Kasukuwere goes berserk

via Kasukuwere goes berserk – DailyNews Live 21 May 2015

HARARE – Zanu PF’s deadly factional and succession wars rose a notch higher yesterday when embattled national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere made sensational claims that some of his senior party colleagues were brazen thieves and criminals who were robbing the poor blind.

Addressing supporters at a rally in the capital city to drum up support for Zanu PF Harare East by-election candidate Terence Mukupe, the angry Kasukuwere — reeling from the party’s intractable infighting that has lately seen him being accused of having designs at President Robert Mugabe’s and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s positions — shot from the hip, threatening that some officials would be expelled from the party soon.

Party insiders who spoke to the Daily News last night claimed that it was clear that “the stress is getting to Tyson (Kasukuwere)” and that the diatribe was directed at secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo — given the opposing positions that the two men had taken over the party’s representation in the divisive Harare East party primaries.

Reports indicated yesterday that Kasukuwere was due to suspend Zanu PF Harare province yesterday evening.

While Kasukuwere successfully backed Mukupe, including when the matter went to court, Chombo and the whole Harare province leadership supported Mavis Gumbo — with the saga still far from over even after Mnangagwa ruled that Mukupe would be the party candidate in the June 10 by-elections boycotted by the MDC.

It was thus, ironic that Kasukuwere and Chombo attended a function together early yesterday morning, and were expected to jointly address the subsequent rally.

But given the palpable tension between the two bigwigs, Chombo opted — unsurprisingly — to leave for another event in Chitungwiza, with well-placed sources telling the Daily News that the Local Government minister was still insisting that Gumbo, and not Mukupe, would represent the party in next month’s by-election for the seat.

And Kasukuwere would seemingly have none of it, going on a savage attack against criminal and thieving party bigwigs that left the few supporters in attendance shell-shocked.

Kasukuwere’s detractors allege that the combative and youthful Cabinet minister is a prominent member of the party’s ambitious Young Turks that is known by the moniker Generation 40 (G40), and some of them as the so-called Gang of Four, who stand accused of trying to grab power from Mugabe and Mnangagwa.

War veterans and influential Zanu PF official Oppah Muchinguri have also recently jumped on the bandwagon, accusing the G40 of plotting to oust Mugabe from power — in a manner former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies were similarly accused of engaging in treason, leading to their ruthless purging from the party and government.

Kasukuwere said bluntly yesterday that those who had boycotted the rally knew that he (Kasukuwere) did not associate with thieves.

“We will not be blackmailed or intimidated. They cannot be here because they can’t be with me because I don’t believe in their agenda. I will not share a stage with thieves.

“You are surviving by stealing people’s blood. You survive from stealing from the people and making operators pay everyday. I will rather come alone than to be accompanied by criminals in Zanu PF regalia,” Kasukuwere added.

Chombo, acting Zanu PF Harare provincial chairman Godwills Masimirembwa and Zanu PF Harare provincial youth leader Godwin Gomwe did not attend the rally, although they had all attended the earlier function.

Kasukuwere vowed that he would take head-on any internal elements that opposed party decisions.

“I am one of the biggest political thugs. If you are looking for big thugs in Zanu PF, I am one of them. Some of these small little thugs who think they are bigger than the party are playing with fire. Come to the ground and I will deal with you. Come and I will teach you a lesson.

“For the first time, they have met their match. I will not be cowed by thugs. I will tell them the truth. We stood against Mujuru’s corrupt cabal and we won and what can stop us,” Kasukuwere, who is nicknamed Tyson for his combative political style, boasted.

And he was not finished. He went on to accuse some party leaders of using cooperatives to make money.

“You are taking advantage of the suffering of the people to line your pockets at the expense of the people and we say no to corruption. This matter is getting out of hand. Some people think that to lead is to make people suffer and that cooperatives are money-making ventures.

“Harare should be behind President Mugabe and not thieves and criminals who think they can be arrogant to the party. Your time is up, we will send you packing. Zanu PF is for us all. Let us not abuse President Mugabe and the First Lady for our own selfish agendas.

“The fight in this province of Harare is a fight between evil and right, between righteousness and those who want to be corrupt and steal from the people. We will never be scared of anyone. If you think you must use your position to steal from the poor, pasi newe (down with you),” the fired-up Kasukuwere said.

He singled out the party’s Harare youths for special criticism, accusing them of extortion.

“Jim Kunaka and his gang used to collect money from commuter omnibuses using the party’s name. Now we are seeing the youths taking money from women at the market stalls. You hear someone say I am chairman. Chairman wechii? Chairman wekuba (What chairman? A thieving chairman?).

“We were watching as people were being abused but it’s now time up. We will send them packing,” Kasukuwere warned.

The Zanu PF political commissar also warned that some party members were on the verge of expulsion for challenging Mugabe’s leadership.

“If there are some who are dreaming they are free to continue dreaming. The leadership has chosen the candidate (Mukupe). That is the only Zanu PF candidate.

“If they don’t want you, then they don’t want you. If they want you, they want you. If you are a child of Zanu PF, you listen to the party and its decisions.

“There are some who are close to being dismissed from the party. You do not challenge the leadership of President Mugabe. You don’t use position and authority invested in you by the party to undermine the party.

“I want to tell you that cellphones don’t rule. This business of phoning each other and giving out instruction is nonsense. You listen to the party or you go and form your own party,” Kasukuwere thundered further.

