Mugabe ‘Down with Zanu PF’ slogan gaffe stuns delegates

It appeared Mugabe may have been confused by a note from his wife Grace, ordering him off the podium after he had spent too much time rambling irrelevance.

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Sunday shocked more than 12 000 delegates at the Zanu PF 6th national people’s congress by unwittingly denigrating his own party through a slogan “Pasi neZanu PF”.



While it may be a case of old age taking its toll on the President, it appeared Mugabe may have been confused by a note from his wife Grace, ordering him off the podium after he had spent too much time rambling irrelevance.

After reading the note, about 15 minutes after having been handed it but seemingly having forgotten he was holding it, Mugabe appeared unsettled before announcing he had been ordered by the First Lady to end his speech.

“Mukadzi anyora uyu, hanzi mave kutaurisa. Ndizvo zvandinoitwa kana kumba. Saka ndinofanira kuteerera,” he said and laughed. (It’s my wife who has written this note. She says I am now talking too much. That’s how I am treated even at home and so I must listen).

Mugabe’s task had been to simply dissolve the old central committee and pave way for the new one, but he had gotten carried away, going on and on about the history of the liberation struggle and his hatred of the British and Americans.

He also revealed he had received a call from former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa yesterday morning advising him that he was unwell and receiving treatment in South Africa.


Didymus Mutasa

He said the beleaguered ex- party administrator had also told him that his wife had fallen sick as well and requested for permission to take her to India for treatment, a request he said he granted.

Mugabe said he wished him speedy recovery. He however went on to speak ill about Mutasa’s alleged plot to topple him.

Mugabe’s “Pasi neZanu PF” slogan was received with shock by the delegates who, apparently at a loss as to how to respond, remained stone quiet.

Apparently, somebody at the high table pointed out the gaffe to him and he immediately corrected himself before taking his seat next to a visibly flustered First Lady.

In his speech, before he was asked to sit down, Mugabe said: “Some people said down with Gamatox. Mutasa, yes he erred, he was afraid maybe. We just heard that he went to South Africa. We don’t want our cadres to die.”

Mugabe said he did not want people who had ideas contrary to values and principles of the party.

He described Vice-President Joice Mujuru as a small girl whom he had met in Mozambique.

“She grew up during war times and fell in love with Mujuru (Solomon) and they got married. Mujuru was in love with lots of women and they fought many times. I urged her to go to school and she did that and later got a doctorate,” he said.

Mugabe said that after the intervention of former Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri and Grace, Zanu PF promoted Mujuru to the position of VP in 2004.

“Oh, after that we heard she engaged n’angas and Mapostori to help her take Mugabe’s post and asking when I would die. They teamed up with Mutasa and others and giving people posts. I thought she was helping yet she was setting up her team. She had a lot of people that she chose together with Mutasa and we figured that out,” Mugabe said.

In her acceptance speech, after her formal appointment to the Women’s League top post, Grace said she would work with women and youths for the good of the party.

She was quick to jump into her trademark attack of Mujuru saying she (Grace) got angry with her after she mobilised resources to have her booed during the “meet the people tours”.

Former political commissar Webster Shamu cut a lone and miserable figure at the front chairs after he was stripped of his role as master of ceremonies.

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Former political commissar Webster Shamu cut a lone and miserable figure at the front chairs after he was stripped of his role as master of ceremonies.

Mugabe was then unanimously endorsed as President and sole candidate of Zanu PF in a motion moved by Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and seconded by Muchinguri.

36 Responses to Mugabe ‘Down with Zanu PF’ slogan gaffe stuns delegates

  1. tik tak December 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    down with zanu pf indeed.

    • Chen Chikezha December 14, 2014 at 8:12 am #

      It shows that even him he is tired of this party, the question is who then still wants Zanu for anamai Mujuru don’t and now him

  2. Roy Mataya December 7, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Who then will tell the big man when he becomes incapable and senile? Tichawona zvisati zvambowenekwa nemeso nerimwe zuva,

    • Lenox December 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      He is already senile if you haven’t noticed.

  3. Tambaoga December 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    It is inherently evident who is running the affairs of Zimbabwe. It does not end only in signalling the president to stop talking at the congress but it goes further to prove where Mugabe’s vitroil against his party cadres is coming from. From Grace, of course. In other words, everything is decided from the statehouse main bedroom.

    • Mbongeni Sakhe December 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Indeed, like Jabulani said, it is a bedroom coup.

      • Tambai Dzakasungwa December 7, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

        All along I thought he saif it was s vaginal coup

    • mathews December 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm #


  4. frank December 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    When Jesus say Yes nobody can say No.So to make short a very long story……Mukati pasi nesu tinotiwo pasi mukati pamberi tinotiwo pamberi!!

  5. Hudson Anika December 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    We all know that Mugabe is a senile retard. He is living on borowed time, and has all but been replaced by Grace. These two frauds will continue to rule Zimbabwe according to thier whims, untill God willing, the ageing creep departs this life. Can’t Wait!

    • Tambai Dzakasungwa December 7, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

      90+1, maybe. 90+2? Mwari atonga RIP rgm? What peace chipoko chamuka? ZvaVaMugabe zvandinetsa. Munhu akararama nyika yoparara under President Grace Mugabe. Ukati vaMugabe vofa, munhu ku”Hell.” Zvino muZimbabwe munobuda chakanaka here nengozi dzavo nechipoko chavo.

    • mau mau December 8, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      I think he is a senile dotard!

