Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe 'living in fear'

2012-07-12 12:16
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File, AP)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Special Report

Zim fin min wants to hike roadblock fines
Zim fin min wants to hike roadblock fines

Bad news for drivers in Zimbabwe: the finance minister wants to increase the fines at roadblocks, something seen by many as a way for the cash-strapped government to raise money.

Cape Town - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party are living in fear of an uncertain future, Mavambo Kusile Dawn (MKD) leader Simba Makoni said, according to a report.

Daily News, reported on Wednesday that Makoni, a former Zanu-PF politburo member, said although Zimbabweans generally lived in fear, it was Mugabe and his lieutenants who were scared the most.

"The most dominant force affecting the daily lives of Zimbabweans at the moment is fear," Makoni said.

"We live in fear of physical harm, material deprivation, discrimination and fear of exclusion in community and national participation. The irony of this is that even those responsible for dispensing this fear on the whole nation are themselves living in fear. Living in fear of losing their power and privileges but more importantly they are living in fear of an uncertain future."

Makoni said the most urgent task facing Zimbabweans, particularly those working for genuine change, was to help Zimbabweans overcome this fear, adding that there was nothing wrong with Zimbabweans seeking to remove Mugabe’s regime through the ballot.

He said despite claims that the country's economy had improved, the reality on the ground was that a significant number of Zimbabweans could not afford to put food on the table.

"More Zimbabweans go to bed hungry today than they did 30 years ago, fewer children are going to school and fewer of those that are going to school are accessing valuable education, they are learning less and less,” he said.
 

Read more on:    zanu-pf  |  simba makoni  |  robert mugabe  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
X

SHARE:

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
73 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
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.