Ousted Lacoste: ZYAP pledges support to Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform (ZYAP) which is a coalition of seven youth organisations that were expelled from Zanu PF has called on the remaining alleged Lacoste members to resign as their fate has already been decided.

Lacoste is believed to be succession faction in Zanu PF that is allegedly led by recently ousted Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa.

Addressing the media, ZYAP chairman Tonderai Chidawa said the fact that Mnangagwa was fired means all alleged Lacoste members will soon be fired and therefore should do the honourable thing by resigning from the party.

“We urge all the remaining senior officials in Zanu-PF which is no longer a “patriotic front” to resign en masse, for example, Oppah Muchinguri and Jorum Gumbo before they are fired which is inevitable.

“Mugabe must be left alone in the cold with his CIA agents Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Patrick Zhuwao and crew,” said Chidawa.

The ZYAP chairman also called on Zimbabweans from all walks of life to register in their numbers in the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise so that they can be able to remove President Robert Mugabe, his Members of Parliament and councillors from office in the upcoming 2018 general elections.

Chidawa added that his organisation stands by Mnangagwa and are willing to lose blood in defending the historic activities done by the former Vice President during and after the liberation struggle.

“We should stand by Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for the long and illustrious contribution which cannot be wished away as it is concretely evident in history spanning more than 50 years.

“We are more than ready to defend the constitution even lose blood for the real freedom which is about to come,” he said.

Chidawa promised members of the media that there is going to be a turn of events before the impending Zanu PF congress scheduled for December and that it will lead to Mnangagwa emerging as the sole Zanu PF candidate for the elections.

Mnangagwa was relieved of his duties as Vice President yesterday, less than a month after he was stripped of his Justice Ministry portfolio during a Cabinet reshuffle.

The former VP is being accused of harbouring intentions to succeed President Robert Mugabe who is 93 years old, promoting factionalism and disrespecting of leaders in the party.

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