Zanu PF should tell Mugabe the truth

HARARE - As we move towards Zanu PF’s annual conference that will be held in the city of Masvingo next month, we would like to call upon those in the ruling party, who still believe in Zimbabwe, to tell President Robert Mugabe the truth about what the nation is really facing.

For a change, we would like to hear the voice of reason telling the 92-year-old that the nation is almost grinding to a halt because of his ill-fated and disastrous policies such as the Indigenisation Act.

Yesterday, we carried a story that the cash-strapped government is moving to compulsorily acquire 28 000 hectares of land — currently owned by Zimplats — in Kadoma.

While the land has been idle for a long time now, with the mining giant not carrying out any activities that could benefit the country, due process must be followed, exhausting all channels of engagement before resorting to compulsory acquisition.

As history has taught us, at the ruling party’s annual conference, nothing of substance is discussed save for the usual Stalinist sloganeering.

But anyone who has watched Mugabe walk since the beginning of the year will tell you that the man is now not only a doddering nonagenarian but also ill-equipped to keep up with his busy schedule and the demands of his job.

We hope that there will be a voice of reason in December and someone, maybe the war veterans will tell him straight in the face that he must rest.

His health is our concern because he is our president and has been for the past 36 years, but there is no doubt there are some in Zanu PF who are holding him hostage. Honestly, one cannot subject his parents to such a punishing job, unless there is an ulterior motive to see them fail and embarrassed.

Sycophants in Zanu PF, who often sing meaningless songs, should realise they are not doing the 92-year-old man any favours. They are actually punishing him.
As the late great nationalist Cephas Msipa often said, those surrounding Mugabe mislead him and we hope this is not a universal statement applicable to all in the ruling party.

We hope someone will master the courage — like war veterans did in July — to ask Mugabe to step down.

That is the only favour we are asking from Zanu PF officials when they gather in Masvingo.

We say so because time seems to have been reversed to 2008 and people are sleeping in bank queues, water shortages are pervasive and we are certainly headed for turbulent times.

December offers those in Zanu PF the chance to tell Mugabe all these problems, and more.

Comments (5)

Kkkkk who has the balls to say that now

olga - 23 November 2016

Lets wait and see there might be one stray sheep who is daring We can only hope ======

gonyeti 2 - 23 November 2016

Whoever decides to grow a spine and tell him to step down will do so a their own peril.

Hwacha - 23 November 2016

we have suffered and I think now is the time for the co-party members to just confront him, but who will be that person..... I In fact they see nothing wrong as they are the beneficiaries of this corruption. Zimbabweans let us rise!!!!!!

reason - 23 November 2016

Zimbabwe's down fall is lack of accountability. It is the very reason of inability to tell each other the truth. The truth is RG Mugabe long lost leadership direction for his party and country. All are in Zanu PF mafia mob group to loot. If one is in the mob group to loot, why tell RG Mugabe to stand down? Mugabe is literally the Mafia god father. That is the shame for Zimbabwe. Nobody will tell Mugabe the truth.

Mbareboy - 24 November 2016

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