President Robert Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao has alleged tat his friend in exile Saviour Kasukuwere is now back in Zimbabwe to lead the Mugabe backed opposition party, NFP.
Zhuwao is however concerned that Kasukuwere might actually be double crossing them by making secret deals with Mnangagwa’s military backed government so they can use him to torpedo the NFP project in exchange for his security.
On Sunday we reported that Mugabe is looking for a younger man to lead NFP against the rising influence of Chamisa and Mnangagwa, now it appears Kasukuwere could be announced as new party president if Zhuwao’s statement is correct.
Below is Zhuwao’s text warning that Kasukuwere leadership is victory for the military and Mnangagwa’s government: Reports are coming through that the military Junta is incubating the establishment of a copy-cat to the National Patriotic Front (NPF) to be called the ZNPF in an effort to derail the real NPF.
The reports indicate that this copy-cat WPF junta project will seek to hijack the membership of the real NPF and subsume them under the leadership of Saviour Kasukuwere. Kasukuwere has been reported at some meetings of the real NPF as either having arrived in Zimbabwe or as being on the verge of landing in Zimbabwe in an effort to tie his supposed leadership of the copy-cat ZNPF junta project with the real NPF.
This ZBR is being written for the express purpose of putting on the record that I, as Patrick Zhuwao, am not part of Kasukuwere’s current political shenanigans and manoeuvring. To be more specific, I do not support nor subscribe to the notion that Kasukuwere should lead the real NPF.
Having politically interacted with Kasukuwere since joining the ZANU PF Youth League’s National Executive over one and a half decades ago, I am not convinced that he is an appropriate person to lead the real NPF.
Furthermore, the founders of the NPF, of which Kasukuwere is not one, have categorically stated that Professor Jonathan Moyo, Honourable Saviour Kasukuwere and Honourable Patrick Zhuwao should not form part of the founding leadership of NPF.
As a co-founder of NPF, I fully associate myself with that position and have indicated as much in previous instalments of the ZBR and privately to Kasukuwere himself. Some of the reasons for my taking such a position include the fact that Kasukuwere has been actively discouraging efforts towards the establishment of the real NPF up to a point where I stopped engaging him on the progress of that endeavour.
Kasukuwere’s interactions with the military junta at its highest levels have also made it inconceivable for him to play a significant role in the real NPF, let alone lead it, since the real NPF was established.