President Mnangagwa warns Mugabe

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President Mnangagwa warns Mugabe

THE SouthernTIMES Mar 20, 2018

    Charity Ruzvidzo

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday said investigations were being undertaken to verify the manoeuvres of former President Mugabe and appropriate action will be taken if it’s established that his actions undermine the cohesion and stability of the nation.

    Mnangagwa who was delivering his inaugural address to the Zanu-PF Youth League’s national assembly at the party headquarters in Harare expressed displeasure over Mugabe’s shenanigans with opposition figures.

    “With regards to the former president, we have an issue here. Currently, we see in the media various speculations about his activities. I have no doubt that in no time facts and reality will be made known. We will only take position when reality is known. But currently we are not happy with what is reported in the media. We don’t know whether it’s true or not but it’s an issue that we are examining,” he said.

    President Mnangagwa said that everyone must respect the voice of the people which was instrumental in ushering in a new dispensation.

     “The voice of the people is the voice of God. So, if the voice of the people says this is wrong then we also say it is wrong. If an individual or group of individuals goes against the current of the people then we say you are lost. My message is that we must be peaceful, united and loving,” he said.

    Mnangagwa’s remarks come on the heels of recent media reports of the former president hosting former Cabinet Minister Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri whom he praised for showing boldness in condemning the new establishment and forming an opposition party to challenge the ruling Zanu-PF.

    Mugabe was also recently reported to have told the African Union Commission chairperson that his constitutional retirement dues were not being met and that his wife was being harassed.

    Speaking at the same occasion, Zanu-PF secretary for youth Cde Pupurai Togarepi said the former president’s actions were uncalled for.

    “As youths we do not appreciate Mugabe’s sentiments because the government does a lot for him yet he is working with other people to destroy our party. We stand guided, but if he is working against us, we are going to look at him as a new enemy of the party,” he said.

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