Stands divide Zanu PF youth league

HARARE - Chaos looms in the Zanu PF youth league amid threats by youths aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction to demonstrate against party political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere whom they accuse of grabbing stands allocated to them.

Insiders told the Daily News yesterday that there was a plot by the youths to demonstrate in Chitungwiza and Harare tomorrow against Kasukuwere the Local Government minister following remarks by President Robert Mugabe that he had sold the stands to Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) founder Walter Magaya.

The youths plan to demonstrate under the banner of the little known Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Citizens Taskforce (ZACCT) where they say they want to push for Kasukuwere’s arrest.

But while confirming the development, Zanu PF Harare Provincial chairperson for the youth league, Edson Takataka, yesterday insisted that either the people involved were not Zanu PF or they were members being used by elements bent on destabilising the party.

“Our land has not been stolen by anyone because we have it and we will soon be distributing it to our people. Land is not something that we can move about with in a satchel and genuine Zanu PF youths know this. Those that are planning demonstrations are thugs hired by people who initially thought that the stands issue was a hoax but now realise that it is actually materialising,” Takataka said.

He added that bona fide Zanu PF youths would not be tempted to demonstrate against senior party officials supposing that there was a genuine problem.

“Our youths are disciplined and you will not see provincial, district or cell members organising a demonstration against national leadership. That is alien to our party and besides I am their leader in the province so get it from me, those people are not Zanu PF”.

But sources said the developments were part of the Zanu PF succession wars playing out with Mnangagwa’s allies keen on pinning down Kasukuwere after Zanu PF youth league secretary Kudzanai Chipanga reportedly leapt to his defence at the party’s politburo meeting last week.

“These people (Mnangagwa’s allies) had hoped that Mugabe would savage Kasukuwere after he confronted him just before the politburo meeting last week but they were left with egg on the face after Chipanga gave a report exonerating Kasukuwere,” said a source in Zanu PF.

Chipanga reportedly told Mugabe that all was well with the youths’ stands and that the youths were grateful for the president’s efforts as they had not benefited during the land reform programme.

The threats against Kasukuwere also follow  Saturday’s skirmishes  that saw irate youths assault the Zanu PF  national youth league commissar, Innocent Hamandishe, in Chitungwiza, accusing him of trying to cover up for Kasukuwere over the stands in Chishawasha B on Harare’s outskirts.

But youths aligned to Mnangagwa insisted yesterday that the protest against Kasukuwere would go ahead.

 

Comments (6)

If yu are corrupt beware of the Ngwena glare, .kasukuwere ran to 1st lady for cover.Corruption breeds bad gorvenance.Be very afraid.How does a youngman ,on gorvenment payroll ,small pay,manage to build a 5 star hotel for his family.? Realy.

viola gwena - 14 September 2016

The value of owning a stand, let alone a house in Zimbabwe is fast dwindling. No clean water flows through the pipes. Urban areas now resemble rural areas in terms of sanitation. These "youths" coming to Harare thinking all is well will understand in a short space of time why their "party" is hated in urban areas. Their prez was frothing the other day suggesting jail was a terrible place where you eat food next to your waste, well, it's happening in all major urban areas right now - effluent flows down the streets, so what's new mr prez?

Sagitarr - 14 September 2016

Pihwai mogotengesera vane mari yekuvaka.

chimuti - 14 September 2016

It so interesting to read how the dull so called ZANU PF youth are said to be respectful of the elders in politics. How can energetic young people really wait for free houses when in a normal functional economy they are supposed to be building mansions with their own earned income? This really shows they are being used as fools by ZANU PF. Why is it that stands are only allocated two or less years towards elections? You have to be careful Zimbabwean youths. This is your own egg but you leave someone enjoying on it. The best is for you to fight for the removal of ZANU PF so that you will be able to get jobs and income to get land from your own pockets. You are only being manipulated .

Khithi - 14 September 2016

Wise people will not buy that idia. If u take that land,trust me,, u will be forced to do all the evil.I know u need land guys but trust me,not from ZANU. The blood shade is involved,, they will always remind u that the land they gave to u belongs to them.Let's remove these thugs&everything will be fine.

matsotsi - 14 September 2016

Saka sei kunyepera muporofita. Muzvibabate vanhu imi.

Favour - 14 September 2016

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