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Kasukuwere Named In Court Papers As Behind Push To Dislodge Mnangagwa

Kasukuwere Named In Court Papers As Behind Push To Dislodge Mnangagwa

Exiled former Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, has been named in court papers as the person behind a recent push to dislodge President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power.

In an affidavit, ZANU PF’s Harare provincial chairperson Goodwills Masimirembwa claimed that Sybeth Musengezi, who challenged Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to power, was planted by Kasukuwere to cause chaos. Masimirembwa said:

lt is believed, on investigation by the district coordinating committee security that reports to me as chairman of DCC 4 Harare and also acting chairman of the Harare Province, that Applicant was “planted” into the relevant district, without the relevant credentials for political and other reasons by the former secretary for the commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere, with whom he is allegedly related.

Kasukuwere, who was forced into exile during the 2017 coup, is now being touted in some ZANU PF circles as Mnangagwa’s potential replacement in light of intensifying factional wars in the ruling party.

Mnangagwa wants the High Court to throw out Mausengezi’s application arguing that the challenge will reverse the gains he is making as Zimbabwe’s leader.

In an answering affidavit submitted on his behalf by ZANU PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu, Mnangagwa also wants the court to throw out the application because a sitting president cannot be tried. Mpofu’s affidavit reads in part: 

In this regard, it is common cause that the government led by His Excellency the President ED Mnangagwa has undertaken reforms to the economy through the Transitional Stabilisation Programme (2018-2020) and now the National Development Strategy, which have stabilised the economy, brought inflation down from 837% in June 2020 to 55% presently; it has brought economic growth estimated by the government to be approximately 7,80/0 for 2020-2021, the highest level of growth in Africa and supported by figures from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

It cannot be sensible or convenient for this Honourable court to be invited to upset these national programmes, at the whim of some unknown figure, whose background and credentials are suspect and boarder on factional political interests as alluded to in the supporting affidavits from (Masimirembwa). 

Musengezi, who is represented by lawyer Nqobani Sithole, wants the High Court to declare the November 19, 2017, Zanu PF central committee meeting that confirmed Mnangagwa as acting party president “unlawful and null and void”.

More: The Standard


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9 Comments

Tafman zins 6 months ago

It's true a sitting president cannot be tried by courts of law. Let zanu pf trial him as a party, if they find him guilty for not following the party constitution let him be removed then the courts of law will come in. But as we al know zanu haaa hapana hapana


Mulatoos 6 months ago

Haa kuma court uku kupedza nguva ,nkt vese variko ndeve zanu ava,he must b tried and removed zvachose,


Bruno mugandanga 6 months ago

Kana macourts ari eZANU PF zvichabuda kana arimainependent tichazviona


Jabu jabu 6 months ago

Kkk makuda kuramba kubva ka kkk chimbobvaiwo vamwe vambonakirwawo ne pachigaro hamuneti hre kubva Mugabe asati afa .iii ichtya mwari imi ma zanu pf


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Madala Banda 6 months ago

He he deee makuda kurambira kubva pachigaro kaa hanti you supported Mwonzora to take over MDC kuna Chamisa hezvo zvave mumba menyu.. Chandikufarira ndechekuti you are admitting that, your ascendancy into power has more doubts..that's why murikupa reasons ekuti hee tashandira nyika zvekubvisa inflation from 800% -50% zvinebasa rei izvozvo kana wakapinda zvisirizvo court ndaiite basa rayo kwete zvekuda ku blocker Musengezi uyo auya ne nhau yakanaka


chibaba 6 months ago

Let him be removed and tried kwacho generari vafanobata chigaro

R`G 6 months ago

he cannot be tried bur can be removed and tried

chibaba 6 months ago

He is sued as a zanu leader not president,these are two different entities@Ngwene
Ndipo patichaona court yenyu kt ndeyevanhu or bato

ngwene 6 months ago

Mnangagwa won't even go to court..... The constitution says "A sitting president cannot be tried"


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