I don’t trust a white man at all – Never, Mugabe says


President Robert Mugabe has finally come in the open about his deputy, Vice President Joice Mujuru, confirming that his wife Grace was not talking her mind when she blasted Mujuru but his as well.  He no longer trusts his deputy whom he catapulted from Number  15 to two a decade ago because he says she is now in league with the opposition and whites. He told service chiefs and war veterans yesterday that they should remain united and must avoid in-fighting as was happening in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. “We are experiencing it for the first time in ZANU-PF and for that matter it’s a woman who is saying ndakudawo kumbogara….. And the consequences, ah no hapana anombofunga kuti can I actually handle the country nemapressures ese aya?  We know the infiltration that has gone on. We know the discussions that have been done ‘oh tinozoita link up neMDC toita pamwechete and America then will pour lots of money, Britain, ummmmh you know that simplistic thinking. Simplistic thinking. I don’t trust a white man at all. Never!” he was quoted by The Herald as saying.  Mugabe said his deputy was too comfortable in the inclusive government and did not even want last year’s elections. “The Inclusive Government was a humiliating thing but in fact even in politics you must have also a strategy that ah now this is what needs to be done. And Jabulani (Sibanda) was saying ah matengesa kuti muve in association naTsvangirai. Even my child Bellarmine was saying ah mabva mukubata Tsvangirai handidi. Dad I won’t shake you. So you can see how humiliated I was. When you are rejected by your own son….. But I knew of course that well we would get them. Fine we worked together, I gave Tsvangirai tea. He thought I had put poison in the tea so I drank the tea and gave him. But later on he was asking for more like Oliver Twist. In the meantime we were building our party. Ivo vakanakirwa nawo saying no we should not have elections…Even our side, our people didn’t want elections. Vana Mai Mujuru didn’t want elections. Why? There you are. So we had those elections our own way and we emerged 31st July with that resounding victory.” ZANU-PF is holding it congress, which started yesterday and ends on Saturday.

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