Mugabe seals Kasukuwere’s fate

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is this week expected to seal Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere’s political fate following his nasty fallout with First Lady Grace Mugabe amid growing calls for the Local Government minister’s ouster from the party’s revered post.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere
Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere

Kasukuwere’s issue is expected to feature prominently at both the politburo and central committee meetings to be chaired by Mugabe on Wednesday and Friday, amid reports the beleaguered commissar privately met the Zanu PF leader last week and “shed tears” in a bid to save his skin.

Up until recently, Kasukuwere led a vicious G40 faction campaign for Grace to succeed Mugabe, but his relationship with the First Lady and women’s league’s top brass of Eunice Sandi-Moyo (Grace’s deputy) and treasurer Sarah Mahoka, hit a political tidal wave in the last few weeks, amid reports he was clandestinely plotting Mugabe’s ouster.

Kasukuwere and Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo, among others, were reportedly the G40 kingpins in the Zanu PF succession matrix.

A Zanu PF politburo member who declined to be named told NewsDay yesterday that a series of anti-Kasukuwere demonstrations have been lined up in Bindura and Gweru starting today.

“Yes, he met the President and actually tried to tender his resignation from his party position. The President rejected that outright, leaving the Local Government minister in tears. Kasukuwere was told to clean up his mess. It’s like the President has hung the political commissar out to dry,” NewsDay heard.

“There will be demonstrations in Bindura tomorrow [today]. Already about 200 placards have been printed that will show people are fed up with Kasukuwere. We want the President to act.”

The source added: “The First Lady and the President are quiet; nobody knows what they are thinking, so it becomes difficult to take a position. The best is to make sure one’s phones are on and you are always in an area with connection because you may never know. You do not want to jump onto the bandwagon least you are accused of destabilisation or be seen to be against the demonstration because you might be accused of sabotage. It’s a very tricky situation.”

Another top party insider added: “At the women’s league meeting last week, Shuvai Mahofa [Masvingo provincial affairs minister], supported by most of those who attended, told the First Lady that Kasukuwere was interfering with the league’s programmes. The league’s political commissar [Mabel Chinomona] has been left powerless and has to report to the national PC at every turn.”

The insider also said: “The First Lady promised to raise the issue at the politburo this week. She said ‘even if he is my friend I will have to reprimand him’. We expect that Kasukuwere will come for discussion this week.”

Mahofa yesterday refused to discuss the issue asking the paper to contact women’s league spokesperson Thokozile Mathuthu.

“I do not have to tell you what we discussed. Talk to the league’s spokesperson Cde Thokozile Mathuthu she has everything for you,” Mahofa said, as both Mathuthu and Zanu PF national youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga also professed ignorance about the planned demonstrations.

Zanu PF administration secretary Ignatius Chombo confirmed that the party’s politburo and central committee meetings would be focusing on “critical issues pertaining to the party as well as national development will be discussed”.

Repeated efforts to contact Kasukuwere for comment yesterday were unsuccessful as all his mobile phones were not available.

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36 Comments

  1. This news headline​ is very misleading, if Mugabe rejected Kasukwere’s resignation & instead told him to clean up his mess then how does that ‘seal his fate’?

  2. ndakazviona paya President pavakaramba kumukwazisa kuti haachina upenyu hwakareba mupolitics.

  3. Kkkk,Coakroach,closer analysis means Kasukuwere has been rejected outright.The President want Kasukuwere to be fired by a nation wide demonstration against him.And this is definetely going to take place.He wants to distance himself from the reasons of him leaving that post of National Commissar.
    What is happening here is that anyone with power to sway the majority to support the first lady, has also the power to make decisions in a future Government led by Gucci.So must go.

  4. According to the look of things ,before next years elections ,there will be a new Zanu Pf, without all the big wigs whom we used to know.Even Ngwena ,who is beating his chest now,will have been shelved by then.
    The question is if there will be coehesion in the rigging machinary.
    Interestingly,if you are against the first lady,you are in trouble and when you fully support her ,you are a threat to her future existance.

