Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is under pressure to quit the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front because he is allegedly causing factionalism says he is going nowhere and will fight tooth and nail against those making a mockery of ZANU-PF’s founding principles, ethos and values.
According to three tweets posted today on the twitter handle @ED_Mnangagwa, the Vice-President says: “my conscience obliges me to uphold the code of conduct of my beloved party i refuse to be drawn into a shameful public political circus
“i will go nowhere, i will fight tooth & nail against those making a mockery of ZanuPF's founding principles, ethos & values.
“those who violate our party code of conduct because they think they've outgrown ZanuPF are free to go&form their own bedroom dynasties.”
It is not clear whether this is really Vice-President Mnangagwa’s twitter page but it carries his picture and was only created in September.
Pinned at the top of the page is a jibe on Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo, which reads: “Just because you have an oversized irregularly shaped head doesn't mean it can't fit into a crocodile's mouth”.
Below the tweet, is an animated drawing of a crocodile swallowing a big headed person who is caressing its head.
Mnangagwa has been under pressure of late from the First Lady and the G40 faction of ZANU-PF which says it wants him out at the party’s extra-ordinary congress next month.
They argue that Mnangagwa should be replaced by a woman.
President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he can fire Mnangagwa any time as it appears that he made a mistake of appointing him his deputy.
First Lady Grace Mugabe said Mnangagwa should go and today she hammered at him again and warned women and youths supporting Lacoste that the faction was finished.