Kenneth Kaunda in Harare to convince Mugabe to go

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sent former president Kenneth Kaunda to Harare to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down in a “dignified exit” after the military seized power last week.

The ruling party removed Mugabe as ZANU-PF president and first secretary on Sunday and lawmakers from the ruling party were due to meet at the party headquarters on Monday to discuss impeaching the 93-year-old leader.

“Dr Kaunda used the presidential jet and has already arrived in Harare,” a senior government source told Reuters.

Kaunda is also 93 years old.

Reporting by Chris Mfula; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Ed Cropley

27 Comments

  1. Mugabe is so stubborn and am not seeing him throwing in the towel. THE ONLY THING THAT CAN REMOVE ROBERT IS A BULLET.

  2. Torn between a rock and a hard place, let Mr. Kaunda heip him walk through the murky waters. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof. President Mugabe, inspite of the latest shortcomings, has a legacy to defend. This insatiable desire of power nonetheless?

  3. chibaba- makuruwani

    Bullet on his head – haangamise nyika yese ari one manhi

  4. Only fools can say Mugabe must go. I wonder why all people are saying he should go. This is Lacoste and G40 fight. The general public should not be drawn into a fight that will only benefit another criminal like Mnangagwa. There is need for a terrorist organisation that fights for true justice.

    1. Thats very true Gukurahundi, all we need as a country is transitional government led by a well respected man of the church assisted by different political parties to bring new policies an ideas to a free an fair election not this Chiwenga and Munangagwa thing, they might actually be worse than the one they are chasing because its all about reinstatement of Munangagwa, who is going to benefit from this arrangement , Zimbabweans or those pushing for thee????

    2. Well said …..

  5. I am sure all our problems hinges around people who think that Mugabe is indispensable. Those who benefiited from his divisive rule coupled with shrewdness and selfishness. If he loves the country he should step down and let zimbabwe choose between Mnangarwa and someone else. He should be grateful we gave him an opportunity to lead for so long.

  6. @Gukurahundi….u are the fool of fools.its better to hav new names at least they will hav a zeal to make pple happy at first.nt supporting a nonagenarian who has ruled for 37yrs.mugabe is solely responsible for everything bad that happened since 1980 up to nw cz he was the commander in chief and head of state and gvt.So waida ngwena aite disregard orders from above???,shit mhan bharanz

    1. ZPF was already gone. Jonathan and Grace did that. Now you want it strengthened so that we spend another generation under zpf rule! This Junta will be worse, mark my words. if anyone besides Ngwena win an election they will just take over on the pretext of reversing the gains of the liberation struggle.

  7. Comment…correct. Chinamasa has just let the cat outo of the bag. he says Zanu don’t need no party or povo to install their preferred leadership. Meaning ED and Chiwenga. so please u were used for the mass March/demo,and they managed to show the world that they have support. no you all used condoms,they need fresh ones,and they don’t need international observers to monitor electronic, neither will they reform themselves out of power,so just follow the leaders you will be notified if they need you for another demo and please come out in masses like you did. Zanu is ready for an iron fist rule ,dictatorship ,rigging etc.and appare the army will do the vote counting , thank you all hwai hwai madhadha.

  8. Comment…correct. Chinamasa has just let the cat outo of the bag. he says Zanu don’t need no party or povo to install their preferred leadership. Meaning ED and Chiwenga. so please u were used for the mass March/demo,and they managed to show the world that they have support. no you all used condoms,they need fresh ones,and they don’t need international observers to monitor electronic, neither will they reform themselves out of power,so just follow the leaders you will be notified if they need you for another demo and please come out in masses like you did. Zanu is ready for an iron fist rule ,dictatorship ,rigging etc.and appare the army will do the vote counting , thank you all hwai hwai madhadha.

  9. Comment…correct. Chinamasa has just let the cat outo of the bag. he says Zanu don’t need no party or povo to install their preferred leadership. Meaning ED and Chiwenga. so please u were used for the mass March/demo,and they managed to show the world that they have support. now you all used condoms,they need fresh ones,and they don’t need international observers to monitor electronic, neither will they reform themselves out of power,so just follow the leaders you will be notified if they need you for another demo and please come out in masses like you did. Zanu is ready for an iron fist rule ,dictatorship ,rigging etc.and apparently the army will do the vote counting , thank you all hwai hwai madhadha.

