‘Mnangagwa is second to Mugabe’

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ‘Mnangagwa is second to Mugabe’ 21 July 2014 by Staff reporter

ZANU-PF youth league yesterday claimed Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa was the second in command to President Robert Mugabe in a new twist in the battle to succeed the 90-year-old leader.

Edson Chakanyuka, the deputy youth league leader, in introducing Mnangagwa at the belated 21st February Movement celebrations at Kaguvi Training Centre near Gweru, said the minister was not only the leading politician in the Midlands, but was second to Mugabe nationally.

“He is our leader in the province and we don’t expect anyone else to come to this province and claim leadership. Our leader here (Mnangagwa) is only second to Mugabe. He has no other leaders ahead of him except Mugabe,” Chakanyuka said.

The statements that are likely to unsettle some in the ruling party echoed central committee member Victor Matemadanda proclamation that Mnangagwa was the most senior member in the party after Mugabe.

However, Mnangagwa appeared to be downplaying the youth league endorsement telling them to be loyal to the party and not individuals.

“My lesson to you is that you should be loyal to the party first and not to individuals. Loyalty should not be to Mnangagwa because the party is bigger than individuals. If you are able to be loyal to the party then it will be easy for you to be loyal to those who lead in the party,” he said.

Mnangagwa had praises for Mugabe saying some 52 years ago he struggled to contain them as they were filled with anger against the white colonial regime.

“Some 52 years ago we were your age and had energy and anger against the whites and Mugabe had to struggle to put us on the leash,” he said.

Zanu-PF youth secretary Absolom Sikhosana called on the youths to allow Mugabe to rule the country “until he is tired”.

Mnangagwa has been accused of leading a faction in Zanu-PF that is wrestling for control of the party with another one allegedly led by Vice-President Joice Mujuru in the event that Mugabe leaves the scene.

COMMENTS

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    Over half way through the year and they are still celebrating The Old fog’s death day (sorry birthday). What is the matter with these pea brain goons?How much cake can one old goat have in one year?

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    todii zvazvo 7 years ago

    Mad Cow diseased minds!

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    Shamhu YeNhanzva 7 years ago

    Wait a minute. There were celebrating what? Where did they get the money for these “celebrations?” That was a rhetoric question. We all know that ZANU PF are the masters of looting.

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      publicprotector 7 years ago

      Negative if you look at the municipalities, zesa and donor funds – MDC-T take the national award for looting, its the only award they won outright.

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    Hihihihijihihihihihihi, kelekekeke

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    tendayi 7 years ago

    well I wld take that headline as true coz others there got up there owing to a quota system ie Gender/ZAPU and not merit up the leader

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    mujibha 7 years ago

    This was organised by by the croc, they were not celebrating uncle’s birth/deathday, the croc, only wanted them to sprade the word he is the second to mugabe.

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    That bodyguard hello!

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    Sonofngwazi 7 years ago

    WHO CARES, WHO THE HELL IS THAT IDIOT TO MAKE A CHOICE FOR ZIMBABWEANS, NOONE WILL IMPOSE A LEADER ON ZIMBABWEANS.
    THAT’S WHY I ALWAYS SAY DEAL WITH THIS LIVING CREATURE( ZANU) THEN U CAN ATTEND TO OTHER ISSUES

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    NO MAKARANGA SHALL EVER RULE THIS COUNTRY! ONLY THE ENGLISH, THE ZEZURU, ARE THE CHOSEN ONES!

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    Did Munangagwa(the crocodile )not lose an election in Kwe Kwe some years back ?

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    Nhekairo 7 years ago

    Carrying the master’s briefcase and proof-reading his statements as well as polishing his shoes does not make anybody the master’s second in charge.

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    Mena Bona 7 years ago

    Probably he has earned credos, in the Zim Youth League, because he was the man in charge of the Gukarahundi, so he must be a hero. Imagine presiding over genocide then been rewarded with the highest office in the land by a bunch of brain washed imbeciles.

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    Not all ar interested in this man. Hakunawo vatsva here mu Zanu

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    Mujuru or Mnangagwa will never rule Zimbabwe, Bob is just playing them against each other. Gono and Grace are likely candidates.

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    gonohori 7 years ago

    zve basa reyi?

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    Ndaneta ndaneta 7 years ago

    The young man was just boot licking as is the norm in the party

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    Mukanya 7 years ago

    Bootlicking/Assholelicking are akin.

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    munzwa 7 years ago

    he will take it anyway!!!, never won an election on his own merits I am told….funny how we all accept that the next zanu head will be national president!!!!

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    he is scond i blve and the only prson to kp zanu pf alve after hs exllnce is him

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    african child 7 years ago

    only the elite shall rule from within zanu others are only barking for nothing