Power struggles rock Mnangagwa camp

FIERCE power struggles have reportedly rocked a Zanu PF faction led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa after members failed to agree on how they would share posts after dislodging their rival Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

Everson Mushava

Party insiders said Mnangagwa and his disciples were divided over who to choose as female Vice-President between Senate president Edna Madzongwe and outgoing Women’s League boss Oppah Muchinguri.
The camp is failing to agree on a candidate to replace Mujuru at the Zanu PF congress next month, as the race to succeed President Robert Mugabe escalates.

NewsDay is reliably informed the camp held a meeting on October 23 this year on the sidelines of First Lady Grace Mugabe’s meeting with war veterans at her orphanage in Mazowe.

The camp, according to a well-placed insiders proposed that Mnangagwa would throw his hat in the ring for the first Vice-President’s post, but failed to come up with a candidate to occupy the second Vice-President’s post.

“The First Lady proposed that Senate President Edna Madzongwe be the VP, but Oppah Muchinguri [outgoing women’s league boss] objected saying Madzongwe hailed from Mashonaland West province, where President Mugabe also comes from. Muchinguri said it was not prudent to have the President and one of his deputies coming from the same province,” the source said.

Muchinguri’s rivals allegedly shot down her candidature arguing that the outgoing Women’s League boss did not have the political clout to challenge Mujuru.

Muchinguri declined to comment on the issue over the weekend while Madzongwe was unreachable.

“I don’t want to talk to people these days. I don’t want to be misquoted,” Muchinguri said before she hung up on her mobile phone.

Zanu PF in 2004, resolved that of its two Vice-Presidents one should be a woman, although the regulation has not yet been written into the party’s constitution.

Both Madzongwe and Muchinguri were part of Grace’s entourage during her “Meet the People” tours where she addressed several campaign rallies in all provinces last month.

During the rallies, Muchinguri claimed she had voluntarily offered to step down and allowed the First Lady to take over the leadership of the Women’s League following interference by Mujuru.

Grace, at all her rallies and meetings with various party structures at her Mazowe Orphanage Centre, blasted Mujuru and all those perceived to be sympathetic to her. She called for her immediate resignation accusing her of being corrupt, foolish, ungrateful, extortionist, power-hungry, among other allegations.

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  1. Uswa hwenyati ndehurimudumbu, huripamuromo inofa nahwo. Chisingaperi chinoshura. Chinobhururuka chinomhara. Chiri pamuchena chiri pamutenure.

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicianswhile you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling old and broken houses. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM , Wake up African people

      1. IWE WAKAITEI NEMARII IYOYO…….HAKUNA ZVAKADARO KUTSVAGA KUTIBIRA CHETE… DAI URI MIRIYONEYA UNGADAI UCHI NYORA NYORA SEZVAURI KUITA HERE KKKKK BUT BLAZI IMIMI AKOMANA KKK

        1. Ha taura hako ALberts uyu is a crook. Akuna millionaire akadaro

    2. President: Grace Mugabe Phd
      VP (female) : Muchingulli
      VP (male) : Ngwena
      Chairman: Jonso
      Gay Gangster1: Tyson
      Gay Gangster2: Zhuwau
      Gay Gamgster3: Chiyangwa

      1. Kikikikikikikikikikikikikikikikiki…. Ndatyokazvangu mwana wemuhera!

    3. Now translate the tongues into either Shona or English bro

    4. Mnangagwa faction hv already claimed victory before congress, obvious pakushare maspoils pane maminor fights. Mai Mujuru wachiri mubishi kugeza zvavakasvibiswa apa vanaNgwena vakutoplanner kurigger maelections emuna 2018. Munogona kungonzwa kuti congress yakuitwa afta Feb Mnangagwa aPresident. Politics iDirty game chaiyo kkkkk

  2. What goes around comes around. If You live by the sword,You Will die by the sword. Nhasi ndiwe mangwana ndini.Even If they win today, as soon as Bob goes they Will cut each other’s throat. Just wait and See.

  3. Robert G. Mnangagwa

    So Emmerson and his friends are already sharing the spoils? ZANU PF chiwororo. Mujuru and her friends are wasting their time given what has happened in the past few days. Emmerson and Grace are already in, courtesy of uncle Bob.

    1. Mnangagwa faction are very good at the ploy strategy. There is no power struggle. They are just blinding Dr Grace because they dont want her to alert President Mugabe of their real agenda – Rugare Gumbo said it, this faction is after Mugabe himself!

  4. is that all ? i think ngwena will sort it out before the congress since he is intelligent enough to call Dr mujuru a friend what a sly, viper and cruel man he is. .

