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Tsvangirai asking for trouble – Zanu-PF

2012-10-12 10:58

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Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe has declared he is still in charge, dismissing speculation that his increasingly powerful wife Grace is now running the show.

Cape Town - Zimbabwe's justice minister and Zanu-PF negotiator in the country’s Global Political Agreement Patrick Chinamasa has vowed that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will not win the next elections, according to a report.

BBC reported on Thursday that Chinamasa revealed in an interview that Tsvangirai was asking for "trouble" by campaigning and mobilising "against the interest of Zimbabweans on many issues".

"He [Tsvangirai] cannot win. He has been campaigning and mobilising against the interests of Zimbabweans on many issues, whether talking about land, seeking to reverse the gains of the liberation struggle.

"…. Young people participated in the liberation struggle to gain control over our resources.

"Many friends died and are buried in unmarked graves.

"Now if anyone is going to say: 'When I come into power I'm going to reverse that,' they [the military] have every right to say: 'Please - you are asking for trouble. You will be asking for trouble.'

"He [Tsvangirai] will be asking for trouble to seek to reverse the land reform programme.

"There is no-one who is going to accept any enslavement."

Asked what he meant by "trouble" and if he was suggesting that he would not accept a Tsvangirai presidency under any circumstances, Chinamasa said:

"...if those countries [the West] impose for him to win, that result will not be acceptable.

"We will not accept it. We will just not accept it. Isn't that clear?"

President Robert Mugabe has set out plans for a constitutional referendum in November and March elections, a move that could herald a new step in the country's troubled political life.
 



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