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Mugabe savages Mujuru again

by Staff Reporter
03 Dec 2014 at 19:49hrs | Views
President Robert Mugabe has once again hinted on the demise of Vice President Joice Mujuru's political career, when he said those who have been planning to unseat him should not be trusted to lead this country.

Addressing members of the Central Committee at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare today, the party's First Secretary and President narrated how Dr Mujuru and her allies were plotting against him.

Other coup plotters include ousted Mashonaland East Provincial Chairman Ray Kaukonde, suspended Zanu PF Spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and the Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa.

President Mugabe said those planning to oust him are of the idea that Africans cannot be successful without salvation from the erstwhile colonisers, from who they expect huge donor support at a time when their own people in the west are wallowing in poverty.

"Such people cannot be entrusted with power to lead the nation or else they will reverse the gains of the struggle and put to waste the blood and sweat of those who fell to liberate Zimbabwe," said Mugabe.

President Mugabe said good leaders should wait to be given positions by the people and follow democratic processes of contesting in elections should they want to the post of president.

He narrated how he himself rose through the party ranks from Publicity Secretary in the NDP, Secretary General in Zanu and how he was chosen to lead the party after Ndabaningi Sithole.

Mugabe stressed the need for unity in the party, saying solid political unity in the party begins from districts to provinces.

He described the 6th Zanu PF congress as a time for reflection, introspection and evaluating the performance of the party in government, and assessing whether the party has upheld or deviated from its goals, ideology and principles of the founding fathers.

Mugabe said between the 5th and 6th congresses, the Zimbabwean economy has remained afloat due to the ravaging sanctions, adding that the country however remains on its feet.

He said the period has seen the consolidation of the land reform programme and indigenisation to enable Zimbabweans to take control of their resources.

The Central Committee met to finalise the agenda of the congress and to focus on the constitutional amendments that were deliberated upon by the Politburo.

The amendments include the increasing of the number of Central Committee members and an amendment to allow the elected president to appoint his two deputies and the national chairman, to avoid the rise of many centres of power.

The newly chosen members of the Central Committee were also presented in the meeting.

Vice President Mujuru and her allies in the coup plot snubbed the meeting.

Source - ZBC