Why does Mugabe not just shut up?

HARARE - Robert Mugabe must never have imagined himself outside the Zimbabwean presidency.

He was so drunk with power that his own family at some point actually thought Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans belonged to them.

His SABC interview, organised by political flip-flopper Jealousy Mawarire, all but reflected how shocked Mugabe is to be out of power.

It seems he even wants to be handed back the presidency if at all such madness would ever be fathomable.

However, it seems Zimbabweans have moved on. Mugabe continuously runs away from his contribution to Zimbabwe’s economic fall. It was his populist policies that did Zimbabwe down, promising as it was when he led it to independence from the British in 1980.

Mugabe is talking about his removal from office today but he cites one aspect of a whole process, that is the military intervention.

Deliberately, he does not want to talk about the multitudes who marched on November 18, last year.

Again, he conveniently avoids talking about the Zanu PF extraordinary central committee meeting that ousted him, his wife Grace, Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere among others from their party positions.

Curiously too, Mugabe avoids talking about the impeachment process that he avoided by his timely resignation.

Somewhere at the back of his mind, Mugabe wants this country to slide into chaos. Why would he wish the police armouries had guns? Why did he want anyone for that matter to resist the military intervention if it is not for his weird selfishness?  Why would a leader, especially one who claims to have his people at heart, want to wish there is bloodshed in his country?

Clearly, Mugabe was on a mission to create a dynasty in Zimbabwe. He was priming his ambitious wife Grace to take over the presidency after him. In his weird opinion, Zimbabwe had no other citizen capable of taking over the reigns of power from him.

This is ridiculous, especially when you realise the levels he had taken Zimbabwe to. The country was a mere shadow of its former self economically.

The cash shortages, infrastructural destruction, institutionalised corruption, a health delivery system that was almost on its knees and several other ills that had become synonymous with the southern African nation.

No-one would want to support coups anywhere in the world except those who execute it. Mugabe just had to go at all costs. Zimbabweans were not blind to his nefarious plans.

Comments (6)

Mugabe is telling it like it is.A coup happened and you insist it was ok.Some of us believe in constitutionalism.Yr opinion is yours and dont write it in our most loved paper.Are u nw the Herald?

Zwesto - 18 March 2018

Our country is democratic one as such Mugabe has right to say to whatever he wants to say without fear .We all know he Bob brought the culture of muzzling others but since we have a military govt which says it is there to restore sanity everyone can now talk without fear including Mugabe .The only thing that we as zimboz need to do now is to make sure zanu which has reputation of producing bad and very old leaders goes after election . Right now they are fielding a mediocre ED who is failing to resolve the strike by doctors in govt hospitals he is fond of useless chiefs who he bought 4x4 cars and running around the country like a headless chicken doing nothing but wasting tax payer money .

Diibulaanyika - 18 March 2018

Coup or no Coup Mugabe simply had to go. Job well done to those who orchestrated Mugabes removal. What democracy is he talking about. People died in 2008 whilist the country was being managed by Him. Itai Dzamara is still missing and this happened under his watch. He even stole an election and he talks about democracy. The country has moved on Bob. Id suggest you do the same.

Me..Me - 19 March 2018

Coup or no Coup Mugabe simply had to go. Job well done to those who orchestrated Mugabes removal. What democracy is he talking about. People died in 2008 whilist the country was being managed by Him. Itai Dzamara is still missing and this happened under his watch. He even stole an election and he talks about democracy. The country has moved on Bob. Id suggest you do the same.

Me..Me - 19 March 2018

Well written article. I agree Mugabe should have left long time ago, his time was up but could n't see this due to senility, ambitious wife and advisors. His presence was normalizing disctatorship, infact, he is enjoying free speech thanks to the new gov't. Under his rule, no one was free to express opinion. What irked me most is that he and his handlers behaved as if they owned Zimbabwe and everyone else had to pay second fiddle to him. Good Riddance!

motodi - 19 March 2018

What language does Mugabe speak? The people of Zimbabwe has moved and no one, I mean no one wanna remember this horrible name and is unwanted cohort. The best he can do is to zip up. Mugabe was best until the second election and if he wanted to be in history books he could have done the right thing by then. Just check the world idolize Mandela because he didn't overstay

Syd Chiwambu - 20 March 2018

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