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Ex-Zanu-PF MP tears into colleagues

by Staff reporter
03 Jun 2024 at 03:27hrs | Views
A member of Zanu-PF's central committee, Blessed Geza, asserted that veterans of Zimbabwe's independence struggle wield significant influence in determining the country's leadership, suggesting they hold the key to the presidency between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga.

Geza criticized his party colleagues for excessively personalizing Mnangagwa's leadership and sidelining ex-combatants who played pivotal roles in ousting the late former President Robert Mugabe during the 2017 coup.

In a candid interview with HStv, Geza disclosed that the Zanu-PF war veterans' league does not represent the ultimate voice of ex-combatants but operates as a faction interested in governing affairs. He accused Lands and Agriculture Minister Anxious Masuka of unlawfully seizing land from war veterans, issuing a stern warning for its immediate return within a month, vowing to mobilize ex-combatants and the public to reclaim the land forcibly.

Geza dismissed discussions about leadership terms extending to 2030, asserting that if war veterans oppose such scenarios, they will not materialize.

He criticized former State Security Minister Owen "Mudha" Ncube, arguing that the position was only suitable for war veterans and those who supported Mnangagwa during Operation Restore Legacy. Geza condemned individuals, like Ncube, who seek favor by spreading gossip and insinuated a need to halt such behavior, emphasizing disciplined leadership.

Geza denounced Sengezo Tshabangu, the self-appointed CCC secretary-general, labeling him a "political criminal" for undermining the people's will by recalling elected Members of Parliament without proper mandate or due process. He emphasized the importance of upholding democratic principles and criticized actions that deviate from established electoral processes, particularly in light of the opposition's significant voter support.

Source - newsday