Prepare for Armageddon, Mnangagwa warned


A SHADOWY State media columnist going by the pseudonym Bishop Lazarus has warned embattled Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa to prepare for war as the internal power struggle in Zanu PF heads for the home stretch.


In an opinion published in The Sunday Mail, the columnist, however warned Mnangagwa’s tormentors to tread carefully least their plan fails.

Zanu PF is split between two distinct factions with the other group known as G40 bitterly opposed to Mnangagwa’s bid to succeed President Robert Mugabe and instead pushing for either First Lady Grace or Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi to take over the post.

“…. as we head towards the remaining interface rallies and as we head towards the Zanu PF special congress there will be little boxers throwing punches at Mnangagwa.

“Some people will be sponsored to do so while others will just be overzealous to put up a show. There is going to be stamped and VP Mnangagwa better be get ready to be tipped over by little frogs. VP Mnangagwa is going to be free for all but people must leave room for engagement in case they do not get their way,” the opinionist said.

In the past few weeks, Grace with support from other G40 leading lights among them acerbic Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo and lately Manicaland youth league provincial leader Mubuso Chinguno, has openly told Mnangagwa to resign.

Grace has also demanded that Mugabe anoints a successor but the Zanu PF leader has rejected the idea, adding he would not also hand over power to his excitable wife.

Bishop Lazarus opined that Mnangagwa could benefit from the victim syndrome if his interlocutors continue bashing him.

Mugabe has been on a whirlwind tour of the country’s 10 provinces meeting party supporters at which Mnangagwa has become a favourite subject.

The Zanu PF leader has since agreed to turn Zanu PF’s upcoming annual conference into a mini-congress, raising suspicions he might use it to elevate his wife and demote Mnangagwa with the re-introduction of the women’s quota top of the agenda.

But reports now indicate Mnangagwa’s Lacoste faction has thrown the cat among the pigeons by playing on Mugabe’s proposal for three vice-presidents, demanding that the slot be allocated to Manicaland political matriarch Oppah Muchinguri.


  1. If bishop Lazarus is George Charamba as widely suspected then he must just shut up, we all know how he was made to urinate in his pants as he stood for his disciplininary tongue lashing before her majesty Grace Mugabe, useless coward

  2. Comment…This is pathetic. Newsday has no news and end up reporting on items from a competitor. We read all newspapers ie The Sunday Mail, The Herald, Dailynews etc. Today’s edition of the newsday is just pathetic

    • This is surely a shit story…. Richard Chidza we all know how you struggle with constructing sentences, let alone coming up with a sensible story. The story by Bishop Lazarus, whom i know personally, has been taken outta context by your putschist agenda. This is a poor story.

  3. I love the way this errant party is being consumed from the inside out.
    A legacy of failure through and through..

  4. Bishop Lazarus a reincarnation of Nathaniel Manheru? My guess it’s one of the editors at The Sunday Mail

  5. mudhara bhobho ndovaneyese and everyone anoramba this fact is burying their head in the sand!as for mudhara ngwena mmmm pakaipa,pasina incapacitation or death of mudhara state house kuti muyipinde via an election handione muchikwanisa mudhara,even chebundo akakurovai kaviri kusvikira matiza kwekwe mukacreaterwa kaconstituency kubhundu uko namudhara bhobho.mawarvets can be your allies mudhara ngwena and can bark all they want but hapana kana povo inebasa netwumadhara twaifamba twuchititerroriser nevabereki vedu a few years back and hatimbofa takavapa support.kusecurity uko munongova nesupport yema wannabe generals who have no real support amongst rank and file saka handione muchibudirira ikoko.maallies enyuwo mmmm strategy dzereal politic hadzipo and handione pane angagona cde jonso pound for pound otherwise if there was jonso would be history by now.ukuwo kug40 ehe zvinogona kufaya mobudirira mumaschemes enyu asi come election moridzwa heavy saka itai steady plus kucongress ikoko chogona kubvondoka membership yorasisa dhara big time

  6. “Some people will be sponsored to do so while others will just be overzealous to put up a show. There is going to be stamped and VP Mnangagwa better be get ready to be tipped over by little frogs. VP Mnangagwa is going to be free for all but people must leave room for engagement in case they do not get their way,” This is not stated anywhere in the Bishop Lazarus column that I am currently holding. Even if one were to translate the parts in which the Bishop writes in Shona I do not seem to see anything that relates to this.

  7. It is the first sentence that has been taken verbatim but the rest is an effort to translate the shona idioms but it has somewhat twisted the meaning.

  8. The name of Hon. Opah Muchinguri-Kashiri being suggested or not, It is neither here nor there! The ZANU.PF constituition created ONE CENTRE OF POWER IN THE PRESIDENT. The President appoints Vice Presidents and other Politburo Office bearers. The President will appoint those he wants to work with. Whether we have three Vice Presidents or the current two Vice Presidents: It is within the powers of the President as to who occupy those positions. Appointees have to carry the FAVOUR of the President. Period!

  9. ngwena ,,,even Midlands doesn’t like you remember what you did 2008,,, even if die we won’t shed a tear drop,,,

  10. Comment…at lowkayz ngwena has gained ground usaite politics dzemu street go out there and look for real sources with reliable info

  11. i think kureva kwambuya nehanda kwadzoka “mapfupa angu achamuka “,i think vaisareva kuvachena chete bt to anyone who tries to harm the nation tarisai zvikuitika muzanu.

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