South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) senior officials are not happy with ZANU PF over what they consider to be “threats and blackmail” by Zimbabwe’s ruling party.
This comes after ZANU PF director of information Tafadzwa Mugwadi threatened to drop a bombshell and expose ANC’s alleged sinister agenda which necessitated its two visits to Harare last year.
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Responding to Mugwadi’s threats, ANC national chairman Gwede Mantashe said he doesn’t “like” ZANU PF’s antics and challenged the former liberation movement to “spill the beans”. Mantashe tweeted:
You can’t always have a neighbour that is always blackmailing you.
This relationship with Zimbabwe (Zanu PF) is always filled with threats and blackmail.
I don’t like that. If Zanu PF wants to spill the beans on our meeting with them, they must.
I am eager to hear what they want to spill.
South Africa’s outspoken Finance minister Tito Mboweni also tweeted, saying he wished President Cyril Ramaphosa gave him permission to deal with “that turncoat” Tafadzwa Mugwadi. Added Mboweni:
In fact, ANC chairperson, @GwedeMantashe1 should have said that the relationship is abusive! This must be stopped! It must end!
Meanwhile, in a statement on Sunday, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the party would take disciplinary action against Mugwadi over his “mischievous and unpatriotic” remarks.