Zimbabwe African National Union-patriotic Front national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has accused the State-controlled Herald of fanning factionalism and has warned the paper that he is no pushover.
“I am not scared. I am not a pushover. I am not Joice Mujuru. Do you even think I am Joice Mujuru? No, I am not! So I just want to make it very clear to you, Herald. No. Stop this nonsense!” he was quoted by The Herald as saying.
The paper did not, however, explain why Kasukuwere brought in Mujuru’s name.
Mujuru, the country’s former Vice-President fell out with ZANU-PF in 2014 and now leads the National People’s Party.
She has been bashed by the press and ZANU-PF ever since with some even questioning her liberations credentials.
The Herald said that Kasukuwere was accused of trying to sabotage the Women’s League demonstration on Wednesday in which they were calling for the ouster of League deputy secretary Eunice Sandi Moyo and Sarah Mahoka.
Kasukuwere said The Herald had now become a security concern.
“You want to foment problems in the party, foment problems in the country. Allow us to concentrate on development. Stop being silly and idiotic.
“You are really now a source of security concern in this country. You have a tendency of trying to find stories, you write stories without a source. You say Kasukuwere did not support what was happening . . . I put money,” the Herald quoted him as saying.
“I am not into factions. I am not going to allow a situation where you undermine the sitting Head of State,” he said.