Breaking News

Army told China Mnangagwa’s power expires in 2020

by Spotlight
22 March 2019 | 27841 Views
A special delegation of senior military officials reportedly told Chinese generals that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's political reign will expire in 2020, and that he was going to be an interim caretaker president up to the period, before the military replaces him with their preferred successor, a few days prior to former leader Robert Mugabe's November 2017 coup, Spotlight Zimbabwe, can reveal.

According to a Zimbabwean military attache stationed in Beijing at the time when former Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander and now vice president, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, visited China between November 8 to November 10 2017, shortly before Mugabe was ousted from office, an elite delegation comprising officials from the army and air force travelling with VP Chiwenga told their Chinese counterparts that Mnangagwa would be in power "for no more than three years" as a "stopgap measure" to stabilise the country, with a Zimbabwean general likely to takeover until 2023 to finish off Mnangagwa's presidential term and then handover the country to a civilian leadership.

Chiwenga's trip to China in 2017, which was initially reported to be a medical check-up that had coincided with a "normal military exchange mutually agreed upon by China and Zimbabwe" has hitherto been shrouded in mystrey.

The VP met with General Li Zuocheng, a member of China's Central Military Commission, which is the highest decision-making body for China's armed forces, together with that country's former defense minister General Chang Wanquan. Wanquan was succeeded by General Wei Fenghe, who was appointed to head China's defense ministry in March 2018.

"Mnangagwa's days in office are now numbered," said the military attache. "Most Zimbabweans are not aware that Mnangagwa's tenure as president was discussed before the November coup that toppled Mugabe. An elite delegation of military officers travelling with Chiwenga met with Chinese generals, who were told that the current leader will be in power for no more than three years. Our military sees him (Mnangagwa) as a stopgap measure for stability, and he is just but a figurehead with no real power. His presidency expires in 2020, and we are going to see a retired general taking over soon to finish his term, like what Mnangagwa did to Mugabe. The military general coming in will then lay the ground for a civilian leader agreed upon by the Joint Operations Command. They already have four former ministers names who served under Mugabe in mind. This is the shock you people can't see coming."

Mnangagwa is a product of the November 15 2017 early morning national television announcement by Rtd Lieutenant-General Sibusiso Moyo, who his now the country's foreign affairs minister. Moyo in announcing the "military intervention" said Mugabe and family were safe and that the army was going after criminals in his government.

"Mugabe, and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed," he said. "We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country … As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy," Moyo added.

Spotlight Zimbabwe, was the first publication to report about Mnangagwa becoming Zimbabwe president approximately a year before he disloged Mugabe in a putsch.




This publication and reporter also accurately reported that VP Chiwenga was on his way to become vice president, before his official appointment by Mnangagwa in our online edition of 18 March 2016.

Today we can also report with certainty, that Mnangagwa is on his embarassing way out of power and that a new leader from the military is being prepared to dethrone him. Spotlight Zimbabwe, also has it on good authority that VP Chiwenga and his successor ZDF Commander, General Philip Valerio Sibanda, alongside their inner circle, worked out all possible power scenarios before the execution of the coup and that China has been kept in the loop of all new developments.

Intelligence information at hand also suggests that the army is reportedly not happy with Mnangagwa's failure to fix the economy and that he has allegedly been signing off the country's mineral resources and land assets for a song without their approval.

It is also coming to light that former defence minister under Mugabe, Sydney Sekeramayi, has been playing allegiance to the military before and after the November 2017 coup, and could be earmarked for a slot in the presidium order of a looming post-Mnangagwa administration.

Defence minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, was not reachable throughout the week for comment as her mobile phone remained unreachable.




ZDF Mnangagwa Chiwenga

Source: spotlight

Comments

Latest News

Chamisa and Mnangagwa mourn Sri Lanka martyrs

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 841 Views

Multiple inconsistencies in Mr Multiverse Dungani's article. - I do no...

by Thulani Nkala | 21 April 2019 | 322 Views

'Biti and Welshman Ncube must not contest at congress'

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2063 Views

Zanu-PF begins constitutional amendments - Zanu-PF has started the pro...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1509 Views

Rugare Gumbo snubs Mnangagwa & Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 8079 Views

Chamisa clinches victory

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 6632 Views

White farmers told to pay ex-workers first - WHITE commercial farmers ...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1392 Views

'Foreign aid will not bail out Zimbabwe'

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 1790 Views

'Peasant farmers now driving Zimbabwe's economy' - THE agricultural se...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 507 Views

192 Zimbabweans refused entry into South Africa - MORE than 107 000 pe...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2207 Views

Criminals cash in on lost IDs, certificates - CUNNING criminals are ea...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 706 Views

Matebeleland Collective a ZANU PF and British creation?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 958 Views

Dreaded CIO Minister in fresh mine wrangle storm

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 1604 Views

George Charamba gets baptism of fire

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 4471 Views

WATCH: Chiyangwa turns his 34 bedroom house into a hotel

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 4031 Views

President Mnangagwa's Easter message to Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 1730 Views

'Mnangagwa and Enock Sithole were not crocodile gang members'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 2987 Views

'Mnangagwa's advisor is a CIO double agent'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 10585 Views

WATCH: Pastor kisses a woman to remove a demon - A video of a Pastor k...

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 4065 Views

Mujuru denies Mnangagwa's visit

by Mandla Ndlovu | 21 April 2019 | 6226 Views

Valerio Sibanda's war time exploits

by Dr Milton, Chemhuru | 21 April 2019 | 6313 Views

Mohadi seeking to turn the tables on ex-wife

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2007 Views

Chinamasa 'brushes off' sanctions mantra

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2145 Views

Opposition will not observe ballot paper printing: Mangwana

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 2544 Views

Mnangagwa must apologise for his role in gukurahundi genocide

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 689 Views

Hailstorm kills one, displaces families - A hailstorm ravaged parts of...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 543 Views

Serial rapist arrested - Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the...

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 627 Views

Brooklyn bus inferno survivor wants compensation

by Staff reporter | 21 April 2019 | 661 Views

Entertainment

Charambas drop videos

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 1248 Views

Jah Prayzah dares UK fans

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 3472 Views

Bekezela wants his music to appeal to Zimbabweans - South Africa-based...

by Staff reporter | 17 April 2019 | 193 Views

Olinda and Tytan welcome new born baby

by newzimbabwe | 11 April 2019 | 910 Views

Bev looks to conquer world

by Staff reporter | 07 April 2019 | 2580 Views

Mkhululi Bhebhe puts Zimbabwe on gospel map

by Staff reporter | 06 April 2019 | 1857 Views

Winky D to receive award as ZimAchievers pay Tuku tribute

by Staff reporter | 05 April 2019 | 3268 Views