Robert Mugabe 'living in fear'

2012-07-12 12:16

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.

  • koos.vandermerwe.338 - 2012-07-12 12:25

    Look at the worry in my eye.

      james.rossouw - 2012-07-12 13:19

      Africa's ability to self destruct is limitless.

      Squeegee - 2012-07-12 13:31

      No uncertainty about Mugabe's future - Death and hell. He is right to fear.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-07-12 13:43


      Revelgen - 2012-07-12 15:40

      Yes, and Zim's 'gift' to SA direct from Mugarbage is at least 3 million Zimbabwean refugees who have moved here, thanks to our super-efficient border controls. At least they generally seem to be hard workers, which is most upsetting for many 'entitled' locals....

      Eye's Cue - 2012-07-12 16:58

      Ag shame!!! Vrek mister and soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Wilbert - 2012-07-15 21:06

      The day of reckoning is upon you Mugabe you are right to be fearful!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-12 12:27

    Shame ... NOT. Isn't a Mugabe one of those things you dump in the toilet every morning?

      burtfred.brown - 2012-07-12 13:37

      No Chum - you are referring to a "Bob". That's that thing that you dump in the loo and it refuses to go down when you flush.

      raath - 2012-07-12 13:59

      Does that make Malema a "Bob"?

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-12 14:03

      No but it makes them all floaters

      burtfred.brown - 2012-07-12 14:30

      @ Raath I suppose one could class Malema as a Bob. Winnie is one, Yengeni is one, even Boesak is one. Selebi was one, but after many flushings, he eventually went down. JZ will require a few more flushings before he goes down. Their are lots of Bobs to be found in the ANC.

  • spartanx93 - 2012-07-12 12:29

    its time for this old fart to take himself and the zanu-pf to the grave! they have done nothing but destroy a once great country of africa!!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-07-12 13:13

      Agreed, and the ANC revere mugabe and ZANU-PF. The fools believe this is how one should run (ruin) the country.

      sharon.l.cross - 2012-07-12 13:22

      Zim was the food basket of Africa once upon a time. A very sad state of affairs that all those lovely hardworking farms have become a statistic. Maybe they will start learning the lesson that Zambia has learnt ! That is why a lot of Zim farmers now farm in Zam. !!!

      Harald - 2012-07-12 13:32

      and those very same farmers now export food from Zambia to Zim... thats a fact!

      bomb.technician.5 - 2012-07-12 13:51

      a lot of SA farmers also doing the same..........that should tell you something

      sharon.l.cross - 2012-07-12 14:35

      That is true, maize crops in Zambia have been good of late with surplus, therefore Zambia is indeed supplying Zim thru the back door whereas all food before mostly came from SA !

  • tednhet - 2012-07-12 12:33

    You Go BOB. As an EX, it is sooo sad to see what has happened over the years

  • inxsive - 2012-07-12 12:34

    Ha ha ha. The return to tribal life. Excellent.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-12 12:38

    typical; another name change. Zimbabwe is now Fear how much is this going to cost in road signs

  • jan.human - 2012-07-12 12:41

    Isn't it the same in South_Africa??

      Glyn Morgan - 2013-04-24 19:12

      Yes. Some anc anc oligarchs are ceerapping themselves. Just do the right thing and vote DA. In the next elections Zuma will sink.

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-07-12 12:43

    Living in fear....Not for much longer surely ?

  • Provence - 2012-07-12 12:44

    Sounds like you just wrote about the ANC - fear, insecure about losing power. Africans who are animists live a life of fear and cannot reconcile their real world with the world of the spirits whom they will one day become part of. So they try and appease the spirits whom they fear by corrupting the present.

      Provence - 2012-07-12 12:49

      Read the book - 'The gods of power', it explains how animists are brain washed into appeasing their 'gods of power'.

      donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-07-12 13:03

      Provence,that old saying comes to mind:better the devil u know,apparently Bob's minister of defence,(don't remember his name) is a worse thug then Bob himself,and it is said that he is actually pulling the strings as he is effectivly second in command and heir to the throne,apparently he makes Richard Mduli look like an altar boy.

