President Mnangagwa faces a major headache following revelations that a number of legislators linked to the Generation 40 (G40) faction are mulling shifting their allegiance to former vice president Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP).
A well-placed source in Zanu-PF told the Daily News that "dozens" of the party's Members of Parliament do not feel that they still have space in the ruling party as currently constituted because they are being shunned for fighting against the Team Lacoste faction in the race to succeed deposed president Robert Mugabe.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF youth league has reportedly claimed that former president Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao is “plotting sabotage voting” against the party in the forthcoming elections.
Zimbabwe is set to go to the polls in 5 months.
The youth league’s national political commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu said that the party was aware of Zhuwao’s shenanigans.
“We are aware that the remnants of the G40 cabal being led by Zhuwao are still in Mashonaland East.
“They have declared a bhora musango (sabotage voting) in 2018 and we get worried when we hear that the likes of Zhuwao are still having a say in the structures of the party. Why is he still having an influence in the leadership when he was expelled from the party? We are all aware that he publicly challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa,” Tsenengamu was quoted as saying.
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