‘Mugabe on way out’

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said Zanu PF was in the middle of a political storm with President Robert Mugabe’s imminent exit now unavoidable as the ruling party had been hijacked by “nonentities and opportunists”.

EVERSON MUSHAVA
CHIEF REPORTER

Addressing journalists at the MDC-T’s Harvest House headquarters in Harare, Tsvangirai said Zanu PF was facing a leadership crisis because of Mugabe’s “impending end”.

He said Mugabe’s exit would create a political vacuum to be capitalised on by buccaneers and nonentities, but sadly it was ordinary people who would suffer the most.

“When the big man’s exit is unavoidable, what happens is that nonentities and opportunists take advantage because there is a political vacuum,” Tsvangirai said.

“What is happening in Zimbabwe is not different from what happened during Mao (Mao Zedong, the late Chinese Communist leader)’s end days. Mao’s wife tried to take over leadership because Mao was dying and, unfortunately, she did not succeed.
The same happened in Malawi when (Kamuzu) Banda was dying, John Tembo and (Cecilia Tamanda) Kadzamira (Banda’s female partner) wanted to take over power, but it failed.”

Tsvangirai added: “Can’t you see that history is repeating itself in Zimbabwe? Unfortunately, it is the people who are facing the crisis. I don’t know how this lack of leadership that we are facing can solve our problems. How can the fight of two women help bring food on our tables or stop the closing of companies? Please give us a break! Get away from the circus.”

Zanu PF is currently locked in bitter faction fights as the race to succeed Mugabe, who turns 91 next February, sours.

Beleaguered Vice-President Joice Mujuru is reportedly leading a faction tussling for control of the party with another led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

First Lady Grace Mugabe, fighting in Mnangagwa’s corner, last month launched brutal attacks on Mujuru, accusing her of corruption and plotting to topple her husband Mugabe.

Several Mujuru allies have since been axed from Zanu PF as the party edges towards its December elective congress to be held in two weeks’ time.

Tsvangirai said his party was concerned that ordinary people and the economy were bearing the brunt of the infighting in Zanu PF.

The MDC-T leader lashed out at South Africa for taking 12 years to release the 2002 election report on Zimbabwe produced by two South African High Court judges tasked by ex-South African President Thabo Mbeki.

The report, finally released this week, 12 years later after a legal battle between South African newspaper Mail&Guardian and the South African government, confirmed that the 2002 polls were flawed.

Tsvangirai challenged the elections in the Zimbabwean courts, but the matter has not yet been heard up to this day.

The MDC-T leader said the same serious defects and failings highlighted by the South African judicial report that characterised the 2002 polls also marred the 2008 and 2013 polls where Mugabe was controversially declared winner.

He said the report vindicated his party’s position about elections in Zimbabwe and castigated South Africa for trying to sweep that under the carpet.

Tsvangirai said he wondered why South Africa was working with the Mugabe regime that had “reduced elections to nothing more than deadly military operations” against civilians and the opposition.

“Once again, we are outraged by the role of some Sadc countries in subverting democratic processes of another sovereign State,” Tsvangirai said.

“When the genocide in Rwanda was taking place, the majority of African leaders remained silent about it. Likewise, when violence flared up in Zimbabwe with innocent civilians being butchered in broad daylight, Sadc countries turned a blind eye. Sadc’s failure to censure, denounce and punish Mugabe’s actions continues to represent a travesty of democracy.”

He said Zimbabwe’s problems could have been solved a long time ago had the report been made available on time.

“It would seem that Mugabe’s treachery should be a cause of instant outrage within Sadc itself, potentially stripping Mugabe of the chairmanship, but again, the report clearly shows that this man does not operate in isolation of others in the region.”

68 Comments

  1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap accidented vehicles. Very interesting. Go to CHEAPACCIDENTED.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. CHEAPACCIDENTED.COM Wake up African people

      1. We said Tsvangison at least with half a brain you are ten times better than these morons trying to destroy this country

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  2. Open Zip you talk too much but no action. Why not remove Matibili violently, like you once promised us?

