I am your servant, ED declares

 Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

Tendai Mugabe and Felex Share, Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF First Secretary and President-designate Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is a servant of the people and is ready to work with progressive Zimbabweans to rebuild the country.

In his first speech as the First Secretary of Zanu-PF following his reinstatement as a Central Committee member and subsequent nomination as the party’s leader on Sunday, Cde Mnangagwa said the duty to transform the economy was a collective effort that required the involvement of all Zimbabweans.

Cde Mnangagwa said he would also reach out to the international community to canvass their support in rebuilding the economy.

“I pledge myself to be your servant,” he said.

 Cde Obert Mpofu with Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cde Obert Mpofu with Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa

“I appeal to all genuine, patriotic Zimbabweans to come together, we work together. No one is more important than the other. We are all Zimbabweans. We want to grow our country. We want peace in our country. We want jobs, jobs, jobs!

“We need also the cooperation of our neighbours in Sadc, the cooperation of the continent of Africa, we need the cooperation of our friends outside the continent. That we shall achieve. I am already receiving messages of cooperation and support for us to grow our economy.”

Cde Mnangagwa said he was vilified in the public but those behind such uncultured behaviour were now victims of their actions.

“Hama dzangu nhema dzakataurwa dzakawanda zvikanzi topwanya musoro zinyoka iri,” he said.

“Handizivi kuti musoro wakazopwanywa ndewani. Mwari ari kumusoro uko ndiye anoziva, ndiye anotungamirira nyika yake, ndiye anoda vanhu vake. Vanhu vake vachinge vataura sokutaura kwamaita imi, Mwari ataura. Vanenge vane njere tererai zvinoda vanhu hupenyu hwenyu hunowedzerwa munyika yevatema. Ndinokutendai nekushinga nekutsunga kwamaita.”

Cde Mnangagwa thanked the people of Zimbabwe for their profound support after he was unprocedurally expelled both from Government and Zanu-PF two weeks ago.

He said there were also attempts on his life including poisoning by those who wanted to see him out of the country’s political circles.

“The people of Zimbabwe you who are gathered here to receive me, may I say in the name of our Lord, I thank you for receiving me,” he said.

“Exactly 16 days ago I received a letter firing me from Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe as the Vice President. Within two hours I was informed of plans to eliminate me. Realising that, on the 12th of August this year I was subjected to poisoning which resulted in my being air-lifted to South Africa and again I thank you the people of Zimbabwe for your prayers.

Zanu-PF supporters at the party headquarters in Harare yesterday

Zanu-PF supporters at the party headquarters in Harare yesterday

“I survived that poisoning. This time around, I said to myself I should not wait for them to eliminate me but let me go out and with you the people of Zimbabwe, the people of Zanu-PF, make your voice be heard. Today, this evening I feel so humbled that you have remained here until this hour at our headquarters waiting for me that I see you and you see me.”

Cde Mnangagwa said the counter progressive actions by the G40 cabal in Zanu-PF were seriously affecting Government business.

“The G40 cabal had captured the executive in the person of our President,” he said.

“Orders were now coming not from the executive but from people from outside Government to implement and run Government. But the people of Zimbabwe themselves have refused.  “I think you have heard or read my letter which I sent to the President asking the President saying Mr President the people have spoken, you, yourself said if the people say I must step down you shall comply. This is the time to comply because the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Cde Mnangagwa said his inauguration as President of Zimbabwe was set for tomorrow at the National Sports Stadium where several high profile dignitaries were expected.

Cde Mnangagwa becomes Zimbabwe’s second President after independence taking over from President Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday after leading the country for 37 years.

Meanwhile, Cde Mnangagwa last night chaired his inaugural Politburo meeting as First Secretary of the revolutionary party. The meeting was still underway by the time of going to print.

