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Chiwenga plots to impeach Mnangagwa at December conference?

by Mandla Ndlovu
23 Nov 2018 at 12:21hrs | Views
Factionalism in ZANU PF has reportedly taken an ugly turn with reports alleging that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed his long-time ally Owen Mudha Ncube to take charge of the accreditation process for the 17th Annual National People's Conference to be held from December 11 to 16 in Esigodini.

This move allegedly came after a faction aligned to Vice president Constantino Chiwenga is reported to be plotting to move a motion of  impeachment of the President from the floor.

A Central Committee member from Midlands who spoke to us on condition of anonymity explained the happenings inside the battle for control in the ruling party.
"What is happening mkoma is that there is a widening mistrust between Number 1 (Mnangagwa) and Number 2 (Chiwenga). This mistrust is caused by the fact that the General has consolidated his power around strong veteran members of the party especially from the Zezuru clan like Cde (Sydney) Sekeramayi and Cde (David) Parirenyatwa. In fact majority of  people who were under Mugabe faction majority are now under the General." The source said.

"There has been a leak that we have heard from Mashonaland East of a plot to impeach Number 1. The plan , as we heard it, is that they want to move a motion of  impeachment at the conference through the Any Other Business segment. The motion will be moved form the floor and once adopted , MPs will be instructed to move a motion of impeachment in Parliament which will then see power being transferred to Number 2."

The source explained that due to that information, President Mnangagwa  has mandated Minister Ncube to take over the accreditation process.
"So, now what is happening is that Cde Mudha has been mandated with the task of hand picking 80 officials who are in charge of vetting the final delegates to the conference and make sure that the numbers favour number 1. This is made to make sure that if the motion is moved it does not pass through due to voting numbers."

Owen Mudha Ncube is in charge of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation which is led by Director General Ambassador Isaac Moyo.

"Another thing that you must know is that Conference resolutions are binding and cannot be reversed. So the information from Mashonaland East was that this clandestine  move cannot be done  in a clumsy way and must succeed. The other thing is there are disgruntled members who feel they fought for President Mnangagwa, but he is not rewarding them with anything, they might be forced to join hands with the people supporting Number 2.

"So at it stands that is the issue at hand. President faces a serious legitimacy role because people like General and Commissar Rugeje will always overshadow him because they are the ones who did the military intervention.  So that is the genesis of this power struggle."

This is not the first time that a sitting President has faced a  threat from Former Generals. The late General Solomon Mujuru tried to push Former President Robert Mugabe off the stage in 2006 and failed. This led to the formation of Simba Makoni's  Mavambo Kusile Dawn which brought about the  need to re-assert the principles and objectives of the national liberation struggle. Simba Makoni led to the Bhora Musango factor in 2008 harmonised elections.

Source - Byo24News