Thursday, 10 November 2016

Electing Trump USA President has unnerved Mugabe and Tsvangirai in equal measure by P Guramatunhu.

The election of Donald Trump as the next US President has caused a lot of consternation in both the Zanu PF camp as well as the opposition camp in Zimbabwe. A no nonsense President Trump administration is making them jumpy.

When it comes to USA elections, Zanu PF’s usual position is that of resigned indifference; as both the Democrats and Republicans administrations have maintained the same unfriendly foreign policies towards Harare. Similarly, the opposition camp has found the Democrats and Republicans equally amenable and choosing one over the other is comparable to picking the colour of the new car in a showroom! The election of Donald Trump, who is not going to play the game by the same rules, has forced both camps to review their relationship with America!

“I want to reiterate here before America’s greatest heroes that I will not condone any dictatorial tendencies exhibited by dictators around the world especially the two old men from Zimbabwe and Uganda.
‘Mugabe and Museveni must be put on notice that their days are numbered and that I am going to arrest them and lock them in prison. If the past American administrations have failed to stop these two despots, I will personally do it,” Trump told American war veterans.

President Mugabe is facing the toughest elections of his whole long political career given the Zimbabwe economy is in a hell-of-a-mess and everyone up and down the country is feeling the economic hardships and they are demanding change. His party, Zanu PF, is being torn apart as a result of the ongoing factional wars.  

To win the next elections President Mugabe has no pull all the dirty tricks he knows and now he must do this knowing fully well that the trigger-happy President Donald Trump, has him in the cross-wires of his rifle!

President Elect Trump’s tough talking rhetoric against Mugabe has left Zimbabwe’s opposition leaders giggling nervously, they know their own track records is nothing to be proud of!

"Tsvangirai is ... a flawed figure, not readily open to advice, indecisive and with questionable judgement in selecting those around him," wrote former Ambassador Dell in his 2007 cable from the US embassy in Zimbabwe.

So by the time President Obama took office in 2009, his administration should have known they were dealing with a “flawed and indecisive” Tsvangirai and treated him accordingly. Instead, President Obama granted Tsvangirai the singular honour of being one of the first African leaders to meet him in White House.

If there was any doubt that Tsvangirai and the rest of MDC leaders like Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube, David Coltart, etc. were corrupt and incompetent; they failure to get even one democratic reform implemented throughout the GNU melted away all such doubt. Soon after the July 2013 elections, SADC leaders openly criticized MDC leaders for “enjoying themselves during the GNU and forgetting why they were there”.

President Obama’s administration has never openly criticized MDC leaders and the later were hoping the election of Hillary Clinton as the next US President would allow the relationship the Americans to be reset to the pre-Ambassador Dell era when the opposition leaders were considered competent.
Some of the MDC leaders were confident they would be invited to attend Clinton’s inauguration.

They can forget about that one now; if President Trump has a say on who will be invited then they will not be invited!

There is no doubt that President Donald Trump is not Mr. Nice Guy; like it or not he calls a spade a bloody shovel and not one to treat corrupt and murderous tyrant like President Mugabe or corrupt and incompetent leaders like Tsvangirai with kid gloves!


  1. Now that Donald Trump has singled out Mugabe and Museveni as dictators he wants to arrest, he will use America's power and influence to turn the screw on the two dictators at every opportunity. I expect America's foreign policy on Zimbabwe and Uganda to get progressively worse; watch out!

  2. Some people are saying USA policy on Zimbabwe will not change, the targeted sanctions will stay, etc. They are wrong! Now that President-Elect Donald Trump has identified Mugabe and Museveni as dictators he will want arrested there is no doubt that he will going after the tyrants big time.

    There is no doubt that all previous USA administration have treated Mugabe with kid gloves. There is evidence to show that the targeted sanctions have not been ruthlessly enforced, allowing those on the sanctions list to conduct their business activities using family members as the front, send their children to America to study and live there, etc. Zimbabwe Embassies may get away without paying their rent, council tax, etc. everywhere else on the globe but may soon learn that they cannot do that in America.

    When President Trump learns that as much as $15 billion is being looted in Zimbabwe, by Mugabe's own admission, and nothing is being done to stop the criminal waste of resources, he will instruct USAID to be slash "Until someone tell us what the hell is going on!" to paraphrase him!

    I agree with you there, President Trump has Mugabe in the cross-wire of his snapper rifle and he knows how to fire it! Mugabe has used NIKUV, the Israeli company to rig elections. The Israeli government will only be too please to give President Trump all the details of how Mugabe has rigged elections.

