In an interview with the ZBC News on Friday, Cde Gumbo said disrespecting Cde Mujuru amounts to signs of defying President Robert Mugabe. Cde Gumbo said Zanu PF is aware that some senior officials in the party want to reverse gains of independence and warned party supporters to always be vigilant saying there are those looking at all possible avenues to destroy the party from within.
He said Zimbabweans must be reminded that Dr Mujuru is still the Vice President of this country.“Let me emphasise this, Mai Mujuru is the Vice President of Zimbabwe and deserves all the respect. She did not choose herself to be the Vice President of Zimbabwe but we elected her to that position.“We are aware of some elements aimed at bringing regime change. Most of the people who are opposing Mai Mujuru are the same people of Tsholotsho Declaration and this is Tsholotsho Declaration Number 2,” said Cde Gumbo.
This comes at a time Dr Mujuru has been under intense pressure from war veterans and supporters to resign following allegations of corruption.There has also been a media expose detailing alleged under hand dealings involving the Vice President leading supporters to call for her resignation before congress.Cde Gumbo, however, took a swipe at the media whom he described as fanning hatred among the people of Zimbabwe.“The media, especially the Herald, is responsible for attacking the Vice President. We know people who are behind such stories.
They are aimed at destroying the party from within. And we urge you to observe your ethics when reporting,” Cde Gumbo added.
Meanwhile, the President has said the party has mechanisms to deal with such issues, hinting the December congress will solve all the problems.