Mnangagwa unhappy about Mugabe’s renewed involvement in politics

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is gradually losing patience with his former boss Robert Mugabe as the latter becomes visible once again in politics – a few months before high-stakes general elections.

TimesLive

But last month Mugabe met with African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki and told him that he was toppled via a coup.

Since then he has openly opposed the Mnangagwa presidency‚ raising concern that the upcoming elections might not be free and fair.

What angered Mnangagwa this week is that Mugabe snubbed working with Zanu PF in its electoral campaign.

Instead he is rallying behind a new formation called New Patriotic Front (NPF) and has also had meetings with other opposition leaders.

Speaking at a Zanu PF meeting on Tuesday‚ Mnangagwa warned his former boss.

“With the former president there is an issue.

Currently we are not happy with what the media is saying.

It is an issue we are examining‚” Mnangagwa told Zanu PF’s youth league.

At the same rally‚ youth leader Pupurai Togarei said as the youth they would stop respecting Mugabe.


“Can someone try and talk to Mugabe? He must withdraw his behaviour and be responsible.

If he fails to respect the revolution‚ we will stop respecting him in future‚” he said before chanting anti Mugabe slogans.

Because of his latest political choices‚ Mugabe during his birthday party on February 24 told close friends and relatives that he was being persecuted via his wife Grace who spent every night crying.

On Wednesday‚ Mugabe made his first trip outside Zimbabwe this year and sources say he is in Pretoria.

Unlike in the past when he would commandeer the national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe‚ Mugabe flew business class with at most 12 aides.

In the past he would have traveled with a 70-strong entourage.

“The suspicion within Zanu PF is that Mugabe is in South Africa to meet up with stakeholders involved with the NPF project.

We understand NPF is seeking an alliance with some sections of the MDC T‚ [Joice] Mujuru’s National People’s Party (NPP) and other like-minded groups to dilute Zanu PF’s dominance‚” said a Zanu PF source.

This week the NPF wrote to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) informing the electoral body the party would be taking part in the general elections and so should also be included in programmes that involve political parties and the upcoming elections.

28 Comments

  1. Mugabe’s issue must not give you some headaches you witches because you are the same evil yesterday,today and tomorrow. Zimbabweans and Oppositions have been brutal murdered,properties destroyed,zim bearers monies rendering zimbabweans uselessly ,crying bitterly and sorrowful for their dear lives because of you Zanu pf for dismally failing zimbabwe. What knows is the soil that the little rat is ill.Today, again as we are entering election times,you are going door to door demanding and writing down serial numbers of voting slips from the people around the entire country. What are you doing and why must everyone suffer because of Zanu pf’s selfishness? Down with you and your evil spirits.

    1. True that vote trickery has been played ..traditional leaders
      have no sympathy .the tyranny of their hearts realize no corruption nor ruthlessness in themselves

  2. this country can only be led by one ruling party and one leader. those who want to steal the limelight should learn

  3. isu tirikufamba neGARWE VANA MUGABE VACHINGO VUKURA

  4. when he fired people from Zanu PF he allowed them to form political parties. he is very free to do so . Murikutyei

  5. tendai chaminuka

    The madness of African politics its too personal.Everyone should just rally behind Mnangagwa and we move on to a new dispensation.That will move the country forward unless you want to remain static under the promise of bullet trains.The British did it with John Major when Thatcher had become a liability to the Conservative Party just like Bob had become to Zanu pf.Mugabe should just take a leaf from Thatcher whom he respected a lot.Mugabe and his g40 cabal should thank these military men for their magnanimity though he claims that they are ignorant.Had it been in other African countries dai tiri kuti kwaimbove

  6. VaMugabe ndevedu handimbofa takavarasa

  7. We urge Grace to stop harassing the frail old man;let him stay at home to rest;active politics is not for such old people;they were part of these rigors before you were born.Advise the old man to stay at home & close his mouth;join the party of yr choice on your own;don’t try to build on the popularity of this old man,you might endanger his life for your political greed-yr unbridled presidential ambition.You will win in no day my good sister-allow the old man to rest! Zvimwe zvimadhara zvinokwanisa kungoomawo musoro kusvika zvafa-but it depends on those close to such old minds on how they would manage them.

  8. arikutyeiko ngwena?

    1. idzungu chete hapana zvinozivikanwa negwena

  9. I’d rather die than vote for a party led by that ghost

  10. Comment…Mugabe’s True T-colours in concealable. Like Ian, can’t imagine any other human kind on the throne. Not in a thousand years. Pity the decorated bookworm and the grossly misrepresented more sophisticated villagers who naturally afford broader view of their beautiful motherland, and enjoy its broad diversity of cultures, rather than feel threatened by it.

  11. Comment…Mugabe’s True T-colours in concealable. Like Ian, can’t imagine any other human kind on the throne. Not in a thousand years. Pity the decorated bookworm and the grossly misrepresented more sophisticated villagers who naturally afford broader view of their beautiful motherland, and enjoy its broad diversity of cultures, rather than feel threatened by it.

  12. please can the old man take a rest.We are tired of even reading his name.

  13. am afraid he will get killed bt muurayi ED. pamberi navaMugabe vedu. he was couped by ED. he also must disturb ED to the throne

  14. Comment…m

  15. Chamisa muOffice pfee

  16. zimbzbwe is a democratic country anyone is free to form or join any desired political party in peace

  17. ed people learn people read bibles but do not appreciate what repentence mean.dont loose petience if yu are spiritually annointed yu will rule but if not dont force.mugabe did his best already nw is only devaluing his legacy.pamberi nezanu pf pasi neku……….uop

  18. This is a very old man probably living his last days. For almost 40 years he was treated like a god. And then he began to behave like a god. He then began to believe he was a god. To him only he alone or some one with his name could rule Zimbabwe. Everybody else, except his wife, was a moron. Who ever still believes in Mugabe is definitely a moron of the highest order. To ED I say,withdraw some of the too many perks he and his wife still have. Don’t treat them like gods. Most importantly, completely ignore the old man. But keep a tight leash on Grace.

  19. Politics dzotapira

  20. gamatoxweevils

    “What angered Mnangagwa this week is that Mugabe snubbed working with Zanu PF in its electoral campaign.

    Instead he is rallying behind a new formation called New Patriotic Front (NPF) and has also had meetings with other opposition leaders.”
    Can anyone enlighten me here,is there any law that says once Zanu Pf always Zanu Pf even if the same Zanu Pf openly and unceremoniously expelled you from the party?
    Isnt it that Mugabe is now a civillian just like us and the sweetest party of being a civillian who is not attached to an party is that you can vote support and vote any party of your choice and that is a constitutional right too?
    When people are expelled from their political parties do they loose their right democratic right to participate in other political outfits other than the one that expelled them?i dont think Mugabe has an obligation towards Zanu Pf whatsoever and he can chose even to Guqula izenzo if he feels like doing so.Talk of political cowards!

  21. democracy for zim

    why did u want to use Mugabe for Zanu Pf campaign stand on ur own feet ED terminate Zanu pf & start ur kwn party coz all u are saying is zanu pf belongs to mugabe.

  22. new dispensation

    why are u furious abt Mugabe making his choice bcz there is freedom to belong to any party of choice

  23. ED has my vote

    ED has my vote. ED try ur best in ur tenure correct the past mistakes & move zimbabwe forward

  24. ED has my vote

    for campaigns use the youth let them say wat they expect post the elections

  25. Mnangagwa is afraid that Mugabe will tip opposition parties chitsotsi chavaitamba

  26. ED kana katsi yemuraini mangu haivhotere

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