Zanu-PF’s secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has warned that former members of the G40 Faction who have been forgiven and rehabilitated will not able to hold leadership posts within the party. Speaking at a Zanu-PF provincial meeting in Masvingo, Mangwana said:
We will not forget what these people did to us. We were threatened and we feared for our lives because they ran the party mafia style. They walked all over us but we have forgiven them.
The problem comes now when they want to take leadership posts. We will not allow that.
Zanu-PF secretary for youth Pupurai Togarepi also warned the G40 members that while the party was going to forgive them as per the President’s instructions, they were not going to forget their conduct. Said Togarepi,
The President said we will forgive, but we will not forget. We heard the G40 cabal is telling people that they are invincible because they have survived the chop. We do not want to hear that at all. If you are forgiven do not mistake that for a weakness. We will deal with you.
The G40 faction was bettered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste in November after the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) intervened in Zanu-PF’s succession fight. Some of the prominent members of the G40 have been expelled from the party while some have fled into exile.