Zanu-PF national political commissar, Lieutenant-General (Retired) Engelbert Rugeje has dismissed allegations that the ruling party has embedded thousands of soldiers ahead of the 2018 elections. The allegations were first made by the exiled former G40 Faction kingpin, Professor Jonathan Moyo. The opposition MDC-T also alleged that it had evidence that Zanu-PF had deployed thousands of soldiers ahead of the elections. However, Rugeje denied the allegations completely and accused the media of focusing on petty issues.
When asked for a comment by the daily publication, NewsDay, Rugeje said:
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You, media people, have a problem; you focus on non-important issues and not look at what I said about peace and unity. You want to write things that sell.
Next time, talk to Cde SK (Zanu PF spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo) and not me. I am a trained soldier, an old person and I don’t want to play games with you.
Listen, you are lucky to have spoken to me. Next time, don’t call me, just call the spokesperson and ask him. Anyway, I did not say that we will use the military, why? We have structures as Zanu PF to campaign for us.
Engelbert Rugeje is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zanu-PF party.He is also the current Secretary for Commissariat for Zanu-PF after being appointed in December 2017.He is also the former chief of staff for the Zimbabwe National Army. Read More About Engelbert Rugeje
Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo