THE Zanu PF succession politics took a nasty turn yesterday with party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo questioning President Robert Mugabe’s sense of judgment and warning him that he was being misled by some senior members of the party.
Gumbo, in a strongly-worded statement released hardly 48 hours after Mugabe jetted in from China, warned the Zanu PF leader to guard against some of his trusted lieutenants whose mission was to “drive a regime change agenda” from within.
“We have always known that there is a regime change agenda in place, only this time it is being pushed by our own people under the guise of loving President Mugabe,” Gumbo said.
“This is unacceptable behaviour which smacks of deceit and a very high level of wickedness.
We must all be wary of elements that feign love for President Mugabe and Zanu PF yet their real agenda is to divert President Mugabe’s attention from the core business of the government in order to create problems for the party in 2018 when elections are due.”
He added: “Anyone who misdirects their focus to dwell on petty, narrow and immature politics is not only showing disrespect to President Mugabe who is genuinely determined to improve the welfare of the people- but is on the wrong side of history and should be ashamed of himself or herself.”