Former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been officially fired from the ruling Zanu-PF Party. This comes after President Robert Mugabe fired his deputy on Monday for disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability, among other charges. Mnangagwa’s expulsion was announced yesterday by Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo after the Zanu-PF Politburo met. All 10 Zanu-PF provinces recommended that the former vice president should be expelled from the party. Mnangagwa’s supporters and allies now stand in the firing line after nine provinces out of ten submitted lists of alleged Mnangagwa backers who they want to be expelled or disciplined as well.
The National Political Commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere gave a comprehensive report on the activities in the Commissariat Department. All the 10 provinces, the Women’s League and the Youth League endorsed the expulsion of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe by His Excellency Cde R.G. Mugabe.
On the request of the 10 provinces, the Women’s League and the Youth League, the Politburo has unanimously expelled former Vice President and Second Secretary of the party Cde E.D. Mnangagwa as a member of the party.
The Politburo received reports from nine provinces indicating that they have identified a number of party leaders in their provinces who had been involved in Lacoste factionalism in violation of party rules, guidelines and procedures. The Politburo directed that such cases should be directed to the National Disciplinary Committee for action and recommendations in accordance with the constitution of the party.