Mujuru plotters come out in the open

HARARE - Authors of the anarchy engulfing President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF, including the conspiracy to scandalise and oust from power former vice president Joice Mujuru, pictured, have been officially revealed by lickspittle State media — in a development that has set tongues wagging within the ruling party.

But senior party officials said yesterday that the surprising outing by The Herald, of the main actors behind the chaos that is still devouring the ruling party, could one day come back to haunt the alleged masterminds behind the deadly ructions that are still to fully play out.

“Although it would appear that all the people who played a leading role in decimating Mujuru have been handsomely rewarded, I’m still very surprised that these comrades would want their names played out in public this way, more so seeing that the party war is far from over.

“I personally think that the excitement is unwarranted and that this (move) will prove unwise in the long run,” a central committee member told the Daily News yesterday.

In its report yesterday, that The Herald called an “investigation” and which damagingly fingered the alleged party heavyweights behind Zanu PF’s current ugly ructions that have culminated in many disaffected members now taking Mugabe head-on, the official newspaper disclosed a comprehensive list of what it called the “Clean Dozen”.

The “Clean Dozen” moniker is a play on the supposed antonym “Dirty Dozen” — which is how a group of party legislators who were embroiled in the alleged spygate saga derisively came to be known as.

“Members of the ‘Clean Dozen’ were Cde Savior Kasukuwere (the convener), Professor Jonathan Moyo (co-convener), Cdes Emmerson Mnangagwa, Edna Madzongwe, Prisca Mupfumira, Oppah Muchinguri, Monica Mutsvangwa, Makhosini Hlongwane, Ignatius Chombo, Josiah Hungwe, Philip Chiyangwa and Patrick Zhuwao.

“The group usually met at Cde Kasukuwere’s Comoil offices in Marlborough, their usual meeting place, although they also had meetings at different places.

“They also regularly had lunch at the popular restaurant along East Road in Avondale, the Fishmonger, a place popularised by Western ambassadors — the Fishmonger Group — that regularly met there to try to crack the Zimbabwe puzzle.

“The 12-member committee was instrumental in the organisation and funding of the First Lady’s Meet the People rallies during which Dr Mujuru’s sinister plot was exposed to the party membership,” the lapdog daily said authoritatively.

Almost all of the “Clean Dozen” have been given prominent positions in the party and the government, with Mnangagwa now Mugabe’s number two both at party and government levels, while Chombo is the new secretary for administration and Kasukuwere the new political commissar.

Even the little known Mupfumira is the new minister of Public Service.

But former party spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo — who has since been “expelled” from Zanu PF — said yesterday that the so-called “Clean Dozen” should rather be referred to as the “Mischievous Dirty Dozen”.

In a telephone interview with the Daily News, Gumbo, also ridiculed the moniker “Clean Dozen” as “a complete misnomer”.

Asked to comment on the latest “revelations”, he said, “I really cannot talk about that foolish moniker. It really just shows the people who plotted to destroy the party and bring chaos to the country.

“Is there any among them who has a record of defending the country?

They have no history except to muzzle the press,” said Gumbo apparently referring to the infamous shutdown of the Daily News in September 2003.

“We can actually call them the ‘Mischievous Dirty Dozen’ who were toddlers during the struggle and are coming to enjoy what other people fought for”.

Another party insider said it was also “a matter of time” before more details emerged around how the “Clean Dozen” had expediently roped in First Lady Grace Mugabe to be their spokesperson, culminating in the “painful strife” that had riven the party.

“Almost all of these people are arrogant big egos who desire to be seen as the centres of the Universe in their own rights. So, it is a matter of time before all the gory details come out. Watch this space,” he said.

Yesterday The Herald ran a curious “investigative” story sensationally claiming that the likes of Hungwe saved the party from people like Mujuru.

Gumbo also said it was “shocking that war sell-outs like Hungwe, who was a mupuruvheya” are now being depicted as saviours”. Hungwe was a Rhodesian propagandist during the liberation struggle who fiercely advocated for the brutalising of liberation fighters. Chiyangwa once served as a police officer in Rhodesia under Ian Smith.

Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa, who defiantly still declares himself to be the party’s substantive secretary for administration, has already rubbished members that he calls Mafikizolos (Johnny-come-latelies, as well as Zanu PF’s damp squib “elective” congress that was held in December last year.

Mutasa was representing genuine liberation heroes, pioneers of the struggle and Zanu PF members who were “unfairly and illegally” booted out of the highly divided party.

“In the build-up to this illegal congress, it became clear that this clique of evil plotters had successfully waylaid Amai Grace Mugabe and Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe and started using them as weapons to unleash venomous and uncouth statements against anyone they perceived to be standing for the original Zanu (PF) values, ideals and ethos. As upright cadres of the revolution, we resolutely and patiently waited for the cardinal direction of our elected First Secretary and President of Zanu (PF), but his customary clear and unequivocal stance did not come until this undemocratic congress.

