Team Lacoste humbled in Masvingo

HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was humbled at President Robert Mugabe’s birthday party in his Masvingo provincial stronghold by the rival Generation 40 (G40) faction.

Former provincial chairperson Ezira Chadzamira was listed on the programme to give welcome remarks in his capacity as the provincial chairperson.

But Mnangagwa’s allies were left reeling after political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere thwarted the sly plan. The move had been seen as a futile attempt to underscore that their godfather Mnangagwa was still in control of the province.

Kasukuwere directed at the last minute that the recently installed acting provincial chairperson Amasi Nenjana run the show instead— sidelining Team Lacoste in the process, causing the reeling faction to eat humble pie.

Nenjana gladly grabbed the opportunity and made the most of it by blasting party youths and other officials who had planned to attack First Lady Grace Mugabe.

“You may have heard that there are problems in the province president,” Nenjana said.

“We want to assure you that you have our support, we will not tolerate anyone who disrespects the First Lady, which is why you see us here in our thousands, and we are always behind you and the First Lady.”

Following the suspension of Chadzamira on allegations of insolence and disobeying party directives a fortnight ago, and his subsequent replacement with  Nenjana, chaos has ensued as rival factions tussle for power.

Chadzamira was suspended by Kasukuwere.

Claiming to be backed by the province, Chadzamira has refused to accept his suspension, maintaining that his dismissal was unconstitutional, effectively establishing a parallel Team Lacoste provincial executive.

A Masvingo central committee member aligned to Team Lacoste, who spoke to the Daily News in confidence during the celebrations, said the move had dashed their hopes of launching a meaningful resistance against G40.

“What has happened is demoralising because having Chadzamira welcoming the guests would have shown that we are in charge,” he said.

“It shows that we have no capacity to fight back. We have finally realised that Kasukuwere has the president’s blessings and it will be difficult to defy him as the grassroots will feel that they are being made to go against the president which I think very few would countenance.  We will see what happens in the next few weeks but I honestly think that the resistance has faltered,” he said.

After their suspension, other Mnangagwa loyalists who include politburo member and MP for Gutu South Lovemore Matuke accused Kasukuwere of abusing his position.

“We are left with two weeks to host the 21st February Movement and we hear someone saying the cow that is leading the pack in those preparations be taken to the abattoir, that is not right. We don’t want people who abuse their positions in the party to cause disharmony and disunity among us,” Matuke said.

Former politburo member Paul Mangwana also backed Chadzamira saying Kasukuwere should from his own party.

“I am prepared to be fired for the truth. As politburo members, we were pained after the Chiweshe meeting, those who feel more special than others should leave Zanu PF and form their own party,” Mangwana said.

Comments (22)

let lacoste chew the humblest of pies now that the rumour is sayng lacoste's office has been broken into,once again! maybe him and his team may wake up and retaliate. i once said g(ays)40 is going for the jagular while lacoste thinks its child's play. never expect ngwena to come in th eopen about his ambition; joyce did it and today she just launched flightless helicopter like chingoma did. ngwena will also get fired the same way. let them brawl like jackals.

SaManyika Chaiye - 1 March 2016

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prof ashaf - 1 March 2016

G40 is headed by wonder woman Grace. Naturally RG Mugabe backs G40 by default. This is not rocket science. Lacoste are not going to run this country for as long as RG is still around and that is why Grace expressed her desire to paddle RG Mugabe in a wheel barrow to the office every morning. For now, Grace is in charge. So? Lacoste have a long wait. RG would like to keep ED Munangwa as Grace's henchman who does all the dirt work such as: vote rigging; taking out Zanu PF opponents; the list goes on. All along the croc has obliged. That is nexus of Mafia works. RG is planning beyond his existence on this planet earth. By the way, Grace and G40 are planning a fat one for the croc. This will be more than turning the croc into a humble lizard. Watch this pace!

Mbareboy - 1 March 2016

Ngwena should leave the Party and join mai Mujuru who is a fellow liberation stalwart. The G40 Crew has no liberation war credentials and once he leaves the Party it will crumble like a deck of chess.

Chief Charumbira - 1 March 2016

Ngwena is the chosen one.he cannot leav zanu.he has time on his side.why shuld prince charles leav buckingham palace?to start a new kingship?no zanu wil have to be cleaned up,remove all dirt.that is ngwena s job in waiting.time to look into eyes.its coming.if ngwena leavs zanu then who wl lead after mugabe?These machinations going on is part of it.let the smelly aples reveal themselveswhen the time comes they run.no need for purgings.Ngwena neva at once believd the job wuld be an easy task.no.he new the task.he knows he is the only one .he knows how to play the game.he will do such a wonderfull job yu wl never think zanu culd be a pples party again,like in 1980.its unfortunate task for him,a heavy load.the rurals have heard of him,growthpoints r waiting for the great change .twn pple r asking is e the real deal.He wont disapoint.He has work on his hands.his sleeves r all rolled up,ready.and plse take note,even tho he is refered to as the Crocodile,his heart is as soft as wool frm Gokwe.He loves his country n fellowmen.He has no way out bt to face the challenge.At the end of it all,we will have been witnesses to a real struggle that bears fruits,an economic struggle to uplift citizens.

