Former State Security minister Owen Ncube on Tuesday described CCC as the enemy of the ruling party, saying only ZANU PF must rule the country.
Addressing ZANU PF supporters at a Gweru inter-district meeting in the Midlands capital, the ZANU PF Gokwe-Kana MP, said party members should shun factionalism and instead, defend the party from CCC. He said:
Our President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) has won the 2023 presidential election. It is only ZANU PF which must rule this country not the opposition because liberation fighters sacrificed for this country.
… The enemy is not in our (ZANU PF) party. The enemy is the CCC led by Nelson Chamisa.
Responding to Owen Ncube’s remarks, CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba told NewsDay that it clearly shows that ZANU PF is only focused on power retention and not addressing the plight of citizens. Said Siziba:
For the former minister Mudha to say this shows the level at which the country is in dire need of leadership.
The words are a clear sign that the centre is failing to hold. It is a clear sign that Zanu PF is focusing on power retention instead of addressing the welfare of our people.
ZANU PF is failing to address the plight of teachers and other public workers, students are failing to access education because of its failed policies.
Ncube was fired as a minister in January this year after reportedly on charges of instigating violence during ZANU PF Midlands’s disputed December provincial elections.