HARARE- The Zanu PF’s Youth League has recently castigated any succession debate and declare war on whoever intends to bring such issues on board as the party prepares for an election.
Factionalism has fuelled confusion within Zanu PF as President Mugabe failed to appoint a successor.
Vice President Joice Mujuru, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Secretary for Administration, Didymus Mutasa and Commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga are fighting battles against each other over succession.
Speaking to journalist at a press in Harare yesterday, Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs and Politburo member, Absalom Sikhosana said succession debate is a taboo in Zanu PF and anyone who dares challenge the President is a sellout.
“The post Mugabe era is out of question, we sat down as the party during our congress and came up with a resolution that Mugabe should stand as the presidential candidate for Zanu PF.
“If anybody else wishes to stand then definitely he/she would not be from our party, maybe from elsewhere,” he said.
Sikhosana however took a swipe to attack the constitution making process by Copac saying their patience as the Youth League is fast running away. He added that Zimbabwe should not be held at ransom by people who are delaying the process by rising issues that are now calling for further negotiations.
Amongst those issues include sexual rights, presidential powers, devolution and the appointment of senior government officials which Zanu PF vehemently refuses to discuss about.
“We are not going to take these criminal imaginations by those drafting the constitution; we are demanding its conclusion yesterday failure to do so will call for elections,” Sikhosana said.
Zanu PF is on record of beating, torturing, abducting and killing people towards election and it’s pushing for elections this year with or without a new constitution has been criticized by both local and international analysts as tantamount to a blood bath.