ZANU-PF’s Sybeth Musengezi who is challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy says former vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko should temporarily take over the Zanu PF leadership.

He says Mphoko should preside over an extraordinary ZANU-PF congress to be called within 90 days.

This in his High Court application seeking that Mnangagwa should surrender the leadership, as he was installed illegally through a kangaroo Zanu PF central committee meeting on 19 November 2017 at party headquarters in Harare.

“The meeting was unlawfully convened, constituted and conducted, the High Court application by Zanu PF member Musengezi demanding Mnangagwa’s removal says.

Musengezi who is believed to be the face of a faction in the ruling party says Mnangagwa came to power illegally.

According to him, after Mnangagagwa was fired by late former president Robert Mugabe, Mphoko could have taken over when Mugabe resigned.

Mugabe resigned while facing impeachment.

Mnangagwa who had skipped the country returned and took over the reigns.