ZANU PF has lashed out at former party members, Godfrey Tsenengamu and Jimu Kunaka, who recently claimed there is strife within the ruling party.
Last week, Tsenengamu and Kunaka held media conferences where they said President Emmerson Mnangagwa should step down and allow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to take over.
ZANU PF Director for Information and Publicity, Tafadzwa Mugwadi, on Sunday, accused the duo of seeking the “unconstitutional ouster” of Mnangagwa, saying they are “playing with fire”. Said Mugwadi:
We have taken note of the threats issued by renegade and headless activists targeted at the President of the Republic.
The unsolicited false remarks by Godfrey Tsenengamu and the Chipangano violent hooligan Jimu Kunaka, suggesting strife between the President of the Second Republic, Cde Mnangagwa, and Vice President (Constantino) Chiwenga have no place in this Republic.
To even seek to invite our esteemed defence forces into these baseless claims, is most unfortunate.
… It is one thing to criticise Cde Mnangagwa as a ZANU PF President and First Secretary and a different thing altogether to seek the unconstitutional removal of him as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.
To attempt the latter, expressly or impliedly, will be tantamount to asking for tragic consequences. This tomfoolery must, therefore, just stop forthwith.
Mugwadi also demanded that Tsenengamu and Kunaka, both former ZANU PF youth leaders, should stop using the party’s regalia and trademarks. He said:
Abusing party-registered memorabilia and trademarks by expelled elements organising clandestine Press conferences to undermine our party and leadership is indeed going too far, it must just stop.
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