Chiwenga blasts Mugabe rule

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday poked holes in former President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign, saying the Zanu PF leader was like the Biblical Moses, who successfully rescued his kinsmen from oppression, but failed to deliver them “to the land of milk and honey because of his delinquency”.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Addressing guests at a field day held at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Pricabe Farm in Sherwood Block, Kwekwe, Chiwenga waxed lyrical about the new President, equating him to Moses’ successor, Joshua.

“President Mnangagwa was anointed by God himself to lead this nation. Together with his wife (Auxilia), they were put here so that they lead the sheep of God,” he said.
“Moses was delinquent. He took the people out of Egypt, but along the way, he broke the laws and it took Joshua to deliver the children to the land of milk and honey. As you go to vote in the coming elections, I want you to know who your Joshua is.”

This is the first time Chiwenga has publicly attacked Mugabe, whose ouster last November was engineered by the military under his leadership as Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF).

Chiwenga also lashed out at self-exiled former Zanu PF politburo member and Higher Education minister, Jonathan Moyo, labelling him a “ranting mad man on Twitter”.
The former military boss said Moyo’s social media antics would not stop Zimbabwe from moving forward.

“There are those who spend time on social media criticising and saying things out of bitterness and behaving like mad man and juveniles,” Chiwenga said in a jibe directed at Moyo.

“If you read their rantings, don’t take them seriously. This will never stop us from building the country. Our work will not stop.”

Moyo, whose recent social media exposés have threatened to cause irreparable damage to the governing party’s image ahead of this year’s elections, early this week claimed that Zanu PF looted over $70 million diamond revenue from Chiadzwa to oil its campaign machinery in the 2013 elections.

The self-exiled Moyo also claimed, on Twitter, that most of the money was used to source party regalia from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and China.

Chiwenga, then ZDF Commander, last November led a military operation code-named Operation Restore Legacy, which forced Mugabe out of power after 37 years at the helm of the country.

Heaping praise on Mnangagwa, who was not given an opportunity to speak at the field day, Chiwenga said the President’s persistent call for unity, peace and forgiveness was driving the country out of its quagmire.

“In the past four months, we have seen a miracle under the leadership of Mnangagwa. He planted a seed of unity and forgiveness and told us to let go of past misdeeds and to carry only progressive thoughts from the past as one family,” the Vice-President said.

Mnangagwa put 200 hectares under maize, with an expected harvest of 12 tonnes per hectare.

He also has 90 hectares of soya beans, with an expected yield of four tonnes per hectare.

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa described farming as a source of livelihood for most Zimbabwean families and should not be regarded as a pastime.

Speaking at the same occasion, Zhombe traditional leader Chief Samuel Samambwa pledged to rally his subjects behind Mnangagwa in the forthcoming presidential race.

“My people have pledged votes for President Mnangagwa, those who are here and those left at home. I am President Mnangagwa’s first born child because I was the first chief he installed when he came into office,” the traditional leader, whose chieftainship is being contested by his elder brother, David, said.

55 Comments

  1. thats brilliant retired army general

    1. wonder how you define brilliance. if someone blacklabels the one he worked with for 37 years plus aggravating the oppression against the will of the people. Comrade siyanai ne bible. haripinzwe pachitema chamakaita mese na RG

      1. if you work for a company headed by a CEO for donkey years you can not keep quiet and refrain from talking about his blundering because he or she was your head Never, there will come a time when you will talk of his failures and again its never a Sin on earth as long as it all borders on truth and thats what it it is telling it like it is.

        1. And never tender a resignation in those donkey years until you are threatened with dismissal? Let’s be serious.

          1. He can’t fool all of us. He was part and parcel of the system.

          2. Petros Magomazi

            You are the one who needs to be serious. Who said resigning is a smart strategy. In this context resigning is a declaration of war. That is how it works. If all the people who are not happy with their bosses were to resign, how many people will be employed? Kubasa kubasa muzaya!!!

        2. The ceo was shown red card by citizens in 2008 and the very same people denigrating him assisted him to hold onto power. Double standards.

        3. And in all those you keep following waiting for year 38 to see that we are not being led to Canaan kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk bva tichaperera mugwenga imomo

      2. He doesn’t know the difference between “L” and “R”, he can’t pronounce the word cumbersome. He stole so much diamonds from Chiyadzwa. What a shame! You should ask him to pronounce words such as “election” or “brilliance”, kikikiki

        1. He is from Malawi. Malawians, Western Kenyans and some Ugandans cant tell the difference between “Ls” and “Rs”. Listen to Yoweri Museveni – the word ROOM is pronounced LOOM!!!

