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'We'll support wheelchair-bound Mugabe'

2013-01-29 08:59

Cape Town – A senior Zanu-PF official in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland region, Jonathan Nkanyezi, has vowed to continue backing President Robert Mugabe even if he became too old or incapacitated, according to a Newsday report on Tuesday.

Addressing people at a rally in Hwange, Nkanyezi, who is the party’s provincial commissar, said he would continue to rally members to support Mugabe even if he was confined to a wheelchair.   

"They say he is an old man, but we have not said anything about the old people in their leadership," he said.

"We are the ones who nominated him for that position.

"He has never at any conference or congress imposed himself, but we are the ones who selected him.

"We will rally behind him because of his leadership. At the moment he is the only leader capable of heading the party.

"They may say he is old, but we will rally behind him, even when he is wheelchair-bound, we will bring him here to address us.

"We will support him no matter all the negative things they say about our president."

Mugabe who is turning 89 next month has been endorsed as Zanu-PF's candidate in the harmonised elections that are expected to take place later this year.  

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-29 09:07

    Great news. This means that when he eventually dies (and he will) there is no one else who can lead this band of thieves. Hopefully a fresh start for Zim...

      andres.dewet - 2013-01-29 09:36

      They'll give a new meaning to "ruling from the grave." They'll have his body embalmed and propped up like a puppet if they have to... "Look loyalists, your great leader is immortal!"

      foc.us.10004 - 2013-01-29 09:38

      Scary thought ..... NOBODY to lead Zimbabwe?? Welcome to the club we ALSO have one of those leaders in South Africa .... The leader gets support from his deputies and chronies BECAUSE of what they gain financially by raping the country!! THATS why he gets support HE makes them rich as well!!

      Ignorance police - 2013-01-29 09:48

      Weekend at bernies??? Lol

      gary.bloom.967 - 2013-01-29 10:19

      LMAO @ Ignorance...........classic bru.

      nicholas.graan - 2013-01-29 10:58

      Pretty pathetic that an 89 year old despot is the "only leader capable of heading the party". Did they not think of planning ahead 15 years ago? Did they not think that Mugabe would get old? Maybe when he dies they can have him stuffed and they can still look to him for inspiration!

      susan.paul.330 - 2013-01-29 11:29

      Hopefully the same situation does not happen to us, with dumb Zuma...

      Justin - 2013-01-29 11:35

      The next idiot will be no better. He/She will have their feed at the trough

      Concerned86 - 2013-01-29 12:09

      Nick...planning ahead? Listen to yourself. Its all about the here and now and the cupped hand salute! More is nog n dag!

      heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 14:09

      I bet he won't just die like a regular human being. . .he will perhaps just start decomposing spontaneously while he is counting his trillions. . .perhaps he will maybe even turn into a zombie devouring the flesh of members of parliament, my money is on Morgan as his first victim

  • werner.nel.984786 - 2013-01-29 09:18

    Of course they would. Ask Hosni Muburak and all his "cabinet". They are all facing jail time for what they did to their country. If Bob looses power, he and his "cabinet" will also face jail time for their hand in corruption and human rights violations. For the same reason Jacob can't afford not to be in power either

  • Azwihangwisi - 2013-01-29 09:19

    satan, come,take your child!

      heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 14:35

      Don't you mean: "Satan, get in you car and come fetch your drunk father at the pub, he's dancing on the tables again!"

  • afrikeni - 2013-01-29 09:27

    Now, I wonder why Africa is falling behind .......with leaders like these, eish

  • sherelee.clarke - 2013-01-29 09:28

    You've got to be fekken kidding me!!! Are the people who are still left in that country deaf, dumb and blind..... for goodness sake!!!

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-29 20:15

      Nope, they are on the gravy train.

  • heini.botes - 2013-01-29 09:29

    Please support him, support him wheeling him of a cliff

  • djim.bie - 2013-01-29 09:35

    Today mugabe is one day closer to dying.

      thami.khulu - 2013-01-29 10:55

      and so are you @Djimbie. What's your obsession with Mugabe's death? CRETIN

      iwance.wasdere - 2013-01-29 12:11

      Die Mugabe DIE!!!!

      heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 14:38

      @thami, I don't think its an obsession with his death, its an obsession with the continuation of his life. Like I said in a previous forum, I really do want to know his anti-ageing secrets! Curious Case of Bobby Mugabe?

