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Mugabe living in fear, says ex-ally

26 June 2013, 11:02

Cape Town - Zimbabwe's former finance minister who defected from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has said that the veteran leader is now living in fear as his supporters are tired of his rule, according The Zimbabwe Mirror.

Speaking at a press club meeting organised by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa), Dr Simba Makoni who is the leader of Mavambo Kusile Dawn said he was fully aware that more than half of the people in Zanu-PF were tired of Mugabe.

"I am aware that Mugabe is now living fear because he knows that no one still respects him. There are more people who need change in Zanu-PF than those outside the party," said Makoni.

Makoni said he dumped Zanu-PF after he discovered that people were no longer promoted on merit. He said only those who showered Mugabe with praises were the only ones who were given ministerial or other influential positions.

"Only those who sing and shower Mugabe with praises are given influential positions in government," added Makoni.

Makoni said his party was closely working with other ‘opposition’ parties in forming a grand coalition for change. He said the coalition will not participate in the forthcoming elections unless the reforms were put in place.

"We are working towards coming up with a movement for change," he added.

Zimbabwe is gearing up for elections which are expected to end a shaky unity government formed in 2009 following disputed elections in the previous year.

- News24


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