‘Mugabe offers Tsvangirai VP post’

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PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s delay in announcing a new Cabinet, a week after he took the oath of office, has reportedly sparked intense speculation over the likely composition of the new administration with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai said to have been offered the Vice-Presidency.

REPORT BY JOHN NYASHANU/VENERANDA LANGA/WONAI MASVINGISE

Mugabe, who won the just-ended presidential election by 61% while his Zanu PF party garnered a two-thirds majority in Parliament, has not yet named a new Cabinet – thus keeping the whole country in suspense.

The veteran Zanu PF leader, who turns 90 next February, is reportedly playing his cards close to his chest as he seeks local and international legitimacy following his disputed electoral victory.

United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton said his government would wait until the appointment of the new Cabinet before reviewing its position with regard to its economic relations with Zimbabwe.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of a documentary on HIV and Aids in Harare yesterday, the US envoy said the composition of the new Cabinet would inform the US decision on issues of sanctions and other trade and economic relations.

“Zimbabwe sent clear signals to the world on its economic policies and the sort of environment it wishes to offer to business investors,” Wharton said.

“What is next is that, I think, the composition of the next Cabinet will be an indicator of where we can work together. I will not give up on this relationship, but we wait to see the sort of developments and policies (of the new Cabinet) that will allow us to review our policies.”

Wharton reiterated his government’s position regarding the just-ended elections.

The US has stood by the position that the elections, while free and peaceful, were neither fair nor credible. The world power said unless proven otherwise, sanctions and other punitive measures would be maintained or even tightened on Harare.

“I want to focus the relationship on looking for places that we can work together. We will remain very much interested in the GPA (Global Political Agreement) reforms that were suggested. We will remain very interested in the new Constitution. I think that is a big step forward.”

Sources said Mugabe might announce the Cabinet a day after the swearing-in of MPs next Tuesday.

Asked on the issue, presidential spokesperson George Charamba said: “I don’t know. We will come back to you when ready. Don’t force us.”

On Monday, MDC-T youth leader and member of the party’s standing and national executive committees Solomon Madzore made sensational claims that Tsvangirai was being offered the Vice-Presidency in Mugabe’s new government in addition to five Cabinet posts.

“Our president (Morgan) Tsvangirai has been approached by Zanu PF offering him the post of First Vice-President and some of our think-tanks have been approached with a view to offering them ministerial posts,” Madzore said.

“We have said that is nonsensical and they (Zanu PF) should rule alone since they said they won the elections. We are not going to be part of them and it is unfortunate that they do not have a clue on how to run the economy,” he said.

But Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa on Monday professed ignorance over the alleged talks.

“You can ask the two (Mugabe and Tsvangirai), but as far as I am concerned, as a party we are not aware of any such developments. We have only read about it in papers,” Mutasa said.

Asked if Mugabe was considering Tsvangirai for the VP position on Tuesday, Charamba said: “I don’t want to talk about that matter please,” before hanging up.

Zanu PF sources, however, said it was unlikely that Mugabe would offer the Vice-Presidency to Tsvangirai given that the post is a preserve for former PF-Zapu cadres in accordance with the 1987 Unity Accord signed between Zanu PF and PF-Zapu.

However, several other senior MDC-T members who spoke on condition of anonymity echoed Madzore’s sentiments, saying Mugabe was courting Tsvangirai.

But Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said he was unaware of any behind-the-scenes coalition government negotiations.

“Remember the president (Tsvangirai) spoke about overtures, but as for negotiations, we are not talking to anyone,” Tamborinyoka said.

The MDC-T sources said Mugabe spoke to Tsvangirai last Wednesday and made the alleged offer, which the latter, however, spurned.

Meanwhile, Zanu PF women’s league chairperson Oppah Muchinguri told NewsDay yesterday that women in the party were optimistic that Mugabe would strike a gender balance in his new Cabinet in line with the new Constitution. Section 104 (4) of the new charter reads: “In appointing ministers and deputy ministers, the President must be guided by considerations of regional and gender balance.”

Said Muchinguri:“We are looking forward to having women chosen for key Cabinet posts and I do not see any reason why they should not.”

141 COMMENTS

    • You are right Mamba. Mugabe must just give the First Vice President post to Chinotimba. We don’t care what he does in his ZANU PF kleptocracy. Only foolish and greedy members of the opposition would accept Bob’s “benevolence”.

      • You are quite right Bhunu, chinotimba has the right educational qualifications to be a senior member of zpf. He is only good at violence and look what he has been given by the new president, a new house with all the big knobs, 4 x 4 vehicles, good pay, allowances etc. If he ever became president, he would kill Zimbabwe within weeks.

  1. utter rubbish, if Mugabe ever appoints this idiotic puppet, people will go to the streets.
    he has been rejected by the people. Zidofo remunhu. Maybe you are trying to initiate that kind of thinking by publishing MDCT hallucinations. The man can’t even control his own wife. To hell with that thinking. keep on dreaming.

    • The only idiocy we know is bringing inflation of a trillion percent to Zim, preserve the roads left by Smith and adding some potholes which they also would like to preserve, let pple die of a simple bacterial disease as cholera and blame on sanctions! the sanctions are still there, so why dont we see hight inflation and cholera anymore? pfungwa dzeharahwa shrank a long time ago! dai yaiva nevazukuru ingadai ichitaura ngano manje inofunga kuti tese tava vazururu vayo! manje cancer ichasvidambura!

