GOKWE-NEMBUDZIYA legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Zanu-PF) has come to the defence of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, saying that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s deputy is not plotting a coup.
“There are people who were spreading rumours, lying in the name of Vice President Chiwenga ahead of the planned July 31 protests by the opposition,” Wadyajena told hundreds of party supporters in his constituency last weekend.
“We do not want rumour mongers in the party. Be wary of the MDC people coming to you with money for you to sell out.
“If you hear something, immediately tell your chairperson that there is a snake in the house. Let us be united like the old Zanu PF that we know. The VP is not plotting a coup.
“He knows the president is his senior. If the vice president wants to be president he will wait for his time. In fact, he could have taken power in 2017 if he had wanted to do so.”
President Mnangagwa succeeded Robert Mugabe in November 2017 on the back of a popular uprising.