Mbudzi a Zanu-PF’s prodigal son and probably the most outspoken politician from Masvingo was part of the infamous Mavambo/Kusile project said Mugabe was no longer giving positive image of Zanu-PF due to his old age.
However, Zanu- PF youths in Masvingo have come out with guns blazing demanding for Mbudzi’s head on the cross saying it was an abomination and highly rebelliousness of Mbudzi to call for Mugabe’s exit.
Zanu-PF national deputy youth commissar Talent Majoni said they will not rest until justice is done to Mbudzi.
“He has gone to the deep end of the pool and he just deserves a lesson that others would understand that it is not good to say such utterances against the President. In fact, Mbudzi must go not Mugabe.
Who is Mbudzi to challenge Mugabe in public?
“We know Mbudzi as a frustrated gold digger who tried his luck in politics and failed. Now that he has also failed to impress in politics, he is trying to paint everyone black – we then want to punish him for that,” said Majoni.
Before doing anything physical to Mbudzi, Majoni said they were planning for a massive demonstration against him soon.
Although he confirmed that his life was now in danger, Mbudzi said he would rather die than retracting his statement.
“I am still Zanu-PF and I shall never be intimidated to the extent of retracting my statements. I am simply saying the old guard in Zanu-PF including Mugabe must go so that they pave way for the young blood.
Only focused youths will appreciate what I am saying because we can only call ourselves future leaders if the older men and women are willing to cede power and allow new minds to lead.
“They are threatening me with unspecified actions but I will stand for what I believe,” Mbudzi said.
Mbudzi is a war veteran who once became very powerful in the party when he acted as its think tank before he left to join Simba Makoni in 2008.