ZANU PF members loyal to a G40 cabal have surprisingly asked Energy Mutodi to leave the gathering this afternoon at the party headquarters, accusing him of being sympathetic to deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The situation is so tense here that there are fears that anyone accused of supporting Mnangagwa is hiding to avoid being spotted by ZANU PF Harare youths who are taking instructions from the province’s political commissar Shadreck Mashayamombe to flush out anyone who is perceived to be a Mnangagwa ally.
Youth league members Tendai Wenyika, Cecilia Chikukwa who is daughter to Harare Provincial Affairs minister Miriam Chikukwa among other youths are allegedly fueling hate and division among ZANU PF members based on factions.
This is the second time Mutodi has been asked to leave a ZANU PF meeting after another incident at Chipadze in Bindura where the same youths who were heavily drunk behaved in a barbaric manner and demanded that Mutodi leaves before security officials intervened.
ZANU PF members are currently divided over who should take over from President Mugabe when he leaves office with Mutodi being accused of siding with the Mnangagwa faction against a G40 faction that would like to see First Lady Grace Mugabe taking over.
At today’s meeting, President Mugabe who has now arrived at the party headquarters is expected to hit hard at his deputy and his allies particularly a section of war veterans who have recently authored a communique demanding that he steps down and pave way for a successor, most likely Mnangagwa.
Harare youths are also reportedly asking for a special congress that will deal with the Mnangagwa faction once and for all.
(On the photograph, the ZANU PF Harare youths who are spearheading the hate campaign)-Online