“In disbelief Zanu (PF) and the whole nation listened to their leader berating his own protégés not only in the party but in government and the august House of Parliament.

“It will go down in the annals of our Zanu (PF) history that for the first time the elected leader alienated himself from the people by this behaviour.  Instead of mapping the road for Zimbabwe’s economic recovery and major policies uplifting our people, the congress became a farce and degenerated into a praise and worship playhouse,” read the statement by liberation cadres signed by Mutasa.

Simon Khaya Moyo, Zanu PF spokesperson said in a statement yesterday that he was currently on leave and would only comment on Mutasa’s bold statement on Monday next week.

Comments (26)

mutasa is right

simba mutukwa - 16 January 2015

Its all about piliticking but we didnt expect the uncivilized and desperate bid to power like what was shown by deliberately victimizing party stalwarts who were not bootlickers and openly against dictatorship and unwaranted continuity in power by the incapable Cde Mugabe.Who has now retatarded the development of our country by vehemently refusing the inclusion of new blood into leadership

carson Macate - 16 January 2015

Daily News you omitted Ignatius Chombo was the Organising Secretary of Chief Chirau's ZUPO which was established by Ian Smith in 1978.Go to National Archives to research or Ask Marian Chombo she will tell you the truth.

Kufandada - 16 January 2015

When RGM eventually goes, (its definite for all mortals), does Ophah think she will change the constitution again to be democratic again and Ngwena will allow that. The real dictator is coming. The constitution has already been done for him. Daughters of Zimbabwe mourn now for your children.

Taurayi Zvenyu - 16 January 2015

A gang of unrepentant sell outs indeed. The Hlongwanes are associated with the killing of freedom fighters and villagers at Inyala,Bupwa and Mataka Rhodesian concentration camps. Mnangagwa was snatched from UNIP beacause he had been identified by his influence in the Karanga language. It is a lie that he went to war voluntarily , he was a chairman in Kenneth Kaunda's UNIP. Chiyangwa and Hungwe still get their Rhodesian pension for fighting against black majority rule. Oppa is well known as a murderer of most prominent freedom fighters such Tongogara, Mahachi and Gen Mujuru. Kasukuwere and Zhuwao were in Grade 0 at independence defecating in their pants. They are both and Chiyangwa cousins of Mugabe. It was Kasukuwere who sold Chiyangwa espionage accuastions. Jonathan is destroying ZanuPF to revenge the killing of his father during the Gukurahundi operation led by Mnangagwa. Grace is being fed with lies that if you want your loot to be secured put your support on Mnangagwa. As for Chombo who doesn't know that he is the most corrupt human being on mother earth. The party has been hijacked by a power hungry and corrupt clique led by Mnangagwa..

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 16 January 2015

jonathiel moyowaonda - usati wanzire. unonyepa iwe. ko was iya seyi zanupf yakauraya 20 000 mu gukurahundi? 20 000 vanhu vakapondwa ne zanu iwe wave kutitaurira zva na hlongwane.

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felix - 16 January 2015

With such careless political annihilation of former VP Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo, Didymus Mutasa etc,etc by Mugabe,ZANU PF can not call itself the revolutionary party. The true veterans are gone. It is meaningless to call P Zhuwau, Kasukuvere,P Chiyangwa, Oppah, Chombo,JM ,Grace Mugabe ,etc the ZANU PF bigwigs just because they support president Mugabe.This is a recipe for disaster.

Gurukushwa - 16 January 2015

They also met every Sunday Morning at Greek Sizzler in Borrowdale , it was Patrick Zhuwawo , Jonathan Moyo and S Kasukuwere. It's a pit that intelligent people where gullible to these plots , but the strategy worked because they looked for the weakest link which they exploited. The most sell out is Patrick and I do not understand how he do this kunasekuru vake , he should have protected legacy ya Gushungo who deserve rest , peace and honor.

Gushungo - 16 January 2015


gondo - 16 January 2015

Mujuru relied on an idiotic paper like this one, that is why she is squealing now,. Corrupt newspaper supporting a corrupt gang which is dead and buried now.

reason - 16 January 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, Unreasonable @reason is alive and still trawling and liking Daily News, even as his masters are self-destructing! Kkkkkkkkkk.