    1. Mr Tsvangirai sir…concentrate on rebuilding your party…Since when have you become a political analyst?.

      1. Kusekana kwavana kamba. Tsvangirai is oblivious of the fact that no one knows who is the leader of Tsvangirai’s party up to now. Biti expelled Tsvangirai from the party first then followed by another resolution by Tsvangirai which purported to expell Biti. Given this backdrop no one knows where Tsvangirai got the high moral ground to see a splinter in someone’s eye while ignoring a log in his own.

        1. …..this is utter drivel Terry

        2. warashika iwe

      2. What party are you talking about. a fractious MDC that is no longer a true opposition party. What it was and what this party is today is night and day after Tsvangirai and his clowns sold out to Mugabe. How is he going to rebuild a party when he has usurped full authoritarian control of his dysfunctional MDC. He has become another Mugabe type but this time round he will face Grace who has her eyes set on the presidency. Will he out man-oeuvre her I doubt it. He just does not have it in him not that Grace is a good candidate. She is evil and will take Zimbabwe into further ruin.

  3. If Grace had kept her cool and used her charity work to woo gullible Zimbaz that she will be kind and considerate to their unending woes,may she could have stood a chance to be in the presidency.However she has shown how empty she is by climbing on top of the mountain to shout ,scream,stupify and blame everyone else except herself.
    The good thing Grace has done is cause more head ache ,more divisons ,hatred in zpf and thereby shortening Mugabw rule.the jackals,wolves,hyenas,crocodiles of zanu pf are eagerly waiting to devour the probably one the last meals.because its begining of the end.mugabe rule is invetably nearing collapse .watch the space!

    1. All the dinosaurs eventually became extinct. This one will go the same way.

  4. This grandpa mugabe mst leave the space for others

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  6. But I thought Mr Tsva also has problems in his own party. Arikuona maproblems eZanu ko eMdcT haasikuaona here? Wasting our time, he is.

    1. Really. This idiot can’t keep his party in one piece for any sensible bit of time but knows what happenned in China and Malawi….

      1. So Mugabe is keeping his part together?

  7. “I wanted my Son to be a Headmaster”,said Bona,Chief RGs’ mother.She was right, she knew her son well and knew the power of the colonial time Headmasters.If you were a teacher you would pee yourself when summoned to the headmaster’s office, thus how powerful they were.Todays’ Authority,is it about Power?
    I am not a fan of powerful and visionless leaders regardless of their parties.Morgan?He was a powerful
    worker’s rep leader,he is currently a powerful opposition leader has been in government as a Prime Minister.Vision?He can throw a few punches to his opponents especially now that he is not PM.Has he ever proposed doing anything different for the country before he was PM,when he was PM,after he was PM?One that I recall,Lure investors.Is he democratic?I doubt,judging from his interference with the electoral process in his own party.Would I vote for him?Maybe,only for one term and because theres’ no alternative at the moment.

  8. Everyone is so shocked & captivated by the drama in zanupf we hav even forgotten Tsvangirai`s first name. Grace Mugabe truly deserves a phd for such genius

  9. @chigindwane and rings…musaite kunge madya mat*zvi. evry1 z entitled to give his/her opinion on issues of national interest.

  10. Mapenzi Dhumanai Chaizvo

    KIKIKIKIKIKIKIKI . Opportunists and nonentities . Mr Retard are you also not an opportunist . You took advantage off the peoples suffering and thought you could play the messiah . What have you done for the people other than chasing dresses and pleasures . You just bark like a rabid dog before you think . Next time MAKE SURE YOUR BRAINS ARE ENGAGED BEFORE YOU PUT YOUR DIRTY MOUTH INTO GEAR .

