Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and South Africa President Jacob Zuma, risks being removed from power through massive protests if he doesn’t retire soon, opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Mmusi Maimane, has reportedly said.
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader said this while addressing his supporters during his party’s 17th anniversary celebrations in Bulawayo on.
Tsvangirai accused the veteran leaders of ruining “the jewel of Africa”, making it difficult for Zimbabweans and most South Africans to lead better lives.
He said that President Zuma is a great ally of Mugabe.
Tsvangirai, however, vowed that Zimbabweans and South Africans were ready to confront Zuma Mugabe, 92, head-on despite efforts by his government to crush dissent.
“This is a regime that survives on violence against innocent people. We want to make sure that this regime faces its end. There are two options to the endgame. The first option is a violent end game. The second option is a peaceful transition,” Tsvangirai was quoted as saying.
There has been calls for both Presidents to retire. The latest came from Pres Zuma’s brother, Michel. Michael urged Zuma to step down or risk being killed.
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On the other hand, Mugabe’s government has attempted to stamp out a growing wave of on-and now off-line protests that began in April with frustrated social media posts by #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire. He is now in Exile.
The southern African country’s churches last week issued the nonagenarian with an ultimatum, warning him to “stop terrorising protesters or face impeachment”.
The church leaders had since urged parliament to initiate a process to impeach Mugabe, alleging that he had failed to fulfill his “constitutional mandate”.