Mnangagwa, Mujuru feud exposed

KWEKWE — The political rivalry between Vice-President Joice Mujuru and Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has been exposed.

Report by Blessed Mhlanga

The two held separate meetings within 10km of each other at the same time and in the same city of Kwekwe last Friday.

Party insiders described the tense development as a manifestation of the widening rift between the two front-runners in the Zanu PF succession race.

Mujuru toured fertiliser-manufacturing company Sable Chemicals in the company of top Zanu PF ministers and party officials, among them Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Midlands provincial chairman and Zanu PF national spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, while Mnangagwa had army generals with him, officially
opening two classroom blocks at Mbizo High School.

Mnangagwa was accompanied by the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwengwa and Zimbabwe National Army Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda.

Mujuru and her entourage travelled by road, while Mnangagwa and his delegation were aboard an army helicopter.

A top Zanu PF official, who declined to be named for fear of victimisation, said normally junior party cadres (in this case Mnangagwa) would be expected to cancel or postpone their programme in the event of such clashes and respect protocol.

“Mnangagwa was supposed to have attended the tour of Sable Chemicals by Mujuru, then proceed to his own function in Mbizo because these clashes send wrong signals even if they are not intended,” the official said.

Hundreds of Zanu PF supporters led by Midlands provincial secretary for security Owen “Mudha” Ncube — viewed by many as Mnangagwa’s chief strategist — gave Mnangagwa a rousing welcome normally accorded to party leader President Robert Mugabe.

Contacted for comment over the alleged rift, Gumbo, however, played down the issue, saying it was a mere clash of programmes.

“You think this clash gives credence to media reports of factions in Zanu PF? Far from it,” Gumbo retorted.

“This was just a mere coincidence. It was not planned and I don’t know who made the arrangements because I was only invited to come here only to hear that there was another function.”

Initially both programmes were scheduled to start at 9am, but Mujuru’s tour was later deferred to 2pm, while the Mbizo function started after 12:30pm.

Journalists from the State-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation had to ditch the Mnangagwa programme after receiving reports of Mujuru’s arrival at Sable Chemicals at lunchtime.

Both Mujuru and Mnangagwa have been fingered as leading factions fighting to succeed Mugabe.

They have, however, both publicly denied the allegations.

70 Comments

  1. The good part of it is that, they all belong ZANU PF. Period!!!

    1. Idiot Dracular. Its better you stop commenting.

    2. Phunyukabemphethe

      Be precise wena Dracular – they are both GUKURAHUNDIS!!

  2. functions not a problem as long as they are serving a purpose

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      Not when nthe purpose is GUKURAHUNDISM!

  3. I am sure Phukunyu/mbonisi is having a field day!!!

  4. kana ukanditi spammer ndozvitaura chete.ndati vanhu ava they knw each other well.there is wt is cld communication.why and hw cm they didnt do that to avoid this clearly intentional clash?bvumai chete kti Zanu yaora.

    1. Taura hako Gazebo. But all the same, I think protocol was just supposed to be followed in view of the “clash” of programmes. Cde Munangagwa and his soldiers were supposed to show respect to the VP than to expose their factional differences so openly like that.

    2. Phunyukabemphethe

      Bathi abakufuni wena kuphephandaba leli, hamba kini!

  5. The chickens are coming back to roost.

    1. Unorevei??? Hapana nyaya apa. Varikuda kungowachisana chete!! But at the end of the day VP ndivo vakuru. Even kuPolitbro; Mnangagwa is way down at number 7 on the seniority rank while VP is number 2!!!!! So, even if mudhara ED abuses army resources, VP the top-most!!!!! Food for thought.

    2. Phunyukabemphethe

      In the Gukurahundi Republic!

  6. Zanu kutya split define kusadiwa nevanhu kwayo.problem yavo vaneutsinye+kutonga nedemo let the split continue tione inoramba iripo here zanu yacho

  7. itisanai accident, kana short illness kana kungotsvira mumba ndokuti zvipere.

  8. A revolutionary Party will never die but, a Movement party will move and go forever. Nxa!

    1. hapana zvawataura apa kana jonathan akasiyana nemi wani coz hamufunge

  9. Go to hell Viewsday.

  10. We the youths will throw the imperialists merchants to history dust bin come election , u have used us enough. Majaira kutirwisanisa, makasara!!

  11. ndati Dracular hauna brain.u r jst as gd as deadwood.usarambe uchinditi spammer.

  12. Phunyukabemphethe

    Lendaba iyangixaka mina – why vele kuhlala kuyiZezuru versus Karanga?

  13. @ Phuya to hell with your gukurahundi talk you are for getting that yo sekuruz used to rob kill and kidnap mashona ,let God be the judge

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      What about mashona? Thula mawungazi into oyikhulumayo!

    2. Go back to the caves where we found you.

      1. Phunyukabemphethe

        show us the directions?

  14. Phunyukabemphethe

    Gukurahundi versus Gukurahundi – blood on the floor!

