President Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid tribute to Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu and Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda saying they paid critical roles in November 2017 which lead to him assuming leadership of the party and the country. Speaking at a rally in Lupane on Friday Mnangagwa said,
When the Vice President (Dr Constantino Chiwenga) was introducing me, he missed something. When I became a border jumper last year, you who had remained behind refused to accept the situation. Your party Zanu-PF met and uMpofu, uObert Mpofu, ukhonapha, sukuma ndoda, nguye lo undoda lo owatshela umhlangano weCentral Committee ukuthi sibe ledawn leyi esesilayo namuhla.
…The next decision that was made at that meeting was to reinstate me and you said jump the border back into Zimbabwe to become Vice President again. Meanwhile, again, a revolutionary son from Matabeleland North chaired Parliament as Speaker, undoda lo ngu Mudenda and said the former president has abandoned his executive powers and we now want to impeach him. The son of Matabeleland North, uMudenda nguye owayesesi hlalweni for the impeachment process.
The former president uMugabe, stepped down, resigned and in terms of our Constitution, within 48 hours, the Speaker demanded that the ruling party, Zanu-PF, should produce a nominee to take over.
More: Sunday Mail
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Jacob Francis Mudenda is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zanu-PF party. He was elected to be the Speaker of Parliament after the 31st July 2013 elections in which his party, the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF), then led... Read More About Jacob Mudenda
Obert Moses Mpofu is a Zimbabwean politician with various business interests in mining, security and transport. He is the former Minister of Home Affairs. In December 2017 he was appointed as the Zanu-PF Secretary for administration. In February 2018 Mpofu was called before parliament to... Read More About Obert Mpofu