Showdown In Zimbabwe, Mugabe Vs Tajamuka Rebels


The talks now are about who’s to replace Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s President. Simply put, Zimbabweans have had enough of his leadership.

He’s been leading the country since independence. For 36 years, his leadership has reigned while the people increasingly suffer preventable poverty, hardship and frustration.

Severally, Mugabe crushed oppositions and protests against his government to remain Zimbabwe’s President. His method has always been to capture the leaders of the protest and unleash the security forces to restore order.

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Presently, the security forces are no longer out-rightly loyal to entrench Mugabe’s stay as President. His liberation war heroes buddies have also started challenging his everlasting leadership.

Mugabe almost alone, now has to contend with Tajamuka rebels, a group of fearless young Zimbabweans. Worse-still, the young protesters are leaderless and united by social media.

Thus the 92-year-old leader is essentially, clueless about how to hold on the Presidential throne.

Translated, the Tajamuka rebels’ movement’s name means ‘we are fed up’. Unlike previous opposition movements, they don’t have a single leader to depend on, who could disappear or be discredited; instead they have social media to reach and unite thousands.

For weeks now they’ve stood up to Mugabe’s security forces on the streets of the capital Harare in what is quickly becoming weekly protests, CNN reeported

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A member of the Tajamuka campaign identified as Hardlife Mzingu told CNN that the movement is mandated to push Mugabe out of office.

“We have a future that is being destroyed in this country. And it is our role in this country to rebuild that future,” he said.

“These are young people, across the political divide, across creeds, across social divisions in the country, who have met and resolved they have to fulfill our generational mandate,” Mzingu added.

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