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What happens when Mugabe dies? - Live Discussion

by Moyo Roy
15 Jan 2014 at 09:08hrs | Views

The post-Mugabe era is like a time bomb that Mugabe himself has been all this while strapping round himself like a suicide bomber on a mission to punish people for a reason he himself is not sure of its justification.

The point according to the topic of this discussion however is that God has always proved that all men are mortals and no matter how many doctors they employ in their rank and file, he created the human body with such precision that as you get around certain figures in age, it will be stupid for you and the people around to find it taboo to discuss your imminent demise.

Do you ever wonder what will happen soon after Mugabe's departure?
  • Admin

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:20hrs

    Thank you all for taking part in this discussion. This Live Update has been closed but you can still comment at the bottom.

  • Chiwengwa

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:19hrs

    Roy Moyo this discussion has degenerated into something unwanted. Kindly close it.

  • love

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:11hrs

    Let's pray for peace love and unity let us forcus on the future

  • CIO

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:08hrs

    Givaldo , you are shortsighted u think you will be forgiven for thinking that bad leadership does not dictate their future , how many educated zimbos are suffering in foreign land as a result of bad leadership go and look @ the state of univesities and schools in zim shame on you you are benefiting from this selfish government

  • pastor T

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:03hrs

    let us not judge.remember that they is only one true judge THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. He will judge man according to his work

  • Peace

    15 Jan 2014 at 14:01hrs

    What's so special kuve muNdebele or Kalanga?

  • Khalanga

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:59hrs

    If he dies there is so many potholes in Byo & Hre, we will look for the biggest to burry him there. Those potholes are embarassing, how can the city of Harare pay the city clerk $28000 when there is so much potholes that's equivalent to R180000 , zim is ruled by vultures

  • Mandlo

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:57hrs

    Asazi thina kwazi umdali

  • john

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:47hrs

    If he die I ask foer peace in our country those in power must work hand in hand with the leading part and lift up zimbabwe

  • Givaldo

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:40hrs

    Those pipol who think they are suffering because of President Mugabe are loosers in life if u think when Mugabe dies its going to rain Money u are lost

  • nkosi

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:39hrs

    we will come back and build our beloved country.we tied of being called foreigners in other countries.

  • Pastor A

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:32hrs

    Admin can this discussion be intellectual not tribal warfare really why would one curse all shonas or ndebeles in such a forum ? well constitutionally the vice president ought to assume office bt with the way things are going we couls be faced with a military coup

  • Keke

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:31hrs

    Yes u , me & the dearest President will day one die. President Mugabe is nt Zimbabwe bt the leader of Zimbabwe so the country wil go on, we have verry capable Vice Presidents who cn go on with struggle. Long live Zim

  • Anonymous user

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:21hrs



    15 Jan 2014 at 13:21hrs

    Fellow Ndebeles lets forgive though we will not forget lets not wish him death lets wish he sees how his own people are suffering in foreign countries called on names ,lets pray he leaves power and witness Zimbabwe be a bread busket of Africa again

  • Chipo

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:17hrs

    Plz stop this nonsense of sayin 'we or us' . U a not 'us' coz i love ma President. Alutta continua

  • Chipo

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:16hrs

    Plz stop this nonsense of sayin 'we or us' . U a not 'us' coz i love ma President. Alutta continua

  • Professor Chinotimba

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:14hrs

    Hehe we will party! Ayu yu yu ya atchukutcha!

  • Mbulaleni

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:13hrs

    He die like any other person, He will be buried where all ZANU PF officials are buried. To ordinary Zimbos life will continue as normal. ZANU PF followers will then scratch each other.

  • Dazzy

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:12hrs

    Viva Mr President..

  • Nleya

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:11hrs

    Maybe lizomqalela. Remembr u a nt God guyz. Long live Mr President Sir..

  • Mdu

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:07hrs

    Ol thse who wish him dead..plz jus knw dat yo a nt his Creator. Revisit yo spiritual side. Baxolele nkosi coz they knw not what they are saying.

  • Thobela

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:04hrs

    If Mugabe dies,the vice president will take over.

  • Thobela

    15 Jan 2014 at 13:03hrs

    If Mugabe dies,the vice president will take over.

  • Khumalo

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:59hrs

    For the same reason you called the founder of the nation a terrorist when in actual fact, he advocated for democracy not one party state, u made it a tribal issue coz Mdala was a Ndebele and look where this got us into and today u want sympathy? My foot.

