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.

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  1. Zezuru Unconquerable, Ndiani ane nharo?

    1. 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!

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

    3. 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

      1. 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.

    4. albert mutumwa

      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. 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!!

    1. 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

    2. Merry go round

      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.

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

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

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

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

  6. So kana Tadzingwa tose kudai ndiani asara muZhhanu?

    1. ndi Zhuwai

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


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

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

  11. 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

    1. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

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

  14. …..More members for the people first

    1. 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. 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. 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.

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

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

  18. 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

    His still an MP and Commander of the War Vets kkkk


    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

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

    1. 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.


  22. Entomon insects stored product will come to expire

  23. 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)

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

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

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

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

  28. 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. …. 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 …..

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

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

  32. 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?

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

  33. kananda Wa kananda Delta

    Why wait to be fired gentlemen xhaa

  34. Hanya nani chidhoma chekwaChivi.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

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

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

  39. Beware……ides of march

  40. Ndabazezwe Viki

    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.

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

  42. 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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