MUGABE IS BACK !! CONGRATULATES MUTINHIRI ON DUMPING ZANU PF
Ex President Mugabe has hailed Rtd Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri , who dumped Zanu Pf on Friday for making a bold step saying saying Zimbabwe needed men and women of principle who fight to preserve the legacy of the liberation struggle.
In a statement released by the new political party comprised of mostly G40 members who were kicked out of Zanu Pf, National Patriotic Front, Mugabe met Mutinhiri on Friday last week before his unexpected resignation from the ruling party and parliament.
“President Mugabe said that as Zimbabwe prepares for elections, “everyone should fight to ensure that people are free to belong to parties of their choice and that there is no interference by the Army or those that would want to resort to violence as a means of getting votes.”
In his resignation letter dated 2 March 2018 and addressed to Zanu PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu and National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda, the former Zipra commander cited the unconstitutional overthrowing of President Mugabe and the capture of government and state institutions by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces as some of the reasons behind his resignation.
“I leave Zanu PF because of my principled stance that I cannot be part of an institution that harbors power usurpers bent on subjugating our people,” part of the letter to Mpofu reads.
According to Mutinhiri, consultations to form NPF started on the 19th of November, further revealing that 50 Zanu PF members had gathered to oppose the motion to impeach Mugabe on that eventful day. However he finally succumbed to pressure and tendered his resignation.
Mutinhiri has since been installed as the Founding President and Presidential Candidate of the National Patriotic Front.