By Paul Nyathi
The Zanu-PF Youth League has fired warning shots at former President Robert Mugabe after he endorsed the New Patriotic Front (NPF) party.
The party, which is a direct split from the ruling ZANU PF, is being led by Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri who was endorsed by Mugabe last week.
Pupurai Togarepi, the 54-year old leader of the Zanu-PF Youth League as well as a Politburo member warned Mugabe that the youth are not happy with his involvement in the opposition politics urging him to refrain from the political involvement.
“What Mugabe should know is … we respect him only if he respects us,” said Togarepi.
“If he decides to rock the boat and then his actions affect the stability of the party … he should be ready for the storm to come…we will not be soft with him,” said Togarepi.
The youth leader under played Mugabe’s newly initiated opposition party describing it as “child play of politicians who have lost political relevance”.
“As the youth league. we view this as child play and we are ready for them,” he said.
“To us, it’s a bunch of failures trying to come back into politics, but that they are failures is their problem, not ours.”