IN Zanu PF like in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, some members are more equal than others. Besides suggestions of leading a “kitchen Cabinet”, President Robert Mugabe preaches what he does not practice and because of this, with the assistance from those bent on destroying Zanu PF from within, the President has brought the party and country to the current situation.
By Gutu,Our Reader
The party and country are on shaky ground because Mugabe has failed to take charge of the situation by allowing an emotional, inexperienced and politically clueless First Lady Grace Mugabe to run things, as confirmed last week at a rally in Chiweshe.
Such lack of cohesion and unity does not bring the much-needed investors; if anything, it chases them away.This year’s first politburo meeting resolved that attacking members of the party publicly in any fora is prohibited.
Before the ink on the resolutions had dried, Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo was back on twitter telling his followers what transpired in the meeting. The next morning Sarah Mahoka, Saviour Kasukuwere, Moyo and Dickson Mafios led by Grace were in overdrive publicly denouncing and denigrating War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa at a rally in Chiweshe. This was done without following due process.
The violations of the party’s resolutions are taking place because the group, G40, is claiming to have the blessings of Mugabe. Shame on you, Gushungo, if that is the case, talking about African unity when at home you are causing such disharmony. Gushungo, if you are not the one speaking through your wife and the entire G40, call them to order before they cause irreparable damage to the party.
Better still, appoint a new chair and disciplinary committee to try these wayward members including your wife. At the moment I believe the marriage with the greater membership of the party can be salvaged, as chances of reconciliation still exist.
There should be no second round of the useless non-productive meet-the-people rallies by Grace before an urgent extraordinary politburo or central committee meeting for parties to agree to work together or amicably part ways. What these rallies only achieve like during the time of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru is to cause more disharmony and disunity in the party.
On this one, Moyo, I salute you, you are on the verge of managing to destroy Zanu PF from within.
This is, however, possible should Mugabe continue to lead the faction against himself. From what transpired because your wife is the leader of the women’s league, you were fully aware of the agenda of the gathering. Stop this madness in the party now.
Do not destroy your legacy, leave a united party and country, as at the moment the party is at war with itself.