President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the ruling Zanu-PF party is not going to expel former President Robert Mugabe from the party, despite the fact that he publicly stated that he was not going to vote for Zanu-PF or Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa also urged Mugabe to approach the party and government if he feels aggrieved. In an interview with, Business Times, Mnangagwa said,
Zvino ungati iwe munhu wakafamba makore akawanda nemusangano wako owusiya oenda kumwe uko. Uchisiya musangano wako, owusiya oyenda kumwe uko, uchisiya musangano wako, ah izvo hazvina kukodzera kuti rwendo rwavafamba voita zvakadaro,
Imagine after being in ZANU PF for that long, he decides to dump it to back the opposition. That is unheard of…[Mugabe] wasn’t fired from the party. It is his wife, Grace, and her acolytes in G-40 that were expelled. l was shocked by his words. l wonder if he really meant them. But that is the freedom which is prevailing in the country.
Mnangagwa also dismissed Mugabe’s claims that he did not receive his full benefits saying,
From what we gave him as part of his retirement perks…he is entitled to a new house to be built for him or having his current residence renovated. That is entirely up to him. He is fully aware of that. He has the documents which show what he should receive.
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Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the President elect of Zimbabwe. On 3 August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8%... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa