Political vultures circling over Mugabe’s throne

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe now firmly agrees that there are vultures circling over his throne.

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There is enormous passive resistance from within Zanu PF to his continued stay in power and residence at State House.

He lashed out at those in Zanu PF who want him to step down. Using the vernacular Shona language, Mugabe said chigaro handidi nacho, put simply: “I’m not stepping down.”

The emergence of factions in Zanu PF aiming to succeed Mugabe and is the clearest indicator that there is consensus in the ruling party that he is too old, tired and beyond his political expiry date to an extent that his continued stay in the political cockpit of both Zanu PF and government is harmful to both the party and State.

Images of him dozing off at national, regional and international events have become an eye sore and national embarrassment.

His undiplomatic speeches are tightly making Zimbabwe a pariah State.

The vultures from within and without Zanu PF all have one thing in common; Zimbabwe cannot continue like this.
Nothing is working because of Mugabe’s 37 years non-stop rule, which has reduced a once vibrant economy into economic doldrums.

Mugabe is rightly to blame.

The right thing to do for Mugabe, considering his old age and health problems which have turned him to a permanent health tourist to Singapore, is to step down.
His running of State affairs has ruined the country.

For more than five years, civil servants have had no salary increment, but the prices of basic commodities continue to gallop.

His government’s extravagance is horrible. It is, maybe, one reason why his party is divided as each group wants to continue from where Mugabe would have left off when he finally retires or dies in office.

The major issue of concern from the governed is whoever among the vultures will finally clinch the coveted prize (presidency) must never continue in Mugabe’s footsteps.

Zimbabwe needs a new way of doing things after Mugabe is out of the State House. People have suffered enough because of false promises and propaganda.

We can not continue to live a vulture’s life waiting to feed on carcasses of dead animals, but we have to eat what we kill.

12 Comments

  1. haugare nekusingapere iwe mugabe uchabva chete usingade usingade

  2. whats the point

    Your headline is wrong.. Throne? Presidency down not have thrones, its not a Dynasty or a Kingdom.. do not legitimize the wrong.

    1. @ whats the point – it is a figure of speech a metaphor baba

  3. Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe direly needs a custodian of the nation’s wealth and resources who can redeem its image from the current corruption, insatiable greed and moral decadence. Such a person must know that leadership is a call to service but not a jackpot win. After 4 decades (or thereabout) of political and socioeconomic turmoil, such a person must have a big heart to heal and reconcile Zimbabwe’s broken people, love all and harbor malice to none. This will pave way for national development, peace, stability and tranquility for the country and its relations among the comity of nations. We need a steward of integrity, humility and congenial in nature as we put the posterity on the line.

    1. i agree with you Man Kenya, We are praying for a peace loving future president. Mugabe has no more strength to rule. He is what we call in shona ” Zizi risina nyanga” ( an owl without horns).He is deceiving people that he is still on the throne when all can see that he is losing the grip on power.

  4. Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe direly needs a custodian of the nation’s wealth and resources who can redeem its image from the current corruption, insatiable greed and moral decadence. Such a person must know that leadership is a call to service but not a jackpot win. After 4 decades (or thereabout) of political and socioeconomic turmoil, s/he must have a big heart to heal and reconcile Zimbabwe’s broken people, love all and harbor malice to none. This will pave way for national development, peace, stability and tranquility for the country and its relations among the comity of nations. We need a steward of integrity, humility and congenial in nature as we put the posterity on the line.

    1. @ Man Kenya, agreed but I fear that even if we do get such a leader it will be an uphill battle. Decision making power required to make the change is no longer at the centre, most of our state institutional leaders have become corrupt and greedy to the core so the solution which would require a concurrent change in attitude which is unlikely – too many people to please and convince. Self interest, once manifest, tends to prevail. The greatest thing that Zimbabweans have lost well above economic prosperity is “hunhu” hwedu, our honesty, our integrity, our collective work ethic our concern and respect for our fellow brother – that is gone, never to be recovered – we are now a nation of dealers, hustlers, thieves and fend-for-yourselves. Do you think we can go back to the days where you could leave milk coupons by the gate and have the milkman leave the milk by gate, or deliver the newspaper to your postbox? I doubt it.

  5. Where is the democracy we here of so much.

  6. Zanu PF with or without Mugabe will never bring stability to Zimbabwe. Everyone in that party is so set in their ways that even after Mugabe steps down they will continue the status quo of looting and corruption, to think otherwise is being very naive. Zimbabwe needs a fresh and young leadership post-Mugabe, a leadership equipped to deal with 21st century problems without an obsession and hangover of the liberation struggle that ended four decades ago.

  7. Comment…Gushungo tongai kusvika mavultures anyarara I’m pleased wth ur rule violence all over the world why are they not talking about it we are leaving peacefully here for those who follow the law viva Gushungo

  8. We will need a new dispensation that will investigate all theft of state property from 1st April 1980 to date. Those found to have stolen must face the full wrath of the law (or the public) and must be named and shamed. Only then can the toxic environment be clean for a fresh start. I don’t know if we have men of high integrity and the toughness & fairness required to see such a plan through. Zimbabwe can only know true peace when all wrong-doings of the past are fully accounted for to specific individuals. Right now we have fake peace and it can crack anytime.

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