Coffee mug saga deepens – Mnangagwa accused of ‘plotting a coup’ to topple Mugabe

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Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been accused of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe after reports emerged that he allegedly hosted Zanu-PF renegades and suspended party officials at his home in Zvishavane.

Mnangagwa recently appeared in a picture on social media, in which he held a coffee mug inscribed “I am the boss”.

Following the release of the picture featuring him and a pro-Zanu-PF musician and businessman Energy Mutodi, the Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo took to his Twitter account lambasting the vice president.

“…Everybody knows that the Boss is Gushungo (Mugabe). One Boss at a time, please! Kumhanya hakusi kusvika veduwe (There is no need to rush).

Mnangwagwa, however, rubbished the insinuations that he wanted to take over from his boss, saying in a statement last week, that there were individuals within Zanu-PF who sought to cause tension between him and Mugabe.

State media said that the mug was part of the numerous presents that Mnangagwa received from Christmas and “took to his rural home unopened”.

‘Mug Declaration’

However, according to reports over the weekend, it had since emerged that the vice president in fact held an event at his home village in Zvishavane, where he hosted at least “two dozen activists who were either suspended or expelled by Zanu-PF”.

A report by the privately owned Standard newspaper said that some unnamed commanders from the security forces were also in attendance at the party.

A source close to the development was quoted as saying that the “secret” meeting now dubbed the “Mug-declaration” was called to “coronate Mnangagwa as the new boss in Zanu-PF, who will succeed President Mugabe”.

Mnangagwa is currently acting president in the absence of Mugabe who is on holiday with his family in the Far East.

The new pictures of the event showed a smiling Mnangagwa clasping hands with ex-Zanu-PF youth leader Vengai Musengi.

Musengi was expelled from the ruling party for attacking First Lady Grace Mugabe, according to New Zimbabwe.

“It turns out there was in fact a Mug Declaration! It’s worse than the Tsholotsho Declaration. The evidence is overwhelming,” a Zanu-PF politburo member was quoted as saying.

The report said that the 2004 Tsholotsho Declaration again featured Mnangagwa and was also claimed to have involved a clandestine plot to engineer his take-over of power from Mugabe. news24

  • If The Croc has balls and is a man this is his time to takeover from Sekuru “By Ginya” chaiyo otherwise he will be kicked out of ZANU soon after Matibili is back from holidays . Mafungirowo angu😜😜😜😜

    • Guranyanga

      Me thinks that was amateurish of the Croc.He is a real Mug.
      Why not do what Professionals do in West Africa when they topple their leader.
      “You go to a radio station accompanied by soldiers”Get a Tv station to film you at the same time.”

      And you break the news like this : ” I appeal to all Zimbabweans to be calm”
      “I the CroC with a heavy heart has decided has decided to follow destiny and takeover the leadership since the President is no longer capable of delivering….and…..something something to the effect that the President will be allowed to come back but honored into retirement!And that elections will be held and you will handover power after one term!

      See what I mean duck!

    • Kikikiki

      U r rite

  • Cupgate! Tambai nezvimwe anything that has to do with power kamudhara kedu kanomuka regai muone kachadzoka

  • the early the better

  • Dumi Sani

    The Croc might have fallen for an intelligence trap. The G40 could have been aware of this mug and they are the source were they knew Croc will display it at some point and pictured

  • KARMA IS A BITCH