Former War Veterans leader Rugare Gumbo has made sensational claims that the President is being sabotaged by people within the ruling party, the Daily News reports.
Speaking to the Daily News, the former cabinet minister said the country is for everyone and dialogue is the only way to go:
“He (Mnangagwa) must be aware of being sabotaged from within, and I think this is now clearly happening in Zanu PF. In politics, those things happen. But the president must be a visionary leader with good strategies to be able to deal with all these problems.
“As I also always say, dialogue is the only way forward for this country. The 2023 elections are very far because people are suffering. You cannot solve these problems through propaganda.
“The country is for everyone, from trade unions to churches and other stakeholders. People just need to sit down and talk. We went to war to make sure that all Zimbabweans have a good life and that they are happy all the time. It is important for Zanu PF to implement political and economic reforms.
“They must do this not for themselves, but for the good of the country. The future of the party will not be good if they fail to implement the much needed reforms.
Gumbo’s sentiments were echoed by Godfrey Tsenengamu who said President Mnangagwa was surrounded by people who cant tell him the truth:
“He is being sabotaged by his own comrades who are bitter for various reasons and also from remnants of the old dispensation. But his biggest challenge has been that of surrounding himself with people who have no appreciation of his vision. He picked people from nowhere and entrusted them with key positions, and these people are letting him down. The other challenge is that he surrounded himself with people who can’t tell him the truth, and this is working against him.
“The majority of the people who rushed to surround him are nothing but mere opportunists and extortionists who are busy lining their pockets and doing everything possible to tarnish his name,” Tsenengamu said.
“It is important that the president lays the foundation for a better society in which he will be able to live even after his time as president. In whatever he is doing today, he must think about tomorrow.”
The duo’s sentiments come amid a dire economic meltdown that has seen inflation soaring to over 830%.
– Daily News