  • Shane Kelly - 2013-01-29 09:45

    another day closer to dying, i will help him with his wheel chair no problem straight off a cliff, the chop does not deserve to live any longer.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2013-01-29 09:48

    Finally they take the blame for backing mugabe

  • marius.vanwyk.5621 - 2013-01-29 09:54

    Similar to ZA, they will also support corrupt leaders to the end.

      foc.us.10004 - 2013-01-29 10:38

      No we didn't ... apartheid is gone and yet it is not the end yet!! Do you know WHY?? Because we sat back and realised that apartheid is wrong .... the difference is that you do not REALISE that what YOU support is wrong.... None is so blind as those who do not WANT to see....

      sunshiny.day.1447 - 2013-01-29 10:46

      Mathaithai, for heavens sake STOP THINKING ALL WHITE PEOPLE SUPPORTED APARTHEID!!!! Geeze, it is getting so OLD now, get over it!

      willa.prinsloo - 2013-01-29 11:07

      No Mathaitai , you are ignorant of history. White people voted to end apartheid

      indianajohn - 2013-01-29 11:17

      No, Mathaithai, we DIDN'T.

      marius.vanwyk.5621 - 2013-01-29 14:21

      Mathaithai, Thami: Your comments are proof of what I said.

  • Mnologist - 2013-01-29 10:16

    Sounds like SA, we will support our movement no matter what...right to think excused.#paralyzed brains.

  • Mnologist - 2013-01-29 10:17

    Sounds like SA...right to think excused.#paralyzed brains.

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2013-01-29 10:18

    I might support a coffin bound mugabe. Even better though, his disposed ashes into a septic pit with the other sh*t where it belongs.

  • edwill - 2013-01-29 10:19

    The likes of Squeegee,Werner,Azwihangisi and your racist cronies never learn...you have been fed to much by your Euro-centric media so much that you you have lost reality.Mugabe is a HERO both in Zim and Africa...has proved his mettle among his peers.You can hurt him for taking back what rightfully belongs to his people..but you can go hang.Who sent your Ian Smith,P.W.Botha,Pik Botha and the other murderers of African people to prison..we actually liberated them and gave them a pension even after looting our resources for a century.Fools, like racists never never learn...some of you guys have cow dung where brains ought to be.

      gary.doyle.520 - 2013-01-29 10:26

      You smoking dung you moron. Change was needed in zim but instead of positive change mugabe f*cked that country up properly. Look at it, are you blinded by ignorance?

      James - 2013-01-29 10:31

      If anything what you say is true, then why are there millions of zimbabweans in SA trying to make a living here, because they can't there? WHY?

      aubrey.christie - 2013-01-29 11:29

      @edwill Just prove to us how this so called land was taken you moron.

      thami.khulu - 2013-01-29 14:34

      Good one @edwill. All these racists who post comments here still wish they were living at a time when blacks were second class citizens. A time when a white man was president. A time when, all commercial farmers where of one color, when all mines were owned by the British.And if people like Mugabe had not waged a war, this would be still happening.Simple truth.

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-29 20:37

      Edwil, heres to a leader who don't even have his own currancy anymore. Great hero he is. His own daughter dont even svhool in your hetos country, he dont even uses his own doctors and he is one of the richest people on this continent and you? maybe one of the poorest because of him, but you deserve it, he not

  • Stanza - 2013-01-29 10:22

    this man is sick in his mind

  • jacques.j.vanvuuren.75 - 2013-01-29 10:27

    Yes, every government in the world is corrupt. It does not matter where you live they will always take your money for themselves. Maybe we as nations should stop moaning

  • jacques.j.vanvuuren.75 - 2013-01-29 10:32

    Every government in the world is corrupt. It does not matter where you live because they will always take your money for themselves. Maybe we as a nation should stop paying tax because the government does not use it for the right reasons anyway. If every single tsxpayer in south africa stops paying tax then i doubt every single one of us will be thrown in jail

  • wendy.n.schmidt - 2013-01-29 10:33

    Of course you will support him, that is where our pay cheque is coming from .. no more is it about what is right .. no more is it about integrity .. just greed. Just remember .. we all reap what we sow ..

