EFF spits fire at ZANU-PF youth “Mugabe is an engine of personality cult"

By Drum Digital
24 January 2017

“They should ask themselves a simple question - what is revolutionary about being led by a person in old age?"

The Economic Freedom Fighters has hit back at Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF in a back and forth argument that is primarily taking place in the media.

The debate is unsurprisingly about President Robert Mugabe, whom the EFF is now calling an “engine of personality cult” and they are defending their stance on calling ZANU-PF and its youth wing cowards.

“They should ask themselves a simple question - what is revolutionary about being led by a person in old age, who sleeps all the time in meetings, can no longer even hold a pen or write half a page?,” says Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF’s spokesperson.

The EFF says youth movements across the continent are fighting for change, yet ZANU-PF is defending Mugabe who is anti-youth.

“There is no youth in ZANU-PF youth, what you find are age men and women, half of which are suffering from a mid-life crises,” he says. “They should be ashamed of themselves for holding the future from being born in Zimbabwe.”

Ndlozi says ZANU-PF should take the lead from other struggle icons such as Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and Tanzania’s first President, Julius Nyerere.

“[They] knew when it was enough and handed over the baton to others,” says Ndlozi.

“The African revolution must always distance itself from all forms of personality cults. Insistence that President Mugabe must lead to the grave is a sign that ZANU-PF is drowning in cowardice.”

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