  11. Ladies and gentlemen, I am confused. Please help. Is this about Mugabe as an individual or as leader of zanu pf. If zanu pf has its problems, isn’t that good for the mdc and other opposition parties. I think its time for the opposition to take advantage and attack the zanu pf strongholds. Instead opposition is getting involved with the infighting in zanu pf.
    Grace never said she wants to be president of the party. She is simply joining active politics. Obviously she was elected. Let those who elected her see for themselves that their candidate is not fit. What’s all this outcry.
    Tsvangirai, wakuda vakafirwa manje. Zvinogona kufire. Tsvimbo rume be shiri kadzi. Good combination

    1. am just as confused,Mr Tsvangirai seems concerned about which zanu pf candidate will take the country to the promised land instead of him to capitalise on that crisis, aahh apa save mandikona.

  12. The kettle calling the pot black, or is it vice versa. Edison crafted the laws which have kept Robert Mugabe in power for too long, Nelson Chamisa did the same recently when everything, from name to teaspoon in MDC, belongs to the President. The difference is the same, my students used to tell me. In Zimbabwe we are stuck with two political parties of which one is the child of the other.

  13. Tvangirai are you a prophet or psychic if u r non of the both better keep quite. we expecting you to be sharpening yr ideas and come up with a better strategy to bring something to the needy Zimbos. let me finish of i dnt want to explode i wll cause much harm remember im poisonous. Boooooooom

  14. ya lesi silima sezi hlathi asazisasivelelela kupi

  15. SADC countries ar the major beneficiaries of the crisis especially South Afr. Zim is producing learned pips; trs & lecturers etc ar running to SADC countries. shortage of industrial activities means Zim is buying mo goods frm SA .. even Moza. the mo Zim is in danger the better fo em. only Econet & delta

  16. Kumwe kutaura kwenyu anhuwoyee!….ndanyarara zvangu.

  17. I always laugh and wonder when I see fellow Zimbos denigrating Tsvangirayi day in day out for the sole crime of having failed to remove Mugabe from power and I ask, “what have these fellows themselves done to change the situation in Zim which they dislike so much.” Why pin your hopes on another individual. For that cause, I applaud Tsvangirayi that at least for himself he has done something to try to change the system he doesn’t like than those who criticise him for having failed to change the situation for them. That’s what you get in a nation of cowards. They wait for others to sacrifice their lives for them. Shame on you Tsvangirayi critics.

    1. Good observation mate.

  18. “Once again, we are outraged by the role of some Sadc countries in subverting democratic processes of another sovereign State,” ….like how? Staying out of the coutry’s affairs means subverting the democratic processes of that country? DIdn’t you go to Mbeki for help? You needed Chamisa to do this press release for you…

  19. You pple surprise me. Why do you attack somebody when he/she airs his/her views. MT is a Zimbabwean hence has a right to comment and airs his views. News reporters tout pple like MT to comment so that they hear his views concerning what is happening in Zanu PF. I respect my leaders regardless of part alignment. Lets comment productively. I know its a bitter pill to swallow.

    1. Obsession with hatred, malice and venom. Unjustified Venom against Tsvangirai because he should have blindly heeded Mangoma’s letter. Anybody who wanted to lead should have subjected himself to the people at the just ended congress. How can a leader be removed by a memo or a letter? guys why do you have double standards. Wht the mangomas wanted is exactly what is happening in ZANU PF now. Vote of no confidence of leaders by people who don’t constitute a quorum. If Biti and company are so bright and strategists par excellence as they claim let the prove it to Zimbabweans. Let people judge. Dont be so obsessed with a hatred of a person to a point of being so naive. Tsvangirai like everyone here commenting has every democratic right to comment on national issues. If he is a failure, the question is what are you doing you critics and all the professors to help Zimbabwe’s situation. Insulting and insulting….? Wooo! Please dont allow hatred and demons cloud your thinking to that level. History shall judge you harshly… just watch this space!

