A final letter to Cde Mugabe

A dismissal letter before him, his life under threat, and his world seemingly collapsing, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa still found the time and strength of character to write a final letter to Cde Robert Mugabe.

It is a letter insiders say points to the kind of man Zimbabwe’s new President is — unwavering and loyal to the end.

Then President Cde Mugabe sacked Cde Mnangagwa as his deputy on November 6, 2017.

That set the stage for a momentous run of events that would see Cde Mnangagwa leave the country to save his life, only to return a few weeks later to be sworn in as Head of State and Government after an extraordinary intervention by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to safegaurd the national constitution.

But before he made good his escape from the assassin’s bullet — or poisoned needle in this case — Cde Mnangagwa wrote a letter to Cde Mugabe, thanking him for his counsel over the years and for giving him the opportunity to serve his nation.

The Sunday Mail last week secured a copy of that communication, which we publish in full on page 5 of this edition.

The letter was the subject of a conversation between Cde Mnangagwa and Cde Mugabe in the latter’s final hours as President of the Republic.

An insider said on November 20, a day before Cde Mugabe resigned, he spoke on the phone with Cde Mnangagwa.

“VaMugabe said, ‘Ah, why did you have to leave? I thought the very good letter which you wrote to me after your dismissal was going to be a good basis for us to reconnect.’

“VaMnangagwa said ‘my life was under threat’. VaMugabe said ‘I want you to come back now now now, so that we can resolve this situation together’.

“That letter stirred VaMugabe’s heart to the stage where he was actually thinking of restoring VaMnangagwa to Vice-President. In that letter, VaMnangagwa didn’t just pledge loyalty but also communicated indebtedness for the support and huge relationship that the two enjoyed for over 50 years.

“The letter was very much in character with the same ED who lived nonchalantly through the public abuse piled on him in a series of political rallies before he was dismissed.”

Read more... http://www.sundaymail.co.zw/eds-message-to-cde-mugabe/

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  • Inga

    Please publish the letter.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    A lugubrious moment then for Cde Mnangagwa. Only God protected our current President from his enemies. May God continue to guide him in leading this nation in peace and to economic recovery. Amen.

  • Presley

    May God guide ED to a free and fair election devoid of rigging. Amen.

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  • Nesongano

    Web pages do not have numbers, it would have been better for author to create a URL that points to the letter. Where do we get page 5 from this website. Zvimwe munaita muchingwaravo mhani.

  • Tman zimbabwe

    I love my President ED Manangagwa and emulate his hunhu. In our Shona language we say, “mwana anobva kuvanhu.” I believe in the culture of forgiveness as the word of God ask us to do and that we must not judge. My President, they may say many bad things about you but the truth is you are man of the people and that non of them has anything good to say to the people of Zimbabwe. Support hobhoo…

    • munhu mweya

      Uyu Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a son of the soil, which cadre protects his leader for 54years and still pledge loyalty at the end of it all, when there is thick dark blackness facing him.
      I know pamusha pavo paZvikomo Zvisha pama Mabasa pedo neMapanzure uye mudhuze dhuze nechikoro chinonzi Dambudzo high. He conducts unwavering respect among his people. If this man fails to help Bulawayo recover then I think there is nobody else who would have done that.