  2. ndazvishaya wo ini

    “President Mnangagwa was anointed by God himself to lead this nation. Together with his wife (Auxilia), they were put here so that they lead the sheep of God,” he said.
    “Moses was delinquent. He took the people out of Egypt, but along the way, he broke the laws and it took Joshua to deliver the children to the land of milk and honey. As you go to vote in the coming elections, I want you to know who your Joshua is.” ………………why bootlick. chingotaura kuti unomuda zvogumira imomo. haisi mhosva kuda munhu asi kunyepera mwari imhosva

    1. Pakuzoti …”his wife..” apo!? Mmmmmm munotityisa. We are yet to recover from the trauma left behind by another “wife”.

  3. Ngondi Kamupinya

    Matanga futi…”Anointed by God”….Mwari wapinda papi ipapa?

    1. ko imi zvamunoti #godisinit anenge apinda papi

  4. Hon.Temba P. Mliswa

    Excellent speech, my General!! The General should have added that Mugabe’s worst and unforgivable crime was abdicating so that the unhinged Grace could take over!!!

    1. Shut up Temba. Chiwenga was the head of the army that terrorised the opposition particularly in 2008 when, ironically, Mugabe lost. It was army headed by Chiwenga that butchered the civilians right left and centre to ensure continuity of looting. Mugabe only became bad when they were losing priviledged positions.

    2. Idiot, which law did Moses broke and you say the thug’s speech is brilliant and yet its full of blasphemy and high level of stupidity. Only fools will resonate with this armed thug who is totally clueless to governance issues.

  5. I’ve just lost the little respect I had left for Chiwenga, we are tired of politicians who speak to Zimbabweans as though we are toddlers in a creche, what nonsense is this?

  6. Rubbish praises!!!

  7. The killers are at again, mass murderers kugurahundists, 2008 rerun, these are the architects and today they are now pretending to be saviours yet what they did on Mugabe is to protect their ill gotten wealth. I will repeat, NOTHING good will ever come from zanu, poverty and suffering only.

  8. inga kukura kwemutumbi nhai

  9. The Chiwenga we know can noy say “delinquency”“

    Like Seriasry Chiwenga actually said this “President Mnangagwa was anointed by God himself to lead this nation. Together with his wife (Auxilia), they were put here so that they lead the sheep of God,” he said”

  10. Nyatsimba Mutota

    Mwari musamupinza mumatakanana enyu ayo, Ingotaurai chete kuti tirikuzama kuti nyika ibude mumadhaka ayanga iri asi parizvino hapana chati chabuda. Tobva taziva kuti zveshuwa vanhu ava vanotaura chokwadi. Kana moda kupinza Mwari mazviri tanga marevurura mhosva dzenyu dzese, modzosa zvamakaba zvose isu veruzhinji toona kuti tingakuregererai here kuti makauraya hama dzedu muGukurahundi nehama dzedu dzamaiita short sleeve maoko.

    Asi munotijairira munoparamura mhosva mobva mati let by-gone be by-gone. Muchiramba muchingopamha, ZANU PF Yakaora zveshuwa hamunei nevanhu, chamunoda kuramba muchitonga chete kunyangwe muchiona kuti mazvitadza for close to 4 decades.

    1. How do you know kuti Mwari wacho haadi kupindamo kana kuti haasati apindamo?

  11. General Chiwenga the bootlicker kkkkk Moses did not break some of the laws as you put it across but he did not give God the glory when He struck the rock instead of speaking to it!Attacking Jonathan Moyo and your attempts to hoodwink the nation into believing that ED is Zimbabwe’s Joshua will not give you any marks Mr Soldier. Instead deliver the 2.2 million jobs that your failed party promised to deliver prior to the 2013 elections and re-deposit into our banks the money that your Zanu Pf cronies stole and only then will we give you our respect.

  12. GET RID OF MUGABE CONSTITUTION ( COMMUNIST )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    & NOW HE THINKS HE CAN GET BACK INTO POLITICS AGAIN — KRAP
    SHUT THE OLD MAN DOWN

  13. CDE CHIWENGA , EVEN IF YOU SAY YOUR RUBBISH, WE SHALL RESPECT CDE MUGABE BETTER THAN WE DO ON YOU. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO ABDUCTED DZAMARA.

