'Mugabe's end is near'

HARARE - Radical pressure group — Tajamuka/Sesijikile — has declared that President Robert Mugabe will fall under the weight of planned demonstrations, predicting that the nonagenarian would be gone by December.

The pressure group is playing a prominent role in the wave of anti-Mugabe protests currently sweeping across the country and is leading the organisation of tomorrow’s planned “shutdown”.

Tajamuka acting spokesperson Hardlife Mudzingwa said national shutdown will see people staying away from work but actively participate in planned activities in the high density suburbs.

“We had hoped that Mugabe was going to be reasonable and take heed of the ultimatum we gave him to step aside before the 31st of this month but after realising that he is illogical we have decided to take action and it is our belief that he will not last in office until December,” Mudzingwa said during a media briefing in the capital yesterday.

He said the shutdown was a sign that citizens had entered “the red zone of the campaign to force Mugabe out after “seeing the satanic face of government”.

Tajamuka and other anti-Mugabe voices, said Mudzingwa, will continue to roll out protests every week from next month if the 92-year-old — in power since independence from Britain in 1980—refuses to pave way for a transitional authority.

“The campaign will continue to build seriously a strong citizen voice loud enough to create and shape the politics, sociality and politics of Zimbabwe and Mugabe must take heed of the citizens’ call,” said Mudzingwa.

“Remember in 2008 Mugabe was refusing to talk to the opposition but when pressure mounted   he was dragged to the negotiating table kicking and wailing all the way.”

The shutdown comes amid threats by Zanu PF and its affiliate organisations, including the Zimbabwe Liberation War Collaborators Association (Ziliwaco) that they will take the law into their own hands and unleash violence on the demonstrators.

But Mudzingwa dismissed the threats as empty, boasting that Tajamuka had strength in numbers and called upon what he called stockholders of the campaign, including cross-border traders, war veterans, civil servants, vendors, private sectors workers, the business community, kombi drivers and conductors, students among a host of other Zimbabweans across the social spectrum to join the shutdown.

“We have no time to respond to empty threats but since you raised the issue let me say Zimbabweans will not allow unruly elements in Zanu PF to continue doing what they have been doing in the past. We have mechanisms to ensure the security of citizens,” he bragged.

Tajamuka also distanced itself to from “dubious hoax messages” advocating for violence including burning of fuel stations in the country.

“These are part of futile attempts to criminalise a peaceful campaign and an attempt to wean the campaign from the public sympathy it has enjoyed”.

Giving a solidarity message National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza described tomorrow’s shutdown as historic.

“The message is very clear that this day has to be historic because Zimbabweans will in loud voices say that enough is enough,” said Zvorwadza whose organisation has also been involved in numerous cat and mouse games with authorities.

Comments (20)

Removing a democratically elected government through demonstrations worse still a party that came through the barrel of a gun is not a walk in the park. They have the levers of power at their disposal and will fight to the bitter end. Be ready to be gunned down because you have declared war.

Murozvimukuru - 30 August 2016

Gadaffi thought he had that too. where is he now? wailing in hell! Mugabe will go that way too! anenge ava kupiwa magwato achibuda pasi pebridge.... and you wil be wailing on his behalf MF!

Donato Matibili - 30 August 2016

what do you mean by levers of power? you mean forces to coerce the people?

Jesuit Priest - 30 August 2016

Kkkkkk Murozvi anosekesa. Go back to your history and tell me a government that defeated its own people protesting without violence. In any case, his continued stay in power simply means people are not yet angry enough

Ziggy Zigawo - 30 August 2016

our leader must stay put,those with an inclination towards violence,the tajamukas,zvorwadza and company must not think they can rob millions of zimbos of their vote by removing a democratically elected govt unconstitutionally,we have always been aware that we have counterrevolutionaries in our midst,but for them to abuse themselves by thinking they can overthrow a peoples govt is wishful thinking,this time we are ready to defend the constitution and its provisions,those unhappy with us must wait for 2018,period

truth - 30 August 2016

History is about to repeat itself. Mugabe's regime is thrice plus brutal than smith regime, People will always stand up and rise against such oppressive systems, even generations to come. They all go out in denial.

X-MAN IV - 30 August 2016

There is no way Mugabe can reverse the direction of the winds of change now blowing in the country. I am afraid its too late. Emprisoning or killing protesters will yield nothing for him. Instead it accelerates his departure from state house and puts him and his family in the firing line. Your time is up ! Now its that time you thought will never come: that time Zimbabweans you thought are stupid lot are saying enough is enough - at whatever costs.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 30 August 2016

My time has finally come for some revenge. Tichakuwana chete!

Revenge - 30 August 2016

This govt has to go, by all means because our children may not enjoy life at all. This Zanu Pf never wanted anyone to eat meat in their home but only at rallies. Now we discovered that we must be our own masters, not to rely on politicians, especially black liers in ZANU PF. You see them during election time with T' Shirts never to see them again. When Mugabe visits their constituency, they repair the road way he is going to take and thats it.

