To mark Heroes day at the national shrine in Harare, Mugabe told an estimated 5, 000 crowd that the election outcome underscored the fact that Zimbabwe would never be a colony again.
He boasted of Zanu (PF)’s capacity to beat its opponents both at the war front and through the ballot.
Mugabe said MDC-T was hit by ‘Chaminuka lightining’ and would not “rise from the dead”, saying Morgan Tsvangirai, who is challenging the July 31 polls through the courts, should stop his “witch hunt”.
He described MDC-T as sell-outs made of stinking flesh which even dogs would not dare eat.
“Zanu (PF) is delivering true democracy on a platter and bad losers in last elections can go and hang. As a party, we are moving forward and will never surrender our economic, social and political gains,” said Mugabe.
Mugabe who looked frail and moved about with a struggle, said the overwhelming support given Zanu (PF) at the ballot showed Zimbabweans’ determination to defend their national heritage which was under siege.
He accused the opposition, particularly the two MDC formations, of stealing the 2008 election through vote buying, using non-governmental organisations.
Mugabe commended Zimbabweans for coming up with a new people driven constitution and beating ‘puppets’ MDC at the recent polls.
He also thanked SADC, COMESA and the AU for ‘supporting Zimbabwe’s national efforts’.
Mugabe described the fallen heroes as selfless cadres who cherished a one man one vote type of election for Zimbabwe.
Poor harvests in the country were attributed to climatic changes and targeted sanctions imposed ‘on the country’ by some Western countries and their allies.
Mugabe expressed satisfaction with the improved mining sector while he bemoaned shrinking manufacturing industries.
He admitted the shutting down of the textile industry due to non viability.
Mugabe hoped Zimbabwean exports would rise from 16 percent to 50 percent by 2016.
He promised resuscitation of the rail, road and air transportation network to enhance the country’s economic recovery through the indigenisation policy.
The Zimbabwe foreign policy would be anchored on the safeguard of national sovereignty.
Mugabe said Zimbabwe would continue pushing for the “democratisation” of the United Nations Security Council.