Zanu PF fights scary

HARARE - Factional and power fights in the ruling Zanu PF have reached unprecedented levels and it appears President Robert Mugabe’s party has abandoned the people while individuals in the liberation movement scramble for power.

At the top of the damaging fights in Zanu PF is the succession of their 90-year-old president and with the party’s elective congress set for December, nobody in government seems interested in the welfare of the people as they now viciously fight for power.

The power matrix in Zanu PF has been complicated further by First Lady, Grace Mugabe’s grand entrance into politics where she will be the next Women’s League boss amid indications that she might also want to replace her husband.

With the way the Zanu PF officials are openly fighting, fears are that it might be a matter of time before the clashes explode into uncontrollable acts of violence as all warring factions in the party will stop at nothing to grab power.

Yesterday, Zanu PF political commissar, Webster Shamu was savaged in the State media and was accused of trying to stage a coup in the party after introducing secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa as the acting party chairperson during a function to last year’s controversial election victory.

Mutasa is said to be eying the party chairmanship at the December congress. And also yesterday, current Zanu PF women’s league chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri seemed to attack vice President Joice Mujuru in an interview with a Mutare state-controlled newspaper.

She was quoted as saying:“The divisions in the party don’t help us. There are some who can’t wait for their turn, who are now saying President Mugabe must go. We know it; we know we’re surrounded by schemers. We know those who are scheming.”

“Some didn’t want elections in 2013, saying they were working well with the MDC.”

“Some said the President must step down because he was old. President Mugabe is an upright man. He puts the interests of others ahead of his own... He did not impose himself, people voted for him.”

It’s getting scary in Zanu PF and ultimately the whole country. Mugabe must once for all come out in the open and order his people into line otherwise with the way Zanu PF officials are fighting for power, we could experience nasty bloody fights to the detriment of nation building and development.

Mugabe must clarify his succession plan so that people concentrate on developing the economy instead of hosting midnight meetings plotting how to grab power. For Mugabe to avert these nasty fights exploding into something uncontrollable, he has to stand up and stop this madness.Zanu PF fights scary

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erg - 4 August 2014

The entry into the political fray by Grace and now her son Robert Jr is for political power but the for economic reasons too. The country's economic meltdown has been like a ten-year drought; first it was the grass that suffered, then the small bushes; then trees and now even the thousand year old giants whose root go down hundreds of metres are feel-ing the drought. Zanu PF grandees like the late Nathan Shamuyarira have been living in abject poverty for decades. His standing in the party counted for nothing. If Mugabe was to die Grace and her son will be nothing more than the wife and son of the former president. The party will forget them just as quickly as it forgot the late Shamuyarirai. Whoever becomes the next president, he or she would want accept the nonsense that the Mugabes should be left to live in the Blue Roof mansion when everyone knows it was taxpayers dollars that paid for it! The only sure way Mugabe can be sure the Blue Roof mansion and all the other looted wealth stay in the family is by making sure Grace becomes president or, at the very least, she hold the balance of power to be the king-maker. Mugabe's bold move to position Grace to take power may have finally spooked Mai Mu-juru and/or Minister Mnangagwa, whom he has treated all these years as if they were kindergarten head-girl and head-boy, to make a decisive move of their own – for the first time ever to openly defy Mugabe and challenge his authority. What do they have to lose, now the tyrant is denying them the presidency, one thing that had forced them to bite their tongue all these years and put up with all that s****t from the tyrant? Nothing! In his attempt to secure his wife's future Mugabe may have unwittingly precipitated the collapse of Zanu PF and the end of his own rule. No freedom loving Zimbabwean will shed a tear over that one!

Wilbert Mukori - 5 August 2014

Zvokuba zvinonetsa kuchengeta. Anyway,one hopes that the first lady won't mistake her son Robert Jnr for a husband when he eventually becomes president.She is on record as saying,''there is no vacancy at statehouse.''

kutambura - 6 August 2014

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