Treasonous Chimene loses plot

Source: Treasonous Chimene loses plot | The Sunday Mail Jul 31, 2016

The Sharp Shooter Vukani Madoda
The public rant against Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, a sitting Vice President, by the Minister of Manicaland Provincial Affairs Cde Mandiitawepi Chimene, in full view of the President and Head of State and Government, was in bad taste for so many reasons.

An unapologetic and unbridled Cde Chimene savaged the Vice President who was sitting on Cde Mugabe’s right hand side in a televised show that was witnessed by thousands of war veterans who had come to show their support for President Mugabe following a vicious communiqué that had been released the other week.

No war veteran worth his or her salt has dared to claim ownership and authorship of the said communique.

While we respect Cde Chimene’s democratic right to public outburst and her enjoyment of freedom of speech albeit raw, undiplomatic and explicit as it is; she should at least have had the decency to differentiate herself from the angry outburst of known enemies of the State such as Tajamuka, Pastor Evan, Acie Lumumba or Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC.

Attacking the country’s second-in-command in full view of the whole world gives our enemies the impetus to also deride the VP without fear of retribution.

In fact, it gives the Lumumbas and the Douglas Mahiyas of this world the motivation to go a step further and undermine the authority President Mugabe himself.

The wanton public humiliation of the VP, by a member of his own party, can only exacerbate civil strife, alarm and despondency as various fly-by-night protesters can start to believe that it is acceptable to call for the resignation of a constitutionally elected President.

A case in point is one Patson Dzamara who erroneously now believes that it is normal to protest for the sake of protesting.

Cde Mnangagwa was appointed by President Mugabe to assist him in the dissemination of his duties and therefore attacking him like that is tantamount to undermining the authority of the President.

Going a step further to suggest that if the President is not able to relieve his lieutenant of his duties then she, Cde Chimene, could call for a special congress to help the President fire one of his most trusted right-hand men, is as shocking as it is treasonous.

The war veteran’s solidarity gathering at Zanu PF headquarters was supposed to have gone without incident but Cde Chimene decided to take matters into her own hands and settle personal vendettas in public.

The purpose of that meeting was to show President Mugabe that the war veterans are still a united front who support his leadership.

It was meant to prove to any doubting Thomas that the ill-gotten communique was the work of a few rogue and disgruntled sell-outs who persistently munch soar grapes in the false belief that the bitter taste of being expelled from Zanu PF will go away.

Regrettably, Cde Chimene decided to wade into the murky water of factionalism and successionist politics. Most of us cringed, our intestines twisted and turned, wondering where Cde Chimene had missed the plot.

G40 and Lacoste were not the agenda of the bona fide war veterans meeting.

Surely, this was not the right platform to discuss such issues.

But our enemies rubbed their hands in glee, who could blame them? Cde Chimene had just spoilt everything.

MDC-T, which has been in shambles following the recent controversial elevation of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri to the vice-presidency of the party, surely enjoyed this debacle. Insubordination and indiscipline should never be tolerated in Zanu PF. The ruling party is principled and it follows procedure.

Cde Chimene’s stance, which might bred a spirit of defiance amongst the general citizenry by default, should never be allowed to flourish in the ruling party.

Otherwise we will have party members wantonly attacking each other or the First Secretary of the party, in public.

Political meetings are constantly held behind closed doors, take those opportunities to discuss whatever pertinent issues you might have.

Our enemies are no longer far afield, they are right in our midst. If we allow them to infiltrate us, they will overrun us.



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    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    Someone should sue these clowns – “Morgan Tsvangirai is a known enemy of the State”. Then again, with the judiciary we have, better to keep quiet for now and keep a copy of the newspaper.

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    Reverend 6 years ago

    It had to be the Sunday mail dribble!

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    Yayano 6 years ago

    Zimpapers once again abusing the word treason. Why wasn’t Chimene then arrested?

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    Zvanyanya 6 years ago

    The Sharp Shooter Vukani Madoda, I am surprised you call what Chimene said a ‘public rant’. The use of the word ‘rant’ makes you a biased reporter just singing for his bread. I give you credit for rightfully recognising that Munangagwa is a sitting VP whose office deserves better treatment. But did you write the same the time Cde Mujuru was being publicly humiliated? That makes you a ‘Lacoste’ sympathiser. You say Chimene was not supposed to say what she said in full view of the President and Head of State and Government. Are trying to tell me the President was not briefed on what Chimene was going to say prior to her taking to the podium? What I know from experience is the president is always briefed to avoid surprises, unless you are implying there is something wrong in the manner things are being run in the president’s office these days. If you think Cde Mugabe was surprised just as you to hear Chimene ‘rant in public’ then think again. So, it is the height of folly and wishful thinking for you to think Chimene undermined the authority of the president. Sharp Shooter, you never said the authority of the president was being undermined when Mujuru was being publicly humiliated, why now? You also say ‘no war veteran worth his or her salt has dared to claim ownership and authorship the war veterans communique’. Are qualified to measure war veterans? Are you forgetting that a meeting was held at Raylton and the communique was read out by the war veterans? Don’t you know those war vets Sharp Shooter? Are you saying those war veterans are not worth the salt? You write ‘MDC-T, which has been in shambles following the recent controversial elevation of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri’ suggesting the problems at MDC-T is solved. Is it? You write ‘the ruling party is principled and it follows procedure’. Does it? Well what Chimene said/did is typical of Zanu PF principles and procedures. The VP office and other public offices are not respected at all. Have you forgotten how Grace attacked Mujuru and Chiwenga? Have you forgotten how Mutsvangwa attacked Mujuru? Have you forgotten how Munangagwa and Oppa attacked Mujuru? And now that Chimene has attacked Munangagwa you say Zanu PF is principled and follows procedure. Hypocrisy! I do not condone any public attack on a sitting VP or on anyone. It is disrespectful and worse when it is by the juniors in the same part. I would have expected the Sharp Shooter…i.e. if he/she was sharp, to write these things and to be consistence. The Sharp Shooter is fighting in the corner of so called Lacoste and is trying unsuccessfully to hide his/her identity. The way VP Mujuru was attacked and removed from VP position was bad. The manner VP Munangagwa is being attacked is equally bad. If anything, I have nothing against Munangagwa. But the same Munangagwa was behind the attacks and eventual removal of another VP. What goes around comes around. That is Zanu PF for you. I have nothing against Munangagwa, but I do not dine with hypocrites like the Sharp Shooter and Munangangwas. I personally believe Munangagwa has a good economic vision for Zimbabwe. I have no doubt under him, Zimbabwe can get out of the present economic doldrums. Under RGM, there is no hope at the end of the tunnel. If RGM was a CEO of Zimbabwe Ltd, the board was supposed to have fired him very long back. |

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    C Frizell 6 years ago

    A sadly comical Bandit Nation that absolutely no one can take seriously.

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    Mazano Rewayi 6 years ago

    Mhembwe rudzi…., but seriously, “Our enemies are no longer far afield, they are right in our midst”. Could this be an an admission that defeat is imminent???