Zanu PF axe falls on Grace, G40 kingpins

ZANU PF’s wartime proverbial axe yesterday fell on First Lady Grace Mugabe and over a dozen of her cohorts in a faction of the ruling party known as G40 as the party’s central committee ushered in a post-President Robert Mugabe era.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

In a continuation of the brutal factional purges that have characterised Zanu PF since 2014, former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction, riding on the military’s coattails, waved the guillotine on Grace “for promoting hate-speech, divisiveness and assuming roles and powers not delegated to her office”.

Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko and nine Cabinet ministers, a deputy minister and three provincial affairs ministers were also expelled from Zanu PF.

Mphoko was also recommended for expulsion from the party “for divisiveness, being a member of the G40 cabal, protecting criminals and conduct that is inconsistent with the office of Vice-President and decorum”.

Other leading figures of the G40 faction expelled from the party were Saviour Kasukuwere (Local Government minister and party national commissar), Jonathan Moyo (Higher Education and party secretary for science and technology), Ignatius Chombo (Finance minister and party secretary for administration), Mandi Chimene (Manicaland provincial affairs minister), Anastansia Ndlovu (deputy Tourism minister), Kudzanai Chipanga (youth league politburo secretary), Walter Mzembi (Foreign Affairs minister), Paul Chimedza (Masvingo provincial Affairs minister), Tongai Kasukuwere (youth league), Shadreck Mashayamombe (Harare South MP), Eunice Sandi-Moyo (Bulawayo Provincial Affairs minister), Makhosini Hlongwane (Sports), Innocent Hamandishe (Youth), Letina (women’s league) and Samuel Undenge (Energy), (Hurungwe East MP) Sarah Mahoka, Xavier Kazizi (youth league), Patrick Zhuwao (Public Service minister) and Mpehlabayo Malinga, husband to Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga – the Minister of State in Mphoko’s Office.

According to the resolutions of the central committee which met in Harare yesterday all suspensions of party members since the 2014 congress were nullified.

“All suspensions and expulsions after the 2014 congress on the basis on fictitious allegations created to protect criminals by the G40 cabal be and are hereby nullified,” the resolutions read.

The women’s league also announced that they had recalled Grace from her position as women’s league secretary.

The Zanu PF youth league was not to be left out. It hit out at Grace in a statement following a meeting before the central committee.

“The likes of Chipanga, Hamandishe, Malinga, Tongai Kasukuwere and Kazizi and Ndlovu had become the voice and face of youth league looting. We take great exception to the vulgar language which had become party of Mrs Mugabe’s vocabulary and clearly showed that she lacked grooming and true motherhood,” the statement said. “The course of justice should take its path without fear or favour. All criminals particularly Zhuwao, Chombo, Kasukuwere, Jonathan Moyo, Letina Undenge, Chimene should pay dearly for causing untold suffering to Zimbabweans,” the youth league said.


The Zanu PF congress set for December 12 to 17 will go ahead despite the bedlam that has hit the ruling party. With a pronouncement to the effect that Mnangagwa will be Zanu PF’s presidential candidate in elections expected next year.

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15 Comments

  1. josphat mugadzaweta

    yet there is no honourable in the kingdom of thieves. everyone in zanu has dozens of skeletons in the cupboard

  2. why are they not readmitting gamatox. vanongoda lacoste chete?

    1. Garmatox by way of the nullification of the 2014 suspension and expulsion it means it has been readmitted. Its now up to gramatox to come back or remain in their newly found political homes.

  3. why are sparing the most `OBEDIENT SON`he is the chief thief

  4. why are you sparing the most `OBEDIENT SON`he is the chief thief

  5. The Mujuru cable shld also b readmitted since they too suffered the same Grace unjust expelsions

    1. nehanda nyakasikana

      why didn’t they fight back???

  6. Just a reminder :President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed to members of the public to help him find abducted activist Itai Dzamara.

    Speaking from Switzerland, Mnangagwa announced government has doled out a $10,000 bounty reward for information on the man’s whereabouts.

  7. LUV MY COUNTRY ZIM

    the same one centre of power was made by these guys, only that mugabe was now pushing for his wife and her loyalist cabal. they must change their constitution and code of conduct only, i dont think anything is being dealt with as far as divisions are concerned, the lacoste now have say they deal with the g40, when another faction arises it will deal likewise, put your differences aside and those that are wanted by majority must be in positions regardless of tribe race or anything and transparency in the process, lay your main focus on ideas that takes our nation go forward. mai mugabe you gave her power paaituka vamwe nekudzingisa vamwe it was ok coz you wwanted the positions aswell, zvashata now coz n’anga yabata mai – hypocrisy

  8. Arresting criminals unlawfully and selectively is a criminal offense.

  9. zanu haitongwe necentral committe it was a kangarooo meeting harisi riro gwara remusangano maprovince ese akavhota kuti garwe aende rega zvenyu tinosangana kucongress

    1. nehanda nyakasikana

      you don’t understand zanupf constitution at all..and that confirms why you call yourself g40…you need to get a copy of the party constitution read and understand what central committee then you comment you’ll see that you were total lost to think that zanupf inotongwa naGrace simply because of her proximity to the president

  10. Vanhu manzwa here comment yembavha inonzi chinamasa hanzi we dont need opposition and there is no need to form coalition because tine majority. what this nonsense points to is they want to continue stealing without disturbance, secondly they dont want to put some electoral reforms enabling them kuti varambe vachingobirira pamaelections. Ruzhinji rwezimbabwe let us not be used by these criminals elbowing each other for positions kuti vanatse kuba and furher repress us. We need to unite and beat them decisively in elections more than we did in 2008.

    1. nehanda nyakasikana

      he knows that they’ll need the opposition but it’s a political statement to ensure that MDC have to pull their weight there’s no free lunch in town

  11. PROFFESSOR J MOYO (JNR)

    ONLY IDIOTS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER BELIEVE THAT BY GIVING THIS CRIMINAL (MNANGAGWA) A CHANCE TO BECOME PRESIDENT WILL MAKE ZIMBABWE BETTER. WHAT IS NEEDED ARE ELECTORAL AND MILITARY REFORMS AND NOT MUGABE TO STEP DOWN. STEPPING DOWN IS IN THE INTEREST OF ONE FACTION AND NOT POOR ZIMBABWEANS. I SUSPECT STRONG WITCHCRAFT IS AT PLAY BECAUSE EVEN EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE JOINING THIS LACOSTE OUTCRY THAT MUGABE SHOULD LEAVE. SOON THEY WILL MURDER AND CAUSE UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE.

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