Mugabe fit for re-election, says Jabulani Sibanda

BULAWAYO - A leader of liberation war veterans says President Robert Mugabe is still fit to seek re-election and will remain in power until he dies.

Jabulani Sibanda, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association leader told journalists on the sidelines of the sitting of the Nomination Court that his members would ensure Mugabe retains power at all costs.

Mugabe squares off with four other presidential candidates, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the smaller MDC Welshman Ncube, Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa and Kisinoti Mukwazhi.

Sibanda said the 89-year-old leader was fit to run for re-election.

“If you want a distance runner (Abel) Chimukoko is there, if you want a footballer Madinda Ndlovu is there, if you want party activists Jabulani, other war veterans and Zanu PF members are there,” Sibanda said.

“If you want a leader, President Mugabe is there and we don’t need him to run, he doesn’t need to walk either, we just need him to be breathing. As long as he can still breathe, war veterans will make sure he continues being the leader of this country.

Sibanda added: “The MDC will never win elections in Zimbabwe, and I tell you the sun will rise from the West to the East if the MDC wins elections.”

Sibanda who has been accused of instilling fear in villagers defended his actions saying he only visits the rural areas to teach people about Zanu PF’s revolution against imperialism.

Douglas Mwonzora, MDC spokesperson dismissed Sibanda’s utterances as comic.

“Jabulani Sibanda is a clown; we don’t even take him seriously,” he said. “We know he is singing for his supper. Zimbabwe cannot be held to ransom by people like him. Mugabe will go in the next election whether Jabulani likes it or not.”

Nhlanhla Dube, spokesperson of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube said the political reality was that Mugabe — who has held power over the past three decades-plus — would lose if the election were free and fair and conducted in an environment without fear and intimidation.

There have been increasing reports of harassment especially in rural areas as the election campaign gathers momentum.

Comments (15)

Even Mugabe wants to dump people like this OrVet for the freedom train and the better he realises that his supper may be the last one because: Hailume gore rino Zanu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Qawe laMaqawe - 2 July 2013

Sibanda u can continue hallucinating its yo right to do so.The masses will vote MDC-T.

MUPFANA WEBIKINI - 2 July 2013

The MDC will never win elections in Zimbabwe, and I tell you the sun will rise from the West to the East if the MDC wins elections.”

Howgrown leadership - 2 July 2013

Ndibvunzireiwo sibanda kuti pa2008 who won the election i mean pamaelections chaiwo kwete maprimary a June? I mdc T yipiko coz hes now confusing us kana achiti mdc T ikawina hee zuva kudii cant understand what hes trying to say

Jority - 2 July 2013

In the first round of the 2008 harmonised elections , the result was: a hung parliament and no winner for the presidential seat because people voted by their stomach as a result of ZDERA. HE RG Mugabe won the second round after educating the people that voting for Morgan was throwing away hard-won independence.

mujaho - 2 July 2013

achabuda here ma results vana sibanda munongozvinetsao

chamvari - 2 July 2013

jsibanda is fooling himself he is not just a clown but a real problem to the nation o a democratic Zimbabwe,i say pasi naye

JAYJAY - 2 July 2013

Jabulani Sibanda usanyepera zuva. Zuva ndiro rinongoramba richibuda mabudiro aro chaiwo even Mugabe akadyiwa.

NOX - 2 July 2013

To Mwonzora : Jabulani is not a clown. Ask rural people and they will tell you so. To Dube: ZANU PF will never run an election without fear and intimidation. This Jabulani knows what he is talking about.

Johno - 2 July 2013

ZANU will never win free and fair elections. In 2008, they rigged elections over 30 days manipulating presidential election results but still could not conjure a win for the ailing old Mugabe. In the second round they resorted to their usual violence, rape, murder and intimidation and Tsvangirayi dropped out. Mugabe rigged his one man race! whast a shame!

Lolo - 2 July 2013

HOW LONG SHALL ZIMBABWEAS BE REFUGEES ?.MAYBE THIS TIME IF MUGABE IS ALLEGEGLY RE ELECTED ZIMBABWEANS SHOULD RISE.FOR THOSE STILL PICKING THE CRUMS OF THIS POLITICAL TYRANT "SHOULD CONSIDER AN EMERGENCE EXIT".

NGWENYA - 2 July 2013

the key word here is FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS...as long as they are free and fair, JSibanda knows hes counting his chickens before they hatch but as usual, since when has Zimbabwe ever indulged in free and fair elections? so in retrospect, Jsibanda knows what hes talking about because he is PART of the problem...anoziva maystem avo kuti vanomaita seyi....zvotoda Mwari izvi

kaycee - 2 July 2013

Therz no fool mo thn jabulani.

Dry - 2 July 2013

Ko Jabulani uyu haasi muNdewere here iyeyu. Anotii neGukurahundi? Kana ndivo vaibatsira kuuraya hama na John Nkomo kuti vapiwe zvigaro. Chakaipa chakaipa chete hama!

Chimedzah - 3 July 2013

Jongweeeeeeeee!!! Pamperi ne ZANU I will not vote for a party with no beliefs and morale values. A party that runs to outsiders every time there is a problem. A party with no economic plan ..what is juice? Egypt is in turmoil today because people just voted for change for the sake of it..now a democratically electied gvt has been removed. What will the big powers do about it? USA Britain France...imagine if that happens in Zimbabwe?

Joey - 4 July 2013

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