Mugabe accuses ex-prime minister of treason

via Mugabe accuses ex-prime minister of treason  nation.co.ke  By Kitsepile Nyathi

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe speaks during the opening day of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party annual conference in Chinhoyi on December 13, 2013. President Mugabe on December 22, 2013 told his longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai that he has committed ‘treason of the worst kind’ by working with Western countries to try to topple him from power.

President Mugabe who was speaking in the second city of Bulawayo where he unveiled a statue of late Vice President Joshua Nkomo, who died in 1999, accused the opposition of being unpatriotic

Mr Tsvangirai was in 2004 charged for treason after he was accused of plotting to assassinate the 89 year-old leader

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday told his longtime rival Morgan Tsvangirai ‘to go to hell’ saying he has committed ‘treason of the worst kind’ by working with Western countries to try to topple him from power.

President Mugabe who was speaking in the second city of Bulawayo where he unveiled a statue of late Vice President Joshua Nkomo, who died in 1999, accused the opposition of being unpatriotic.

The veteran ruler and Mr Tsvangirai, a former prime minister in an inclusive government that ended in July have been exchanging harsh words at public forums since the country held controversial elections early this year.

President Mugabe made a passionate plea to former fighters of the liberation struggle who deserted his Zanu PF to rejoin the party.

He then charged: “I am not saying this to Tsvangirai and MDC (Movement for Democratic Change), those can go to hell.”

The unveiling of the stature was done marked Unity Day, celebrated every year to make the signing of a 1987 unity accord between President Mugabe and Mr Nkomo to end army killings in south western Zimbabwe.

Bulawayo’s international airport was also renamed after Mr Nkomo who is regarded is the pioneer of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle that led to the country’s independence in 1980.

President Mugabe insists the MDC is sponsored by Britain and the United States to push a regime change in Zimbabwe.

Mr Tsvangirai was in 2004 charged for treason after he was accused of plotting to assassinate the 89 year-old leader.

 

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    Parangeta 8 years ago

    A shame Tsvangarai failed!

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    Chatambudza12 8 years ago

    Shut up you thug Mugabe. Mhondi yemunhu. How much blood have you shed kubvira kuna Tongogara hauguti ropa revanhu here. Your party is just full of thugs and thieves

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    tsuro magena 8 years ago

    Nkomo sold, Tekere sold, Dumbutshena sold, Dongo sold,Makoni sold….anyone who dare is a sell out

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    chimusoro 8 years ago

    Committing treason requires courage, intelligence and resilience none of which Morgan unfortunately has.

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    magorimbo 8 years ago

    Just too tired and sickened by this supposedly educated monkey who wants all 13 million pple to think like him; and if you think differently, its treason !!!

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    Jogo Bonita 8 years ago

    Tsvangirai this, tsvangirai that.sei iwe mukweguri usingakuri?

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    Khaya'bonina 8 years ago

    Treason , shame old madala , loosing focus , road to 2018 ZANU PF will be swept out and it will be without Mugabe

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    Rwendo 8 years ago

    There are some people should really think twice before talking of sending others to hell.

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    munzwa 8 years ago

    Really, working with the western nations etc etc… did not western states help you bob in your struggle???