Anoenda Chete - 31 August 2016

@truth I've been reading your comments for a while now, and I ask myself "Is this guy living in Zimbabwe? What is he bennefiting from the current situation?" Those talking about Mugabe having an army and police to fight the people should think again. Chihuri is causing so much dissent within the police that will surprise him one day. Imagine him selling a 5mtr piece of cloth for $50, if you don't buy you are threatened with dismissal, and mugabe is allowing this. One of these days those trucks dzirikutidira mvura dzichatadza kudzokera kukamba dzajamuka. The same reason those we call war vets today went to war against Smith will lead us to war against Mugabe if he does not step down. Saka iwe Truth hawunyariwo here kuwona Bob achidona in public. I used to wonder why Bob doesn't use a cane at his age, then I took a closer look at him and noticed how stuffed he is arround his waiste, he wears a coset to keep him upright. That man is tired and should bvuma kuchembera

senzeninaa - 31 August 2016

Daniel 5:22-28 "But you..., Mugabe, have not humbled your heart even though you knew... And now you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven, and you and your lords (CIO, ZRP, ZNA, @truth et. al), and your wives and small houses,..... and have praised the gods of zanu pf, of silver, of gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone that do not see and do not hear and do not know, but the God who holds your life in His hand and all of your ways come from Him, you have not honored. So then the palm of the hand was sent out from His presence and this writing was inscribed (at statehouse): - MENE, MENE, TEKEL AND PARSIN. MENE - God has numbered your zanu pf kingdom and brought an end to it. TEKEL - you have been weighed on scales and you have been found wanting. PERES - your kingdom has been divided and given to ...............the Mugabe legacy is now tainted, soiled, history will remember you for your evil, corrupt misrule.

Daniel 5 - 31 August 2016

Mugabe and all his greed people they about to reap what they soul, weather like it or not, come 2018 or as soon as today

christars - 31 August 2016

If Mugabe is democratically why did ZANU pf engage Nikivu of Israel? If he has massive ballot box support why then rig????? Know that rigging isn't mandate....

Dhewa - 31 August 2016

Hatina basa nemishonga yekukudza nhengo,toda mishonga yekutsinga mapurisa nemasoja varikukuvadza vanhu vane nzara yakonzereswa ne hurumende ye zanu pf.Huyayi nemishonga yakadaro muone kutengwa kwaunoitwa.Kana vanogona kuroya pindirayiwo,nyaya iyi yaakuda munhu wese,maprofita,n'anga zvese.

Janana wa Bikaz - 31 August 2016

Hatina basa nemishonga yekukudza nhengo,toda mishonga yekutsinga mapurisa nemasoja varikukuvadza vanhu vane nzara yakonzereswa ne hurumende ye zanu pf.Huyayi nemishonga yakadaro muone kutengwa kwaunoitwa.Kana vanogona kuroya pindirayiwo,nyaya iyi yaakuda munhu wese,maprofita,n'anga zvese.

Janana wa Bikaz - 31 August 2016

Hatina basa nemishonga yekukudza nhengo,toda mishonga yekutsinga mapurisa nemasoja varikukuvadza vanhu vane nzara yakonzereswa ne hurumende ye zanu pf.Huyayi nemishonga yakadaro muone kutengwa kwaunoitwa.Kana vanogona kuroya pindirayiwo,nyaya iyi yaakuda munhu wese,maprofita,n'anga zvese.

Janana wa Bikaz - 31 August 2016

Hatina basa nemishonga yekukudza nhengo,toda mishonga yekutsinga mapurisa nemasoja varikukuvadza vanhu vane nzara yakonzereswa ne hurumende ye zanu pf.Huyayi nemishonga yakadaro muone kutengwa kwaunoitwa.Kana vanogona kuroya pindirayiwo,nyaya iyi yaakuda munhu wese,maprofita,n'anga zvese.

Janana wa Bikaz - 31 August 2016

Mishonga yechibhoyi inobva kuMalawi svikai paState House apo makamirirwa nevanoda kuutenga! Kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki

Daniel 5 - 31 August 2016

his excellence enjoys flying heyi Haazorore Cant even find time to address us about zvichemo zvedu Always on the plane; Eccl.8 vs 9 man has dominated man to his harm .;That's our money people He flies with hundreds of bodyguards not to mention the ones now attending to his personal hygiene changing diapers munofunga kuti akanzwa weti anoenda mutoilet yendege Vanongoti CHEF makapfeka nappy we will change tasvika If it was my father I would not sit by and encourage this gallavanting It would be ok if he takes on anything to at these meetings he goes to but we see him sleeping all the time So why does he go and his people especially V presidents leave him to go and represent the country I tell you these other countries are laughing at us because its madness to travel the way he does and at that age Family ya His Excellnce where are you Stop this madness

Naphiri Chisayi - 31 August 2016

Zanu hainyare shamwari. Kana, kana, kana, kana,, kana. Haisati yambonyara kana one day chairo.

Mr Dete - 10 September 2016

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