Mugabe: President for life

via Mugabe: President for life – DailyNews Live 13 November 2014 by Luke Tamborinyoka

HARARE – Our worst fears have finally been confirmed! Robert Mugabe wants to remain in office forever.

It has now been confirmed that the man wants to leave State House and head straight for the Heroes’ Acre, dashing national expectation that at 90, the nonagenarian could be considering retiring.

George Charamba, Mugabe’s top aide and an acerbic and pompous columnist in The Herald, confirmed that Africa’s oldest ruler will only leave office to go to the grave!

Charamba wrote that after the Zanu PF Congress, there would be a new framework of government that would take care of the succession issues once the man is gone.

In his weekly column in The Herald, Mugabe’s aide ominously wrote that Mugabe’s “planning vista was a lot broader and futuristic. Posthumous, in fact….”

It was lost on our media that the key revelation in Charamba’s piece was the “posthumous” reference, which implied that the unpopular  dictator, struggling in his dotage to keep the party together, wants to die in office.

Charamba hints at a post-Congress arrangement that could accommodate both the MDC and the contending factions in Zanu PF, “thereby guaranteeing smooth transitions whenever they are due.”  (read “thereby guaranteeing a smooth transition when the President passes on).

Charamba tells us that had Tsvangirai accepted defeat after July 31, Mugabe had plans to sneak him into Parliament as leader of the opposition after creating space for him by deploying an MDC parliamentarian as an ambassador.

In the same script where he tells us his boss will only leave office after his death, Mugabe’s pompous and vituperative mouthpiece attacks the same man from whom the government expects legitimation.

He says Mugabe had plans for “this foolish man from Buhera.”

If Tsvangiai is foolish, George, why make special plans to accommodate him, especially if Mugabe defeated him in a free and fair election, as you want us to believe?

Why go out of your way, George, to accommodate a man who was vanquished in a credible electoral process?

What is so special about this particular fool, George? What competence do fools have to warrant special arrangements for accommodation?

If you are not yourselves unsettled by your so-called electoral victory, why give a precondition for Tsvangirai’s endorsement, which endorsement has now suddenly assumed more importance than the endorsement by Sadc and the AU?

Understandably, George did not wish to address these uncomfortable questions in his column, where every week he tries to sound very educated when in actual fact he is a disastrous political communicator!

For the record, Morgan Tsvangirai will never ever endorse that fraud that was the 2013 election, which Tsvangirai himself has described as having been “a monumental farce”.

If Zanu PF is waiting for the day that Tsvangirai will legitimise that election, they will have to wait till the cows come home!

The offer to accommodate Tsvangirai seems based on a vacuous premise that the MDC leader is so materialistic that a few perks to accompany his new rehashed status will silence his shrill national cry for a return to legitimacy through a credible election!

Zanu PF’s desperation for Tsvangirai’s competent hand on the wheel of government is understandable. But once bitten twice shy!

Baba Eddie will never again accept any invitation that will give Zanu PF an undeserved lifeline.

Zanu PF claims to have overwhelmingly won the last election, so they must go ahead and govern.

They must not require “foolish” men to assist them!

With the First family now a stooge of the Dinyane motley and with a provincial party chairperson being hounded out of office every day, Mugabe thinks Joice Mujuru is at the centre of the national crisis.

In his dotage, he is so out of touch with reality that he thinks accommodating Tsvangirai or getting rid of Mujuru will solve out this debilitating economic crisis.

We have learnt the hard way that any new architecture of government imposed on a Zanu PF  bureaucratic structure will not work. You have to destroy Zanu PF’s hegemony on the bureaucracy and on State entities first.

The answer to our crisis is simple. It is a return to legitimacy through a credible, free and fair election.

In the  meantime, Tsvangirai will not pander to any preconditions.

*Luke Tamborinyoka doubles up as spokesperson to MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and the director of Information and Publicity in the party.

COMMENTS

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    Mscynic 7 years ago

    Tell me Zimsit why comments are not bring posted? Who are you? be careful where you leave your sunglasses. Anyone out there able to create and administer a new site on the same lines?

