“If we as Ndebeles are lazy and not grabbing things as others are, whose fault is it? If we do not empower ourselves we cannot go around blaming others”
“We need Chinese solidarity but we cannot have these erstwhile friends coming to cook sadza, maguru and amathumbu for us and after that we take tooth picks and then think here are investors”
“As ZANU PF, we want elections as soon as possible and I would want to thank Sapes Trust for giving this opportunity to launch ZANU PF’s election campaign”
“After Luanda, what is next for Zimbabwe? My answer is elections. The coalition government is not working and I think you agree with me that coalition governments have never worked anywhere the world over”
“I would rather spend the whole year reading the Holy Bible than reading these newspapers which publish lies. I don’t think God will bless you if you let these foreigners rule you. You should target these foreigners because they will leave you in pieces if you don’t safeguard this nation”
“Some prophets are coming here for the wrong purpose. They want to override our own preachers and our own way of doing things. They must go back and shine in their own countries...They are saying a lot of bad things about Zimbabwe…yet in their own countries many disasters are happening, planes are crashing…and people are dying every day”
“Its unfortunate that ZANU PF is allowing political opportunists to single-handedly interfere and disrupt regional initiatives. The statements by Moyo are foolish and irresponsible. He is seeking limelight through those foolish and disregarding statements. Zimbabweans should not take him seriously as he belongs to the political dustbin”
“You are good at that professor, I know you. You deliberately bring up another issue to sidetrack people so that the real issue is not discussed and people start debating trivial issues...Professor Moyo, there is something called being a sour loser and you remember we had the same debate about noted or endorsed after Sandton (South Africa). read more
“It is a painful disease particularly to someone with a huge ego like (ZANU PF Politburo member Jonathan) Moyo. That is why he is rambling. Luckily, no one will take him seriously. He is like a dog that is barking at a runaway car”
“The Troika reports to the Summit and the Luanda communiqué came from the summit, a superior body. If all the reforms are not in the communiqué it means they were not noted by the summit”
“This is not invading. We are taking away idle land so that we make it productive. President Mugabe in his birthday message in Mutare said all idle land should be taken and we have done just that. War veterans were given gratuities and we were not. We have decided to take away this land from Old Mutual because its not being used. read more
“We are giving NewsDay and the Daily News up to a month to stop reporting negatively about President Mugabe. If they continue, we will attack their vendors in the streets. We still have the energy to do so” - Percy Kuzvinzwa Harare provincial chairman of the Zimbabwe Ex-Political Prisoners, Detainees and Restrictees Association (NewsDay, 28/05/12).
“Therefore, it wants to create a deadlock in the process and prevent the production of the constitution. This way it blocks the referendum with the net result being that Zimbabweans will not make their own determination on whether they want the draft or not. ZANU PF also wants to completely change the views of the people of Zimbabwe in the constitution. read more
“Recently, ZANU PF brought to Copac what it termed its position paper in terms of which it seeks to drastically change not only agreed positions, but the views of the people. The impression that ZANU PF has given in so doing is that it has not been involved in the production of the draft constitution. This is simply not true. read more
“Our position is very clear that we will campaign for a NO vote if there is no devolution or it comes as decentralization” - Bulawayo agenda executive director Thabani Nyoni (The Standard, 20/05/12).
“He (Mugabe) said he has not found a successor with qualities to hold the party and the country together. Politics is a dangerous game. It is not a sport where the leadership of a party should exchange hands without proper grooming and handling” – Enos Nkala (The Standard, 20/05/12).
“My own reading is that if he (Mugabe) had his own way, he could have quit and taken a rest but circumstances around him, and implications of what might happen are holding him, my own reading is that the President is not his own man”
“From what we discussed, Mugabe said he is tired and wants to retire but cannot do so now because ZANU PF will die” – ZANU PF founding member and former Defence, Finance and Home Affairs minister Enos Nkala speaking about his meeting with President Mugabe (The Standard, 20/05/12).
“The problem is not lack of appreciation of the law by the police, but disrespect of the law by the security apparatus and their political superiors in ZANU PF. It’s about a culture of impunity and lawlessness that is the DNA of ZANU PF’s rule. read more
“Zimbabwe is ready for change and the MDC-T is the only party that can bring about the change that the people want to see. read more