 

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  • Njabulo:libertyatliberty

    1.2.Njabulo.libertyatliberty at gmail dot com.ln my view,l think Mnangagwa must not meet the dictator.I think they must just leave the dictator alone.They have to ignore it .And when it goes to attend the forthcoming congress ,they impede it from addressing people.He no longer has the right to do so ,as that right has been forfeited from him through legal means(constitution).If he does not want to respect that decision which derives from the constitution ,then he must be treated like a criminal.All people have tried to show him respect during this trying period,but he does not respect that.So,its time they just ignore him and not give him any attention.At the moment he thinks everyone is a joke to him ,for thinking he can step down.If he wants to act like a criminal ,then treat him like one.The army must be very careful with that monster,he might be planning something evil against them.Remrmber he gave AU a bribe ,so that in the even of such a situation ,it will support him.They army must be very vigilant.Yesterday he did not tell the world that the army had staged a coup against him.That is diplomacy.He knows that if he had said that,the the world will see that ,he surely is no longer wanted as the leader of Zimbabwe.He just want to behave as if everything is normal ,yet he is in a dilemma.To be honest ,that Malawian (no hatred for Malawians)is bad news or a curse to our country.When he is gone ,we need to pray hard to burn his curses and his spirit in our country.We have to do that so that that demon does not manifest itself in our people.&&

  • Bob

    soon to be Ex-president inhabitant of a dustbin, Mugabe.

  • peace maker

    From this story, I don’t see anything for the ordinary person in the street. The whole thing seems to be about ZANU PF factional fights. The objective appears to be to replace the G40 leader by the Lacoste leader not for the benefit of the masses, but for the personal benefit of the chosen few. Can someone tell us why the masses should support the efforts to remove Mugabe.

  • musa

    zhuwawo was right. “kuitiswa”

    • Nomsa

      I don’t understand your foreign language, put that nonsense in English please!!

      • DONALD TRUMP Jnr

        how come you seem to know that its nonsense when you cant understand it

        • Nomsa

          Usually this musa character, doesn’t write anything sensible. And WHO ARE YOU, ASKING ME ALL TYPES OF QUESTIONS !!

          • DONALD TRUMP Jnr

            who do you think l am …..

          • Nomsa

            You’re exactly what I think you are!!

          • DONALD TRUMP Jnr

            correct then….follow your instinct

          • Simon

            A big diick can be a pain in the cervix.

      • musa

        ngokwakho lokho. you will not dictate to me how to write, you don’t have to read my comment. kindly move on to other comments.

        • Essexvale

          Can you put the first two words on your nonsense above in English please!!

    • Symbol

      Zhuwawo imbwa, zvainakidza achiitisa

  • mbuya oni

    THE BILLIONS STOLEN ARE NOW GOING YO BE HIDDEN AWAY FOREVER. SHAME ZIMBABWEANS…OTHER PEOPLE BEAT THEIR DRUMS FOR THEIR OWN RITUALS AND AS ALWAYS YOU FOLLOW THE DRUMBEAT FOR CHAIBATA URA. UNFORTUNATELY THATS ALL WE WILL EVER GET… MASESE

    • Mitch Gordons

      Sounds to me like it is you that has the problem and you are just projecting it on to others to cover your own guilt.

    • Sandura1

      Saka todii mbuya oni?

      • Nick Slaughter

        Whatever works for you and your partners. Enjoy!!

        • Sandura1

          you got right

        • Sandura1

          you got right

  • qondani

    Am still searching for a dictator who left office peacefully or through talks

    • DONALD TRUMP Jnr

      and l dont think you will find him

      • qondani

        True

    • Simon

      A larger peniis has a certain aesthetic value but it has to belong to someone who is intuitive and eager to please.