  5. lies all lies

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicianswhile you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling old and broken houses. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM , Wake up African people

      1. IWE WAKAITEI NEMARII IYOYO…….HAKUNA ZVAKADARO KUTSVAGA KUTIBIRA CHETE… DAI URI MIRIYONEYA UNGADAI UCHI NYORA NYORA SEZVAURI KUITA HERE KKKKK BUT BLAZI IMIMI AKOMANA KKK

  6. Fierce? Liars! And there is no evidence in your story, nothing to show ‘fierce power struggle’!

  7. Dismissing Mai Mujuru is a grave mistake. The weevils are full of drama and violence but no substance. It is a group of failures and will continue to fail. What has Jonathan ever succeeded in except to create drama without progress.

    1. If it was a war, the Mnangagwa faction would be close to victory. The Mujuru faction, in as much as people might view it as a group of moderates has shown so much lack of strategic substance. I am of the opinion that the Mnangagwa faction is the solution to President Mugabe’s exit – they will boot him out, constitutionally! The Mujuru faction will actually delay Mugabe’s exit!

      1. this sounds very true, how come i didn’t think of that

  8. @ Mhofu Chaiyo you have a sharper observation that has accurately summarised what most analysis fail to articulate in acres of space in both print and electronic Media.,’ – they will
    boot him out,
    constitutionally! The Mujuru
    faction will actually delay
    Mugabe’s exit!” They are too bovine in their approach.

  9. @ Nduna, nduna means Chief but whose chief are you after all? if you can’t comprehend how fierce the jockeying is how else should we not ask do you follow?

  10. @ Nduna, nduna means Chief but whose chief are you after all? if you can’t comprehend how fierce and frantic the jockeying would you even appreciate the cryptic imports of your own pen-name?

  11. The Gushungo dynasty is now taking shape with Edna becoming vp and the preferred successor. What Gire proposes is usually RGM’s idea and she proposed Edna for vp from zanu and the other vp is from pfzapu.one vp must be female and this means ED is out. Early this yr in Zvimba, RGM blasted both Amai Mujuru and ED as lacking leadership qualities needed to lead the country. Edna’s mother is from the Samkange family which is part of the Gushungo clan hence Edna is RGM’s niece(mwana wehanzvadzi). ED et al have served their purpose. Edna will rise to the presedency when her uncle passes on and will look after his family just like Edna’s older sister’s sons, Solmon and Charles Tavengwa looked after Ambuya Bona when RGM was in Mozambique

  12. If mujuru has realy resigned then why can’t she regroup and form her own. Part . She wil pul surprises

  13. Biti must be contemplating how to invite Mujuru to join him in MDC oranges since he specialises in running aftercare for political casualties like himself

  14. There are no power struggles in this camp – tactics and strategies at play.

  15. Just watch them fight before they turn on the ordinary people.

  16. This is the paper that Joyce Mujuru owns.

  17. Daily news is as rubbish as Joyce Mujuru

  18. vakasiya vanenge vatengesa mai mujuru ,ngwena anoda kurohwa nemheni a day before congress zvishaye basa na oppa wake .

  19. bobo it too old to see…the two groups are at each others throats o be vice presidents or president. bob hapana achamuda. dai arimumwe aita step down. gona ana gona wake. ngwena is looking at mai mujuru but the fist is aimed at bob.

  20. kkkkkk kumarana kusvika vati bhuuu-uu-uu

  21. Who is Grace to tell us Dr Mujuru should resign? One thing that their faction doesn’t know is that, this silent faction of Dr Mujuru is the darling of three quarters of the nation. Already the Ngwena faction is divided. They shouldn’t be surprised at the congress when their hand picked chairs spring a surprise. Dr Mujuru , if they ditch you out, it means you will now be opposition. You are free to even form a strong opposition with all the MDC factions. The whole nation is behind you

    1. Pieget, you live in a dream world.Politics is not about you winning because you’re the darling of the people.Being a darling is actually a sign of weakness. Politics is about power whilst employing strategy and tactics. In the real world,what matters is the power you enjoy and what instruments are at your disposal to make the majority follow your will. Its not about you following the will of the ‘majority’.

      1. Tsano makarasika, murikure ne chokwadi

  22. Grace what kind of a mother are u. I dnt know why people call you mai because you dont deserve and you do not have the qualities. Shame on you, you dont even know what you are doing. Focus on your role as Mugab’s wife.

  23. Grace ndimai vanorwisanisa vana kabenzi kamai Ndikuda kubvunzawo kuti ko maservice chiefs (CHIWENGA, CHIHURI, ZIMONDI, SHIRI, BONYONGWE) Which faction do they belong to???????

