Mugabe 'not going anywhere'

2012-02-20 14:59

Cape Town – Zimbabwe's War Veterans leader, Jabulani Sibanda has said that the Movement for Democratic Change and some Zanu-PF members who want to block President Robert Mugabe from contesting the country's next elections using the new constitution are wasting their time, as "he is not going anywhere", Radio VOP reported on Monday.

According to the report, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) leader Jabulani Sibanda said "nobody inside or outside Zanu-PF" could stop Mugabe from contesting the elections.

"The President Mugabe is not going anywhere, and  I tell you no-one within the party or outside will stop him from  contesting  next elections; we are in a struggle and in every struggle there are counter-revolutionaries,"  said Sibanda.

"As war veterans we are watching that draft constitutional making process closely and we also are waiting patiently to see what it comes out with,”.

Zanu-PF is currently at loggerheads with Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) after a clause which could block Mugabe from contesting next elections was included in the first constitutional draft.

The clause that has got Mugabe and his loyalists running scared reads: "A person is disqualified for election as President if he or she has already held office for one or more periods, whether continuous or not, amounting to 10 years."

If adopted, the clause would block Mugabe, who turns 88 this week and has ruled the country since independence in 1980, from running again.


  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-20 15:20

    This is not surprising

      Jason Marriott - 2012-02-20 15:30

      to use the words counter revolutionary still after so many years u have run out of things to use as a defence

  • Simon - 2012-02-20 15:35

    haa haa haa Jabu.Mugabe is not going any YES COMRADE,But is gonna die going forever HAA HAA HAA

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-20 15:43

    ZANUPF is going to get a surprise when Mugabe dies one day. They going to realized that his card house collapsed with him. Do they not think further than building a party's future on one old man. These supporters/leaders are going to run around like rats trying to get a foothold to survive and the only solution that they will be able to think off, because of examples of the man they supported, will be to fight. What bleak days are not awaiting Zimbabweans!!!!!!

      Shaun - 2012-02-20 17:59

      And that day cannot come soon enough !!!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-02-20 15:50

    Its the same rhetoric that we hear here counter revolutionaries , imperialists nobody has messed up Zimbabwe more than ZANUPF cant they see what a mess their countries in yet they still support mugabe , it astounds me .

      Max - 2012-02-20 18:52

      It is an African thing, you wouldn't get it, none of us do.

  • Cindy - 2012-02-20 15:51

    Shame Jabu - you are really stupid, and furthermore, how old were you during the bush war? That war was so many years ago, but yet you cling to it as though it was yesterday - you have to be really desperate!!

      Dave - 2012-02-20 17:28

      @Cindy - he was 9 when it ended

      Kevin - 2012-02-20 18:12

      He was a se(a)men at the beginning of the war. Thats how come he is now a war veteran.

      Angelo - 2012-02-20 21:11

      JABU zanu got a big hiding during the chimurenga war ,reason why the killing of innoncents taking place , its lets say revenge . NOT EVEN IN Tanzania the so called freedom fighters could hide cde Edgar Tekeri biography and get some knowledge when you want to talk about war.and RGB '

  • Tammy - 2012-02-20 15:57

    telling us something we already knew is such a waste of time

  • Larry - 2012-02-20 16:00

    Neither is Zim going anywhere, while this man and his Zanu is in power. Pity that Morgan turned out to be at best a damp squib.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-20 16:04

    The only place I want to see mugabe go is to the gallows and then to hell!

  • Emil - 2012-02-20 16:44

    spartanx93 Im sure you come from an idiot chimp cause it takes one like you to recognise another brother.

  • braamc - 2012-02-20 16:46

    Can the cancer progress already

  • Carlton Bana - 2012-02-20 17:10

    Assassinate the fool, so his people can go home. I openning a dog of war company (AssassinateX inc)

  • Ben - 2012-02-20 17:23

    Not going anywhere. He might be going 6 ft. down. All of us will be going that way sometime.

  • Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-20 17:28

    President Robert Mugabe, my hero! Happy birthday in advance baba Muchanga!!!

      Kevin - 2012-02-20 18:16

      Samora go and live in Zimbabwe you idiot. Do you know what your namesake Samora Machel told Mugabe at independence? This you will not believe no doubt but it was to tell him to encourage as many of the white as possible to stay on in Zimbabwe, without them he said the economy would collapse.

      Max - 2012-02-20 18:54

      Yes, Mugabe is some racist white people's hero as well seen that he eliminated more of his own kind than any white person in the history of colonialism.

      Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-20 19:12

      What's your problem you two?

      Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-20 19:14

      You cannot tell me anything about Robert Mugabe, no boer or former rhodesian can.

      Kevin - 2012-02-20 20:46

      Samora, I CAN tell you a thing or two about Bob and Zimbabwe, but why do I think I'd be wasting my breath? Truth is, he has stolen from his own people and many of them haven't even noticed it! Keep shouting "Viva Bob" while the country sinks even further.

      Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-20 20:54

      I hope & pray that we be mature enough to appreciate that we are different people with differing opinions & that to disagree with someone is not an invitation to hate or be resentful or hurtful

      Samora Machel Thamsanqa - 2012-02-20 20:56

      I hope & pray that we be mature enough to appreciate that we are different people with differing opinions & that to disagree with someone is not an invitation to hate or be resentful or hurtful

  • cornelius.ncube2 - 2012-02-20 18:25

    ZANU had failed Zimbabwe,Sibanda you are an idiot you just care about an ailing old man instead to worry about poor Zimbabweans.Soon he will go and you will suffer the consequences.God is watching you ZANUPF with the eagle eye.Your days are numbered.

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