Oppose life presidency

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has taken the reins of power and this means he will undoubtedly rule Zimbabwe for the rest of his life, just like what Ian Smith planned to do.

Zanu PF legislators are repeating the mantra that this must happen, pushing for a declaration that Mugabe must be life president.

We condemn the Zanu PF MPs’ mendacious treachery, as they are seeking to do all they can to blunt opposition to Mugabe. We are all too busy weeping for what the future holds.

Like we always warned would happen, those who gave Mugabe a chance have only given him the likelihood to consolidate his power.

The people of Zimbabwe are doomed.

Heedless of several warnings, they will repeat the mistakes of the past and once again be destroyed by them.

More and more oblivious of reality and of criticism, Mugabe will grow older and older in power and will crush more and more of the life out of Zimbabwean society.

The MDC, even though it doesn’t have the legislative numbers, has one last chance:  They could stand up and stop this shameless power grab by Zanu PF MPs. If they don’t, the last window will close and Zimbabwe’s fate will be sealed.

We doubt there are enough Zimbabweans left who truly love their country to make such a thing even remotely possible.

This push for a life presidency through Parliament must be outrightly rejected. The consequences will be too ghastly to contemplate.

More and more Zimbabweans will want to leave, and sooner or later the government will have to stop allowing them.

Dissent will be crushed more vigorously, and the secret police will become more and more active.

Limits will be placed on the ways and means that Zimbabweans can communicate, and ever more draconian pressure will be placed on the Internet.

Just last week, authorities passed a statutory instrument legalising official snooping!

And now we face the spectre of a life presidency! This has always been Mugabe’s plan, to rule forever.

Those who failed to oppose the execution of this plan now bear responsibility for its success.

The opposition must step up to the plate and vigorously oppose Mugabe’s obvious effort to become president for life.

We condemn this cowardly, outrageous behaviour of the Zanu PF MPs, and we know that history will come to judge them harshly.

It’s one thing to give a man a five-year mandate and quite another to turn that mandate into an open-ended tenure.

We weep for Zimbabwe.

 

Comments (10)

Tsvangy hazvigoni kuti aite mutungamiri ! open zip and mouth with the brains shut

bob - 8 October 2013

Tsvangy hazvigoni kuti aite mutungamiri ! open zip and mouth with the brains shut

bob - 8 October 2013

Tsvangy hazvigoni kuti aite mutungamiri ! open zip and mouth with the brains shut

bob - 8 October 2013

Tiri pa tyt.

Upenyu - 8 October 2013

pa tight chaipo

Sinyo - 8 October 2013

Just remembered how the people of zimbabwe prayed for Mr Mugabe during and after 1980 when they sang " Long live President Mugabe" im sure twas a prayer that ascended to heaven and more years were added to Mugabe unconditionally. i also remember when Toni Gara once said Mugabe was "Jesus himself" and now i know at times God leaves us to deal with our requests our way nomatter how painful it can be to now handle.

Sinyo - 8 October 2013

ndezvashe

maisvokwadzo - 8 October 2013

thanks sinyo for being analytic,I could not even take that into my mind that we used to pray for this old man early 80s in hope that one day will hand over the battonstick to another person,little did we know that,the battonstick can not be shared.Toni Gara,godshould punish him for his words.Takungomirirawo Mwari waite kuda kwavo.tingazvidii isu wenyama hupenyu ndevamwari

inyangaboy - 8 October 2013

Munamato wakaenda kunaMwari kare....but l wonder, why we easily forget what we did in the past years vanababa navamai.........God has already accepted our prayers hence the situation.....I am not saying whites are good but they always remind us as Africans that we are good at forgetting our past hence our unending problems so far We are good at making when something goes wrong but when one does something good, we quickly forget the past.....If one could grab that book titled "Capitalist Nigger by these African Nigerian author....its a good and must read book

Clemence Tashaya - 8 October 2013

Mogabe deserves to be immortalised in the documented history of Africa. Truth must prevail whether we like it or not. Without exception the political leadership throughout the World and most conspicuously throughout the African Continent has turned out to be a ruination and anathema. Sanni Abacha was a veritable "runnaway train" loaded with filthy lucre that ended up in a vault at a Swiss bank. Most of the Nigerians must still contend with raw sewage in their streets whilst the Swiss can luxuriate as they now do. The image of the " Superior Race" is reinforced by the enhancements that emanate from the "Dark Continent". Mogabe's legacy will reverberate through Eternity and his people will be well-fed and own the Bread Basket.

Dharma APPAVOO - 16 October 2013

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