Local government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere has sensationally claimed that he is a victim of persecution from some unnamed bigwigs within ZANU-PF who are getting back at him after he blocked them from illegally acquiring and selling state land.
Tyson, as Kasukuwere is known due to his combative approach said:
There are those who don’t want to see order in Harare because they have been stealing from the people. They must go to hell because we are not going to be intimidated. I came to politics when I was already a millionaire and I have not taken anything from the party and the government.
I will face my accusers head-on. Let those who are saying and writing what they want do so. But be warned, I am ready for you. Now they are using State institutions such as the police and Zacc (the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission) to fight a political war. But we know what you are up to. I am in politics for life, not for the short term. This is our game.
You hear someone saying Kasukuwere stole land when we know they are the biggest thieves. Get away! We are not afraid of you. But don’t worry about us. We are political animals. We know some of them are civil servants who have taken to writing newspaper stories. Let them be warned that they have no role in politics. They must write media statements and if they have nothing to write, they must sing.
They think we are easy targets but politics is rough. We are tough tacklers as well and when the time comes we will be tackling each other nicely.
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