‘Mugabe masterminds Zanu PF confusion’

OUTSPOKEN former Zanu PF youth leader, Godfrey Tsenengamu, yesterday threw brickbats at President Robert Mugabe, accusing him of subtly plotting to backstab and dump Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa the same way he unceremoniously pushed out his former deputy, Joice Mujuru, in 2014. BY STAFF REPORTER

Source: ‘Mugabe masterminds Zanu PF confusion’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 15, 2016

Tsenengamu, in a no-holds-barred article shown to NewsDay yesterday, equated Mugabe to a leopard, which does not change its spots, saying the veteran Zanu PF leader survives on divide-and-rule tactics.

“I can bet my last drop of blood and say to you, Mugabe is the man behind the ‘Mafioso Resolution’ and that’s typical of him to work in the background. [Zanu PF Mashonaland Central chairperson Dickson] Mafios is just, but a puppet on a mission on behalf of the President,” he said.

“Take it or leave it, but the truth stands and here is the truth: Mugabe is the creator, promoter and chief beneficiary of the artificial confusion in the Zanu PF party. Mnangagwa beware, your boss is after you.”

The former Mashonaland Central Zanu PF youth leader also claimed that Mugabe was behind the unprocedural amendment of the party constitution, which effectively scrapped the women’s quota system and established the contentious one centre of power principle.

“In 2014 towards the congress, Mugabe presided over politburo meetings, which fast-tracked amendments to the party constitution seeking to give him all the powers. This was done in the politburo despite the fact that the organ has no such powers,” alleged Tsenengamu.

He dismissed the G40 faction as “just a mere smokescreen” and running dogs for the veteran politician’s machinations.

“Leave [First Lady] Grace [Mugabe] out of this. Leave [Vice-President Phelekezela] Mphoko, [Higher Education minister Jonathan] Moyo, [Indigenisation minister Patrick] Zhuwao and [party commissar] Saviour Kasukuwere out of this. These are just overzealous beneficiaries of the President’s dirty tricks. The President divides and rules. He is good at creating sideshows,” he opined.

“We were used and dumped after we had delivered Mujuru’s ‘head’ to him and l foresee the same happening to the current favourites and foot soldiers after their successful tour of duty. Beware the leopard’s spots have not changed.”

Tsenengamu was axed with six other provincial youth executives on factionalism allegations. Efforts to get a comment from Kasukuwere or Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba were fruitless yesterday.


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    “We were used and dumped after we had delivered Mujuru’s ‘head’ to him and ……” said the garrulous Tsenengamu. Yes, mapenzi midziyo yevakangwara (idiots are tools of the clever ones). It’s a natural order of life that once a tool has served the master’s purpose & no longer useful for purpose then it is thrown in the rubbish bin; and nothing wrong with that. So, this foolish guy must accept that what happened to him & other fools of his ilk is indeed the only thing that could have happened to any idiot like him. A wise person does not allow himself to be used segejo. Kana uchishandiswa segejo kana muromo wegejo uri chituta (fool) and you belong to the dust of history.