Firing Mnangagwa Shows That Mugabe Is Not Worried About 2018 Election Results says Hopewell Chin'ono5 years ago
Award-winning Journalist and New York Times Foreign Correspondent Hopewell Chin’ono has said that the fact that President Robert Mugabe fired his deputy, former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, shows that Mugabe is not worried about the results of the 2018 Elections. Chin’ono postulates that Mugabe and Zanu-PF know fully well that they cannot win any election without Midlands and Masvingo Provinces, alleged strongholds of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Therefore the firing of Mnangagwa so close to the election means that “next election’s results don’t hinge on real votes but on contrived results.” It shows that Mugabe is not worried about the potential of another “Bhora Musango” scenario which resulted in him losing the 2008 elections.
In an article titled “The Demise of the Crocodile,” Chin’ono says:
More importantly, for Robert Mugabe to rapture his political party in this way, close to an election should be a big worry for the opposition.
Mugabe is showing that the next election’s results do not hinge on the real votes but on contrived results.
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ZANU-PF will not win the presidency without Masvingo and Midlands, but the deliberate firing of Mnangagwa shows that Mugabe has sorted that “small” problem as he did in 2013.
Zimbabwe has become a giant sitcom that unfortunately doesn’t address its real problems.
None of Mugabe’s giant rallys addressed bread and butter issues.
None of ZANU-PF’s politburo meetings have attempted to address the shortages of money and increasing rate of inflation.
We have been kept glued to these irrational political side shows and one hopes that now Emerson is gone, the remaining ZANU-PF cadres can now realize that they are the ruling party not the opposition and as such, they are the ones who are supposed to provide solutions to the myriad of problems that Zimbabwe is facing.