By Ransom Mandhlazi
ZANU-PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Tendai Chirau says the Youth League is resolutely unshaken by the unwarranted vitriolic onslaughts on the integrity of the ruling Party by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.
The Youth league reminded Malema that he is struggling for significance in his native South Africa, and therefore lacks any qualifications to authoritatively comment on Zimbabwean issues.
“By our standards, Mr. Malema is a puny, absolute political nonentity whose nostalgia for his wasted glory days with the ANC has pushed him into bed with the equally disgraced G40 clique of charlattans, whose narcissistic penchant for publicity is well documented,” added Cde Chirau.
“It is no secret that he is the latest, albeit ill-chosen, front for the furtherance of the self-exiled cabal’s counter-revolutionary pursuits. Malema’s continued senseless attacks on the Zimbabwean government and ZANU-PF, and the threats to close the Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa only confirm his ill-advised futile objective of undermining the strong and healthy diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and her sovereign neighbor, South Africa, and the binding revolutionary ties, sealed with the blood of patriots, between ZANU-PF and the ANC. ZANU-PF has, from its very foundation, been at the heart of Zimbabwean lives.”
Cde Chirau highlighted that Zimbabwe is a sovereign state with a democratically elected government under the leadership of His Excellency Cde ED Mnangagwa and as such, will not brook any interference from puppets and their handlers
“By waging a bitter and protracted liberation struggle, wherein patriot cadres made the capital sacrifice, losing precious lives and limbs in the process, the revolutionary Party proved its fullest commitment to Zimbabwean lives. Under the current Second Republic, captained by the shrewd Cde ED Mnangagwa, the ZANU-PF led administration has embarked on various pro-people economic policies, such as Vision 2030, which are steadily yielding fruit,” he added.
“If Malema is truly more concerned about Zimbabwean lives than the Zimbabwean government, as he would have his gullible audience believe, then he should be at the forefront in defending them from the poisonous culture of targeted xenophobia endemic in his own country.”
Cde Chirau added that Malema ill-considered groundless attack on the government’s programme to compensate former white commercial farmers for improvements made on farms prior to the land reform programme not only exposes his lack of historical knowledge on Zimbabwean and regional geopolitics, but also betrays his intellectual childishness in the art of statecraft, the “politician” that he claims to be.
“In fact, Julius Malema is a known insufferable political flip-flopper unfaithful even to himself. On various occasions, Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma alternated with astonishing frequency between being his revered heroes and his sworn enemies. This is however, hardly surprising from a man who once claimed that he “…would never form a political party to contest the ANC…” even if he got fired. The leopard and his spots,” he added.
Cde Chirau reminded Malema that the land issue still remains at the crux of Zimbabwean politics, being the reason why so many of her sons and daughters took up arms to dislodge colonialism and imperialism.