They're fools, says Mugabe

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday ended his party’s 14th annual people’s conference with a scathing attack on the West and its leaders, branding them “fools”.

While the Zanu PF strongman took aim at former American president George W. Bush, the broadside came as United States ambassador Bruce Wharton had, among other diplomats, attended the party’s Chinhoyi conference at the weekend.

“The Bible clearly stated that God created man, but there are some who would have wanted it to read ‘God made white man’,” Mugabe thundered in his customary tirades.

“Let no other nation fool you because they are pink and you are black. They think that they are superior but they are dumb fools,” he said, adding Zanu PF will never return to its 2008 losses and humiliation at the hands of the opposition.

In a startling revelation, Mugabe — turning 90 early next year — said the late South African president Nelson Mandela, to be buried in his rural Qunu home town today, refused to entertain Bush because he was a fool.

“Mandela refused to see Bush because the pink man could not think,” he said to thunderous applause from delegates, who included government ministers, security service chiefs and other diplomats.

In the long winding speech and remarks, Mugabe also pleaded with party supporters “to go back and strengthen structures”.

“We want organic structures that tell… members belong to the party, they stand for the party (and) in support of it,” he said.

The call came as the ex-liberation movement is riddled with factionalism, which the party’s key central committee and politburo organs have said are causing havoc in 50-year-old party.

As a result of these internecine fights, the party’s recently-held provincial elections were marred by allegations of rigging and vote-buying such that party heavyweights have been publicly trading insults in the media.

And as the succession-linked factional fights escalate, some officials have recently told the Daily News on Sunday’s sister paper the Daily News that they have “beefed up security after receiving death threats”.

The rifts have reached alarming levels ahead of an elective congress next year, which is likely to determine those who will take over from him and eventually represent the party in the 2018 election.

A more than upbeat Mugabe also took the opportunity to thank supporters for the July 31 electoral victory promising to deliver on electoral promises through ZimAsset.

On the other hand, analysts say the economic blue print is nothing more than bottled smoke as it has neither time lines nor supporting budgets.

“It is your support which has really made me, those in Britain and those in America fear me. Ndakangomira zvangu ndakadai. If I go to international meetings, ana Bush vanotiza (Bush runs away from me). Truly they run away, I don’t know what they run away from. Instead of discussing they run away,” Mugabe said.

“Instead of discussing, they run away, countries are even afraid to invite me because they fear that if they invite me others will not come. Some even ask if Mugabe is coming.”

The Zanu PF leader said he could not understand why people were so afraid of him because he did not fight any one — quipping the last time he had ever been involved in fist-fight was when he was a cattle-herder in rural Zvimba.

Mugabe, who has held onto power since the country attained independence in 1980, urged party supporters to hold onto to their recent victory and ensure that the liberation movement remains in power.

“Zanu PF will never again go back to the time of 2008, 2010 and 2012. You will fight for Zanu PF to remain in power. ZimAsset is our programme of action for the people and we will not fail you,” he said.

After his 2008 defeat by Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change, Mugabe won a disputed runoff but was forced into a unity government which lasted for five years, which he described on Friday as a “tortuous” period.

Comments (39)

bob urimwa takwegura iwe!

chizimbabwe chaparara - 15 December 2013

Pray for Mugabe

Che Guevara - 15 December 2013

Mugabe is a sick man. He is the fool for not realising the western governments he attacks do not have starvation, million inflation, power loadshedding. He alone is to blame for the suffering of his people, yet in his madness he blames Bush

Tafdzwa - 15 December 2013

Is it true that vanhu vanotuka vamwe vanenge vapererwa ?

chokwadi chokwadi - 15 December 2013

it is way too obvious that Mugabe is losing it. Has no clue on how to turn around the economy. What miracle can Mugabe come up with having destroyed Zim for 30 years ? What I find most disappointing is the hordes of grown up men in ZANU praising Mugabe for the whenever Mugabe insults opponents real or imaginary

Tafazdwa - 15 December 2013

Lies! Mandela went to meet Bush at the White House. Somebody, Charamba tell Mugabe it's not true. There are people we cannot stand but we respect them for the good of humanity and most importantly, our people! Mandela knew that and that's why the entire world went to mourn him. Enough with these old theatrics, old man!

