Robert Mugabe 'living in fear'

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

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File, AP)

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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.

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