'Lacoste want Mugabe dead'

HARARE - Under fire Local Government minister and Zanu PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, says it’s now time to speak openly about the deadly tribal, factional and succession wars ravaging the ruling party.

Addressing a Zanu PF rally in the Harare dormitory town of Epworth yesterday, Kasukuwere also made the startling claim that some ruling party bigwigs who are angling to take over from President Robert Mugabe wished death upon the increasingly frail nonagenarian.

Party insiders at the rally told the Daily News that the shocking claim was “the beginning of the public outing of Team Lacoste”, the Zanu PF faction that is rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mooted presidential aspirations.

“Despite the fact that people voted for ...Mugabe in 2013 and the party declared that he is our 2018 candidate ... there are some among us who are now losing sleep each time mudhara (Mugabe) goes out of the country inquiring whether he is still alive or not.
“Is that politics to wish others dead so that you can assume power? Isn’t it that you have to work for the people to get to the top?” Kasukuwere asked cryptically.

“However, he is not dying anytime soon. He will be there even to bury some of you and some of us will not be moved from the position that we have taken to let him rule forever,” he added.
With Mugabe now visibly frail due to old age, and his health a subject of much frenzied speculation within the warring Zanu PF, each holiday or trip abroad that he has taken over the past few years has appeared to fuel the ruling party’s worsening succession wars, amid claims by the Generation 40 group — which rabidly opposes Mnangagwa — that Team Lacoste is working feverishly to stampede the nonagenarian out of power.

Turning to the damning allegations that he has engaged in corrupt land deals involving the issuance of residential stands to Zanu PF youths, Kasukuwere also accused his foes of using the land issue and abusing State institutions to fight him.
He also claimed that he was being persecuted for blocking some unnamed Zanu PF bigwigs from “their usual practice of taking land belonging to the State and selling it illegally”.

“There are those who don’t want to see order in Harare because they have been stealing from the people. They must go to hell because we are not going to be intimidated.
“I came to politics when I was already a millionaire and I have not taken anything from the party and the government.

“I will face my accusers head-on. Let those who are saying and writing what they want do so. But be warned, I am ready for you,” Kasukuwere said.
“Now they are using State institutions such as the police and Zacc (the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission) to fight a political war. But we know what you are up to. I am in politics for life, not for the short term. This is our game.

“You hear someone saying Kasukuwere stole land when we know they are the biggest thieves. Get away! We are not afraid of you.
“But don’t worry about us. We are political animals. We know some of them are civil servants who have taken to writing newspaper stories. Let them be warned that they have no role in politics. They must write media statements and if they have nothing to write, they must sing.

“They think we are easy targets but politics is rough. We are tough tacklers as well and when the time comes we will be tackling each other nicely,” he said to applause.
Kasukuwere also suggested that Mnangagwa’s allies had sabotaged Zanu PF in the Norton by-election which was stunningly won by independent candidate Temba Mliswa.

“They (Team Lacoste) did what they did in Norton vachirovera bhora musango (they sabotaged Zanu PF), only to blame me saying I rigged the primary elections. How is that so?
“I am a national political commissar and how do I interfere with the selection of candidates? People made their choice and you sabotaged them and we are aware of that,” he said.

Comments (30)

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Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 7 November 2016

i smell blood on the floor. Its a question of time before someone prominent bites the dust. This is the only language the party understand saka tambai makachenjera ma comrades blood letting is on the horizon. Icho!!

chibwido - 7 November 2016

Yah let's make a big bowl of popcorn and watch kkkkk can't wait. Who goes first. Pedzanai mufe mese zvenyu

No Pun - 7 November 2016

mutambo uya waakut5svuka ropa ana Mayor nyararai kuti zii vafana murivacheche munofa musina vazukuru.regayi nzou dzitashurane

ichooo - 7 November 2016

Kandiranai nyoka mhenyu !!!! Pedzanai zvenyu we have a country to rebuild after you ran it down Who ever survives -continue this war in Chikurubi you will have ample time then

Naphiri Chisayi - 7 November 2016

Kasukuwere,you are now behaving like a headless chicken,you know that Mugabe's death will be the begining of all your troubles.You are dead scared of what will happen to you when Mugabe is finally gone no wonder why you are always preaching about Mugabe living and ruling forever.Chawakadya chinotomuka chete whether Mugabe rules forever or not.Just pray that you die first before the old frail dictator.

Janana wa Bikaz - 8 November 2016

Vanoda kuuraya Mugabe ndevanga vachiba mari land and companies under Mugabes nose. Mavakutya ka vadoko!!!!!

