We forgive, but won’t forget G40: Minister 

Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira has said Zanu PF was closely monitoring the movements of members of the G40 cabal, whom he said used to torment their rivals in the Team Lacoste faction at the height of internal squabbles in the ruling party.

Source: We forgive, but won’t forget G40: Minister – NewsDay Zimbabwe January 1, 2019


Speaking at a Christmas party held at Malwate in Marondera that was organised by the Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial leadership on Saturday, Chadzamira said the harassment and trauma they faced at the hands of G40, which was linked to former President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, was still fresh in their minds.

“A number of events have passed, so let’s forgive each other and let’s move in unity. But we don’t forget. We forgive, but we don’t forget. It was a phase of knowing each other. We now know each other, and we will be monitoring those whom we know are suspects,” he said.

A number of senior Zanu PF officials aligned to President Emmerson Mnangagwa were expelled from the party at the height of the fights pitting the two factions.

Chadzamira, who is also Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairperson, took a swipe at a group of war veterans who recently stormed Mnangagwa’s office demanding an improvement of their welfare.

“They lifted placards at Munhumutapa Building saying ‘ED (Mnangagwa) are we still together?’ Together where? True war veterans know protocol if they want something to be addressed. They should engage in dialogue,” he said.

Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairperson Joel Biggie Matiza said it was time to concentrate on development rather than politicking.

“This coming year, we need to work hard. We need to move forward with our President’s vision of putting the economy ahead of politics. It is the time to embrace the issue of devolution to develop our province,” he said.

Notables who attended the Christmas party include Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Apollonia Munzverengi, youth league provincial chairperson, Kelvin Mutsvairo, politburo members Mike Bimha and David Parirenyatwa, among others.


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    Ndebele 4 years ago

    Heartiest congratulations to the Ruling Party for saying that they cannot forget the G40. I believe that the people of Matabeleland also cannot forget about the 20 000 victims that Zanu murdered with the Fifth Brigade. Probably, the people of Zimbabwe cannot forget (right now anyway) what Zanu have done to the people of Zimbabwe since the year 2000 in terms of destroying the economy? No petrol, no bread, no money, no jobs, no medicines. This is truly wonderful legacy for Mugabe, ED, Chiwenga and Shiri. 20 000 murders. Millions displaced to the rest of the world. An internal Zanu coup. Gideon Gozo the Economis with the Printing Press and now we have a few more Zanu Gurus with their fingers in the Till – the RBZ Guv again with Bond Notes and Eco-cash. Ad of course the wonderful new Minister of Finance. Eddie cross will be getting a Knighthood for supporting all these people and telling the world that Zimbabwe is ready for business – Zanu style – do not forget to bring a brown paper bag with US$5000 in it for ED if you want to see him. Baron Peter Hein will be thinking that he is the born again Lord Soames – and they have created Heaven on earth in Zimbabwe just as Ruskin said when he was at Oxford. I mean – we are now all living the Zanu dream – no doctors or medicines. We can now call ED President Mzilakazi after the Gukuruhundi and the Harare army killings? What a hero ED is.