Zimbabwe chooses not to respond to fired VP’s statements of overthrowing Mugabe


Speaking from South Africa, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the recently fired Zimbabwe Vice President threatened to return to Zimbabwe in a little while to overthrow the 93 year old Robert Mugabe – he said in the statements released on Wednesday and Thursday.

‘My emphasis is for the nation to unite, to create peace and development. Let not your hearts be troubled for peace, love, unity, prosperity and development as they are all around the corner. I will be communicating with you soon and shall return to Zimbabwe to lead you,’ the former VP promised Zimbabwe, in the statements.

Mnangagwa was fired on allegations of disloyalty, disrespect and unreliability.

The ex VP informed that he would not leave the ZANU-PF party like the President had ordered him to, but he would however see to the First family leaving instead, because they are responsible for Zimbabwe’s fall.

‘My conscience obliges me to uphold the code of conduct of my beloved Party and I refuse to be drawn in to a public circus.’

However, despite all of Mnangawa’s threats, the government of Zimbabwe under the ruling ZANU-PF Party, has chosen to turn a deaf ear and not respond to the threats, explaining that none if it is worth responding to.

In an interview on Friday, Cde Khaya Moyo, the ZANU-PF Secretary of Information and Publicity said that the government is under no obligation to respond.

‘The press statement is not addressed to the leadership of ZANU-PF and besides ZANU-PF is not a press club… therefore, we have just taken note of the statement but we don’t have to respond to it,’ Moyo explained.

Currently, different reports explain that the ZANU-PF Party claims that Emmerson Mnangagwa has connection to the Al-shabab terrorist group.

The ZANU-PF claims that Mnangagwa sponsored a local terror group al-Shabaab which attacked his perceived enemies in the Midlands province.

According to the state-owned newspaper, Kwekwe central legislator, Masango Matambanadzo told a provincial co-ordinating gathering that the group was responsible for vicious killings of those who were perceived to be the ex-vice president’s enemies.

Sources explained on Friday, that the former VP is likely to experience several charges now that the Zimbabwe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) pulled together a special unit to investigate crimes that were allegedly committed by Mnangagwa during his tenure in government.

Amongst the charges that Mnangagwa is yet to face include; obstruction of justice, corruption, attempted murder and murder.
















Reporter: Shamila Namuddu

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