Go hang, President tells Tsvangirai

Mr Morgan Tsvangirai

Mr Morgan Tsvangirai

Lloyd Gumbo Herald Reporter
PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday said if MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai could not fathom losing the harmonised elections, he was free to go hang. The Zanu-PF First Secretary and President who triumphed in the Presidential race after polling over 61 percent against Mr Tsvangirai’s 33,9 percent, made the remarks while addressing thousands of people who thronged the National Heroes’ Acre for the Heroes Day main celebrations in Harare.

Zanu-PF also scooped 160 out of the 210 National Assembly constituencies, wrestling back 61 constituencies the MDC formations won in the 2008 elections.

A visibly shaken Mr Tsvangirai refused to accept results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and has since approached the Constitutional Court seeking nullification of the results citing alleged irregularities.

“Saka vanenge vachirwadziwa nekukundwa hameno zvavo kana vachizvisungirira ngavazvisungirire. Kana imbwa hadzimbofa dzakanhuwidza nyama yavo vakafa vakadaro,’’ President Mugabe said.

He said Zimbabwe held elections in line with the electoral democracy the West claims to advance.
“Takavhotaka maererano nechinangwa chikuru chinonzi democracy. Ndozvamakataura vemhiri zvikabvumwa pasi rose kuti kuve nedemocracy. Heyoka tauya nayo. Tauya nayo munotii?

“We are delivering democracy on a platter. Do you take it? We say take it or leave it, but the people have delivered it and forward ever. Never will we go back on our achievement, on our victory. Tinoramba tichienda mberi. Hatisi vekudududza isu.”

The UN, AU, Sadc, Comesa and other observer groups from Africa have endorsed the elections while the United States, Britain and its dominion Australia — who were not invited to observe — have joined MDC-T in condemning the election.

This has effectively put MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai and his Western sponsors on one side, and Africa and Zanu-PF on another side aping the contestation in Zimbabwe over the past decade.

President Mugabe said two themes defined this year’s Heroes’ Day commemorations.
The first was a day when Zimbabweans reflect in remembering all the departed cadres who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country.

The President said it was an opportunity for Zimbabwe to prove to the heroes and heroines that their sacrifices were not in vain as Zanu-PF’s resounding victory ensured that objectives of the liberation struggle would be safeguarded.

“Ndima yepiri inoti nhaka yavatisiira heyo yanga iri mumaoko edu, tiine shoko rabva kwavari rekuti kuenda taenda asi heyo nhaka yatakupai moichengetedza.

‘‘Pakati apo ndokuita bishi. Ny’any’a hedzo dzotungamira dzichitungamidzwa sezvimbwasungata kuti vaye vatakamborwisa vachitorazve nhaka iyi vogova ndivo vanotigovera. Ndimi inoti tinotenda vana veZimbabwe.

“Izuva ramauya kuti takagona kuchengetedza nhaka yedu. Chokwadi yakanga yobvutwa asi takazviona nemeso tikazvinzwira nenzeve tikava nemushandu mukuru.

“Takarwisa, takakunda. Saka tirikuti isu vachengeti venhaka pazuva ranhasi kwamuri imi vakatungamira makairwira mukaifira tiritose. Chamakafira mukatipa, zvamakayambira tikazvinzwa. Tauya kuti titi nhaka tirikuichengetedza, nhaka ticharamba tichiichengetedza. Nhaka haichazobva mumaoko edu. Ndiyo mhiko yatirikuita.

Zvimbwasungata zvakasairirwa musango. Takakunda,” President Mugabe said in apparent reference to the crushing defeat the  western-sponsored MDC formations suffered at the hands of Zanu-PF in the just-ended harmonised elections.

The election results, the President said, showed detractors that unity of purpose was at play in Zimbabwe.
President Mugabe said the election of the country’s Government was a preserve of Zimbabweans and not the West.

He said the Heroes’ Day commemorations also followed two “happy and historic” milestones.
President Mugabe cited the successful conclusion and adoption of a new home-grown Constitution and the widely-endorsed harmonised elections.

“Both events were conducted in a peaceful manner proving wrong those who doubted that Zimbabweans are able to conduct their affairs without external interference. We did it as Zimbabweans. We did it in a peaceful way. We did it in a united way.

“At this point I wish to convey my sense of deep gratitude to all political parties for the peace that we all created in the environment. To churches and all Zimbabweans for upholding the peace before, during and after the elections. Indeed we should continue to cherish our unity in diversity and everything that binds us together as a nation,” said President Mugabe.

He hailed regional and continental bodies among them Sadc, Comesa and the African Union for supporting the country.
President Mugabe also expressed gratitude to friendly international countries whom he said always wished Zimbabwe well in its endeavours.

“Indeed, the emphatic vote that was recently reposed in the ruling revolutionary party Zanu-PF assures us that Zimbabwe shall never be a colony again. Never, never, ever!,” President Mugabe said.

President Mugabe said the country’s foreign policy objectives would continue to be anchored in safeguarding Zimbabwe’s peace and security, sovereignty and territorial integrity and pursuit of policies that improve the standard of living of all Zimbabweans.

In adherence to these principles, President Mugabe said Zimbabwe concurred with all regional and continental organisations that have pursued regional integration, peace and security, gender equality and good governance and socio-economic transformation.

President Mugabe said Zimbabwe continued to work under the auspices of the African Union Committee of 10 in pushing for ‘long overdue’ reform and democratisation of the United Nations by having Africa represented in the United Nations Security Council.

