Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe who was ousted in the November coup following the rise of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly accused several of his former Zanu-PF lieutenants of betraying him in his hour of need.
According to reports, Mugabe launched a fresh attack on President Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga for his role in his removal from power.
This came to light after former Mashonaland East governor and Zanu-PF regional chairman Ray Kaukonde revealed that Mugabe is still bitter about his overthrow in November last year after visiting the Blue Roof mansion last week on Wednesday.
Mugabe singled out Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu, Zanu-PF’s secretary of finance Patrick Chinamasa, and Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda as sellouts and did not seem keen on forgiving the trio.
Reliable sources stated that during the meeting, Mugabe apologized to Kaukonde for hounding him out of the party in 2014 at the same time and attacked Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, accusing them of sedition
“During the meeting, Mugabe apologized for removing him from the party for siding with Mujuru. He said he felt he needed to do so after having apologized to Mujuru. He said his decisions were influenced by ED (Mnangagwa’s initials) and Chiwenga. He actually said Chiwenga came in his military fatigues and sat in the chair behind him with a long military-style dagger and insisted that Mujuru and her allies should be removed from the party. He said he feared the long knife, something which Kaukonde appeared to disbelieve,” a source said.
Mugabe is said to have branded Mnangagwa and Chiwenga as the two biggest traitors and his arch-enemies.