  10. @Anti Tribalism……..You are pointless these two idiots should be stand trial for their crimes. Mugabe is the best choice for now. What you idiots should be pushing for at this point in time are electoral and military reforms to pave way for free and fair elections not to support Zanu Pf factional fights becoz Mnangagwa is going to perpetuate status quo. Listen carefully to what Chinamasa said today before vommiting nonsense. I dont blame you becoz poverty has clouded judgement munhu wese anoita kwauri heee? Becareful of being sodomised becoz your desperation of change can make you support harmful leadership. We need a change of system not a change of tyrants.

  11. Ndabaningi Sithole

    @Anti Tribalism……wakapusa uchanyengwa magaro nekuve desperate muka mhani how can you attack someone with a good and sound view cant you see that Zimbos are being used to advance factional fights? Maybe sekuru vako vakapromiswa kuve district chairman we Zanu PF. Pasi naMnangagwa pamwe neZanu Pf yese.

  12. @My Land thats very true but that can only happen if we have reforms like what the genious Gukurahundi is saying. These guys wil rig and have no people’s interests at heart. Mpofu who used to say that he is the most loyal son of Mugabe has turned against Mugabe becoz he wants to protect his empire. Mohadi also has shown to be more dangerous than Mugabe himself by suggesting that there should be a regional airport and a city should be named after him. This is the same Zanu Pf. @Anti Tribalism you are a member of Zanu Pf and it seems you did not go to school. How can you defend a murderer by saying he was following orders. Tiri mashonawo ka but this guy should be in prison together with Zanu Pf family. Uchanyengwa magaro nekuva desperate for pseudo change.

  13. Karikoga Gumiremuseve

    It is very sad, that SADC is truly watching what is happening in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼, and keep supporting the perpetrators, the oppression by a single person Mugabe while millions of Zimbabweans are suffering his oppression. We thought SADC is there to help in justice but duly we can tell that one person has become the actual country which they want. There is always complaints about Zimbabwean flocking to their countries but unfortunately SADC has decided to show their true colour that one person is better than all. They can see all the people of Zimbabwe are not happy but they keep supporting Mugabe.

  14. @Anti Tribalism….Though he is saying shit, he has a valid point. vanhu ava vakapandukirana and we as Zimbos should be very careful kutambiswa bhora ravo in their power struggle. Ma demonstartions achaiitwa from now on should be done under the name of Zimbabweans not any Political Party(ZanuPF) to be precise. This is why we will need to have MDC, Mjuru with her axed War Veterans and all registered opposition parties, taking part under one banner. This way, we pave way for a “newly” elected Government. The its happening we are just going to have the old Zanu in power with a new leader who has been part of this corrupt system. Bringing us back to “Square 1”.

  15. political analyst

    Umm Guys, this strategy ndeyekubhaiza varungu guys. Hamuskuona here kuti Zanu ndoichangoramba iripanyanga up-until Hameno, Mugabe is actually gonna sacrifice himself for the benefit of Zanu. Iyi ndoinonzi strategic handover-takeover yaitwa ne team Zanu. Mugabe muchatomubvisa nebullet, but it is part of the plan, coz varungu vanobva vatana kufunga kuti havasisina threat muZimbabwe, vobva vabvisa ma sanctions. But, chavasiri kuzia ndechekuti E.D is another Mugabe.
    lets support this move guys, ndokutoti nyika inake, coz one way or the other you will never remove Zanu panyanga.

    Pamberi ne team Zanu.!!!!!!!!

    1. political analyst

      Musakanganwe kuti ku team Zanu kunofiwa after every 8th month. This is now time for Mugabe to Die therefore, akufana kusiira munhu akasarudzwa nedenga, the one and only person akanwa poison akamuka. the one and only person akafa akamuka. Denga rakatomudzosa panyika kuti atonge Zimbabwe iyi. Soo guys lets support this men. Coz Zanu Hamumbofi makaigona chero zvidii.

      pamberi ne team Zanu !!!!!!

