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Zimbabwe People First race for relevance

13 Feb 2017 at 11:08hrs | Views
The launch of Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) two years ago sold a dummy to a section of gullible electorate, political analysts as well as some misguided veterans who viewed the Joice Mujuru led political outfit as a different political narrative, forgetting that politics is but a mind game.

However, a growing suspicion mounted as it became evident that the newly launched party was a retirement grouping of expelled ZANU-PF renegades. Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo, Bright Matonga, Dzikamai Mavhaire amongst others who were booted out by the revolutionary party formed the core of ZimPF.

A brief reading of the names forming the nuclear of ZimPF spelled looming disaster from the onset and to cap it all puerile Joice Mujuru, another ZANU-PF outcast led the party!

Recent developments in ZimPF categorically spell what awaits the electorate in 2018 if they mistakenly choose to align themselves with this higgledy-piggledy party.

With Mujuru's inner coterie of kleptocrats masquerading as patriots discarding her the minute they were expelled, and labeling her as a confused emotional and irrational leader, it is plain to see the levels of disorganization surrounding ZimPF party.

Mujuru who is believed to have turned into a Judas Iscariots overnight after realizing that the party 'elders' intended to topple her and save the party out of her confused rule, rushed to expel potential 'threats' in an effort to save face and cement her reign.

But what kind of a friend who ambushes 'a friend' to fortify and soothe ones' ego.

Its plain cowardice to crawl in the night, to kill an enemy, why not face them in broad day light and present a good fight, that way one earns respect for bravery. Instead, Mujuru decided to be calculative and cunning, expelling her unsuspecting followers while they awaited her at the party headquarters.

The expelled members, Rugare Gumbo, Didymus Mutasa, Margaret Dongo, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, Luckson Kandemiri, Munacho Mutezo and Claudius Makova's only relevance in the party seems to be of mere party 'elders' as their relevance proved questionable when all provincial party leaders distanced themselves from them.

Anywhere who would want to be aligned to old hogs without direction, and conveniently clinging on to what's left of their once 'big' names. Apart from that, they all have nothing to offer!

Insiders equally claimed that the party had received a USD$1,6million donation towards the 2018 campaigns which Mujuru is believed to have religiously kept to herself, to the elders' discontent.

While another snitch in the party revealed that the postponement of the ZimPF inaugural elective convention last September to this September, has stirred the pot. As the clock countdown to September continued, serious squabbles and canvassing of leadership positions emerged particularly in the National Standing Committee, leading to the seven casualties who have been shown the door.

So while everyone patiently waited for the congress to determine their fate, there was growing discontent over the presidency's position which somewhat seemed uncontested, yet other members felt that there was need for Mujuru to be voted in since she was merely an interim president, like everyone else in the party holding interim positions.

Anyway, remaining ZimPF bigwigs to reckon with in the party are Sylvester Nguni, Dzikamai Mavhaire, Marian Chombo who is reportedly seeking to lead the women's wing, and former army brigadier general, Aggripa Mutambara who is reportedly eyeing the position of national co-ordinator.

In this tag of war conquest, I guess we all just have to adopt the wait and see attitude as the rule of the jungle pave way for survival of the fittest. Farewell Mujuru! Farewell ma elders!

Welcome ZimPF - Mujuru! And ZimPF - Mutasa! Clearly MDC - T's advice and expertise is taking root in ZimPF's bedroom.

Source - Rungano Dzikira
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