The Zanu-PF Youth League which only yesterday was defiantly stating that it was ready to die for President Robert Mugabe, has commended the Zimbabwe Defence Forces for using minimum force in their quest to implement what it calls the “National Democratic Project.” The Youth league revealed this information while announcing that it’s leader Kudzanai Chipanga has been arrested and is currently in detention.
Writing on microblogging site Twitter, the Youth League said:
The Youth League would want to confirm the detention of Cde K Chipanga. His safety has been guaranteed & has implored us to comply with the National Democratic Project which is underway.
We would also want to commend the military for conducting the NDP with minimal force.
After Mugabe fell out with the liberation war veterans, the Youth League became Mugabe’s most strident supporters. In yesterday’s press statement, Chipanga said:
All those in the insecurity sector fatigues who wish to engage in politics are free to throw their hats in the ring and not hide behind the barrel of a gun. We also wish to remind them that conniving and conspiring to overthrow a constitutionally elected government is a crime in this country and anywhere in the world.
…Defending the revolution and our Leader and President is an ideal we live for and if need be it is a principle we are prepared to die for. From the outset, we would like to make it clear that we have every respect for the Armed Forces in this country and cherish their role in protecting and safeguarding the count, and its revolution. We are however totally against the bulk of the press statement issued by General Chiwenga yesterday.