Game over for vanquished #mugabe and Mujuru [?!]

via The Telescope News – Game over for vanquished Mugabe and Mujuru… Mnangagwa and Muchinguri wait in the wings By Itai Gwatidzo Mushekwe 4 June 2014

  • President Robert Mugabe’s succession race over.
  • Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander, Constantine Chiwenga, reportedly orders Mugabe to endorse Emmerson Mnangagwa, as replacement.
  • Oppah Muchinguri, Jonathan Moyo and Sydney Sekeramayi surface as, Mnangagwa regime VP favourite picks.
  • Countdown to a new Zanu PF regime.
  • Mnangagwa to reconfigure Zanu PF.
  • Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) allegedly throws weight behind Mnangagwa takeover, amid fears of purges, by his anticipated coming new administration.

President Robert Mugabe, and VP, Joice Mujuru, have been vanquished by their closet party foes, with fresh details emerging that Zanu PF Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri is readying to seize control of Mujuru’s current post, The Telescope News, can reveal.

If things are to go by our latest briefings, both Mujuru and Mugabe could be out of office before the end of the year, as hard-line military generals and long serving secret service operatives, have reportedly completed a mind map and political strategy to install Mnangagwa, as the second republic president of Zimbabwe, with equal enthusiasm to appoint Muchinguri as the new vice president under the justice minister, our investigations collaborate.

The dreaded State spy agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), is also said to be now fully backing Mnangagwa, and concurring with military generals for both Mujuru and Mugabe to call it a day before Christmas.

“At this stage anything can happen,” a Zanu PF insider said this week. “The CIO appear to have realised that, Mnangagwa is the only candidate who can perpetuate the status quo, and bring some stability in a post-Mugabe era. They are now pushing for the party to appoint Mnangagwa, as the definite successor to Mugabe, and want him to finish off Mugabe’s term in office.”

The Telescope News, has recently been covering the puzzling dynamics of Mugabe’s succession issue, with new revelations that the Zanu PF strongman is set for the exit door by December 2014, and might cancel a planned party elective congress in the same month, to pave way for the military to install Mnangagwa, who is already in a deal with the top echelons of the army to prop his presidential ambitions.

Women’s league boss, Muchinguri, information minister Jonathan Moyo, and defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi are now the sure trio to fill in the country’s two vice president slots, according to a Mnangagwa faction member. Indications are that Muchinguri, might sail through using the gender card, while Sekeramayi can easily make the grade, due to his long time relationship with Mnangagwa, sources said. Sekeramayi, like Mnangagwa has presided over influential ministerial posts including State Security, during the lifespan of the power sharing government with the opposition MDC.

Triumphant: Joice Mujuru and her allies are expected to win control of the majority of provinces. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP)

The hammer has fallen heavy on Mujuru, thus hampering what seemed to be a golden opportunity to succeed Mugabe a few years ago, for an array of reasons listed below:

  • Power impatience- Mujuru has shown impatience in waiting out Mugabe to leave off, on his accord, without piling pressure on him to go, especially through her late husband, General Solomon Mujuru, who is loathed for allegedly attempting to use Simba Makoni to topple Mugabe via, the Mavambo party project.
  • Mujuru has also fallen out with Grace Mugabe, following her badly timed comments last year while commemorating, the first anniversary of General Mujuru’s death, at the family farm in Beatrice. The VP said Mugabe could soon be called by God, since he was approaching 90 years : “We know that the president will soon be 90, and God might decide to call him. He has taught us a lot on how to lead the party,” she said at the time. “Zanu PF will never die because President Mugabe is no longer there; there are people who now can lead the party.”
  • The VP has been accused of having links with foreign intelligence services, chiefly from the U.S and Great Britain.
  • Didymus Mutasa’s poor health, is said to have cost her faction political time, as he was away in India during the year, when he was badly needed to push the agenda of the Zanu PF elective congress, as party secretary for administration. Mutasa, was also reportedly going to push for former central bank governor, Gideon Gono, to be roped into cabinet as finance minister, using his proximity to Mugabe, in having Gono re-joining government to boost the Mujuru faction, but he has failed.
  • Mujuru is also said to be reeling, from the defection of minister Saviour Kasukuwere, to the Mnangagwa camp. Kasukuwere, is allegedly giving the Mnangagwa faction intelligence about the Mujuru faction, which he is previously thought to have been belonging to.



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    Roving Eagle 8 years ago

    The problem is with the Chiwengas. That old guard should have retired a long time ago, yet because they hold guns they they are the ones with power they don’t know how to use. It’s sad when Chiwenga,not the people, decides you the next president of Zimbabwe is.

