By Itai Muzondo
Expelled Zanu (PF) bigwigs in Masvingo on Tuesday blasted current party leadership and urged them to leave them alone ahead of more looming expulsions in the ruling party.
The reaction came barely after Masvingo Province Political Commissar, Jeppy Jaboon blasted suspended Retired Colonel Claudius Makova as a politician who has since started recruiting political puppets like Elias Musakwa, for campaign purposes ahead of the much anticipated 2018 elections.
“”Since Musakwa lost in the 2013 harmonised elections, he has become a political puppet and is being used by the ousted Makova to fight the ruling party in a bid to gain power which we will not allow,” said Jaboon.
In an exclusive interview with Radio VOP, Retired Colonel Claudius Makova said it is shameful that the current leadership has since tried to cover up for their failures by continuously criticising him. He further noted that of all that led to his expulsions, he knows deep inside that he is totally behind President Mugabe and it is only those who are power hungry that are disturbing the goods he wishes to deliver for the nation.
“It is shameful that those who fought my downfall are still talking unfounded things about me. Instead of preaching and criticising Makova this and Makova that, why should they not be worried about the constituencies they lead. It is a simple sign of failure.
“I even feel pity for these youngsters who are fighting against me because they do not even know where my relationship with the President is glued on. I will also remain rallying behind President Robert Mugabe as he brought me to where I am today,” said Makova.
The ousted leader did not however deny that he’s ready to totally do away with Zanu(PF) if a party that meets his expectations is formed.
“Politics is like playing football. If you are dismissed from one team you await a new signing if you are agreeable to the terms and conditions of the new team. Such will be my position as I would look to join a party with a revolutionary background,” said Makova.
Expelled youthful Kudakwashe Gopo who was National Executive Deputy Secretary said it is useless for those who facilitated their expulsions to continue focusing on them when they are busy lamenting our downfalls. He questioned their fear as an action of showing that they are doing nothing to serve their communities.
“It is useless for those who facilitated for our expulsions to continue focusing on our activities when they are busy lamenting our downfalls. If you divorce a lady, why would you mind following her movements if you have really parted ways?
“It is a simple symptom of fear where people are threatened by visible goods done by a person they have labelled a sell-out and also shows that they are doing nothing to serve their own constituencies,” blasted Gopo.
Meanwhile, Bikita Zanu (PF) leadership recently called for the expulsion of Elias Musakwa, Wilson Makonya, Shuvai Machekera, Emanuel Muchafa, Struggle Nyahunda, Sign Mkanganwi, Chipo Munyoro, Farai Tonhodzai and Charles Chinyike in the continued purge of those aligned to the former Vice President Joice Mujuru cabal on allegations that they fighting party efforts to bring development in Bikita and are alleged to be fuelling campaigns against the ruling party ahead of the 2018 elections.