SHURUGWI — Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment minister Saviour Kasukuwere on Wednesday continued his bootlicking crusade likening President Robert Mugabe to the biblical Moses, whose unwavering vision would see him deliver the children of Zimbabwe to Canaan.
“President Mugabe is like Moses. He will take us to Canaan where we will own our own resources and wealth.
He is a leader who does not take bribes, otherwise if he took bribes we would not have been here,” said Kasukuwere, who was recently quoted in US diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks allegedly backstabbing President Mugabe.
Kasukuwere made the statements at a highly politicised government programme, which saw Anglo American Platinum-owned Unki Mine launch the Tongongara Development Community Ownership Share Scheme.
The mine donated $10 million to the community as part of the scheme.
As the Zanu PF conference to be held in Bulawayo next month draws closer, the former ruling party officials are not taking chances, openly grovelling before the 87-year-old leader.
Recently, party stalwarts fell over each other to bootlick President Mugabe at the launch of another community development trust in Mhondoro-Ngezi by Zimplats.
Midlands governor Jason Machaya pleaded to Zanu PF supporters who were gyrating in front of President Mugabe to pray for him so that God blesses him with more years to rule Zimbabwe until he delivers the country to “Canaan”.
“Let’s pray to God so that he can give his Excellency more years and health so that he can rule until we are delivered,” Machaya said.
Not to be outdone was the self-confessed “ever-obedient son”, Mines minister Obert Mpofu, who praised “his father” for the “speed and precision of actualising his dream” to see wealth in the hands of poor Zimbabweans even in the face of bashing by the British and Americans.