Mugabe needs help: Makoni

HARARE - Simba Makoni, the Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn leader has said President Robert Mugabe must accept that he needs help from other political leaders to find lasting solutions to Zimbabwe’s intractable economic and social problems.

Makoni, who blamed Mugabe and his cronies for creating current economic problems which the former Finance minister attributed to ill-thought decisions,  said it would be extremely difficult for Zanu PF on its own to solve problems it wrought in the first place.

“In very rare cases is a person who creates a problem able to come up with solutions to those problems,” Makoni said.

“Mugabe must accept that he needs help from other political leaders. He can keep his position as president and must not be constrained by the fear that accepting advice is a show of weakness, neither should he lose face for acknowledging his mistakes and seeking solutions  to remedy them from others,” Makoni told the Daily News on the sidelines of meetings to buttress his party election campaign in Makokoba.

Cooperation should involve leaders in politics, business and civil society as well as spiritual leaders prepared to work towards lifting Zimbabwe out of the socio-economic rut it finds itself stuck in.

Makoni said he still believes in the grand coalition which seeks to harness workable ideas from people of various political persuasion and preferences targeted at economic revival, given that Zimbabwe brags about a highly-educated populace.

Makoni attributed the inconclusive attempts to the “big man” syndrome.

“Zimbabweans think everyone can be a president. There is no dispute about the content of our intention but the ‘big man’ syndrome is a major setback to effective realisation of this goal,” Makoni said.

MKD is fielding Harry Peter Wilson, an engineering entrepreneur and businessman in a working class, crime-riven suburb of Makokoba where four families still share a single toilet 35 years after independence.

Wilson was born in Makokoba and has pledged to advocate for a better quality of life for residents most of whom are elderly pensioners.

“People have achieved magnificent things but for too long their strength has been undermined by the weakness of elitism,” he said. “We want to change that and make sure there are improves public services in what we could call a modern welfare state.”

Comments (11)

if he needs help, why don't you help him mr makoni? you identify a problem - help then.

taurai - 5 June 2015

Well said that is how president material people must speak not calling names and shout at each other , wel said Nyati , this is good and shows mature , Ngwena should learn a lesson

Mudhara - 5 June 2015

true simba, however you also need to be available not to only appear during election time.

see - 5 June 2015

Nevermind Mugabe we the people need help to get back to our rightful place in the world. This man is 91 years old & must go. He has proved that he can cannot be trusted under any circumstances

saundy - 5 June 2015

What Mr President needs is nothing but a relief. He is tired and needs a rest. As for the economic improvement lets ask ourselves kuti zvakatangira kuoma papi? Is is because of the 3rd chimurenga or something? Whites were economically productive. Gono and Mugabe farms can not feed the starving populacy. Where are the industries? We cant revive the economy of the nation with only 2 or 3 firms operating. Its a call for us to engage the right stakeholders............

chamangwiza - 6 June 2015

thank you chamangwiza, but zanu through the influence of our president don t want to engage the right stakeholders because they say they will steal our resources, which is a lie for them to sell the resources to the far east and all the money goes to their pockets.

see - 6 June 2015

Mugabe will die in office. The moment he becomes an ordinary citizen he will be prosecuted for his misgovernance. He will cling to power even if it means dragging the country down with him. He acts with impunity - accountable to no one except his ego. He is also very good with his rhetoric!!

vortex - 6 June 2015

What other help does Simba want to give to President Mugabe!? He helped him enough in 2008. Simba is not serious, bakithi!

Mhofu Chaiyo - 7 June 2015

Chii chaanga batsirwe mugabe,ngaende vamwe vapindewo.

Chitsiga - 7 June 2015

Mwari baba pindirai.

Wasu - 8 June 2015

I believe its time we accept failure and allow progressive people to take over and lead the country to greater heights.The President has had his time and its time to reflect on success and failures while resting.

Simbarashe - 8 June 2015

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