    1. Two tribes. Who has got more blood on their hands. Zanu has a strategy to make sure one tribe never runs Zanu or the country. That tribe happens to have the most population even is their province has been marginalized. The other tribe has run Zanu since 1978 and the country since 1980 and they even have a further cluster calling itself super zezuru. They even have machinations to ensure that they continue to dominate after the current leader but to what end when the country is on its knees on all sectors.

      1. Phunyukabemphethe

        Why is that the Manyikas don’t seem to count in all this – are they none entities of no identity in the bigger scheme of things in the Gukurahundi party?

        1. Leave manyikas alone, dont drag them into your tribal shit.manyikas always keep their heads above water if you understand what i mean.

          1. Phunyukabemphethe

            @totis

            No one is dragging anyone into anything. Every Zimbabwean is in the tribal shit that is the Gukurahundi party ZANU PF, whether you like it or not.

            From Mthwakazi to Mashonaland, to Masvingo and Manicaland, we are all in this Gukurahundi tribal shit together.

            Thanks to Gukurahundi Mugabe’s divide and rule tactics!!

      2. Stop the hate talk – tribalist. What do you mean the other tribe has more population? Are you saying we Shona are not worthy to be counted in full – we all know that we are 80% 😛

        1. Phunyukabemphethe

          !!!!But there are Zezurus, Karangas, Manyikas – thats the reality. If these divisions were affecting only you people, and not us as well, I would understand why non-Shonas should not be bothered. But given your majority numbers we in Mthwakazi are also affected, and because of that we have a right to voice our opinions.

          Your problem is that you believe in sweeping things under the carpet – in Mthwakazi, we don’t do that – its not part of our culture.

          We cannot just go along with the fanciful “we are 80%” claim, when we know that within that 80%, if ever its true, there are divisions that are affecting all of us as Zimbabweans – hell no.

          WE ALL KNOW YOU LOVE TO PRETEND YOU ARE UNITED, ITS A NICE FEELING – BUT WE WILL ALWAYS POINT OUT THE FISSURES AS THEY ARISE, AS LONG AS THEY THREATEN US IN MTHWAKAZI AS WELL!!

  15. Phuku wateva uri dofo.. nd u making a clear fool of yourself on such a pblic forum. at least mbonisi was intelligent in his arguement, altough it was highly tribalist. you on the other hand DO NO EVEN HAVE AN ARGUEMENT!!

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      Bhala isingisi esiqondileyo mfowethu, ukuzesizwane!!

  16. Spammer????

    Nothing is proven by this speculation story. I thought they held campaign rallies or meetings within 10km of each other but alas it was a tour of Sable Chemicals by the VP just like she toured Chisumbanje and an official handover and openning of classroom blocks by the army officiated by the minister of defence. How are they rival meetings? Newsday and its unnamed source are showing desperation. Kuita kutsvagiridza ma signs and wonders. This is not news but mere speculation.

    1. On Point.Nothing Exposed here

  17. But they should. From what we read they tend to be like Switzerland, silent but hoping to be powerful power brokers. Remember how they switched their votes after some pressure during the Diyane School debacle. They quickly switched and Mujuru became VP. I sympathize with the Karanga myself because they have balls; their one sin according to the powers that be was to challenge the emperor.

    1. Go back to the caves where we found you.

      1. Phunyukabemphethe

        !!Which caves?

  18. Turns out I’ll never comment on this platform since am always being referred to as a spammer and I NOTICE AM NOT THE ONLY ONE. DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR SYSYTEM

  19. It must be the new head of IT that Newsday employed recently trying to make his mark while in the process alienating and annoying readers.

  20. Phunyuka you are a tribalist in your blood, urine, hair,ass, teeth, eyes feet, balls, even your water you drink or the shit you bring out as you squat you want it as tribalistic as you are. kana kufunga hauchatofungi. kwana iwe

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      What is a tribalist? How am I a tribalist?

  21. Dexter Chakurira

    spam kuita seiko. Ndati I would rather vote for Robert Mugabe than vote for Mnangagwa

  22. At least same party kana mumba munombopokanwa assuming kuti zviri kuitika wts the big deal

  23. hapana zvamuriktaura apa.maenemies vanhu ava.munogoda kuvakiridza chiiko.

  24. The VP has a better chance of being Zim President only if the President dies in office before the coming elections. As for Mnangagwa, only if he uses the Generals to stage a Coup after MDC wins in June which I see happening . . .

  25. I think Newday can be better than this. I expect this kind of speculative and sensationalised nothing from the Daily News than Newsday.

    1. Iwe Dzvinyangoma, ziva zvako zvekuridza ngoma. Kana usingazive ; uye usingafunge, better keep quite!!!! You want to justify zviripachema kudai semheche yembudzi!!! Protocol was not followed because of “FA-CT-IO-NA-LI-SM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” FULL STOP.

