The 63-year-old youth leader told the ageing Zanu (PF) president that allÃ¢â‚¬Â¨of the party’s officials were his puppets and were more than willing to be parrots ofÃ¢â‚¬Â¨his ideas.
“We never say anything of our own. We always tell the people what youÃ¢â‚¬Â¨want us to say about homosexuality, sanctions, violence and otherÃ¢â‚¬Â¨issues,” Sikhosana told Mugabe.
Analysts said Sikhosana’s utterances were quite revealing, especially Ã¢â‚¬Â¨coming from the party who accuses the MDC-T of being made upÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ of puppets of the West.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Mugabe himself has labelled anyone who dares question his leadershipÃ¢â‚¬Â¨style or policies a ‘puppet of imperialists’. “Such utterances prove true the theory that one only sees in othersÃ¢â‚¬Â¨what he/she is guilty of. Zanu (PF) is, in fact, a party of puppets and they allÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ realise it,” said politicalÃ¢â‚¬Â¨analyst, Donald Porusingazi.“ Sikhosana inadvertently told the world that Zanu (PF) officials Ã¢â‚¬Â¨are prisoners in their own party and afraid to speak their minds.”