Quit now, MDC tells Zanu PF

HARARE - Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC yesterday called on the Zanu PF government to quit and make way for an administrative government before thousands of Zimbabweans starve.

This comes after weekend revelations by President Robert Mugabe at Kutama Mission’s Centenary celebrations that he was overworked and his mind was occupied with many problems.

The MDC says Mugabe and his party should step down and make way for more capable leaders.

Among some of the problems bedevilling the nonagenarian leader are his advanced age, an allegedly ailing First Lady, Zimbabwe’s economic problems and political tensions in the country.

In a statement released yesterday, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the biggest challenge facing Zimbabwe today is a “lack of political legitimacy stemming from a renegade and corrupt regime that is driving the country into a socio-economic and political hell-hole”.

“The people of Zimbabwe are living in virtual political and socio-economic bondage as a direct result of the ruinous economic and political trajectory that Zimbabwe has taken over the past 35 years, with Mugabe at the helm,” Gutu said.

He said the majority of people are living in abject poverty because of Zanu PF’s ignorance adding that the erratic rain season means that millions of Zimbabweans will need food relief.

Gutu said the Zanu PF government was bankrupt and will not be able to raise funds to import maize to avert starvation.

He added that the 91-year-old Zanu PF strongman should be called to order and not globe-trot while the country is wasting away.

“While the economy continues to nosedive and the public health delivery system has literally gone to the dogs, we have a president who is now permanently domiciled aboard an Air Zimbabwe jet as he hops from one foreign destination to another. It is high time that Robert Mugabe is called to order,” he said.

Mugabe was yesterday due to fly to Algeria, having spent only two days in the country after returning from a previous trip to Japan and Singapore and attending Namibia’s presidential inauguration on Friday.

Comments (15)

true that and they must step down for sure and new leaders lead the way forward to freedom and peace and am say it form my heart and proudly zimbabwen

vimbai - 24 March 2015

Does our constitution provide for a former prime minister firing a current president?

machakachaka - 24 March 2015

You mean a Nikuv elected government? Its not a people's govt. Its a junta, and yes the pple can rebel against a govt not of their own.

Donato - 24 March 2015

The sooner they quit the better.

pride - 24 March 2015

They seem to enjoy their poverty, otherwise they would get rid of these scoundrels!

Hango Yapalala - 24 March 2015

machakacha urikumberi hako

wind - 25 March 2015

former PM firing the PRESIDENT kkkkk

wind - 25 March 2015

It is high time Zimbabweans came together and liberated themselves through the ballot

koniya mpofu - 25 March 2015

i would want to urge all zimbabweans to come together and force ably remove this government of tsotsis these people are useless they are not real zimbabweans they are so heartless and they dont care at all

mbiriyaenda - 25 March 2015

mwari huyai ,zvomene todini vana vezimbabwe, we vote nikuv yo vikura,we demostrate blackboots tsvaa dhorobha rose

joseph, - 25 March 2015

As long as we have these comedians masquerading as opposition politicians , we will continue to vote for Mugabe, even if he turns blind, because a blind Mugabe is far far much better than these idiots.

reason - 25 March 2015

poverty keeps people in power

ABJECT - 25 March 2015

Reason, I guess you are sitting pretty with a lot of loot through corruption and theft?????

Tiger Shona - 25 March 2015

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