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      Some of us are getting through. There is something wrong with the site. For instance your comment might come out on internet explorer and not Google chrome. It might come out on Firefox and not the other two. Something is not right with the server on the site. Chrome is the worst affected on my pc.

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        Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

        @Mscynic, @Doctor Do little – Since this site went down for a few days in October it hasn’t been the same. What I have noticed that the site is now caching a lot of pages and when you open an article sometimes it fails to display comments even when there are comments.

        What you have to do is refresh the page and then it will display the comments. Also if you open a page initially when there was no comment, any subsequent opening of that page will show no comments even if comments have since been added to the article. This is because the site serving cached pages instead of retrieving fresh page from the server.

        The owners need to have a look at the WordPress settings they are now using and reset to the ones they were using before.

        Also I have noticed that at the moment only the front page is not cached but the other pages are all cached. Could the site owners please disable caching for the rest of the site because this is affecting comments.

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    Abbie 7 years ago

    Luke says Tsvangirai would never legitimate Mugabe. By participating in an election before reforms that’s exactly what he did.

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    This site has become a disaster. One of the joys of this site was to share in the opportunity for Zimbabweans to finally share their hearts in a deeply oppressive society. Please can someone else who knows what they are doing and who really has Zimbabwe at heart start a similar site as suggested by Mscynic. I bet this comment does not appear!

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    Daniel 7 years ago

    Well said Abbie.Morgan was a naive fool and still is.You might have a chance of fooling Magabe once but it is not going to happen again.

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    annania n 7 years ago

    Yes President Tsvangirai erred by going to the elections without destroying the ZANU PF apparatus of the army, but he could have never managed on his on with the sellouts like Biti and partners in place. In fact whatever was achieved during the GNU was really miracle, considering the influence and powerful position occupied by Bit and his stupidity of being a ZANU PF stooge like Ncube, Misihairambwe Mushonga and Aurthur. If the Tsvangirai had accepted the cheating of ZANU PF then Mugabe would have rewarded these guys with Ministerial and ambassodorial posting allover the globe wasting the merger resources. There should never been a GNU. Legitimacy is only by fresh elections. They claimed victory, and President Tsvangirai told them immediately that they have erroded the little hope for revival by cheating so blutantly and they must rig the economy or the economy will boot them. The arguements and fights in ZANU PF is receip for that booting. There is hunger, even the ZANU PF youth are feeling it and they are fighting each other like dogs. As MDC we will watch.

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    annania n 7 years ago

    Yes President Tsvangirai erred by going to the elections without destroying the ZANU PF apparatus of the army, but he could have never managed on his on with the sellouts like Biti and partners in place. In fact whatever was achieved during the GNU was really miracle, considering the influence and powerful position occupied by Bit and his stupidity of being a ZANU PF stooge like Ncube, Misihairambwe Mushonga and Aurthur. If the Tsvangirai had accepted the cheating of ZANU PF then Mugabe would have rewarded these guys with Ministerial and ambassodorial posting allover the globe wasting the merger resources. There should never been a GNU. Legitimacy is only by fresh elections. They claimed victory, and President Tsvangirai told them immediately that they have erroded the little hope for revival by cheating so blutantly and they must rig the economy or the economy will boot them. The arguements and fights in ZANU PF is receip for that booting. There is hunger, even the ZANU PF youth are feeling it and they are fighting each other like dogs. As MDC we will watch. Let Mugabe be president for life true, but even apartheid’s Botha once thought that SA will never be govern by Blacks, but 1994 that was proved to be very much a wishfull thinking of racist old man.

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    Michael 7 years ago

    This succession battle is gettingugly – The next one w ho will die in a mysterious fire is Joice Mujuru. Mugabe wants Grace to succeed him ad will probably inveigle the various factions to work together towards that end. I will not at all be surprized if she is elected as VP by him – to replace Mujuru.

    Would that mean peae in Zimbabwe? Does Mujuru have support from at least some people in Zimbabwe especially in the ount Darwin area? However, that won’t help her – a funeral in the Heoes Acre is a more likely prospect.

    You think you ar in trouble now – wait til Grace takes over – she is indeed an idiot at best – but she would loot more than Mugabe did.