Zanu PF not Zimbabwe!

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe seems to enjoy taking people for granted and in the latest case, he is dithering on swearing in MDC’s Morgan Komichi as the deputy minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development.

Komichi has been seconded by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to replace Tichaona Mudzingwa who passed away in April. Mugabe has in the past flouted and disregarded the Global Political Agreement (GPA) by refusing to implement a number of reforms resulting in the current logjam in the coalition government where three years on, leaders are still haggling over outstanding issues.

Mugabe has steadfastly refused to swear in Roy Bennett as the deputy minister of Agriculture while at the same time refusing to fully honour the GPA.

Why is Mugabe being allowed to flout the GPA with impunity like this? Is he so special that despite failing to win the 2008 Presidential elections, he still can toss around his GPA partners?

Can somebody please stop Mugabe and tell him to follow the law.

In the Komichi case, what is even more interesting is that Mugabe and Tsvangirai are said to have agreed on his appointment so what is the problem here? Why is Mugabe stalling progress?

What is ironic is that while Mugabe is delaying swearing in Komichi for whatever reason, he is the same person who rushed to swear in Monica Mutsvangwa as the deputy minister of Labour and Social Welfare.

What is so special about Zanu PF people that swearing them in does not take time yet when it comes to MDC ministers, Mugabe becomes irritated and fails to swear them in on time?

Mugabe must be reminded that Zanu PF is not Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe is not Zanu PF.

In a democracy, we expect political opponents to work together and only oppose each other in a civilised manner.

The delay by Mugabe to swear in Komichi will only escalate tensions within the fragile power-sharing government set up by Tsvangirai and Mugabe in 2009.

Sadc as the guarantors to the GPA must ensure that the uneasy agreement which brought about the coalition government is adhered to otherwise there is no point in sticking to a deal full of mistrust and in which one partner seems more powerful than the others.

Mugabe is still living in the past where he believes he owns Zimbabwe.

He is failing to notice that the game has completely changed and that he no longer holds the support he had decades ago.


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