  • flynn.govender - 2013-01-29 10:40

    The supporters of ZANUPF in Zimbabwe is just like our ANC supporters, its no wonder both countries are going down to the ground slowly. Mugabe or Zuma is not going to do any good for either country, both is only looking for their own back pockets to support their own families. Politics in Africa is all the same - stupid supporters elect stupid people to run the country

      heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 13:18

      That is a comment worthy of a Bells!

  • sunshiny.day.1447 - 2013-01-29 10:44

    I am not sure whether to feel sorry for Zimbabwe anymore... it seems as though they are quite happy to let this go on, because they can just run along to the bording countries and live there. In many places, here, Egypt, Libya, etc people have FOUGHT and DIED for their rights, why aren't Zimbabwians doing the same? This country has gone to ruins because they allowed it. Kind of what we are doing here. Where will we all run to?

  • chabuda - 2013-01-29 10:55

    opinions and arses ........ everyone has got them.

  • L.C.G001 - 2013-01-29 11:00

    The real problem in Africa is NOT leaders like this, The real problem lies with the majority of people in Africa who continue to vote for leaders like this.

  • thulikga.kgasi - 2013-01-29 11:13

    Guess he will still rule from his coffin.lol

  • attie.gerber.1 - 2013-01-29 11:21

    he only says that because he is also on the gravy train pay roll

  • Erna - 2013-01-29 11:34

    Isn't he already too old or incapacitated?

      heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 14:57

      That is open for debate @Erna, seeing as the majority misguided Zimbabweans (and even a few idiotic South-Aricans) is singing his praises and keeping him in power for miscellaneous, undisclosed reasons, we can come to the conclusion that this unsettling, unintelligent majority will answer "no" to you question...unfortunately

  • asdhasgd - 2013-01-29 11:56

    "We will support him no matter all the negative things they say about our president." T_T SERIOUSLY? how can people be so stupid?

  • Hemlock - 2013-01-29 12:03

    Wheelchair...steep hill...what a pleasant thought!

  • peta.lee.12 - 2013-01-29 12:51

    So many morons left in this world: consider this . .And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch . . . .

  • heinrich.nel.35 - 2013-01-29 13:15

    "We'll support ICU-bound, incapacitated, comatose Mugabe" . . .Perhaps he should consider investing in the research being done on the transfer of human consciousness into a virtual human like-ness device. . .this way he'll be able dictate FOREVER!!! . . .Mugabe. . .could he perhaps be the first ever cyborg president???? Only time will tell

  • hein.huyser - 2013-01-29 13:31

    Spoken like a true gravy train passenger.

  • bonge.mpofu - 2013-01-29 14:01

    just came for the jokes. most are hilarious! thank u guys and girls.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2013-01-29 14:07

    And if he is in a coffin?

  • Saul Shauleen Mukwewa - 2013-01-29 15:29

    We love 4ever u our Hero!!!!!! Proudly Zimbabwean! Viva cde RG Mugabe Viva!

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-29 15:35

      I bet you you are living and working in SA Saul, go figure!! Idiot!

  • Saul Shauleen Mukwewa - 2013-01-29 15:53

    @talana, i am nt amused by yo comment, whatever! Viva RG Mugabe , yo negetive comments wont change me frm supporting our beloved President better educated that whoever u might want to compare him with, i guess u knw hahahahaha!

      Pagani Zonda - 2013-01-29 16:26

      He Might Be Educated But what has his education done for the country??? Seriously..?? I M Zimbabwean and I dnt Support Such Crap..

      hein.huyser - 2013-01-29 20:44

      Saul, be kind to your hosts, maybe soon they will ask you to go back to live the high life with your hero back home. I wonder how the families of the 20 000Mathebeles he slaughtered feel about him today.

  • mariek.raubenheimer - 2013-01-29 20:07

    Well, I think he is already incapacitated by way of zero brain function, dont you think?

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2013-01-30 11:59

    "They may say he is old, but we will rally behind him, even when he is wheelchair-bound, we will bring him here to address us. Will it be a wheelchair-rally on the the road to nowhere?

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