  • Michael - 2012-07-12 12:50

    Hang in there Bobby, its going to get really terrifying when you draw that last breath.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-12 14:06

      No, please not that easy

  • don.quioxte.3 - 2012-07-12 12:52

    A pity he isn't in fear of a bullet in the head within 5 minutes. Long ago forfeited his right to inhabit this planet.

  • paul.lotter - 2012-07-12 12:54

    "More Zimbabweans go to bed hungry today than they did 30 years ago", take note ANC, if you decide to kick the boere off their land.. there will be consequences

  • dewalds3 - 2012-07-12 12:54

    Hahaha - they thought if they lived by the sword, then they would have nothing to fear. Now they fear the very same sword that was suppose to make them untouchable. Look a bit South from there to see another government who is following the exact same route of intimidation, violence and fear. - 2012-07-12 14:45

      He is scared for the future, it is going to be in jail as he will be arrested as soon as he stands down, The court in De Hage is waiting for him

  • Rodney - 2012-07-12 12:54

    The biggest problem with that headline is the living part . They dont deserve to be.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-12 13:01

    Yes right and i am the tooth fairy and Santa Claus wrapped in one. Every dictator has ruled their people by fear, so please cry me a river.

  • magomarele - 2012-07-12 13:03

    I feel for poor Zimbabweans who suffer on daily basis. Mugabe's time to pay will come. He must ask the likes of Sadaam Hussein, Charles Taylor, Gaddaffi etc.

      John - 2012-07-12 13:11

      I just wish there was oil there so the states could take him out like these other dictators you mentioned. Then his people can go free.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-07-12 13:16

      I hope you are not an ANC supporter as they wish to follow in mugabe's footsteps i.e. take over farms, bank and mines - yet they can't even deliver textbooks. This is SA's wake-up call, i.e. how NOT to run a country!!!

  • Renard De Souza - 2012-07-12 13:09

    Shame don't like it when it's done unto you. Rats die alone in holes.

  • Melt Olckers - 2012-07-12 13:10

    If you want to ride a tiger it is very important not to fall of. That same tiger will eat you.

  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-07-12 13:16

    "Lives in fear?!" Must be feeling like a homosexual in Zim...

  • francois.cronje.52 - 2012-07-12 13:22

    "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. Maybe because Smith was running the country??? Freedom from your former colonial masters means having to think for yourself. How's that working out for you, Bob?

  • paul.duplessis - 2012-07-12 13:33

    Liberators turned oppressors - the scourge of Africa.

  • rob.gunning.1 - 2012-07-12 13:34

    "We live in fear of physical harm, material deprivation, discrimination and fear of exclusion in community and national participation." - That is ironic considering. You made your beds, now sleep in them.

  • raphael.moyo2 - 2012-07-12 13:40

    No Mr Makoni , u were not supposed to say 'livimg in fear\, u were supposed to say ' LIVING IN BORROWED TIME!!!!!'

  • bomb.technician.5 - 2012-07-12 13:50

    millions lived in fear during his reign.......Africa's ability to self-destruct continues..........

  • Alfjoe - 2012-07-12 13:52

    Mugabe is wrong, but so is simba, he is the reason y mugabe is stil in power right nw, during elections in 2008, he came frm nowhere with hs vote deviding useless party. He caused divisions in mdc, a chancer who wanted to take advantage. If he had joine hands with the opposition to fight the comon enemy, whch is mugabe, we shouldnt be talking abt bob nw, bt he waz selfish and he went solo. Wat waz the result? He could have campaigned for a united oposition, thats wat is needed to remove bob, nt rocket science. I want to say to hm, Dr Simba, you failed the mass.

  • peter.vanzyl.39 - 2012-07-12 14:07

    About time too! He's sown this seed for years, and the crop is almost ready for reaping - lets hope that the GRIM REAPER carries out his task with Fervour!!!

