Mugabe 'flies to SA' amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

  • Mugabe 'flies to SA' amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

Mugabe 'flies to SA' amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

"We are not sure whether it's true or false, it's an issue that we are examining", said Mnangagwa, while addressing the Zanu PF Youth League National Assembly in Harare today. "We understand NPF is seeking an alliance with some sections of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T)‚ [Joice] Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP), and other like-minded groups, to dilute Zanu-PF's dominance‚" said a Zanu PF source. He must withdraw his behavior and be responsible.

"With the former president there is an issue. It is the Youth League's responsibility to defend the Revolutionary Party", Togarepi said.

In his speech, the president commented that his government will take appropriate action if it is proved that Mugabe's actions endanger the cohesion of the state and assured that his administration is not happy with the alleged "pranks" of the ex president, the press added.

Mnangagwa said he would check on Mugabe to see if claims that his predecessor was behind the new party linked to the vanquished G40 faction were true. Now we are not happy with what the media is saying.

"The voice of the people is the voice of God, so if the voice of the people says this is wrong, then we also say this is wrong". But now, we are not happy with what the media is saying.

Mawarire told dpa that some of the other leaders of the political party are in exile, without mentioning names.

Speaking at the same event, Zanu PF chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri spoke glowingly of Mnangagwa, as she opened up on alleged sabotage targeting the President.

This week, the NPF wrote to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission informing it that the party would be taking part in the general elections and so should also be included in programmes that involve political parties and the upcoming elections.

In January, Mnangagwa, who took office in November after a shock military takeover led to Mugabe's ousting, promised to hold a fair vote and respect the result if the opposition won.