Tsvangirai scoffs at Mugabe’s inconsistencies

President Robert Mugabe continues to live in the past and his actions on the re-appointment of Chihuri are a testimony to that effect, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said today.


Speaking at a press conference today at his Munhumutapa offices, Tsvangirai said there were a lot of violations to the Global Political Agreement (GPA).

“Mugabe keeps on portraying his partisan and personal nature in a government of national unity that has agreed to adhere to a particular set of principles,” he said.

“There is lack of sincerity on his actions since he agrees on certain set of principles today and acts outside that position the following day,” said Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai said Mugabe must understand that he ( Tsvangirai) is not in government by accident, but because he won an election.

“Mugabe must understand that I am not in this position by accident, but through the 2008 election. I have a mandate and a covenant with the people that I must uphold,” he said.

He, however, said that his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party was aware that there are cowards within ZANU PF who are stalling progress in the constitution- making process because they are afraid to go to the polls.

“There are ZANU PF ministers refusing to uphold GPA reforms and stalling the constitutional making process because they are afraid to face me in the next election,” he said.

He said MDC refuses to go for elections under ZANU PF conditions.

“We will not go for elections under ZANU PF conditions because there is need to guarantee the security of the people, the vote and that there is not going to be a repeat of violence, like the 2008 period,” said the PM.

Tsvangirai’ s statement comes amid allegations that there are ZANU PF executives who ate campaigning for a no vote to the new draft constitution citing irregularities at the way COPAC has compiled the document.

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