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‘Mugabe playing with fire by threatening army generals’

By Brighton Musonza

I think this time, unlike Joice Mujuru; Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa will not be easily pushed over so close to a crucial election. There is a whole lot at stake here and of note is the underlying delicate tribal issues at play within Zanu PF in all this.

President Mugabe speaks to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa while Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and Secretary for Commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere looks on at the Women’s league National Assembly meeting in Harare yesterday. Picture by Justin Mutenda
President Mugabe speaks to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa while Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and Secretary for Commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere looks on at Women’s league National Assembly meeting in Harare. Picture by Justin Mutenda

They can’t rough-up and alienate the Karanga people within Zanu PF and expect to get away with it in areas like Masvingo and Midlands Provinces. As we now know with Joice Mujuru’s performance in the opposition so far; for all her years in government, somehow she doesn’t seem to have well grasped and endowed herself enough on the subject of Statecraft.

Whereas; when we look at Mnangagwa; as much as he does not seem to have any control and influence in the proceedings of Zanu PF party activities right now; in a Machiavellian way, he is actually in consolidation form and gaining control of the State and much of the legislative assembly.

Even G40 functionaries like Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere don’t turn up in Parliament anymore – and the Croc has set his attack-dog Wadyajena. He seems to be well effective and a step ahead without much headline politicking.

Mugabe’s poor health means he has not been able to attend to much of government business for a long time now and this has actually been exploited by Mnangagwa to lay his grip on the State. The Croc is also well in charge of the electoral process and national security settings.

He has even wrestled Mugabe’s spokesman into his camp and so is the State media. Also I think Mnangagwa by his style of not saying much; this is actually turning out to be his strength and that this is haunting and cracking Robert Mugabe’s family and its G40 faction and their reaction is that of panic; it’s not methodical and not strategic.

They now find themselves entering into a reactionary scrambled plan of trying to set a rival candidate and they have stumbled upon one who has not been a long term target.

Actually it’s not long since Sidney Sekeramayi was in the Mujuru camp and G40 even deployed their attack-dogs in Marondera to get him removed from Mashonaland East party Provincial wing and his wife was unceremoniously booted out of the Women’s league conference.

And his son died in a mysterious car accident in Mazowe. So in all this it exposes the Mugabe family as desperate. And Mugabe is playing with fire by making threats to the Generals. Anobvisirwa dhiziri muhelicopter; rikapera ari mid-air.

  • Munokuvara musatambe naMunangagwa varume isimbi dzinodya dzimwe simbi team lacoste kumberi

  • They wont do anything

  • He can retire them simple,worse they have not running contracts

  • Who told yu he fearz them

  • Kkkkkk zvedu zvakuda mwari pachake kwete ani zvake.

  • let us not under estimate Bob’s power or rather ovrestimate these generals

  • Haa nhasi wapedzegwa

  • Kkkkkkk Generals must not interfere in politics,Chiwenga must resign and join politics,kuda kukwatisa ne uniform ano.mamiswa nema yuts,

  • Mimba iya yoda kuzvagwa

  • For you info.Mugabe does not depend on the military but his much feared cio.these are the people who have kept him in power for solong.

    • Mugabe trusts army more the cio boss is army and most disappearances in zim were done by army not cio

    • People talk things they dont know

    • Without army he will be easily removed from power even by a coup

    • Mugabe gets more power from army.In army there is intelligence department those people are trained soldiers working in army but they wear like civilians

    • Truee, does he knows that army does everything in Security circles…

    • Truee, does he knows that army does everything in Security circles…

    • Do you even know the relationship between Bonyongwe and Mnangagwa

    • Do you even know the relationship between Bonyongwe and Mnangagwa

    • We don’t know their relationship tell us

    • Isnt he the commander in chief of the defence forces

    • In December, Chiwenga will be retired or his renewable contract won’t be renewed. He is likely to get a post (a very low one) in the Politburo. A non Lacoste will be appointed Commander of ZDF.
      3 VPs will be brought in two being G40 and one the Lacoste kingpin. The President will let the presidium discuss issues and make recommendations. He will likely to abstain from making decisions and opting to endorse what his deputies agree on!
      Ngwena is losing in this edition of ‘Games of Thrones’

  • The army wants change like yesterday but Mugabe thinks otherwise.The relationship between ZANU PF and the army is now toxic.

  • Ndini Ndadaro

    Your own opinion! Your own dangerous assumption!

  • What fire,they’re useless

  • Your perception of the the army generals is different from mugabe’s.Mugabe knows all these people in Zanu pf are a bunch of cowards.Its not suprising to see Mnangagwa taking Joice Mujuru route.

