Grace hunts Mnangagwa

HARARE - The uneasy alliance of the past year between First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is apparently unravelling, as President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly influential wife is now said to be working again with Zanu PF’s ambitious Young Turks who operate as the Generation 40 (G40) camp.

Zanu PF insiders told the Daily News yesterday that a number of developments over the past few weeks suggested that the pact between Grace and Mnangagwa, which had been witnessed when they worked together to annihilate former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies, “is now on shaky grounds”.

One of the well-placed sources said it was clear that all was not well between the two, particularly as it became more evident that “Dr Amai (Grace) could be priming herself for the ultimate post, rather than assist Ngwena (Mnangagwa) to get there”.

“I think you guys in the media are missing a trick here. It’s not the G40 that is reeling under pressure, no. It is the Mnangagwa camp that is taking a massive beating at the hands of people who are hobnobbing with Dr Amai as comrades and their factions fight to the bitter end to succeed President Mugabe,” he said.

Giving examples of how much the Mnangagwa faction was under the cosh, the senior party official said in the past fortnight alone, a number of alleged key allies of the VP had either been suspended from the smouldering ruling party ship or had been publicly humiliated, with Grace said to be at the centre of all of this.

“It’s not a coincidence that (Zanu PF) Mashonaland West (province) kicked out interim chairman Ziyambi Ziyambi this week and replaced him with Keith Guzah. Ziyambi is in the VP’s faction and you will remember that Dr Amai dressed him down in public when she officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony of housing stands in Kadoma recently,” he added.

The province’s secretary for administration, Simbarashe Ziyambi, said part of the accusations against Ziyambi included untested allegations that he was feeding ousted former provincial boss Temba Mliswa with incriminating information about how the ruling party had allegedly rigged the recent Hurungwe West by-election.

“Due to the gravity of these offences, and as clearly spelt out in the Zanu PF constitution, we recommended that Ziyambi be expelled from the party on grounds of misconduct, disloyalty and treachery,” Simbarashe Ziyambi said.

The province which presented its petition on Ziyambi to Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko — who apart from heading Zanu PF’s disciplinary committee, is also aligned to the G40 camp and is engaged in a vicious power brawl with Mnangagwa — accused the ousted acting chairperson of working against Grace.

“In gross violation of the party statutes, Ziyambi Ziyambi, connived with a small cabal and leaked party secrets to Temba Mliswa and clandestinely encouraged and assisted by way of passing information on our campaign strategies to him and his family,

“Ziyambi Ziyambi mounted a vigorous campaign to dissuade members of Zanu PF from attending the much publicised Kadoma ZimAsset-inspired business and housing initiative by Macsherp, which was officiated by the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, in the company of two vice presidents, Cde Mnangagwa and Cde Mphoko, the secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo and several politburo and central committee members,” Simbarashe Ziyambi added.

Another well-placed source corroborated the claims that the G40 — which allegedly includes self proclaimed “political thug” and Zanu PF’s national commissar and minister of Local Government, Saviour Kasukuwere — had “floored” many of Mnangagwa’s supporters in the party’s ongoing restructuring programme.

“Surprisingly, where you would have expected Tyson (Kasukuwere) and the G40 to be punished by the party for doing this, President Mugabe has actually moved to reward the group with important Cabinet positions,” the central committee member said.

Comments (27)

The Mugabe family are conspiring and actively promoting these divisions in order to try and remain in power. Surely they must realize the consequences of their actions? Do they not remember what happened to Nicolea Ceaucescu and all the reasons behind the people and his top Generals turning upon him?

Titus Bhere - 14 July 2015

Mazai , mazai apa

radson zulu - 14 July 2015

daily news you must be running out of stories, please concentrate on economy building issues rather than setting a wrong agenda and misinforming the public..

paidamoyo - 14 July 2015

DAILYNEWS yapererwa nenyaya

JOHNS NYASHA - 14 July 2015

@misty....unfortunately there are no economy building issues to write about in Zim at the moment, this is all there is write about to be honest. Everyone wants to see how far it gets, this is what happens when there is poor leadership, when the leaders are selfish and corrupt there was always gonna be a desperate like this for that kind of leadership so big up Daily News for the updates.

misty - 14 July 2015

sorry @ paidamoyo.....unfortunately there are no economy building issues to write about in Zim at the moment, this is all there is to write about to be honest. Everyone wants to see how far it gets, this is what happens when there is poor leadership, when the leaders are selfish and corrupt there was always gonna be a desperate time like this for that kind of leadership so big up Daily News for the updates.