viola gwena - 2 March 2016

Insiide zanu we all feel he spirit of ngwena the remnant,the crocodile.he is such wonderful citizen,a very quiet man.even to mahoka he wil send flowers of friendship.He has no tyme for petty fights,the task on his hands forbids him to think like that.only citizens,zanu,mdc,pf, we all have a place in his heart.A legal mind.A warvet.a citizen he is.so as he walks in the deepest valleys in this tyme,we the comrades will always be on his side,solidly behind him.he is the guide now.the chosen one.He has no enermies bt hungry children.The laws of the Lord,The Most Hie is his refuge and strength.

viola gwena - 2 March 2016

SHE Kunogadzirisa Matambudziko yose Mashiripiti muhari PFUMA nokuverenga DZOSE Fortune dzako ZVAANOKUUDZAI ZVOSE MATAMBUDZIKO DZAKO TAURA HER DZIRI. + 27735333936 kero ye email healingsonly@gmail.com makore wandei kusafara muwanano yangu kwakaita kuti kusurukirwa, chinoenderera achidanidzira uye kutambura, pashure kunzwa pamusoro amai, i akafunga "nokuda Rand 350 chete, marita matatu mukaka uye matombo maduku yakaenzana zera rangu, iye verenga pfuma yangu zvakarurama uye akandiudza pamusoro yakapfuura upenyu hwangu, hwangu muchato uye mabhizimisi uye mundiro mukaka zvemashiripiti matombo akandiratidza zviso vavengi vangu uyewo womurume wangu girlfriend.She akaita munamato chaiwo uye akandipa simba Indian crystals, mafuta, tsvimbo uye rin'i kushandisa kubasa nzvimbo yangu, bhizimisi uyewo musha wangu .In asingasviki 1 vhiki, matambudziko angu ose vaiva pamusoro uye I`m kufara chaizvo muwanano yangu uye murume wangu akasiya ake shamwari musikana uye akadzokera me.Over makore, ndakasvirwa vakaedza varapi zhinji asi vose failed.MAMA, inokosha mashiripiti chikwama chako chikomborero kwakavandudza dzemari wangu, mabhizimisi kudzikama, rudo uyewo home.The wangu mashiripiti RING yamakapa murume wangu kupfeka apo panguva panzvimbo basa kwaitsigirwa wokupedzisira week.There hakuna imwe nzira mazvita asi kuudza vamwe pamusoro iwe basa ashanyirwe:! + 27735333936.Email ari healingsonly@gmail.com

profashaf - 2 March 2016

Sista vg,well said bt yo ngwena is known for sleeping on riverbanks when full.has he got these guts yu say.

hunda - 2 March 2016

Viola ,are yu talking of vp ?its all my wishes that this wr true.how will mugabe allow such work in zanu.

kays - 2 March 2016

That birthday was a zezuru birthday which had nothing to do with Masvingo so Nenjana was speaking on behalf of mazezuru youths not Zimbabwe youths in general and Masvingo in particular. They could not find a cleaner place in Mashonaland to do the birthday and they came to Masvingo, still left too much dirty including used condoms.

wamaromo - 2 March 2016

Auntie viola ,when it comes to campaining yu beat them all.is this believable.can he realy do that coz if he can then he is assured of my vote.bt I hav my doubts.

blaz - 2 March 2016

Zviedzwa pinda tinzwe.Auntie viola s daring yu n diibu.can yu match that wthout insults.yu see viola insulted noone here.thats why I have respect on what she says

lodza - 2 March 2016

Sista vee,yu r refering to mai mujuru?.

bantu - 2 March 2016

I salute you sister Viola, this is a very sober presentation of facts even to those who might not necessarily agree with your line of thinking. G40 misfired on Ngwena by trying to promote Dr Amai on the thorny succession drama. No sane Zimbabwean can accept this monarchy set up. Isu Makaranga we love our dear leader Lacoste and if anything happens to him we will back People First. Its better than the G40 chaos.

Loraine Moyo - 2 March 2016

Yes sister viola ,im nt in zanu bt iesh,yo writings r good for my eyes.im nt sure if yu all comrades agree on this.if so then I hold bak my haste decision n wait.

blaz - 2 March 2016

there wouldnt have been any people first if RG had handed power to ED and give him at least two yrs to consolidate it and engaging the West for direct investment. Dr Amai disrupted laid out plans

Loraine Moyo - 2 March 2016

Who cares, nyaya huru ibhora Musango thats what you are missing you just being petty, Who is bob an old rinkled ass with shrivelled balls waiting to be cleaned by Gire all the time. Ini i never story i enjoy commenting and reading others comment

ndiya - 2 March 2016

@Lorraine wataura pakuti no Ngwena then its People first, shaa i can not imagine campaigning for Bob indirectly Campaigning for Grace and then another 5 years a big if they win. Grace Kana Mujuru Ndizvo

Nesu - 2 March 2016

Rubbish idzi vanhu ve zanu pf vakavata ndosaka vachida mutungamiri anovata ari pabasa sezvakano garo ita kadhara kavo kurara muma meeting isu tichiti toda munhu ano mira nemabasa ngachifa or resign

mukanya - 3 March 2016

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