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Zanu PF Slowly Cracking as Former Loyalists Attack Mugabe

  • Ndimyake Mwakalyelye

President Robert Mugabe is underfire from some former loyalists, who claim that he is lying about squabbles in Zanu PF.

President Robert Mugabe is underfire from some former loyalists, who claim that he is lying about squabbles in Zanu PF.

For many years, many had regarded Zanu-PF as an impenetrable party, due to the loyalty many showed to President Robert Mugabe.

However, following the purges leading up to the congress and beyond, that code of silence seems to be slowly cracking.

Former loyalists like Vice President Joice Mujuru, former party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and secretary of administration Didymus Mutasa, while insistent in the past about their unshaken love for the president, now paint him as a liar, and also power-monger.

For perspective Studio 7’s Ndimyake Mwakalyelye spoke with Professor Shadreck Guto of the Institute of African Renaissance Studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and journalism professor Stanford Mukasa of Indiana University of Pennslyvania, USA.

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