  6. Chokwadi Mvururu December 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    This is typical of Africans, especially Zimbabeans. Mugabe is akin to Chairman Mao. Instead of this constant denigration we should be celebrating the man. Unfortunately you people want to remain subjugated by the emperials forever. Just look where China is now and tell me how we are going to get there with these pointless idiotic articles

    • Tambai Dzakasungwa December 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

      Iwe enda kumusha unoitirwa bira, shavi raMao ririkuda kubuda rikugare. Kana zvadaro wotitungamirira negwara raMao. Tinopedzisira tava number 1 seChina yauri kuchemerera semhandara yaboworwa.

    • mafirakureva December 8, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

      you should point out Mao’s successes after having seen notable improvements in zimbabwe my friend. it is sad how you can compare him to Mao without any meaningful development that can be seen on the ground. Do not force people to heroworship Mugabe who has but not only achieved in mastering a language he manipulates to appear in the right direction when he is leading the country astray.

    • SIAN BROWN December 9, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      What is there to celebrate? Independence has given nothing to ordinary Zimbabweans, not even a fair vote, in case you hadn’t noticed. Another thing you might not have noticed either is that the whole continent has fast become a chinese colony, sold out!
      Wake up. It’s already too late…..

  7. grace jones December 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Mugabe now has dementia: it has set in , will resign

  8. m mhizha December 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    For once, Mugabe is right

    • Tambai Dzakasungwa December 7, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

      Right handed, of course.

    • muli December 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

      You the worst idiot i have ever met .
      I think you just don’t know what you are talking about.People are suffering other nations have stopped respecting us we are abused at the boarders and that is all you can say
      I am very disappointed in you

  9. E Makhate December 7, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    Abaixo xiconhoca.mugabe is correct

    • Tambai Dzakasungwa December 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

      Next time kana wanwa mudzepete enda umomama kwete kuti surira. Tibvire kumhepo

  10. Oneih December 8, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    Age age age. Grace is over using mudhara. He doesn’t love mudhara at all thats why he keep using him as his shield. Wakaoma Grace but zvirikukudzokera mumwe wangu. Just keep ur fingers crossed. Mwari ndewe vanhu vese kwete kwaMarufu chete. Yawatanga iyi Grace unoigona here? Zvakanaka toonana.

  11. frenetic December 8, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Robert is now old and tired.The hero should rest.

  12. khd December 8, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    for the first tim Cde Mugabe spoke sense pasi ne ZANUPF zvesure

  13. mun mhototi December 8, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Instead of just dissolving the incumbent central committee the man quickly forgets the task at hand.kkkkk. He goes later on to say Pasi neZanu PF….kkkkkk. Earlier on, he quips that Morgan won in 2008 by 73%. kkkkkk. A melodramatic display by the man himself.

  14. chemu December 8, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Mugabe agaenda ne kupi achisiya mari look at this

    Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent and regarded as the poorest continent. There are 47 nations in Africa, led by different leaders who have been ruling for several decades. Some of these leaders and their families are very rich and their wealth are considered ill-gotten. They make their wealth from natural resources of these nations through the creation of companies under the names of their families. Here is a brief overview of the richest Presidents in Africa.

    The 9 Richest African Presidents and Kings as of 2014:

    9) Robert Mugabe
    Net Worth: $10 Million
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Years in Power: 26

    8) Idriss Deby
    Net Worth: $50 Million
    Country: Chad,
    Years in Power: 23

    7) Goodluck Jonathan
    Net Worth: $100 Million
    Country: Nigeria,
    Years in Power: 4

    6) King Mswati III
    Net Worth: $100 Million
    Country: Swaziland,
    Years in Power: 28

    5) Paul Biya
    Net Worth: $200 Million
    Country: Cameroon
    Years in Power: 31

    4) Uhuru Kenyatta
    Net Worth: $500 Million
    Country: Kenya
    Years in Power: 1

    3) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
    Net worth: $600 Million
    Country: Equatorial Guinea
    Years in Power: 34

    2)Mohammed VI of Morocco
    Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
    Country: Morocco
    Years in Power: 15

    1)Jose Eduardo dos Santos
    Net Worth: $20 Billion
    Country: Angola
    Years in Power: 34

  15. Mafatshi December 8, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    And who axactly will choose the new cabinet?

  16. The Patriot December 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Chokwadi Mvururu hauzive chokwad! China only started to get on the path to success years after Mao and only when it chose to root out corruption and engage the so called ‘imperialists’. No need to celebrate smone who is not willing to let go of power even when he knows its in the best interest of the nation for him to do so.He was correct to say pasi neZanu Pf coz it means in essence pasi naye iye!

  17. Justice paAfrica December 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    kuzvigaro zvevakuru…ADVICE: Our leaders be humble enough to undergo deliverance yemuchechi chaiyo.

  18. Bamanyisa Patrick Abbooki December 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I am Ugandan agree 100% that Comrade Mugabe and his compatriots did a good job to fight subjugation of a Blackman(of which I am very proud of), at that ripe age of 90, he ought to have retired and enjoy the rest of his life as a statesman and oversee a peaceful transition of power just like his Brother Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia did. The real litmus test of good governance is when the country is able to move on without him as president and if possible with power swinging elsewhere as well but Zimbabwe continuing to thrive. Otherwise, Nelson Mandela Madiba(whom the whole world reveres)would have ruled until December 5th 2013(when he breathed his last) and that doesn’t make a Democrat of course or does it???? It is almost the same story almost elsewhere in AFrica. I stand to be corrected of course

  19. Alishious December 9, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    zim zim zim

  20. MELUSI December 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm #


  21. Stacy Dembe December 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    we all know what age does, dementia and memory loss

  22. Fidos December 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Africa we cry. How can people rule for 34 years and we say its democracy. Mugabe must go, nomater which way, to resign or death. He must go

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