The Zanu PF factional war to succeed President Robert Mugabe has taken a turn for the worst in the Midlands Province with the home faction aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa moving to establish parallel structures from cell level pushing their bitter enemy Generation 40 (G40) out of the Team Lacoste stronghold.

“We are at war here. For every G40 structure there is now a parallel Team Lacoste one, and vice-versa. Our worry is how this will be resolved going into 2018,” one of the official told Daily News.

To send a clear message, Team Lacoste has fired all G40 appointees replacing them with their own who were fired few days ago for publicly denouncing G40 members.

Team Lacoste has reversed the suspensions of its top dogs who include July Moyo,  Justice Mayor Wadyajena, Owen Muda Ncube and Victor Matemadanda, John Holder and Cornelius Mupereri.

They have suspended from the party G40 appointees including Tapiwa Matangaidze (who was provincial secretrary), Makhosini Hlongwane (political commissar) and Annastancia Ndlovu (national youth league executive member).

War Vets suspend Mphoko, Moyo and Zhuwawo

Gweru: Zimbabwe’s National Liberation War Veterans have made a motion to suspend Vice President Phekezela Mphoko, Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and President Mugabe’s nephew,  Patrick Zhuwao.

The three are familiar faces at G40 rallies and their suspension is  a clear message to them that they have been rejected and have no role to play in Team Lacoste Home Turf.

With War Vets on their side, Team Lacoste has battle-hardened fighters who will take the succession race to the wire until a time when there is a clear winner and loser in the unpredictable marathon race to Zimbabwe Statehouse.