Army will play role in 2018 polls: Mutsvangwa

Zanu PF provinces have endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the presidential candidate for the 2018 general elections with his special adviser Christopher Mutsvangwa unwittingly revealing the military will play a big role in the polls.
By Everson Mushava

Provinces said they endorsed the resolutions of the November 17 extraordinary central committee (CC) meeting that recalled former President Robert Mugabe and replaced him with Mnangagwa.

The CC meeting was held at the height of the military operation to remove Mugabe after the sacking of Mnangagwa, who went into exile in South Africa.

All the provinces also endorsed the firing of G40 members among them Jonathan Moyo, Grace Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere, Patrick Zhuwao, Walter Mzembi and Paul Chimedza.

They also reinstated those fired from the party at a time the vanquished G40 faction enjoyed Mugabe’s backing.

All the provinces also endorsed the military action that brought Mnangagwa to power. Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda proposed the adoption of the provincial resolutions without amendments. He was seconded by women’s league secretary for administration Monica Mutsvanga and, therefore, adopted.

During his speech, Mnangagwa paid tribute to Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander General Constantino Chiwenga for leading Operation Restore Legacy.

Mutsvangwa, during his address, said Zanu PF would win empatically in next year’s elections with a bigger margin than the 1980 elections that Mugabe won resoundingly to end colonial rule.

“We will win resoundingly, better than the 1980 elections and we will mobilise heavily working with the ZDF,” he said.
Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Josaya Hungwe has previously said the same, promising to use the army to win the 2018 general elections.

Meanwhile, Mugabe’s ghost still haunts Zanu PF with party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo in a Pamberi naMugabe gaffe during yesterday’s congress.

His gaffe came three years after Mugabe made a Pasi neZanu PF boob at the 2014 congress at the same venue.


Moyo, who was the master of ceremonies realised his mistake and tried to explain it by saying Mugabe’s name was heavily entrenched after 37 years in power.

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41 Comments

  1. Comment…army in election campaining for zanu,which means army is for zanu not for the whole nation? Why dont you call them zanu national army than calling them zimbabwe national army? No free and fair were would see here aslong zanu is still there help us god.

  2. Apa moti Biti akashata kukumbira ma sanctions

    1. at least you see what i see

  3. Zanu PF allows the army to be partisan and against the constitution. And then somebody tells me its a new era. Which new era? This is the same as the Mugabe regime by another name and instead of Grace now there is Mutsvangwa – full on nonsense and noise.

  4. zvakaoma veduwee

  5. Kumberi uku”’These power hungry individuals who masquerade as nationalists are no better than Bob” They are even worse because they lack mental tenacity’ muchaona henyu kuti ichange yangove njake njake

  6. Enough is Enough!!!

    Tomamisana this tym, taking Zim as their party property….to hell with you Mutsvangwa u r a disgrace. I think Chiwenga should get rid of you as well u need a house arrest. Wakarasika

  7. Jamengweni Godonga

    Oh, lafa elihle’ What is it with Zimbabwe? Whoever comes min is worse than the previous one…shame

  8. Chris Mutsvangwa shame on you. You are retrogressive. I WONDER what advise you will give to Mnangagwa. Instead of building bridges you are destroying them.You forget that recently you were now dyning with the opposition.Surely the nation should not take you seriously. You once said Mai Mujuru did not down a helicopter in the struggle when she was fired from Pf. When you yourself got fired from Pf you apologized to Mai Mujuru and reversed your statement. You just like Oppah who says pasi naMai Mujuru…honestly for what. We are in a new error guys.

    1. Comment…never vabaya nemo nemo.This mutsvangwa anoda kubatsirwa. I also just wanted to say that

      1. This Mutsvangwa guy needs to leave politics. haazive zvaanotaura period.

  9. ngavaende ngavaende

  10. its a new error, not era!

  11. Comment…100% @muPruvheya

  12. so then there is no FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS AS YOU SAY

  13. I said it when the army had a coup.people thought i was mad.i said again that the army should return to the barracks.people thought was mad again.now the army would used in an election ,where in the world have you heard that,the army is for the people not for a party,how can you use a peoples army to sort party politics its wrong

  14. Some letters are silent on the acronym ZNA, in full its still ZANLA

  15. l never imagined zanupf could become worse than it was under Grace but alas the impossible is happening

  16. God knows , this is the end ,nxt year opposition will win the elections

  17. Hazvitaurwi izvo

    If democracy is employed ZANU PF cannot win bcoz the elections are just around the corner and people still need time to understand the new president and there is no that time so there is need for army to give people a lesson.But hatred will rise and people will end up resisting and fight back.l think Mutsvangwa is not the right person to be his excellence adviser bcoz he speaks out party sensitive issues like this which he is supposed to deny even when it come to light that army has deployed during campaigns.Mutsvangwa shall destroy ZANU PF. NOW SOME PEOPLE WILL START TO HAVE NEGETIVE MIND TOWARDS THE PARTY.ASK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

  18. Army personnel are people just like us it’s only clothes.We shall see.

  19. Comment…General Chiwenga is the Zimbabwe king. He services the nation and not only one party

    1. Wake the hell up

  20. Comment…
    zvataiti Mwari vapindira. zvino chiizve nhy baba vaMutsvangwa vakadzidza kudaro? Toda rugare nerusununguko.

  21. Comment…
    We expected these war vets and the army to be referees in the new era and guide all the political parties to work together for the country to prosper. Now if we are now going back to Egypt so why did we join you in the solidarity march? You had become second time heroes but you are now reversing it yourself. Mwari vanoona. Makatumwa saMoses but musave vanaFarao.

