Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has come out in support of under-fire Zanu-PF National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. This comes after all 10 Zanu-PF provinces in the country have endorsed the petition calling for the removal of Kasukuwere as the National Political Commissar. Kasukuwere is being accused of setting up parallel structures in order to remove President Mugabe from power. However, Mphoko has spoken out against those calling for Kasukuwere’s removal calling them Mutsvangwa loyalists. The VP accused former war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa of engineering Kasukuwere’s downfall in order to put his own person.
Addressing former Zipra and Zapu members at Castle Arms Motel in Bulawayo, the Vice-President said:
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The Kasukuwere war is not about Zanu-PF. The Kasukuwere issue is between him and Mutsvangwa not Kasukuwere and Zanu-PF. They want to infiltrate you because Mutsvangwa wants to put their person.
How genuine are those people? They never speak when the President is being insulted. They just say Kasukuwere must be fired at the same time they are the people who allow others to insult the President. We’ve seen such things. Umlilo wamaphepha. Lingethuselwa likhasi lenyoka. (This is a passing phase. Don’t be frightened by a paper tiger),
Phelekezela Mphoko was the vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa.... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko
Christopher Mutsvangwa, commonly referred to as just Chris Mutsvangwa is a Zimbabwean politician, and special advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mutsvangwa is businessman .In December 2017 he was appointed as the Secretary for Science and Technology in Zanu-PF. Mutsvangwa contested in the 2018 harmonized elections... Read More About Christopher Mutsvangwa
Saviour Kasukuwere is a politician, businessman and farmer. He is the former Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing and former Zanu- PF national political commissar. He was expelled from Parliament as the (Mount Darwin South) legislator in November 2017 following the military... Read More About Saviour Kasukuwere