Mugabe decimates Mnangagwa faction

THE Zanu PF politburo yesterday descended heavily on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction, expelling 16 of its key members while War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa and his wife Monica were suspended for three years.


VP Emerson Mnangagwa and President Robert Mugabe

VP Emerson Mnangagwa and President Robert Mugabe

Mutsvangwa, who sits in the politburo as deputy secretary for war veterans, was accused of undermining First Lady Grace Mugabe.

The Mutsvangwas are believed to be staunch supporters of Mnangagwa’s faction, which is locked in a fierce succession battle against the G40, which Grace is said to belong to.

Yesterday’s suspensions came as Mutsvangwa had reportedly met Mugabe and invited him to attend a war veterans meeting scheduled for next week and there were also reports relations between the two had improved following the President’s public censure of the War Veterans’ minister.

Zanu PF women’s league secretary for administration, Espinah Nhari was also suspended for three years for allegedly chanting an anti-G40 slogan at Grace’s rally in Masvingo last year.

Seven provincial youth leaders Godfrey Tsenengamu (Mashonaland Central), Godwin Gomwe (Harare), Vengai Musengi (Mashonaland West), Khumbulani Mpofu

(Bulawayo), Edmore Samambwa (Midlands), Tamuka Nyoni (Matabeleland North) and Washington Nkomo (Matabeleland South) were expelled from the party.

“Seven provincial youth chairmen have been expelled from the party for gross indiscipline and misconduct,” party spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo said.

The axed youth leaders had formed their own advocacy group, Save Zanu PF Campaign, to counter activities of the G40 faction.

Seven other leaders of Zanu PF affiliate organisations that include Tonderai Chidawa (Zicosu), Norest Makururu (Youth in Mining), Collen Machingura (Youth in Farming), leader of the National Youth Services among others, were also expelled from the party.

Moyo said disciplinary cases for the suspended three provincial chairpersons Kizito Chivamba (Midlands), Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo) and Joel Biggie Matiza (Mashonaland East) are still to be brought before the politburo.
“Three cases were suspended for three years,” he said.

“I will start with one of Mashonaland West (and) Christopher Mutsvangwa has been suspended for three years and, therefore, must not hold any position in the party for the same period but remains, of course, a member of the party and a Member of Parliament.

“Midlands’ Espinah Nhari has also lost her position in the women’s league as secretary for administration and has also been suspended for three years.

“Monica Mutsvangwa has also lost her position in the women’s league and has also been suspended for three years.”

Four others Tendai Makunde, Fellix Mona, a W Masvaire and a G Katsande were reprimanded and pardoned.

The affected officials have been very vocal in attacking the G40 faction, and openly challenging Mugabe to rein in his wife Grace, whom they described as divisive.

The provincial youth chairpersons at one time left their posts en-masse accusing national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere of trying to arm twist them in their operations.

Mugabe recently reprimanded Mutsvangwa in an impromptu state of nation address before opening floodgates for further purging at his birthday bash in Masvingo, where he chided Mnangagwa’s faction.

The faction is accused of trying to topple Mugabe.

62 Responses to Mugabe decimates Mnangagwa faction

  1. Rihanna March 4, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    Zezuru Unconquerable, Ndiani ane nharo?

    • gunguwo March 4, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      He should take his own medicine. When he ravaged a former war vet in Joyce Mujuru he made it clear to all and sundry that war veterans are not very important. Yet he was happy to lead the same war veterans he had just trashed. Now it’s coming after him. Mustvangwa is just a motor mouth and never a strategic thinker. If he claims to be the Rambo war vet then I doubt the war of liberation was won on the merit of military strategy or it was because the colonizers just went for negotiation in order to minimize war carnage on the wealth they had accumulated in Zim. Therefore mabhunu were more strategic hence giving us political independence without the economic independence. He should not cry foul and know that the season of destroying the country on the ticket of entitlement is over. Munyika muno mune war vet one chete – Robert Mugabe. The second in command is Dr Amain, who takes care of Zim 1. Taura tinzwe. Icho!

