Former Zanu PF senior official Didymus Mutasa has distanced himself from rumours linking him with his old paymasters.

Mutasa went on to explain that Zanu PF is so rotten and divided that only a mad and insane person will join them.

He also talked about the two competing factions which have completely destroyed the old Zanu PF  he once worked for.

Speaking in an interview with reporters yesterday, Mutasa said he had chosen to be part of the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party that is led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru.

“Some people are genuinely confused because of the talk that I may rejoin Zanu PF. But the truth is that I would rather die than rejoin them. What is there, after all, to envy in Zanu PF?

He added that no sane person could now want to identify with the former liberation movement, a party he said had the “tragic tendency of being heartless and burying its head in the sand like an ostrich” while the country burns and people suffer.

“Zanu PF is consumed by its terrible factional and succession fights and I cannot be associated with that. Imagine if I were to rejoin Zanu PF, which of the two factions I would work with?

Mutasa’s comments come at a time when a fierce succession war is engulfing the ruling party.

Team Lacoste allegedly led by VP Mnangagwa with the support of war vets and security is locked in a bitter struggle with the youthful G40 faction led by First Lady Grace Mugabe.