      • Gonakudzingwa: It took Morgan to fix all those mistakes. The current illegal fool will allow it all to happen again, then we can ask “reason” if he will go to the streets to sort it out. God what a fool he is

    • @reason you are too dull to say something logical. your ill-informed rants are sickening ….. if Mugabe want it that way, no one can block it. How do you define ‘puppetism’? your understanding of the whole phenomenon is blurred. there is no common sense in all you say it’s just hogwash from a delusioned maroon. POOR IDIOT.

    • Im with you on that one reason, that idiotic puppet cannot be the VP , it would be an insult to the people of Zimbabwe

      • I cant agree any less. Cde Mugabe be warned, IF YOU DO THAT, WE WILL MAKE THIS COUNTRY UNGOVERNABLE until the puppet goes back to Buhera. Make him deputy SABHUKU. Nxa

        • @goodguy: The country will be ungovernable whilst the present illegal president is alive. I want to see this fool goodguy go onto the streets and try and make the country ungovernable. You guys will never go onto the streets because you are scared of a little tear gas.

      • @garvey: Over 60% of the people of Zimbabwe voted for Morgan or do you think the election was fair? Stupid man wants to go back to the 2080’s so we can all have fun again.

    • @reason
      Akuthule wena reason, awazi lutho.

      Did you ever pour into the streets after Nkomo was made vice President?

      Is it not that as usual you were used by Mugabe to trib.alistically insult Nkomo, calling him “NG.OMO ZI.MUN.DEV.ERE”; going around beating up any PF ZAPU supporter.

      Once Mugabe changed his mind you calmly accepted his decision to incorporate PF ZAPU in his government and changed tune to “NKOMO OUR FATHER ZIMBABWE!!”

      At his funeral you wept like you had never wept before as Mugabe used you again claiming “UNITY!” He was no longer the FA.THER OF DIS.SIDENTS!!

      You will meekly accept Tswangirayi and the MDC-T in government once Mugabe decides, because to you gukurahundis, Mugabe is GOD. Everything he says goes!

      So ungabo kunya la – ngeke vele lenze lutho!!

      • someone has said something sensible here. those who are spewing hatred at Tswangson wil be left with an egg on their faces. guys, yu do not learn. the same people who used to catsigate Nkomo ar the very same people who sing ‘Umdala wethu’ today.’ this is because Bob can control yo brains. akati look west nhasi mose munoteedzera. if yu ar in doubt, jus check what happened kuna Lindiwe Zulu. barely 3 months ago, yu were all brandishing the lady taking a cue from Bob and wat does Bob do, he goes on to kiss the lady. now hear this, all the bootlickers including the junos at herald are falling on each other in praising Zulu. shame, i refuse to be controlled like a robot.

        • @yaa

          Exactly my point. Too many people worship the ground on which Gukurahundi Mugabe walks, this is why no election will ever remove him from power, come what may.

          I mean, what sort of a nation is this with people who report each other to the police for using a poster with Mugabe’s picture as toilet paper?

          Zimbabweans are useless and brainless followers – PERIOD. Im sick and tired of their cries to SADC and Zuma for help!!

    • IF this is utter rubbish reason then let them run the show.You said you burried Tsvangson in the just ended harmonised election now why are you talking about someone you burried a month ago??Has he arisen from the dead heeee??A media onslaught has been going on for a long time specifically on Tsvangirai and his wife and is that going to bring food,salaries for civil servants,employment for the 90% who are jobless??The president won the elections RESOUNDINGLY NOW WE NEED ACTION AND NOT CHEAP POLITICKING to divert our attention.Elections are long gone now we need action period!Reason does not even think as his name suggests maybe your parents should have named you Kusafunga becoz what you written is tantamount to kleptocracy as my dear Mushungurudzi Bhunu has rightly put it.The degree of naievity and frivolity in Reason’s head is very high and he should seek the services of a psychiatrist as soon as possible.

    • reason: You stupid cowards can’t even go to the streets when they murder 20,000 Matabele’s or when they bulldoze your houses down so shut up about that. There is nothing wrong with Morgans wife unlike mugs who was screwing grace whilst STILL MARRIED TO SALLY. He is not an adulterer like our current illegal president. Getg yourself educated so you can see and pay attention as to what’s happening around you. Until then shut up and go back to your housework and stop playing with your bosses computer.

  2. unity, in context, iis of a standard higher than as purported of mapostanga cult. the republic deserves consideration far ahead and above of party.

  3. If indeed he has been offered, I think he should take the offer but he should not beg for it for the sake of progress. This will be good for Mugabe, Tsvangirayi and Zimbabwe as a whole; yes people may cry foul after the just ended elections but we have to move on and as you can see we are already almost a month after the elctions and nothing is happening on the economic front. Thus to leave a legacy both men need to swallow their pride and show that they really care about Zimbabwe and taking from Mugabe’s ascertion during his inauguaral speech ” we can never compete to be Zimbabweans” and we need to put that into practice or else they all risk being judged harshly by history.

    God bless Zimbabwe

  4. wishiful thinking MDC. keep on entertaining us with your jokes. but this one is a joke of the year.

    • We shall see in this case kuti ndiani arikurota wanzwa john mapika?But i think ndiwe uchirikurota ini hauonewo kudaro here??