  • sengwayo mlilo

    It is just a ceremonial talk, but Mugabe will not respect Mnangagwa because he sold out Mnangagwa a long time ago. Mnangagwa was working for ZANUPF and government but Mugabe had formed a new political party with is wife G40 so that she will take over.Unfortunately the army sensed the plot and kicked the bunch of garbage out. Zimbabweans had been enslaved in their own country. Parliament should remove him. Mnangwa would then move in to address the nation. The rest will be history, appeals, SADC, UN, and all other semantics-nonsense where were they when Grace Mugabe and friends splashed money publicly-ostentatiously-everywhere? No foreign organisation supports dictators apart form Zuma who is trying to put his wife in his place to be the next ANC president like what Mugabe wanted to do-they foolish plan they contrived together-now Zuma is sinking with his wife-his depty, ANC deputy president is winning-hard reality. Khama of Botswana wants to create a monarchy and appoint his brother as president to replace him. A corrupt SADC.

    • mkhonto kaNyangolo

      Remember, mugabe was a facade of a military junta that oppressed poor zimbabweans when Tsvangirai won and now they behave as if they have changed when they are not. For Grace she never participated in war and how would generals salute such and so now their face is in the form of mnangagwa but still under dictates of Military junta yena lowo chiwenga wang’khona

  • TJINGABABILI

    THIS TIME NO PAST NE MDC T!!!!! PLAY CLIFF RICHARDS I LEARNED MY LESSON WELL AFTER GOING TO THE GARDEN PARTY!

    • Symbol

      It was actually Ricky Nelson not Cliff Richard

      • Essexvale

        Who cares! Small always goes tall ( mines is tiny)

        *crying.

  • Kezi

    ”Your servant’ wokuthini mbulali wothuvi!

    • Essexvale

      youre not telepathic though are you? overjoyed and blissful, oh yes. but not everyone can follow those tambarine-clangers around london all day lol

  • latruth

    grucelee will have the last laugh , she said it , that this person is a spineless coward known for throwing people under the bus to always save his own skin and early this week , the traits of the coward were seen as he threw the whole nation under the bus , sad, still not my president , let’s all go register to vote and finally put some-one who has the people at heart in power

  • koka

    servant of the shona to oppress and kill Ndebele people as he and bob were doing. until zanu is out of power they is no freedom. ayihlome madoda. lets keep on fighting. i know its difficult but that one inch that we move will enventually get Mthwakazi where we want to be.

    • Mthwakazi

      Trust me , s3x is never going to liberate you – otherwise we would be seeing people on the street who are overjoyed and in bliss.

  • poh

    i dont think its appropriate for one to make a national address in vernecular.

  • benjamin

    Please be optimistic people… Have hope… Let us give him a chance… Priority number one must be restoring some normalcy in the economy…

    • Karma

      A man who has assumed power via a coup can never bring normalcy to the nation. Karma

  • gumbochuma mucharutamba

    Zvamauya mauya comrade tongai Zimbabwe-You have come comrade please rule Zimbabwe. They wanted to assassinate you! Vakateya ngwena ne duvu mugomo! (They put a fish trap on the mountain) Garwe rinofamba mumadhaka muvura.(A crocodile lives in water) charo chinouya nemuronga! (its prey comes to the water) Usatamba negarwe uchiona tsvina kudaro richimharwa nenhunzi rinouraya.(dont play with a dirty crodile that attracts flies, it kills). Garwe rakauya nokupfava richitukwa nehure (Finally the crocodile arrived humbly after humiliation by a prostitute).

  • Msongelwa

    Mr Mnangagwa if are true on fighting those who are corrupt in gvrnt start with that man standing closer to you, ask him a simple question where did he got $25 million to buy Allied bank u won’t get an adequate answer and secondly you Sir as well your assets must be declared then from there people will bank on u, thirdly those who are found guilty of stealing public money must jailed despite,Chombo as a first culprit with enough evidence must be send to where he belongs soon u resume ur presidence, ngikufisela inhlanhla Mnumzane uze usikhumbule ngapha kwelezinyane lesilo singabantu sifuna inthuthuko hhayi izithembiso sesakhathala ngazo.