  14. Chiwengwa, you are one of the most useless persons in zimbabwe,today you blame Mugabe alone for the problems zimbabwe is facing, yet you have been together 37 years supporting for his overstay in power. Why do you now see the bad,but you have done the damage together and you were preaching Mugabe as the Zimbabwe Messiah? One man can not rule Zimbabwe,you are party and parcel of the destruction-Chiwengwa, Zimhondi,Chihuri,Bonyongwe..shit you evil doers.Zimbabwe is at logger heads and very poor because of you.All yeh Zimbabweans,let us rally together and get rid of these useless and selfish zanus in order for us economically to progress.

  15. Ndazvishayawoini,don’t put god where he is not worth.You Zanus zimbabwe will never ever go anywhere as long as you don’t want to reform and you are again comparing Mnangangwa as enshrined by god,why do you want zimbabweans to keep on suffering because of your own evil ways? You were saying the same evil sentiments to Mugabe and you are still saying these words,why and who do you think zanus are?

  16. Chiwenga should have remained in military ‘fatigues’ they were covering up his daftness the man has no clue that stooping so low bootlicking Mnangagwa will not turnaround Zimbabwe’s economy. He hates J. Moyo coz he knows soon Jonathan is going to reveal the Army’ involvement in the missing 15billion. One does not need rocket science to understand why Mnangagwa’s farm is doing well (he is the head of Command Agriculture) or even why Grain Marketing Board made $418m loss at the height of Command Agriculture. One hopes the Parly Comm. on Agriculture is ‘sharpening its knives’

  17. The biblical Moses was and still is the most respected leader of Israel remember he even appeared when Jesus was transfigured so if VP regards former President Mugabe as Moses then i take it as ascribing the greatest honour to Cde RGM.

  18. There truly is no honour among thieves..

  19. Let these bunch of inhuman continue to buck ,but the truth of the matter is that they are finished come July. The junta will face the reality .

  20. Ndezvavo ikoko

  21. Politics and politicians??????????????????????

  22. Mugabe, Chiwenga, Bin Laden, Jihadist, Zanu pf same group. Chiwenga wants to behave as if he came yesterday in politics and removed RG while the truth is he was with him from the word go.

  23. gegegegege maZimba munotuka ndaati kkkkkkk. dai Constantino Nyikadzino achigona kuverenga ingrish averenga izvi uuuuhmn kana chigaro aibva asiya nhasi chaiye.

  24. chiwenga dofo rakadzidza which forward are u taking zimbabwe?kutaura kwausina kuswera usafunge kuti hatizive kuti zdm ndoyakaba 15 billion we know so shut up

    1. kana muchiziva endai munoisa complain

  25. Mwari haazi benzi.uyo anpotamba nebanga achafa nebanga

  26. ALL Zimbambweans,let us be united as one like the way we did during the war of liberation struggle.Zanu pf is playing with ueveryone and they think that they are more cleverer than anyone in zimbabwe.How can they transform zimbabwe again yet they are the very one who has destroyed it? By what means can they turn around the fortunes of zimbabwe when they have failed us for 37 years of misrule and injustice? Just recently from 2013 – 2017, FIVE SOLID DISMALLY FAILED YEARS again,what achievements have ZANU PF SO FAR done? Pliz zimbabwe,by all means,we can not keep on postponing freedom when everyone knows very well that zanu pf can not give us that freedom now when they made us to suffer for 37 years.We need sharp brains,we need good hearts and vision to see the future of our generations.Down with anyone still supporting and aiding Zanu pf.

  27. I hear that either him or his wife recently seized a fully functioning Arda farm. These men are little more than opportunistic thieves. They have no desire to move Zimbabwe forward and in fact all they want is their turn to pillage the national purse.

  28. Ndizvozvo General. I am with you all the way! Mugabe kaifunga kuti nyika ino ndeyako nemukadzi wako.

    1. Mugabe thought so,, and Chiwenga also thinks the same that its his and his wife

  29. EDiotic Chief Samuel Samambwa, read your Constitution. You are not supposed to influence or interfere in the political choices of your subjects. Mnangagwa has been waxing lyrical about a changed way of doing politics in Zimbabwe, why did he not call this Chief to order? Sies!!!!

