Zimbabwe’s VP Mnangagwa reacts to Mugabe’s statements of firing him


After Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe publically talking about his decision towards his long time partner and Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the VP has replied saying that he will go nowhere.

Saturday, at one of Mr. Mugabe’s youth rallies in search for votes that will see him to acquiring the presidential seat in 2018, the President mentioned that he would dismiss Mnangagwa, his long time Vice President and Zimbabwe’s next foreseen President, from his political party (ZANU-PF).

During the rally that was held at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium, the President stated that he could fire Mnangagwa anytime if his followers ask him to relieve the Midlands politician of the VP’s post.

Mugabe accuses his long time deputy of plotting against him and his party, hence asking him to leave the party as soon as possible.

‘I am told off daily in the name of Mnangagwa. Did I make a mistake by appointing Mnangagwa as my deputy? If I did, then I can remove him, even tomorrow.’ Said the angry Mugabe

If things get to this stage, we say gloves are off and time is ripe to make a final decision.

‘We are going towards 2018 elections and the special congress in December. At the congress, that’s where we will decide on a lot of issues, but I decided to say it here because I am annoyed,’ he further informed

Emmerson Mnangagwa, one who has always clashed with Grace Mugabe, the First Lady, has also paid respect to the President’s words after hearing them, and replied that ‘he is not going anywhere’.

The VP has promised to stay and fight with whoever is trying to make a mockery of the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front’s (ZANU-PF) founding principles and, ethos and values.

‘My conscience obliges me to uphold the code of conduct of my beloved party. I refuse to be drawn into a shameful public political crisis,’ said the VP in one of his tweets, posted on his tweeter handle.

Those who violate our party code of conduct because they think they have outgrown ZANU-PF, are free to go and make their own bedroom dynasties – Mnangagwa added.

‘I will go nowhere. I will fight tooth and nail against those trying to make a mockery of the ZANU-PF’s founding principles, ethos and values,’ he further warned.

According to the different sources, different people have claimed that Mugabe’s decision to suck Mnangagwa, is Grace Mugabe influenced, following Grace and Mnangagwa’s history full of misunderstandings.

The First Lady has on different occasions told Emmerson Mnangagwa that he could be fired at any time if he failed to please her husband, the President, and that he had been working only under Mugabe’s mercy – different reports verify.













Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu

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