Kasukuwere drops out of Presidential race; Grace in..

Mugabe succession fights latest…….

Charles Mabhena

With the succession war in ZANU PF now reaching the tipping end, G40 godfather (Saviour Kasukuwere) says he will not be succeeding President Mugabe.

Speaking in a clip he has posted on his twitter account, Kasukuwere told Ruvheneko that it is wrong for someone who has been tasked to do  something to be over-ambitious and want to be president.

“I have no ambitions to be president, I am being honest, because the moment you have these ambitions you lose track of what must be doing.

“I am a servant appointed by His Excellency to do a job. It is mad and wrong for me to try and to use these assignments that I have been given to try and say I want to be the President,” he said.

Kasukuwere’s answer could also have come as a direct response to former Mashonaland Central youth leader Godfrey Tsenengamu who recently disclosed that the G40 godfather who also hails from the same province with him is harbouring presidential ambitions.

Tsenengamu said Kasukuwere wants to be President by 2023.

Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe has already indicated that he has no plans of leaving office, anytime soon, and is unhappy to see someone angling for his throne.

As if meaning it, the President deceptively told people at his birthday bash that leaders in his party were free to express their interest to be the first gentleman.

“We can’t suppress those with such ambitions. They should be given a chance to die trying. There are those who think they have a little support from the people in their areas. But it should be Congress that makes that decision to have a successor,” he said.

It is clear for many that Mugabe didn’t really mean it, because in his party it is dangerous for one to express interest for State House.

In ZANU PF it is a treasonous offence to be known, or suspected to be harbouring presidential ambitions, it has since cost the heads of a sizable number of bigwigs in the party that include Joice Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo, Didymus Mutasa, among others.

Meanwhile, Zanu PF inside sources believe that Kasukuwere is taking a back seat in order to propel Grace Mugabe to succeed her husband.

The First Lady faces fierce competition from Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is backed by a team of army generals, war veterans and party hardliners.

He recently told reporters that some rogue elements in Zanu PF want him to be President while Mugabe is still alive.