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President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe is in a new phase of political mechanization. Its long time leader, Robert Mugabe despite popular calls for his resignation remains adamant.
The ruling party, ZANU-PF has sacked him as its leader. The party appointed as its new leader ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mugabe.
The first lady Grace Mugabe was expelled from the party altogether.
Before the sacking of Mugabe, regional branches of ZANU-PF party joined calls for him to go. At least eight out of ten regional party branches voted for Mugabe to relinquish the leadership of the country. To further press home this demand a military backed rally was held in Harare.

Mugabe has been in the eye of the storm over the harsh economic and political situation in Zimbabwe having ruled the country for 37years.

The present situation in Zimbabwe got to a head when Army General Constantino Chiwenga at a news conference warned of possible military intervention in when he said the "purging" within ZANU-PF was "clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background".
"We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in".

The military acted by taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to "target criminals". It said Mugabe is not the offender but those around him.

First lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe
The row over who succeeds President Robert Mugabe is at the heart of the military intervention.
Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He had previously been seen as heir to the president, but First Lady Grace Mugabe was later favoured to takeover by her husband.

As events unfold, the military says this is not "a military takeover of government" and President Robert Mugabe remains safe.
The military says it was "engaging" with Mugabe.

Mugabe became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 after his party won majority of the votes cast in the election of that year. He rose to power on the back of a strong Marxist philosophy promising to redistribute the Land in his country mainly controlled by whites. 
Mugabe and other nationalists held the opinion that the concept of developmental power enables a person to develop the innate ability for survival. This includes the capacity for rational thinking, sound moral judgement, love and strength for gainful productivity. 
The achievement of these goals is dependent on the lack of impediment in the deployment of the human capacity of the individual to achieve his objectives. 

They felt that capitalism cannot address societal problems of lack of adequate means of life, lack of access to means of labour and lack of protection against invasion by others. 
The likes of Nkrumah, Awolowo and Mugabe saw socialist ideology as a means to civil liberties and happiness of the individual. 
This is the same principle Ojukwu canvassed in the Ahiara Declaration. The section on property and community, states that in the New Biafra, all property belongs to the Community. “Every individual must consider all he has, whether in talent or material wealth, as belonging to the community for which he holds it in trust”. 

It also inferred that the principle does not mean the abolition of personal property but that the State, acting on behalf of the community, can dispossess a member of the community of his property to the greater advantage of all. Dispossession is carried out when the state suspects over-acquisitiveness or inordinate desire to amass wealth that threatens social stability.
This was exactly what Mugabe did in Zimbabwe when he grabbed Lands from the dominant white minority farmers and redistributed them among blacks, some of them who lacked the capacity to drive agriculture business using the capitalist platforms Mugabe swore to upheld before Britain allowed majority rule in Zimbabwe. 
It was a case of Mugabe toying with socialist ideals within a system laid on the foundation of capitalism. 

Having be more interested in the preservation of power in defense of his political ambition, Mugabe and his fellow freedom fighters lost the idea of the Supreme good to the radiance of material wealth. It was this contradiction worsened by the sanction of the west that plunged Zimbabwe into harsh economic problems. 

Flag of Zimbabwe
In 1980 when he won the election to govern Zimbabwe, hopes were high in the  streets. The blacks of Zimbabwe rejoiced while the whites gnash their teeth in agony.
His ascension to power followed a bloody war against the Ian Smith white government that ruled with iron fist in what was then Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe. 
A Mugabe led resistance movement fought for Majority rule for years. He was locked up in prison for ten years for challenging Minority rule. 
On his release, he sneaked into the newly independent Mozambique. Backed by Frelimo in Mozambique, Mugabe led a military uprising against the white government of Zimbabwe.

Mugabe was a teacher in Ghana before returning to Zimbabwe to fight for the freedom of the blacks. He was influenced by Kwame Nkrumah. He was seen as one of the hopes of Africa owing to his deep Afrocentric vision. He was ideological and fought against white dominance. 
He still exudes the spirit of Pan-Africanism but lacks the rapprochement needed to give life abundance to his people. This has distracted from those principles that made him the star of the war of independence.

Has Mugabe won his battles?
Yes, he won the battle of Independence.
Yes, he won against his people, taking their power and subjecting them to hardship through a conspiracy of the elites.
Did he win against the west?
No, because he falls short of the capacity for sober reflection, lacking the foresight for scientific and technological thinking - the impetus for defeating western hegemony.

Beyond rhetoric, the likes of Mugabe fears to relinquish power due to their failures to lay solid foundations for the development of their countries. They only take solace in deploying power for self preservation against national interest. This is the devil holding the African continent down. Mugabe could not even accommodate for a long time the radical Joshua Nkomo who also fought for the independence of Zimbabwe.

Now, Mugabe finds himself facing the wall with nowhere to run to. It is clear that the army don’t want to humiliate him. He had been their leader and has distributed corrupt resources adequately within the power elites, but they have to make it clear to him that Zimbabwe is not a monarchy and Mugabe’s family cannot inherit the throne.
They are all losers because community good is not the cause of the quarrel. The people of Zimbabwe should forget celebration even when the deposed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa assumes power.
Africa needs cleansing as the minds of those who lead confounds men and women of good conscience.

The military intervention in Zimbabwe is innovative in the sense that the military finds it hard to displace Mugabe, unlike in the past in Africa when the military collapsed democratic institutions and instituted marshal rule.
Zimbabwe represents a new order in the negotiations between commanding democratic institutions and the military.

The Zimbabwe military in a sense is protecting democracy.
To me, what’s happening in Zimbabwe is not coup. It’s is disagreement taken too far by Mugabe.

The military don’t really want to humiliate him and I think they should not disgrace him. Mind you, this same military has been behind whatever wrong  Mugabe has committed against the people.

Mugabe has sinned against the people of Zimbabwe, both white and black. 
He did not give them a leadership of good life. 
He failed to put Beautiful Zimbabwe on the path of development.
However, Mugabe occupies a special place in the history of Africa.
He is the last independence hero still standing.
He fought against the whites to bring independence to Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe.
He was an ideological fighter.
He represents a leftist view of radical leadership. This leadership, he failed to translate to happiness for the people.
This is failure!

Having stated that, humiliating Mugabe will glorify the West not Zimbabwe.

Serene place
The resignation of Mugabe is the much awaited new era for Zimbabwe.

He should be allowed to retire to a serene place in the country side, where he will have a deep reflection on the nation he governed and the life he led.
He needs a company in his wife Grace.

Zimbabwe is Mugabe, but Mugabe is not greater than Zimbabwe.
He is the father of the Land.
Dear Children,
Don’t be hard on him,
He is fragile.

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