Several allies of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa have been fired by their respective provinces, with the decision now awaiting ratification by the Zanu PF politburo.

There was a complete whitewash of Mnangagwa’s acolytes in Manicaland, where a provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting held in Mutare purged 38 of the former vice president’s allies.

Zanu PF heavyweights, among them Cyber Security minister Patrick Chinamasa, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Scholarships minister Chris Mushowe, deputy health and Child Care Win Mlambo, former Cabinet minister Hubert Nyanhongo, deputy minister of Local Government Christopher Chingosho and Buhera West legislator Oliver Mandipaka, were expelled from the party.

This comes as the provinces also stampeded to recommend the elevation of First Lady Grace Mugabe, as Mnangagwa’s successor. daily news