  • brian.kanyemba - 2012-07-12 14:32

    My concern is whenever there are elections coming on that is only when we can hear Simba's comments. Is he genuine? Zanu PF is a goner and not so sure about MDC anymore. If can come with worthwhile party that will be great.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-07-12 15:05

    We will all be jamming until the break of dawn. The Zims are here in S.A. causing more troubles for the man on the streets, Drugs and other evils are here with them. I feel for those who want to do right. Go to hell BOB

  • Gavin - 2012-07-12 15:18

    die die die die

  • dee.980 - 2012-07-12 15:47

    Dear Simba Makoni As much as I believe Bob & Co deserve to be tried in the Hague for their actions - negotiate an amnesty on condition that the entire Zanu-PF politburo stand down & accept a life-long ban from any public office. Let them go and work the farms they all own. Then the rebuilding can start.

      don.quioxte.3 - 2012-07-13 09:22

      ' "work" the farms' That word is not in their vocabulary.

  • Austin Fox - 2012-07-12 15:52

    Vuna lokho'kutshalile we ndoda ....iyababa le Acha yidle ngeyakho

  • roslyn.botes.5 - 2012-07-12 15:54

    what goes around must cme around its abt time that he got wat was coming to him..

  • markblack10 - 2012-07-12 15:55

    Guess what happens if you kill farmers?? You don't magically get rich. You starve, dumb ass!

  • kim.mann.127 - 2012-07-12 17:35

    The African dream!!! This is exactly what our very South Africans want!!

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-07-12 18:01

    Great news! Burn in hell u heartless son of abitch

  • Provence - 2012-07-12 18:24

    Take off those western clothes you rat and put on an animal skin and go back to the bush where you belong.

  • kenton.smith.35 - 2012-07-12 18:32

    mugabe is long past his sell by date and is not fit to be in office. a prime example of how NOT to rule a country,the sooner the grim reaper pays him a visit, the better off the world will be.

  • mpho.mashego.35 - 2012-07-12 19:03

    Like most white racist south african !

      don.quioxte.3 - 2012-07-13 09:15

      Where do you live Einstein. If here then maybe we can send you there if you think Mad Bob is so great, except fools like you should be banished to Somalia with the rest of the cANCer.

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-07-12 19:49

    Bob lives in fear abt his uncetain future like his die hard ally Juju

  • jacob.molife - 2012-07-12 19:52

    Scorched earth scenario. Shame...ant must start all over again.

  • jacob.molife - 2012-07-12 19:52

    Scorched earth scenario. Shame...ant must start all over again.

  • Asdiedamwalbars - 2012-07-13 06:28

    Justice will be done when he will be charged and found guilty for human rights abuses. The people of Zimbabwe must show at the voting pole what they think of Mugabe and his culprits bad governing disaster of a once\r\nrich country.

  • ricky.hammer.92 - 2012-07-13 08:20

    Mugabe is not their hero anymore? But he liberated them from the vicious whites? He gave them farms and edukashen. F#%%ken trash.Let that whole country starve to death and do mankind a favour.

      tmunukwa - 2012-07-13 20:21

      i am sure u r not part of mankind.ur wordz show ur limited thinking ability.

      emmanuel.t.masango - 2012-07-17 07:42

      who r u 2 say that 18m pple have 2 starve 2 death,it's either u r not human or u r just down right racist.shut,the f*** up if u dont have anything 2 say or reserve ur s#*@ 2 ur wife and kids!

  • leonard.vanvuuren.1 - 2012-07-13 10:31

    Live by the sword, die by the sword

  • puse.mabuza - 2012-07-13 11:37

    No he doesnt live in fear, hes probably more worried as to how he will die!

  • Wilbert - 2012-07-15 21:03

    When you have the blood of over 20 000 innocent people on your hands and the day of reckoning is upon you - you will have very good reasons to fear the future!

  • Kadesh Barnea - 2013-04-24 20:00

    Sounds very much like here....

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