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Kasukuwere to sue of Mnangagwa stories

by Staff reporter
15 Apr 2016 at 05:53hrs | Views
ZANU-PF National Political Commissar Savior Kasukuwere has threatened to sue some sections of the privately-owned media that have been fabricating stories about his alleged fallout with Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Kasukuwere, who reiterated that there is no bad blood between him and VP Mnangagwa, described the so-called rift as a creation of the media and a "misguided misconception" by newspapers that have "made money out of us".

The privately-owned media has been awash with stories claiming that Kasukuwere leads a faction – G40 – that is campaigning for the ouster of VP Mnangagwa.

In an interview on the sidelines of a Zanu-PF Midlands Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting at the Convention Center in Gweru yesterday, Kasukuwere said despite media reports, VP Mnangagwa remained his superior. He said he and VP Mnangagwa were working together in harmony contrary to allegations that the two had fallen out with the former orchestrating the jettisoning of the latter.

He said the rumours were a creation of the media and detractors that sort to destabilize the robust revolutionary party, adding that the party has remained intact and was confident of that Zanu-PF will consolidate its supremacy in the 2018 harmonised election.

Kasukuwere said Mnangagwa was a senior member of the party and that they both work in the interest of the party in their different capacities.

He said allegations that there were differences between him and Mnangagwa was a mere political gimmick and a marketing strategy by some sections of the private media who sort to enhance and increase their sells.

"The problem with you newspaper people is you want to create issues where there are no issues. Mnangagwa is my Vice President and I'm the political commissar of Zanu-PF. He is a senior colleague. I have said this on many occasions.

"We both work in the interests of the party but you (the media) with your headlines you make the country believe there is mayhem and there is going to be Sodom and Gomorrah. Have you ever seen Mnangagwa fighting me? Not at all.

"You have made money out of us anyway. Mnangagwa is a lawyer by profession and I will ask him to sue you. We are the biggest item that you people use for news and it's quite unfortunate," he said.

Kasukuwere said those that were anticipating chaos and mayhem during his Midlands visit have been left with an egg on face and threatened to institute legal proceedings against some sections of the private media who were peddling the falsehoods of the purported fall out between the two senior Zanu-PF officials.

Source - the herald