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Mnangagwa's nephew frets over opposition links

by Staff reporter
27 Sep 2020 at 07:22hrs | Views
LOSING Zanu-PF Gweru Urban candidate and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew, Esau Natare, is fretting over al legations that he is leaking classified secret information to the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance.

Natare, who is also the Gweru Brigade Commander for the National Youth Service, is serving a one year suspension over the charge after the Zanu-PF Mid lands provincial coordinating committee adjudged that the allegations needed investigation.

However, in an interview on Friday, Na tare said his hands were clean, but just for the sake of the party and Mnangagwa, he apologised for the "purported misdemeanour".
"I was suspended a couple of months ago over allegations of leaking party in formation to hostile organisations and in particular opposition MDC," he said.

"However, I want to make it clear that this week I have since sat down with Mid lands secretary for administration Cde Manyima to explain my case.

"I have explained that if they are convinced that I ever did such a thing, then I am sorry. However, the truth of the matter is that I never sold the party to anyone. I am loyal to ZanuPF and President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

"In the province there have been re ports that there is bad blood between me and the leaders like Cde Manyima, but it's all false.

"We have come a long way with Cde Manyima. I have since met the leaders and cleared my name over the allegations."

In the 2018 general elections, Natare lost the Gweru Urban poll to MDC Alliance's deputy legal affairs secretary Brian Dube.

His suspension from ZanuPF early this year means he will not stand as a candidate in the coming party district coordinating committee elections where he was favourite to land the post of chairman.

He, however, said he has no hard feelings about the suspension.

"I remain a loyal son of ZanuPF and be cause I have apologised to leaders of the party, I will stand guided on the way for ward. What I have done is to apologise if anyone thought I was guilty so that the ZanuPF party can move forward," Natare said.

Source - the standard