  5. The Headline is misleading , And the reason why Our president hasn’t announce the Cabinet is because of first the sudden deaths of our Heroes and the UNTWO which wsa underway in Vic Falls ,

    The matter of fact is that WE WILL NEVER INCLUDE TSVANGIRAI in our new Cabinet never never ever , he can go and HANG ..

    Those are wishful thoughts of the MDC T kuti vachaluma futi . zvakapera izvo ….

  6. To be or not to be is the question. Whilst I can never understand why the MDC Leader withdrew his poll challenge without being heard first, I believe all hope is not lost. Presenting his case before the concourt was going to be an opportunity to highlight the unfair treatment by the Electoral court and see if the concourt was going to rule with such a pending case. Enough said I am not a legal expert just my view. If however it is true that the President has offered MDC the vice presidency, this will be an opportunity for the MDC to prove that they are not in this game for personal gain. Tsvangirai’s life will not be affected financially if he stays out of Government but what does that mean for me the man on the street who is crying for economic development which can only come through if the political parties speak with one voice. MDC brought stability and it will defy logic for them to wish the economy an ill so that they can be vindicated now that they are not in Gvt. It would make sense to stay close to the game by accepting ministerial posts. Only decline the offer if you are still doing something to overturn the stolen vote otherwise let us now all pull together for the good of this country. And the start pointing is to join forces in quoting investors. Madhuku and NCA never wanted the constitution issue to be finalised because they knew that was their livelihood. See how they became relevant once we had a new constitution. MDC must be careful not to be like that. Wishing investors will stay out because once they are in, they will be irrelevant. they must move to strategy B – politics after chaos.

    • This is one of the best comment so far. people here have the tendency of just commenting without thinking. Keep up with the good job brother. Tsvangirai should start to be a principled leader that i think is the prerequisite component of every leader. his Yes should be a yes, not meaning otherwise. he should stand by his words no matter how much pressure he gets from anywhere. he should think people first before anything else. if he is there for the people, he should start being a principled leader he should be.

    • @zimbo@heart

      Who it it that was labelled ‘idofo….you can’t work with him…?” If it was you and the next day you are asked to be vice president, you don’t think you are being taken for cheap, foolish stuff? TsanCry might have lost his dignity as husband to Eliza to ….. but he has his political dignity to protect. Even if the man cannot be taken seriously for his intellectual challenges, credit him for his ability to, once in a while, shake off Downings Syndrome and tell a cow from a baboon in the milkshade.

    • point of correction,,,,stability ws brought in by the DOLLARISATION of the zim economy of wc the initiator was Chinamasa of ZPF and vana Biti vakangozocheka dzafa,,,,,,read wide

  7. we are.sick and tired of politics tsvangirari must just take the position late the country run again ana madzore vanenge vachidya vachiguta ko vanhu tongai mese pasi nepolitics taneta

  8. o be or not to be is the question. Whilst I can never understand why the MDC Leader withdrew his poll challenge without being heard first, I believe all hope is not lost. Presenting his case before the concourt was going to be an opportunity to highlight the unfair treatment by the Electoral court and see if the concourt was going to rule with such a pending case. Enough said I am not a legal expert just my view. If however it is true that the President has offered MDC the vice presidency, this will be an opportunity for the MDC to prove that they are not in this game for personal gain. Tsvangirai’s life will not be affected financially if he stays out of Government but what does that mean for me the man on the street who is crying for economic development which can only come through if the political parties speak with one voice. MDC brought stability and it will defy logic for them to wish the economy an ill so that they can be vindicated now that they are not in Gvt. It would make sense to stay close to the game by accepting ministerial posts. Only decline the offer if you are still doing something to overturn the stolen vote otherwise let us now all pull together for the good of this country. And the starting pointing is to join forces in courting investors. Madhuku and NCA never wanted the constitution issue to be finalised because they knew that was their livelihood. See how they became irrelevant once we had a new constitution. MDC must be careful not to be like that. Wishing investors will stay out because once they are in, they will be irrelevant. they must move to strategy B – politics after chaos.

  9. Dont write out Tsvangirai because of the recent ‘landslide’.
    For information Tsvangirai still commands a large following probably larger than that of the winning party.
    Furthermore he has international goodwill.
    Good development per se.

  10. If it happens to be true for Zimbabwe’s progression, i see no harm in Tsvangirai and Mugabe becoming one blood. All we need is the way forward and burying the hatchets …

  11. Dont leave out Coltart in the new gvt.
    Plzzzzz.
    Sourcing more than 100million free textbooks, he propelled Zimbabwe to be the most literate country in Africa.

  12. Varume political differences aside Chikwata chka offewa ngachipnde hanty they will represent isu here. unless u sayng we are better off ruled by Zanu pf. they will stll perform muma mnstries avo

  13. Hey you Zimbos if you are true citizens of this country you must know why the announcement of the cabinet is being delayed.Its been said that the swearing in of MPs and the announcement of the new cabinet will be done after the UNWTO taking place in Vic Falls.Above all all the elected Mps are yet to be sworn in saka where do you expect the Ministers to come frm.Only 5 that are allowed into cabinet frm non elected members can be appoited nw but the rest are yet to be sworn in and be eligible for Minesterial posts.Saka munoda kuti Mugabe a announse a cabinet frm where.Kana musingazive keep quite…

  14. With the recently voted new Constitution and an inclusive gvt, i dont see anything wrong about such a development.
    Definitely not everyrhing good in Zim is Zpf and not everything bad is MDC.

