'Million men' demo not against VP: Zanu PF

HARARE - Zanu PF claims that next month’s “million men” march being organised by its youth league is meant to show solidarity with President Robert Mugabe even though organisers have said it was targeted at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The youths intend to stage a demonstration in the capital, Harare, in May which Mnangagwa’s allies fear was targeted at the Midlands godfather.

This comes as Mnangagwa is under the cosh from Zanu PF’s ambitious young Turks who accuse him of seeking to stampede the 92-year-old leader out of power.

But Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday said while the party backed the controversial march, it was not meant to embarrass any of the party’s leadership.

“To say the march is an ‘anti-VP’ demonstration is not only misleading but also thoroughly mischievous,” Khaya Moyo said.

“From the Zanu PF point of view, the youth demonstration is not against any leader of the party but in solidarity with the president for his excellent leadership qualities that he has exhibited over the years and we certainly support such a noble cause.

“Any other insinuations must therefore be dismissed with the contempt that they deserve because Zanu PF is for unity and our motto is unity, freedom and peace and we live by that.”

The Zanu PF information chief     spoke as the party’s youth league reported that war veterans and some party bigwigs aligned to the embattled vice president were attempting to sabotage the march.

Manicaland Zanu PF deputy secretary for information and publicity, Passionate Dandajena, revealed in an interview with the Daily News last Friday that Team Lacoste ex-combatants were working hard to derail the march.

“Our efforts to fundraise for the march are being frustrated by a group of war veterans led by Comrade (war veterans’ leader Christopher) Mutsvangwa.

“But we will not be derailed and will achieve our mission in spite of their opposition…,” Dandajena said.

Comments (4)

The march WILL embarass all of ZPF - there will not be a million people - mark my word. Jabu Sibanda in his "ZPF-mad" days also had such delusions.

Sagitarr - 25 April 2016

Youths in other countries which are models emulated by these brainless Zanu-PF youths spend their time and money on projects geared to make their lives better. These sheep from Zanu-PF go about soliciting money by threats in the name of showing support for Mugabe. It makes me wonder what how Mugabe himself feels when his dogs extort money from people to fool the gullibles that he has support. Typical North Korean style. Remember the day you will depart from the face of our country we will make sure we erase anything to do with you to enable Zimbabweans to start a new life. The sooner we will forget about you the faster our country will be redeemed from the gabbage heap.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 25 April 2016

The "youths" would demonstrate for what? Sucking up to their leaders? Having no jobs? No hospitals? No water or electricity? No roads to talk about and a moribund railway system? Above all, no food in their bellies except for the few scuds of the day? Of course ZANU is very good at breeding morons.

Dunlop Munjanja - 26 April 2016

You know the country is in big trouble when you have a million jobless youths supporting a 'dead' geriatric who does not know when to get off!

Nyimo - 27 April 2016

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