Clearly, Zanu-PF having main been the only Party that has ruled this country since Independence, it has become a household name to most Zimbabweans across (the) political divide. Therefore, it is common cause that any instability within the Party naturally impacts on their social, political and economic lives. Accordingly, there is distress, trepidation and despondence within the nation. Our peace-loving people who have stood by their Government and endured some of the most trying social and economic conditions ever experienced are extremely disturbed by what is happening within the ranks of the national revolutionary party.
What is obtaining in the revolutionary party is a direct result of the machinations of counter-revolutionaries who have infiltrated the Party and whose agenda is to destroy it from within. It is saddening to see our revolution being hijacked by agents of our erstwhile enemies who are now on the brink of returning our country to foreign domination against which so many of our people perished. The famous slogan espoused by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G. Mugabe: “Zimbabwe will never be a colony again” is being seriously challenged by counter revolutionary infiltrators who are now effectively influencing the direction of the Party. It is our strong and deeply considered position that if drastic action is not taken immediately, out beloved country Zimbabwe is definitely headed to becoming a neo-colony again.
The current purging and cleansing process in Zanu-PF which so far is targeting mostly members associated with liberation history is a serious cause for concern to us in the Defence Forces. As a result of squabbling within the ranks of Zanu-PF, there has been no meaningful development in the country for the past five years. The resultant economic impasse has ushered-in more challenges to the Zimbabwean populace such as cash shortages and rising commodity prices.
Our revolutionary path is replete with conduct and rebellion by people who have attempted to destroy the revolution from within.
The formation of FROLIZI, the attempt to remove the late Cde Chitepo from his position of Chairman at the Mumbwa bogus congress in 1973, The Nhari-Badza rebellion, Ndabaningi Sithole rebellion soon after the death of Cde Chitepo, the Vashandi 1 and 2 as well as the rebellion that led to the death of the late ZIPRA COmmander, Cde Alfred Nikita Mangena, among others are cases in point.
Therefore, the current shenanigans by people who do not share the same liberation history of Zanu-PF are not surprises to us. But, what is significant to us and the generality of Zimbabweans is to remember that all these rebellions were defused by the military, but at no point did the military usurp power. We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in.
Zanu=PF’s standing political virtues are a product of faithful adherence to the founding values, decorum, discipline and revolutionary protocol in the ruling party. Party orders were strictly adhered to and whatever differences existed, they have resolved amicably and in the ruling party’s closet. Unfortunately, since the turn of 2015, Zanu-PF’s traditional protocol and procedures have changed with a lot of gossiping, backbiting and public chastisement being the order of the day. Indeed the Party is undoing its legacy built over the years.
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