Political analysts have described Sybeth Musengezi, a man who recently approached, the Bulawayo High Court seeking the nullification of the ZANU PF’s 19 November 2017 special session of the Central Committee meeting, which elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the incumbent president, as an attention seeker who was being used by the vanquished G40 to settle political scores.
Speaking to this publication, political analyst, Trymore Shumba, said Musengezi was being used as political pawn by the G40 who are desperate to get back at President Mnangagwa following their dismissal from the ruling party and Government.
“Musengezi is just an attention seeker being used by the G40 to settle some political scores. He knows that his court application will not succeed, but he is just doing it to advance the G40’s agenda of challenging the legitimacy of President Mnangagwa,” said Shumba.
Shumba added that it was interesting to note that Musengezi hails from Matope village, Mt Darwin where former ZANU PF national political commissar and G40 kingpin, Saviour Kasukuwere also comes from. He said it was likely that Musengezi was working under the instruction of Kasukuwere
“It’s interesting to note that Musengezi and Kasukuwere hail from the same village of Matope in Mt Darwin. It is said that the duo are related and Musengezi is being used by Kasukuwere to try and tarnish the image of the President,” added Shumba.
Another analyst, Theodore Chipwanya, described Musengezi as a political flip flopper who does anything for a few stipends. He said he doubted the claim by Musengezi that he was a ZANU PF member considering that he recently was hobnobbing with Godfrey Tsenengamu’s Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ).
“I strongly doubt the claim by Musengezi that he is a ZANU PF member considering that he was recently flirting with Tsenengamu-led FEEZ. Musengezi is just doing this for fame and money. His court application is likely to be thrown out since his ZANU PF’s membership is in doubt,” said Chipwanya.
In his court application filed last week, Musengezi is also seeking, among others things, that former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko be empowered to convene and preside over a special Extra Ordinary Congress to elect a new Party leader.