ZANU PF Youth League’s national commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu, could land himself in trouble over his unrestrained utterances on social media where he appears to be criticising senior party officials.
In one of his posts, the former Mashonaland Central youth league chairperson called upon the party old guard to retire and allow the youth to take over. He said:
Am 36 and ready to move on from youth into the main wing. After six days of work creating the earth, our God took time to rest, even some of our Madalas (old guard) must rest and pave way for the young.
Makarwa kurwa kwakanaka chizororaiwo tiwanewo pekupinda (you have fought a good fight) open up space. Its time to blend youth with experience.
Tsenengamu’s remarks did not go unchallenged as youth league secretary Pupurayi Togarepi hit back, telling his junior not to behave like a peacock. Wrote Togarepi:
With respect to the voice of the majority, any expression to the contrary is in our view rebellious and thus warrants due censure or punishmentWe note with concern social media statements attributed to the secretary for the commissariat in the Zanu PF youth league Cde Godfrey Tsenengamu.
Our leader and President ED (Emmerson Dambudzo) Mnangagwa’s pronouncements reflect the thinking in Zanu PF as a whole.
Grandstanding and strutting like a peacock is a cheap political gimmick, meant to grab attention from corrupt renegades and also pursue selfish agendas…it is unfortunate that our own can be found among the greedy lot who are now selling out the party.
ZANU PF is alleged to be divided into factions embroiled in a fierce fight to control the party. The youth wing has not been spared from the fights.