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Mugabe afraid of dying alone, says Lumumba
14 Aug 2016 at 14:06hrs | Views
Acie Lumumba - real name William Mutumanje - says President Robert Mugabe is not afraid of dying but is "afraid to die alone".
He said 92-year-old Mugabe was "on a suicide path" and described Zanu-PF as a group "using terror as a weapon of choice to achieve political means".
"(He is) one man wearing a suicide jacket. He is not afraid of dying (but) he is afraid of dying alone so he will see to it that he takes everyone with him," said Lumumba - a former Zanu-PF youth member and staunch Mugabe supporter. He said his newly-formed Viva Zimbabwe political party "believed in a third force - the youth".
"But what are we fighting for? Are we not at risk of removing one man and replacing him with the same?" he said, adding that "I am not uneasy about what happens when our dictator goes, my concern, however, is when he does".
The former Zanu-PF Hatfield Member of Parliament aspirant boldly stated that he believed the youths can form a new government in 24 months.
"Why not? If not now, then when? If not us, then who? Who else understands our challenges, pain and dreams, Tsvangirai and Mujuru?" he questioned.
"Who can we trust with our future? Do we not have a better minister of foreign affairs out there, a minister of sports? Who better to solve our judicial problems than us? Who has better solutions than us?
"The youths make up 4,1 million votes versus three million from the last election only nine percent voted in 2013 so whether you like to hear it or you don't we did this to ourselves," he said.
"I understand the skepticism about rigging but can we at least have that conversation when we are registered."
"Zanu-PF can rig an election where they have 30 or 40 percent of the vote but Nikuv can't help them when they have a 10 percent vote."
Source - dailynews