“I Refused To Deputise Mnangagwa”

Source: “I Refused To Deputise Mnangagwa” | ZimEye

By Paul Nyathi |ZAPU President Dumiso Dabengwa says that he declined the offer extended to him by President Emerson Mnangagwa to be one of the Vice Presidents in his new government.

Addressing about 300 people who took part in a Gukurahundi march at Stanley Hall in Makokoba Township Bulawayo on Friday, Dabengwa said he declined the offer because he made a personal vow never to work with ZANU PF ever again.

The veteran politician and freedom fighter said that he declined the offer despite pressure from even some people within his party and the Matabeleland region whi were pushing him to take the position.

“I refused to take the offer on a matter of principle as I made a personal vow never to work in a ZANU PF government whatever it took,” he said.

“Some people were calling me at night, some coming to my home trying to convince me to take up the position but I declined.”

President Mnangagwa’s chief advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa has however always declared it as false that Mnangagwa approached any members of the opposition asking them to join his government claiming that instead opposition party members including Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC-T were pushing Mnangagwa to include them in his government.


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    Kutama 5 years ago

    Good man and well done.

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    Munya 5 years ago

    Mutsvangwa is draft to say the least! Why would you play the role of Charamba in this case. You want to be everyone. Both ED and CM betrayed RGM. This marriage was working between disposed CM and VP while RGM was king. Betrayal at its best.

    A few weeks back Chris told media that Chamatama was approached into a unity government but refused. Today its a different story, no one in the opposition was ever approached. Dementia at its peak