Bold Declaration By Saviour Kasukuwere: A Challenge to President Mnangagwa
In a surprising turn of events, former Cabinet Minister and prominent figure within the G40 faction, Saviour Kasukuwere, has announced his intention to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the presidency in the upcoming August 23 elections. Kasukuwere’s decision has ignited a wave of anticipation and speculation among Zimbabweans as he vows to stand against what he refers to as “black on black oppression.”
Standing Against Black on Black Oppression: Kasukuwere’s Vision
Kasukuwere, who is known for his strong ties to the G40 faction and his influential role during the reign of former President Robert Mugabe, took to social media to make his declaration. On his pro-Kasukuwere social media page, New Alliance Zimbabwe, a post appeared stating,
“By standing in the August 2023 elections, President Kasukuwere is representing the voiceless masses, the downtrodden, the disenfranchised citizens, as well as patriots who were violently driven from the shores of the motherland. He’s standing against black on black oppression.”
The post not only emphasized Kasukuwere’s commitment to fighting oppression but also highlighted his ideological grounding, political soundness, stability, astuteness, and experience. It claimed that Kasukuwere is loved by the people and respected across the political divide, positioning him as a unifying figure in Zimbabwean politics.
Confirming the Candidature: Kasukuwere Responds to Journalist’s Question On Challenging President
Following the post, respected South African journalist and SABC foreign editor, Sophie Mokoena, engaged Kasukuwere in a Twitter exchange to seek confirmation about his presidential aspirations. Mokoena asked, “Are you a Presidential candidate?” to which Kasukuwere promptly responded, “Sophie good morning. The call has been made, and yes I will be making a formal statement on my candidature. Thank you for asking.”
A Potential Game Changer: Kasukuwere’s Background and Popularity
Kasukuwere’s decision to enter the presidential race has created ripples in Zimbabwean political circles, as the former G40 stalwart brings a wealth of experience and a different perspective to the political landscape. He is positioning himself as a champion for the voiceless and aims to tackle the alleged issue of black on black oppression.
The Road Ahead: Anticipation Grows as Elections Approach
With the upcoming elections drawing nearer, the stage is set for a fierce battle between Kasukuwere and President Mnangagwa as well as popular opposition politician Nelson Chamisa. As Kasukuwere’s campaign gains momentum, it remains to be seen how the electorate will respond to his promises of change and his commitment to addressing the challenges faced by Zimbabweans.