Robert Mugabe's fate
Last updated: 07/02/2007 01:51:50
AS THE African Union (AU) deliberates the future of the continent's political and economic architecture, there is no doubt that Zimbabweans are more confused by the fate of one man than what the country has to do to move forward.
With respect to constitutional amendments, Zanu PF believes that parliament is competent to pass any amendment and there is nothing undemocratic about this. On the other hand, the opposition believes that the current government is illegitimate and has no mandate to amend the constitution let alone to govern. While the same opposition has no problem being part of the state through its members being representatives in the Parliament, they do believe that issues concerning the constitution should be handled outside the framework of the state.
Last week, Mugabe did not mince his words when he said: "We will seize the mines ... we will nationalise them if they continue with the dirty tricks. All companies, we will take them over if they continue with their dirty game. Take note, we will be equal to the challenge. We are capable of playing that game too."
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