Zhuwao dares Zanu PF youths

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Youth minister Patrick Zhuwao

YOUTH and Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao yesterday dared the youths who have threatened to manhandle him and two other Cabinet ministers to directly approach him and see what action he will take against them and their alleged handlers.

BY OBEY MANAYITI/AUDREY MUTASA

PATRICK-ZHUWAO

The Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform (ZYAP), which claims loyalty to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Monday threatened to manhandle Zhuwao, Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo and Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, accusing them of being disrespectful to war veterans. The three ministers allegedly belong to a Zanu PF faction dubbed G40, but they have all denied its existence.

But speaking at the launch of a $10 million youth fund in Harare yesterday, Zhuwao said anyone with a problem with him should come forward and he “will deal” with them.

“I read in the newspaper today [yesterday] that there are those who claim to have been sent by war veterans. Do not think you can come to tell me what has been said by the war veterans. If they are genuine war veterans, they will speak to me,” he said.

“Do not think that you can come here and threaten me especially at a Press conference. If anyone is against this, come forward and I will deal with you.”

Zhuwao, who is a nephew of President Robert Mugabe, said the youths were not sent by the war veterans, but by whites and other officials.

“You are a sell-out and you were sent by the whites,” he said.

“So (go and tell) tell the whites that I am coming for you. We are not going back with indigenisation. Let the foreigners know that you cannot use our youths, you cannot attempt to tarnish the image of our war vets.”

Zhuwao said he had utmost respect for war veterans like Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko, who was supposed to be the guest of honour at the function to launch the Localised Empowerment Acceleration Facility (LEAF) meant to finance entrepreneurial youths.

Zhuwao alleged that the youths were sent by people opposed to the indigenisation policy.

He said no amount of threats of violence would stop him from visiting the National Heroes’ Acre where his mother Sabina Mugabe is buried.

“You cannot tell me that you will stop me from going to the Heroes’ Acre where Sabina is buried, you, as who? Go and tell those who sent you that Zhuwao said come forward and I will deal with them because those who sent you are cowards who don’t want indigenisation to go ahead,” Zhuwao said.

But ZAYP president Tonderai Chidawa yesterday maintained his stance on Zhuwao and other ministers.

“I won’t lose sleep over Zhuwao’s utterances. He doesn’t have the interests of the party and country at heart. Zimbabwe is facing economic challenges and his 10% taxation scares away investors. This is daylight robbery and that 10% will not benefit youths, but just a few individuals.”

Chidawa said his organisation had more than 100 000 youths including the Zimbabwe Congress of Students’ Unions, children of war veterans and National Youth Service members who were willing to fight for the cause of war veterans and defend the heritage of Zimbabwe.

“Let them come to the Heroes’ Acre and they will face it,” he said.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Why the heroes acre of all places? Kasi pane ari kuda kuurawa. Zvino pakashaya anofa saka wachamuwana kupi?

  2. Vana Zhuwao ava ngavaende kumusha kwavo varege kuramba vachitiurayira nyika. Chinamasa is working day and night for the country but this idiot called Zhuwao is doing the opposite. He must go hang with his 10% tax. It (zhuwao) must go back to school.

  3. The day his uncle vacates office is the day this guy will be torn to shreds by merciless bulldogs. Remember what happened to Gaddafi’s son? history will repeat itself

  4. This is what power does in Africa: Dr Amai draws all her powers from Mugabe, Muzukuru Joao also does the same, threatening Zimbabweans in the process. Zvichapera chete! Today, Patrick now knows “genuine” and fake war veterans. In the same breath he breathes fire against the remaining white farmers.

    Now we have another acronym – LEAF – just tell me where we are going with these things. Please leadership is not about showing off that you went to school but improving the welfare of people. It’s very stressful to remember that you are a Zimbabwean?

  5. indifenisation as far as im concerned is so simple….for any 100million dollar investment, non indigenous investors (foreigners) bring 49million dollars…and us the so called indigenous people of Zimbabwe,we bring on to the table 51million dollars….and then we start mining and manufacturing whatever it is that we have invested in….its that simple, on the contrary, we are so broke that we want to take advantage of investors by having another 10% indigenisation tax..kkkkkkkkkk. as far as i am concerned ndakazvimiririra, that seems like robbery to me…why dont we start by putting our money on the table before we even start talking abt indigenisation taxation…

  6. Vana Zhuwao mavakutoredzvavo tumiswe wava kutozviona kunge sekuru vako manje rimwe gore mose muchati baba guta nezvawakadya izvozvo unoda kuramba uchitiurayira nyika why? asi Zimbabwe yatova Mugabe village ndimi moga makaenda kuchikoro here siyayi nyika idzokere kumaguta kune mabasa kuti uri graduate dei usiri hama yamatibiri uchikwangwaya sezvatiri kuita nevazhinji wasiya pfungwa dzako dzaunadzo dzadyiwa nembwa.Wavakutotyichidzira mayouth anotaura zvine brain nenyaya yokuda kuba chete.Zvichapera chete sure sure nerimwe remazuva taneta nokutambura munyika medu vamwe muchingodya rifa .

  7. Haiwa Joao enda heores acre kwacho tione ukasano mamiswa ne ma Green bomber ( vana taught not to reason) kwete kungogwauta mupaper nhau neskin isinga bvumi mvura..Mutambo watsvuka ropa mave kubudirana pachena waifunga kuti iwe naGiresi , naMoyo munotsoropodza vanhu vanyerere chete . Zvino zvaiwana ngwarati. Vanhu hachacheke kasekuru kako kaharabwa.

  8. Sekuru vangu kana vafa mbuya vachatonga, kozouya mainini. Nyaya rai vanhu vangu. Sekuru vangu ndivo war veteran chete, hapana akarwa hondo saivo.

  9. KIKIKIKIKIKIIKIIKIIIIII Maihwe zvangu ini…. Mai Mujuru nevaChena varipatight nevanhu veZanu. Its like they have replaced the word “Fuck” with Mai Mujuru and White People hahahahhaaaa….. anything its white people,,,, anosupporta Mai Mujuru oh Lord!

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