Sadc hails smooth transition

Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa with President Jacob Zuma

Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa with President Jacob Zuma

Felex Share and Tendai Mugabe—
Southern African Development Community (sadc) leaders have hailed Zimbabweans and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) for handling the transitional processes that occurred in the country in a peaceful manner, Zanu-PF First Secretary and President-designate Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday. Addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters who gathered at the party’s headquarters in Harare to welcome him, Cde Mnangagwa said the tranquillity that prevailed had made Zimbabwe and sadc proud. “Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new unfolding democracy,” he said.

“I wish also to thank the manner in which our defence forces under the leadership of General (Constantino) Chiwenga have been able to manage this process peacefully. I was in constant contact with the service chiefs throughout and may I also inform you that in my discussions with some Heads of State including spending today about one and half hours with President (Jacob) Zuma (South Africa), also the President of Namibia (Hage Geingob), the former president of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete and others, they have hailed the discipline and peacefulness of the people of Zimbabwe. They are saying the way you have managed this process makes sadc proud not only in this continent, but worldwide.”

Cde Mnangagwa yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Zuma before jetting into the country. The ZDF last week, intervened to thwart a potentially volatile social and economic situation hatched by criminals who were surrounding former President Cde Robert Mugabe. After the ZDF intervention, the Zanu-PF Central Committee recalled Cde Mugabe as the party’s First Secretary and President.

Earlier on, Zimbabweans had demonstrated peacefully, calling for the resignation of the President, who finally dd so on Tuesday. Cde Mnangagwa thanked Central Committee and Politburo members for uniting in recalling Cde Mugabe as the Zanu-PF First Secretary and President. The developments saw the former president resigning.

“May I thank my colleagues led by Cde (Obert) Mpofu, who systematically, constitutionally processed the process which led to a point where the former President said I now step down,” Cde Mnangagwa said.

“He is now the former President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. I, with great respect and humility, express profound gratitude to my colleagues in the Central Committee and Politburo for the manner they constitutionally processed resolutions which persuaded this moment to come by.” Cde Mnangagwa added: “I also wish to mention the manner in which the Speaker of Parliament handled the process. He was under tremendous pressure from the powers that were at the time, but he stood his constitutional right and I applaud him for that.

“The intention to derail this process was intense, but as is said the will of the people will always succeed.”

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  • Sam

    Complaint Letter to President ED Mnangangwa by junior members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police We would like to thank the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces for his unwavering commitment in fixing the country’s social, political and economic crisis of this country. We as members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police junior ranks (Assistant Insp and Below) are happy that you have liberated us from these senior officers who have been using us for their own benefit. We have been living under hell conditions. Now the whole populace of Zimbabwe hates us with passion because of these stingy commanders who deployed us in all roads with the aim of milking the general public of their hard earned cash. As junior members we are happy about this new development as it will save us against this apartheid police man called Justice Chengeta. Most police officers are separated from their families by these unnecessary transfers kana watadza kubata target ye $400 per day. That money was being milked from innocent civilians. We urge the new president to weed out all these senior officers who have been abusing their ranks to torment these young Zimbabweans. Colonial laws are being practised on us as we had no one to cry to. It is our hope that as the New Zimbabwe is born we expect to transform from police force to police service. We also pray that resources are distributed equally among stations to ensure efficiency in discharging our constitutional mandate. We also wish that our monies which we were forced to pay since year 2010 to be reimbursed as they are meant to fees our suffering families. The issue of gratuity packages to be reviewed as the current crop of commanders had devised a system whereby those retiring on gratuity gets peanuts.
    Thank you ZDF.

    Mai chihuri mujeri- izvozvi akatiza ne$3M yekuyedza
    Jira rekuyedza 2mtres $50.
    Hatina Ma IDs
    Uniform hatina.
    Audit all retention books.
    Chihuri anotipa ma targets pa road

    Senior police officers who are working wth G 40
    1) Mubatapasango
    6)Magande (most dangerous)
    13) Grace Ndebele
    14) Makedenge.

    Other G4O Police Officers
    1. Chief Supt G. Gomo
    2. Senior Asscom Charity Charambaka
    3. Senior Asscom Prudence Chakanyuka
    4. Asscom Mutimukhulu
    5. Commissioner Nonkhosi Ncube
    6. Senior Asscom Masukusa
    7. Chief Supt Saunyama
    8. Senior Asscom Maenzanise

    They shld b fished out like their bosses hatichadi tsvina munew Zimbabwe! Pliz forward to as may pple as u can. We want the sms to reach General Chiwenga and Pres ED Mnangagwa.
    # we want mapurisa anodiwa nevanhu Those guys are tarnishing the name of the police force.

  • musayigwa

    You are joking right?

    • succuba

      nope…. I could show you the impeachment document but its on my other computer…. it is true.

      He was not named in person, he was addressed as ” a known criminal” or something like that.

      Try to find that document yourself, if you can’t I will put it up here later…

      • musayigwa

        I know that. What I mean is hapana-hapana. If wicknel still has cash, nothing will happen to him. Rather he will navigate to the top again – just as he has done so before from being a convicted criminal to wining and dining with first family.

        Mpofu is the obvious example of insincerity to deal with corruption…he has already navigated himself to the top of the new regime and has a shot at being VP. Mpofu of all people!!

        • succuba

          Not so sure about Wicknel, I still feel he will face justice, totally agree with your second paragraph.