Gono’s New ‘Political Party’

The whistle blowing website quotes former United States ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee:

“Governor Gideon Gono told me earlier this week that he believes Zanu PF and Mugabe are so weak that he intended to start his own party,” McGee said.

It emerged this week that Gono wanted to form his party in 2008 to challenge for political office because Mugabe and Zanu (PF) had become too weak.

Gono reportedly made the revelations after Mugabe had just won a disputed presidential elections run-off election in September 2008 and his party was negotiating a settlement with both factions of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

But the former US top diplomat said while he was sceptical of Gono’s plans to form an alternative party because he was too close to Mugabe; the revelations indicated that all was not well in Zanu (PF).

“While we are sceptical that Gono will start an alternative party, he is among Mugabe’s few confidantes, and his appraisal of Mugabe and Zanu PF is a strong indication that all is not well within the party,” McGee said.