    • Abbie March 4, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      Tribalism is so primitive. That’s what holds Africa back.

    • MUKARANGA March 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

      Rihanna you tribalistic fool i curse the day you mother and father met to Concieve you ,Fools like you should be shot in the head and left to Die

      • Zvichapera March 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

        No one deserves to die because he or she has a different opinion or idea from you. Be civilized and accept and live with diversity.

    • albert mutumwa March 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

      ZANU is like a lion. lts good as long as you are riding it but if you fall off it will eat you! l thought you knew.

  2. zai March 4, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    Zhuwawo says there is no G40 but smbdy is punished for anti-G40 slogan. Punishment for speaking against smthing that does nt exist!!!! And since wen have slogans been a cause for punishment? Why now & not wen Mujuru had all sorts of slogans chanted against her & her group? And Crocie ziii zvake!!

    • Tengenenge March 4, 2016 at 6:02 am #

      If the Croc remains in Grace’s party and quiet it means he is not presidential material, it is clear some electoral Tsunami will decimate Grace’s party

    • Merry go round March 4, 2016 at 8:09 am #

      Crocie akamirira kudzingwa sezvakaitwa Joice. After that ounganidza malacoste ese, again sezvakaita joice. Then obva ati I’m sorry izvezvi its now people first… sezvakaita joice!!! Same script different cast.

      • Kondo March 4, 2016 at 9:30 am #

        Lacoste has no appeal (politically). Leaving ZANU howsoever will mean his demise.

  3. Tarie March 4, 2016 at 6:22 am #

    Mazezuru kumberi haakundikane.I agree with the singer.Zim has been Zezurised by Mugabe.kkkkk.Dr Amai vane moto mubrugwa

  4. jemma March 4, 2016 at 6:29 am #

    nhasi tazowona ruwoko gwa puro dhisitiroyi furomu withini wagona wena.Tavakuhosununguka zvino

  5. Nduna March 4, 2016 at 6:31 am #

    Regererai mdara he’s old enough, he can’t even remember his wife’s name.

  6. Kurauone March 4, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    So kana Tadzingwa tose kudai ndiani asara muZhhanu?

    • ma1 March 4, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      ndi Zhuwai

  7. Kurauone March 4, 2016 at 6:57 am #

    So kana Tadzingwa tose kudai ndiani asara muZhhanu? Becoz pane vacho vasara 90% is People First just doing an inside job.

  8. fury March 4, 2016 at 7:09 am #


  9. Kurauone March 4, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    So kana Tadzingwa tose kudai ndiani asara muZhhanu? Becoz pane vacho vasara 90% is People First just doing an inside job. Ziiiiiii!

  10. Ngwekazi March 4, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    Ask Jonathan Moyo ne Tsholotsho issue. Mnangagwa was not there anymore.

  11. Ngwekazi March 4, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    Varikupi ana Matematanda? Ngavaite ka Press Conference zva Mutsvangwa adzingwa. Mutsvangwa is a very hard worker, but pamuromo haagoni kunyarara. Zimbabweans should learn to respect

    • maita March 4, 2016 at 8:08 am #

      He is still the War Veterans Leader so they don’t need a press conference, but now Grace and G40 have become untouchable things in zanupf.

      • Kondo March 4, 2016 at 9:35 am #

        War veterans (as currently constituted) are nothing without ZANU. This guy is done.

  12. Ngwekazi March 4, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Newsday I will slow down. Varikupi ana Matematanda? Ngavaite ka Press Conference zva Mutsvangwa adzingwa. Mutsvangwa is a very hard worker, but pamuromo haagoni kunyarara. Zimbabweans should learn to respect the First Family.

    • gorongoza March 4, 2016 at 10:36 am #

      @Ngwekazi. Only if it respects us first!!!

  13. Same Hove March 4, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    This is the reign of terror at its zenith. The revolution is now eating its own children. Ides of March….

