Former Zanu PF Mashonaland Central official Goodman Tamuona Musariri has slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying his ascendancy after the November 2017 coup was null and void.
Musariri said he will soon approach the courts to challenge his ascendancy while praising his deputy Constantino Chiwenga for his role in the coup.
He was speaking to Newsday in an interview published on Monday.
“I became a fan of the Operation Restore Legacy of November 2017 which was led by General Chiwenga and the army which I believed was going to end up with the formation of much-awaited transitional authority led by Chiwenga himself. I find Mnangagwa’s ascendancy through the unsanctioned Zanu PF central committee caucus of November 19, 2017 unlawful, null and void.
“Chiwenga like any VP in Zanu PF is not an elected member of congress, but an appointee of the President to serve at Mnangagwas pleasure and mercy. Both the MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa and Mnangagwa were illegitimate presidential candidates for 2018.
“Thus the whole ‘new dispensation’ is voidable with Chiwenga’s position being held in abeyance or in suspense mode unless he claims the revision of Operation Restore Legacy after acknowledging the illegitimacy of the ascendancy of Mnangagwa. I, however, would love to see Zimbabwe changing from liberation war movement politics and administration to the modern constitutional participatory multi-party electoral democracy,” said Musariri.