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  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Zimbabweans have not forgotten what a white farmer said when handing cash to Tsvangirai at a farm in BANKET in 2000. Morgan was accompanied by KWINJE and that news clip was reported by CNNTV. Few months later FIDELIS MHASHU appeared on BBCTV and further stated that MDC would return farms to whites! So it was clear ab initio that MDC had an alliance with the WEST ,and ex rhodesians in particular , who planted KAY, CROSS and BENNET.in MDCT! Is there no wonder why CROSS is the CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISER for Chematama`s party? Why not have Dr MASHAKADA (MUNHU MUTEMA) as CHIEF economic advisor?We have not forgotten that MDCT never wanted to remove ZANUPF by democratic means from the beginning. Morgan declared at RUFARO STADIUM in 2000 “` Mugabe go peacefully, if you dont we will remove you violently“ . After that statement Morgan flew to SA to discuss with ex white farmers and came back few days later in a private aircraft that landed at one of the white farmers still farming then! He tried the “final push“! Ah kupusha GUSHUNGO isu tiripo?? He met a NATO military genaral in EUROPE to discuss LIBYA style! He he hallucinated Egypt style , as declared by BENNET last week! Morgan chimbwa sungata chaicho! Povo yakaramba zvemadisinyongoro by voting resoundingly for our revolutionary party! Takahwinha “upon -upon“(Mash Central slang) as Cde Mafios declared at Bindura , promising our deal leader. Nehanda had possesed Cde Mafios that day , when he made that declaration before Gushungo! Any political bean -picking and counting by MDCT is in vain ! Nehanda forbid!

  • Mimi

    @Nechemhaka whilst I agree with you that the President and Zimbabwe should commend themselves with dignity I advise that this has been done and will continue to be adhered to. Zimbabwe’s Independence was hard-won and anyone who does not humble themselves when they loose should be told to hang in no uncertain terms lest they think that Zimbabwe is for sale. These people should be grateful that they had more than 3 years to reap benefits that they never deserved and yet now they want to be petty and silly in no conceding defeat. Well, well their game is over and forward Zimbabwe will go forever. Their actions will mark the end of Tsvangirai’s political adventure and of that we should assure him and his party!! LOL

    • Common Sense

      But Mimi you bright spark, Mugabe has sold Zimbabwe to China… and the proceeds are going to him and the ZANU-PF leaders, not the Zimbabweans, and certainly not you…

      So I think you will go and hang in the coming months, and no one need to do a thing to help, you are clearly blind to the reality…

      • Tinotonga

        Nobody sold to China, they are business partners who come in with the 51 49 as per law. I have a mining venture with a Sino company and sure the community we are working with is appreciative and they do benefit. They are Zimbabeans too! So check your facts or go to Zim not just use CNN, Studio 7, Violet …..

  • $39733349

    Yawn!

  • Mandingo

    Well done ZANU-PF and President Mugabe in particular for leading the party to victory.Morgan’s traitorous mutterings had to be addressed by the president Nechemhaka.The president is dignified and it is total stupidity to invite traitors who serve the interests of the European imperialist enemies to ‘bring ideas to rebuild ‘ Zimbabwe’s economy when their very purpose and existence is to help the enemy to re-colonise Zimbabwe and the rest of Afrika.ZIMBABWE WILL NEVER BE A COLONY AGAIN ! “AFRIKA FOR THE AFRIKANS,FOR THOSE AT HOME AND ABROAD ” AS MARCUS GARVEY SAID !

    • Halima23

      I support everything you say here, Mandingo. President Mugabe is the only leader of any Afrikan nation who is doing his best to go the ‘Marcus Garvey’ way. The indigenisation of our resources is welcomed by us conscious Afrikans whether we are in the Motherland or otherwise. We do not want people like Morgan in power as he is a traitorous puppet.

  • Africa_need_no_link_to_USA_EU

    The light of Africa president Mugabe, we are excited by your heroism,. we now call on you to end the Colonial order still prevailing in Zimbabwe, phase out English and replace it with an African language to deny Britain and it family in crime the USA a future opportunity to use their language to cause more chaos among our people. it is time to bring their hegemony and slightest ability to influence us and dominate us to an end.

  • Rameck – village analyst

    The honest truth is Tsvangirai is more popular with Zimbabweans than any other leaders who are only produced by flawed electoral system. Why is it that he ‘lost’ the elections but still he is the headline even from the so called winners themselves and their supporters. Zimbabweans, what would you like leaders made by a flawed electoral system or a leader from the majority Zimbabweans? By absolute numbers, according to ZEC, Mugabe won the elections but according to actual Zimbabweans, Tsvangirai won the elections.

    • Tinotonga

      Enda undivhiya mbudzi iwe, chikomana vedare vatambe nyaya! At least your name clears it “Village Analyst”

  • Muzvare

    Nechemhaka, I respect your view to a point, but I believe that let us assess the President’s reaction in context. Since this was the first gathering after the elections, he had to give a clear message to the nation to clear the air.
    It is a fact that as the country was preparing for this national event, the losing candidate was still seething and marring the mood by failing to accept defeat. It would have been a fallacy if the President had not acknowledged this fact, more so because some in the MDC T have called for violence and despondency.
    In an election there can only be two results, win or loose. The losers should have anticipated that the other side might also win and be prepared to be magnanimous when it happened. This is water under the drain.
    If you want to be constructive, please redirect your attention to the loser. He is the one who needs that kind of cajoling to be a gentleman and honour the rules of the game. It is good the President told the nation how he intends to deliver on his promises during the Heroes celebrations.