  15. Charamba said he does not want to talk about the matter. am sure we all know what he would have said if this was a fabrication… To accept the offer would be tantamount to betrayal of the people who have been behind you all the way Save.

  16. Whilst many Zanoids celebrate their ‘victory’ and ‘rule’.
    It is not ‘ruling’ that gives food on the table.
    Comeon we want a life and not be talking about politics everyday.

  17. My instincts tell me Bob has never had a national agenda since independence but political.
    From Gukurahundi, to murambatsvina and hondo yeminda. All this was for personal benefit.
    Hameno, lets wait and see maybe he has repented.

  18. Darkness and light can never co exist, MUKAKA NEDERERE HAZVISANGANISWE!!! Mdshit is a puppet sellout regime, while ZPF Is an afro centric revolutionary party….ZPF is for entrepreneurship, while MDSHIT is for slavery…ZPF is for indeginisation, while MDSHIT is for VAT, CORPORATE TAX ETC…..

    For these and many more reasons, the two failed to work together, resulting in the country losing four whole years during the GPA……

    This article exhibits the desperation of mdshit and its sympathisers!!!I have studied BABA VA CHATUNGA and i know him inside out…HAVANA NGUVA YEKUSWEROTAURA MADHOKORORO AKADARO, MADHISINYONGORO CHAIWO……I for one can never have such a pathetic person anonyadzisa kudaro for my VP….Tsvancry CHITUKO kuzimbabwe….Hapanazve imwe nyika pasi pezuva yakamboita mutengesi akadaro…PTU!!!!

    VANHU VE NOISEDAY MUKAWANA NGUVA MUKWANE!!!! ZPF is the people’s party, not the PUPPETS’ PARTY!!!

    • @Che Guevara

      Point of correction my brother. Indeginisation is not a ticket for tax evasion. Any sensible country’s fiscus has a tax base for revenue,of which the world over, ZImbabwe ranks second to Israel in terms of national budgets that depend heavily on tax. All honest citizen of thesies country should pay tax into government coffers because there are less activities for income generation outside tax revenue. Just imagine if the whole country comprised of ZANU PF members, and all companies, businesses and firms were indiginised in favour of ZANU PF members. Where would government get money from if nobody paid tax? Kindly study this area carefully. You may end up making people out there believe Zanu Pf has irresponsible followers making irrrresponsible policies. I want to believe that is not correct.

    • Che Guevara you are the most intelligent superhuman being I have ever listened to. I am sure you are the material to become an excellent president of this country more intelligent that the current president and all his cabinet who were foolish to rule with MDC-T for more than ten years and at five of those years in cabinet. I am sure you are in the Zanu PF politburo. How many degrees do you have? I am sure you have more degrees than President Mugabe. Keep it up my brother and please do something about Zanu PF that even accepts MDC-T people as members of parliament. Well done. Clap hands for yourself

  19. @sam
    im mdc but dont agree with you when you say tsvangirai would have betrayed if he joins mugabe.

    Do you honestly tsvangirai was going to use juice manifesto all out in the event that he had won.
    Definitely no. There are many zpf elements that remain useful.

    Thats why all world economies are ‘mixed economies’.

  20. As much as it is a welcome move to Zimbabwe, I would personally advise Morgan to consult with his troops. Mugabe would never give you food unless he wants something. The death of Zapu might be waiting for MDC-T so be careful mr Morgan

  21. @Che Guavara
    GROW UP WE ARE NOT IN AN ELECTION MODE
    After all mocking is gone we are all Zimbabweans at the end of the day. Tsvangirai is Zimbabwean and so are millions more of his followers
    This is a Zpf gvt after all so where is your madness here.

  22. The prerogative is solely on Mugabe and his presidium so everyone shut up and watch.
    Remember the executive is a separate state organ independent of any political madness.
    Lets wait and watch.

  23. With recent headline that shows that MARANGE DIAMOND DEPOSIT HAVE SERIOUSLY DEPLETED.
    How do you expect Mugabe to resuscitate the economy?.

  24. If Mugabe really wants Tsvangirai as vice President,it means Robert knows he is unable to run the economy alone.I would therefore advise President Tsvangirai to put conditions on it.Mugabe must accept then that the voting exercise was flawed and it therefore needs correction through a re-run.Isay this becoz it is dangerous for Tsvangirai to join Mugabe with his own tail between his legs.Firstly,being very close to Mugabe is moving towards one’s own grave-VANOURAYA.Secondly,it means Tsvangirai will be there to be used to create a viable economy while Zanu enjoys the glory because even after Mugabe’s departure which is undeniably apparent,Tsvangirai will remain an underdog becoz parliament will not choose him to be Mugabe’s successor.The bottom line is Zanu cant push foward the country but they cant relinguish power,yet you cannot eat your cake andbstill have it.President Tsvangirai put conditions if they beg you.

  25. Tora chigaro Morgan asi on one condition. The position should be given to MDC not the individual. If anything happens to Morgan before the next general election, the new MDC president takes the position. I dont trust certain individuals within ZPF. This is a strategy by ZPF to be able to monitor MDC atcivities closely. But please no unity accord like what ZAPU did.TB Joshua prophecy coming true “Morgan will only rule ZImbabwe if Mugabe is gone”. To be honest guys Chematama and his red amry still hold the keys to Zimbabwe’s economy. Its good for ZPF to swallow their pride and involve MDC ministers in government areas that they know they have been lacking (mining, finance, education, local government, industry and commerce, . Ask ANC they will tell you.