  20. Munhu anonzi Tsvangira akambobva nepi sure.Zvekubvisa Zanu pf Paso tsve,kwakuzviita an analyst.Haaaa get away mhani

  21. ncindabengibophe

    who eva believes this fool MOREGALZ will eva rule this country z a foolish fool themselves. this foolish fool enjoyed drinking tea with the beast and opening up his ZIP evrywhere when he had a chance to change things in the GNU nw jus lyk any other empty vessel he z making a lot of noise

  22. Obsession with hatred, malice and venom. Unjustified Venom against Tsvangirai because he should have blindly heeded Mangoma’s letter. Anybody who wanted to lead should have subjected himself to the people at the just ended congress. How can a leader be removed by a memo or a letter? guys why do you have double standards. Wht the mangomas wanted is exactly what is happening in ZANU PF now. Vote of no confidence of leaders by people who don’t constitute a quorum. If Biti and company are so bright and strategists par excellence as they claim let the prove it to Zimbabweans. Let people judge. Dont be so obsessed with a hatred of a person to a point of being so naive. Tsvangirai like everyone here commenting has every democratic right to comment on national issues. If he is a failure, the question is what are you doing you critics and all the professors to help Zimbabwe’s situation. Insulting and insulting….? Wooo! Please dont allow hatred and demons cloud your thinking to that level. History shall judge you harshly… just watch this space!

    1. “A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.”
      ― Anthony Liccione

  23. Lethal Kamudhosvo

    The legitimacy of Mugabe still remains a cause concern here in Zimbabwe and globally. Lest we forget lets start demanding the end of Mudede et al who champion vote rigging for Zanu PF

  24. Zimbabwe’s biggest challenge is Robert Mugabe He is the cause of this circus.As he sees this circus in zpf,is he not ashamed to still be holding on to power.

  25. i fell sorry for grace and the kids , when mugabe bites the dust which he will make no mistake, even those pretending to love him and grace now will turn on them and crucify them to make peace with the hungry electorate, if grace was wise she should have stayed on the BALCONY watching all the drama from a distance, but then again bob is selfish and cares for noone so he sent grace onto the dance floor to sweat loki the rest for which she will pay, meanwhile we watch with keen interest the unfolding drama

  26. i feel sorry for grace and the kids , when mugabe bites the dust which he will make no mistake, even those pretending to love him and grace now will turn on them and crucify them to make peace with the hungry electorate, if grace was wise she should have stayed on the BALCONY watching all the drama from a distance, but then again bob is selfish and cares for noone so he sent grace onto the dance floor to sweat like the rest for which she will pay, meanwhile we watch with keen interest the unfolding drama

  27. Am no Tswangirayi supporter,but he did something for the Country.Remember GNU.It is very difficult to remove ZANU-PF by elections .They have military power on their side and thus the opposition is powerless. Even ZAPU with its military wing ZIPRA failed to dislodge Mugabe

    1. Well he knows about China after Mao so he must know about ZAPU… If he was any smarter he would’ve gone into a unity deal with ZANU- he would have had a better chance of political survival…

  28. Tsvangirayi Morgan Richard ndizvo!

  29. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap accidented vehicles. Very interesting. Go to CHEAPACCIDENTED.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. CHEAPACCIDENTED.COM Wake up African people

  30. no matter how some people might hate tsvangirai the truth is the truth zanu has made zimbabweans suffer and brainwashed to the extent they would rather walk from chivi to mazoe even if they cant pay school fees for their children

  31. How unfair some people are to blame Tsvangirai to win rigged elections.Or else they do not believe in free and fair elections so they expected Tsvangirai to compete with zanu pf in rigging.If all the past elections were conducted,observed and monitored fairly Tsvangirai could have served the mandated term and we could be by now talking of a Zimbabwe which has a good culture of leadership change.Open your eyes and see who is wrong because I don’t agree with you that Tsvangirai is wrong on our problems.

