Zimbabwe

Mugabe 'a hypocrite, tired election candidate'

2012-02-25 10:10

Special Report

Mugabe's senile, says Tsvangirai
Mugabe's senile, says Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has described long time leader Robert Mugabe as "a senile president with a vituperative wife".

 Cape Town - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has lashed out at his coalition partner President Robert Mugabe, branding him a "hypocrite and tired election candidate" leading a group of cowards, Radio VOP reported on Friday.

According to the report, Tsvangirai told journalists during his monthly prime minister’s briefings he was increasingly getting annoyed by Mugabe’s unpredictability when it came to adhering to agreements made during their regular meetings as principals.

Tsvangirai singled out the recent unilateral reappointment of the country’s service chiefs by Mugabe as a case in which the aging leader had acted outside the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 19.

“We cannot have a president who takes a position with fellow principals today and then tomorrow acts outside that position and the constitution that he swore to uphold,” Tsvangirai said. “I have made it clear to the president that he is in breach and that I and the party that I lead would find it difficult to recognise.

“We have a president who indicates left and then turns right. He has undermined our collective position and agreement as principals while he directs his functionaries to execute decisions that are at variance with our common position. The question is, can the real Mugabe stand up. “I know that the president continues to live in the past forgetting that this is a shared responsibility.”

Tsvangirai vowed he and his party will not be pushed out of the inclusive process by Zanu-PF hardliners.

"We are aware of the plot to frustrate us, to wear us down and to force us out but we have the mandate and covenant with the people and we will brave on and ensure that we hold a free and fair poll by creating an environment that will guarantee the security of the person, the security of the vote and the security of the people’s will.



- News24

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  morgan tsvangirai  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
51 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
When is a mountain more than just a mountain? 2014-12-18 07:26

When it’s an adventure! A group of Old Mutual employees found out how much is enough courage, endurance and camaraderie to take on Africa's highest peak.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may be emotionally defensive or reserved today. You need to step up today as there may be extra responsibilities to deal with....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.