Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), governor, Gideon Gono, is allegedly being prepared by the country’s dreaded national security apparatus, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), to revive Zanu-PF and topple former VP Joice Mujuru and ex-premier Morgan Tsvangirai from power, should the duo win the watershed 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, as is now widely being expected.
Spotlight Zimbabwe claims that it has been briefed by impeccable establishment insiders in President Robert Mugabe’s administration, that Gono is expected to introduce even more radical and feverish land reform and indigenisation policies, which will all but reverse Tsvangirai and Mujuru’s mooted policies of revising the controversial black empowerment law and emotive land issue.
Both Mujuru and Tsvangirai’s party have vowed to repeal the indigenisation and land reform laws, which Mugabe’s Zanu-PF says are irreversible.
This publication can also exclusively reveal that Gono has been Mugabe’s secret understudy for over two decades, and has received an array of political instructions and blueprint to fulfill for Zimbabwe, from Mugabe himself, as one of his most trusted inner circle lieutenants.
Gono is the first family’s banker, and is thought himself to be an old school CIO operative under current VP Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was then the first State Security minister at Independence in 1980.
“The intelligence has determined that Zanu-PF might lose power to a grand coalition in 2018,” said a former minister with knowledge about the discreet plans. “That is why Gono has been roped in, and they are preparing him to wrestle back power should Zanu-PF lose to Tsvangirai and Mujuru. The beauty of it all according to assessments, is that there is likely to be policy conflict between MDC-T and Zim-PF, especially on the land issue. If they dare try to reverse it, there will be war in this country. Our people will not take it. So Gono is going to be the new face, of this final struggle or fifth Chimurenga, which is all about defending our land at all costs.”