  16. i want to understand why the army took a side by choosing to support Lacoste and not g40 or both. this means that the generals have interests to guard. zanu and the army must not use the people to safe guard their interests.ARE THE LACOSTE NOT CORRUPT AS WELL? Remember what Chipanga said about the General!Most of the generals are equally corrupt.ma mine a mnangagwa???? How about chinamasa? vanhu vakati chii pa solidarity march when he was about to addresss the people? vaiimba vachiti, ‘yusa, yusa, yusa,….’ iye chinamasa wacho akabvunza the chairman kuti ‘zvinorevei izvi?’ he got no response.anyway zvaireva kuti mwana wake akabatwa pa boader ane ma us dollar. akaitwa chii ?NOTHING. Chinamasa was asked pa SABC , kuti Transtional GOVT ichava nemamwe ma party here and he said no because zanu ine ma number akawanda mu parly.for protests they call upon every Zimbabwean yet pakutonga vava kuzvifunga vega.The President might be better than these guys who want power by any means. You think mnangagwa will be better than the President? Never. ma opposition be warned better to block impeachment coz they just want to use you then dump you. mutsvangwa and wife, mnangagwa and wife, ma general all were appointed by the President, some to ministers yet hava tendi. army generals will benefit a lot from misrule ya mnangagwa.army is solving an internal problem ye zanu so that they continue looting zimbabwean resources. they dont have people at heart.pakakanganisika ma election why didnt they intervene to restore tsvangirai to presidency? opposition support president because vana chinamasa havadi kuti mu ‘lumewo’. they are only different from vana jonathan kumeso pazviito the same. army sungaiwo chinamasa. referrundum ikaiwa President will will because he is better compared kunevamwe vari kuda power ava.
    By all means possible the opposition party should block Mugabes impeachment. The army are NOT interested to solve Zimbabwean issues, rather, they want to protect themselves. In this current environment, we better support Mugabe so that the army wont crown ED. Mugabe may want to take his revenge, and therefore destroy everyone involved hence the entire Zanu pf, this will certainly end with Zimbabweans benefiting. If ED is genuine, he should refuse the offer to lead Zimbabwe. The army is brewing something much more dangerous than Mugabe.

    1. political analyst

      ehh pastor Chamunofanira kuzia ndechekuti G40 ne lacoste is one team. Both functions where created to lure your attention. Hence, its an indirect campaigning strategy for the up coming election. Also chimwe chamunofanira kuzia ndechekuti munhu wese ane element of corruption in mind. Chero imi munodya offering yechurch wani. But it is better for our own pastor to take it than kuti tipe varungu. Varungu Vanokusungirira pamutarikwa Zvehupenyu hwese, unenge uchingodyiswa supu ivo vachidya nyama yese kusvikira danga rehukoshwa hwemunyika rapera.

      soo regai titi pamberi nezanu.

  17. Tell us the crime which was committed by Munangagwa

    1. Hahahahaha, get your head out of the sand!

  18. Chiwenga is actually retreating,may be mugabe promised him something better.now he is threatening zim mass about demonstrations!! What Chiwenga wanted is reinstatement of mnangagwa not economic turnaround.Leave these guys as they play their games coz they are ready to betray Zim intrests at peoples expense.Actually there is no coup in Zim.These are well organized riggers of elections they are one.Opposition parties shd pin their focus on election reforms and compaigns the earlier the better than following Zanupf succession disputes.Why chiwenga failed to defend Tsvangirai when he was rigged all along?Today u consider him a Zimbabwean political Messiah kkkk wake up guys. No results from this army intervention in Zanu power struggle will brin smile to citizens.There shall come a heavy economic crisis wc shall see this zanu failing to pay civil servants and it is at that point that they will leave their palace going ti enjoy their wealthy they are currently looting at expense of Zimbos.No new era is at hand forget commrades forget!!!!

  19. Comment…vanhu vakambodya neZanu munonetsa sterek

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