via Support for Jonathan Moyo gathers steam | The Zimbabwean. 12 June 2014
Members of the 263preez team are continuing with their strategy to destroy Zanu (PF) from within, despite President Robert Mugabe’s scathing remarks about their presidential candidate Jonathan Moyo at the weekend.
According to a highly informed source in Mugabe’s cabinet, the team has a three-pronged strategy – securing the support of the army, putting their people in place in many parastatals and roping in opposition political parties.
He said the team has upped its efforts to garner support within the armed forces. “They are targeting the Chief of Staff Administration at Army Headquarters, Major General Trust Mugoba, as a key figure in getting the army onside,” he said.
He said other military personnel targeted by the team included Brigadier Generals Michael Chaminuka, Anselem Sanyatwe, Howard Matombo, Ronnie Mutizhe, Evaristo Dzihwema, Thando Madzvamuse, Josphat Kudumba, Onias Masuku, Jephta Munongwa and Colonels Philip Kupe, Kingstone Kazambara, Phillimon Dikinya, Seletcher Mushipe, Sambulo Ndlovu, Freedom Tsodzai, George Chinoingira and C. Jiyane.
The cabinet source said the team had done its ground work very well and managed to win the hearts of a lot of middle-placed military leaders.
Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and the commander of the defence forces, General Constantine Chiwenga, had been duped into believing that they had the support of the team, said the source. He also named a former Zimbabwean ambassador to South Africa as having been instrumental in creating confusion through setting up secessionist groupings – including the Mthwakazi Liberation Front.
The MDC led by Welshman Ncube, Zapu and the renewal team led by Tendai Biti that recently broke ranks with the MDC-T have all been targeted to assist in the destruction of Zanu (PF) from within, said the source.
“The group has been working hard behind the scenes to have their people in all parastatals in order to have a parallel government that keeps them posted every day on developments on their way up the ladder to take over power,” said the minister.