Ailing Stan Mudenge Promises Mugabe To Punish MDC Supporters
Masvingo,- The ailing Zanu (PF) politburo member and Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Stan Mudenge has promised his party leader, Robert Mugabe to witch hunt people who voted for rival party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai leader of the lager formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to punish them for turning against the former revolutionary party in 2008 March elections.
Speaking during Mugabe’s official opening of Zimbabwe Christian Church, (ZCC) two billion dollars multi-purpose Conference Centre at Mbungo estates in Masvingo North, Mudenge who is the local MP assured his ageing leader that party youths would fish out all the people who voted against Zanu (PF) and deal with them accordingly.
Mudenge blamed the locals for turning against their backs against Zanu (PF) leading to the embarrassing defeat of their party leader, Mugabe by arch rival Tsvangirai for the first time in history after the country attained independence in 1980.
“President I want to tell you that some people in my constituency have rebelled and they voted against you in 2008. They are now supporting the puppet party MDC but I want to say that we will fish them out and deal with them until they come back to us and do things our way,” Mudenge said.
He added that party youths will be vicious to the said culprits to avoid another embarrassing defeat of the octogenarian leader who turned 87 years two months ago, when anticipated elections come later this year.
Mudenge boasted that Zanu (PF) youths with the help of military aid from the partisan Zimbabwe defense forces will crack down on all people suspected of neglecting Mugabe in 2008 as a lesson to those who wished to do the same this year.
“We have a very forceful and vigorous youth wing and our members of the armed forces who will make sure that no one loses direction again like what happened three years ago. Those who did it will be punished severely by our active young man and women who know the importance of keeping our leader in power,” added Mudenge.
Mudenge whose face looked pale, however, pleaded for support from the ZCC church leader, Nehemiah Mutendi, saying his large followership could save Mugabe from another embarrassing defeat this year.
“We need your support from all the church members to vote for President Mugabe so that we will not suffer another defeat as what happened in 2008. We pledge to help the church as Zanu (PF) in every respect if you guarantee us with the membership votes, “Mudenge said before a close to 30 000 crowd.
Mugabe who was the guest of owner however later rewarded Mutendi with a farm to build an agricultural University in Chinhoyi, which was said will boost the land reform programme by giving training to beneficiaries of the chaotic exercise.