Mugabe: ‘Angel’ turns devil-incarnate

ON June 2 this year, former Zanu PF secretary for youths, Kudzanayi Chipanga, made stunning claims before thousands of party supporters gathered at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera and millions watching on national television that former President Robert Mugabe was “an angel”.

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

Being the latest bootlicker within a party that had men and women who worshipped and sang praises to their leader, Chipanga took it to an unimaginable level and likened the aging revolutionary leader to the biblical angel Gabriel who, according to Christian doctrine, delivered the message of Jesus Christ’s miraculous birth to the virgin Mary.

In an unprecedented grovelling address, Chipanga further claimed that Mugabe’s late mother, Mbuya Bona, was inspired by God to name the veteran leader Gabriel.

“Truly speaking, in heaven there is God and here on earth there is an angel called Robert Gabriel Mugabe. You are representing God here on earth,” Chipanga said as Zanu PF officials ululated in agreement.

Still bubbling with ego, and on top of the game, Chipanga struck again a month later during another interface rally in Chinhoyi where he described Mugabe as “Deputy Jesus”.

“He is our messiah… He is second to Jesus. He is our liberator. We honour God and we have our Jesus. Thirdly, we honour President Mugabe. He is our liberator. When Jesus came, he liberated this world. When President Mugabe came, he liberated us during his lifetime. So, why not honour him?” Chipanga said.

Such preposterous claims were part of a culture of Mugabe deification that had become the chorus within the party which, under the behest of the then First Lady Grace Mugabe, was pushing for Mugabe’s re-election in 2018 or, alternatively, Grace’s take-over should her 93-year-old husband be incapacitated.

Chipanga was just one of the many Zanu PF officials and members who, over the years, had drawn parallels between Mugabe and revered biblical figures. Mugabe was showered with praises as if he was an immortal deity.

Before Chipanga came, a number of cabinet ministers and top Zanu PF officials jostled to get his attention through employing different bootlicking tactics.Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister Webster Shamu described Mugabe as Cremora, a popular creamer brand. Shamu even took his adulation to unprecedented levels, publicly expressing that he wished he was Chatunga’s sibling. Chatunga is the last-born son of Mugabe who, together with his brothers, had become known for an extravagant public life.

Not to be outdone was Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu, who even told Mugabe that he was his “most ever obedient son”.
The majority of Zanu PF members stampeded to bootlick the nonagenarian for their own benefit. This saw the party amending the constitution and declaring Mugabe their supreme leader whom they wanted to become life president of Zimbabwe.

Just two weeks ago, the game changed and so did the tune in the party following military and public pressure for Mugabe to quit. This was after the expulsion of former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a development that did not go down well with the securocrats.

Mnangagwa’s expulsion came after a series of his public attacks by Mugabe and former First Lady Grace as well as party members seeking to curry favour with the then First Family. This was after Grace’s meteoric rise to power within Zanu PF following her “guided” election to become head of the Women’s League. She was now gunning to take over the reins of power from her husband both in the ruling party and government.

Following his expulsion, Mnangagwa skipped the country and promised to “come back in a few weeks”. The intervention by the military in the whole circus resulted in Zanu PF party members finding their voices. A whirlwind erupted and all provinces turned against the former veteran leader.

During a provincial coordinating committee meeting held in Marondera recently, Mabel Chinomona, one of the most energetic gyrators at Mugabe’s rallies stood up and spat venom.

“We are tired of Mugabe. He must take a rest. Even his wife Grace must take a rest and concentrate on cooking for her husband,” she said.

Speaker after speaker blasted Mugabe and his wife for “privatising” the country as their family fiefdom like Gushungo Dairies. The war veterans, who made Mugabe their patron, demanded that the flag with the former President’s image at the party office be removed. The darling of many turned into a villain within a flash of a second.

The praises turned to blasts as the youths and the elderly expressed their anger at the man who led the country for 37 years.It was clear that the angel had become the enemy. The writing was on the wall when the former “obedient son” took the honours and presided over the Zanu PF special central committee meeting to plot Mugabe’s downfall as President of the Chiefs Council, Fortune Charumbira, danced wildly upon hearing about the nonagenarian’s resignation.

