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'Show us what was looted by G40,' says Kasukuwere

by newzimbabwe
27 Sep 2020 at 07:11hrs | Views
FORMER ZanuPF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has demanded answers from his erstwhile colleagues who accuse him and other ruling party's G40 faction members of looting state resources, to reveal what they stole.

Kasukuwere and other faction members of ZanuPF's G40 are now in selfexile after they were hounded out of the country following a military coup that deposed the now late President Robert Mugabe from office in November 2017.

The other affected members are; Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao, Walter Mzembi, Mandi Chimene, and Godfrey Gandawa.

Kasukuwere said when they left the government, the current administration labelled them as "criminals surrounding President Mugabe".

However, the former local government minister wants President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to give evidence of what the "criminals" stole.

"We are yet to see what was stolen. It is a regrettable development, in my view, things could have been done differently and I still think that what happened needs to be corrected. What happened cannot be a feature that remains constant in the minds of our people," Kasukuwere told in an interview from his South African base.

He said it was also wrong for the ZanuPF leadership to attack the former first lady, Grace Mugabe, and accuse her of having usurped Executive authority from her aging husband.

"They said the former first lady, Grace Mugabe then had assumed a political authority and that she was making government decisions, which is farfetched.

"From what I remember and what I know decisions were made in Cabinet and that is where contestation of ideas started and ended," Kasukuwere said in defence of Grace Mugabe.

He went on to accuse ministers and senior ZanuPF officials in the Mnangagwa administration of exhibiting "weak ideas" during the era of the now late Mugabe and had to rely on war veterans and the army for political support.

"People (cabinet ministers) would discuss and if you had a better idea or better viewpoint, that carried the day, but yes we could tell that there was uneasiness in some individuals who were then able to mobilise war veterans and secondly the army to overcome a political system," the outspoken politician said although he declined to mention names.

"As a political player then, I don't think the differences warranted that kind of intervention. I guess they became a way for those who were in a hast. Who just wanted power then to magnify the challenges," Kasukuwere added.

Source - newzimbabwe