PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is Zanu PF presidential candidate, yesterday claimed he had unearthed a plot by disgruntled party parliamentary candidates to impeach him soon after winning the general elections set for July 30 this year.

Addressing a Zanu PF healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare, Mnangagwa said he had gathered from State security agents that the alleged plot involved party members sympathetic to former President Robert Mugabe.

“I got intelligence that some of those who have won these primary elections have two minds.

“They have gone to join the Zanu PF wagon using various tricks, money included, to be elected with a possible view that once in Parliament, they will band together and move a motion of impeachment,” he said, as the party officials shouted back saying they did not approve of the alleged plans.

Mnangagwa threatened to clamp down on the alleged conspirators.

“There are two things I would want you to know.

“First, you must realise that the Constitution provides the basis of impeachment and such basis must be fulfilled before impeachment proceedings begin.

“Secondly, our Constitution provides a tool, an instrument to chuck out from Parliament any member, who we think is not Zanu PF anymore,” he said, while urging the aspiring candidates to be true to Zanu PF principle and ideology.

Mnangagwa came to power last November after the army took over the government and Mugabe eventually stepped down just before Parliament moved in to impeach him.