    • You are talking sense malemaforever….ndko kunonzi kufunda uku kwete vamwe vanongoti heee zanu chino heeee zanu icho ngavatonge tione kuti vanozvigona here??

  26. Given his love for tea and buscuits with the Gukurahundi and the MDC-T’s habit of occasionally praising the Gukurahundi as

    “A FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM” and

    “….HE HAS A MEMORY OF ENCYCLOPAEDIC PROPORTIONS”;

    I must say I dont trust Tswangirayi and his MDC-T. The Gukurahundi knows their love for the comforts of government positions, hence the overtures. I have stated many times that the Gukurahundis want Western sanctions lifted and are seeking legitimacy, which legitimacy they believe they can get through including Tswangirayi and his MDC-T in government as junior partners.

    The same game that was played on F ZAPU and Dr Joshua Nkomo is being played on the MDC-T and Tswangirayi and they are about to fall for it. I can asure you they will fall for the bait, mark my words. They will be accountable for every mess the gukurahundis create once they agree to play second fiddle in the Gukurahundi government, thus they will be finished as opposition.

    Its now a case of “bringing your friends close and your enemies even closer” in order to neutralise them.

    This story is true, as you can see the Gukurahundi party spokespersons are not dismissing it outright with their usual arrogance and bravado.

    WE IN THE GREEN MDC TEAM WILL WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS THIS CIRCUS PLAYS OUT, AND COME 2018 WE WILL CERTAINLY BE THE OPPOSITION PARTY OF CHOICE. MDC-T WILL HAVE BEEN FINISHED, AFTER BEING ABSORBED INTO GUKURAHUNDI ZANU PF LIKE PF ZAPU!!!!

  27. @reason Ar u yourself in control of your wife?? Can you confirm without any shadow of doubt that those children you are supporting were sired by you? Thing again and go for a DNA test today!

    • Mugs should do that as well because I believe his dangley things haven’t worked for many years.

  28. @reason Ar u yourself in control of your wife?? Can you confirm without any shadow of doubt that those children you are supporting were sired by you? Think again and go for a DNA test today!

  29. This is just a wishfull thinking,not even one MDC T will be a minister anytime soon.For those who do not believe in prophecy may you please visit ‘myzimbabwe.co.zw ‘ and see an article,”100 prophets predict Mugabe winning elections and Chaos in MDC T soon after,dated 22 April 2013″about 4months before elections.Then you understand.Tsvangirai is going to be booted out of MDC leadership according to the prophecy,just read .

  30. @reason
    uchadamburirwa mkadzi nemaboorangoma uchiita twuhasha twusina basa utwo.
    Saka iwe ndiwe manje unogona kudzora mkadzi wako?
    Arikupi izvozv timbovhunza?
    Uchabata tambo rimwe remakore waitirwa mashura nevema dress avo.

  31. If the offer is real MDC for the good of the country accept the offer. Who suffers as a result of sanctions? Never Tsvangirai, never Mugabe but me the odinary Zimbo. Remember I am also the one to die should I go onto the street or “freedom squarde”.

  32. @sekemutema.
    Your prophecies are dead and wrong. Some of your prophets predicted diesel oozing from hard rock
    and are now ashamed coz Just yesterday, Tsvangirai got an overwhelming vote of confidence from his party- Mdc.t besides losing the rigged election

  33. Muna 2008 Tsvangirai akatengwa nekupuhwa chinzvimbo che hu prime minister. Before that akange ati iye MDC yake haimbofa yakaita coaliton seye ku Kenya ne ZanuPF asi paakanzi chinzvimbo che hu prime minister akabva achinja kuti ave kuda coalition to save the country from collapse – a convenient and cynical excuse to get on the gravy train.
    If Mugabe offered him the useless VP post Tsvangirai will run a mile, he won’t need any second invitation – that is the nature of the man. Again Tsvangirai will come up with convenient excuses that he is accepting the VP because he wants to save the country from collapse.

    • VaMusona, what is the alternative? Pre-2008? There is need of re-engagement with international lenders- for us to sustain this economy. The country is desperate for external stimulus, so that the infrastructure is revamped. It will be after a while until the economy can generate enough revenues to cover all the budgetary requirements. It is until such that time that people can entertain the idea of doing it alone!

  34. Handinyanyi kunyora pa internet but uyu munhu anonzi Reason haasiri dofo but is very selfish. Ndiwe of those people vanoda kurarama kwavo voga muzimbabwe. Haunei nokuta,mbura kwevamwe. Kana vanhu vakuru vari mu party yedu zanu pf vachiramba kupa macomments iwe uri chii who can stand up with all guts to speak the mind of the president. Une brain dzaka dhakwa iwe. Vanhu vakaita semi munofanira kurarama munyika yenyu moga. Dai uri mumwe wainyarara. I dont think kuti uri wemusangano wedu. Unototsvaga kunyongora zanu pf.

    • Wataura chokwadi Chinos REASON haana musoro uyu ndiye anondovhiyiswa mbudzi kumusha vamwe vachizeya nhau dzine musoro.AIWA uyu ibenzi chairo iro ndinofunga munoona nemanyorero ake kuti anenge gavamwedzi kikikikikikiki.Panekakusakwana pamaitiro ake nezvaanoposta.

