Oppose life presidency

via Oppose life presidency – DailyNews Live 8 OCTOBER 2013 

Mugabe has taken the reins of power and this means he will undoubtedly rule Zimbabwe for the rest of his life, just like what Ian Smith planned to do.

Zanu PF legislators are repeating the mantra that this must happen, pushing for a declaration that Mugabe must be life president.

We condemn the Zanu PF MPs’ mendacious treachery, as they are seeking to do all they can to blunt opposition to Mugabe. We are all too busy weeping for what the future holds.

Like we always warned would happen, those who gave Mugabe a chance have only given him the likelihood to consolidate his power.

The people of Zimbabwe are doomed.

Heedless of several warnings, they will repeat the mistakes of the past and once again be destroyed by them.

More and more oblivious of reality and of criticism, Mugabe will grow older and older in power and will crush more and more of the life out of Zimbabwean society.

The MDC, even though it doesn’t have the legislative numbers, has one last chance:  They could stand up and stop this shameless power grab by Zanu PF MPs. If they don’t, the last window will close and Zimbabwe’s fate will be sealed.

We doubt there are enough Zimbabweans left who truly love their country to make such a thing even remotely possible.

This push for a life presidency through Parliament must be outrightly rejected. The consequences will be too ghastly to contemplate.

More and more Zimbabweans will want to leave, and sooner or later the government will have to stop allowing them.

Dissent will be crushed more vigorously, and the secret police will become more and more active.

Limits will be placed on the ways and means that Zimbabweans can communicate, and ever more draconian pressure will be placed on the Internet.

Just last week, authorities passed a statutory instrument legalising official snooping!

And now we face the spectre of a life presidency! This has always been Mugabe’s plan, to rule forever.

Those who failed to oppose the execution of this plan now bear responsibility for its success.

The opposition must step up to the plate and vigorously oppose Mugabe’s obvious effort to become president for life.

We condemn this cowardly, outrageous behaviour of the Zanu PF MPs, and we know that history will come to judge them harshly.

It’s one thing to give a man a five-year mandate and quite another to turn that mandate into an open-ended tenure.

We weep for Zimbabwe.



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    Tjingababili 11 years ago


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    Tjingababili 11 years ago


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    Naison Nyereyegona 11 years ago

    Go hang, silly old buggers!! Still lamenting our victory in the July 31 elections? You have a long way to go because come 2018 we will win again and again after that, and again and again until you run out of tears. My advice: get used to it and accept it for Zanu Pf is here to stay until cows come home, if there are any cows coming home at all.

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    Sekuru Mapenga 11 years ago

    Mugabe is a poor leader. He has never been able to grow into the role of a national leader and remains the leader of a political movement. He is fundamentally disinterested in the well-being of Zimbabwean citizens as a whole.

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    Gukurahundi upbringing 11 years ago

    Even China, their so called “look east friends” don’t have a life presidency. Why do these people always copy the wrong things?

    Besides, which country in today’s world has a life presidency, apart from North Korea and Swaziland – both useless countries?

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      bingo wajakata 11 years ago

      Point of correction. I am a ZW citizen in Swaziland. They do not have a life presidency, what they actually have is an absolute monarch. For reasons I do not know (as much as with Mugabe) there are people here who are so devoted to the King they literally will do anything for the monarch and when I say anything I mean anything!

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    Fallenz 11 years ago

    When anyone becomes as self-absorbed as Mugabe, with all his paid praisers, reality begins to fade from view for them. It’s like “not being able to see the forest for the trees”. They live within their fantasy, unable to see through the fog and glimpse reality. In that world, they can do no wrong, and anyone who opposes them is automatically wrong. But, the truth of the matter is that the king has no clothes… and what a goofy old man he looks like to the rest of the world for thinking he’s fooling anyone.

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    Zeezee 11 years ago

    Hopefully he will die soon, and the country can all rejoice!