Hassam Hameed-TDO-15.11.2017- President Robert Mugabe has received warning by General Constantina Chiwenga over the abrupt purging Emmerson Mnangagwa. This purge has open way for widely unpopular Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe, as a contender to succeed the 93-year old Mugabe. Armoured vehicles were observed on the main public road outside of city, but it is not clear where they were heading.
No immediate response by Mugabe or his wife suggests the limited power the president has over its institution right now. But there was a strong denunciation from the youth wing of the party. “We will not fold our hands to allow a creature of the constitution to subvert the very constitution which establishes it,” said Kudzai Chipanga, who leads the Zanu-PF Youth League.
“The current purging, which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background, must stop forthwith,” Chiwenga said in a statement read to reporters at a news conference packed with senior officers. Ruling party has accused Chiwenga of ‘treasonable conduct’.
Yet to see how will this unfold. This is a bad news for Zimbabwe’s already trembling economy.