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Kazukuwere says Mnangagwa's push to hang on to power would be resisted

by Staff reporter
12 Jun 2024 at 02:56hrs | Views
Exiled former Zanu-PF commissar Savior Kasukuwere yesterday vowed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's push to hang on to power would be resisted.

"This attempt to hijack more years and leadership through the back door has to be resisted and will be resisted," Kasukuwere said.

"We will not accept that. Everybody across the political divide cannot accept this chaos to continue."

The former Local Government minister was blocked from challenging Mnangagwa in last year's presidential elections amid fears that he was going to divide the Zanu-PF vote.

Mnangagwa last month reshuffled the Zanu-PF politburo where he removed then commissar Mike Bhimha and replaced him with Munyaradzi Machacha, who hails from his home province of Midlands.

He also assigned Patrick Chinamasa and Jacob Mudenda new roles as treasurer general and secretary of legal affairs respectively.

Fierce succession wars are not new in Zanu-PF and in 2017 they culminated a military coup that toppled long
time ruler Robert Mugabe.

Source - the standard