Chipanga under bus, Dangarembizi sings

Zanu-PF Secretary for Youth Cde Kudzi Chipanga

Zanu-PF Secretary for Youth Cde Kudzi Chipanga

Herald Reporter—
RODNEY Dangarembizi, the man Zanu-PF Youth Affairs Secretary Cde Kudzanai Chipanga accused of originating the statement that denigrated Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga and the ZDF hierarchy, yesterday categorically denied involvement in the invective-filled statement as he dismissed the embattled youth leader as a creature of habit given to hysterical and abusive rants.


Fingered . . . Professor Jonathan Moyo

Fingered . . . Professor Jonathan Moyo

Mr Dangarembizi then fingered Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo as the author of the statement. Cde Chipanga on Wednesday apologised profusely to Gen Chiwenga and the ZDF for his derogatory remarks on Tuesday. He said the statement he read was given to him by Mr Dangarembizi. Mr Dangarembizi yesterday said Cde Chipanga should own up to his mistakes without trying to soil innocent people.

“The leader of the Zanu-PF Youth League Kudzanai Chipanga issued an apology to the Defence Forces. Instead of owning up to his gross and grievous error in judgment he chose to implicate me and insinuate I was the author of the misconceived statement. I would like from the outset to categorically and unreservedly deny any involvement with the said statement and any association with the press statement in any manner,’’ Mr Dangarembizi said.

VP Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa had been under attack from Professor Jonathan Moyo.

VP Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa had been under attack from Professor Jonathan Moyo.

‘‘This is not the first time Chipanga has issued abusive statements aimed at national leaders and this was not the first invective fuelled press statement he has issued and certainly not the last. He is a man given to hysterical and imposing dreams not centred on reality. As such, the press statement he issued is consistent with his abrasive nature and he should not impute blameworthiness on innocent souls like me.”

Mr Dangarembizi then spilled the beans. “A demonstration of my detachment from these issues is that Mr Chipanga came to my house in the company of Jonathan Moyo and Minister Kasukuwere urging me to attack Vice President Mnangagwa in retribution for an article that had appeared in the Independent newspaper. In the article I was alleged to have promised General Trust Mugoba a role as General in return for him joining the G40.

‘‘A ready-made statement was handed to me and I was supposed to sign it. I refused to sign it or associate myself with G4O and its destructive politics. The person who writes such statements is well known in Zimbabwe political circles and was the one agitating for me to sign the document.”

“That person’s hand is evident in the infamous press statement and the language, diction and style is familiar to most Zimbabwean readers. He is the one who wrote the statement not me,’’ Mr Dangarembizi said in apparent reference to Prof Moyo.

‘‘I am reliably informed that there is a WhatsApp screenshot circulating where Jonathan Moyo is ordering Tongai (Kasukuwere) to ensure Chipanga reads the full statement. This explains why Chipanga was jittery. No wonder why everyone is happy with the stance by the millitary to place these culprits behind bars,” he added.

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  • Zoomer

    Politics is a dirty game… When u fall just know that u r alone

  • fo

    You can say that again.I felt so much excruciating pain whenever i read his posts.He seems to be in his own world.

    • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

      Because you love sanctions?

  • Frog Datya

    First i applaud the General and ZDF for this much needed stance in Zimbabwe. My piece of advise and sincere wish is this: When you have rounded the culprits, what matters to Zimbabweans is not the person but the wealth amassed. Freeze the accounts, auction the properties and put the money in the national treasury. Pay up al the national debts and the remaining cash please revamp our dead parastatals and industries.



  • Victor Gugo

    I agree with you. Why were they going to him? He had a role in trying to enslave the people of Zimbabwe.

  • Fred Moyo


  • mapfungi

    I also noted that…
    Chipanga thought he was dealing with salvation army…chipanga this is military

  • Zeet City

    Hahahaha… I don’t think so

  • Zeet City

    Where is he by the way?

  • Chief Svosve

    The country was being run by a Mafia: Dr Fugu, Prof J Moyo, Saviour, Zhuwawo, Chipanga, Dangarembizi, Chombo, Chivhayo etc all mafia

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Sanctions are factual as we all know. We have attacked both sanctions and corruption on this forum as twin evils against our economy. Some, especially those who support the political opposition narrative, have tried to down play or ignore sanctions in our national debate. That is wrong. Both must be condemned. The current attack on economic criminals should not be interpreted as saying sanctions never added negatives to our economic suffering. Pasi ne both corruption and illegal sanctions. All economic sins against our economy must be attacked regardless of perpetrates them .

    • pupurai

      True that Cde. Sanctions are real and contributed to some problems. But some of our politicians too advantage and enriched themselves.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I am a liberation hero who risked my life for Zimbabwe, like all liberation heroes, not to die for a particular leader.I know you hate my persistent attack on sanctions as just a mantra. I am on record supporting our ZANU PF government not a political faction,but unity for the party . I am a cell member in the party. I don`t take decisions at senior level or in government. I never worked in the public sector in my life. I have not gone away without leave because I am not employed by anyone. I am busy on my A1 plot, mvura yakanaya. I am not an economic criminal to hide from any justice necessary. I will continue to attack both corruption and sanctions and support our ZANU PF government as before.Not a one person government as you are insinuating. I pray for peace in our country and ZANU PF governing continuity to,ensure we complete our economic democracy revolutionary trajectory.

  • Kitsiyatotata

    I agree with you on taking a back seat for some time until the smoke clears but what I do not agree with is Chipanga making a statement before evaluating his surroundings. Or is it because he is the only one who is mentally challenged not to realise the gravity of the matter whilst everyone else was looking for a hole to hide. I think your faction unfairly took advantage of Chipanga’s mental frailties to make a head start towards your hiding holes. Its typical of cowards.

  • Gold Ruyondo

    suppose the army had not moved in would you have revealed all this ? As a man makes his bed so shall he lay on it..