Mnangagwa warns Mugabe and Mutinhiri, says unhappy with new party

Mnangagwa warns Mugabe and Mutinhiri, says unhappy with new party

Mutinhiri, last week, quit Zanu PF over what he called "the unconstitutionality of the military coup that illegally imposed Emmerson Mnangagwa as President of Zimbabwe during 'Operation Restore Legacy".

Mnangagwa‚ a right-hand man of Mugabe since the late 1970s‚ ascended to power with military assistance‚ forcing Mugabe to resign in November previous year.

Addressing a Zanu-PF youth League Assembly, Mnangagwa said he is not going to take a stance against former president Mugabe, until he has gathered enough information following media reports that he is behind the formation of a political party to distabilise ZANU-PF.

"Currently we see and hear that there is some new party". He must withdraw his behavior and be responsible.

"He seems like he has been taken by another spirit and we will not leave it like that, as has happened with our revolution when he was influenced by a clique of anti-revolutionaries to destroy Zanu PF", he said. "If he fails to respect the revolution‚ we will stop respecting him in future‚" he said, before chanting anti-Mugabe slogans.

Mnangagwa told the youths never to forget or neglect the founding values upon which the party and the country were built and underscored the need for uttermost unity and discipline within the party's youth league rank and file. "It is an issue we are examining".

Because of his latest political choices‚ Mugabe, during his birthday party on February 24, told close friends and relatives he was being persecuted via his wife Grace, who spent every night crying.

"Since Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced Mugabe as president after a military intervention in November, the authorities in Harare, the capital, have shown a willingness to re-engage with western nations and institutions in an effort to kick-start an economy that has halved in size since 2000", said Bloomberg News.

They also demanded vehicles and fuel from the party.

The report also claimed that workers at the veteran politician's residence in Harare had been "taken in for questioning by soldiers on Wednesday morning".