Mugabe’s narcissistic attitude destructive

IF people really needed any evidence of how President Robert Mugabe is so hopelessly detached from reality and also delusional about his importance, his speech at a rally in Bindura on Friday last week provided it abundance.

Candid Comment Faith Zaba
fzaba@zimind.co.zw

Listening to Mugabe leaves one with a distinct feeling that he is living in his own world on another planet.

Mugabe thinks he is indispensible. He has now deteriorated in his thought process to an extent where he thinks if he goes, Zimbabwe is doomed. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is sad that he does not even realise that the longer he stays the more the country is doomed. This is not just ridiculous but tragic.

The tragedy of Mugabe’s failure is that he does not realise he has failed in running the country — once the bread-basket of Southern Africa which he has ruined and turned into a basket-case with no national currency and with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world of more than 90%. Mugabe’s story after Independence is one of intermittent patches of success which has since mutated into a debilitating economic crisis that has impoverished a once-promising country.

Mugabe’s narcissistic attitude is such that he always thinks only about himself and sees himself as a victim. He avoids taking any responsibility whatsoever for the economic and political mess he has caused in the country, blaming everyone else but himself.

He told the party rally at Chipadze Stadium that some of his close lieutenants were working towards his demise, allegedly going to the extent of trying to influence outsiders to push for his ouster.

Mugabe’s narcissism is not difficult to understand. It is the product of a personality cult built around him by his bootlickers, who never dare tell him the truth and have always made him to believe that he is the wisest person in the country and that his word is gospel no matter how preposterous. Mugabe’s incompetence makes a mockery of the seven degrees he obtained, including one unbelievably in economics.

What is the purpose and value of having all those degrees when the country ends up in this morass where industries are working at 34,3% capacity utilisation and company closures and job losses are the order of the day?

Part of the problem is that he has never worked in a practical environment where he has run any enterprise profitably. Even in his own profession, he never rose from being teacher to a headmaster.

One only has to look at the First Family’s failure to run Gushungo Dairy as evidence of Mugabe’s lack of business acumen which has also caused the country’s economic ruin. It would be expecting nothing short of a miracle to expect Mugabe to run the country’s economy successfully when he cannot even manage a dairy farm.

When all is said and done, Mugabe’s stay in power will continue to spell doom for a country that is already on its knees through his continued mismanagement and ruinous policies.

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10 Responses to Mugabe’s narcissistic attitude destructive

  1. bhaka March 25, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    well said zaba.indeed even as.a teacher mugabe never rose to become even a headmaster or head teacher ,the man has serious leadership deficiences.

  2. Widza March 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    You have stated the obvious, everyone close to Mugabe could have told you these facts 20 years ago. Why not write something different and write about what should be done to deal with this man. Every week we have writers and opposition spokesmen bleating about Mugabe’s dictatorship- we are fed up of hearing the obvious. Lets focus on how to deal with him.

    • Sukuinushi March 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Widza u r probably the only lucid person in Zim. everyone is stuck in a rut of a thought trail governed by fear. It is time for action. Time to cure Zim’s cancer.

  3. Dopori March 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    @widza, how do you yourself think we should go about saving ourselves from this crazy situation we all are in?

  4. Maxwell March 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    well said Zaba. Here is another perspective: Zimbabweans in general are aa narsistic as Robert Mugabe. Zimbabweans only think about themselves as individuals not as a collective that can take collective action to take action against those that have made our country thel laughing stock of Africa. We see ourselves as victims of Mugabe’s and Zanu PF’s political mal-administration of Zimbabwe and we dont take political responsibility for allowing Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF for ruining our lives and our country.

  5. Musona March 25, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    I absolutely agree with author of this article that “Part of the problem is that he has never worked in a practical environment where he has run any enterprise profitably.
    “Even in his own profession, he never rose from being teacher to a headmaster”.
    Mugabe – waste of space. Totally clueless.

    • Bez March 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

      Well said…too many columnists stating the obvious.

  6. Tafadzwa March 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    Wabaya dede nemukanwa. So the big question I have is why are there so many even those that are forced to support Mugabe. I have always questioned Mugabe’s Economics education. He Mugabe unashamedly when he went about printing Zimbabwe Dollar notes said “a country does not get broke “? Now is that wilful ignorance or madness ?

    Just this week we had more evidence of Mugabe’s madness, when he supported the idiot called Zhuwawo on how best to chase investors

  7. Joe Sam March 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    Mose munotondishamisa macyber politicians flooded with collective cowardice. Pindaika mustreet tione kana musingachade nokuti 2018 yamakamirira yakarigwa kudhara!

  8. Jacobsz March 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    It has taken Zimbabwians 36 years to discover something that others knew in 1980.The big problem is that many are making millions( illegally) in the chaos whilst the majority are suffering.

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