G40 plots anti-Mnangagwa demo

MEMBERS of Zanu PF’s G40 faction have threatened to demonstrate in Harare today demanding that President Robert Mugabe fires former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the ruling party.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

The demonstration is set to coincide with the ruling party’s politburo meeting in the capital to seal Mnangagwa’s political fate.
Mnangagwa hitherto seen as a frontrunner to take over from 93-year-old Mugabe was unceremoniously kicked out of his government job on Monday on accusations of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability.

“The G40 group will stage a demonstration in Harare to push for the expulsion of Mnangagwa and his colleagues. The purges maybe at the same scale as we saw during the expulsion of (former Vice-President) Joice Mujuru and her Gamatox faction (in 2014),” a Zanu PF source said.

But Zanu PF Harare provincial commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe said the gathering had nothing to do with Mnangagwa’s issues.
“We have a programme tomorrow. It will just be a show of support for the President. We want to thank him and the First Lady for continuously discharging their duties diligently in both the party and government.

“It will have nothing to do with that one (Mnangagwa) who was fired,” Mashayamombe said, referring further questions to the youth league leadership.

Zanu PF youth league political commissar Innocent Hamandishe said they were meeting to plan for next month’s extraordinary congress.

He claimed youths could not force Mugabe to take a decision.

Mugabe cracked the guillotine on his long-time lieutenant Mnangagwa this week after weeks of pressure from First Lady Grace and her supporters in the G40 faction who accused the ex-VP of harbouring ambitions to topple the soon-to-be-94-year-old leader from power.

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11 Comments

  1. Dindingwe rinonaka richakweva rimwe…rokwehwa roti mavara angu azara ivhu..pavaidzinga Joice Mujuru vaEmmerson vaiti zvidovi…vachitoti kumarally munhu akadzingwa mumusangano weZanu anosvava .so I hope vasvavawo…Zanu chimwango choumwe…ukada kudada nacho unochitorerwa …

  2. Kudzai Chipanga, Jonathan Moyo you should be careful because ndimi masara and you are not related to the President or his wife. vamwe varinani, vana Kasukuwere, Chombo, Zhuwao nekuti ihama havangadzigwi chero zvadii. Asi vamwe ava misayi mwise yenyu yenyu. if it was not for the first lady,we could be talking about something about Jonathan. when Mnangagwa was defending himself ku politiburo meeting, zinhu zvapottsa zvamuchinjira Jonathan. The president was not happy with allegations levelled against Jonathan by ED.
    The old man does not trust anyone.

  3. Zvakwana kani nyika yakanzwa iye akanzwawo ,no more need for this craziness, in any case since ED is now out who is next inline could it then be Jonathan only time will tell as this party is now notorious for picking fights with its members for survival and diversion from economic issues.

  4. Zanu Pf politics is group think politics. Groupthink occurs when a ‘group values harmony and coherence over accurate analysis and critical evaluation. It causes individual members of the group to unquestioningly follow the word of the leader and it strongly discourages any disagreement with the consensus.
    It occurs when the desire for group consensus overrides people’s common sense desire to present alternatives, critique a position, or express an unpopular opinion. Here, the desire for group cohesion effectively drives out good decision-making and problem solving. For example, the youth league called for a press conference endorsing the first lady to be elevated to the position of vice president. All other provinces are now singing the same song. if you dont follow others, you are perceived to be causing disharmony in the group. We will never go anywhere with this type of politics.

  5. Zanupf is now hopelessly directionless, how can people gather to thank a leader for discharging his duties when that is precisely what leaders get voted into office to do? Its not like Mugabe is doing the country a favour each time he wakes up to go to work, that is his job!! In any case he has failed dismally in that regard

  6. Cde in DIASPORA

    Is this confirming that Cde Mnangagwa has no political base of his own apart from a career of being appointed? It would appear Cde Grace Mugabe is trying to build a political base in order to survive in future where election, instead of just being appointed, will necessary. Any ZANU PF or national president will have to elected by the party or nation, not appointed.

  7. Ndeimwe mari iri kubiwa from Government to finance useless programmes. As I am writing, I have received a whatsapp message that hordes of buses are heading to Harare from Manicaland as far as Ruwangwe for a “special meeting”. That’s Zimdef funds being abused and the missing 15 billion. Munangagwa is no longer interested in your party. He once offered to resign and you forced him to stay on kuti adye ice cream.

    1. emmerson ngaaende akafara pakaenda mai mujuru saka naiye better aendeeeeeeee what goes around comes around

  8. ngwena is gone .Forget him now and deal with the economy.You must fire the economy now.Its disloyal to the great one.It does not listen to bob.Even
    johnso is no match with this youngman called Economy.Johnathan watchout Grace.
    She is coming to you.G40 now needs cleansing and purging.Crash johnso s head.

  9. It seems that those who are “ruling” are not sleeping anymore. The quality of their lives (apparently) is now worse than that of prisoners. Oppression, after all, also takes a huge toll on the oppressor. Let them stew in their self-made hell!
    At the rate at which these rallies are being held, chances of people dying in accidents are high, and the old and infirm can also collapse from exhaustion…

  10. kwe kwe Lacoste

    Yesss!!!l saw it coming the writing was on the wall for all along.apparently team lacoste had no strategists,you cant have a team with brainless people like Mudha Owen and Mupereri brothers who used to brag that they are related to ED.Those ive mentioned used to break every law in the book in the name of ED talk of swindling gold panners of their hard earned cash claiming 35percent of their gold proceeds go to fund the party infact when they were pocketing.l urge you guys to shade no tears cause you dug your own grave.And another brainless woman Auxillia Mnangagwa added to the demise of Ngwena,if l may ask.Why did she clap the famous MP Blackman for sharing different views to her?Do not cry Auxillia you added to misery to your husband.This camp had only one bloke with brains the ageless July Moyo.Mudha is the one who started this Lacoste jargon and he carried on muchimusekerera and look were he has put you now.lts suicidal to have a camp with uneducated people.If only Lacoste had strategists who read the game dai Mnangagwa akatotiza before being fired honestly lm no politician but l saw it coming.Gud luck to Lacoste yu better go back to square A,you might if you start using your brain find an alibi that you would have overlooked and use it to topple the old man but as it is he has all the aces up his sleeve.lm watching chickens are coming home to roast.Stop it!!!next its Jonathan Moyo!

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