  26. sadza mushumha

    Dzino my brother,you are welcome. You had gone under hibernation. We missed your instructive comments. with you these Ndebeles by conquest, i mean Phuny and Gwabisela or Gwasela whatever his name will learn one or two. Do not worry about this shit called spam, submit your comments in variations, the game will be yours. Newsday refuses ideas to cross pollinate in name of a health debate, in the name of freedom of expression. Newsday gives unlimited access to tribal morons whose gospel is nothing but hate speech. You count the number of times Phunyu appears on this blog with his hopeless and reckless dire-tribes and compare them with others, you tend to question whether this platform was created to advance issues of the western corner. You really wonder. But that was a digress, we have some here present on this blog, who behave like they work in Zanu Pf’s protocol department, such that they comment with oracular voices. This is a speculative story and the editor knows it is a cardinal sin to present speculation as an undoubted fact. Where is this media self regulating body, or should we advocate for the invocation of AIPPA for enforced media regulation. Even if it was to be proved, why should MDC-t maggots bother themselves about factionalism in Zanu Pf as if MDC-T’s harvest house is as white as ice. We thought factionalism should be a source of Halelujah Hameniii in MDC-T cercles. But we all know which party has violence through factional fissures. We all know which party faces permanent mutilation come July after elections. Biti versus Tsvangirayi, the intellectual versus form two who is being window dressed with bogus doctorates….hiyaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!kikikiiest, kuseka

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      !!!!!!!!@sadza

      Tribalism exists in your very imaginative head – there is no tribalism on these fora. No tribe or ethnic group gets attacked or discriminated on the baisis of their ethnicity here.

      What we do is attack and discriminate against Gukurahundis – that is all, and Gukurahundis are made up of almost every tribe found in Zimbabwe!!

  27. Hw can a jnr fly to a venue while the V.P has to slog it by road. Gadzirisanai.

  28. May be Dracular should tell the nation the difference between a revolutionary and movement party

  29. Spam kudii, go hang, kure. Most mthwakazis are nt educated, they spent a lot of tym vachiridza shangara. This made them fail take every occassion accordingly. Jst look at the most hate responses. Anything frm zanu is assumed wrong. Instead of uniting and supporting their fellow back homeman, they are geared for mashonas. Lol, education is power.

    1. Phunyukabemphethe

      So, in your tribalistic mind every ZANU is maShona, uyahlanya sende leGukurahundi?

  30. sadza mushumha

    Muna comtemporary studies will tell you that it is a group of people organized to effect change: a large group of people who make a collective effort to achieve something, especially a political or social reform. OR an effort by many to achieve something: a collective effort by a large group of people to try to achieve something, especially a political or social reform, eg civil rights
    Yet a revolution signals a complete of something it might be a political system, ideology, idea. A movement is narrow minded by way of agenda, it is short sighted and is not holistic in nature, it seeks to achieve narrow ended goals. But a revolution is far sighted, seeks to achieve wide goals from a complete change of political system, system of resource ownership. Lets help Muna and others who may not have got favor to pass through the bench…..

  31. Mugabe loves it when they do this, ’cause it diverts attention from the actual subject of succession which is him.
    But sometimes you rejoice in what will destroy you. By the way he is 89 and has no future to worry about, so why the hell care.

  32. its a scoop Blessed

  33. Mnagagwa can only sit the president’s chair by coup.

  34. Phunyukabemphethe

    @sekuru

    !!!!But there are Zezurus, Karangas, Manyikas – thats the reality. If these divisions were affecting only you people, and not us as well, I would understand why non-Shonas should not be bothered. But given your majority numbers we in Mthwakazi are also affected, and because of that we have a right to voice our opinions.

    Your problem is that you believe in sweeping things under the carpet – in Mthwakazi, we don’t do that – its not part of our culture.

    We cannot just go along with the fanciful “we are 80%” claim, when we know that within that 80%, if ever its true, there are divisions that are affecting all of us as Zimbabweans – hell no.

    WE ALL KNOW YOU LOVE TO PRETEND YOU ARE UNITED, ITS A NICE FEELING – BUT WE WILL ALWAYS POINT OUT THE FISSURES AS THEY ARISE, AS LONG AS THEY THREATEN US IN MTHWAKAZI AS WELL!!

    1. @Punyu ndezvekupenga izvo, you are just an empty vessel period

  35. How many meetings take place at the same time in Harare. Y not make all these noises

  36. Who is Joyce . . . we the Generals will not be told what to do a mere woman. This is why she had to wait for Mugabe on the Mtethwa issue and just incase you haven’t noticed, Robert is just a name we decided to keep in office otherwise we run things. We will not be ruled by Joyce or Morgan.

  37. I just said what has the opening of a classroom got to do with soldiers and the minister of aggression? Then you call me a spammer. “Beware of young Blessing Chebundo”!!!!!!

  38. Who cares ?

    whether they were in the toilet / lavatory or maternity wing? they are ZANU and irrelavant fullstop.

  39. I am not proud to ask but what really transpired during Gukurahundi and will we ever move away from this?

  40. Iwe comment yangu yaindepi??????!!!!!????? You did not label me a spammer saka maiisepi??? Free this platform mhani titaure zvatinoda!! Getaway

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