Mutasa undaunted by insults

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched another salvo at Didymus Mutasa, but the dogged former Zanu PF secretary for administration insists he wants a response to a letter he wrote to his boss.

SILAS NKALA
STAFF REPORTER

On arrival from Ethiopia, Mugabe said the letter Mutasa had written had not been discussed at the just-ended African Union (AU) summit, describing the former Presidential Affairs minister as a lunatic.

Mugabe, who has been on annual leave, left Mnangagwa holding the reins during his lengthy absence.

On arrival from Ethiopia, Mugabe said the letter Mutasa had written had not been discussed at the just-ended African Union (AU) summit, describing the former Presidential Affairs minister as a lunatic.

But Mutasa refuses to go away and has again demanded a response from Mugabe.

“It was not talked about (letter), where?” he asked.

“We wrote that letter to him and he is the one who is supposed to respond to it and talk about it.”

While Mutasa is demanding responses from both Sadc and the AU, he faces a unique problem as his adversary, Mugabe, heads both organisations and has declared he would not brook interference either from internal Zanu PF matters.

Mutasa claimed to have written to Sadc leaders asking them to look at the outcomes of Zanu PF’s congress, but two months after the party’s meeting, he is yet to get a response.

Some national youth service graduates have already threatened to deal with Mutasa for being a threat to the revolution, but he refuses to back down.

“The worst enemy to fear is fear,” he declared.

“I fear not.”

Many had expected Mutasa to coil in the face of insults from Mugabe, but he insists that he deserves a response from the president.

Mutasa, through his lawyer Sobusa Gula Ndebele, is reported to be planning to launch a court application challenging the outcome of the party’s congress.

It is still not clear when he will be filing the papers.

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