Kt - 16 January 2015

There isn't much in this article, those who were sacked were not working for the betterment of the Zimbabweans but for themselves stealing from the poor and giving the loot to themselves you were in Government since 1980 and have nothing to show, let new brooms do the cleaning-previous feasts have no relevance to a starving man shandai zvenyu vana Jonathan Moyo, Kasukuwere , Hlongwane muri zii musacheuke muridzo

Nyamhangambiri - 16 January 2015

Clean dozen, Dirty dozen, Mischievious dozen, Mutasa and the rest are just the same. It is all of them combined that as a country we found ourselves in such a mess. They have brutalised, steal and plunder with impunity. We are in 2015, they just talk of "liberation" which is in itself invalid to the present environment. It is the same war liberation thinking that will see zanu pf dying a spectacular natural death when mugabe is gone. There is no new thinking and direction.Day in day out , mozambique, Rebellion, dare rechimurenga, Colonialist, imperialist, Detention zambia, helicopter downing. the list is endless. Mutasa and Gumbo the country needs " Dare re Economy"

X-MAN IV - 16 January 2015

Happy another babajukwa within Zanu PF again these demagogue's hyenas are only interested in stealing more. Zimbabwe was hijacked by hyenas since 1980. Surprisingly even Mujuru and Mutasa are part of the hyenas that has reduced Zimabbwe into ruins. Mavenve tortured country with people scattered all over the globe with South Africa being the biggest burden of all nations. God help Zimbabwe from the hyenas who has been stealing from the poor since 1980.

Mandla Moyo - 16 January 2015

Time will tell

liberty shungu - 17 January 2015

This should be a revealation to those who give in to false labelling of MDC as a White puppet Party.We learnt that anyone opposing to Mugabe is laballed a sell out and Western puppet.The only white puppet is none but Mugabe himself.Who was told what to do ,like the infamous ESAP which went to backfire in the 90s.He renaged on being a white puppet when he realise he is loosing to popular formed Party MDC.Then he went to barbaric and economy destructive land invasion.Mugabe is an irresponsible fellow who cares for no one but himself.Last election he ordered the slashing of Urban council outstanding bills,to all residents.Another economy destruction look now Harare has gone days without water,this is another Cholera ticking time bomb.The old man has failed stop paraise and worship this luciferean!!!

MDC have been vindicated - 17 January 2015

Whole cities and towns and sometimes even nations have been obliterated in biblical and ordinary history due to their violence, corruption, idol worship, bloodshed etc. Interesting history lesson from Jonathiel Moyowaondo. During the very dirty blitz of the Mujuru faction someone said on Joyces supposed site that all ZPF were going to hell. Whoever the blooger was said all in ZPF had stolen, plundered etc. ZPF are playing with fire: the fire of God's eternal judgment. Are temporary power and riches worth the tragedy of God's judgment, hell and damnation? ZPF are making a fatal error in that they fail to understand that God is watching and that God is a just, righteous and mighty God and NO sin will go unpunished ever. The only sin that can be assuaged is one that has been truly repented of and blotted out via the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. I shudder for ZPF. may they repent before it is too late!

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Rodney - 17 January 2015

Poor thinking ZANU - PF does not belong to anyone. If you have been a comrade since the inception of ZANU -PF you should tour the line until into grave. Losing ZANU-PF sight of direction of propagation can cost your membership. In ZANU-PF old blood and young blood is the same!

dungas - 17 January 2015

Thieves,murderous and dictators exposing each other.Nguva yakwana yekuti chokwadi chibude pamberi nezanupfiefu.

Chitsiga - 19 January 2015

ZANU PF is a dead party with no solutions to our economy woes shamely created by these selfish, power hungry, most corrupt individuals who thinks they owe Zimbabwe. No one is clean in Zanu PF. Zvichapera chete, Mwari anesu.

Houdini - 19 January 2015

Honestly,Grace is ill advised.She must leave politics&her business of evicting innocent people from Manzou farm.Grace will definitely need the people's sympathy in the near future.History repeats itself & the world is awash with examples of the cruelty practiced by Grace.

jangano - 20 January 2015

Fungai Mbetsa and Didymus Mutasa VaMutasa pamwe chete naFungai Mbetsa have been running Manicaland as their own household. They never followed proper procedures and through corruption installed their own people in positions of power totally disregarding people's choices. At the moment Fungai Mbetsa is going against the traditional procedure of appointing the Zimunya chief. The Zimunya people met and it was agreed that Mr Kufandada Dzobo be the new Zimunya Chief but Fungai Mbetsa THE PROVINCIAL Administrator through some corrupt ways is trying to install his own man. The District Administrator had agreed with the people that its time for the Dzobo f

chaks - 21 January 2015

zvese hazvina basa zvamunopedzera nguva yenyu yasara shoma kudai muchitaura.........THE ENDTIME HAS ARRIVED

kudzaishe - 22 January 2015

Well say what you want about the Dozen, their strategy is one of the most intelligent moves ever witnessed in African politics, using Dr Grace was a clever plot. A very daring one but stylish nonetheless. I dont care that much for ZIM politics but chokwadi chakanaka.

vincent - 23 January 2015

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