By Daniel Chigundu
Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa has said Emmerson Mnangagwa is still Vice President of Zimbabwe as he was never fired officially.
Addressing the media, Mutsvangwa said Mnangagwa was never served with the letter of his sacking by both the government and party and therefore can take over as soon as Mugabe is impeached.
“For your own information Comrade, Mnangagwa was never fired officially, as the secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo didn’t write him a letter advising of his dismissal maybe he didn’t want his hands to be seen.
“So technically the man was never fired, they then sent thugs and criminals to try and eliminate him and he had to run for his run that is what happened,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mutsvangwa has called on members of the public to reconvene in the streets on Tuesday (tomorrow) to demand that Mugabe step down adding that “people should start coming to Harare today, those that had not yet left should stay and this time we want to be closer to the blue house (Mugabe’s house).
“Parliament will be doing their things and we will be on the streets and this time around we are not leaving the streets until we see the back of Mugabe,” he said.
Mutsvangwa also ruled Cyber Security Minister Patrick Chinamasa offside following his statement that the opposition was not welcome as it was a Zanu PF issue and that the party had enough capacity to deal with it.
Chinamasa’s statement appears to have angered MDC-T which has since threatened to boycott Parliament as a way of fixing Zanu PF.
The ruling party is expected to move a motion to impeach Mugabe tomorrow (Tuesday) and is already mobilising its legislators to attend Parliament without fail.
Constitutional lawyer Tendai Biti reportedly told the media that the impeachment process is not an instant event but can take up to as far as three weeks.
President Mugabe who was fired from Zanu PF was hugely expected to resign last night when he addressed the nation but he didn’t mention the issue and went on to declare that he will preside over the party’s congress in December this year.