Minister of Rural Housing and Social Amenities Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe

We realised that Mnangagwa was trying to position himself to take over power with the assistance of the military, but he wanted to do it in a way that would be seen as legitimate in the eyes of the British and the South Africans.
Firstly they felt Mnangagwa was pushing himself to become President, and they regarded him as unacceptable.
As a former chief of intelligence they believe he has committed human rights violations, and Mnangagwa has also been named by a United Nations investigative team as ZANU-PFs key agent in looting diamonds out of the Congo during Zimbabwes military involvement in that countrys civil war.
Mnangagwa was subsequently rescued by Mugabe, who nominated him as Speaker of Parliament.
Moseke told Coltart that Mnangagwa had led a delegation of ZANU-PF members to South Africa the previous week for talks with the Mbeki government, and asked Coltart to spell out the MDCs position on the Zimbabwe crisis.
Four days later, on December 19, Mnangagwa was presented on stage at the ANCs national conference in Stellenbosch, and given a standing ovation.
While Mnangagwa was still in Stellenbosch, Zimbabwes Sunday Mirror, an independently-owned pro-ZANU-PF newspaper, published a report stating that there was a Mugabe exit plan.
It is no secret that Mnangagwa is not popular within ZANU-PF: he has been seen as a favourite son for too long, and a clandestine move to make him the successor without going through normal party election processes is bound to stir up resentments and resistance.
Regarded as the wealthiest individual in Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa has close business links with Col.
On arrival in Tanganyika, six of the eleven came back to Rhodesia while the remaining 5 including Mnangagwa joined the first Frelimo Camp at Bagamoyo in late August 1963.
In January 1965, Mnangagwa was captured by Police Inspector Beans, Bradshaw and Smith while at Michael Mawema's house in Highfield after being sent on a mission.
Mnangagwa was received by the Party at the Livingstone Border post and handed over to the Zambian police.
Mnangagwa was defeated in the 2000 parliamentary election by Blessing Chebundo of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Kwekwe constituency, but Mugabe appointed him to one of the unelected seats in Parliament.
Mnangagwa is Mugabe's chief election agent during the 2008 presidential election, and it has been reported that he is heading Mugabe's campaign behind the scenes.
The move followed reports that Mnangagwa had been campaigning too hard for the post of vice-president, backed by his close ally, former Information Minister Jonathan Moyo.
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Zimbabwean Parliament Speaker Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe wishes to further strengthen already excellent and solid relations with China.
blessing almost any crime may be committed in Zimbabwe with impunity.
Emmerson Mnangagwa received military training in China and Egypt.
Congo connection Before his 2005 demotion, Mr Mnangagwa was seen as the architect of the commercial activities of ZANU-PF, according to a UN report in 2001.
He was tortured severely resulting in him losing his sense of hearing in one ear As National Security Minister Mr Mnangagwa was in charge of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), which worked hand in glove with the army to suppress ZAPU.
Harare - Speaker of Parliament Emmerson Mnangagwa is understood to have threatened to shoot police officers investigating him for allegedly dealing in gold and foreign currency, ZimOnline has learnt.
Mnangagwa is also touted as a possible successor to Mugabe.
He (Mabunda) was summoned to Parliament where he was shown three bullets which Mnangagwa said were reserved for police officers who were sniffing around.
For many years the front-runner to succeed Mugabe, Mnangagwa was earlier this year hauled before a party committee investigating the operations of businesses owned by the party.
Sources close to developments have revealed how Bredenkamp, whose entry into the lucrative DRC mining industry was made possible by Mnangagwa after Rautenbach fell out with the late Laurent Kabila, was embittered when, after Kabila’s assassination in January 2001, Mnangagwa turned around and facilitated Rautenbach’s return to favour with the new government in Kanshasa.
had the backing of defence forces chief Vitalis Zvinavashe.
generals, Solomon Mujuru and Josiah Tungamirai.
Africans that he had the army on his side.
Mnangagwa comes from a sub-clan called the Karanga.
The game would have been over if Mnangagwa had managed, as he nearly did, to get into the presidium and become vice president.
move by the aspiring president in Mnangagwa is very unfortunate.
of illegal gold dealing by Burden.
who recruited gold panners from whom he bought gold.
Mnangagwa has survived several attempts to pull him down and each time he has emerged stronger and more threatening to Solomon Mujuru/Rex Nhongo's plans to control the ruling party.
