In a clear admission of defeat Mugabe told an independence celebrations
gathering at Gwanzura stadium in Harare that he would not allow the
opposition to lead the country and showed anger that people voted for the
Mr Mugabe said opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for
Democratic Change (MDC) were sell outs who would never be allowed to rule
Zimbabwe although Tsvangirai and the MDC won the March 29 harmonized
There will never ever be change in Zimbabwe. We shall never reverse the
gains of the liberation struggle. Zimbabwe will never be a colony again,”
Mugabe castigated the electorate for voting for the MDC saying that they
were being bought and corrupted by the British whom he alleged that were
splashing money to pervert the electorate.
Digressing from his prepared speech which he rarely read from, Mugabe
revealed that war guerrillas had taken up arms to fight against the
leadership of the opposition despite having clearly won the elections.
Violence has erupted around the country and the opposition and human rights
groups have said that the coordinated attacks on the opposition are being
led by the military and the former war veterans. He bitterly attacked
Britain for commenting on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe saying the
British should not lecture Zimbabwe about democracy because ZANU PF had
brought democracy in Zimbabwe.
Mr Mugabe also said that there will never be change in Zimbabwe in a clear
sign that the ruling elite were not willing to respect the outcome of any
elections that go against them.Post published in: News