Lacoste expulsions isolate Mnangagwa

via Lacoste expulsions isolate Mnangagwa – DailyNews Live Tendai Kamhungira and Blessings Mashaya • 7 March 2016

HARARE – Zanu PF insiders say the ongoing suspensions and expulsions of party officials loyal to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa had left the Midlands godfather “in the cold” as the brutal war within the former liberation movement to succeed President Robert Mugabe begins to peter towards an anti-climax.

This sentiment follows last week’s savage purging of yet more of the beleaguered VP’s alleged supporters — with dozens more said to be preparing to jump Team Lacoste’s sinking ship, as they seek to save their political careers.

Among some of the party bigwigs said to be loyal to Mnangagwa who were shown the exit door last Thursday are fired War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa and his wife Monica, who were both suspended from the party for three years.

In addition, the party also summarily expelled from within its ranks 14 youth leaders — including Godfrey Gomwe, Godfrey Tsenengamu, Vengai Musengi and Edmore Samambwa — all of them seen as key allies of Mnangagwa.

“Look, Ngwena (Mnangagwa) is on his knees, if not down and out in the war to succeed Gushungo (Mugabe). He is standing on his own now, with many of his generals and foot soldiers lying dead in the battlefield.

“We even understand that some of his men such as (the three suspended provincial chairpersons) Biggie Matiza (Mashonaland East), Kizito Chivamba (Midlands) and Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo) have apologised to the party.

“They are said to have approached key members of the G40 camp, asking for forgiveness,” one of the Daily News’ sources said, adding that there was “total despair” among the ranks of Team Lacoste.

“Many of Mnangagwa’s allies have learnt the hard way that their leader is a coward and toothless bulldog. He is currently fighting for his own survival, leaving his team facing purges, without him raising a finger,” another source linked to the G40 said scathingly.

“In Masvingo, the whole provincial executive that used to be behind him is now aligned to G40. They shifted to G40 after they discovered that Ngwena and Team Lacoste are completely finished,” the source added derisively.

Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Zanu PF Masvingo political commissar, Jappy Jaboon, said to be a staunch G40 member, said the province was fully behind Mugabe and his powerful wife Grace.

“The province is fully behind President Robert Mugabe and Amai (Grace). There were some elements who were trying to fan factionalism but we got rid of them,” he added.

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    amina 6 years ago

    I guess ZANU PF realised after Mujuru left the party that to deal with the leader is to remove the support base so as to whip him in line. However those that followed Mnagagwa should have known how he has the reputation on running away when the fire get hot. Historically, its rumored that he was part of the Tsholotsho declaration, but only that he did not turn up for the meeting. His group that included Jonathan Moyo and July Moyo, were later expelled or suspended from ZANU PF. Its also rumored that he was part of the plan that eventually got the brigadiers Gunda and partners to their death after Mnangagwa deserted them last minute and became the messenger of good news. The brigadiers died like chicken and he survived. Its again rumored he was also alerted by the late General Mujuru on the need for the 92 year old president to retire since the country is being dragged into poverty due to his poor leadership and mismanagement of government. He then hatched an elimination strategy and the General was roasted in his farm house, again Mnangagwa escaped. Mutsvangwa and wife and these youth leaders and Tomana, are the sacrificial lambs of this same guy. They are two theories to this, either Mnangagwa is being used by Mugabe as a bait to fish dangerous elements, or he is much of a coward and betrayer who should never be trusted since he leads sheep to their slaughter, and him as a goat jumps over the trap.

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    amina 6 years ago

    I guess ZANU PF realised after Mujuru left the party that to deal with the leader is to remove the support base so as to whip him in line. However those that followed Mnagagwa should have known how he has the reputation on running away when the fire get hot. Historically, its rumored that he was part of the Tsholotsho declaration, but only that he did not turn up for the meeting. His group that included Jonathan Moyo and July Moyo, were later expelled or suspended from ZANU PF. Its also rumored that he was part of the plan that eventually got the brigadiers Gunda and partners to their death after Mnangagwa deserted them last minute and became the messenger of good news. The brigadiers died like chicken and he survived. Its again rumored he was also alerted by the late General Mujuru on the need for the 92 year old president to retire since the country is being dragged into poverty due to his poor leadership and mismanagement of government. He then hatched an elimination strategy and the General was roasted in his farm house, again Mnangagwa escaped. Mutsvangwa and wife and these youth leaders and Tomana, are the sacrificial lambs of this same guy. They are two theories to this, either Mnangagwa is being used by Mugabe as a bait to fish dangerous elements, or he is much of a coward and betrayer who should never be trusted since he leads sheep to their slaughter, and him as a goat jumps over the trap. However every dog has its day.

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    Dongo used to say masuit chete vese vakadzi vaMugabe so it’s very true.How can real men allow themselves to be reduced to that state by a shameful man in the whole world.Who doesn’t know that Mugabe is a useless leaderwith no brains to run a country.Now his deputies are so scared to topple this useless clueless vampire from power and move zim economy forward.What sort of cowards do we have here.You are only good at brutalising the innocent living the main culprit laughing, what dick heads we have.Look how our people are suffering ,look at bhobho bragging about it and humiliating you, come on woke up and see the sun.