Mugabe is supreme says Gumbo

via Mugabe is supreme says Gumbo | The Zimbabwean 3 September 2014

Senior Zanu (PF) officials are powerless to prevent President Robert Mugabe over-riding the party’s rules in the appointment of his wife to the top position in the Women’s League and a seat on the central committee and politburo.

Mugabe is the supreme leader of Zanu (PF) and no one can oppose his line of thinking, Rugare Gumbo, Zanu (PF) spokesperson told The Zimbabwean this week.

“Unoda kuti ndipikise zvarehwa nevakuru? Zvinenge zvataurwa nevakuru hazvipikiswe. (Do you want me to dispute a position taken by higher offices? What high offices say stands),” said Gumbo.

Asked if Mugabe’s position was not against Zanu (PF) guidelines regarding electoral processes, Gumbo insisted that Mugabe was the supreme decision maker and would get his way.

Mugabe recently set a tone meant to silence party officials opposed to the ascendency of his wife, Grace, to the helm of the Women’s League – despite the party’s regulations that no one could occupy an office in the Central Committee, Youth or Women’s League without having served the party for 15 consecutive years.

She was also nominated to the Central Committee by the Harare province, despite note meeting the basic requirements for one to occupy such high office. Her rise to power has been described by observers as Mugabe’s strategy to scupper both Joice Mujuru and Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ambitions for the presidency.

“If she assumes power, Grace would mainly protect the first family’s ill-gotten wealth when Mugabe is gone,” said a politburo member on condition of anonymity.

On his arrival from China last weekend, Mugabe took a swipe at the Zanu (PF) Harare provincial structures for attempting to push Grace out of the province. The attacks were targeted at Shadreck Mashayamombe, the party provincial commissar and MP for Harare South, who reportedly asked Patrick Zhuwao to help relocate Grace to Mashonaland West, as she was not a party member in Harare.

Mugabe vowed to hold an urgent politburo meeting to settle the Grace issue once and for all, saying: “I have the mandate to resolve issues not only at the main wing but in the Youth and Women’s league as well.”

The first lady’s unexpected rise to power and proposals that her son, Chatunga, should lead the Youth League has sent fears around the nation that a Mugabe family dynasty could be in the making.


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    Chaka 8 years ago

    Yes comrade Gumbo, you are saying this the nth time.

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    “Mugabe is supreme” what exactly? A very long list of his supreme examples can easily be compiled. None of it good

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    We are very near to the end game. People are starting to panic.This is the time of the PEOPLE. Which PEOPLE? The masses. Laugh at your peril.

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    Yes it is nigh,, god bless as we see the beast destroy itself,,, what afterall does not come to an end

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    Only God Himself is supreme. I wonder at what cost this immense arrogance and usurping of God’s glory in Zimbabwe will bring Bob is just a man and sometime he will stand and answer to a just and righteous God who cannot be bribed or intimidated. Margaret Dongo was right wasn’t she?

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    Rwendo 8 years ago

    To paraphrase Dongo, the harem has spoken.

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    The Mind Boggles 8 years ago

    Supreme what??? I can think of a few things

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    Someone remind these idiots that Mugabe was ‘elected’ (of cos I know he wasn’t)to serve ….SERVE being the operative word.
    The few people now paying taxes in Zimbabwe pay his WAGES!!!

    In other words this old fool is answerable to the people and Gumbo should get that in their heads.

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    Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers from which they dare not dismount.And the tigers are getting hungry.
    Winston Churchill

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    bruce koffe 8 years ago

    There is no supreme leader anywhere in the world. The moment any being assumes that thus the time for disgrace. A rich man said now I have gathered all I need my soul you can rest. God said now today I will require your soul. When Nebuchadnezzar said he was above all, God made him to eat straw like a cow. Elevation is followed by disgrace.

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    just saying 8 years ago

    What a joke. Mugabe is the worst leader ever in this country & in fact is in my opinion the worst leader ever on the Afrcian continent. Internationally he must be in the top 5 worst leaders. So yes supremely useless.