Factionalism is worsening in Zanu PF with war veterans now calling for the expulsion of Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere.
The two are accused of allegedly using First Lady Grace Mugabe, under a faction of the party known as Generation 40 or G40, in trying to block Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s expected rise to the presidential post.
War veterans are quoted by the state-controlled Herald newspaper as saying the two are already trying to unseat President Mugabe.
Moyo, who is being targeted by furious war veterans that have urged him not to attend weekly Zanu PF Politiburo meetings, has hit back saying it is the Mnangagwa camp that is trying to topple the president.
The ruling party’s presidential succession battles are threatening to tear the former liberation movement, which is led by the 91 year old Zimbabwean leader.
Joseph Tshuma, a Zanu PF lawmaker and Central Committee member, said this is a personal issue pitting some members of the ruling party, which had nothing to do with so-called worsening factionalism in the party.