Mugabe tasting own medicine — MDC

HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has said President Robert Mugabe should not cry foul over the securocrats’ involvement in his party’s politics, arguing that the nonagenarian leader was to blame for the situation.

Addressing party supporters in Victoria Falls at the party’s annual conference, which ended on Saturday, the long-ruling nonagenarian cautioned the army, the police and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) against participating and meddling in Zanu PF’s seemingly-unstoppable factional and succession wars.

However, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said Mugabe simply confirmed what the MDC has always been complaining about over a very long period of time.

“But then, he (Mugabe) is primarily responsible for openly inviting the securocrats to become active politicians.

“How many times have you witnessed uniformed police officers and soldiers, including CIO operatives, openly campaigning for Zanu PF with the president conveniently keeping quiet about it? Nhasi zvazorwadza nhaika (It is bad now)?”

During the conference, Mugabe said: “Apa patasvika pekuti vamwe vava kupindira hapana kunaka. Vanhu vari kuuya kwandiri vachinditi zvakanaka here izvi? Inga vamwe vava kupindira, vechisoja, vechipurisa, veintelligence vaakufamba vachiti ava vanodavo ngana avo ndovokwangana. Havadi ngana vanoda party.

“Let’s stop that. We are ruining the party. Gwara reparty riripo (We have now entered a dangerous era. People are telling me that what is happening is not good and that soldiers, the police and the intelligence services are now also involved in the party’s factional wars),” Mugabe said.

However, Gutu said the MDC respects the police, the army and the CIO, “but we have always stated that, in accordance with the dictates of our Constitution, the securocracy shouldn’t be involved in active politics.

“Be that as it may, the MDC is thoroughly amused by the ceaseless factionalism in Zanu PF and in fact, we pray to God the Almighty that this factionalism should get even worse until Zanu PF is torn into smithereens.

“The demise of the Zanu PF political hegemony is the forerunner to the genuine and sustainable democratisation of the Zimbabwean nation-state,” added the former Chisipite senator.

Comments (8)

give morgan the support of the secutrocrates and the guy will do exactly (if not more) what mugabe is doing. morgan is a dictator even without police and army on his side. he manipulated the constitution so he can overstay. anyone opposed to his overstayed is purged from the party. there is nodifference btwn mdc t and zanu pf. its same fanana. maybe mai mujuru would be a better leader that these two twins.

zvirozviyedzwa - 15 December 2015

mai Mujuru has been with zanu and her husband was in the army and zanu at the same time. asi uri kusura nenjere?

blaz vako - 15 December 2015

True his own medicine is now very very biter like isihaqa in SiNdebele or Mululwee MuchiTonga with a throat which has been ravaged by cancer he can not swallow that one anymore . Every election time including the future ones armed forces always say they will never salute the people 's choice elected as president if that person is not a former war volunteer .But what does he do to those guys promote them extend their contracts and make sure their salaries are doubled .. Mr president you created this shiit it is yours that is why we want to remove you bcoz you have used national security people to win you political votes by going to reserves to threaten harass and beat up people who do not support zanu .Enjoy it baba let them security people destroy zanu bcoz you taught them how destroy political parties now it is good they are doing it to you THOKO !!!!!!!!!!!!.

Diibulaanyika - 15 December 2015

@Zvirozviyedzwa. We have always told u that Tsangirai has not yet overstayed. Tsvangirai was denied by Mugabe and his generals to be president when majority people voted him to be. If Mugabe had not used the army, police and the CIOs to prevent Tsvangirai u were not going to say that. Tsvangira is better compared to Mugabe. Let ur father taste his medicine. Iwe unongosura nemuromo wako. We know that u are a CIO who knows that Tsvangirai makes mdc strong. Without Tsvangirai there is no mdc. Usada kutiuraira musangano nehu inteligence hwaMugabe.

dembo - 15 December 2015

It is surprising that Mugabe is complaining about security forces taking sides in the ZPF factional wars. He has allowed this in the past so why change now? Grace and G40 did not go to war so why should security forces support their presidency when they denied Morgan Tsvangirai the same right on account of not going to war? Obviously the military want one of their own to succeed Mugabe as President. That is the reason why most of them are supporting the Lizard and not Amai. He should swallow this bitter medicine. After all he caused the problem!

Bushe - 16 December 2015

if there is no mdc with tsvangirai then we may conclude that it a very temporal party that will last only as far as one human life. that is the reason i am proposing that he needed to have passed on the baton. these parties should never be personalised. that was zanu's error which is being repeated in the mdc t. surely there is someone who can carry the fight on! otherwise mdc is a personal property of one individual. sorry maningi machinja.

zvirozviyedzwa - 17 December 2015

Oooooooooops! President complaining about the meddling in politics of the securities.What does he mean?I missed that part on the address.Maybe that is why he is not serious about looking for the money to pay them bonuses kkkkkkkkkkk

Nkululeko - 17 December 2015

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