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13 Comments

  1. Zanu pf leaders are cowards of the worst sort.They don’t know what they believe in,they are not principled,they don’t even know what they think,their thinking is swayed away by their desire to be accommodated into the feeding trough.As long as there is an opportunity to further their salliable appetite for “things” (zvinhu) you can make them believe that Mugabe is an immortal being and they will believe that with astonishing adherence.They can change at a flash and turn against what they know is right and if there is something to be gained by that,which in most cases is political and financial advantage.Yet quite a number of the party’s supporters have to put up with such kind leaders who are hell bent on taking advantage of any arising situation that furthers their desire to satisify their personal egos at the expense of the people that they lead.These guys actually compete against each other in terms of wealth,life styles but suffice it to say that because of their actions the country’s resources that should benefit everyone end up benefitting a small clique of selfish and greedy politicians and relagating the majority to the peripheries of abject poverty.

    1. M IS COMMUNIST. CHINESE
      NOW HE MUST ORDER HIS 767TAXI TO FLY HIM TO THE MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Disappointing that a whole politically party needed the military in order to deal with their own leader. If leaders cannot take a stand and have principles, it is very sad. They even failed to simply tell their leader, as a united front, that they thought he he should hand over power to someone else. There is more leadership in the war veterans than in the current Zanu PF CC and politiburo.

  3. chipanga grabbed politics by a corner like a pack of lacto, little did he knOw he was playing with fire. of late when he only realised kuti hasi chihu

    1. HE IS SUFFERING DEMENTURE, B*****D

  4. Zimbabweans will never achieve what they want or rather they do not even know what they want. They are taken by any wind that is coming their way. They could not stand with E D when he was embarrassed by the first lady or sorry rather the former first lady because she was in power. Today E D is an angel because he is in power? Where are we really heading with such hipocricy God help us!!!! Tomorrow you are the same people that will be used to beat the opposition. To the Zanu Pf politiburo are you going to advice ED or you are going to bootlick him for your own benefits so that he protects you against procecution because of corruption. What new things is this man going to bring that he failled to bring in the last 37 years. Vukani maZimbabwe.

  5. Zimbabweans will never achieve what they want or rather they do not even know what they want. They are taken by any wind that is coming their way. They could not stand with E D when he was embarrassed by the first lady or sorry rather the former first lady because she was in power. Today E D is an angel because he is in power? Where are we really heading with such hipocricy God help us!!!! Tomorrow you are the same people that will be used to beat the opposition. To the Zanu Pf politiburo are you going to advice ED or you are going to bootlick him for your own benefits so that he protects you against procecution because of corruption. What new things is this man going to bring that he failled to bring in the last 37 years. Vukani maZimbabwe.

  6. fuck u all shonaz, u are savages

    1. We are all savages sir, thank you for reminding us and God bless you. Asante Sana, iwe neni tine basa. Good night.

  7. Was it not fear? How do you judge anything in a system where you can be beaten and locked up for showing anything but adoration. If someone points a gun at you and says ‘I am perfect,’ what are you going to do? Disagree?

  8. ED remember back in 2014 you helped chuck Joice Mujuru, but you got the same fate. This time do you think it will be any different after you got SOB RGM chucked? Just look how the frail ZANU-PF minds follow wherever the wind blows…..in 2 weeks baba. Needless to say, we are very happy, for now.

  9. You guys surprise me.There is no loyality in politics.Even in this life loyalty is a fantasy.This is the reason why some people end up seeing their wives being bonked by so called loyal and trusted friends.Even at church there are no saints. Pastors rape daily in the euphoria of the man of God mantra.Wake up and smell the coffee guys.Only fools test gun functionality by pulling the trigger while swallowing the barrallel! Prudence is not to criticise when it is not safe to do so.And the ZANU pf guys have mastered this art perfectly well!Remember there is no honour among the crooks so don’t expect them to behave honourably!!

  10. Rudeboy Muggabege

    You guys surprise me.There is no loyality in politics.Even in this life loyalty is a fantasy.This is the reason why some people end up seeing their wives being bonked by so called loyal and trusted friends.Even at church there are no saints. Pastors rape daily in the euphoria of the man of God mantra.Wake up and smell the coffee guys.Only fools test gun functionality by pulling the trigger while swallowing the barrallel! Prudence is not to criticise when it is not safe to do so.And the ZANU pf guys have mastered this art perfectly well!Remember there is no honour among the crooks so don’t expect them to behave honourably!!

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