Fresh bid to dethrone Mnangagwa
The MDC has made sensational claims that it is working with some disgruntled Zanu-PF MPs to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa, over the country’s worsening economic rot and the recent killings of innocent civilians by security forces.
This comes as Zanu-PF’s notorious demons of factionalism and tribalism have returned to the former liberation movement with a vengeance.
In 2019, Mnangagwa’s allies in Zanu-PF alleged that they were being targeted by unknown people who wanted them to ditch the president through an impeachment, according to the report.
Among those who claimed to be targeted were Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and Gokwe-Nembudziya lawmaker Justice Mayor Wadyajena, who posted on his Twitter account that he had been threatened with death if he did not ditch the president.
Wadyajena confirmed that he had been threatened, but refused to divulge more information, saying his post on Twitter was public and was “very clear”.
Ziyambi has refused to comment, but unnamed security sources said he had launched a complaint with the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), claiming that he had been threatened by unknown people should he not participate in plans to remove Mnangagwa.
An unnamed lawmaker, who also is believed to be backing Mnangagwa, said the president was not the southern African nation’s problem, but that some sinister dark forces within the government were behind the plot.
In 2019 Mnangagwa claimed he had unearthed a plot to impeach him, soon after last year’s disputed elections, by disgruntled Zanu-PF party parliamentary candidates.
According to eNCA, Mnangagwa told his supporters at a Zanu-PF healing and reconciliation workshop in Harare a month before the country’s polls that the alleged plot involved party members sympathetic to former president Robert Mugabe.
“Some of those who have won these primary elections have two minds. They have gone to join the Zanu-PF wagon using various tricks, money included, to be elected with a possible view that, once in Parliament, they will band together and move a motion of impeachment,” eNCA quoted Mnangagwa as saying at the time.