  • Mugabe appointed the army in key posts now difficult to remove them

  • Ini zii zvangu

  • Mugabe is a crook. Grace will realize that she doesn’t know him enough. We don’t know what goes in se… https://t.co/lYmA6iqRdO

  • the army commanders and lacaoste will be jobless soon..mujuru must be smilling loud now..

  • What an underwhelming article!!!….

  • haaaaa mirai tione

  • Ngakutonge Macheso zvirinani

  • If Mugabe wants those army generals dead the CIO can just eliminate them today or tomorrow, so they must not let their tails up because the kicks of a dying horse can be dangerous.

    • Those guys are hard nuts to crack

    • Army kill more than the CIO

    • His Security is in the hands of Army not CIO. Kwaava kutambira kunonyudza. Achabvisirwa dhiziri muHelicopter akadonhera kudenga. Watch the space.

    • His Security is in the hands of Army not CIO. Kwaava kutambira kunonyudza. Achabvisirwa dhiziri muHelicopter akadonhera kudenga. Watch the space.

    • Army is the pinnacle of security world over. CIO is just there to gather information but its arsenal is inferior to arsenals in the barracks

    • Army is the pinnacle of security world over. CIO is just there to gather information but its arsenal is inferior to arsenals in the barracks

  • Politicking again Gushungo! He knows where real power is. Showing a brave face at rallies is all good he knows better. Musaatyira henyu madhara eArmy ayo. Contracts have not been extended but they’re still there and being called by their appropriate titles as if nothing happened.

    • bhutsumutandarika

      Yes the power is with the army not Chiwenga per se. He will be retired and thats the end of him.

  • Bob knows that w_thout the army and war veteranz he iz just like Tsvangiray –

  • The president is not threatening anyone here he is just reminding the army to be neutral, there job is to protect the civilians whether they choose to support nhingi or ani its the people not the job for the army. Zimbabwe is not under any military rule its a democratic nation which chooses its leaders by ballot VOTE. So the solders have no part there I salute you my president that’s a sign of wisdom.

    • I totally agree with you Tee Eef! It’s not a threat at all. Actually, it’s the way it’s supposed to be – the military, the police and the CIO all need to be neutral. Their role is to serve the interests of their paymasters which in this case it’s the Zimbabweans and not ZANU PF. It’s just unfortunate that Mugabe has let chaos reign supreme for a long time now which is why it now looks like a threat!

    • ndozvazvinofanira kuwa zviri bt in zim its not its anothet zanu pf project l mean army

    • Neutral yet he is the one who who made partisan

  • Bob mafia commander

  • The individuals you are calling the army are playing with fire threatening the Zimbabwean people and… https://t.co/I88ggdiYTM

  • Now things want to turn around!!!!

  • Zzzzzzzz

  • Zzzzzzzz

  • Why is this boy seating while DP is standing?

  • Why is this boy seating while DP is standing?

  • Pakaipa

  • Pakaipa

  • After all they are all humans ,vanotomamawo sewe,no one is super human.Its only that kana even ukadya 10kg dzeshuga,dhodhi rako harimboteerwi nenyuchi rinongonhuhwa chete

  • After all they are all humans ,vanotomamawo sewe,no one is super human.Its only that kana even ukadya 10kg dzeshuga,dhodhi rako harimboteerwi nenyuchi rinongonhuhwa chete

  • ANONZI MUGABE IYEYO,HAPANA ZVAVANOITA AVO VANONZI MAGENERALS.

  • Hey pple, the Lord is in control , shall provide us with the right leader ,with or without the generals……Lets pray for that .

  • CHIWENGA CONTRACT WILL NOT BE RENEWED SINCE HE IS RELYING ON BOB TO RENEW IT

  • What fire? What can 2 army generals do that 13 million failed to do? Needless to remind u one was fried into ashes!!!

  • Ndikoko

  • There is nothing wisdom is with him, he is just thing about killing people who are not supoting only.

  • You are all dreaming, the old man is above everyone here

  • George Mukanya Mandizvidza

  • Wait & see don’t judge

  • Muchaona how a Croco strikes. Shumba chaiyo inonyudzwa. Watch the space

  • bhutsumutandarika

    This is a very shallow article written in support of the military and ED. If Mugabe fires them which is within his constitutional powers they can not do much. People tend to support anything constitutional and these lacoste guys are not loved by the people. Their acts over the years have been anti people from Gukurahundi, to throwing rival suitors through the window, looting diamonds and DRC and just being uncouth. They have a poor public record which makes them unelectable. If the public disclosures on these guys are well coordinated and sustained they are nothing without Mugabe.

  • Remember Mugabe’s friends Banda and Tangwena