  14. jena March 4, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    …..More members for the people first

    • Chakuta March 4, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      Hatimudi Mutsvangwa kuPeople First. Chaanogona kushora vamwe chete. Remember when he denigrated JTR achiti haana kudonhedza chikopokopo? Semunhu akajaira kushora JTR akatanga kutsvagazve mumwe ndokuwana Dr Amai akavamba kuvamhura. Nhasi zvaiwana ngwarati zvaakaita JabulaniSibanda zvopfuka

  15. machakachaka March 4, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    Chanting anti-G40 slogans got Esnath Nhari suspended, but chanting tribal slogans by Mphoko, J Moyo, G Mugabe and S Kasukuwere did not invite any sanctions against these. Since Mrs Mugabe’s entry into politics, nothing has really been fair in Zanu PF.

  16. Chambati March 4, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    Mutsvangwa is the one who created the monster by the name Grace Mugabe to be the commander in Chief of expelling Mai Mujuru. So he must not cry because he has been reduced to where he belong -political dust bin. Why was he so cruel to Mai Mujuru and group although he knew very well that they were being demonised for nothing. What goes around comes around. This is a good lesson even to the G40 that in politics there are no permanent friends. I am sorry to say that the Zanupf party will never recover from this madness till 2018 and victory for Zim People First is an open secret.

    • Chidhoma March 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      Pple First or any Political party will never win an election unless they hv the rigging machine otherwise kutamba nenguva

  17. nazi March 4, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    An overzelous chap this mutsvangwa.let him go to the dustbin

  18. chireshe March 4, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    I tell you one day we will have one John to thank, jsut like the biblical John he comes ahead of the one chosen one, to make straight the path.When time finally comes for the new president to come there will be no more ZANU-PF gangsters. He is almost done disimantling ZANU-PF form within. And one thing for sure, he doesnt have permanant friends. Many will think they are using him when he is using them. Chresehe chareva. Vamwe vakaudzwa hondo nemurwere wepfungwa vakamuseka.

  19. Chingoma choririsa manje March 4, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    His still an MP and Commander of the War Vets kkkk

  20. WILLARD MUBVUMBI March 4, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    The Mutsvangwas were the ones who criticised Mai Mujuru and told all and sundry that, she never downed a helicopter. They were laughing when Mujuru was receiving punches left, right and centre. Where are they now? What goes around comes around.

  21. Tsvimbo yeSamero March 4, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Mutsvangwa tauraka chirungu chako chiya chemaVhoko. Saka murikuti smile yaMonica iya yatopera here vakomana, indava Queen Gire vachiita so. Kudzinga vanhu sevasikana vebasa kudaro

    • maita March 4, 2016 at 11:31 am #

      He is more respectiful because he speaks his mind out. Well he has a lot now in his mouth. But seriously what he is accused of is child play. Grace is not a god mhani.

      • herbert March 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm #


  22. Colonel March 4, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Entomon insects stored product will come to expire

  23. pastor March 4, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    there ar some pple to whom all luck is denied they have no power to force destiny’s hand ,perhaps they have no destiny at all (the mutsvangwas)

    • Dhaikoro March 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

      Vangu vanofanira kuziva kuti hutongi uhwu hahugutiki, siiranaiwo zvinakidze.Chero Lionel Messi anosabhurwa. zvakanyanya mukoma kuikama kusvika rinhi. Angotaura bho.

  24. chief nemangwe March 4, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    chatsva! 90% unemployment rate///// People First come online

    • damascus March 4, 2016 at 10:49 am #

      We will not marry vasikana vaimbotiramba becoz vadzingwa kumba kwavo nenyaya ye nhumbu dzisiri dzedu.

  25. clement moyo March 4, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    For the G40 if ever there is any thing like that, the mission has been accomplished because this is exactly what they have always wanted – to neutralize Mnangagwa is provinces and weaken him administratively so they can instal their own people, period.

  26. maita March 4, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    ED achatitaridza kuti igwara, anyway he is not a sellable candidate. What has happened in zanupf is a pity, non with leadership qualities, even the doctor who heads the army portfolio is touted but was easily fooled by a grade 2 n’anga.But we also are to blame, we have pitted people against a sitting president as if they want to dethrone him and this has brought a lot of disharmony. Yes ED may want to take over but he wants to take over after RGM is gone but it appears people say he wants now.

