Zanu PF leadership from the country’s ten provinces gathered in Harare yesterday to denounce and deal with a faction calling for the resignation of President Mugabe.
The meeting also took a swipe as some leaders who have been silent and actually benefiting from the crises.
Based on what was said and agreed, it looks as if some heavyweights are on their way out.
Addressing reporters after the indaba Midlands chair said the “errant” war veterans who are now supporting a faction leader to take over from Mugabe should be summarily dismissed from the party, describing their actions as treasonous.
“We call upon the party to immediately take decisive action against those implicated in the authoring and distribution of the communiqué, including those who sponsored the gathering with financial and other resources,” he said in reference to Mnangagwa’s Lacoste faction and its leadership.
While Mnangagwa has distanced himself from the anti Mugabe document many war veterans insist they cannot be expelled from the party they formed and are resisting attempts to force them to elect another chairman in the wake of Christopher Mutsvangwa’s expulsion from Zanu PF.
They want Mugabe to handover power to Mnangagwa ahead of the 2018 elections.
Meanwhile, zwnews.com has been notified about the upcoming Zanu PF annual conference at Masvingo in December this year.
There are rumours that a female deputy vice president will be elected to replace Emmerson Mnangagwa, a move that will put him out of the race to succeed Mugabe.