TOP Zanu PF official, Jimayi Muduvuri, has urged the ruling party to rein in Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s proclaimed ally, Energy Mutodi, after the latter urged President Robert Mugabe to step down for his deputy or risk losing the 2018 general elections to the opposition.
Jimayi, a member of Zanu PF’s national consultative assembly and leader of a ruling party-aligned business association, Business Community of Zimbabwe, accused Mutodi of seeking to destroy the ruling party from within through his unmeasured remarks.
“Mutodi’s time is up in Zanu PF. We do not want to be associated with renegades. The door is open for Mutodi to join other parties of his choice rather than trying to destroy Zanu PF from within,” he said.
Mutodi has launched a social media campaign calling on Mugabe to relinquish power to his deputy, Mnangagwa.
Last week, he released a video supporting South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party leader, Julius Malema’s call for Mugabe to retire.