  35. you were right psycho that in this our 33rd world, only a thuggish country can purport to be developing without benefit of credible opposition. unity unity unity. checks and balance is a formula paramount in good governanc

  36. Ngavatonge handiti vakahwina zvine punch.Vakuda kumedza MDC like what they did to ZAPU.Morgan should not accept that

  37. Robert: ZANU PF President and State President
    Joice: Zanu PF Vice President and State First Vice President
    Morgan: MDC President and State Second Vice President
    Khaya-Moyo: Zanu PF Second President and Speaker Of parliament

    Biti: Finance or Economic Development
    and so on
    Hasha hadzishande, but izvozvi zvandanyora ndozvitoripo, kuda kana kusada. Hanti Murikunzwa tone yanaCharamba, Gumbo and company on this issue. Musangobvotomoka zvisina basa.
    For ZANU to remain relevant, they want to use MDC and enjoy the praise, just like paGNU. Hapana zvisvinu zvakaitwa neZANU paGNU, but they used state machinery to get all the praise, thats why the Rural Folk were hoodwinked into beleiving ZANU turned around the Economy, and only the Citizenry new what was happening on the ground. If Zanu goes it alone, vawacha, 2018 chinovachaira, because everyone would know the truth, 2008 would be upon them come 2018

  38. baba chatunga vapererwa nemazzano with less than a week.unoti kana chipanga mazano ari chinotimba pane chingabudaa ipapo hamhenoo.vakukumbira njere ku mdc kikikikokikkikiki.zanu a party wth old ignorant zilivacos and uneducated greedy looters…tongai kaa we ar waitng fo yo promises gushungo 1.pay rise times two by september 2.job creation by january next year 3.infrastructure,clean water and remove all ian smith’s water pipes dat ar leaking water everywhere.4.open industries in byo by january.5.tel kasukuwere to eat wat hi kills 6.stop mpofu to abuse our diamonds.7.tel mnangagwa dat hi wl never bi a zimbabwean president 8.tel jonah moyo and chiyangwa dat they ar wasting their tym

  39. mdc tarambaa bodoo tsvooo …..hatiddi kushandiswa neharahwaa idzoo dzigeree pamimvurii simuka apoo iwe bob u planner wega tione vision ne mission yako wega kwete kuhwandhaa nechi gunwe.wapererwaa yo indigenisation and loot programme is very very very very very small to raise e economy it nids derivative plans.so i’m saying kurara hope rugare baba chatunga nyika yamirira imiiiii

  40. I am shocked by the level of gullibility being demonstrated by some of the readers. There shall be nothing like Vice President Morgan Tsvangirayi. Its all wishful thinking from mischievious Madzore the dude is finished like it or not

  41. Imi ve Mdc munogotaura nzve zvigaro mu government imi makakundwa mu sarudzo sei? Tinotonga tega nekuti takahwina tega. Zivai zve opposition. Hatidi kunzwa kuti Morgan avekuita Vice-President iye akakundwa mu sarudzo.

    Mozuya muna 2018.
    Sarudzo 31 July 2018

    • Mungasaitwa toi toi toi neboorangoma iroro rinonzi jabulani sibanda akaenda kuhondo aiine 8years and he like Chinotimba died for this country and is alive again kikikikikikiki

  42. in a 33rd world as ours no party can purport to singularly democratically unite the republic. opposition is in fact a God given natural resource under these circumstances. unity unity !!

  43. If he accepts the presidential post that will be the end of MDC. Tsvangirai is courageous and is the main actor. Tsvangirai is MDC and MDC is Tsvangirai. In the history of Zim he is the only man who gave the ruling party a very hard time. He is not a milksop. Really, the man is brave.

    • @Willard,No other men around us can match Tsvangirai.You can give him names out of this world but you really know he is the main ” ACTOR”,even Bob knows that he plays second fiddle from DR Richard Tsvangirai Morgan.

  44. the will of God is @ hand,the prophets prophersied and are nw watching from a distance for Gods word to cm to paas,tsvangirai shall rule says prophet V.W of kenya,besides God says:My ways are not your ways and my thinkings are niether urs:Zimbabwe watch and learn tht the Lord Jesus is The Messiah!!wacthinggg!!!!!Amen

  45. ummmmmm why offer a post to “THE BIGGEST LOSER” imi makahwina????? kuda kumushandisa kubvisa masanctions? NO NO NO NO we prefer a FRESH POLL. Do you get the catch here? Tsvangirai to be given First Vice President post to make him think he will take over next month after the dictator dies, but soon after taking the post their parliamentary majority will change the constitution that Mnangagwa takes over and Tsvangirai continues with a ceremonial post like he was in the GNU. ZPF yakangwara vakomana

  46. definition and meaning of UNITY ndiyo munotsveyamisa vakomana. for the united republic citizenry, unity can never refer to a one party state. unity unity unity under our national flag is the only way we must deserve.

  47. In your dreams…Newsday yashaya nyaya apa. Robert will never do that but he might give ministerial posts to cool cats like chamisa esp him kwete marara ese aya.

  48. zviroto zviroto guys. anywhere, the president’s victory is not disputed for he won fairly coz i voted for him.period.

