Friday, February 19, 2010

(NEWZIMBABWE) Speaker Moyo lavishes praise on 'torchbearer' Mugabe

COMMENT - The MDC at it's most groveling.

Speaker Moyo lavishes praise on 'torchbearer' Mugabe
by Lebo Nkatazo
18/02/2010 00:00:00

LOVEMORE Moyo, the MDC chairman and Speaker of Parliament has lavished praise on President Robert Mugabe ahead of his 86th birthday on Sunday, lauding him for his “illustrious life of dedication and commitment to justice”.

In a joint media statement with the President of the Senate Edna Madzongwe, a member of Mugabe’s Zanu PF party, Moyo said: “The Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Lovemore Moyo and President of the Senate Hon Edna Madzongwe … would like to congratulate His Excellency President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde RG Mugabe for turning 86 years.

“Revered by friends and foe alike, you are well known for your unwavering principles and fierce commitment to redressing colonial injustices.

“The consolidation of the gains of the revolution requires that we leave no room for complacency and that we emulate your illustrious life of dedication and commitment to justice.”

The statement further described Mugabe as “a torchbearer of African self determination, an embodiment of black empowerment and an icon for the emancipation of the majority”.

Mugabe is regularly lavished with praise on his birthday which is celebrated under the banner of the 21st February Movement, but rarely by politicians outside his own party.

Moyo’s fulsome praise will be seen in the context of trying to ease political tensions which led Mugabe and MDC leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara to form a coalition government following disputed elections a year ago.

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