‘Murderous monster’ Mugabe unrepentant

Source: ‘Murderous monster’ Mugabe unrepentant- NewZimbabwe 10/06/2016

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is an unrepentant “murderous monster” whose threat to introduce a second Gukurahundi should not be seen as a sign of senility but evidence of “evil that is truly in his heart”, the MDC has said.

The Welshman Ncube-led MDC was responding to reports that Mugabe threatened war veterans at the Zanu PF politburo meeting Thursday, labelling them “dissidents”.

Mugabe appeared to boast about the 1980’s massacres which saw him deploying the Fifth Brigade to Matebeleland and Midlands provinces where they wantonly murdered an estimated 20 000 people under the pretext of hunting down the “dissidents”.

Research has since found that the brigade went village by village killing civilians including pregnant women whom they accused of carrying dissidents’ foetuses in their wombs. Mugabe himself has previously said the episode was “a regrettable moment of madness”.

But on Thursday Mugabe took many aback as he appeared to suggest that the actions of the army then were justified because they were tracking down dissidents.

Warning the war veterans against rebellion, Mugabe reminded them of the 1980s episode, telling them “the dissidents tried it, you know what happened”.

The MDC said it was “utterly shocked that as the country is still trying to come to terms with the senseless killing of thousands of innocent people, Mugabe has the temerity to utter reckless statements”.

“These shocking utterances are the clearest signal yet that this murderous monster we call a President, is unrepentant over his role in the killings of thousands of innocent people during Gukurahundi,” said a statement from the party.

“At his old age we expect him to be asking for forgiveness and exercising wisdom in words and deeds, but he is giving the people of Zimbabwe the exact opposite. It is unfortunate that this sickening tirade from Mugabe has just taken efforts and what little progress there was towards peace and reconciliation in the country a thousand steps backwards.”

The statement added: “His mad rant yesterday was a stark reminder of the sheer evil, hate and selfishness that drove Gukurahundi whereby some people like Mugabe believed they were Gods and could dictate who should live or be killed.

“While it is easy to dismiss these utterances as being a result of senility and old age, it is clear that Mugabe through anger and hate allowed his guard to drop and spoke the evil that is truly in his heart.”


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    ntaba 6 years ago

    A leopard never changes its spots. This leopard has civilians’ bloody spots from Matabeleland on it.

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    IAN SMITH 6 years ago



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    Doris 6 years ago

    All you can get from a pig is a grunt.

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    thabo 6 years ago

    Mugabe is a dog they can’t say this we lost sisters brother s mother s feather s this is not good at all

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    amina 6 years ago

    People been saying Mnangagwa and Perrence Shiri as the minister and commander of 5th Brigade. Now the evidence has came clearly that these two were following orders of Mugabe to kill and maim and orphaned many in Matebeleland. However the dilemma is Mphoko, Mpofu and Army Commander Valerio Sibanda sit and listen to this without saying a word, when they are protecting this murder. The murders who have their relatives’s blood in their hands. There is no greater stupidity and cowardice beyond this.

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    I’m afraid that once a terrorist, always a terrorist.

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    Peacelover 6 years ago

    .he did it then not now i think he is very much aware . Kwave kungo tyisidzira mugabe is fructered now than he was during kuma 80s .akango tanga gukurahundi it wil fast track is ouster believe me

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    Manpower Extra Large 6 years ago

    This is just a mere exaggeration to put fear in people who are exhausted with this unfunctioning government. Zimbabweans let’s get united,we nolonger need this government of crooks,killers and dishonest people