  49. we are living miraculous.how can a resoundingly wining party just needs to combine with morgan within a month.bob knows that morgan has got international intrests.but for the min time it shows that mugabe cares on us politics is there to improve the country.warning to tsvangirai;if you enjuy the post never allow the mdc t party to burried..advice,,took that post bcz it is very clear that if you refused our economy will sharply running down.sezvamunongoonawo we have promised too much but pavanemwedzi after maelections but change yatiri kutonzwa kunetsa kwemagetsi:mvura:fuel nekushaikwa kwemari mumabank.. Kufuka kana kuwarira zvese takangomirira ndimimuneyese

  50. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
    Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
    Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
    But conscience asks the question – is it right?
    And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
    I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
    Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
    The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    US black civil rights leader & clergyman (1929 – 1968) ……http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Martin_Luther_King_Jr./

  51. If for real,Im of the opinion that Mogiza should take the offer for the good of all of us.Its crystal clear no means of removing zanu pf from power without spilling blood.How many of us can afford a brother versus brother chimurenga?Or else the country will be next to nothing b4 the next elections.Those in the diaspora plse dont advocate for street violence because you will be in the cumfort of your airconditioned houses when people will be butchered on the streets.

  52. Mugabe feels normal if he rules after killing someone, but now because no one was killed he is doubting his victory but i tell u he is not going to rule this tym mark my words!!Never ever it won’t happen not this time..

  53. I don’t think this is true, but if I was it would be a master stroke not only as a way of completely destroying the mdct but also as a long game for zanu pf. Give Morgan VP, then take it away after a few years, he’ll be spent force like dabengwa…. When mugabedies he does not want a new face representing ZANU against swell known face like Morgan…. Even though I still believe Morgan isaready a spent force… But you never know….

    • Zanu pf should take all troubled ministries like Health,finance,agriculture,education,industry and commerce,ministry of roads and local government muone kuti pese apa vaihwanda nemaminister eMDC.cHITONGAI TIONE kana paine chichabuda sezvo makahwina zvinemutsindo.Chinamasa ngaapihwe min of finance tione kuti anoigona here zvamaita pese pese Biti arikusunga mari muchindoratidzira kumaoffice ake zvino gore rino toda kuona kana muchindoratidzira kuoffice kwaChinamasa kana min weZanu ndoseka zvangu kikiki kakaka.

    • Jok you are another genius, the most intelligent person in Zanu PF. You deserve to be Vice President. Your understanding and analysis of politics is beyond human intelligence. Well done.

  54. If that is the plan, it proves that the president has a developmental vision. therefore, MDC -T turning down such an offer, it will be enough portray them to us Zimbabweans as enemies of development yet lovers of power. Who enjoy to see Zimbabweans suffering under sanctions. LETS DO AWAY WITH PARTY POLITICS AND BUILD OUR LOVELY COUNTRY ZIMBABWE as Zimbabweans not ZANU or MDC

    • This probably proves neither of what you are suggesting my brother. How does MDC-T refusing to be part of a government relate to being an enemy of development? Are you implying that Zanu PF is incapable of development by itself? If that is so, how is it then it says it buried the MDC-T during elections? Does that show visionary leadership to take elections to the extreme of being a war? To “us Zimbabweans” how many Zimbabweans are will definitely think MDC-T are enemies of development if Tsvangirai refuses to join the Zanu PF government? The best person to advice about doing away with party politics is Zanu PF and not anyone else my brother because it is Zanu PF that believes anyone who is not in their party is an enemy of the country which is extremely unfortunate.

  55. Multi party democracy pamberi nayo. What is this nonsense of kubatana kubatana chiichacho.
    if ZANU have the mandate ngavatonge.

  56. I myself am a trained journalist and journalists MAY WRITE lies for a paper to sell. Be that as it may can all of you put aside differences and put zimbabwe pamberi. Vakomana tatambura nenhamo, if it means tsvangirai being vice president will stop our suffering so be it. Zvese zvamuri kutaura hazvina basa kana tine nzara. Do you know hw it feels to have a degree and still be at home 5 years after graduating? Lets put zimbabwe and the welfare of its people pamberi

  57. If offered Tsvangison should take it and make sure to recommend ministers ! not kuti Mugabe otora vaanoda from Mdc.
    If it comes by, it will be a Coalition not GNU and thats what is in the uk today.
    Please nhamo yemaputi(2007/8) haiite unless uine hama kuUK or abroad.
    By the way, Zpf has its on people who do not want Coalition and in the MDC there are such people who mind about kudya kwavo chete.

  58. If that is the plan, it proves that the president has a developmental vision. therefore, MDC -T turning down such an offer, it will be enough portray them to us Zimbabweans as enemies of development yet lovers of power. Who enjoy to see Zimbabweans suffering under sanctions. LETS DO AWAY WITH PARTY POLITICS AND BUILD OUR LOVELY COUNTRY ZIMBABWE as Zimbabweans not ZANU of MDC

    • @Proudly Zimbabwean/Gukurahundi

      Given his love for tea and buscuits with the Gukurahundi and the MDC-T’s habit of occasionally praising the Gukurahundi as

      “A FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM” and

      “….HE HAS A MEMORY OF ENCYCLOPAEDIC PROPORTIONS”;

      I must say I dont trust Tswangirayi and his MDC-T. The Gukurahundi knows their love for the comforts of government positions, hence the overtures. I have stated many times that the Gukurahundis want Western sanctions lifted and are seeking legitimacy, which legitimacy they believe they can get through including Tswangirayi and his MDC-T in government as junior partners.

