Zhuwao savages 'treacherous' Mutsvangwa

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao yesterday savaged War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa, saying he does not associate with “treacherous” officials.

In a hard-hitting statement at his office in the capital yesterday, Zhuwao who is also Indigenisation minister, accused Mutsvangwa of creating an impression that they were in agreement on war veterans’ threats to bar Information minister Jonathan Moyo from attending tomorrow’s politburo meeting.

This comes after Mutsvangwa last week chaired a meeting of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) which resolved to bar Moyo from attending the forthcoming party politburo meetings.

In an interesting turn of events in Bulawayo last week, Mutsvangwa claimed that despite his differences with the G40, he had a “modus vivendi” with Kasukuwere and Zhuwao, saying he was “impressed” with their “youthful zeal and energy”.

But Zhuwao rubbished him yesterday, saying it was inconceivable that he could be in agreement with “treacherous” Mutsvangwa “in light of his stated cordial relationship with the EU which has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe and the First Family”.

“I wish to correct an impression created by Chris Mutsvangwa wherein he indicated he has a modus vivendi with Kasukuwere and Zhuwao.

“A modus vivendi is an accommodation where parties agree to disagree,” Zhuwao said.

“I wish to state that I have not agreed to disagree with Chris Mutsvangwa, especially in light of his stated cordial relationship with the EU which has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe and still maintains them.

“In particular, I can never accept a situation in which any state, entity or grouping disregards and tramples on the democratic expression of the sovereign people of Zimbabwe.

“The EU has maintained sanctions on His Excellency President Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe who are the embodiment of the sovereign state of Zimbabwe.

“It is therefore inconceivable that I have a modus vivendi with Chris Mutsvangwa because of his cordial relations with the EU.”

Zhuwao said it was “unacceptable” for a Zanu PF leader to contemplate cordial relations with “retrogressive forces”.

Flanked by the Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Ephraim Chengeta and his deputy Keith Guzah, Zhuwao further stated that he was in agreement with the position taken by the province to have Mutsvangwa expelled from the party.

“In order to dispel any potential misinterpretation that may be propagated, I wish to emphasise that Chegutu district is home to several other war veterans that can quite easily replace him at the Zanu PF central committee. Mutsvangwa is not a sacred cow.”

    Comments (11)

    Viola Ngwena , may proffer any comment. Mutswangwa is trying to involve every war veteran in his personal wars. He stands expelled by the ZANU PF Mashonaland West Province for denigrating the name of the First lady and in that case he is trying to create his own centre of power parallel to the one held by President Mugabe. Viva Gushungo

    George Zvaramba - 9 February 2016

    Whatever is happening in the revolutionary party is only a fulfilment of history and its repetition . The party has been like that if you read struggles within the struggle by the late Professor Masipula Sithole. More so if one studies the French Revolution very well and Julius Caesar very well soon the ides of MARCH are coming and someone is going to exclaim et tu brute.

    Aluta Continua - 9 February 2016

    Zanu PF non-events.

    XG - 9 February 2016

    PLEASE GUYS ITS TIME TO OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK FORWARD. ALL THESE ZANU PF STORIES ARE ALL FAKE AND TRICKS. THE INTELLIGENCE IS CONFUSE YOU PEOPLE AND MAKE YOU FOCUS ON THEIR TRICKS EVENTS AND MAKE YOU NOT FOCUS ON OTHER PARTIES ESPECIALLY MDC-T WHICH THEY FEAR MOST BECAUSE IT CAN PUT THEM OUT OF POWER. SO BE WARNED AND BEWARE.

    CIA - 9 February 2016

    CIA You seem to lying iwe. Are you telling us that the tea shirts that we are seeing with label Team Lacoste are fake. Asi hauna TV kani?

    goodlife - 9 February 2016

    I am surprised there are still people watching ZTV or what ever it is called

    Ndugu - 9 February 2016

    The son of a migrant Jao of Moza origin has spoken kkkkkkkkk . Hey Jimbabwe has become so cheap that even aliens rule us demety ..Zimbabwe is never under sanctions from EU or else where we have only targeted individuals who for many years had been killing people who do not support them politically . Anyone believing this sanction fiction must be lunatic .They are no sanctions here only few people are not allowed to travel to EU countries bcoz they are skelms finish and klaa

    Diibulaanyika - 9 February 2016

    Why shuld chris answer chigure cheku maputo,chinoputa mbanje mudariro.

    musa - 9 February 2016

    The prince has spoken! "flanked by people who have rubber stamped, a motion to expel Chris". Chaputika.

    X-MAN IV - 9 February 2016

    Truthfully speaking, Mkoma Patrick Zhuwao needs to take a seat. Something about his dreams is not manifesting correctly.

    Muzukuru waTangwena - 10 February 2016

    Its very true all these divisions and expelling of MAi Mujuru is to make the electorate focus on Zanu PF War and not alternative solutions.Look at the friends of Mugabe , the late Gadaffi etc. all these are people who believe they own the people and can do whatever they like . We are aware The british want to come back and have groups in Australia , South Africa , UK etc and we know they are rascist and they still carry the colonial mindset those who are still alive from that era and we understand Mugabe cannot see the whites shine again and take charge of he country again but one thing Migabe has to Know is vanhu ndevamwari and allow God to lead you not rascism against whites or violence against opposition parties and the media. Mugabe needs to understand that when you now use force and muder to protect yourself against who ??? no one is armed to attck Zanu PF . the people are suffering hence they are going for change .allow justice allow fairness , if Ian smith or Deklerk in South Africa refused to have a free and fair election then there would be no Zanu PF government because the civil war would still be there just like the middle eastern cpuntries or Sudan. Allow God to direct your path and not your own pride and fear of shame .shure kweguva hakuna munamato

    tongogara - 11 February 2016

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