Presidential aspirant Saviour Kasukuwere who fled zimbabwe after the coup that dethroned Robert Mugabe was allegedly arrested and taken in for questioning after he landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International airport yesterday.
Kasukuwere had been exiled in neighbouring South Africa. He had flown in to Zimbabwe to file his nomination papers to contest in the country’s presidential election which is pencilled for 23 August 2023.
One of his friends and allies Walter Mzembi tweeted saying “Passenger 34 is safe and sound”
Nonetheless, it is yet to be confirmed whether Saviour Kasukuwere is indeed safe and sound.
Kasukuwere is currently the leader of the Zanu PF faction known as G40. The faction was made popular by the then First Lady Grace Mugabe and many had previously thought it would be the group that would take over after Robert Mugabe however the events of November 18 2018 saw the rise of Emerson Mnangagwa into top office.
This lead to the flee and scatter that saw prominent members of the G40 team running into exile. The likes of Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwawu, Walter Mzembi and many others.
Adding to the intrigue, a leaked flight manifest containing the names of passengers on a commercial flight to Harare caused confusion and raised concerns about security breaches. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the leak, which remains unclear at this time.
Kasukuwere’s arrest marks a significant development in the political landscape of Zimbabwe as the country gears up for the presidential election. The incident has sparked debates and speculation about the implications for the political future of both Kasukuwere and the G40 faction.
As more information becomes available, the public eagerly awaits official statements regarding the arrest and the subsequent impact it may have on the upcoming election.