National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, encouraged South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s envoy to Zimbabwe to meet with the military as part of their fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe saying the country is under the military rule which includes the ruling Zanu PF’s faction wars.
Posting on Twitter, Mawarire said engaging only the ruling party, the government and Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) will be skirting around the real cause of the challenges facing Zimbabwe.
“Hopefully, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC will understand that we need to dialogue with the army which took over Zanu-PF, the State, and Govt. If we don’t, a worse situation will explode, especially now, that there are two militarized factions in Zanu-PF dabbling in politics.
“If we turn a blind eye to the fact that the military involvement in our national politics is the elephant in the room, we are likely going to go back to 1983-87, albeit, on a national scale.
“It is clear the military factions in Zanu-PF are fighting to control the country and this fight will surely turn bloody if not addressed now.
“There is no hiding from the fact that Zimbabwe is under overt military rule and a security state after the 2017 Nov coup. President Ramaphosa and the South African government know it well, especially after, Isaac Moyo, who was Zim ambassador to SA, was brought back into security service as CIO Director Gen and Gen Elson Chimonyo, who, prior to the coup, was purportedly retired, and was Zim Ambassador to Tanzania, but was brought back into security service as Zimbabwe National Army Commander,” said Mawarire.