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
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
"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
"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