G40 Is Preventing Mugabe And Mnangagwa From Meeting: George Charamba

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 02:45:03 GMT
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G40 Is Preventing Mugabe And Mnangagwa From Meeting: George Charamba
In an interveie with The Standard’s Obey Manayiti (OMpresidential spokesperson George Charamba (GC) said former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has not been able to hold a planned meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Generation 40 (G40), an ousted faction of the ruling Zanu-PF party is preventing the two leaders from doing so.
Charamba said there are former members of the faction who fear a meeting between Mnangagwa and Mugabe. He added that they do not want the meeting to take place because they want to relaunch themselves politically. 
Mugabe is pressing for a meeting with the current president, saying Mnangagwa is an illegitimate president of Zimbabwe as he was not voted into office.
Below is an excerpt of the interview:

OM: Let’s talk about the planned meeting between Mugabe and Mnangagwa. We understand it has been dragging for long, when is it finally happening?

GC: The meeting between the former president and the current one has been a matter between two characters.

To our surprise, we saw this issue becoming a matter for political debate but also an issue of a political structure reportedly linked to the former president.
It was also an issue of G40 people in exile who fear a meeting between the former president and his successor.

In their calculation, which is rather foolish, they want to appropriate the symbolism of Mugabe and use it to relaunch themselves politically, therefore, they don’t want any meeting to take place.

The current president made a second overture to the former president just before he left for Abidjan and before the meeting could take place, another ruse was invented and it was supposedly an invasion and break-in at Mazowe where computers were allegedly stolen.

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The idea was to spoil the atmosphere for the meeting. Now they are talking about a break-in at Zimbabwe House, except that someone is not telling the country that the former president still holds the keys for that house.

The current president hasn’t set foot at Zimbabwe House, but how do you keep the keys to the property when there is someone who must come in?

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