  • anondida

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:58hrs

    Just because an unpopular ruler dies, it doesn't mean you are guaranteed peace. Look at Iraq, Egypt, DRC to name but a few. The problem with Africans is you are caring your fore father's bitterness. Once he is gone we pray for a leader with forgiving qualities. On who is willing to accept what has happened bring our country back to being the bread basket of Africa. We need a new Talent with new ideas. If we follow all this tribal nonsense we going to end up like somalia. Be careful what you wish for.

  • pfutsek.maswina.

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:54hrs

    wena simbi maunenkinga usho ths website says not vele i dnt lyk amaswina wth their smelng armpits al they knw is 2 kip begng 4 money along da jozi street.

  • Simbi

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:48hrs

    Mr or Mrs Editor, why do you allow tribal inflammatory statements like one by this Pfutseki al Shona ppl? What is so special about being Ndebele or Kalanga anywhere. People should check what is happenign in African countries like CAR or DRC because of ethnicity?

  • honest man

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:48hrs

    that will be the beginning of a new era in Zimbabwe. Our former friends hate us only because of this guy, once he passes on we will rekindle our relationships and thus a new Zimbabwe without this suffering is born. period Mai Mujuru pindai panyanga

  • anondida

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:46hrs

    Why do Ndebele people act as if they are the only ones suffering. This is not about tribes it's about a president who's ruling has had an impact on every tribe. Stop making it a tribal war.

  • Mureza. weHondo

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:38hrs

    Zanu pf will definately fracture,Joyce will keep the Za,Emmerson will take Nu and Didmus will take the PF. Pidigori waenda will top the charts!!!

  • hwesa

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:38hrs

    nothing will and those dreaming of Zim being divided into two thnk again.It will never happen, whoever tries that will arrested and rot in jail, remember Zim has one of the most intelligent CIO operative in Africa dont ever underestimate that.we need to move on as a country with whoever takes over

  • cie

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:33hrs

    I wish he could die a long and painful death,first starting with his eye,take the eye out,then a finger after two days,chop off an ear.....until there is only the body without limbs,I think that will make up for all he put us thru

  • ZOMBO.

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:26hrs

    Its tym the old man dies. He shld have nt have bn selfish to hold on to power untl ayolusa amadada. Wth hs ill health he shld hv retired years ago than hvng to b always thnkng of way to rig elections. He stole the elections, let hm rig and cheat death. Ayhambe lento and the reality is we may c up to 4 Parties spliting frm ths useless party Zanu. They are selfish people ,hungr 4 power. Die bhobho die.

  • Bhata mwana tidle mayi

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:12hrs

    Military kooo its obviours

  • Stazovhimisai

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:09hrs

    I wonder why pple pray 4 the death of another man,esp the Ndebeles.We can't build a brotherhood nation by inciting class ðnic haterage.Gone are the dys of rhetoric poltics.@Chief Ruzani &@Anondida u sound so mature enough,that is constructive criticism.Human beings are infalliable @ Mudzonga.During the WW2 ,The League of Nations was the brainchild of H.Wilson though the USA never belonged 2 it becz it had refused 2 sign The Treat of Versailles (setllement) The ILO remained a toothless dog bcz of selfishness,indifference&sheer cowardice & which gave an open invitation 2 any country that wanted 2 seize the neighbouring territory 2 do so.So we must learn from this .Rukave haruvaki nyika .If it means deviding Zim into 2 parts then the judiciary will pave way 4 us.We can't tollerate individual needs bcz thus being lawlessness.We must b law abiding citizens.The country have a lot of challenges which requires combination from all races and we have endorsed various Mps.It needs 2 tackle the bull by the horns ¬ from the tail. Dai uriwe?

  • murambamugabe

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:06hrs

    kanti akukafi, nxa sokusphuzele okuyinto lokhu vele kusaphilelani

  • mhanduwe akachinja

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:04hrs

    I am so excited, finally the old man responsible for my suffering is withering like a flower. We will never miss you.

  • Taboo

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:03hrs

    This is very healthy to discuss Mugabe's death. It used to be taboo.The end must be nigh! He is old and not immortal so he should manage his succession b4 he dies. To avoid people joking and fighting for power Mugabe should annoint a successor who will work with other parties to take this nation forward. Zanu pf's reputational risk is too high to be trusted so its only a Unity govt that can fix this economy. NIKUV delivered rigged elections but it has failed to rig the economy. Managers who have run down a company into liquidation cannot turn the company around and into profitability. A unity govt will command trust,respect and confidence. A staunch supporter of Zanu Pf does not trust the party and its leadership. Trust and confidence are priceless.

