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Dabengwa is a dictactor: Ex-ZAPU Youth chair

FORMER Zapu national youth chairperson and national executive member Tichaona Revai Sithole has accused party president Dumiso Dabengwa of dictatorial tendencies saying he was clueless and had failed to revive Zapu.

Sithole, who defected from Zanu PF and had a stint with Simba Makoni’s Mavambo/Dawn/Kusile project before joining Zapu, said he was ready to go back to the ruling party.

Sithole told a press conference in Masvingo on Saturday that he had quit Zapu after realising that he was being “used by people with ulterior motives”.

“I quit Zapu as of July 15. I felt I was being used to settle some personal scores,” he said. “I am ready to go back to Zanu PF. If they will not take me back, then I will pursue business. I will not return to Zapu.”

Sithole accused Dabengwa of running the party by himself.

“He does not implement things agreed in meetings. He does what he want,” he said. “I did not understand him at all. No one in Zapu can stand up to him.

“Members were being fired or suspended for reasons we did not understand. Dabengwa has no direction. He is a dictator. Zapu has failed. It is of no use to be in the opposition for the sake of opposing without achieving anything. What is the reason of Zapu being a political party?”

He urged the former Zipra intelligence supremo to apologise to President Robert Mugabe and return to Zanu PF – Southern Eye.


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