Kasukuwere savages crooked party bigwigs

HARARE - As the power struggle in the warring post-congress Zanu PF reaches boiling point, the party’s national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has described Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko as a genuine war veteran who is neither “power-hungry” nor “crooked” like other senior party officials.

Addressing Harare province’s conference at the weekend, the forthright Local Government minister lashed out at some liberation struggle stalwarts, insinuating that War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa — an alleged close ally of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa — was corrupt.

He also claimed that Mutsvangwa was disrespectful of the ruling party’s leadership, choosing instead to act as the attack dog of the Mnangagwa faction that stands accused by its rivals of plotting to force march President Robert Mugabe out of power before his time is up.

“The more you (Mphoko) respect VaMugabe, the less we fight with you chef (Zanu PF lingua franca for boss). Tinoziva madiro amunoita Gushungo (We know how loyal you are to Mugabe).

“You served as his security officer for a long time. You have been his ambassador for a long time, but not even once have we heard that you also want to be president.

“VaMphoko hamuna tumbwa tunofamba tuchiruma vamwe munzvimbo mese  tuchiti tinoda kupindawo, (You do not have power-hungry attack dogs to do your bidding in the party). We want to thank you and we will always respect you for that,” Kasukuwere said of the VP who was guest of honour at the conference.

He also criticised the tendency by party bigwigs such as Mutsvangwa who he claimed always hyped their liberation war credentials for expedient purposes, adding that had he been born earlier, he too would “certainly” have been part of the struggle.

“Chef, you are a veteran of the struggle and a simple leader. We don’t respect you because you force us, we respect you because you are respectable. We come to you because we can come to you, we don’t have to be induced to do that, and we don’t have to be on cocaine to come to you.

“We come to you in our sober senses because you are a leader we can respect. You are a leader who follows his leader (Mugabe),” Kasukuwere said of Mphoko, contrasting him in a politically-loaded manner to other senior Zanu PF officials.

The attack on Mutsvangwa came as the Daily News was again being told of a plan by the group of party Young Turks known as the Generation 40 to put pressure on Mugabe this week to dissolve Mutsvangwa’s war veterans executive and replace it with one led by Patrick Nyaruwata.

In a sign that the gloves are now truly off in the warring post-congress Zanu PF, as the party meets for its potentially-explosive annual conference this week, Kasukuwere also accused the Mnangagwa faction of plotting to oust Mugabe from power.

“We know what we are talking about, some of you have turned against him (Mugabe). You no longer like the president of our party. You are hiding behind the G40 (claims about the G40 to advance this agenda).

“If what I am saying will cause my death, then I am available. Go ahead and kill me. Enough is enough of this Mutsvangwa nonsense. Enough is enough. We are ready to take the war anywhere be it in the air or on the ground,” the angry Kasukuwere fumed.

He said while he respected the country’s war veterans for what they did for the country, there were a few of them who wanted to “monopolise the struggle”, adding defiantly that, “We are not going to be scared by the crooks we know, by the thugs we know”.

“Some of them stole money from ZBC while others turned against Zanu PF. We know that they want to politically destabilise the leadership of the party, engaging in money-making deals. We know all that and we are not going to be intimidated.

“When it comes to president Mugabe comrades, none of you has a monopoly over him. He is my leader too. We will defend president Mugabe, do not try to intimidate us to advance your interests.

“They stole from ZBC and were sacked. If you are a war veteran why do you steal? We know they are going to China to try and cut deals ... to subvert the president of our party,” Kasukuwere said.

“We are not scared. We will not be scared ... I have a right in this party, the party of my father. So, don’t come to me and tell me Kasukuwere does not qualify (ostensibly to be Zanu PF commissar). Who are you? You are the one who does not qualify.

“We are aware of your machinations, musarove imbwa makaviga mupinyi (your plot is a transparent one). The person you no longer want is president Mugabe.  Let us be frank with each other. We know that is what you are after.

“You are going for president Mugabe because you are used to making money using this succession issue. But president Mugabe is still there. So, we are taking our gloves off. We are taking our gloves off. We will not be intimidated by criminals we know ... We will defend ourselves. We are behind president Mugabe,” Kasukuwere fumed further.

Comments (19)

toti - toti !!

SaManyika Chaiye - 8 December 2015

pinda panyanga Kasuku,or kahuku.Yu are the 1 medling in our affairs.we dont want yu,noone likes yu besides yo wife.deal with yo G40 problems,HAMICHINA LEADER period.marohwa nemacomrades.we are excombatants n we pride in that.we dont care about yu.Ngwena only.Vp ngwena has not held 1 single rally,n has never responded to yo nonsense bt akuchaya still.G40 dzokai mugwara re ratinotungamira isu macomrades,not yu kahuku ,chindumurwa chazuro hacho.Nyarara kuti zii.we took care of Mugabe during the war n after.where were yu.?Who brot Mugabe to Harare highfields grounds in1980?Ngwena mfanami.INteligence dzako is very low.we the comrades have prepared a shocker for G40.watch out kuno ku dhamu.

viola gwena - 8 December 2015

I feel so sorry for this guy Kasuku,he is thinking he is all zanu pf and a son to mudhara,He forget that at one time Cde Shamu also once sais he wished he was born in the Gushungo family,But where is he now,Wait and see if mudhara is his father.

farai musa - 8 December 2015

"...the biggest thug". Zanu pf must put an end to all violence tactics or violence will end its existances.

