ZANU PF National Youth Political Commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has announced that he is voluntarily resigning the position because he is no longer a youth.
“Youth Ends At 35 and I am 36 turning 37 soon. I am voluntarily stepping aside and real youths must take over. Ndosvikepi ndichinzi youth?” Tsenengamu said on Friday.
The vibrant motor mouth youth leader rose to fame after being one of the foot soldiers that were instrumental in the implantation of the November 2017 bloody coup that ended 37 years of Robert Mugabe’s rule.
One of his popular press conference was when he told Bona Mugabe to tell Grace that when Mugabe dies she might be exiled if she tries to stop the then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from succeeding Mugabe.
Tsenengamu also led a grouping of ZANU PF youths to pass votes of no confidence on some senior ZANU PF leaders including 55-year-old Pupurai Togarepi and Secretary for Youth Affairs Lewis Matutu.
The VONCs were overturned by the Politburo.
In the recent past Tsenengamu has been vocal in opposing some policies coming from the government of President Mnangagwa. When government advised that it will be compensating white farmers for developments on the land when the farms were seized two decades ago, Tsenengamu became vocal in opposing the policy.
He says he believes the correct way to go about it is for the ruling party to utilize its Parliamentary majority to amend the clause dealing with the issue of compensation.
Tsenengamu further contends that all developments on the farms were directly or indirectly proceeds of the looting of land from indigenous Zimbabweans by the Pioneer Column in the 1890s and afterwards.
Tsenengamu has also called for some elderly within ZANU PF to retires so that fresh blood can take over positions within the party.