President Robert Mugabe directed his party activists from Mashonaland East province to convene an urgent meeting to re-elect their representatives to the Central Committee.
Alex Magaisa said Mr. Mugabe's actions do not give a good impression of a person, who was once regarded as a liberation icon to some Zimbabweans.
International Crisis Group Southern Africa project director Pius Pigou told Studio 7 that Mr. Mugabe consolidates his power by playing the two factions.
Communications manager Daniel Muzenda of the Zimbabwe Migrants Association said the changes pose a threat to those seeking asylum in the country.
He was endorsed the Zanu PF president, secretary and sole candidate of the party’s 2018 presidential election at just-ended 6th Congress.
The controversial amendments to the party’s constitution allow President Mugabe appoint his deputies in line with the 1987 Unity Accord between Zanu PF and PF Zapu.
He says his party does not have any immediate interest in working with discarded Zanu PF senior members like Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies.
Many believe President Mugabe this stance will continue to give him the edge he needs to maintain the support he has, while turning many against the opposition and VP Mujuru.
Mr. Mugabe has accused the vice president of working with the MDC-T to topple him and has recommended that the party should dismiss her.
The future looks bleak for the deposed vice president and her colleagues, including former party spokesman Rugare Gumbo, secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and others.
Mr. Mugabe continued his verbal attacks on his deputy, Joice Mujuru, calling her a “thief” who stole diamonds and gold as she planned to overthrow him.
Economist Godfrey Kanyenze of the Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe says the rolling out of the coins was long overdue.