Friday , March 31 2023

ED, fight for escalating the Chiwenga ZimEye battle


The intensity of the strikes to control the Zanu PF ruling between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, is climbing into public struggles between supporters of the two weights, amid claims by counterparties.

Young Zanu PF put the cat among the pigeons two weeks ago when they said that Mnangagwa was the undisputed presidential candidate of the party for 2023.

The statements were seen as targeted by Chiwenga, who was tortured in some circles as Mnangagwa's successor, suggesting that Zanu PF leader will serve only one term.

Mnangagwa's allies, Pupurai Togarepi, who is Zanu PF's youth secretary, and Zanu PF Harare, president of the province of Godwin Gomwe, told Standard that their names were drawn in the alleged struggle between the president and deputy prime minister to bitter people.

"A false, unreasonable and malicious message has recently been circulating on social media.

"The angry and deceptive message states that:" I Godwin Gomwe verbally attacked honorary Vice President Cde Constantino Chiwenga and President Zanu PF, Cde Oppah Muchinguri, at the Machipisa flea market in Highfield, "Gomwe said.

"Good people are wounded by the current unit that prevails in the party, they have recourse to punishing falsehoods to achieve evil goals." That message is just a fiction of one's imagination.

Togarepi said he did not know any part of the governing party, and that the young Zanu PF supported both Chiwenga and Mnangagwa.

"It's all kinds of cybercriminals. What was said during our youth gathering is recorded, and those who are eager to know the truth can get what has been said verbally," he said when asked about the supposed fight.

"The Youth League respects and supports its president and vice-presidents.

"I have seen no division among the members of the youth league and if it should happen in the future, it will be my duty to correct any misconceptions or contradictions."

Togarepi said there were characters who spoke out loud about Zanu's policy and government policies.

Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo also described a rupture between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga as "wishful thinking."

However, Zanu PF's insistence on the outbreak of Mnangagwa's advisor, Chris Mutsvangwa, about the alleged capture of the state, was the culmination of the serious battles that took place behind the scenes.

They said that Togarepi's statement and other Zanu PF youth leaders, Godfrey Tsenengamu and Lewis Matutu, that Mnangagwa could not be disputed, upset those who supported Chiwenga.

"After meeting young people in which they launched the slogan" 2023 ED Pfee, "Chiwenga's lieutenants became more ambitious because they thought it was an indirect attack on their leader," revealed a party official.

"Chiwenga supporters are now betrayed. They think Mnangagwa would not have been president without Chiwenga.

"They are bitter that Chiwenga and most of his loyalists are accompanied by a clique close to Mnangagwa led by his relatives and his allies."

According to the source, the Chiwenga supporters are also bitter that Mnangagwa seems to be just rewarding those in the Midlands and Masvingo provinces, with party and government functions.

Zimbabwe University, political science lecturer Eldred Masunungure, said that Mnangagwa should be careful in treating Chiwenga.

"He must be cautious when dealing with Chiwenga, the youngsters were used by the G40, but we all know what was the result," he said.

"Young people should not be considered useful tools in the dirty games that are fought by their elders.

"Mnangagwa should be wise enough to know that he must move very closely with Chiwenga.

"War veterans are divided and we know that the real power lies in the military weapon rather than in the youth wing of the party, or the war veterans who are not armed.

"One with the control of the army will win the battle for supremacy. Mnangagwa should play his books carefully, rather than have political illiteracy [former president Robert] Mugabe had last November.

Mnangagwa and Chiwenga played a key role in removing Mugabe in a coup last year.


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