    NIKUV is in Zimbabwe right now doing all the preparatory work to rig the 2018 elections as soon as they are paid their usual princely fees they will pass on the details of the vote rigging to the Americans. If Mugabe thinks that President Trump, unlike President Obama before him, will just file the information in the archives, then he has something else coming!

    The world has allowed Mugabe to masquerade punching, verbally at least, way above his weight for the last 36 years, the tyrant is now going to be put in his place. Watch this space!

  3. Whilst there is nothing wrong with being generous, what is wrong here is the same individual who wants to be seen as generous is also the one robbing the nation blind! According Africa Partnership Canada Mugabe pocketed a cool $2 billion from the looting in Marange is 2012 alone. If the looted fortune was being spent of our own health system few people including Mugabe and his daughter would be seeking health service outside the country. As it is even our referral hospitals like Mpilo and Harare Hospital cannot carry out even the more simple operation because they have no drugs, clean running water, etc. This is not right!

    It was Tsvangirai's failure to implement even one single democratic reform in five years of the GNU that have allowed Mugabe to stay on in power and continue the looting. The $70 000 he is giving Tsvangirai is small change, the big thank you Mugabe gave Tsvangirai was the $ 4 million Highlands mansion. Tsvangirai sold-out and we must never ever forget that nor forgive him for it!

    How many millions are suffering today because out health service has all but collapsed and how many hundreds are dying unnecessarily every week because he wanted the thirty pieces of silver more than he cared about others! What wrong had they ever done to him that he would trade the hopes, dreams and very lives for brick and mortar!!!!!!!!!

  4. What is sad here is that the penny has still not dropped in the heads of all these rogue war veterans that what they were asked to do, bribed to do all these last 16 years particularly - denying the ordinary people their freedoms and basic rights to promote Mugabe's no regime change mantra is treason. Did they fight in the war of independence so that they can become Mugabe's thugs, paid to terrorise and murder innocent people?

    Thuggery is wrong and these stupid war veterans are just empty vessels for hire and no wonder Mugabe wants them, Mnangagwa wants them, Mujuru wants them and even Nelson Chamisa wants them. They are nothing more than political prostitutes who will give their despicable services to the highest bidder.

    What the rogue war veterans must never ever forget is it is not the string of individuals who bribed them, gave the instructions, etc. but the war veteran at the coal face who will be held to account for the heinous politically motived crimes.

    The war veterans are quarrelling with Mugabe today because the tyrant did not honour his promise to make them rich although they have done all his dirty work for them. Many war veterans have committed many crimes for Zanu PF and some have even shed the innocent blood. Let me say this, Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Mujuru, Chamisa or any of these corrupt opportunists will ever make the war veterans rich because all they want to do is get a seat on the gravy train so they can loot the nation's wealth.

    The nation will not prosper from looting as we have already seen and as long as the economy continue to suffer everyone will suffer.

    Any war veteran who thinks that they can prosper whilst the nation continue to suffer living in cloud-cuckoo-land.

    The Zanu PF dictatorship is collapsing and there is nothing Mugabe can do to prop it up. Woe to all those who continue to terrorise and murder innocent people for the sake of propping up a collapsing tyrannical regime because on the day of reckoning it is you who must account for the blood on your hands!

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  6. I am not playing a blaming game you cannot deny or attack the message and so you attack the messenger.

    My message is we hare corrupt and incompetent leaders like Tsvangirai and electing them back into office is folly. You cannot deny Tsvangirai is a corrupt and incompetent village idiot, not without exposing yourself to be a village idiot yourself. So you seek to discredit me by accusing me of playing the blaming game.

    If Tsvangirai is a village idiot, which you cannot deny, then warning the nation of the folly of electing him to implement reforms which he has failed to do already is the most honourable thing one can do. When millions are out of work, thousands sick and many dying because the health service has all but collapse, etc. ending their tragic suffering is a matter of life and death and not a game.

  7. President Trump will not tolerate an up start like President Mugabe insulting him and the West as he has often done and let him get away with it. He will not want to be seen to be taking on Mugabe but be assured that he will kick the dictator's back side just for the hell of doing it!

    After the disaster of MDC failing to implement even one democratic reform, the Obama Administration has kept Tsvangirai and company at arm's length. The Trump administration will make that ten arms' length. There is nothing for the regime to gain from being friends with corrupt and incompetent leaders whom even fellow SADC leaders have deserted as useless.