ZANU-PF Secretary for the Youth League, Pupurai Togarepi, has said South African opposition leader Julius Malema who was in Harare on Monday to pay his condolences to the Mugabe family did so on behalf of “failed” G40 politicians who are hiding in South Africa and could not come for fear of being arrested.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader was at the Mugabe’s Blue Roof home in Borrowdale Brooke on Monday where he met with former First Lady Grace Mugabe and was allowed a body viewing opportunity.
Reacting to Malema’s visit which has come two weeks after former President Robert Mugabe’s death on 6th September in Singapore, the 55-year old Togarepi said Malema should shut up on the issues of the legacy of Mugabe.
“Malema came to represent failed Zimbabwe politicians hiding in SA. We have already saluted Cde RG Mugabe for his Revolutionary contributions- those who want to bargain with his remains go hang.
Malema was allowed a body viewing of Mugabe on Monday at the Blue Roof in Harare.
“We listen to the family as per tradition -we don’t need advice from Malema, he should shut up. Malema cannot claim to know and love Robert Mugabe more than all Zimbabweans who stood with him for 4 decades,” said Togarepi.
Among former Zanu-PF politicians currently on self imposed exile include former Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, former labour Minister Patrick Zhuwao, former Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo.
They fled the country after former President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by his own army in November 2017 before being subsequently torpedoed from power and replaced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Meanwhile, Malema has urged African youths to unite and disregard borders because they are products of a neo-colonialist system.
– Zimbabwe Voice