Re: [Mwananchi] The President is God-given: Tsvangirai
Feb 12, 2012 20:13 PST
I almost fell off my chair, not with laughter but in utter disbelief.
Maybe I misunderstand it so let me ask again, are you agreeing with
Tsvangirai that Mugabe is godgiven to Zimbabwe?
I am atheist. So frankly speaking the notion that someone is ordained by
god, spirits, ancestors or whatever supernatural being or beings one
might like to call upon, is nonsense to me. Every human being is useful
up to a point. Mugabe has gone well beyond his 'use by' date and is now
an albatross hanging around Zimbabwe's neck, in more ways than one.
Firstly he is not allowing Zimbabwe to grow politically. He is not
nurturing the population to greater political maturity but is instead
encouraging the same kind of intolerance that we faced under
colonialism. He is following the colonial habit of having opponents
imprisoned, detained, beaten or even murdered. That what he is doing is
less severe than what they did to him at Gonakudzingwa and Hwahwa does
not make it right.
Secondly he is breeding dangerous political factions within Zanu-PF that
could at some point distabilise the country as they fight each other.
The only way to start reducing this factionalism is to allow Zanu-PF
leadership to progress to the next generation something which been held
back for too long.
On 13/02/2012 05:50, E.G Cross wrote:
Unfortunately for both of you, Morgan is right theologically! Tough
call for all of us.
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*Subject:* Re: [Mwananchi] The President is God-given: Tsvangirai
If Jesus of Nazareth were to return to Earth, I'm sure he'd say,
"Mugabe? God-given? Don't slander my name!"
My two cents
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*Subject:* [Mwananchi] The President is God-given: Tsvangirai
The President is God-given: Tsvangirai
Sunday, 12 February 2012 00:00
*Kuda Bwititi and Tinashe Farawo*
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday described President Robert
Mugabe as a "God-given" leader chosen to guide Zimbabwe into prosperity.
While urging Zimbabweans to pray for the President, Prime Minister
Tsvangirai told a Chitungwiza Peace Prayer meeting - organised by the
Zimbabwe Pastors' Fellowship - that President Mugabe was chosen by God
to lead the country.
"President Mugabe is chosen by God, he is God-given and all leaders
are chosen by God, so it is important for all Zimbabweans to pray for
their leaders," he said, amid ululation from the audience.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai added that it was every Zimbabwean's
obligation to pray for the leadership all the time, despite their
"Whether you like us or not, but as your leaders you are obliged to
pray for us, so that we develop the vision and wisdom needed to lead
the country. You can like (President) Mugabe or hate him, but that
should not stop you from praying for him.
"In the same vein, you can dislike the Prime Minister, but that should
also not stop you from praying for me. You should pray for the leaders
so that they can have the vision and foresight that the country needs
The premier also took the opportunity to speak against violence,
adding that peace was the foundation for progress.
"We should desist from violence because chibharanzi (it's backward);
we must also pray for peace in this country and for that demon which
causes violence to go away," said Prime Minister Tsvangirai.
"Peace is the foundation for economic and social progress of a
country. Violence is like a demon which has the knack of manifesting
itself whenever elections are approaching. So we should pray for this
spirit to go away," he said.
He said the three principals in the inclusive Government were
committed to peace and development.
"I can speak on behalf of President Mugabe and categorically say that
I know he has made a commitment for peace.
"Deputy Prime Minister Mutambara is also committed to non-violent
conduct and that is why we decided to hold the anti-violence
conference last year," he said.
Co-odinator of Zimbabwe Pastors' Fellowship Rev Watson Furayi said the
gathering, which was meant to encourage Zimbabweans to pray for their
leaders, had been successful.
"We are encouraging people to pray for our leaders so that they get
the vision to lead the country and we also want to make sure that as
countrymen we are at peace with each other," he said.
The event was attended by several pastors and thousands of people from
Gospel musicians Charles Charamba and his wife Olivia as well as new
sensation Blessing Shumba entertained the crowd.
*One minister one car**is as important as **one man one vote**.*
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