      The same game that was played on F ZAPU and Dr Joshua Nkomo is being played on the MDC-T and Tswangirayi and they are about to fall for it. I can asure you they will fall for the bait, mark my words. They will be accountable for every mess the gukurahundis create once they agree to play second fiddle in the Gukurahundi government, thus they will be finished as opposition.

      Its now a case of “bringing your friends close and your enemies even closer” in order to neutralise them.

      This story is true, as you can see the Gukurahundi party spokespersons are not dismissing it outright with their usual arrogance and bravado.

      WE IN THE GREEN MDC TEAM WILL WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS THIS CIRCUS PLAYS OUT, AND COME 2018 WE WILL CERTAINLY BE THE OPPOSITION PARTY OF CHOICE. MDC-T WILL HAVE BEEN FINISHED, AFTER BEING ABSORBED INTO GUKURAHUNDI ZANU PF LIKE PF ZAPU!!!!

  59. Eh vanhu tererai! VaMugabe vodzoka votadza kutungamira mhuri yeZimbabwe handiti? Mhuri yeZimbabwe imwechete inosanganisa Zanu ne MDC-T netumwe tumapatwo twose handiti ndizvohere? Zuro ndinhasi vakati veHarare neBulawayo havasi vavo handiti. Zuva nezuva vanenge vachinyomba nekutukirira Tsvangirai ne MDC-T handiti munozvinzwa mose. Tsvangirai muZimbabwean akazara chaiye, mwana wemuno mumusha asi anoitwa sekunge mutorwa pamusana peiko? Vakamuti ignoramus vakamuti chino. Zvino hutungamiri hwakadii hwekunyomba wekwako iwe uriwe mukuru unofanira kuzvidzora nekuita mwoyo murefu. Ko hondo panemhuri here muno munyika isina akayambuka kunorwa? Hapana! Handiti vanhu vaitobva kumadzinza avo here vachijoina Zanu PF? Zanu PF pachayo haisi munhu saka haina kuzvara munhu handiti. Saka kana vakahwina, ngavatonge vega veZanu PF tibudirire. Kana vachiziva kuti vakabirira ngavakumbire ruregerero kuruzhinji kwete kuMDC-T nokuti chakabirirwa vanhu kwete MDC-T. Vakumbira ruregerero totangaka patsva paelection pasina kubiridzirana.
    Mweya veZanu PF wekutukudzira nekunyomba vamwe hwakaipa ndosaka ipo pano, pane vanhu vasingagone kutaura zvavanofunga munezvakanaka vasinganyombe nekutuka vamwe. Ndozvimwe zvauraya musangano izvozvo. Maita ny’any’a nehonye dzirikuodza musango. Regai tinyarare hedu.

  60. ngatirege kumhanya regai tione zvirikuzoitika kutuka Mugabe kana Tsvangirai hazvibatsire vana vanoda kudzidza, vanhu vanoda utano,
    Iko kutosarudza vice president kutonga. Kana President Mugabe Vakato appointer ma cabinet ministers e MDC T vanenge varatidza kuti mutongi across the board.In his wisdom our President will appoint best officers opposition or zpf

  61. if they won the elections why are they fearing to rule ? busani madoda hantsho lawina kodwa sizobona.

    • Nhayi Mkhokheli, why don’t you wait till the new parliamentarians and senators are worn in to see if Zanu-PF is not ready to rule WITHOUT your MDC-T.

  62. where will we dispose the shit of zanu -its bad reputation and mind shattered members, its political strength instead of economic strength.

    Since i grew i never heard any economic agenda frm mugabe but only political, ”I used to call him GVT COMMANDER IN CHIEF”
    He rules every corner by ignorance, he must improve delegation, putting right pple on right posts, otherwise incorporating MDC without this resolved is a waste of time.

  63. Morgan Tsvangirai

    I am aware of reports circulating that I have been offered a post as Vice President in a new cabinet. Those reports are false. The fact is I am not talking to anyone about the possibility of joining a government which the majority of Zimbabweans consider as illegitimate.

    js posted by H.E Tsvangirai from his FB page

    • You forgot to remind Tsvangirai that it is he who started this ‘rumour’ at the funeral of the MDC-T woman at Warren Hills, and Zanu-PF refuted those reports

  64. vanhu vakahwinha ngavatonge.mai-rigger muchiti zvidii? Musada kuzora vanhu madhaka mamirai mega..kana maona kuti hamukwanisi ibvai mese titonge isu vana SAVE

  65. This story is true, believe it and if you dont, wait until the announcement is made. I think that Tswangirayi must accept, and this way Zimbabwe wins.

  66. Is this not the same paper that had spectacular headlines like “I am ready to rule:Tsvangirai” and “I hold keys to election:Tsvangirai”? People you are being taken for a ride. Are you forgetting that Cde RGM has been endorsed by SADC, AU and UN? So where is the pressure coming from? And ndiMugabe upiko iyeye anoiswa pressure when all the odds are for him. If the comments on this page are anything to go by, Newsday ranhasi ratoperevedza. Dont forget kuti its month end and money for salaries is needed. Saka someone is smiling all the way to the bank.

  67. Judging by the numerous “Tongai tione” comments from MDC-T supporters on the forum, i am beginning to have serious doubts about their mental capacities. Has Zanu-PF said they are afraid to rule? Is is so difficult to understand that cabinet can only be announced following swearing in of members of the two Houses? Chokwadi ndechekuti machinja ari pano akafanana na president wavo Tsvancry asingasivi kuti haazivi!

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