AMHVoices:Mugabe, it’s time to step down

The political heat wave across Zanu PF is becoming unbearable. Everything has now gone up in smoke. The bickering in Zanu PF is too hot for President Robert Mugabe to handle and it’s time for him to hang his political gloves and walk out of the political ring.

By Pardon Maguta,Our Reader


Initially it was a war of words. Words from the mouths and tweeting, but the tear-gassing, clubbing, cat and mouse games, which followed an attempt by the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans to hold a meeting at the Zanu PF headquarters have now convinced everyone that all is not well in Zanu PF. The man piloting the political ship Zanu PF is slowly losing control before it finally sinks. The trouncing of war veterans shocked the nation. Such water cannoning and ill-treatment has always been reserved for opposition elements, civic society activists and trade unionists. So it came as a shock to see it being administered on the former freedom fighters. Their crime was attempting to hold an unsactioned rally.

Such a crime is rarely committed by Zanu PF people except where they are suspected of being rogue elements.

It is the first time the Public Order and Security Act has been so effectively used against war veterans. In other words war veterans are now in the same boat as opposition leaders Tendai Biti, Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube.

The build-up towards this confrontation started long back and a head-on collision was inevitable. Failure by Mugabe to timeously act and avoid the crisis led to the fight. The President’s reaction was too slow until after the head-on collision.

Tension between the former war of liberation fighters and some sections of Zanu PF has been building since last year when the war veterans were labelled drunkards. Conflict was brewing until a few more actions ignited the fight.

Although some in Zanu PF accuse Mutsvangwa of using war veterans to attain his personal goals, the truth is war veterans had been publicly insulted several times and made to appear powerless, yet they sacrificed their lives for those insulting them to live lavish life-styles. So they fought back.

However, as Mugabe appealed for calm after the humiliation of war veterans, the writing was already on the wall.
Like the biblical King Nebuchadnezzer it is time for Mugabe to eat political grass. The turmoil in his party is a result of him sleeping on duty.

The President must expect bhora musango to come 2018 general elections. The friction in his party cannot be solved by force. It needs dialogue. Mugabe seems to have lost his political charm. His emphasis was on silencing every dissenting voice without looking at the causes of the problem.

He is a well-known wordsmith, but like former French President Charles de Gaulle, he will leave office in shame after overstaying his welcome. Most of his party structures are in tatters.

The government is broke. We have record levels of unemployment and grinding poverty propelled by economic mismanagement under his presidency. All these developments prove it is now catastrophic for Mugabe to remain ensconced at State House.

Mugabe has to start planning for life outside the State House. No one doubts he worked hard for this country. But it’s time for him to quit and allow a democratic process in his party for a new leader and also for a free and fair national election for new capable younger leader to take over from him as president.

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27 Responses to AMHVoices:Mugabe, it’s time to step down

  1. respect m February 22, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    hey AMH voices nemiwo futi…kkkk rakaitwa wani bhora musango racho Gushungo akangodeedzerwa kuti akunda zvisina ani akamboona… uyu anosiya chigaro nekufa, regai kupedza nguva muchirota achigamuchidza mumwe.munhu ushe… just keep doing wat you do for your families to survive this harsh economy otherwise mukarwadziwa nechidara hamufe makapora…kkkk

  2. End times February 22, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    We must try to unite families, parties and brocken relationships,don’t listen to the media because they’re therefore to make business and I hope everyone has desire,wishes and favourites so we cannot be cornered with barking dogs.

  3. Makandi February 22, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    Dr. Grace Mugabe, I want to bring to the attention of the President, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Dr. Grace Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere and Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri to thoroughly investigate CST Hove stationed at Makamba in Hwedza. i was totally shocked by his utterances when he was on the road block. its unfortunate that i didn’t have a recording phone. He denigrated the President’s celebration to be held in Masvingo saying it was better to give him the money than sponsoring that event. i am not a politician but i was deeply touched by his speeches which was totally misguided. i tried to check his number which appeared like 070 624C. This constable has a very bad influence which should not be swallowed at all by any Zimbabwean even a neutral person. Was he properly vetted when he was included in the police force. i wonder. The place is Goto Rusape. Please, Please, Please, this man must be investigated well.

    • Farai February 22, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Are you getting paid for your stupidity or you are just out of your senses? Whatever it is you need help because you are mentally unstable. Bob is a monster and does care about you idiot get that right.

      • Givhi February 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

        Moron, singing for your next supper

    • Gloria February 22, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      You are reporting someone for telling you the truth, how stupid.

    • Harare February 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      i think this man took your girlfriend from you and now you are trying to do `a grace` (a grace is when you mislead an old someone to destroy his own party thinking it will benefit yourself but alas )

    • Maria February 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      Stupidity of the highest order. Surely I believe it if they say you want to do a ‘grace’. There is no other explanation.

    • Mangwiro February 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      Did you pay for this internet or you are getting it free? This is just a complete waste. Either way it will catch up with you.