    1. uyo 1 kwake avo 4 kwavo!

    2. That faction which is already sharing posts ndiro riri backed by those “heavy-weights”. the faction have already claimed victory, politics is a dirty game whilst Mai Mujuru vakutotsvaka zvawo huInnocence

  24. ayas kikikiki ndaseka hangu.tikanhonga dhora tinotenga chii?shamwari imwe ikati super yimwe ikati chingwa.mumwe akati cabbage.kwakutatsurana.tafamba tafamba hatina kunhonga dhora.kikikikikiki ayas.

  25. Havo vomiramira padanga rehwayi!

  26. its embarrasing and arouse fury to observe the mess and clashes these alligator allies are stepping into.God intervene

  27. Actually, the provision for one woman VP is there in the party constitution. READ! Secondly, what are the implications of your claims on the Unity Accord? Are you saying they don’t want an “ex-Zapu” VP in the mix? This is poor reporting

  28. Congratulations Cde Jonathan, you have effected a rapture of Zanu Pf from the nerve centre

  29. pasi na grace ngwena oppa

    mujuru will win mugabe is playing with fire the nation is behind mujuru oppa shld explain how tongogara died

  30. When Bob intends to turn left he indicates right. This stupid lizard which masquerades as a crocodile will join the likes of Elliot Manyika during the forth coming Night of Long Knives.

  31. veduwe mabornfree (below 35yrs) anonnzi mawar veterans pakudiyi?
    SEI vachiswero nyimbirika vaka dhakwa uye vasingazive chinangwa chezvavanenge vachiita?

    Dai vaine chekuita zvinovapa pundutso havaibvuma kushandiswa se bulldozer rinogadzira pacho pakaomesesa pamugwagwa warisingazo bvumirwa kufamba.

    Chokwadi ava vana havana zviri nani zvekuita. Zvakare ruzhinji rwavo havavhote panguva yesarudzo.

  32. Mujuru is history………All those people supporting her must realise that she is gone and she can do nothing, fokol about it. That’s how Zanu works. A new leader, who might not be Mnangagwa will take over as Vice President.

  33. Zvekwani. There was always no way ‘Bhora Mudondo’ architects could have been allowed to take over Zanu. And now they were gloating they have more support and power in Zanu. People need to wake up and smell the coffee for real. Joyce should have known better. Smh.

  34. If bob wants his heir to come from the people as he alluded to during Mbeki’s inogaration, he should arrange for a national election for the two vp posts. Just to have the warring factions freely campaigning countrywide before free and fair elections, surely we will have a true leader from God emerging from the people. That is the only way to leave credibility in the party and nation. You said you don’t believe in grooming a leader. Itaka zvawakataura, eh?

  35. Hii vana Oppa kani kkkkk. V.P Oppa, haa veduwee give us a break kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkiest!

  36. nhai ngwena murume kana kuti mukadzi…ini ndoti mukadzi ini. dai ari murume kutaura kuno angadai achinetsana nabob kwete zvake zvemahumbwe izvo.

  37. The Gushungo dynasty is shaping up. The nomination of Edna by Gire means RG wants his niece to succeed him. One vp is female and the other is from pfzapu and this means ED is out and Oppa a nonstarter. Edna is RG’s niece via her mother who was born in the Samkange family which is a member of the Gushungo clan. Edna will safeguard her uncle’s family just as her older sister’s sons(Solmon and Charles Tavengwa) looked after Mbuya Bona whilst RG was in Mozambique.

  38. Its pathetic and so boring and painful especially ndikafunga hondo yakaitika paChipembere apo, pedyo neNyazura Mission.
    Shuwa here magamba akafa apa ndozvaakafira izvi! Handichatauri wakafira nzvimbo dzakasiyana!
    These sitting fools have greatly betrayed the fallen heroes!

  39. Ngwena is too strong to deal with weaker oppositions lyk Mujuru. Mujuru’s weakness is that she depends on media speculations that she is supported by the majority. Mnangagwa and the gang are already sharing the spoils among the victors and even starting to strategies on how to rigg 2018 elections

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling old and broken houses in whatever city/town. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM , Wake up African people

  40. This article is as bad as the Herald nonsense! News please…..proper news…. not gossip crap!

  41. zanu pf is now on the verge of collapse. they have reached the zenith of their lifespan and the pendulum is now on a downward spiral.let them hack each other to death. the outcome will be good for the nation. i am rubbing my hands with glee because we are about to enter a new dispensation in the history of this country.

  42. You’re a real deep theiknr. Thanks for sharing.

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