  • Chiwengwa

    15 Jan 2014 at 12:02hrs

    I will take over. Any funny nonsense i will shoot to kill. War going to happen.

  • Mzilikazi kaMatshobana

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:53hrs

    Many people will celebrate his death and this will not go down well with the security forces who will descend on the heavily on the innocent people. ZANU PF will be divided into many factions which might even lead to a civil war. The security forces will take advantage of the situation to sieze power and elect their puppet because they can not afford to relax. If power lands in the hands of the opposition they might find themselves at the Hague for war crimes, remember most of them participated in the Matabeland genocide. UJulius uzakuzwa ubuhlungu kakhulu ujubona ukuthi abantu kabamjabuleli uBob.

  • Zie moyos

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:51hrs

    Thus what we all waiting for,i think the very same dae he passes they wil b more cheers out there pepo a tired of this old man

  • maziwa

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:47hrs

    kambe kungasfanela thina abesindebeleni? asazi , only god knws

  • Thomas

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:34hrs

    Mugabe should annoint somebody to takeover from within his party Zanu pf. Given that the International Community and Zimbabweans do not trust the Zanu pf govt the person annointed to take over by Mugabe should form GNU2 to fix the economy. It appears Mugabe is not well and the sooner he does this the better for the Zimbabwean economy and its people. In the national interest Mugabe should do this b4 he dies. We need all parties Zanu pf,MDC,Mavambo etc to work together and revive this economy for the sake of our children and future generations.

  • Tsuro

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:31hrs

    The second in command wl takeover to finish e ramaining years.the congress in Dec wil choose e new presidium n whoever cmes out tops will stand as e party's candidate in 2018 and life goes on wth zpf or an extraordinary elective congress wl b kold if it happens aftr e 2014 congress but b4 is as straight forward as tht...not conspiracy theories!

  • Nsukuzonke

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:31hrs

    Kuzoba lobudlwangudlwangu kodwa kuzoba lokukhululeka ezinhliziyweni sikhathele ngokutshaywa lokwethuselwa, we will grow wings we are tired of living in a cacoon

  • Iqiniso Kalibulali

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:16hrs

    Mugabe is a very pertinent place holder in Zimbabwe's stability at the moment. When he finally dies, there will be a major political transformation in Zimbabwe. No1 is the succession issue in ZANU PF, prayer is he dies after he has sorted it and left a definite way forward otherwise its disaster. No2 is the shaky unity accord in ZANU PF. Nkomo will no longer be there so will be Mugabe and its a fact the original ZANU guys will want nothing more to do with kid gloving if the ex ZAPUs especially in the secondment into positions in both ZANU PF and in Gvt. That will be the end of the marriage. No3 National security will be put to great test. It is also fact that a huge number of people in the populace will celebrate Mugabe's death and riots and arrests will be the order of the day. The likely hood is that he will be buried under a state of emergency. No4 Because of the unrest that will follow the announcement of his death, it will be difficult for VP Mujuru to take over presidency because the military would want to put the situation under control so the likely hod would be that the country will be in the hands of the army generals. As to who of the generals will be in control its another issue. No5 One would suspect that as suggested by Baba Jukwa, Mugabe's death will be concealed for a while to give the generals time to work out a means and set up their strategy and structures and build a puppet successor who will be put there by the generals under their control just to avoid regional and international interference while they make sure ZANU PF recovers and one of the generals will be their presidential candidate come 2018 if Mugabe dies before 2018.

  • ZanuPf Exists??

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:16hrs

    I am guessing its going to be a shocker to all those who think he is immortal. As for us it will be joyous news that will be received by so much ullulation and celebration.. Instead of having a month of mourning we shall have a month of hard partying 24/7.. Zim will have to be closed for a holiday mnth of celebrations.. I hope the army wont take over and chaos errupting in Zim.. and power hungry individuals causing a civil war.. but not zim.. we have no guts to pull it off otherwise freedom will have made a statement 2007/8 era..

  • Matigari

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:14hrs

    Long live d prezdent! Not dat hiz d darln of d ppl esp in view of hz moments of madness, murambatsvina, rigged electxns, rampant corruptxn nd lack of personal accountability, he iz d force bhind a united but poor Zimbabwe. If only he can ryt hz wrongz, arrest d corrupt nd economic vampires...

  • khuya

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:12hrs

    mina nginga tjukutja.

