has been approving all corruption, disappearances of people at the hands of ZANU PF, all the beatings of defenceless people and murders during and before and after general elections.

    Could you please take time and look yourself in the mirror on your own in your own home and find out whether what you are saying is the truth or whether you think Zimbabweans are so ‘naive’ to believe you.

    Mnangagwa you say God loves ZANU PF, maybe its true but I would want to know which ‘god’ you are referring to since there are many ‘gods’ on this planet. The Bible says that the devil comes to ‘steal, kill and destroy’ and my assessment is that this fits very well with ZANU PF and its members, why ? ‘They have stolen Zimbabwe’s diamonds, national coffers, people’s freedom, people’s livilihood, people’s joy, people’s properties, national elections etc, They have killed Zimbabwe’s future, economy, people’s happiness, people’s future, humanity, pride as Zimbabweans, political opponents within and outside their party, They have destroyed the once ‘JEWEL OF AFRICA’, they have destroyed people’s lives, families through kidnapping and abducting people (like Itai Dzamara and many others, only God knows how many).

    Does it not show that ZANU PF’s actions resonate with what the devil stands for and not with what ‘THE MIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD’, stands for, GOD has promised to JUDGE all people who spill ‘innocent blood’. Be warned.

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    mandevu 7 years ago

    You crossed the line Emmers. Be very careful

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    nkosinathi mkwanazi 7 years ago

    Yes Mr President u will rule graves desolate bottomless pits. His Excellency actions are a qoute from the bible wen the devil will be given back power after 1000 years of desolation . Sorry yo Excellency
    They is no good governance in our country. Every is desolate. People are traumatized. We are sick. They was cold war. A government that persecute its pple. Alas. Eve taxing vendors? Sorry shame to us.