President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, made a statement in January this year which left many people worrying. He said heÂ is toÂ rule Zimbabwe until God says come.
Just recently, we were told by non-other than the Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr. Charles Utete, that our old president’s faculties are all functioning well and that he has a sharp memory and knows everything that he does and says.Â If we are to trust Dr. Utete’s description of our dear president, then our old dear president should be fully aware that the constitution of Zimbabwe has a term limit, and that the longest he can be in office going by the constitution is 2023.
So there are three things here: it’s either our dear president wants to violate the constitution and remain in power after his second term as president in 2023, assuming he wins the 2018 elections; he wishes himself dead by 2013; or heÂ is certain he will not last beyond the 2023 elections.
Food for thought.
God help ZimbabwePost published in: Letters to the Editor