  • king of the Ndebele Nation

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:07hrs

    It will be the birth of the of the Freedom of the Ndebele people and its Nation but I fear for civil war as other ZANU PF members will try to imitate him to gain political powers

  • Bhoza

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:01hrs

    Change of Government. Need to have another tribe to rule for 5 years and see the change.

  • mzilikazi

    15 Jan 2014 at 11:01hrs

    Re birth of our land. we divide Zim into two, from midlands down south becomes our country, then north will be theirs.

  • Sibusiso

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:56hrs

    Its gonna be Ayoba

  • ncubekamthwakazi

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:56hrs

    For one l know l will celebrate, and am sure most Zimbabweans and the world over will celebrate the end of tyranny, Zimbabweans will be free for once. Finally the demise of the devil, a heartless tyrant himself. Hopefully someone with a heart will takeover and steer the country towards prosperity and freedom for the masses!

  • bhalagwe

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:52hrs

    Birth of republic of Mthwakazi

  • anondida

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:49hrs

    My worst fear is that, power hungry zanu pf leaders will fail to come to agree on who the next successor should be. That may result in a lot of factions and possible a civil war. Then again I am all doom and gloom.

  • Anti mugabe

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:48hrs

    His style of ruling wil be perpetuated by Mnangagwa's team, da pro mugabe! Lets hope mujuru wil takeover

  • ka mzilikazi

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:47hrs

    kunini ebulala abantu makafe naye, we are scattered every where bcoz of him. we cant even bury our relatives in zim bcoz of this animal! die then really democracy can prevail in ZIMBABWE.

  • Chief Ruzani

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:44hrs

    Munotaura kufa kwemunhu ndimi makamusika here?

    I pray that God give him more years to live

  • T-boss

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:44hrs

    Like when Mobutu died,we will celebrate especially in south western zim,we are economic refugees all over the world.of course vice president takes over up to a certain time, the end is nigh like in all of us.

  • ka mzilikazi

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:42hrs

    Akafe manje, may be we can get someone with brains.

  • mnyakeni gininda kamvundla

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:41hrs

    Usefile yini?

  • ka mzilikazi

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:40hrs

    People will be happy at last usathane uhambile!

  • Bhekani Manguba

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:39hrs

    Joice mujuru will take over, coup likely, but SADC will have none of it.

  • juku

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:36hrs

    lets pray

  • Cde mudzonga

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:32hrs

    It is God who knows wat will me it will be a sad chapter in history.he has done a lot for our nation despite shorfals.look in sa,up to now some pple are using buckets toilet lets not judge him coz of our feelings and mistakes.we all mess up one way or the other,we all need forgiveness.i will say the world will mourn except britain,tony blair,goerge bush

  • Cde mudzonga

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:32hrs

    It is God who knows wat will me it will be a sad chapter in history.he has done a lot for our nation despite shorfals.look in sa,up to now some pple are using buckets toilet lets not judge him coz of our feelings and mistakes.we all mess up one way or the other,we all need forgiveness.i will say the world will mourn except britain,tony blair,goerge bush

  • Inkuzi Emnyama

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:30hrs

    Let him die 2dy

  • Maga

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:30hrs

    Ukuthi kuqala ngaye ukufa

  • Zim1

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:28hrs

    It will be business as usual. i dont expect chaos because of the way our security forces are.. however The military will take over in the event of chaos and disorder. 1 zanu faction will unite with 1 mdc faction to effectively take control of the masses if things move smoothly. Zimbabwe will never be the same again

  • War

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:27hrs

    Whilst I remain greatly opposed to ZANU PF’s culture of corruption and impunity, like many other Zimbabweans it remains my prayer that the moderates in that party may win the party presidency and pave way for a peaceful Zimbabwe in which a Zanu-PF victory may be embraced by the international community and an opposition victory also accepted at home by the former liberators.

  • anonymous

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:27hrs

    it will be sad

  • thiza

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:24hrs

    We gonna celebrate !

  • charlie

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:23hrs

    I want the whole world to celebrate at my expence. Its coming soon.

  • Anonymous user

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:22hrs

    inzima ke leyi. iNkosi yiyo ekwaziyo

  • lalz

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:20hrs

    It will be just another sad loss to his family and Zanu Pf

  • jongwe

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:19hrs

    the vp will take over then life goes on

  • Me

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:18hrs

    Its not anytime soon coz he's anointed by God and no mortal can know his day

  • Moyo Roy

    15 Jan 2014 at 10:13hrs

    Lets Discuss!