Mugabe 'in serious ousting threat'

2012-02-16 11:38

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has summoned his party's co-chairperson to the country’s Constitutional Select Committee (Copac) reportedly to explain how a controversial clause that could bar him from contesting the next election passed through a first draft that has just been made public, Daily News reported on Wednesday.

Section 6.4.2 of the draft disqualifies from standing in presidential elections, any person who has already held the office for 10 years, meaning that Mugabe cannot contest the next polls.

The report said the 87-year-old veteran leader has decided to tackle matters on his own as it emerged that he might be fighting a bigger war for survival as fellow Zanu-PF party members intensify a plot to oust him.

“To get to the bottom of the matter, Mugabe yesterday summoned Copac co-chair Paul Mangwana to report on the controversial retirement clause and other issues such as homosexuality and the land which have torn his party apart”, the report said.

Meanwhile, SW Radio Africa quoted the regional director for Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition as saying that Mugabe was facing serious resistance from within his Zanu-PF party not to contest the next general election.

According to the report, Dewa Mavhinga, said several attempts to stop the ageing Mugabe from contesting had failed in the past and as a result, people in his party were using other routes to try and stop him.

He argued that Zanu-PF had strong representation in Copac but its members did not stop this clause from being included in the first draft.

“It’s a shrewd move by people who have run out of options on how to contain Mugabe on the way of democratically barring him from running again for the presidency. It maybe Zanu-PF elements calling out for help that through a constitutional amendment Mugabe may be stopped from contesting the next election,’ Mavhinga said.

  • Gavin - 2012-02-16 13:00

    Die Die Die Die

  • Anthony - 2012-02-16 13:33

    There will shortly be another , unexplained, dead Zanu-PF member(S)

  • Whotnot - 2012-02-16 13:50

    Mugabe kleef aan mag soos stront aan 'n verweelbroek

  • bmaestro - 2012-02-16 15:07


  • Warwick - 2012-02-16 15:45

    Why is he so worried, there is a lot of money to be made as an international speaker and on the lecture circuit. He could go to places like North Korea, Myanmar, All the middle east countries, Cuba, Venezuala and a host of democratic countries that uphold and value human rights. He could speak about how to destroy a country in a few years and get paid huge amounts to do it. LOL.

      Anthony - 2012-02-16 16:20

      Exactly Warwick, and he could even teach the population of these countries to escape the tyranny they live under, on how to crawl under barbed wire, with their belongings on their back!!!!!

  • Carol - 2012-02-16 16:19

    WOW ! Seems his cronies are tired of waiiting to take oover his riches & lavish lifestyle. NOTHING will change Zimbabwe's woes & South Africa is followingg in HOT pursuit !!!

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-16 17:56

    Die Hard 10....starring R Moegoe Mugabe

  • Ron - 2012-02-16 18:23

    The world will celebrate when Mugabe is dead...!!

  • customdesign - 2012-02-16 21:16

    Free Zimbabwe from Mugabwe

  • Simon - 2012-02-17 09:56

    Mugabe must gone your tyme is up.Zanu pf is not yours it is a party ,let others play the ball. Be a player swallow your pride and step down.It is high time things change.

  • Warwick - 2012-02-17 10:16

    We used to go to Rhodesia to see the Zimbabwe ruins, now you go there to see the Rhodesian ruins.

  • RickGandastarSaleh - 2012-02-17 10:30

    I think its a good move but how come these guys never thought of the same plan before to the serious damages to the PM and the whole Nation?

  • ludlowdj - 2012-02-17 11:33

    ZANU PF hopes to retain power by replacing the face of the dictator, hopefully the people of Zimbabwe are intelligent enough to see through this attempt at disguising the truth of dictatorships.

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 11:54

      @ludlowdj, It is very doubtful, the Zimbabweans will allow another Mugabe, to take his place. History will show, if they did the right thing, and waited for this rotten mugabe to go away by itself, and so avoided what would most certainly have been a bloodbath, costing tens of thousands of Zimbabwean lives!!!!!!

  • Kagiso - 2012-02-17 15:37

    F**k You Bob!!

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