A Daily News report claims that there is a sense of unease within the ruling party ZANU PF after former party commissar Saviour Kasukuwere reacted angrily to a ruling by a Harare magistrate last week.
Magistrate Hosiah Mujaya granted an application by prosecutors to seize Kasukuwere’s RTGS$250 000 holiday home in Nyanga, which he had put down as surety for his bail — in the corruption charges that he is facing.
In an interview with the Daily News, an unnamed ZANU PF senior official said:
I’m very concerned that following last July’s post-election violence and the equally violent riots earlier this year, that we could be entering a new phase of political and social unrest — which would be tragic, as the country is just beginning to stabilise.
My fear is that some elements could very well use Tyson’s (Kasukuwere’s) announcement of his return to politics to plant anarchy, realising that he still enjoys support in some party (Zanu PF) constituencies, particularly in Mashonaland.
As it is, and as false as the claims are, I’m greatly disturbed by talk doing the rounds that his prosecution is not just politically-motivated, but also supposedly an attack against Zezurus by Karangas.
This spells danger to both the party (Zanu PF) and the country if we are not careful.
Writing on Twitter last Friday in reaction to the sequestration of his villa, Kasukuwere, who is holed up in South Africa said:
We will certainly go to the High Court. This is a very good invitation back into politics. Handei tione! (Bring it on!).
I said it will be rough, but it’s gonna be rougher but thereafter we will have a ZW we all want. This monopoly and idiocy shall be challenged. With or without, 2023 is coming. Tatamba zvakwana! (The time for games is over!)
Whilst silence is golden, there comes a time when your enemies think you are enjoying it. Abuse of authority and power has limits. God Bless ZW. #itsmycountrytoo!
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