Pomp - 15 December 2013

The only fools are Mugabe and those that follow him down the path of destruction as he is so blinded by his hatred of whites and the west.only time will be the real truth teller!! Long live Zimbabwe

patience - 15 December 2013

Why is this silly Commander-in-Sleep still talking of George Bush? He should be concentrating on preaching his ZimAss to his gullible party.

Stop-a-Thief - 15 December 2013

Now if a whole president stands and call other people pink - what message is he preaching. He obviously wasnt listening when world leaders were talking about UBUNTU, as espoused by Mandela. He is preaching racism and people cheer him on...!! what a shame.

skuzapo - 15 December 2013

Those who believe propaganda will think the west act as gentlemen, like Che Guevara above. Problems at zesa are a terrorist western backed operation. It is not all whites that support this and many like myself are ashamed that western governments resort to these tactics - worse is the fact that MDC support this economic sabotage as meens to get political power so they can begin looting again.

infairness - 16 December 2013

crazy, gondo rakatadza kubata nhiyo rinshungu rinokumba marara. Mugabe urizimbavha gororo mhondi nfozvaunotizirwa ndozvaunotyirwa.

Mugabe - 16 December 2013

Can somebody stop this man. he is getting crazier by the day. You see the difference between a leader and a ruler? Madiba was a leader Mugabe is a ruler. Pane paachazogonawo kushama muromo asingatuke vanhu? This rabid hatred must stop. Was he cheered for that if yes then we have many fools in that party.

Maita Manyuka - 16 December 2013

Infairness ZESA problems are at ZanuPf door step not westerm sanctions. When did we have load shedding long long long ago when as Mugabe was still drinking tea in the White House with GW Bush, coffe with the queen. These fools did not think Smith's reserves he left them will be expended. Smith left him a very strong economy, a project blue print in parliament libray it was the "25 year development plan" which included among others Batoka George Power Station, TokweMukosi Dam and Power Station Pfungwe river george hydropowerstation and this would have made Zimbabwe an exporter of Power but what dod we do, a fool thinks it was sanctions.

Maita Manyuka - 16 December 2013

And this is the leader we voted to address the economic issues bedeviling the country? And from his insulting tirades we expect economic development? Yet some applaud him for his puerile racist rants. He still thinks Bush is in power in the USA. What wrong did we do to deserve such leadership? Almighty deliver us from evil.

Nkosi Mambo - 16 December 2013

ha nxaa we tired of this everyday the hanty ndimi muri kutonga tongayi tione nehumbavha hwenyu

jj - 16 December 2013

Yes you have never fought anyone because you dont have the guts for a one on one fight. You are yellow (a coward). You give orders to your ass lickers to fight, murder and maim on your behalf.

Mutirowafanza - 16 December 2013

And then after our President had delivered a thunderous tirade to the imperialists, the next morning there was more electricity, there was a constant supply of water in our homes and civil servants were awarded a salary hike and their bonuses were paid!!!! Who is fooling who especially if the other party is a 90 year old Commander in Sleep?

Isidore Mutungagore - 16 December 2013

Mugabe you are a racist bigot of the worst kind and for a fool like yourself with a track record of doing nothing but foolish talk and even worse foolish actions to call those who have sound economic principals and laws which they adhere to makes the entire universe laugh at this little thing called Robert who is completely clueless at how the world and indeed human beings behave and think outside his tiny dirty little space.

Sabi - 16 December 2013

When Morgan Tsvangirai was in power civil servants never missed their bonuses are barely a few months after Mugabe came into power even salaries are a burden to pay not mentioning bonuses. Then you call yourself the true leader of Zimbabwe. Go away Bhobhochana.

Exiled - 16 December 2013

Thank you Gushungo for telling it like it is. Every right thinking Black man knows that both Bushes, father and son were fools. It is only the white-man's licks who see things otherwise. Long live Bob. Zimbabwe shall never be a colony again.

Sikhosana - 16 December 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/8126326/Nelson-Mandela-condemned-small-man-George-W-Bush-over-Iraq.html They say pictures don't lie. may be this one is lying or?

Maita Manyuka - 16 December 2013

Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress disorder caused by lack of love from the whiteman. Mandela stole RGM's love from the whiteman. The ZPF conference was a non event, a waste of resources. Who wants to be the next presidential candidate to represent ZPF? Show yourself?

CH - 16 December 2013

They were fools so what? Chinamasa suddenly has got money for the budget because George Bush is a fool.

Maita Manyuka - 16 December 2013

taneta

save us - 16 December 2013

Mr President, Bush left office a long time ago, you should be directing all your energy to that half Kenyan called Barack Obama. Just a point of correction!!!

Zuruvi - 16 December 2013

Aiwa, ndabvuma zvangu. Bob idofo. Vanomukuza achipenga kudaro are even worse.

John Chimindo - 17 December 2013

Well done mr President, its true vana Bush vanokutizai nokuti vanotya kutapurirwa chirwere chenzara, company closures, power cuts, pot holes, corruption and a budgetless economy.

Tichatonga - 17 December 2013

Matinjili Matibili ,the murderous despot/Commander in Sleeping is increasingly sounding delusional,derided & demented.His ruinous economic policies have dragged once prosperous ZIM to the abyss!.Matibili is actually more than a FOOL but a Moronic Imbecile that continues to fraudulently& violently cling to the corridors of Power in Zim.The massmurderer is so obsessed with POWER!.

Dr ZVICHAPERACHETE - 18 December 2013

Hatidye zvaana Bush, Blair.We are hungry,we need jobs .Satan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mboko - 18 December 2013

Holy smoke. Here goes Zimbabwe down the tubes again, but this time I think it's for good. If the country couldn't survive, let alone progress, using the good ol' $US then there is no hope left. So sorry for ALL Zimbabweans now and so happy I got out in 2003.

Vance Wells - 19 December 2013

Face to face with reality, there is need for paradigm shift from a war mentality of doing things if this economy is to grow.

Mukanya - 19 December 2013

A proud leader would be proud to use his own currency. Why use the USD and not CNY? If they black list u to visit their country why not do the same? Bvumaiwo machembera!

Tony Survivor - 19 December 2013

If he is not well he goes to Singapore Mandela was in SA till his last breath being nursed by his own people omunye uzafela leeeeee ekudeni because there is no health system, Mandela called people of mzansi South Africans not this tribalism or racism hatred shame shame shame

mamncane - 21 December 2013

If he is not well he goes to Singapore Mandela was in SA till his last breath being nursed by his own people omunye uzafela leeeeee ekudeni because there is no health system, Mandela called people of mzansi South Africans not this tribalism or racism hatred shame shame shame

mamncane - 21 December 2013

If he is not well he goes to Singapore Mandela was in SA till his last breath being nursed by his own people omunye uzafela leeeeee ekudeni because there is no health system, Mandela called people of mzansi South Africans not this tribalism or racism hatred shame shame shame

mamncane - 21 December 2013

If he is not well he goes to Singapore Mandela was in SA till his last breath being nursed by his own people omunye uzafela leeeeee ekudeni because there is no health system, Mandela called people of mzansi South Africans not this tribalism or racism hatred shame shame shame

mamncane - 21 December 2013

If he is not well he goes to Singapore Mandela was in SA till his last breath being nursed by his own people omunye uzafela leeeeee ekudeni because there is no health system, Mandela called people of mzansi South Africans not this tribalism or racism hatred shame shame shame

mamncane - 21 December 2013

the biggest fool is mugabe and his cconies

tk - 22 December 2013

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