  22. Chris is full of mawala and full of nonsense .But he has just said what we all know that the army had been used by zanu in our elections and that they are going to do so again .Bcoz with free and fair elections no sane person can vote for zanu and Mnangagwa a killer who and his zanu have made us drink water full of human shiit our towns and cities filled by human shiit stench . Together we can make Zim great again by removing ZANU from power come next year LETs do that .

  23. PASTOR TIMOTHY CHIGUVARE

    – MNANGAGWA IS SHIELDING CRIMINALS
    ZIMBABWE IS AN EXTREMELY! EXTREMELY! URGENT HUMANITARIAN ISSUE WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF THE UN -&- AU INTERVENTION BETWEEN NOW AND THE 2018 ELECTION BECAUSE THERE IS A TOTAL BREAKDOWN THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE CANNOT CONTINUE TO BE LED BY CRIMINALS WHO HAVE FINISHED ZIMBABWE , WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED
    These ZANU PF criminals have a propensity to commit election fraud ; rigging ; human rights abuses ; crimes against humanity and GENOCIDE. The whole world has witnessed from past elections that the current government of ZANU PF which was being led President Robert Mugabe has NO credentials to conduct a free and fair election due to over-whelming evidence against ZANU PF of election fraud, election rigging and the propensity of committing atrocities or crimes against humanity such as GENOCIDE so that people vote for his party out of pure fear!
    Actually, what Zimbabwe desperately needs URGENTLY is an AU and UN supervised FREE AND FAIR ELECTION, putting strategies in place for a “BLOOD-BATH FREE, CREDIBLE AND LEGITIMATE ELECTION” for Zimbabwe

  24. Comment…let’s wait and find out

  25. Comment…
    Viva General Chiwenga for both Mdc and Zanu. Viva Zimbabwe!!!.

  26. Chris Mutsvangwa and Grace are the same. Kungorotomoka. ED, should get rid of Mutsvangwa sooner than later. Mutsvangwa likes to be in Newspapers and on electronic media. PLIZ, CAN SOMEONE BRING A NEEDLE AND THREAD TO SEW MUTSVANGWA’S MOUTH.

  27. Chris Mutsvangwa and Grace are the same. Kungorotomoka. ED, should get rid of Mutsvangwa sooner than later. Mutsvangwa likes to be in Newspapers and on electronic media, talking nonsense. PLIZ, CAN SOMEONE BRING A NEEDLE AND THREAD TO SEW MUTSVANGWA’S MOUTH.

  28. |Mutsvanga is de campaigning Zanu in broad daylight. If ED doesn not reign on him, by the time we go to the elections, he would have done much harm to zanu pf. maybe its for the liberation of zimbabweans who knows? who ever knew that Fake Dr Grace Mugabe would be our “liberator”? Sometimes God uses such people to liberate his people because in all honest how can ED be advised by Mutstvanga?

  29. VAMUTSVANGWA NGAVAENDE KURE NAPRESIDENT MUNANGAGWA HAVANA MASHOKO ANOVAKA NYIKA CHAVO KUPUTSA CHETE. HIS WORDS AUTOMATICALLY CALLS FOR ACTIONS FROM SUPER POWERS . PLZ PLZ MR PRESIDENT RELEGATE THAT GUY TO CELL CHAIRMAN POSITION WHERE HIS VIEWS ARE LIMITED TO SMALL GRUOPS. HE IS DANDEROUS

    1. We dont know what the truth is from this so called special adviser to ED KKKKKKKK He talks a lot of rubbish later he said Tsvangirai wanted to be president and bla bla there comes Father Mukonori detaiking it out that It was actually Tsvangirai who wanted or rather initiated to talk to ED for a way forwad but ED wriggled his way and came up with his cabinet so who is telling the truth this Special adviser vachati kuvadza

  30. as i always say, ‘politics and national governance is no-longer for these old guys’ they are slow, backward and dumb for modern economics and human rights. they still think they’re in war and more so they are trying to adopt a Chinese model of lifting economy and shutting politics and freedom. i wonder why they call themselves liberators because they’re mercenaries not liberators. a liberator doesn’t demand payment after duty execution.

  31. We should thank Mutsvangwa for shaking those who remain with their eyes tightly shut. Same as when Chinamasa said the coup was an internal Zanu PF matter. In life you should be grateful for those who speak to reality, rather than those who keep you wandering around in a dream world yet to be achieved. We are being reminded that for Zimbabwe’s fredom, aluta continua, even if that struggle is now at “another level.”

  32. The cat is out of the bag, the military will come door to door threatening everyone to vote for ZaNU PF, that is if you are not given through beating. But never the less, this will not dampen our spirits, “LETS ALL REGISTER TO VOTE” #TREAT CHIWENGA COUP#

  33. This is exactly why the MDC went to the USA to advocate for international community to pressurize Zanu pf to make democratic reforms and you see clueless and stupid people criticizing them for being sellouts. People need to wake up to the fact that democratic reforms are needed urgently to give this country a fighting chance to tackle economic problems this country has.

  34. No more evidence needed to vote this crew out. They are worse than the replaced.

    1. We dont know what the truth is from this so called special adviser to ED KKKKKKKK He talks a lot of rubbish later he said Tsvangirai wanted to be president and bla bla there comes Father Mukonori detaiking it out that It was actually Tsvangirai who wanted or rather initiated to talk to ED for a way forwad but ED wriggled his way and came up with his cabinet so who is telling the truth this Special adviser vachati kuvadza

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