A certain section of ZANU PF structures in Mashonaland Central have expressed anger over the arrest of ZANU PF Provincial Kingmaker Nicholas Goche over charges of stock theft and being accused of stealing an undisclosed number of cattle.
Goodman Tamuona Musariri a former ZANU PF District chairman in Mashonaland Central said, “Goche happens to be the most powerful leader in Mashonaland Central who was trained in the Intelligence. Chairman Kazembe Kazembe fears Goche because he is not a commoner in politics and Intelligence and he has far greater grip of Mashonaland Central than the late Shiri.”
Musariri urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to make sure there is peace in Mashonaland Central.
“I implore on His Excellency President Mnangagwa to consider Unity, Peace and Reconciliation than arrests of loyalists like Cde Goche.” He added.
Commenting on the incident Professor Jonathan Moyo said, “What? Something fishy. It’s an open secret in ZanuPF corridors that Mnangagwa has unfinished business with Goche. Details of the case would be interesting to unpack!”
“Former minister Nicholas Goche arrested over stock theft”@HeraldZimbabwe 8 October 2020
What? Something fishy. It’s an open secret in ZanuPF corridors that Mnangagwa has unfinished business with Goche. Details of the case would be interesting to unpack!https://t.co/loMECT8gtl pic.twitter.com/lAhN94OMsl
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) October 8, 2020
A Mashonaland Central War Veteran who spoke on condition of anonymity said Chairman Kazembe Kazembe should desist from his scorched earth policy of using his cabinet position as minister of police to torment political rivals.
“While Minister Kazembe might use his scorched earth policy to evicerate political enemies, I am confident in the judiciary system of this country. They can try to embarrass and demoralise Goche because Kazembe feels like Goche is using his support base to replace Kazembe as provincial chairman.
“Goche has been living a quiet life far away from politics it is sad that Kazembe feels threatened by an old man who now spends his time farming. Kazembe should be on the ground executing development programs and campaigning for President Mnangagwa’s 2023 bid for office.”