Opposition party- ‘Mugabe did nothing wrong,’ vowing to frustrate Mnangagwa election bid

FILE PHOTO: President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters of his ruling ZANU (PF) party gathered for a rally in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

HARARE- A opposition party linked to allies of former president Robert Mugabe has threatened to “frustrate” new president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bid to win elections this year, according to independent reports.

The party, National Patriotic Front (NPF) has held provincial meetings in Midlands, Masvingo and Bulawayo in the past few days.

Jeppy Jaboon, top official for NPF said, “We will spoil the meal for Zanu-PF. We know how to frustrate Mnangagwa,”

Quoted by private newspaper the Standard newspaper, he said, “This time, Mnangagwa will not make it to the presidency,”

“What we want is to remove the coup government and replace it with a civilian government,”

Former cabinet minister Ambrose Mutinhiri left the  Zanu-PF earlier this year to start and head a new party, which allegedly has links to a former ruling party faction loyalty to Grace Mugabe.

Jaboon said, “What did Mugabe do wrong? He gave us land, and look what Mnangagwa is doing. He is giving back that land to the whites.”

Jaboon added that a possible alliance with the Movement of Democratic of Change (MDC) and other opposition parties is possible because “they are no longer our enemies”.

Photo Credit-  HarareTimes

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