  5. ZANU chinjonjo.

  6. Tsvukukuviri now getting a taste of his own medicine. Thought he was bigger than Zanu PF.

  7. the centre is no longer holding things are fast falling apart

  8. We must always remember that Mugabe is a master fox, always indicating left & turning right, I doubt he can afford to lose Kasukwere who has been a strong ally in fending off lacoste. There’s no way Mugabe can be foolish enough to leave himself exposed & be at the mercy of lacoste which we all know is baying for his blood

  9. Ngwena must be smiling in the corner, what goes around comes around.

  10. Wise men always learn from foools and clever peoples mistakes. Clever people learn from their mistakes. Fools never learn from any mistakes. Zanu haisi yedzungu. Tambira bhora pasi!!

  11. True. Ngwena should be grinning from ear to ear.

  12. When the hunter becomes the hunted! There is nothing anew here in Zanu PF where lawlessness reigns. It is the seasonal party’s political metamorphosis to discard some and accomodate others to serve certain interest. Ironically. they are all holding their breath before the axe falls in a bid to remain on the safer side as opposed to allowing broad party and national democracy where everybody can air their views without fear victimization. Its too late in the day to entertain such constricted democracy. Political myopia indeed! Only in Zim.

  13. chawakadya chamuka cde Tyson kkkkk

  14. they should combine their efforts {ngwena and g40} to push Bob out. as long as they continue to push each other hapananyaya. todays its g40 out, yesterday it was ngwena, the song will continue to repeat itself

  15. mutambo watsvuka ropa

  16. I have no time for the likes of Kasukuwere. They do all the dirty work for Robert, good for him to throw them out and see what they will do.

  17. simbarashe manomano

    if kasukuwere escapes this one…..his revenge will not be good….

  18. Ngaende murderer thive muroyi satan idiot fool

  19. Savior (Tyson ) is not going anywhere-finish and klaar. You do have a love for misleading headlines dear newspaper. Its clearyou wish Tyson to be outed. My brains say he will not.

    1. If you have any kkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!

  20. kkkkk never say never maana. we should probe where he got money to even dream of a 50 bedroom house.what goes around, comes around

  21. who is kasukuwere

    1. Hon. Temba Mliswa

      @ brook, he is a gay gangster from Matope TTL in Mash Central.

  22. Who ever thought a whole vice president and an intelligence service minister will be kicked out of party and government

  23. Ngwena yenyu yakakotsira. Ngaitogara zvayo murwizi kngatiuraire nyika. He is clueless and is also a clear dofo.

  24. Blaz Kasukuvere, politics is a dirty game. Just leave politics and join your buddy Chiyangwa.
    Harare Municipal workers do not forget the role you played of saving them from the job loses. The City directors wrote letters of termination and you reversed the evil plan that was to see many families languishing in poverty.
    YOU ARE A HERO, BLA SAVIOUR, AND LIKE YOUR NAME YOU SAVED MANY JOBS.
    Dont fear, God will protect you, after all you are blessed with a beautiful hse. Your party colleagues are jealous of your hse.

  25. makupisa mumusangano regai vaputitsane …….havasati vachabuda vese

  26. Next Harare will be after Shadreck Mashayamombe’s head, the end is nigh for these guys who thought are untouchables.

  27. Another issue, is, your women in the party are gossip mongers. They are the ones who are destroying your party.

  28. Tyson, shed some tears to save his “job”? Really?

    1. Jerifanos Zhou

      Hanzi Tyson akazhamba!

  29. This is good for opposition , Zanu PF burning , keep the fire burning Grace you know what you are doing , Tyson thought he is no disposable , throw him in the dust bin .

  30. Pashor General

    What people dont understand is that politics is rtesult of systems and dont expect anything new from Zanu PF. The President wont fire Kasikuwere watch the space

  31. That seat is a hot one and may cost you your life. You don’t go around stepping on other people’s turf and domains. Once upon a time we had Bodha Gezi and Elliot Manyika in that seat. Where are they today? So, my brother Tyson, I suggest you resign and go now, otherwise someone will send you to hell before your time.

  32. the tail is now wagging the dog

  33. The tail is now wagging the dog. One word is enough for a wise man.

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