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'Mugabe was in danger of being lynched like Gaddafi,' admits Charamba - may still prove necessary

16 Jan 2018 at 07:49hrs | Views
"Rene manyanga hariputirwi!" (It does not matter how long it takes, in the end the truth will always come out!) So goes the Shona adage. The truth of Robert Mugabe's corrupt and murderous reign of terror is coming out.

"The commanders sent us with a very chilling message, they said 'please go and get the president to appreciate the gravity of the situation out there.' There was the possibility of a Libyan scenario where the president would have been dragged out of the Blue Roof and lynched. It was going to be possible because the soldiers said 'we cannot turn our guns on civilians who are marching against the president and spill blood.' I started visualising an image of Muammar Gaddafi, I literally went argh argh!" George Charamba told the Daily News on Sunday.

"The second scenario of impeachment, they said 'if the impeachment starts, we cannot stop it because that would be to start a coup d'état'.

"The third message was to say 'we are fast losing control of the process.' The process was to have Mugabe restored as substantive leader of this country and then decide on his own to say I am tired I am handing over power. But there were those processes that were taking place and if they would have happened, there was no longer any legacy to restore."

So after 37 years of the Zanu PF regime rigging elections to falsify Mugabe and the party's popularity the for one brief moment the regime acknowledge the reality that the people of Zimbabwe hated Mugabe so much they would have lynched the tyrant.

There is no hiding the spontaneity of the hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans who marched demanding that Mugabe must go. People who have never said boo to a rat were openly demanding that Mugabe must go. If the coup plotters thought they could contain the situation for once they were telling Mugabe the truth when they told him "we are fast losing control of the process". There was no way the nation was going to tolerate the possible of Mugabe in office when for a few more days; the currents of mistrust and hatred of the tyrant were too strong and deep for that!

The possibility of Robert Mugabe ending his life the same way Muammar Gaddafi did was real.
If President Mnangagwa and his Joint Operation Command, the Junta behind all the vote rigging, corruption and political murders of the last 38 years, thinks that the removal of Mugabe has completely defused the situation in Zimbabwe, they are wrong. People are expecting the Zanu PF regime to deliver meaningful economic recovery and, most important of all, the restoration of all their freedoms and human rights including the holding of free, fair and credible elections.

The people are not blind or stupid; they know the Junta was the real political force behind Mugabe responsible for all the vote rigging and all the other economic and political mischief. The people can see the coup plotters have targeted the G40 members as the only ones who were corrupt when many of the new regime's leaders are just as corruption. It is common knowledge that people like VP Chiwenga have amass such wealth as 40 golden watches, fleet of cars and his C&M mansion is there for all to see!

It will not take long for the ordinary Zimbabweans to realised that the November coup did not bring about any meaningful change to their economic or political situation. For the filthy rich few, the looting, vote rigging, etc. has continued as if the coup never even happened, it is business as usual! It will not take much to rekindle the anger and hatred people had against Zanu PF before the November 2017 coup.

Zimbabwe's economic situation in which unemployment has soared to 90% and 72.3% of the people live on US$1.00 or less a day is socially and politically unsustainable. If the removal of the figure head, Mugabe has failed to bring about any noticeable economic recovery, it is clear this is so; then, Zimbabwe's undemocratic political system needs another revisit!  

Once rekindled the people's anger and hatred of Zanu PF will not be so easily pacified as happened last November. If it must take the burning down of one or two mansions and public lynching of a few Zanu PF thugs to finally drive home the message that the corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship must be totally dismantled then so be it!

The people's public support the November coup plotters was not blank cheque to Mnangagwa and his Junta friends, it was on condition that the regime bring about economic recovery and restores the individual freedoms and human rights immediately. The failure to implement even one reform is proof the regime has no intention to restore the people's power to have a meaningful say in the governance of the country. Failure to hold free and fair elections later this year will confirm this government's dictatorial intentions and whatever truce there was after the coup will be over.

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