26-year-old former Zanu-PF youth leader and leader of a new Zimbabwean political party kicked off the movement by throwing the f-word at President Robert Mugabe.
Totally unable to contain his disdain, Acie Lumumba threw the f-word at Mugabe during a press conference at the launch of his new youth political party‚ Viva Zimbabwe.
“So here is the red line. Mr President Robert Gabriel Mugabe‚ f**k you. I have drawn the line‚ our kids are in trouble‚” Lumumba said.
He fearlessly maintained that he was not threatening the president‚ but challenged Mugabe to try and hurt him. Lumumba warned President Mugabe that if anything should happen to him, the same fate would befall his children.
“My name is Lumumba, Lumumba‚ Lumumba. I say it three times so that you do not forget it. Come get me…I’m someone’s child‚ a war veteran’s child. You touch me… but I hope you live long‚ because God forbid something happens to you and your kids will be touched too…One thing they must never forget is when they go‚ they leave their own kids,” Lumumba said.
According to the former Zanu-PF youth leader, his opinion and utterances represent the feelings of all youths in Zimababwe.
Presently, no one knows the whereabouts of the young man who blurted out his mind without minding the consequences. Lumumba reportedly had to make a premature exit from the conference as security agents stormed the room.
The feisty young politician has a strong bond with controversy. He was involved in a sex tape scandal involving an intimate video he made. In his own defense, Lumumba made a video replying to the allegations. He expressed his disgust that the government was so desperate to discredit him they would leak a personal intimate video.
Opposition is gathering against the 92-year-old president, whose decades in office have taken the country through hard times.