Addressing the annual Zanu-PF conference at ZITF grounds in Bulawayo Friday morning, an emotional Sibanda said Zanu-PF is full of pretenders who only praise Mugabe during his presence but goes to criticize him on his back.
“Those people are serious sellouts, who pretend to like president in his presence but goes to the enemy on his behind and criticize him. Dogs are even better than these people. A dog can understand better and defend its territory than these people.
“These people are also the ones who are causing divisions in the party, “said Sibanda.
In the past months Wiki Leaks has been releasing US diplomatic cables that contain confidential information exposing top Zanu-PF officials, especially the presidium for passing on information to the US government about the party and its leader Mugabe whom they said “should go”.
Top Zanu-PF leaders who were mentioned in WikiLeaks for either plotting the “Mugabe must go” campaign or who were implicated by association are Vice Presidents Joice Mujuru and John Nkomo, Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, Dzikamai Mavhaire, Cephas Msipa and Emmerson Mnangagwa among others.
Sibanda also said Mugabe will rule forever despite his advanced age saying that those who think he will go are wasting their time.
“We are not worried about the President’s age because we are happy with his leadership,” he said.
Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for the past 31 years and the party has already endorsed him as candidate in the next year elections.
The Zanu-PF conference ends on Saturday with a musical gala scheduled for White City stadium in the city on the same night.