You’re too soft, Chiwenga tells Mnangagwa

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Chiwenga, Mnangagwa and Parirenyatwa's Tense Moment At Independence Celebrations
Chiwenga, Mnangagwa and Parirenyatwa’s Tense Moment At Independence Celebrations

VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has been urging his boss, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to drop his soft stance and be a little bit harder including employing the tough liberation war-time tactics on political opponents, the President himself has revealed.

President Mnangagwa made the revelations on Saturday while responding to Zimbabwe Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZILIWACO) chairperson, Pupurai Togarepi, who had raised the issue of factionalism in Zanu-PF. 

“Chiwenga always tells me that I am too soft. But I always tell him that we can no longer use tactics that we used during the war.

“But the truth is the truth. You don’t hunt with other people’s dogs. We need to find other ways to flush out other people’s dogs.

“And you, as war collaborators, can be our eyes and ears just like you were during the liberation struggle,” said President Mnangagwa.

The ZILIWACO meeting was held at the Harare City Sports Centre yesterday, and both the President and his deputy were in attendance.

Factionalism has been rearing its ugly head once again within the ruling party, with the President himself warning at a recent politburo meeting that the G40 remains stubborn and has been labelled a national security threat.

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