Chiwenga recalls Operation Restore Legacy


VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday told Zanu PF supporters in Marondera that Operation Restore Legacy, which he commandeered last November, was meant to safeguard the ruling party’s legacy.

By Jairos Saunyama

Addressing a Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) at Malwate in Marondera, Chiwenga said had the army not intervened, Zanu PF was at risk of being destroyed the same way Zambia’s revolutionary party, UNIP, was wiped out of the country’s history books.

“The army, parliamentarians, war veterans, ex-detainees and the masses with the guidance of God went out because there was disorder on our God-given land. What was happening? Even those who were kids in 1980 were saying we do not care about you going to war. That must not be done. Our icon, who was with us during the liberation struggle, was now being surrounded by these people. If we had allowed that to happen, it means that our party was going to be history,” he said.

“We were going to be like UNIP of Zambia, the party liberated east and south, it liberated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia. All were liberated by UNIP while still in power. But now, if we meet them we just say we were liberated by the people of Zambia, what else can we say? Is that what you wanted? This is what we were against, and this is what the masses of Zimbabwe refused.”

Chiwenga said government and the ruling party would take care of Mugabe and that they will never ignore the leader who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

“We are going to take care of him (Mugabe) forever, we will not forsake him. But others wanted to take advantage of him anticipating taking over power, which power? We have learnt that if we relax, those are the consequences. If we do not guard our party, those are the consequences,” he said.

Chiwenga, who was in the company of his wife Marry, hailed First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa for surrendering the Chirumanzu-Zibagwe seat to focus on national developmental projects.

He also disclosed that the politburo had agreed to incorporate members of the general staff into the National Constitutional Assembly.

“In the last politburo, we agreed that all members of the general staff be co-opted into the NCA with immediate effect. No one is left out and let’s work hard for the party and make sure that we win elections,” he said.


  1. Stupid! The war is history, what is important at this stage is what’s current and the future. If Zanu has no future and only the past to offer then, they should be wiped out of the map, they have expired, the history can not sustain us.

  2. There is no way there will be free and fair elections. Restore Legacy is just a way to reinforce the status quo and perpetuate a Legacy of violence, corruption and underdevelopment. The military junta is here to stay as they have the guns to make sure it happens. The current president may say all the nice things about “democracy”, “free and fair elections” and a new era in Zimbabwe but these are just words that hold no value like bond notes.

  3. This Chiwengwa is just farting. People do not eat the liberation history. We need to move on and address needs and wants of the day. Zanu Pf and its broken record about the liberation war is historyto both the old guards and born-free generations. If that was the norm, then we would still be iconing and singing the Lobengulas, Mzilikazis, Nehandsa and all that BullShit of dead, gone and forgotten lot

  4. Chiwenga thinks we are idiots, the man used our hard earned taxes to settle personal political scores in a party that nobody gives a rat’s butt about it’s legacy & he thinks we’ll be grateful for what?

  5. So this was a zanu thing this restore legacy, u used yo position to influence to party’s issues, wat no do u need it was a coup iyi kuramba henyu, if mugabe was gud y did you force him to resign hanti maingobata Ana chombo nana jonono bedzi.history has a tendency of repeating itself, unokohwa chawakadyara mutemo wekumunda hauchinje.

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