NYOKA MHENYU - 8 November 2016


observer - 8 November 2016

encircled by confusion, vana kasukuwere mongopengazve kkkkk. unounganidzira vanhu kunopopotera lacoste, manje hauchazvidzingire vaya vaida zanu coz of lacoste?. Hanz .............. already a millionaire. Unoita zvekutamba iwe, uchataura chokwadi zvako.

shocked - 8 November 2016

encircled by confusion, vana kasukuwere mongopengazve kkkkk. unounganidzira vanhu kunopopotera lacoste, manje hauchazvidzingire vaya vaida zanu coz of lacoste?. Hanz .............. already a millionaire. Unoita zvekutamba iwe, uchataura chokwadi zvako.

shocked - 8 November 2016

Dai kuri kutaurawo zvinovaka nyika zvirinani... kunzwawo kuti tiri kugadzira highway yeBeitbridge kana kuti taunza maInvestors munyika zvirinani. Kutishainira nehuMillionaire kunotipei. Kuti Mugabe anotonga kusvika pakufa kunotipei. Tauraiwo zvinemusoro varume vakuru, kutongwa naMugabe kana naMnangagwa kunotipei, kana Gudo rikatonga rikatipa upenyu hwakanaka tinongoti ngaritonge.

Tafi Madzora - 8 November 2016

Hanzi he will bury some of you. He is excluding himself. He will bury YOU Kaskwere, soon.

Sagitarr - 8 November 2016

There is light at the end of the tunnel

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tfflooring - 8 November 2016

Even though they might not show it to his face I very much doubt whether anyone really likes Sir Robert anymore other - he has just hurt and harmed too many people. So it has reached a point where he does not know who he can really trust anymore and it is for this precise reason that he continuously plays one against the other. Not a healthy situation for the people of this country.

Mbewa - 8 November 2016

Kasukuwere uchamama mupfanha and very soon.Who the fuck are you kuudza zimbabweans kuti you were already a millionaire ?Uchataura zvako mufanha kuti mari iyi wakaiwana sei uye kupi.Stupid Can't.

Jocho Matomato - 8 November 2016

Yes everyone wants Mugabe dead, politically of course. Who cares if he is alive or dead physically as long as he is not messing up the country. Its only cowards and criminals like you Tyson who are so contaminated with corruption and ineptitude who would wish an ailing 92 year old to remain in office forever

Jaikolu Maison - 8 November 2016

Haaa zvipiko vanaKsukuwere. Vane mari vanaStrive Masiiwa unombovanzwa here. There money is clean and yours is dirty. Kuzhangandira too much apa chikoro chaicho hapana. Umbavha pamusha apa hondo yacho hauna kumborwa. Maiba mose neshamwari yako Chiyangwa. Speedy too much. Hona vose vaive nespeed sewe Border Gezi, Manyika Elliot, Webster Shamu. Kuzoti iwe. Tibvirepo apo.

kays 1 - 8 November 2016


chamhamha - 8 November 2016

kasukuwere ,dzung hakuzi kungwara! kkkkk

sama - 8 November 2016

mr President please step down , we beg you to step down l believe we need a new start a new Zimbabwe with no hidden agendas sir thank you

safa ngendlala - 8 November 2016

thats the problem with this un educated,gay ,junior minister,he thins his g40 antics will save him from the vagaries of prison life after his public confirmation that he stole millions from the state.no fair minded Zimbabwean be it in opposition or ruling party wants President Mugabe dead,considering his contribution to the country.you can not grieve more than the bereaved ,that is alie here i mean you can not like the president more than the veterans of the struggle,you do have ulterior motives ,but learned and wise as we all know him to be ,i know you won`t succeed he is just giving a long rope to study what you are up to,and eventually the heavy arm of the law will pounce on you.zvikanzi muri vana mai ve ,musangano ,zvibvunzei kuti ko zvibaba zve musangano ndivanani?.watch out!

vivazim - 8 November 2016

"Mene, mene, tekel, parsim"............. Saviour Kasukuwere waiva waitirwa nyasha mai pavakakupa zita ira. Jesus Christ ONLY as your SAVIOUR is going to set you free. But meanwhile your flesh will harvest what you sowed. Your days are numbered....

Daniel5 - 8 November 2016

This is total madness at its best a young man like Kasukuwere saying he will be prepared to be lead by a useless president. Is that genuine love for the president or is just trying to show the nation that you looted under Mugabe. Whatever, the case you cannot stop nature from taking its course. Zvamakadya zvakakwana .

mhlomhlo - 8 November 2016

If Zimbabwe was going to carry out a life style audit will you be found clean with your millions.

mhlomhlo - 8 November 2016

Taura zita remunhu wacho chaiye kwete kuti Lacoste.Unotozviziva zvako kuti unoswera watonhorerwa.

chimuti - 8 November 2016

Please get Kasukuwere s former ministry Audited .....miniistry of youth and see how much rot he left.......Why not keep quite Kasukuwere like you brother Obert Wakwa MPOFU

innocent - 8 November 2016

Kasukuwere is the bigest thief innzanu pf. Whether he likes it or not he will be arrested

Benito - 8 November 2016

politics is a dirty game like it or not. Whether its true or false that Kasukuwere is very corrupt. why bother myself. Don't write in the newspaper. Urayanayi makanyarara. We don't want to hear these nonsense again!!

mkanya - 10 November 2016

Mese muri mbavha ibvai

Bona - 12 November 2016

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