  32. kkkkkkk hanz Tsvangirai aona zvwzanu zvake apedza here, ana Bob pavanombomushaudha nekutaura about mdc vanenge vapedza zvavo here? ndopolitics dzacho idzodzo unototi utaure zvevamwe chete,,,,,taurai save taurai

  33. I have seen pane problem manje!Tisu tenga ma Zimbos takazviparadzira our future.We regard our selves to be smart thinkers but alas we not.Yes i admit our level of education WAS one of the best in africa,not anymore,so in the end we regard ourselves to be vry clever but we not.Instead of pushing for advice and ideas on how best Bob can be removed,we waste time on silly isues,lets grow up people for the sake of our kids!!My advice kuna mothers is….yes u isolated,but do your best to get the following in your coner,Makoni,Gono,Biti,Dumiso and lastly Shiri with these 5 in your camp trust me u will deliever a TKO,look i dont know how u can get these together,step down now and fight from outside,its jus too bloody from inside,thus why Rex was eliminated.

  34. Renewal Gamatocks

    Die, Moscan die!!

  35. Renewal Gamatocks

    We are tired of foreigners ruling us. First we had all those white guys, now we have this ridiculous Moscan Matibiri.

  36. Sad really to note people vilifying morgan as a failure .You are the very same stupid idiots who ramarked tha you don’t vote because it wont change anything but you disregard the cumulative power of individual votes. 2. You expect him to stage a one man demo and make all the scarifices whilst you are comfortably couched behind ma gadgets enyu.Remember if you want to see the rainbow you have to satnd a little rain. Make those sacrifice too or continue to suffer under Zanu. Its equaly vulgar and stupid to suggest that tsvangirai has no ground to comment on issue of national import.Its very unfortinate Zimbos are learned but lake wisdom .Many of you are not different from disgrace

  37. “When the big man’s exit is unavoidable, what happens is that nonentities and opportunists take advantage because there is a political vacuum,” Tsvangirai [President Mugabe supporter]said.

    For sure Morgan is worried. He is a ZANU supporter by heart and MDC President Financially ha ha ha

  38. Can someone educate me on what tsvangirayi is supposed to do given the happenstances in Zanu

  39. He is supposed to step down as a the president of his party and become an elder in MDC giving advise to his susscessor as a way of embracing demorcracy and continuity. He is supposed to tell zimbabweans that he is better than ZANU in party organisation. Campaign internationally for economic recovery rather than gloat over economic melt down of his motherland so that the few remaining job opportunities can survive.

    1. Vanhu hamuna kwenyu, kana zvamunoda zvacho hamuzivi.mwari batsirai Nyika yezimbabwe

  40. It is interesting that Morgan Tsvangirai holds a press conference to update people on Zanu pf matters

  41. Hearers are story tellers

    Any Other Business? zvepolitics hazvibhadhare, zvakabhurotsa Zimbabwe once an economic hub of the Southern Africa….

  42. My friends let us continue to support tsvangirai as he is gaining political relevence again.zanu pf officials who have a hand in rigging from 2002 up to recent election are in serious trouble as they are to be arrested if they set their foot on S.A.I dnt have enough details but all I know for now is Tsvangirai can still get canaan .pane zvikuitika

  43. kikikiki, Digging news from the cemetery, who in his right senses would take the politically dead
    chematama’s whispering voice seriously. Even the ZANU PF government is not worried that the corpse is in a State mansion somewhere there in Highlands. They have just left it under the care of flies and ticks.

  44. Us we waiting for that let them fight until they tired

    Isu magandanga ndopato Rowa dzese totora zvedu hushe hwacho

  45. zimbos are cowards par excellence. Tsvangirai is a brave man. I want to know what you people have done for the country, other than shouting at Tsvangirai? Some of you did not even register to vote. You want Tsvangirai to form an army. If he is to do that I am sure he and a few MDC supporters will, the rest will run away from the country. Bloody cowards.

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