Former President Robert Mugabe could sensationally return to ZANU PF one-and-a-half years after he was deposed through a military coup.
ZANU PF has of late been courting former party bigwigs in a bid to secure their return to the former liberation movement.
Former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and former Mashonaland East Resident Minister Ambrose Mutinhiri were this week readmitted to the party. Speaking to the Daily News about Mugabe’s possible return, Mutasa said:
When we gained independence, we were talking about the establishment of a one-party state … but that did not fit with the democracy of the Western world.
Now we should do everything we can to bring everyone back to the party, including him (Mugabe). He worked for Zanu PF more than anyone else, and I don’t think there is anyone who can dispute that. He should, therefore, be brought back into the party.
When asked if ZANU PF is seeking to readmit members who were part of the G40 cabal, the likes of Saviour Kasukuwere and Patrick Zhuwawo, Mutasa had this to say:
For now, I am just a card-carrying member. But I think by now Zanu PF should have developed into the undisputed main party in this country, as we have seen elsewhere. I think from what we have seen so far from Mnangagwa, he wants everyone involved.
If you look at other countries like Tanzania, they have arranged themselves very well, especially their ruling party, and that is what we want to see in our party.
Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe
Didymus Mutasa is a Zimbabwean politician and former senior member of Joice Mujuru led political party Zimbabwe People First. Mutasa was expelled by Joice Mujuru on the 8th of February 2017 for conspiring to dethrone her. He was previously the secretary of Administration for the... Read More About Didymus Mutasa
Ambrose Mutinhiri is a Zimbabwean politician, a veteran of Zimbabwe's liberation war and the former Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs. Mutinhiri is also a Retired Brigadier General of the Zimbabwe National Army. Mutinhiri resigned from Parliament and the Zanu-PF political party in... Read More About Ambrose Mutinhiri