Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is plotting to challenge President Robert Mugabe.
A source close to Mnangagwa who spoke to NewsDay said that the former VPs initial strategy was to challenge Mugabe at Zanu-Pf’s congress in December. The source however denied to divulge Mnangagwa’s Plan B now that he is wanted for treason in Zimbabwe. Said the source:
The idea was to have him challenge Mugabe at congress and have party structures deliver a deadly blow on the dynasty that has now become Zanu PF, from there he hoped to get the mandate to lead the party into the 2018 general elections.
The source also said that the treason charges are meant to block Mnangagwa from challenging Mugabe in an election. Said the source:
This is a plot to block him from constitutionally participating in the political sphere in the country. What treason is committed by calling on the will of the people and asking the people to register to vote?
The source also dismissed reports that Mnangagwa is plotting a coup de tat against Mugabe.