Mugabe old? Never…

Comment on this story


IOL pic oct14 robert mugabe

Reuters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

Harare - A Zimbabwean lawmaker has been expelled from President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party for calling the 87-year-old leader “old”, the party announced Thursday.

Tracy Mutinhiri now risks losing her parliamentary seat for the Marondera East constituency, and her position as deputy labour minister in the power-sharing government.

“It was unanimously agreed that she should be dismissed from the party with immediate effect,” Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo was by the official Herald daily as saying.

Mutinhiri was charged with being disloyal to Zanu-PF, and bringing the party into disrepute. She is alleged to have told party members in Mashonaland East province that former opposition leader and current premier, Morgan Tsvangirai, would be the next president as “President Mugabe was old”.

She was also accused of failing to attend party meetings and of failing to discharge her duties as a party representative. Gumbo said the politburo took the decision to expel Mutinhiri on the recommendation of the Zanu-PF national disciplinary committee.

Mugabe has been in power for 31 years. He still wields most of the authority in a two-year-old power sharing government with Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change. - Sapa-dpa


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Viv , wrote

IOL Comments
09:08pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Rob Mugabe.........before he robs you.

Report this

IOL Comments

Anton, wrote

IOL Comments
03:17pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Anonymous at 01:19pm. Wrong, land to the people would cause starvation and the need to import food. It's time to start using the skills of those who have them. Giving does not supply a solution, it merely continues the need for a hand-out society. Teach, teach, teach. That is the only solution.

Report this

IOL Comments

DangerMan, wrote

IOL Comments
03:13pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Re TMI - yes it was right to fire her, it all starts with small things until these small things become the biggest problem like Malema. Root it out before it spreads.

Report this

IOL Comments

Chef Charles, wrote

IOL Comments
02:59pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Chef Charles finds this specific article rather unflattering as it somehow mirrors the journalistic art of sensationalising a story. The results achieved here is that an evidently monotonous article on a Zimbabwean Politician who is on the verge losing their position in Zimbabwean politics for allegedly being disloyal to Zanu-PF, and bringing the party into disrepute, is now opportunely exaggerated. The telltale topic should ideally therefore read; 'Tracy Mutinhiri faces possible expulsion from Zanu PF' however it now, obviously for sake of achieving public appeal,the headline conveniently reads,' Mugabe old? Never…' Interesting, Isn’t it ?

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
02:17pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

There will never be change there. Even their journos write as if they are pointed with guns. 'Write this, erase that'.Shame

Report this

IOL Comments

TMI, wrote

IOL Comments
01:57pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

DangerMan, whatever it is you are smoking, it is very strong boet. You agree that Uncle Bob is old, which should make it the truth in your eyes, how then do you agree with an expulsion for telling the truth? I think you need a check up from the neck up!

Report this

IOL Comments

DangerMan, wrote

IOL Comments
01:20pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

I agree he is old.. I admire the fact that, they fire ill disciplined party members. Thats the way to go, ANC should follow Old Bob's footsteps(not all of them).

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
01:19pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

i agree with ZanuPF POLICIES, people must knw that we yr the majority in all african countries. 60% of land still controlled by the minority not living in africa. land to the people that would create peace.

Report this

IOL Comments

Breazzy, wrote

IOL Comments
01:07pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

It's ignorant to talk about the gaddaffi treatment as the Libya situation was a European and American financed war backed by their military.

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
12:50pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Because they haven't anything yet to show the contrary, seems the Zimababeans are very happy with their old Mugabe despot. Zim TV shows Zimbabweans hailing Mugabe as their hero. So they don't need help from South Africans and perhaps Zimbos should go home tho their motherland and help build it instead of sponging off South Africa.

Report this

IOL Comments

Precious, wrote

IOL Comments
12:50pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Wow !!!she should be president, seems to be the only realist there.

Report this

IOL Comments

Citizen, wrote

IOL Comments
12:48pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Its time the Zimbabweans did a "Libiya" on old man Bob. He's definitely not young or middle aged. Now's the time to go for your freedom in your OWN COUNTRY.

Report this

IOL Comments

Observer, wrote

IOL Comments
12:47pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Every time I see something like this about Mugabe, I think of Oscar Wilde's story of Dorian Grey, who made a pact with the devil to retain his youthful looks...

Report this

IOL Comments

Kene, wrote

IOL Comments
12:35pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Isn't she Vimbai Mutinhiri's (from Big Brother Amplified) mother? Ayeye Wesley Snipes ayeye!

Report this

IOL Comments

Lebohang, wrote

IOL Comments
12:28pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

I agree, this man is a spring chicken maan, how dare this woman call such a sweet 16 an old man? We will start saying he is old only when he hits 120 yrs.

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
12:13pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

It is high time that Zimbabweans must act agianst the old man (Mugabe). Flocking to the neighbouring countries is not a solution for Zimbabweans. Libya has paved a way of how difficult leaders are dealt with. Come on Zibabweans be liberated from suffering of Mugabe.

Report this

IOL Comments

Verwood, wrote

IOL Comments
12:12pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

let ANC learn from Zanu-PF, fire people who bringing the party into disrepute. with immediate effect.

Report this

IOL Comments

old, wrote

IOL Comments
12:07pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

Evil never gets old

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
12:04pm on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

he looks younger every year

Report this

IOL Comments

Anonymous, wrote

IOL Comments
11:55am on 1 September 2011
IOL Comments

why say when will Zimbwbweans do the Gadhafi way...you think we are like South Africans...check wat happend in Joburg this week...its kind of stupid, dont you think so

Report this

IOL Comments

Showing items 1 - 20 of 24

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory