Opinion: Mugabe address today took the generals for fools, but he has fooled himself!
Many was expecting a speech where he eloquently would go out and step down. If he thinks he was wise today, he is deluded and lost. But we knew he was lost, even his own party has expelled him today and his G-40. Grace Mugabe and Robert Mugabe is finished, they are just stalling for time, but they are just making it harder for themselves. His speech today was a waste of time and use of anticipation. He has ruled for 37 years and lacks understand how he has lost it already. Even if he believes he tricked them. The writing is on the wall. Delilah have already cut the hair of Samson, Samson with his advanced age doesn’t understand or see that his power is already gone. It has left the building, his windows and closed. Here is his wasted speech!
“As I address you, I am aware of a whole range of concerns coming from you all as citizens and deserve our attention. Today’s meeting with the command element requires us to start processes that return our country to normalcy. The operation I have eluded to didn’t amount to a threat to our constitution and wasn’t a challenge to my position as president and commander in chief. A few incidents may have happened but I am happy that throughout the short period, the pillars of the state remained functional. Among issues discussed related to the economy which as we all know is going through a difficult patch. Government remains committed to improving the social and material conditions of the people. We are a nation born out of a struggle for national independence. Tradition of struggle is in our legacy…We still have in our various communities veterans of that founding struggle. I am aware that as a party of liberation, ZANU PF has written elaborate rules and procedures that guide the operations of all its organs and personnel. The era of victimization and arbitrary decisions must be put behind so as we all embrace a new ethos predicated on the supreme law of our party. I am aware that many developments have occurred in the party and championed by certain individuals of the party…we can’t be guided by bitterness and vengefulness both which wouldn’t make us better party members or Zimbabweans. We must learn to forgive and resolve conflict… I am confident that from tonight the nation will be refocussed along the promising agricultural season upon us” (Mugabe Address, 19.11.2017).
If you think this sort of speech will safe him, your wrong, as the 93 year old President are trying to occupy the position longer, as he hasn’t gotten the news of him being expelled from ZANU-PF. Even if he speaks of the value of the party, the party he created and has ruled with an iron-fist. Clearly, he has not gotten the memo or even cared about the public announcement earlier today. Where the party had an extraordinary meeting and convened to make sure the G-40 leaders and the closest to Mugabe would be expelled from the Party. So the party needs give him a lesson and show him the door. They have already started as the ZANU-PF twitter account came quickly out with this, which stated:
“Actually all the old man needed to do was stick to the script. Now we must remove him” (ZANU-PF, 19.11.2017).
Because earlier today, these we’re expelled, not only President Mugabe, but all of these:
Grace Mugabe, Phelekezela Mpoko. Ignatius Chombo, Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukwere, Patrick Zhuwao, Letinna Undenge, Kudzanai Chipanga, Walter Muzembi, Paul Chimedza, Makhosini Hlongwane, Mandilitawepi Chimene, Shadreck Mashayambe, Innocent Hamadishe, Anasthancia Ndlovu, Samuel Undenge, M. Malinga, S. Kasizi, Sarah Makoka and Sandi Moyo. Also that “Cde R.G. Mugabe was removed from the position of President and First Secretary of ZANU-PF by unanimous vote” (ZANU-PF Press Statement, 19.11.2017).
So no matter what Mugabe thought he did brilliantly today, his own party isn’t his and this is just a slow self-destruct of himself. His presidency is already over, it is just like he doesn’t understand it or doesn’t want too. It is like the G-40 still think they can turn it around. Since he is not following the program or the orders from the military. That is why ZANU-PF themselves are proclaiming him to follow the script.
That is why he tried to outsmart the people, but they are more in shock since yesterday Solidarity March showed how the public are approving of the change of power and the army involved in bringing the presidency down. His time is already done, it is just not understood by himself. Not sure if anyone inside the “blue roof” was giving him advice and thinking this was brilliant move. Since the hairs are already cut and he doesn’t have the strength to beat his enemies. He cannot, Delilah already told the secrets to his enemies and he can now taken down. Just like Samson died after being tricked by Delilah. The same has appeared for Mugabe, that was tricked by the greedy and thought she was so powerful Grace. The change would maybe not has happen as quickly if Grace didn’t want the VP position.
Edison Mnangagwa, the crocodile has clearly strike with force and used his friends within the army. This being General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga of the ZDF has acted with tact and honor, as he has made a bloodless coup and also made sure the state functions been working. While controlling the media and taking control of the ZANU-PF with the use of the soldiers. This has been a smooth operations, but today the old president wanted to strike back. Not that he has the power, since they have already cut his hair off and he is not Samson anymore.
I think he forgot that, he is not Samson, but the one ready to be destroyed by enemies. But he cannot see it. Maybe, he was sleeping when they we’re briefing him earlier this Sunday. Peace.