Opposition urged to embrace G40 to unseat Zanu PF

OPPOSITION parties have been challenged to unite and invite into their ranks members of the vanquished G40 faction in Zanu PF if they are to entertain any chances of unseating President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling party from power.

By Staff Reporter

Speaking at the launch of a manifesto by Build Zimbabwe Alliance leader Noah Manyika in Harare yesterday, National Vendors Union Zimbabwe leader Sten Zvorwadza said although he was never a fan of G40, the group had experience in working with Mnangagwa and the military, which might be essential in the quest to defeat the ruling party.

“Personally, I have never liked the G40 crew fronted by [former ministers] Patrick Zhuwao and Jonathan Moyo,” Zvorwadza said.

“But it is a fact that these guys know the current regime better than all of us because they worked together. Opposition parties should work with them to remove Zanu PF.”

Zvorwadza said Zimbabwe was now under a “hard coup” that was deploying soldiers and police on vendors. He said people were used and supported the military intervention which removed former president Robert Mugabe, but the victors were now showing their true colours.

Manyika said Mnangagwa was seeking to extend the Zanu PF rule when the party had robbed millions of their livelihood.

He said Zimbabweans should never give Mnangagwa another chance to rule the country because he was part of a government that had been trampling on human rights and causing untold suffering to Zimbabweans.

“Who is the enemy of the people, those who have been beating students for demanding a better life, and those who have been parcelling the resources of this country among themselves for the past 37 years as if they were distributing the deceased’s estate? They are the enemies and they don’t deserve another chance,” Manyika said.

“Look, they have appointed the former minister of mines who presided over the disappearance of $15 billion. He is now the minister of the police and the question we should ask ourselves is, will he arrest himself?”

He attacked Mnangagwa for his refusal to apologise for the Gukurahundi atrocities in an interview at the just-ended World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He said leaders who could not apologise were dangerous.

Bishop Ancelimo Magaya said Mnangagwa should be held accountable for Gukurahundi and must tell the country if he had repented after previously boasting that he was trained to kill.

6 Responses to Opposition urged to embrace G40 to unseat Zanu PF

  1. L.Makombe January 28, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

    This is childish politics. Embracing G40 is embracing Mugabe and who in his right senses wants Mugabe back?

  2. Jongwe Rachembera January 29, 2018 at 2:13 am #

    Very bad idea. G40 are toxic, tainted by a very corrupt cabal.

  3. Agril January 29, 2018 at 5:20 am #

    Surely,I know Sten as a vendor,not a politician .He has gone off point.I personally advise to go back to his bench,the vendors union.Who ushered in the economic hardship in Zimbabwe ?Come back to your senses boy.

  4. Rue January 29, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Very disappointed in you Stan Zvorwadza.
    You say Mnangagwa must never rule becoz he was part of the gvt that causes suffering and yet you say G40 must join hands with MDC.
    Was G40 not part of that gvt too. How contradictory can one be. Shame on you.
    Even if MDC embraces G40, they will probably just have an additional plus or minus 50 people. No one supported G40 exept for Kasukuwere, Jonso, Zhuwao and Grace and their families.

  5. Vivian January 30, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

    Zvorwadza is an angry vendor and his childish politics is influenced thus. He has ought against ED because they were chased out of the CBD where they are causing havoc to business. Just the mention of G40 alone is nauseating. Why do people always want to be helped?. The MDC can go it alone as before.Who is G40 after all and whats their claim to fame. Get your act together Sten, please. You have commanded great respect so far. Dont soil it.

  6. BHAYIRA January 31, 2018 at 8:54 am #

    Idiotic article!

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