Mnangagwa tells Mutasa no one is bigger than the party


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Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is currently acting president of the country, has told former Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa that no one is bigger than the party. Mutasa will be fired if he persists with calls to have the party’s December congress at which he and several senior party members including former Vice-President Joice Mujuru lost their posts. “We must never feel bigger than the party no matter how senior you think you are because if you do so we’ll not hesitate to fire you. Anyone can be fired because the axe that the party uses isn’t selective. Gumbo mumba gumbo panze hazvina kunaka. We must learn to humble ourselves and be united. Let’s respect each other,” Mnangagwa was quoted by The Chronicle as saying. “Our last ZANU-PF National People’s Congress was the biggest and most democratic. We’re therefore surprised by Cde Mutasa’s utterances through the media with regards to some of the resolutions made. First of all, VaMutasa ndivo vakatinyorera matsamba vachitikoka kumusangano uyu. He also asked all provinces to submit their resolutions ahead of the congress in his capacity as Secretary for Administration. He went on to organise the Congress himself.  He then failed to attend because he wasn’t feeling well and he went to South Africa. Now, when we heard what he said in the media takati uyu unorwara uyu, kwatova kurwara chaiko,” Mnangagwa said. Mutasa has written to the Southern African Development Community and the African Union to nullify the congress and signed himself as the Secretary for Administration of ZANU-PF. Ironically, President Robert Mugabe is the current chairman of SADC and vice-chairman of the AU.

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