Zanu PF showdown looms

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will today preside over a bitterly divided Zanu PF politburo amid heightened tensions, as the acrimonious succession wars threaten to boil over.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA/OBEY MANAYITI

It could turn out to be an explosive gathering in the wake of reports that the two distinct factions within the party were separately mobilising ahead of what could be a defining meeting.

War veterans have already threatened to block Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo from attending the meeting, while those said to be aligned to the ambitious G40 group were said to be mobilising under the guise of celebrating Mugabe’s appointment as an African Union special rapporteur.

President Robert Mugabe on edge etched President Robert Mugabe. [CAPTION]