Norton legislator (independent) Temba Mliswa has dismissed reports of plots against President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying the president is here to stay.
Mliswa who is related to the first family speaks after the Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe on Wednesday issued a statement dismissing media reports suggesting that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, together with army chiefs, was plotting to remove Mnangagwa from power.
Posting on Twitter, Mliswa said:
One thing I can assure the people of Zimbabwe is that they will never be a coup in Zimbabwe because in the first instance there was never a coup. It was an impeachment as I always say.
@ is there for his 5-year term & will seek another in 2023. It’s unfortunate that he is on his own as his footsoldiers are not working and 90% of Ministers are not performing. The cylinders are not firing& too much corruption too. Time is ticking& they need to change.
Meanwhile, Tawanda Magaisa a law lecturer in the United Kingdom has said that usually when the government issues a statement denying something, the opposite is true.
Mnangagwa ascended to power in 2017 following a military assisted transition which some say was a coup de tat since Mugabe resigned under duress.
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