COMMENTS

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    CHOMBO beware. Hanzi naTyson nguva yako yokuba yavakuda kupera.
    Chitoba zvechigume-gume. KKKkkkkkkkkkkk.

    NaGomwe, hanzi beware, unonorima madhumbe asingameri naJimmy Kunaka. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

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    R Judd 7 years ago

    This is news. I thought he was berzerk all along

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    ananian 7 years ago

    ZANU PF is Mugabe, Kasukuwere or anyone can go packing as long as Mugabe is still alive. Mutasa, Mujuru, Gumbo and others who formed ZANU PF were send packing. Jonathan Moyo, Mnangagwa and July Moyo, in 2004 were ain the wilderness after the Tsholotsho declaration, Mnangagwa was Minister of Rural and Amenities. What a mockery for someone who has been in high profile minstry such as defense, security and legal affairs. Thus Mugabe for you Kasukwere. Joshua Nkomo is alleged to have escaped to Botswana in the mid eighties wearing a dress. Enos Nkala and Edgar Tekere very important men in Mugabe, who introduce him to ZANU PF and ensured Mugabe’s welcome with the Tangwenas, died almost a villain after failing to agree with Mugabe. So Kasukuwere whatever muscles you think you have remember and acknowledge they begin and end with Mugabe. The only way for any one in ZANU PF to exercise real power is to do away with monopolistic power of Mugabe. His power is derived from CIO, Army and the ill gotten money. He has impoverished almost every one and whoever access the handouts by way of accessing diamonds, corrupt deals or hefty packages leaks Mugabe’s boots. That way he ensure Mugabe is protected from any one since he controls those wealth sources. DO WAY WITH MUGABE and them Legitimate PEOPLE POWER WILL RETURN

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    ananian 7 years ago

    ZANU PF is Mugabe, Kasukuwere or anyone can go packing as long as Mugabe is still alive. Mutasa, Mujuru, Gumbo and others who formed ZANU PF were send packing. Jonathan Moyo, Mnangagwa and July Moyo, in 2004 were ain the wilderness after the Tsholotsho declaration, Mnangagwa was Minister of Rural and Amenities. What a mockery for someone who has been in high profile minstry such as defense, security and legal affairs. Thus Mugabe for you Kasukwere. Joshua Nkomo is alleged to have escaped to Botswana in the mid eighties wearing a dress. Enos Nkala and Edgar Tekere very important men in Mugabe, who introduce him to ZANU PF and ensured Mugabe’s welcome with the Tangwenas, died almost a villain after failing to agree with Mugabe. So Kasukuwere whatever muscles you think you have remember and acknowledge they begin and end with Mugabe. The only way for any one in ZANU PF to exercise real power is to do away with monopolistic power of Mugabe. His power is derived from CIO, Army and the ill gotten money. He has impoverished almost every one and whoever access the handouts by way of accessing diamonds, corrupt deals or hefty packages leaks Mugabe’s boots. That way he ensure Mugabe is protected from any one since he controls those wealth sources. DO WAY WITH MUGABE and them Legitimate PEOPLE POWER WILL RETURN. Please be warned Kasukuwere. The other poly of Mugabe power favouring you for position you are ill qualified so that he controls you. When you do wrong when you are still in his books, or he feels you are still useful to bully others he will protect you. When you seem to threaten him, those files will be pulled and you will be shown to the door or zip up.

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    ananian 7 years ago

    ZANU PF is Mugabe, Kasukuwere or anyone can go packing as long as Mugabe is still alive. Mutasa, Mujuru, Gumbo and others who formed ZANU PF were send packing. Jonathan Moyo, Mnangagwa and July Moyo, in 2004 were ain the wilderness after the Tsholotsho declaration, Mnangagwa was Minister of Rural and Amenities. What a mockery for someone who has been in high profile minstry such as defense, security and legal affairs. Thus Mugabe for you Kasukwere. Joshua Nkomo is alleged to have escaped to Botswana in the mid eighties wearing a dress. Enos Nkala and Edgar Tekere very important men in Mugabe, who introduce him to ZANU PF and ensured Mugabe’s welcome with the Tangwenas, died almost a villain after failing to agree with Mugabe. So Kasukuwere whatever muscles you think you have remember and acknowledge they begin and end with Mugabe. The only way for any one in ZANU PF to exercise real power is to do away with monopolistic power of Mugabe. His power is derived from CIO, Army and the ill gotten money. He has impoverished almost every one and whoever access the handouts by way of accessing diamonds, corrupt deals or hefty packages leaks Mugabe’s boots. That way he ensure Mugabe is protected from any one since he controls those wealth sources. DO WAY WITH MUGABE and them Legitimate PEOPLE POWER WILL RETURN. Please be warned Kasukuwere. The other poly of Mugabe power favouring you for position you are ill qualified so that he controls you. When you do wrong when you are still in his books, or he feels you are still useful to bully others he will protect you. When you seem to threaten him, those files will be pulled and you will be shown to the door or zip up. I feel sorry for Mugabe’s children, what an unfortunate case, born to a parent who is an enemy of the entire world except to just a handful of dictators like hypocritical Putin.

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    mukorekoreTavara 7 years ago

    Tyson, how do you line your pocket?

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    ten ten 7 years ago

    Tyson newe uricondom ramugabe nagrace vachakurasa kanavapedza