    • mhofu February 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      @ makandi. you are a pathetic mugabe fanatic bhururu. this constable is just tired of working and being abused for nothing. investigated for what? is it not true that a lot of money is being wasted on stupid birthday bashes for a man who has brought misery and untold suffering on most zimbabweans? if chihuri is going to take on this one then you are both idiots who dont deserve a place in our impoverished country. how can there be anyone neutral when all of us are getting affected one way or the other by this tyranny. unopenga iwe

  4. End times February 22, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    You people don’t be fooled by media,keep on seeking for something better for your families,like this opposition media which is only against the government, sowing confusion and discord in the country.

    • Thomas February 22, 2016 at 11:49 am #

      You have wasted your time by saying absolutely nothing. Whatever you are smoking is dangerous and stop it now. You mean to say that after 36 years you still expect this government to do miracles? Its people like you who are taking this country backwards.

    • Monica February 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      How old are you End times? It seems like you are just excited about posting senseless messages. Surely you are not more than 6 years in which case you (and your friend Makandi) should be asleep so that you don’t disturb adults whilst they are discussing serious issues.

  5. Wezhira wezhara February 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Cst Hove is right because mari iyoyo dai yakaendeswa kurumende isu maPensioners tingadai tisinga tambiri musi wa7 March allowance yedu yaFebruary. Mugabe is not sensitive to the plight of us Zimbabweans.

  6. abbie makiwa February 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    Cst Hove is right because things are not Mukandi are the one who is stupid.If that money was channeled towards drought hauone kuti zvaiita.Tingaenda kunoungana Masvingo tichidya mazimari ose iwayo isu vashoma asi ruzhinji ruchifa.Watch ZTV news these days uone kuti muruzevha hamuna kumira mushe.Kunze kokuti kana iwe kumusha kwako muri mutown hauzvione but dont be blinkered.If this Cst was vetted on appointment,things were ok but have changed now hence his diregatory words.

  7. Roro February 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    The war veterans have been propping up this regime since 1980. I therefore do not sympathise with them.

  8. andythomas1233 February 22, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

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  9. End times February 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    @Monica, unopenga chete iwe,ndiwo humbimbindoga hwauri kuita,no one has a right to shut up sometime, why uchida kunzwa zvinofadza nzeve dzako… ready to listen what you doesn’t like,this is a a free platform for all.

    • taurai February 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

      Take it easy End times, the lady is trying to help you because you seem to be lost. Unfortunately I have to agree with Monica you are just one hell of a lunatic. You don’t have to be angry and emotional just take it in your strides. Also I think you are immature and under-age.

    • Maria February 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      You say you encourage freedom of speech yet you are advising people not to follow opposition media as you call it – what a contradiction you crazy moron.

  10. Chiso February 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    End times which media are you talking about? If there is someone sowing confusion its actually you with your outdated ideas. This country is in a mess because of people like you. You must go outside and play with other kids your mother will call you when food is ready. You are clueless about politics. Are you being paid to confuse people?

  11. makandi2 February 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    freedom of speech and expression of ones views is not a crime.

  12. mwana wewarvet February 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    the police officer is a human being he said the truth why are you selling him out ?are you a puppet or a spy people like you need throughly beating unemakuhwa iwe .any way are you married? do you have kids ?are they going to school? i think you are insane my friend .zimbabwe populace is struggling look at national railways.hwange colliery why dont you report the bosses for bringing the country down you maron

  13. Michael Nott February 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Good article. Badly written. Where is the editor.

  14. wonder February 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    the truth is an offence but not a sin.

  15. lisasmith1258 February 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    ……G­­o­­­o­­­g­­l­­e­­­ i­­s­­ <­­-p­­a­­y­­i­­n­­g­­ 9­­7­­$ p­­e­­r h­­o­­u­­r! ­­W­­o­­r­­k ­­f­­­­o­­r ­­f­­­­e­­­­w­­ h­­­­o­­u­­r­­s ­­a­­n­­d h­­a­­v­­e l­­o­­n­­g­­e­­r w­­i­­t­­h­­ f­­­­r­­i­­e­­n­­d­­s & ­­f­­a­­m­­i­­l­­y­­! ­­O­­n ­­t­­u­­e­­s­­d­­a­­y I g­­o­­t ­­a­­ g­­r­­e­­a­­t n­­e­­w­­ L­­a­­n­­d­­ R­­o­­v­­e­­r ­­R­­a­­n­­g­­e ­­R­­o­­v­­e­­r­­ f­­r­­o­­m h­­a­­v­­i­­n­­g e­­a­­r­­n­­e­­d­­ $­­8­­7­­2 t­­h­­i­­s ­­l­­a­­s­­t­­ f­­o­­u­­r­­ w­­e­­­­e­­k­­s.­­.­­ I­­t­­ s­­o­­u­­n­­d­­s­­ u­­n­­b­­e­­l­­i­­e­­v­­a­­b­­l­­e­­ b­­u­­t ­­y­­o­­u w­­o­­n­­t f­­o­­r­­g­­i­­v­­e ­­y­­o­­u­­r­­s­­e­­l­­f i­­f ­­y­­o­­u ­­d­­o­­n­­’­­t­­ c­­h­­e­­c­­k i­­t­­…'''

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  16. Paul ncube February 23, 2016 at 2:11 am #

    Dont accuse someone of a crime of which he cannot defend himself. Why do u go to newspapers? You are probably a liar with an bad motive.

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