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      Roving Ambassador 8 years ago

      This militarization phase did happen in Ghana and Nigeria. I am afraid we are going to go through it as well. Our salvation is in speeding up the process of going through it. The destruction of the economy is not on their side. They are betting on their Chinese masters to carry them along.
      The selling off the country to the Chinese will expose the Junta as for what they are,thieves and opportunists.
      Their downfall is imminent.

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    sparks 8 years ago

    Its just rumors

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    Tjingababili 8 years ago


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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    Its obvious. Also western intelligence fast asleep like they were in 1980. So naive gullible.

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      Don Cox 8 years ago

      I doubt if Zimbabwe is a high priority for Western intelligence services. In fact it is likely to be near the bottom of the list, and assigned to junior staff.

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    Suzie 8 years ago

    Thought the military was meant to be apolitical in a democracy? Hang on this is Zim we are talking about.

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    mark longhurst 8 years ago

    Something needs to happen before the crocodile takes over, if he has the cio on his side everyone who is not a party member is dead, appeal to your brothers in the army to walk out now..

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      Don Cox 8 years ago

      There will certainly be mass arrests. This is why they need additional prison guards.

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    It is a great shame that Peter Walls did not call a coup back in 1980.

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    Pointless! ZANU must go.

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    Justice 8 years ago

    A past master of bloodshed and corruption….oh what a delightful future Zimbabwe has to look forward to, with him ruling.

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    Rwendo 8 years ago

    With the late Mujuru removed and Dabengwa out of the party, its not clear who can stand up to the men in uniform and dark glasses.

    But Mugabe may manage a counter move so as to stay in State House.

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    Moses 8 years ago

    the plot thickens as militarisation approaches. Mugabe is fully implicit in this plan which will protect him. Zanu PF will be no more but it will take at least another 10 years

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    Charles Chamunorwa 8 years ago

    Mugabe is a dictator. Dictators don’t relinguish power the world over

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    This is the kind of story that leads people into debating a mirage while the heart of the matter is much further away.It’s either so much hot air from a novice political commentator or a deliberate plant for us the ignorant povo to chew on in beerhalls while the big boys take real care of these rather rotten bones of contention in the Zanu succesion matrix.

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    it is a fitting end for mugabe… kicked out of power by his own bodyguard….
    in the final analysis, not a single loyal soul left in the entire country despite a 34 year rule by patronage.

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    son of soil 8 years ago

    This mlitariation is all very phony. Zimbabwean war time generals and the gun was controlled by the politics.Politics lead the gun. The congress will go on as planned and the people will decide the leadership. A smooth change over will occur, the question is what happens post the transition.

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      Parangeta 8 years ago


      ‘The Guns’ lead ‘The Politicians’, here mate!
      n’Gwenya just bit off n’Yasa n’Yoka’s head!

      n’Gwenya should just declate a coupe d’etat,
      while the n’Nyasa n’Yoka’s in Zing-Zongland.

      Zimbabwe goes from the fry pan into the fire!!!!

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    KingZimuto 8 years ago

    Do you think the old man will just give power like that on a silver platter? Chiwenga will belittled first before his dream come true. Just wait and see. Before year-end the term of the junta will expire. Mark my words.

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    vikela 8 years ago

    Lets wait and see, mnangagwa can’t be zim’s president

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      Ruwarabuda Nyamhute 8 years ago

      Hold your cards, comrades, dear Zimbabweans, and ask yourself: Is there any veracity or grain of truth in this story? Haven’t we heard these kinds of yarns before? About Mugabe being ready to pack his bags and retire to Malaysia, etc? About the military caudillos ordering him to hang on after the 2008 defeat?

      I am not disparaging the author of this article, but let us not be deluded into flights of fantasy to escape our little ZANU PF created hell on earth. At the moment it is simply inconvenciable to imagine Robert Gabriel Mugabe giving it all up. Power is his bread and butter (or more appropriate sadza nemufushwa unedowi)and he just can’t live without it until death do us a favour.

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        Parangeta 8 years ago

        Maybe so, but at 90 his ‘sadza n’derere’ is
        bitter in his toothless mouth.

        The Nyasa Nyoka is slithering away into the
        mists of history, as is ZPF.

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    biend 8 years ago

    I will believe it when I see it,I think some CID Officials dish out misinformation to keep speculation going and veering attention from real pressing issues,the economy and jobs

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    maita 8 years ago

    If you follow the news from this site Telescope News they will tell you news from Mars as if they are from Zimbabwe.

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    Comrade His Most High Robert Mugabe said ;-

    Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people’s votes and the people’s guns are always inseparable twins.