G40 embraces Mnangagwa

FORMER Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi and his ex-Sports counterpart Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday lauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for promising to take Zimbabwe further and reviving the economy.

By Staff Reporter

In separate statements issued yesterday, the two former Cabinet ministers who served under ex-President Robert Mugabe said Mnangagwa presented hope for Zimbabwe.

The two former ministers were linked to the fallen G40 faction in Zanu PF, which was reportedly pushing for the ascendency of former First Lady Grace Mugabe as party leader.

“It, indeed, is historic that he has assumed the reins of leadership of our country through a historic process of transfer of power that was done in a peaceful atmosphere. I want to wish the new President the best in his new and challenging assignment,” Hlongwane wrote.

“Given the historic juncture of our country, President Mnangagwa will without a doubt need the support of every Zimbabwean and he has started well by inviting all political forces to his inauguration, a sign that he will lead with tolerance of diverse views and persuasions.”

The former Sports minister, who was said to be in hiding after the military moved in to deal with factional fights within Zanu PF and pushed Mugabe out through resignation, heaped praise on the military for a bloodless process.

“I must also extend thanks to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, especially General [Constantino] Chiwenga and his team, who midwifed the smooth transfer of power from iconic President Robert Mugabe to the new and promising president Mnangagwa,” Hlongwane stated.

Said Mzembi: “First and foremost notwithstanding not having been invited to this historic State occasion as per government protocols, it’s befitting to break my three weeks silence through my most sincere congratulations to the second Republic President Cde ED Mnangagwa and First Lady Amai Mnangagwa on their assumption of office.”

He said Mnangagwa’s speech was “loaded with change nuggets which should give hope to our people going forward into the future”.

“These include inter alia, an unequivocal commitment to elections in 2018, a pledge that reinforces our budding democracy, the sancrosanctness of the land reform program and it’s irreversibly albeit only to those who will not speculate on land but use it productively, the attendant compensation of the dispossessed a long thorny issue but one on which we can revive old commitments by former colonisers on the matter,” he added.


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17 Comments

  1. Shut the fuck up, Woruta!!! As for Makhosini, given your social background(I know a lot about the conditions of your upbringing kuMberengwa uko), you are forgiven. Careful next time, munin’ina.

  2. Normally I would feel sorry for these guys. Infact I must. But these guys are the epitome of flip-flopping, power drunkeness and stupidity. They must be forgiven but should not get any govt postion. They must work hard for their living like all of us.

  3. Its too late it wont give you back your jobs and especially you Makhosini you crossed Justice Mayors path a couple of times and that obviously seals your fate.

  4. These two stupid men must not come near the new govt. PLEASE GO AND STAY WITH YOUR STUPID ROBERT MUGABE.

  5. i THINK WALTER MUZEMBI CAN FIT IN THE NEW GOVERNMENT BASED ON MERIT. CHECK HIS TRACK RECORD.

    1. YESS I SECOND THAT MZEMBI WAS ONE OF THE BEST MINISTERS IN MUGABE’S CABINET A VERY SHARP YOUNG MAN , M SUPRISED HOW HE GOT LOST TO BE SUPPORTING THE AMAI CABAL- BEING A FORMER PROTEGE YA ZVOBGO, MAYBE ITS GREED. BUT FOR THE SAKE OF PROGRESS HE WOULD QUALIFY KUPINDA MU NEW CABINET NO DOUBT

      1. VANHU VAPERA HERE ZIMBABWEANS WE ARE EDUCATED

    2. I cannot agree more.

  6. Zimbabwe needs principled leaders with the capacity for good judgment and foresight. This is not a good example of that judgment and principle.

    1. Totally agree with you. The reason why our country never progressed is because of these guys who lack principles. They just follow the wind. What has really changed, only a few weeks ago they were heaping praises on Grace and shunned ED. Now that the tables have turned, they have started their bootlicking antics. Some people were politically being bashed for supporting ED whilst they were enjoying life..nxaaa. Ngavaende!

  7. They should be forgiven but they should not get any jobs in government. Mzembi created havoc in Masvingo by carrying rumour and gossip to Harare. So all Grace’s rabid supporters should be confined to political Siberia.There is no shortage of capable hands in Zimbabwe

  8. I am tired of the norm that Zimbabwe belongs to the war veterans!!!!!All the guys who think they own Zimbabwe whether in the army or presidium are not welcome to economic turnaround agenda.Muchamama nenhamo

  9. Auxiliary stay away from politics and just be a Mnangagwa wifenozomukanganisira saGrace.Ko Supa aripi vakomana?ngaabudepachena nenyaya dzake.

  10. After e d was fired, makhosini issued a statement after a provincial meeting chaired by john holder, stating that the midlands had been liberated. One wonders what could have changed to make him think otherwise.
    Gossip and rumour-mongering are not principles of statecraft to be embraced by any political practitioner. That is why muzembi does not make a good ministerial actor.
    Ngwena should just pick on new material. For the sake of the unity accord, it would be nice to appoint dabengwa vp.

  11. A FRESH start will need FRESH perofessional staff methinks. We don’t need old timers they had their chance. We need FRESH ideas. Chameleons, turncoats and bootlickers will NEVER take this country forward.

  12. A FRESH start will need FRESH professional staff methinks. We don’t need old timers they had their chance. We need FRESH ideas. Chameleons, turncoats and boot-lickers will NEVER take this country forward.

  13. Its unfortune they couldnt stand by CDE ED MNANGAGWA in his time of need it was better to be silent during that time when everyone was bootlicking than open up your mouth and show your patronage,check SUPA MANDIWANZIRA,OBERT MPOFU,SK MOYO,KEMBO MOHADI very calculative they concentrate on their PORTFOLIOS and making money,this business of singing for your supper like OLIVER TWIST pretty dangerous.

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