Ousted ZANU OF Youth League Political Commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu has spoken on why he and Lewis Matutu recently held a meeting with ZANU PF Political Commissar, Victor Matemadanda. Posting on Facebook, Tsenengamu said:
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Yesterday the 13th of February 2020, the ZANU-PF National Political Commissar Cde Matemadanda summoned us (myself and Lewis Matutu) as party cadres in order for us to give him our side of the story from the day we held the presser denouncing corruption and cartels to the day a decision was made by the leadership to relinquish us of our leadership positions in the national executive of the youth league and the 12 months suspension.
Yes we accepted his invitation and went to see him. We appraised him as tete vemusangano or mai vemusangano and he offered to engage Party Leadership over our issue in a bid to find common ground and build bridges. We accepted his gesture as party cadres.
Cde Matemadanda didn’t seek to silence us or force into any arrangement as is being circulated on social media. Neither did he urge us to continue with our fight against corruption and cartels. The decision to fight against corruption was and still remains personal and will not in any way involve any of our leaders.
Cde Matemadanda’s efforts are for the good of the party. It is his duty as Commissar “satete vemusangano kuti vavake musangano” and that’s exactly what he did by seeking to engage us.
As committed card-carrying members of the party we await feedback from his engagements with senior leaders of the party.
However, with or without these developments in our party, the fight against corruption and cartels continues. Let no one be hoodwinked by any amount of propaganda that we have deserted the struggle. Never.
The commitment and resolve to fight corruption remains unshaken. With or without party positions, the fight continues.
No amount of smear campaigns nor counter-accusations will force us to back down. It will not work!!
A prosperous and corrupt-free Zimbabwe is possible in our lifetime and neither backing down nor abandoning this fight against corruption and cartels is an option.
As such we continue to organize for our inaugural Conference planned for the 20th of February as we do so under the banner of the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Citizens Taskforce. Finer details on the conference shall be given to all interested in due course.
Let’s unite and fight corruption together. Let’s not allow our differences to distract us from uniting against this evil monster called corruption.
Forward ever, Backwards Never.
Yours in the struggle.