I believe Mnangagwa is back in the succession debate and he has been brought into it by the president," said the official.
All we know is that Mnangagwa is back in the fight.
The other reason for switching support again to Mnangagwa is because Mugabe knows that he will protect him from prosecution because he has the stamina and he exudes power, while it is not so clear with Mujuru, who might not be able to stand her ground if her colleagues decide.
We know that Mnangagwa is back in the race and that Mugabe is pulling the strings," he said.
He knows that Emmerson Mnangagwa is a safe pair of hands because they're as bloody as his own.
After independence, Mnangagwa was given key ministries in Mugabe's handpicked cabinet of loyalists, and even when he lost his seat at the 2000 election, he was made speaker of the parliament, a post he holds today.
because they’re as bloody as his own.
But within this tribe, Mnangagwa comes from a clan called the Karanga, while Mujuru belongs to Mugabe's own Zezuru clan.
Rejected by the people of Zimbabwe in both the 2000 and 2005 Parliamentary elections, Mnangagwa was each time given a non-constituent seat by Mugabe.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been a fervent disciple of Mugabe, carrying out or organising any dirty work that was needed over the last 30 years or more.
Moletsi Mbeki: 'There have been an enormous amount of human rights abuses against the Ndebele to start with - now against the MDC - and Mnangagwa has been central as head of the Central Intelligence Organisation to those human rights abuses.
Senior Operative (CIO): 'Emmerson Mnangagwa is cruel.
According to a UN Security Council report, (Nov 2001), Emmerson Mnangagwa is the key strategist for the Zimbabwean branch of an elite criminal network operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In addition,Mnangagwa was the architect of the commercial activities of Zanu-PF, the UN report said.
Mnangagwa is probably one of the richest of the ZanuPf elite to day.
In early 1990 the now-banned Daily News ran a story about how Mnangagwa was given US$400 000 as a loan by Roger Boka, one of Harare’s nouveau riche party sympathisers.
Mnangagwa received military training in Egypt and then China where at age 17 he was indoctrinated by the feared School of Ideology, run by the Chinese Communist Party.
Emmerson Mnangagwa was born in the central region of Zvishavane and belongs to the Karanga sub-group of Zimbabwe's majority Shona people.
In 2004, Mnangagwa was investigated by the ZanuPF Politburo after claims that he attempted to unseat Mugabe.
Mnangagwa was allegedly linked to a military putsch to force Mugabe out of power, which, according to reports, had been masterminded by its alleged leaders of the coup, retired army Captain Albert Matapo, Ben Ncube a former spokeman of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF), Major General Engelbert Rugeje, and Air Vice Marshall Elson Moyo.
So why does Mugabe want to raise him to a position he thwarted from reaching in the first place? The answer is Mugabe is running out of true comrades right now and Mnangagwa is one of the few remaining ones.
Mnangagwa has been picked as the successor.
Mr Mnangagwa was head of Zimbabwe's feared intelligence service in 1981, during the civil war which followed independence and at a time when about 20,000 of the minority Ndebele population were slaughtered.
Mnangagwa is running the party," said a Zanu-PF source.
Mnangagwa is Mugabe’s chief election agent and was his personal assistant during the liberation struggle.
Mnangagwa has arguably become the most powerful man in the country behind Mugabe and is now widely tipped to succeed Mugabe.
This guy Mnangagwa is simply a murderer ,looter,an opportunist,a raper,a smuggler,a devil incarnate.
Mnangagwa is one of the most experienced politician in the country.
Mnangagwa is battling to regain lost territory in the province and on the other hand Gumbo has become the favourite of Mugabe," said the sources.
Mnangagwa had control of the province for a long time and now Gumbo has come onto the scene and tilted the scales," said the sources.
And Mr Mugabe has been almost toying with his emotions - one day promoting him to senior positions in both the ruling Zanu PF party and the government, raising speculation that Mr Mnangagwa is the "heir apparent" but later demoting him, after he possibly displayed his ambitions a bit too openly.
Before his 2005 demotion, Mr Mnangagwa was seen as "the architect of the commercial activities of Zanu PF", according to a UN report in 2001.
As National Security Minister, Mr Mnangagwa was in charge of the Central Intelligence Organisation, CIO, which worked hand in glove with the army to suppress Zapu.
On his official profile, Mr Mnangagwa says he was the victim of state violence after being arrested by the white-minority government in the former Rhodesia in 1965, after he helped blow up a train near Fort Victoria (now Masvingo.