Plot to impeach ED exposed

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is Zanu PF presidential candidate, yesterday claimed he had unearthed a plot by disgruntled party parliamentary candidates to impeach him soon after winning the general elections set for July 30 this year.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Addressing a Zanu PF healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare, Mnangagwa said he had gathered from State security agents that the alleged plot involved party members sympathetic to former President Robert Mugabe.

“I got intelligence that some of those who have won these primary elections have two minds.

“They have gone to join the Zanu PF wagon using various tricks, money included, to be elected with a possible view that once in Parliament, they will band together and move a motion of impeachment,” he said, as the party officials shouted back saying they did not approve of the alleged plans.

Mnangagwa threatened to clamp down on the alleged conspirators.

“There are two things I would want you to know.

“First, you must realise that the Constitution provides the basis of impeachment and such basis must be fulfilled before impeachment proceedings begin.

“Secondly, our Constitution provides a tool, an instrument to chuck out from Parliament any member, who we think is not Zanu PF anymore,” he said, while urging the aspiring candidates to be true to Zanu PF principle and ideology.

Mnangagwa came to power last November after the army took over the government and Mugabe eventually stepped down just before Parliament moved in to impeach him.

The two-day workshop was meant to try and mend the rifts caused by the party’s recent divisive and shambolic internal elections, which saw some of the Zanu PF bigwigs and long-time legislators falling by the wayside amid allegations of massive rigging.


About 100 Zanu PF sitting legislators lost in the primaries to newcomers.

Mnangagwa, who yesterday proclaimed July 30 as the election date, said he was confident of a resounding Zanu PF victory, describing the more than 120 opposition parties registered to participate in the polls as insignificant noise makers.

“We are 128 people, who want to be President. This is the best news we have heard and if it was possible that all the 128 register, I will trounce them,” he said.
“From today, the campaign is on. From today, individually and collectively, we campaign for Zanu PF to give this country a resounding victory by the revolutionary party.

“We should not be afraid; we should enjoy the little parties which are making noise around the country. We must enjoy that.

“We will not enjoy the campaign without these little parties also making noise, but we must remain united, non-violence because the victory is ours.

“As we reflect on the recent primary elections and the lessons learnt therefrom, we must seek and pursue principles justice and fairness at all times. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

“Let us never allow our conduct to be blurred by our own individual interests or the interest of those close to us.”

Speaking at the same event, the director of the Zanu PF commissariat, Munyaradzi Machacha admitted that the party primary elections held last months had many flaws, but described the process as a learning curve.

30 Comments

  1. Zvatanga manje, advanced paranoia syndrome, when a man realises that he is truly politically unpopular & useless he’ll start to conjure up all sorts of fake conspiracy theories, we saw it all before in Mugabe.

    1. BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT DUMPED MUGABE CONSTITUTION

  2. Zanu did not know that people want a change of the whole system that failed the country for 38 years.its poor to smell victory this time around they not even get 30% you will see come voting day.

  3. Ruramai Mutemasaka

    There is no reason to start thinking about the impeachment process. The old man wont make it . Achadonherdzwa neMbama yaWamba Dia Wamba.

  4. crap how can they plan to impeach the unimpeachale big joke

  5. Young atheart

    i personally am disgruntled by this whole Zanu pf mantra. Seriously what is it that they want to try and do that they didn’t do in the past 38 years. Which industries do they want to open which they didn’t directly or indirectly helped to get them closed. Operation restore legacy targeted criminals around the by-then president, which arrests were made? Anti-corruption board who was arrested? The whole bunch of them bigwigs is rotten to the core!.All we want is a change so our children will enjoy a better Zimbabwe

    1. Exercise your democratic right.Put simply don’t vote for them.Is there a better way to solve your disgruntlement?

      1. BUT THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR VOTE BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE DIASPORA
        MUGABE CONSTITUTION WILL NOT ALLOW IT ( COMMUNIST )
        WAKE WAKE MNANAGWA DUMP MUGABE CONSTITUTION

        I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

  6. Zanu pf is confident to win becoz they are hiding a box with 100 tricks of rigging.

    1. IT ALL RELIES ON MUGABE CONSTITUTION WHICH IS KRAP
      ADOPT THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION IMMEDIATELY AND THINGS WILL GO NICELY
      GOD ZIMBABWEANS MUGABE CHANGED THE CONSTITUTION TO ENSURE ZANU VICTORY
      UNDER THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION DIASPORA VOTE WILL BE BE ACCEPTED

      I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

      1. do the brits have a constituition?

