Friday, July 10, 2009

Mugabe can never be destroyed – Munkombwe

Mugabe can never be destroyed – Munkombwe
Written by Chibaula Silwamba in Livingstone
Friday, July 10, 2009 4:38:15 PM

MUGABE can never be destroyed and he is one of Africa's strongest politicians, Southern Province minister Daniel Munkombwe has said. Speaking here on Tuesday, Munkombwe said Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was a solid politician who could not be destroyed.

"Your Excellency, you are the real politician, you are the real man, you are the true African, you are solid. You cannot be destroyed. Never! We admire you and I admire you personally," Munkombwe said.

"African politicians, African parties must be aware of camouflagers, people who jump on the bandwagon for which they have no knowledge and experience. African politicians must learn to blend between the old and the new ones because there can be nothing more true than blending with the old."

Munkombwe said he knew Mugabe many years ago when he was a student in Zimbabwe.

"Allow me your Excellency to describe one of Africa's strongest politicians. I knew you from school at Matoko Secondary School in Zimbabwe long time [ago]. While I was at Matoko your Excellency, I was under the armpits of Joshua Nkomo and," Munkombwe said.

"I am a student of those people and I know when you became a teacher in Chalimbana [Lusaka, Zambia] you got so frustrated as to the way the freedom struggle was moving in Zimbabwe. You decided to abandon that job and go into fighting."

He said African politicians should not wrestle for power with older politicians who have experience in politics.

"Rupiah Banda is another product of the political system, he is not a stranger, he is not an alien like the others who jump, within one year they want to be president. And we watch them, we know them, they can never be," said Munkombwe.

President Mugabe was in Livingstone on Tuesday for about six hours, within which he officiated at the Lwiindi lo Kuzyola Mukuni Ng'ombe ceremony of the Toka Leya people of Livingstone and Kazungula districts.

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