MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned President Robert Mugabe that he risked dying a “villain” over his failure to tame the socio-economic crisis currently rocking the country.
BY MOSES MATENGA/WINSTONE ANTONIO
Addressing thousands of party supporters at a rally at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, Harare, over the weekend, Tsvangirai said opposition parties had stopped fighting Mugabe, but were now concentrating on the post-Mugabe era.
“Mugabe is finished, let’s not talk about him. Let’s discuss the country beyond Mugabe and whether the country can get stability and job opportunities,” Tsvangirai said. “The only option Baba Chatunga has is to say ‘I am old and let me die a hero and do well for the people of Zimbabwe’. Now you are a villain who has destroyed the people’s aspirations and hope.”
Tsvangirai said Mugabe was too old to confront the challenges the country was facing.
He urged his supporters to join the “action” and unity from all opposition forces to fight for the good of the country suffering decay and despair as evidenced during his tour of Hopley, Gweru, Chitungwiza and other areas.
“Those who are young in the party are saying: ‘You are old and you should rest’, but they are now accused of wanting to assassinate him yet they want the country to move forward. At that age, you want to die in office yet those who are 30, 40 or 60 are being fired. Can we say you are normal? No wonder why the crisis is there. There is no longer leadership in Zanu PF,” Tsvangirai said.
The ex-Premier added that Mugabe’s recent threats to grab the remaining white commercial farmers’ properties and his weekend attack on judges had firmly confirmed Zimbabwe as an unsafe investment destination.