Zanu PF on the brink: Mutodi

HARARE - With factionalism still festering in Zanu PF, despite contrary claims by its top leadership, businessman Energy Mutodi says the ruling party’s recently-held conference failed to end the deadly factional wars and predicted the party’s demise.

Closing the party’s conference held in Victoria Falls early this month, President Robert Mugabe claimed that his party, that is divided between two factions one led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the other associated with the First Lady Grace Mugabe going by the moniker Generation 40 (G40), was now united.

But taking no prisoners, Mutodi wrote on his Facebook page that as long as the leadership continues to bury their heads in the sand, then the cracks it has papered will result in the collapse of the liberation war movement.

“The party that had been expected to end its internal bickering at the just ended conference came out even more divided, a clear sign that the leadership could be making decisions without adequate or correct information,” said Mutodi.

The controversial businessman-cum-musician said that the most worrying aspect of the raging battles convulsing Zanu PF is that protagonists are denying the existence of factionalism.

“What is surprising in the party is that all those people who are fanning factionalism are denying its existence in the party. They go on to victimise their opponents by expelling them from structures and even advocating for their expulsion from the party,” said the businessman.

Mutodi, who is closely linked to the Mnangagwa camp pointed an accusing finger at the G40 camp, which of late has been on the cruise and has caused a lot of discomfort for the VP.

“This is a very costly development especially for the G40 who may seem to be enjoying an upper hand at the moment, considering the political uncertainty that currently overshadows the party and the country.

“The current situation is so bad that no one can tell what the future can be. It is highly likely that there will be chaos. The party is now divided on regional and tribal lines; creating bitterly-opposed factions that continue to take aim at each other as ambitious persons try to rightfully position themselves for higher office,” said Mutodi.

He even accused some Zanu PF officials of being shameless thieves now trying to hide behind factionalism.

“If you turn around you find others fighting to protect what they have already stolen. So there is the tendency to unite in small groups called factions so that people can fight together and hope to win the most influential leadership posts that they can then use as a shield for their misdeeds,” Mutodi said.

Pointing out to the high levels of unemployment, Mutodi said the “fighting means there will be no end to unemployment in the near future, poverty continues to be on the rise and moral and psychological stress take toll” something he said will only lead to chaos.

With votes of no confidence now the order of the day, Mutodi said they only way Zanu PF can avoid further damage is to stop the mindless bloodletting.

“While it is clear that it is difficult if not impossible to put a stop to the mess at the moment, a decision that can save the party from further disintegration is that no one should be expelled or sanctioned for simply expressing his or her views.

“It is apparent that apart from the unresolved succession issue, interpersonal differences, tribalism and corruption are some of the other factors that account for the party’s continued infighting. It is fighting for positions, fighting for influence and fighting for opportunities that can put one in a better position to steal,” he said.


Comments (11)

Cde Mutodi should avoid publicity seeking carelessly. What does he know about ZANUPF , being just a political green horn ,like Wadyawhite?

Cde Dotito Samanyanga - 27 December 2015

Thats true mutodi.zanu is nolonga run on gwara remusangano.its sad.mbavha dzave in charge.thieves n prostitutes now run theparty.

gwena - 27 December 2015

ZANU PF is on the brink of nothing. China is right by their side and will ensure their security and survival. China has never failed us and won't do so now, this I guarantee.

Straight Talk - 28 December 2015

Straight Talk so now your and ZPF's whole trust is in China??? What happened to trusting in the Lord? Are we or are we not a so called Christian nation? And did God say or not say, "Blessed is he who trusts in God and cursed is he who trusts in man?"

TruthBTold - 28 December 2015

mbava iyi

Realist - 28 December 2015

@straighttalk , you have faith in China helping you out. I feel ashamed with this kind of thinking. Why then cant China pay our civil servants? The Chinese dont trust this old shit whom they have advised to surrender power since time immemorial.

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 29 December 2015

looters will fight tooth and nail to protect their loot. You are spot on Energy, now do what your conscience is telling you, resign and join progressive forces and become voice of reason

cllr silas chigora - 29 December 2015

For your own information, you should get comfort in that there are nor courageous men and women in ZANU PF. They can even run away from their own shadows. They can not protect their loot. Time will tell.

Zvichapera - 29 December 2015

If what Mr Mutodi is saying is true, good days are coming to Zim. Let the sh!t hit the fan! Mutodi must form his own faction........ WE are tired of these scumbags

Ndabambi - 29 December 2015

Mutodi made the wrong pick,the disintergration of Zanu of will never worry the populace,tht is what we so wish.Its your turn to close camp.

jerenyenje - 29 December 2015

we are now getting there guys, ukaona zvave kupandukirana seizvi.The fight is now from the people but the leaders amongst themselves .

prince. - 30 December 2015

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