  27. Given March 4, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    Mugabe is no fool..he wants to get rid of mabinya ose..

  28. mhofu March 4, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    the factory that produces political parties in Zim seems to be the only one still operating efficiently. We now have more opposition off shoots than production line companies thanks to the political manouvering of matibili pawnm

  29. politics March 4, 2016 at 11:42 am #


  30. politics March 4, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    …. all these guys are going to join mai mujuru and help form a strong opposition party that represents the will of the people … get expelled and then all of a sudden you are changed person …. interesting zim politics …..

  31. M March 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Mujuru’s ZPF being the will of People!!! what a joke?

  32. thai March 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    sando kuna Dr amai na Prof jona pakudestroyer zanu pf with in. Hameno vasavior kasu vanofira 1st family hahahaha Grace wakapenga

  33. Harishari March 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    What bothers me is why would the Mutsvangwas risk all for someone who is actually missing in action? ED seems to disown his lieutenants when it gets hot and tough. At least Monica was supposed to advise her husband, telling him that in politics there is no need to take fundamental positions but to exercise caution and flexibility. Imagine the whole household is left languishing in the political dustbin, and for what? for a faction whose “leader” behave like a duck, allowing eagles to take all her ducklings, without even squawking? So what was promised to them by their political godfather to take these excessive political risks?

    • Sendai March 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      Mind you, they are still in. Suspension is only for 3 years.

  34. kananda Wa kananda Delta March 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Why wait to be fired gentlemen xhaa

  35. Keith March 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Hanya nani chidhoma chekwaChivi.

  36. sssss March 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    by 2018 mugabe would have cooled things down. he is happy it is happening now. by 2018 there will be no open division in zanu so as to tell people that the party is now ok. he in doing this now so that we forget the problems he is causing to us now.

  37. jahoracreh March 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    I e­a­r­n 56 bu­ck­s pe­r ho­ur f­or w­or­­­ki­­ng on­­lin­­e. SX I n­ev­­er th­o­ug­ht I’­d be­ ab­­le t­o do i­­t bu­t m­­­y fri­en­d pr­of­­­i­­­ts $­­6k /m­­on­­th b­­­y d­­oi­­ng thi­­s jo­­­b a­­nd sh­­­e r­­ec­­­o­­mm­­en­­ded ­­m­­e t­­o c­­hec­­k it out. T­ry i­­t o­­ut on f­­ol­­lo­wi­­ng we­­bsi­­te, y­­­­­ou ha­­ve no­­th­in­­g t­o lo­­se………

    ——> A­l­p­h­a-C­a­r­e­e­r­s.C­­O­­M

  38. Vision 2018 March 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

    Its true the war was not won, the Rhodesians were not defeated on the ground, the war was stop tru Lancastar house negotiation

  39. Elder Ndlovu March 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Trust in the Lord; lean not on your own understanding. Be quick to hear; yet slow to speak. God bless Zimbabwean people!

  40. Tom Fish March 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Beware……ides of march

  41. Ndabazezwe Viki March 4, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    I guess it has finally dawned to Mutsvangwa that Mugabe can appoint as well as disappoint.As of now the game goes on but the score board remains G_4 and Lacosta _0. Oh!what a thriller.

  42. vaShagare March 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    Mugabe should also be suspended for saying “Pasi ne Zanu” at the 2014 national congress

  43. bhuru March 5, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    Taste of his own medicine, Mutsvangwa was instrumental back in 2014 when they chucked off Jabulani Sibanda for blasting the first family and especially the first lady Dr Amai Grace. Now he has to swallow the bitter pill, war vets will always be loyal to their patron, the only centre of all power in ZANU PF.

    At the end of the day millions of Zimbabweans are sleeping on empty stomachs while this ZANU PF infighting goes on. It clearly doesn’t solve the problem. Uku ndokurapa mhopo pamusana.

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