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'You have run out of ideas, retire,' Mafirakureva Mugabe tells ED - great, tell RG too

06 Oct 2017 at 19:16hrs | Views
Whatever anyone else says about the dramatic events happening before our own eyes in Zanu PF, the drama has given us some good laughs, double Dutch, you name it; it is all there.

"It is further disconcerting that the statement is littered with subjective falsehoods, mischievous perceptions and malicious innuendos written in a language and tone which is disrespectful and contemptuous to my person and indeed, to the office I occupy, that of Vice-President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Party Zanu-PF," said VP Mnangagwa in his press interview. He was accusing his counterpart, VP Mphoko of making falsehoods, etc. in his statement and yet Mnangagwa's own statements, past and present, are all pregnant with the same things!

The core issue behind the present sparring and back stabbing going on Zanu PF is centred around the story of VP Mnangagwa's sudden illness in August this year necessitating him being flown to SA for medical attention. Was he poisoned, everyone asked? After weeks of speculation and rumours, many thought he had cleared the issue only to now find he had mudded the waters,

"During the Ordinary Session of the Politburo held on September 6 2017 and the Ordinary Session of the Central Committee held on September 8 2017, I informed the meetings that my doctors had said that I was not food poisoned," he explained in his statement last night.

"I did not state that poison had been ruled out."

STOP! Read that again.

"I did not state that poison had been ruled out."

Why, sir, did you not say so at the time, if your intention was not to deliberately mislead?

It was at Shuvai Mahofa's memorial service that Mnangagwa had once again returned to the subject of his illness and left his audience and the nation at large in no doubt that he had been poisoned.

"I have come to tell you that what happened to Mai Mahofa in Victoria Falls is what also happened to me. I am making tremendous recovery. Those who wished me dead will be ashamed because when God's time for one to die is not up, he will not die. I still have many years to live and the truth will come out," Mnangagwa said.

It was this that had prompted VP Mphoko, who was acting President in the absence of Mugabe, to respond.

"There's now little doubt, if there ever was any, that there appears to be an agenda to undermine the authority of President Mugabe and to destabilise the country by using lies to fan ethnic tensions for political purposes," said Mphoko on Tuesday.

"It is most disappointing that a person at the level of my colleague, Vice-President Cde R .P Mphoko would misunderstand and misrepresent the statements made by his Excellency, the President R.G Mugabe and myself," responded Mnangagwa last night.

"Mnangagwa questioned why Mphoko had to issue a public statement concerning his health when he could have called him to discuss the issue," said a source quoted in a Bulawayo24.com report.

Big laugh! VP Mphoko could have called but we all know he would have got an earful and still no wiser!

Comrade "Mafirakureva" (He who will rather die than be silenced), the name Grace Mugabe has given herself, was not one to be left out and has thrown in her threepence worth.

"My husband is someone who is very disciplined when it comes to women. He is not a bambazonke (grab everything) type, never ever," said Mafirakuveva. "He keeps me and me alone.

STOP.

Well, for the record you, madam was his secretary, then his mistress and then the mother of his illegitimate child although you were married yourself and so was he. He only married you after his wife's death. Someone who stole a subordinate's wife is not exactly an outstanding example of a disciplined man.

As for yourself, madam; you can say what you please but the world will never consider you "a catch like no other"!

"Why would I want to kill someone who was appointed by my husband? It is nonsensical," continued Mafirakureva.

Is it not bad enough that you and your husband's insatiable greed for wealth and power have left this great nation in economic ruins and political paralysis because we are stuck with this incompetent, corrupt, vote rigging and tyrannical Mugabe dictatorship. Please do not insult our intelligence too. We all know you are absolutely desperate to succeed your husband as Zimbabwe's next president, so desperate you kill.

"If politics gets to this stage, it means you have run out of ideas. If you have run out of ideas, go home and retire," continued Mafirakureva.

Every dog has his day; every madman has his moment of pure genius! Well Mafirakureva certainly had her bolt of inspiration the political circus in Zimbabwe speaks volume of the decance, rot and decay in Zanu PF. Unemployment has soared to 90% plus, 72.3% of our people are living on US$ 1.00 or less a day, basic services like health and education have all but completely collapse, etc.

Mnangagwa and Tsvangirai went to SA for their medical needs because they could not get such service in Zimbabwe. Mafirakureva was herself in SA to buy a mansion for her two boys studying there is no quality schools in Zimbabwe because decades of poor funding.

To say Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies have run out of ideas and, to save the country sinking into serious economic and political turmoil, retire with immediate effect is therefore an understatement. Sadly, both Mafirakureva and Mnangagwa, the two vying to succeed Mugabe, see the other as having ran out of ideas but not them.

Whilst the factional war is tiring Zanu PF apart the nation will be ill advised to see this as spelling the end of the regime's reign of terror and chaos. Far from it. Zanu PF members are like a troop of baboons, they fight amongst themselves all day but when threatened, they will fight as one. The regime's vote rigging plans of making sure there is no verifiable voters roll, for example, are going ahead untouched by all the bickering in the party.

The only sure way to end Zanu PF's rule, end the economic meltdown and restore our crashed dreams of freedom, liberty, justice and human dignity is for the people to demand the implementation of the democratic reforms to ensure next year's elections are free, fair and credible. As long as Zanu PF retains its carte blanche powers to rig the vote, they will do so!

Zimbabwe would not be in this political and economic mess is RG Mugabe and his Zanu PF cronies had not run out of ideas a long, long time ago. Mafirakureva is right ED Mnangagwa should have retired a long time ago along with her husband. The Zimbabwe people can make sure that all these Zanu PF thugs finally retire if finally wise up and make sure we have a meaningful vote!

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Source - Wilbert Mukori
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