Zanu PF to "eliminate" Tsvangirai threat: Chamisa

The MDC-T party believes that Zanu-PF is attempting to eliminate the Prime Minister as a threat to their party. Refering to Tsvangirai, MDC Organising Secretary Nelson Chamisa said in a telephone interview that Mugabe’s party was trying to remove him as a threat to their party”.

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The two parties have been in government together since 2009 under a rocky power-sharing agreement. An agreement that was quickly dismissed by Mugabe as unworkable and a joke.

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Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa was quoted on Saturday Herald as “warning” Tsvangirai to “ Leave Zimbabwe’s generals alone”.

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His comments acame after Tsvangirai said on June 21 that military and police leaders should quit their posts and enter politics as civilians.

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Chamisa made his remarks two days after Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba said in the Herald that the army would do all it could to keep Mugabe, 87, in power.

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The president will only leave office if he “sees fit, or dies”, according to the report. , the military’s most direct signal yet that it would refuse to accept any other leader.

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Mugabe is pushing for fresh elections this year in an attempt to end the power-sharing accord, which was brokered by SADC.

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The MDC has said that Zimababwe should not hold elections until the security services have been reformed and a new constitution in place.

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