X-MAN IV - 8 December 2015

When people in the MDC T said that Tsvangirayi does not need war credentials to be President iwe Kasukuwere and your chefs refused to hand over power asking for the same credentials you are getting irritated with nhasi. Takakuudzai kuti kuenda kuhondo is not very special because inDRC, Uganda and Nigeria rebels use children as young as 7.

Sabhuku - 8 December 2015

Kasukuwere you call us drunkards?Please behave yourself you are no match for ngwena or mutsvangwa watch your back before you are swallowed

Comrade - 8 December 2015

Kasukuwere you call us drunkards?Please behave yourself you are no match for ngwena or mutsvangwa watch your back before you are swallowed

Comrade - 8 December 2015

Keep it up Saviour. Keep exposing Mnangagwa and his followers. Lacoste thinks he has the right to takeover from Mugabe....never never. Ngwena does not even have support of his own home people, and to think he can rule Zimbabwean kkkkkkkk. I respect you Kasukuwere....... Plizz protect the president from these vultures

Yago - 8 December 2015

Is he saying he respects Mpoko because he lacks ambition of becoming president? I guess Mphoko is a realist and just happy to get what he gets. Mnangagwa has been lied to that he has presidential qualities.

Galore 123 - 8 December 2015

One think will stand forever,Kasukuwere is a political novice,who above everythng relish on the suffering of the masses.mind you politics is not a career but an opportunity tht can change n blink of an eye.History has it that no wife has been successful upon inheriting the throne from her husband,the odds are against U.the end is nigh

jere - 8 December 2015

Kasukuwere iwe its far much better to keep quiet,you also you are a thug thief mari dze Indigenous dziripi iwe ndiwe watova mu youth,hapana chisingaperi iwe ndiwe mbavha huru muZanu pf keep your mouth shut and urimhondi Dzamara aripi tomuda kuti adzoke you murderer vanhu wose wavakauraya hadzisi huku kana mombe you will taste your own medicine its matter of tyme we cnt fold our hands and watch nonsense from you iwe ndiwe urikuda kutovhiringa Mugabe nemhaka dzako kuziwa kuti unofira mujeri Mugabe mst be carefull of these overzealous is the back biters once Mugabe died Grace you wil be kicked out with these murderers watch out Grace urikungoseenzeswa itawo semunhu akaenda kuxool kweteb kuti kwaenda mhepo newevo uriko ikachinja newevo aa shame for you.

bvondo - 8 December 2015

Hands up for Kasukuwere....Please protect our president to the end. Mnangagwa does not even have support of his own home people. We stand by you Kasukuwere, you have Zanu pf at heart not these thugs crooks (Mnangagwa and Mutsvangwa). Keep exposing those dogs.

nadzo - 8 December 2015

You remain our hero Kasukuwere. We salute you. Please protect Mugabe

kembo - 8 December 2015

How did Kasukuwere become so rich? He stole the money just like the war vet Minister. There is nothing special about what he said because he is more corrupt than the war vet minister

Mentalist - 8 December 2015

Uyu avakuvhumuka ! Ari kurota during daylight achirowa nezwaasingaone. Kwavavakuenda iku wavakupinda nemwenje mudziva. Kana wanzwa mhepo yedembe raGrace ziva zwekutaura kana wavakutaura zezwenyika yeZimbabwe. Tinozwiziva kuti Mugabe avazifanzirofa asika Zimbabwe haisi yako na Gire. Neither do you know how many people died fighting to take back this country from a settler minority whose roots are founded in Europe, a continent whereby a blackman is seen as a foreigner - nevermind if he was born there or not.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 8 December 2015

National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere must be honest and thus out the BIGGEST thieves and greedy louts in Zanu pf. One name is IGNATIUS MORGEN CHIMINYA CHOMBO. Those that will testify to the facts include Sobusa Gula-Ndebele, Patrick Chinamasa, Partson Mbiriri, Ethel Mlalazi - Director of Physical Planning in the Local Government ministry ~ [re Chombo], Nannette Silukuni, Thelma Chombo (Ignatius Chombo's daughter), Godfrey Tanyanyiwa, Percy Toriro, Trudy Stevenson, ex-wife Lilian, Shasekant Jogi (crook), Henk Terblanche, Lindiwe Sadza, Psychology Chiwanga, Rotina Mavhunga, Numero Mubayiwa, Maria Dube, Oswald Nyakunika, Tendai Mahachi, Nhamo Chikweka Tutisani, Edwin Guvaza, Ocius Chihuri, Sessel Zvidzai, M. Gandiwa and, Innocent Matibiri, Musavaya Reza, David Chapfika, Christopher Zvobgo, Canaan Mugumira, and Edmore Veterai.

Queen Nefertiti - 8 December 2015

The chickens coming home to roost

T.G - 8 December 2015

Ko aya maSatanists munoapireyi platform vanoti nyaudza, hee I make $86 working from home. Follow me. Chii ichochi? That's why mvura isinga naye.

wezhira wezhara - 9 December 2015


Bvanyangu - 9 December 2015

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