  7. When a fox wants to eat its own children, it starts accusing them of smelling like sheep.

    1. Nice one

  8. A normal person will never vote for Chamisa a big liar [bullet train 800km/hr, rural airports, $15billion from America, develop Rwanda ICT policy, tsvimbo yaNkomo, will chase away Chinese investors, etc]. MDC Alliance better look for a better candidate while there is time. I am an MDC supporter i cant vote for such presidency. Tave kuvhota takatarisa kuti councillor, MP and senator who is the best of the available. haichisiri nguva yokungoti ZANU or MDC throughout kubva kuna councillor, MP, senator and presidency. we now need progress and not to be abused by vanhu vakazvigarira bho driving nice cars, staying in good houses etc

    1. If Chamisa’s vision is a lie then Zanu Pf is the father of them all.

    2. Really, what in your puny mind is a “normal” person in Zanu PF? Have you been living under a rock the past 38 years or you’re plain daft?

    3. you sound very mature in politics

    4. if chamisa is a big dreamer i choose to dream….i can not personally accept clueless regime which failed the whole country for nearly 4 decacdes

  9. Wezhira Wezhara

    Machacha is not the Director of the Zanu PF Commissariat but of the Chitepo School of Ideology. Ndosaka muchingonyora manyepo evrytime

  10. An eye for an eye, yes and no one must not lose sleep until zanu pf completely varnished from the nasty political scenes they have created in zimbabwe. We are tired of these useless bastards and the sooner the better they die all of them at once.Time will tell and everything has an ending.But all you zimbabweans out there,tell me the truth, Why is Mujuru not talking about the tricks her and zanu pf were using to rig previous elections yet she is now taunting herself to be an opposition party? Why is she very quiet about this rigging election issue?

  11. Chamisa will win this election. And Zimbabwe will develop greatly. The future of Zim is in the hands of young people. What people don’t know is that Chamisa is a unify. How can he be sure he will win when the majority of Zimbabweans don’t want Zanu PF. This guy knows he will loose. He is trying he to create fake impression that he will win. When God spoke to Saul through Prophet Samuel, he said, ‘Today i have taken the kingdom from you.’ And 38 years later God placed David as King over Israel. What is happening in Zimbabwe is very prophetic. God has already chosen his David to take the presidential position. Zanu Pf was given 38 years to rule and now its over. This MDC Alliance will be the ruling part. And Zimbabwe will develop under a collective effort of different politicians from different political parties. It will not be a GNU as some people would want to think.

  12. Thanks Gerald for your openness for you are seeing what is on the ground and the vast 38 years of destruction. Keep it up on encouraging people who want totally change and those that are still blindfolded by useless zanu pf baboons in zimbabwe and get rid off zanu pf’s cruelitism. Visionary people accepts and sees very well the failures zanu pf has gone through, but they insists that they have done nothing bad for zimbabwe’s causes.

  13. CDE YAKATIPARADZIRA NYIKAIKA

    Anyone representing ZANU PF in any capacity in this coming election, I feel sorry for him or her.Gore rino tinopedzerana.

  14. Nicodemus Munyanyiwa Mutsvairo

    Ehh this guy is in the system already running the govt that had promised all sorts of things including 2 millions jobs and does’t need election to change things, he should just implement growth of the economy by ensuring that all the companies opened up and talk to his Asian friends to bank their daily cash rather than keep in trunks and releasing it in the streets. Secondly he said he was targeting criminals and yet all he wanted was getting in power to protect his loot, as you can see he has formed a unit for corruption yet we already have this dept in place. He is not in-charge this guy, look the way primary elections were handled, imagine one making this comment and the next day saying something else.Daily appearance on TV and showing off with visitors is not enough, even commissioning all what we already know about is not worth. Six months now and all we hear is so and so country will be coming to Zim,

  15. ED Mnangagwa and Zanu pf will never ever develop zimbabwe come what may. Idiots can keep on supporting and voting for zanu pf lies, but the bottom line is that 38 years of non services delivery is not a joke to forget by zimbabweans while zanu pf and supporters sees it as big achievements to just rule forever. ED Mnangagwa and zanu pf cabals are only thinking of protecting their corrupted empires such as Metro Peach wholesalers,Zuva fuel stations just to name a few companies owned by ED Mnangagwa. sO Why should able boded zimbabweans dare to keep on voting for ED and his criminals when we know very well that it is water under the bridge and they will never ever change anything to be good in zimbabwe?

  16. Pakaipa hama. Vakanyangira yaona vanaLokuzen

  17. This is very interesting coming from the greatest beneficiary of an impeachment of RG.
    What is most interesting to note is that, impeachment is a constitutional means of removing a sitting President because he is deemed a failure by people who would have given him the mandate to lead, so what is wrong with that?. The people that might initiate an impeachment are his own, from his own party, to do so ,they be believing that he is no longer advancing the interests of their party and for him to turn and say you are fired,some would consider that as a dictatorial trait.Interesting subject this is.

  18. Comment…gore rino tinoprdzerana.

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