Former ZANU PF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere said he was pleasantly surprised by the support he received from the #TysonWabantu movement.
Kasukuwere, called Tyson by his supporters, expressed his sentiments during an interview on South Africa’s television station, SABC on Wednesday evening. He said:
This is a development which caught me by surprise, these are citizens of our country, some in the diaspora who feel that there is need to come together to persuade each other and say we need Kasukuwere to come back into leadership.
When I looked at myself, I am somebody who has been in exile.
I thought am now in the dust bin, but the people had different views and I think it’s something one has to look at and say here is an opportunity to lead.
Kasukuwere served in various ministerial portfolios under the late former president Robert Mugabe before the latter was ousted from power in a popular military coup in November 2017.
The former Mt Darwin legislator has been resident in South Africa for several months, claiming harassment and persecution by Harare authorities.