misty - 14 July 2015

All I know is that all this will end, it will be history and Zimbabwe will shine again, being led by new blood with new ideas. One day it will happen!!

misty - 14 July 2015

dailynews hasisina nyaya zveshuwa .

hokoyo - 14 July 2015

I am proud of you daily news keep the ball rolling

charles moyo - 14 July 2015

Grace .s demolition project of zanu is now in full gear by this time next year it will be rabbles all over shech sheck house . She has too much mangoromera and cheek typically of a sex starved woman very short tempered and unpredictable .Mpoko and Emerson can take notes and lick her very dirty peticoat but Grace will never stop the demolition much to our delight we the haters of Mugabe ..

Diibulaanyika - 14 July 2015

Dr Grace my foot!

ramwirayi - 14 July 2015

i also think when grace said it is she who give notes to Mnangagwa and Mphoko was to make sure they become unpopular

inini - 15 July 2015

@inini, i think it may have been true. Look at how Chombo was kneeling on the floor on that Kadoma function, it shows she's powerful

Collin - 15 July 2015

As long as the fight is within zanupf, all is well for the zimboz who hv literally failed to ouster the ruling party in any elections. It is time to see "who rigs who" now as the zanupf ship sinks in the middle of the ocean.

trinox - 15 July 2015

power you say.what about the vendors, now they silent

botty - 15 July 2015

So Grace really thinks she is clever . After a marriage of convenience with the Ngwena camp to successfully topple Mai Mujuru and her perceived allies is now abandoning them for the G40 to get to the top position. But that will not be as easy as she thinks. I don't see those eyeing for the throne letting it go without a bloody fight. Me thinks she is shooting herself in the foot. Margret Dongo once said, RGM will regret the day he allowed his wife to enter the political fray. Zimbabwe is not a monarch.

pride - 15 July 2015

No to politics

alm - 15 July 2015

Hunting a crocodile inside high rough waters is never easy. The end of Zanu pf is very much spectacular. Its like it has been hit by ghosts.

X-MAN IV - 15 July 2015

Does Zimbabwe know that Gumbura is a true faction of the President from deep down his heart. if the guy comes out of prison, "watch!!" people don't know what they are missing in the ruling party. dr. Grace Mugabe kana muchida zvehu president, shandayi nana Gumbura ava, munofamba nyore.

dennis - 20 July 2015

Media is fighting hard to influence the outcome ,but surely kana tava patight we will produce all the hidden talent for the benefit of Zimbabwe. God is watching

Cde nyengeterai - 21 July 2015

I have read many comments issued by the likes of "hokoyo" and the truth is I do not understand what they want the Daily News to do. Should the Daily News skip certain news items when they go to print? Some of us are eagerly waiting to read these matters and should the paper heed these dump pieces of advice, readership is sure to go down. Do these people think the newspaper is lying? I do not believe this respectful independent publication could lie and survive a day without consequences, given the intimidatory atmosphere in the country. The regime has used legal channels to silence independent thought and where this did not work or was dragging, unorthodoxy was the way. Here we recall Daily News bombings. So may be these guys need to be advised again, like they have been advised many times before, to just stop reading the Daily News if it offends them. Some of us have long ceased to read Zimpapers, back in the eighties and we don't give a damn what they write. In the few times that we get hold of it, to understand, we consider the opposite what they write as truth, hence we are not irked by what they lie about everyday, no need to complain.

Mr Dete - 22 August 2015

An educated man only looks on the precision that nature requires. Munangagwa knows exactly what he is doing. People like Dr Amai Grace Mugabe are very much like Marrie Antoinette who contributed so much to the down fall of Louis the 16th. This is because of that people are being awarded degrees but they don't even know how to apply them. Anyway the Government should mainly focus on the pending issue of stabilizing the economy and create jobs for us students. Honestly i never hear most of the times Amai Grace Mugabe conveying a strategy on how to develop the country's economy but she live extravagantly by assembling rallies that are mainly to discriminate the vice president. What kind of a mother who do not even mind about how her kids are suffering. Therefore i am in line with Munangarwa for calling her a uhmm because it is only a father's second wife that do not even care about her step sons and daughters but so much concerned of her interests and privilege that she obtain from a father.

Welensky - 8 March 2016

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