More Mnangagwa allies face expulsion

HARARE - With embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa moving to publicly disown his allies under growing pressure from his party foes, the Generation 40 (G40) group, the Daily News has learnt that more of the Midlands godfather’s supporters are facing the dreaded chop from the warring ruling Zanu PF.

The news comes amid reports that the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) faction that is led by the under-fire Christopher Mutsvangwa has been going around the country holding meetings, which G40 kingpins claim are aimed at forcing President Robert Mugabe from power in favour of Mnangagwa.

The meetings by the former freedom fighters are said to have culminated in the recent Harare get-together which came out with a scathing communiqué demanding Mugabe’s immediate resignation.

Zanu PF provincial chairperson for Masvingo, Amasa Nenjana, revealed at the weekend that the regional party structure had since informed supporters that all members who attended the Harare war veterans’ meeting would be fired from the former liberation movement.

He also said that those who had attended Mutsvangwa’s recent meeting with war veterans in Masvingo, including regional minister Shuvai Mahofa, Psychomotor minister Josiah Hungwe, former Zanu PF provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira, war veteran Francis Nhando, former Zanu PF youth league secretary Pupurai Togarepi and provincial executive member Alois Baloyi, would also not be spared the bullet.

“It’s not us as a province who will be expelling them. This is coming from the national leadership. Our leaders are handling the issue as we all know that the war veterans’ association has since been dissolved.

“So, we are working to see that those from this province who attended the meeting with Mutsvangwa, defying the party in the process, are expelled,” Nenjana said.

Well-placed sources in Mashonaland West also told the Daily News yesterday that Zanu PF central committee member, Jimayi Muduvuri, who was one of the key conveners of the war veterans’ controversial meetings around the country, was also targeted for expulsion.

“Jimayi made it clear that he was co-ordinating the meetings by war veterans and we have since established that he was sponsoring them.

“So, with the instruction that we have been given by the leadership to take note of those who were part of the meetings and initiate processes to ensure that they are expelled, we will be sitting down as a province to make the necessary recommendations,” a provincial executive member said.

He added that the witch-hunt was being carried out countrywide, with the majority of victims coming from Mnangagwa’s Midlands support heartland.

While Muduvuri, who says that he is neither aligned to Mnangagwa’s camp nor the G40 was not immediately available for comment, as his mobile phone was unreachable, he has said in a previous interview with the Daily News that he is unapologetic about his association with the meetings.

“I have no apologies for the tour that I did, and I am prepared to do that again. I hear some people in the G40 saying that I have apologised, apologise to who? I stand by those rallies I had with war veterans.

“Everything that I did, I did it for Zanu PF and my goal has always been to see a united Zanu PF and that is what I will do again,” he said.

Mnangagwa once again disowned his allies on Saturday as he battles to save his political career, saying contrary to suggestions that he was seeking to stampede Mugabe out of power, he remained loyal to the nonagenarian.

“I have never at any one time directly or indirectly established, formed or convened or ought to benefit from the alleged grouping (Team Lacoste, as his allies are commonly referred to) or other such groupings of dubious and libelous character as alleged,” he said.

The beleaguered VP also claimed that he was a victim of people using his name and office for their individual political gain.

“I abhor this corruption ascription and despicable malpractice which I have never sanctioned at any point and want the perpetrators to stop,” he added.

Comments (14)

The more people are expelled from Zanu-PF the better for our country. After all Zanu-PF led by Mugabe will die the very day he kisses our country goodbye. After him there will be a multitude of parties springing up in Zimbabwe. One thing is for sure: any of the parties with links to Mugabe will not survive.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 1 August 2016

The more people are expelled from Zanu-PF the better for our country. After all Zanu-PF led by Mugabe will die the very day he kisses our country goodbye. After him there will be a multitude of parties springing up in Zimbabwe. One thing is for sure: any of the parties with links to Mugabe will not survive.

Masamba Akareyo - Tanganda - 1 August 2016

This self serving decietfull acts of G40 will soon be exposed.how deeply touching it will be to see these men brot to court to account for thier evil works under apartheid Zimbabwe.Among them are murderers of white farmers,killers of opposition.Extortionists.Land thieves.

viola gwena - 1 August 2016

Mnangagwa and his allies are worshipers of white/pales faces. Mugabe should not hesitate on people who can be manipulated by white/pale faces like that. Where are the liberation credentials?

ADF - 1 August 2016

Ndosaka Grace akati Mugabe achatonga gubva muguva rekuHeroes Acre. Akaona zvitununu zveZanu-PF zviri kumunanzwa akati kutadza kutonga zvipashumaranga zvakadai hunge uri rema.

Pokeman Go. - 1 August 2016

Ndosaka Grace akati Mugabe achatonga gubva muguva rekuHeroes Acre. Akaona zvitununu zveZanu-PF zviri kumunanzwa akati kutadza kutonga zvipashumaranga zvakadai hunge uri rema.

Pokeman Go. - 1 August 2016

malcontents must be weeded out,the party must start on a clean slate,our president must be allowed to die in office,he has sacrificed a lot for this country,it is taboo in our culture to speak of succession whilst the incumbent is alive,students of ndebele history know what befell one nkulumane,@viola gwena ,tete i dont see a malawian scenario here,actually i dream of a swaziland scenario where cde amai stop it will act as the indlovukazi holding fort until chatunga[king mswati] comes of age and takes his father throne,we the youth will not allow his excellency to retire or resign as that is tantamount to abdication,the president must ensure that all citizens are empowered and lay the groundwork for chatungas ascension,we will not accept anything else

truth - 1 August 2016

I may not agree with ED but the point is he is a better deal than Robert Gabriel Mugabe. I strongly feel that ED, Chombo etc pretend to be fools in order to please Mugabe. I hear he does not like free spirits or thinkers. Zvichapera chete.

Viva Unidade - 1 August 2016

I have concluded that @ truth is hear to create confusion and nothing else. And I agree with Tete Viola, we shall see these people in court. The thing that people don't realise is that once the old man goes, those left behind will want to present as a legitimate govt and all these G40 peeps including your amai will be the examples that will be paraded in court whose wealth will be taken over. Saka chimbogutai ana truth, your own is coming.

B Moyo - 2 August 2016

NMQ

macita - 2 August 2016

Vupenzi kuva nepfungwa yokuti whoever opposes Mugabe is getting instructions from the white man. In other words such people are saying African people are inferior, they cannot think for themselves.

Tarisai Makuchete - 2 August 2016

Truth yu have every rite to air yo views. But for Zanu everything is pointing to disaster,the Banda way,Bgabgo way.Nothing is proof of a good ending.Wth the whole nation rising against the presidency,its foolhardy to suggest a successfull monarch.Its actually disgusting.An oldman standing up,shacking frm head to toe,promising death to youngsters for opposing him.Its sad.

viola gwena - 2 August 2016

@viola You are right that @truth is hallucinating thinking that Zim can have a Mugabe monarch. If RGM tries it will end like Iraq and Libya where the sons perished with their father.

bexilford - 2 August 2016

TANETA

shepard ferenando - 2 August 2016

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