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"Mugabe Supported Chamisa To Spite Mnangagwa"

The late former President Robert Mugabe reportedly decided to support the then MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s presidential bid in 2018 to spite his former deputy, President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

According to a document titled “Proposed Framework for the Reunification of ZANU PF”, authored by former Tourism minister Walter Mzembi and his G40 colleagues, after the 2017 military coup, Mugabe wanted to engage Mnangagwa but was shunned.

Speaking to NewsDay on Wednesday, Mzembi said that Mugabe wanted G40 members to be reinstated to the party and the Government and for their victimisation to end. Said Mzembi:

Read the document which I was authorised by Mugabe to take to Mnangagwa after protracted discussions and meetings between us.

This is how he envisaged reunification in the party: rapprochement and peace-building, and not this razz-mataz approach of fishing unsuspecting political juveniles on the back of granting them individual and family security.

This was not Mugabe’s approach; he was not selfish to the extent of wanting to cut a deal for himself back into ZANU PF to the exclusion of comrades who had sacrificed for him, standing with him on principle until the last.

Mnangagwa is said to have demanded that Mugabe endorses his candidature ahead of the 2018 elections.

In return, Mugabe wanted some decisions of the 19 November 2017 ZANU PF central committee meeting, which included his sacking from the party, to be re-visited.

Some of the G40 members who lost their positions after the military coup include former ministers Mandiitawepi Chimene (Manicaland provincial), Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao (Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare), Sydney Sekeramai (Defence), who lost his job soon after the coup, Walter Chidakwa (Mines), Jonathan Moyo (Higher and Tertiary Education), Ignatius Chombo (Finance) and Samuel Undenge (Energy).

More: NewsDay


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11 Comments

Gafa 1 month ago

Chero makange madzoswa vaMzembi zvii zvamaiitira vana veZimbabwe .Rate yaidzika here garai ikoko kwamuri Zanu pf muri vatengesi very ****


Stallion 1 month ago

voting for CCC is a new Dawn to all people of Zimbabwe new life new hope zanu yatadzq zvaramba they have tried their best but zvaramba


😖😖 1 month ago

@ g..... you made my day. you remind me its ( Mnangagwa) language. Zanu piii efuu hatiidiiii hatiidiiii hatiidiiii 🤣🤣🤣


MUJIBHA 1 month ago

Chamisa the Annointed-one. Voting for Chamisa is voting for Happiness. Voting for CCC is voting for a bright future. Chamisa represents the new world which annointed. Goodbye Old-People's-Home you are cursed for cannibalism


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Chinyararai nyaya dzaMugabe taneta nadzo plus agara aiparadza nyika hatina basa naye. ZANU iZANU whether yatongwa naEmmer or naMugabe

Vote CCC for change


g 1 month ago

chinhu chese chinhonzi zanu ngachieeende chigoeeendaaa hatichidiii hatichidiii hatichidiii


Mmmm 1 month ago

Mugabe realized that Chamisa would be a better leader than mnangagwa.


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Asalif 1 month ago

but to my point of view sucking of those strong members came as an advantage for the opposition because even Zanu pf supporters followed suit to quit the party I'm saying this because I'm one of them and my whole family left Zanu pf the way they removed Mugabe from power left division within the party which cannot be solved by anyone it needed Mugabe himself to point his or her successor at conference that is why you see respect is lacking for Mnangagwa


Hameno 1 month ago

Manga makanyararirei pese apa toita zviripo vote forCCC


Tintin 1 month ago

zvichinebasa rei nhai vamzembi plus iyo zanu yacho next year kunenge kusisina CCC yatiza nenyika.



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