Chiwenga recalls Operation Restore Legacy

Chiwenga recalls Operation Restore Legacy

Chiwenga recalls Operation Restore Legacy

Source: Chiwenga recalls Operation Restore Legacy – NewsDay Zimbabwe February 12, 2018

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday told Zanu PF supporters in Marondera that Operation Restore Legacy, which he commandeered last November, was meant to safeguard the ruling party’s legacy.

By Jairos Saunyama

 

Addressing a Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) at Malwate in Marondera, Chiwenga said had the army not intervened, Zanu PF was at risk of being destroyed the same way Zambia’s revolutionary party, UNIP, was wiped out of the country’s history books.

“The army, parliamentarians, war veterans, ex-detainees and the masses with the guidance of God went out because there was disorder on our God-given land. What was happening? Even those who were kids in 1980 were saying we do not care about you going to war. That must not be done. Our icon, who was with us during the liberation struggle, was now being surrounded by these people. If we had allowed that to happen, it means that our party was going to be history,” he said.

“We were going to be like UNIP of Zambia, the party liberated east and south, it liberated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia. All were liberated by UNIP while still in power. But now, if we meet them we just say we were liberated by the people of Zambia, what else can we say? Is that what you wanted? This is what we were against, and this is what the masses of Zimbabwe refused.”

Chiwenga said government and the ruling party would take care of Mugabe and that they will never ignore the leader who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

“We are going to take care of him (Mugabe) forever, we will not forsake him. But others wanted to take advantage of him anticipating taking over power, which power? We have learnt that if we relax, those are the consequences. If we do not guard our party, those are the consequences,” he said.

Chiwenga, who was in the company of his wife Marry, hailed First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa for surrendering the Chirumanzu-Zibagwe seat to focus on national developmental projects.

He also disclosed that the politburo had agreed to incorporate members of the general staff into the National Constitutional Assembly.

“In the last politburo, we agreed that all members of the general staff be co-opted into the NCA with immediate effect. No one is left out and let’s work hard for the party and make sure that we win elections,” he said.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
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    The soldiers rush with gusto to protect their own from some apparently overzealous police officers. they may be right in doing that. But, we know for sure they wouldn’t have cared to do the same if it were civilians who had been attacked by police – even for not reason at all. In fact, what generally happens in Zim is: the same security forces closing rank & teaming up against innocent civilians.

    So, who will ever protect the civilians of Zim from the security forces? All security arms believe they are their control and harass the civilians. They don’t appreciate that they are there to actually protect the civilian masses – who actually pay them through their taxes.

    Cry the beloved country!

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      Ndebele 4 months

      Patriotism is the last refuge of a scounderel.

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    tiki 4 months

    Scary. Very scary. What are the implications?

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    Gomba 4 months

    Moving gingerly towards China model of democracy. Only difference is, in China economic saboteurs are executed, in Zimbabwe they’re promoted to even higher office. “Mugabe imbavha, Mambo Marange imbavha, mwese mwuri mbavha. Ndege dzinouya apa usiku mangwana mangwana kotora ngoda. Kana mwana wangu hachinaba ichi ichi. Ungobara ngeyi wakatorerwa ngembwa?”

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    Gomba 4 months

    In the China model that Zimbabwe is adopting, they groom and choose the best brains / visionaries to run the country.

    In Zimbabwe the best thieves, murderous lead. Poverty and underdevelopment is the result hence foreigners are tripping over each other to gorge themselves on the hapless country.