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Kasukuwere in superfluous praise of Mugabe

18/04/2017 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere
 
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UNDER-SIEGE Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere on Tuesday seized the occasion of the country’s Independence Day celebrations to shower praises on President Robert Mugabe, who has the last say on his uncertain political future.

Kasukuwere, also local government minister, is in trouble after Zanu PF rivals have intensified their demands for his ouster.

They accuse the controversial politician of lining up parallel party structures behind in himself in anticipation of an extra-ordinary party meeting to replace the 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader.

Recent weeks have been hectic for the Mount Darwin legislator who was reportedly hospitalised after suffering a stress related ailment few days ago.

This follows nationwide demonstrations by party loyalists who have accused him of attempts to dethrone President Mugabe.

The unpredictable Zimbabwean leader has ordered agitated cadres to halt the demonstrations but channel their complaints against Kasukuwere through party channels.

This was widely seen to suggest that the under-fire politician was in for some roasting especially by party hawks who have longed to see the back of a prominent G40 proponent believed to have pulled all the stops to block Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascension to the country’s presidency.

But a fawning Kasukuwere all but took Independence Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium to dramatise his loyalty to Mugabe in superfluous description of the Zimbabwean strongman.

“The champion of value addition and beneficiation for sustainable industrialisation Africa,” the local government minister said while introducing Mugabe, “the grandmaster of African politics, a pan-Africanist, an empowerment guru, a visionary leader par excellence and a repository of wisdom.

“He is none other than his Excellency, the president of Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Commander In Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe.”

Kasukuwere is not the first party commissar to invite ridicule from Zanu PF critics for “bootlicking” reference to the Zimbabwean leader.

Former party commissar Webster Shamu is known for describing Mugabe as Cremora, a local popular brand of powdered milk.

Shamu’s Cremora comments however failed to save him from a fierce 2014 purge on party bigwigs who were linked to an alleged plot led by then Vice President Joice Mujuru to topple President Mugabe.



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Cabinet minister Obert Mpofu has also penned a letter to President Mugabe before, signing off as the President’s “loyal son”.


 
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