Exiled former Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has declared his readiness to run for president in the upcoming elections.
In 2017, when the military staged a coup that ousted late former Robert Mugabe who had been in power since 1980, Kasukuwere, Professor Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwawo, and Walter Muzembi fled the country after their homes and families were shot at.
The declaration comes after numerous calls had been made by supporters on social media for Kasukuwere to run for president.
Earlier this year there were suggestions that he joins forces with CCC leader Nelson Chamisa.
While others have suggested he contests the ZanuPF top job during Congress.
During all these occasions, Kasukuwere had remained mum about his position.
In a supposedly leaked audio, which Kasukuwere has confirm to be authentic, he has affirmed his readiness lead, only if it is the people’s will.
“I have taken this extra ordinary step for the fight time to say, i am available as one of the comrades, if people say come and lead, I will not hesitate to do that, I am not a awkward I am not a fool and I am not scared to do that.
“No leaders must be one to say it’s me, it’s me.
“Comrade Mugabe taught us that, let the leader come from the people. Let the people make the decision.
“Let the clarion call come from the people and say this is what we want.
“Once we have the support and the agreement of the people we will be able to move forward ,” Kasukuwere said.
According to Kasukuwere, at one time he expected the party to engage it’s erstwhile members but he reach this position after realizing lack of willingness.
“There is no room for the party to engage many of it’s cadres, the party is tip toeing and the party would rather have defectors for ED, the party would rather have so called returnees,” said Kasukuwere.
Earlier, this month two exiled G40 former cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwawo who fled the country to save their lives from attempted assassination wrote an apology letter to ZanuPF begging for readmission.
While, Kasukuwere said it is their democratic right for the others to write an apology letter, he didn’t understand how a victim like him was expected to apologies.
“I am not one who must go on my knees to beg for forgiveness.
“There has to be maturity on all angles and say you don’t expect one who was also victimized to go and sorry because you missed me (as a target),” he added.
Kasukuwere maintains that he expected ZanuPF to engage in an inclusive way to resolve challenges.