Former Vice-President turned opposition activist Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party is claiming that it has exposed and kicked out around 500 Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives who had infiltrated the party. The party is claiming that the operatives were planted in order to destabilise the party ahead of next year’s harmonised elections.
NPP spokesman Gift Nyandoro told online publication, NewZimbabwe:
We have a report which says that CIO had tried to deploy about 500 CIO and Zanu PF members into the structures of NPP and we are happy to inform our members and the public that the plot totally failed.
Those few who managed to infiltrate us have found the tight security in NPP fishing them out. They were trying to try influence the process of building a coalition with other political parties.
Some were instructed to take up influential posts and be 2018 candidates only to resign after nomination, the same strategy used against the late Edgar Tekere’s Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM)
After they (CIO agents) failed in their mission, they thought that resignation of individuals would portray NPP as a Zanu PF project.
NPP, in most cases, has acted silently to remove these individuals who would then rush to newspapers to announce their resignation.
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