MDC pushes to impeach Mugabe

HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC is pushing ahead with its plans to impeach President Robert Mugabe, accusing the increasingly frail nonagenarian and his ruling Zanu PF of failing to run the country and stemming corruption by the executive.

MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said yesterday that it was an understatement to say that Mugabe and Zanu PF had failed the nation dismally, adding that impeaching the 92-year-old would stem the rot.

“The MDC is deeply concerned that despite a flurry of expositions of corruption involving State enterprises and senior government officials, including Cabinet ministers and their cronies, the Zanu PF regime fronted by Mugabe has completely and utterly failed to deal with the scourge of corruption.

“In fact, the regime actually is protecting these criminals. It is sad that currently, millions of our people are living in acute frustration, hopelessness and poverty and many are dying from preventable diseases, with a multitude fleeing to neighbouring countries to escape the disaster created by Mugabe’s regime,” he said.

Gutu said expecting Mugabe to spearhead a turnaround of the country’s collapsing economy was unrealistic as the long-ruling leader’s office was also “deeply implicated in unscrupulous deals”.

“What is more worrying is that while it is evident that corruption has decimated the fabric of our society and destroyed the economy and people’s lives, Mugabe‘s intransigence on the matter is shocking and cannot be tolerated a day longer.

“It is also emerging that his office is in fact deeply implicated in these unscrupulous deals. The involvement of Mugabe’s close relatives also vindicates this assertion and Mugabe must therefore be forced to resign.

“More disturbing is the fact that these corrupt deals are of a massive scale involving billions of United States dollars, prejudicing taxpayers and the general public of Zimbabwe of their investments and their desired livelihoods.

“Despite the suffering that this evil practice has brought upon the people of Zimbabwe, Mugabe seems to be inherently incapacitated to plug the rot,” Gutu added.

The former Chisipite senator also said the government had failed to implement proper revenue recovery strategies or come up with plausible turnaround strategies to ameliorate the country’s economy challenges.

“The sad state of affairs where government officials, their cronies and relatives embark on an unmitigated jamboree to wipe out state coffers is not only patently evil, but also grossly inhumane and unpardonable.

“The impunity with which those implicated continue to subject this nation to untold suffering must be stopped.

“This is despite report after report from the Auditor General’s office which have pointed to the gross abuse of authority by members of Mugabe’s regime,” Gutu said.

He added that the only solution to the current economic woes facing the country was to force Mugabe to resign and install a new political administration.

“Despite Zimbabwe having vast natural resources and a huge human capital, Mugabe has dismally failed to manage and develop this country and therefore must go immediately to avert a human catastrophe in Zimbabwe. The greatest crisis in Zimbabwe is not disease, hunger or poverty but corruption under the failed regime of .. Mugabe.

“Therefore, Mugabe should simply leave office immediately. There is no other viable solution to the socio-economic catastrophe that is currently engulfing Zimbabwe,” Gutu thundered.

Comments (5)

What a waste of time

Ziggy Zigawo - 26 June 2016

MDC does not have strategists. They should bring the impeachment proceesings. They will lose yes, but that will give a lot of pressure on mugabe and zanu pf to defend themselves

MDC - 26 June 2016

No point impeaching someone who doesn't know what impeach means. Absolute waste of time. ZANU respects no democratic procedures. Ian Smith and his RF ignored us and we took measures. Time to take measures against Bob and his lot

Dunlop Munjanja - 26 June 2016

That the impeachment exercise is futile seems quite true. I cannot imagine Mugabe worrying about such an action against him because he believes he is above the law.

Lunkneed Jije - 26 June 2016

All that is needed is to bring the impeachment process on then 25 Zanupf MPs vote along with their MDc counterparts . That will surely bring reality to Zpf and hence more confusion . This will give the opposition a chance to disjointed Zanupf

doritori - 27 June 2016

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