  30. Well come to the world of politics Cde Dr Chiwenga. Congratulations for the excellent speech. You will make a great President 10 years from now (after ED’s two terms). I am very happy because yourself and Cde Mnangagwa are united. United to move Zimbabwe forward. I say “Forward, YES and Backward, Never”.

  31. Why zimbabwe is not developing and failing to change in this world of economical and technological advancement is because of their die hard people who sees change as a useless backward movement.why are zimbabweans refusing change when suffering is the order of the day? I feel down hearted when South Africa is forging ahead in terms of development.I urge all those people living outside zimbabwe to sell the beautiful development of South Africa to people living in zimbabwe so that they can change and vote out zanu pf’s useless ideologies.Down with anyone who is keeping on supporting and aiding zanu pf party because of personal gains they have achieved.

    1. Agree with you Sandy there. Its sad that others believe Zanu pf has changed and don’t reason that 38 years there has been no production and if you vote zanu again come 2023 they will tell you they have changed again after their usual dismall perfomances

  32. WHICH QUALITIES IN CHIWENGA ARE YOU CERTIFYING AS SOMEONE WHO SUIT TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY? A DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED CITIZEN OF ZIMBABWE DOES NOT CERTIFY A MURDERER TO LEAD THE COUNTRY. I AM A MEMBER OF THE DZAMARA FAMILY WHO HAS JUST BEEN RELIABLY INFORMED THAT THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT WAS ORDERED BY CHIWENGA TO PICK UP ITAI IN THE BROAD DAY LIGHT FOR REASONS WHICH THE MILITARY IS YET TO SPECIFY. AS I SPEAK, MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY ARE FUMING WITH ANGER OVER THIS AND SOMEONE HUMAN AS US ALL FINDS SPACE IN THIS PLATFORM TO SHOWER PRAISES TO A VETERAN OF ABDUCTION. FELLOW ZIMBABWEANS, WE ARE CHRISTIANS. WHAT DID ITAI DID TO DESERVE THIS? WHY ARE WE NOT UNITING AGAINST EVIL PEOPLE? CHIWENGA’S CHILDREN ARE ENJOYING BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING THEIR FATHERLY LOVE WHILST ITAI’S ARE IN TEARS. LET THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD COME UPON US SO THAT WE BEHAVE THE CHRISTIAN WAY. THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE MUST BE A GOD FEARING PERSON WHO DOES NOT HAVE BLOOD IN HIS EYES. B. MARICHO HAS THE AUDACITY TO APPLAUD AND ENCOURAGE CHIWENGA TO DO GOOD THING. WHAT GOOD THINGS? KILLING AND ABDUCTING? FELLOW ZIMBABWEANS, WE ALL HAVE FEELINGS. I WANT MARICHO TO GET INTO MY SHOES AND FIND WHAT I AM EXPERIENCING AFTER MISSING MY FAMILY MEMBER FOR SO LONG. YESTERDAY HE AND HIS FELLOW MURDERERS WERE CALLING FOR RESTORATION OF LIGACY BUT THEY CANT TELL US WHERE THEY PUT DZAMARA. OK ITS FINE INGUWA YENYU.

  33. This is ridiculous . The struggle is real guys . Zimbabwe is heading in a downward spiral .

  34. Who can remember Mnangagwa speaking using biblical languague before executing the Ndebele.

  35. Comment. Dai tese taiziva kuti nyika nezvese zviri mairi ndezvamwari .tingadai tisinga itirani hutsinye .uyezve zvese zvatakapamba tichazvisiya ko tadii taita zvinofadza musiki uyo akatiisa panyika .

  36. dhiripidheting is a liar! he was busy killing people for Mugabe from Gukurahundi to 2013. infact he organised the disapprearnce of Dzamara. panyoh pake.

  37. PEOPLE WHO VOTE CORRUPT LEADERS INTO OFFICE ARE NOT VICTIS BUT ACCOMPLISES

  38. We have a solution to the Sanctions, and the dearth of FX and Foreign Investment that is essential for the Finance Minister Professor Ncube policies to succeed. We have presented them to both the Honorable RZB Governor as well as his Excellency the President but have received no response to date. Probably due to “politics and accusations” which is still evolving. Chairman – African Medical Investments PLC

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