Chin­guno skips to Le­sotho:

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EM­BAT­TLED ex-Zanu-PF pro­vin­cial youth leader Mubuso Chin­guno, who skipped the coun­try into Le­sotho, has apol­o­gised to Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa for the dis­parag­ing re­marks tar­geted at him dur­ing his reign in Man­i­ca­land.

Chin­guno was a key mem­ber of the G40 ca­bal in Man­i­ca­land, and vi­cious critic of Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa.

Chin­guno’s em­i­nence abruptly ended with a sus­pen­sion over al­le­ga­tions of mis­ap­pro­pri­at­ing $400 000 meant to ser­vice youth res­i­den­tial stands in Chipinge.

He skipped the coun­try fol­low­ing the Zanu-PF and Gov­ern­ment earth­quakes that cat­a­pulted Cde Mnan­gagwa to the pres­i­dency.

Chin­guno said all Zanu-PF youths should em­brace the new dis­pen­sa­tion and ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous pro­grammes aimed at re­viv­ing the econ­omy and unit­ing Zim­bab­weans.

“Due to lack of lead­er­ship and clar­ity on some ethos of the party some of us mis­cal­cu­lated, dis­re­spected some mem­bers of the lead­er­ship and might have un­wit­tingly un­der­mined the in­ter­ests of the party.

“On that note I would like to un­re­servedly apol­o­gise to the gal­lant free­dom fight­ers, Cde Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa, Cde Op­pah Muchin­guri, Cde Christo­pher Mushohwe, Cde Christo­pher Chin­gosho, Cde Christo­pher Mutsvangwa and many oth­ers for ut­ter­ing some dis­parag­ing re­marks tar­get­ing them dur­ing my ten­ure as Man­i­ca­land Zanu (PF) Prov­ince youth chair­per­son.

“The state­ments were made in a con­text in which emo­tions were run­ning wild, but with many of us hav­ing no knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence of peace­fully manag­ing con­flicts sur­round­ing lead­er­ship change. Some of us, the youths, lacked po­lit­i­cal guid­ance, and con­se­quently made some wrong po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sions,” said Chin­guno.

“I hope mem­bers of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party as well as Zim­bab­weans are draw­ing im­por­tant lessons from this lead­er­ship con­tes­ta­tion, are craft­ing strate­gies and tac­tics, and putting in place sys­tems to make sure such prac­tices which have the po­ten­tial of ex­tin­guish­ing the rev­o­lu­tion­ary fire don’t hap­pen again in fu­ture,” added Chin­guno.

Chin­guno said the Zanu-PF com­mis­sariat de­part­ment led “by an ide­o­log­i­cally clear party cadre” Cde Vic­tor Matemadanda must in­ten­sify ef­forts aimed at ed­u­cat­ing the masses, es­pe­cially youths on the party’s ide­ol­ogy. Though Chin­guno dis­missed re­ports that he fled Zim­babwe, say­ing such “false­hoods have an agenda of set­ting me up against the lead­er­ship of my party” The Man­ica Post has it on good author­ity that he is in Le­sotho.

“I was a G40 ally, and you know what is hap­pen­ing to those linked with the G40 ca­bal. Please do not make a story out of this, the dust will set­tle and will grant you an in­ter­view af­ter the (Ex­tra or­di­nary) Congress. In fact, I will re­quest for a one-on-one. I have a friend who works in Maseru, in fact she is a girl­friend from Zim­babwe,” said Chin­guno prior to con­vey­ing his apol­ogy through the pub­li­ca­tion.

Al­though ex-Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe had coun­selled that Gov­ern­ment should con­sider build­ing flats for the youths, Chin­guno al­legedly used his links with for­mer Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Saviour Ka­sukuwere to get large tracts of land, stretch­ing over 300 hectares, to sell to the youths.

Chin­guno to­gether with his prox­ies formed two pri­vate prop­erty de­vel­op­ment com­pa­nies, which col­lected reg­is­tra­tion and monthly sub­scrip­tions from nearly 6 000 youths.

The funds were al­legedly mis­ap­pro­pri­ated, re­sult­ing in the sus­pen­sion of tuck survey, peg­ging of the stands, road ser­vic­ing and wa­ter in­stal­la­tion on the 2 500 res­i­den­tial stands. The scan­dal was re­ported to Chipinge po­lice by the vic­tims, among them Joyce Mary Muyambo, Ton­derai Ng­wendu, Dou­glas Mlambo, Plax­cedes Muringami, Gil­bert Kombo, Elisha Mand­hazi, Mem­ory Baiwa, Pamela Waeni, Dakarai Ma­tongo and Trust Dun­guni, among oth­ers.

How­ever, Chin­guno de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, say­ing the case has its ori­gins in in­ter­nal party power strug­gles.

Mubuso Chin­guno

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