May 11 2017- LOCAL government minister and Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has denied reports that he is working in cahoots with SA’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to topple Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
Last Sunday the state run weekly the Sunday Mail alleged that Kasukuwere and Malema were plotting a coup against Mugabe who is battling factionalism within his ruling party, as the race to succeed him gets murky.
The newspaper claimed that Kasukuwere and Malema had the backing of a British agent Lord Robin Renwick, who was the architect of the short-lived administration of Bishop Abel Muzorewa in 1978.
Renwick, the paper alleged, was the UK’s ambassador to SA during the apartheid era.
The article quoted one of Mugabe’s provincial ministers Martin Dinha.
“During the meeting convened by Advocate Jacob Mudeda, I submitted the allegation that Cde Kasukuwere is working with Julius Malema because they both share the ambition to take over from power from presidents Mugabe and (Jacob) Zuma,” Dinha told The Sunday Mail, further chronicling how Kasukuwere facilitated Malema’s visit to Zimbabwe in 2010.
“…Kasukuwere and Malema see themselves in the same light. They want to run with the idea that the youth are the leaders of tomorrow and tomorrow is today…,” claims Dinha
But Kasukuwere, who was under fire from a camp which wanted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over from Mugabe and pushing for the veteran leader to axe him, told News24 that the allegations were patently false.
“It’s nonsense uttered by a deranged mind,” Kasukuwere said, adding that Dinha was grasping at straws.
“He is helplessly desperate. Someone needs medical help,” says Kasukwere who is filing a US$one million lawsuit against Dinha and the state media over allegations he was intent on overthrowing Mugabe.
Kasukuwere is also hinting that he would institute another legal action over the latest allegations.
“See you in court. He who alleges must prove,” says Kasukuwere.
Efforts to get a comment from the EFF were unsuccessful. News24