A Standard report says that a feud between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is escalating following the disbanding of Harare and Bulawayo provincial party structures by Mnangagwa. The Standard says source told it the appointment of Oliver Chidawu as Harare Provincial Affairs minister by Mnangagwa is one of the moves in the factional feud.
The sources told the Sunday weekly:
There have been allegations that the party’s provincial executive in Harare was controlled by soldiers through retired Major General Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe. Chiwenga is to lead the restructuring of the Harare structures and the appointment of Oliver Chidawu as Provincial Affairs minister is to whittle his influence.
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The military side had too much control in Harare and that is why President Mnangagwa had to dissolve it. Bulawayo was just collateral damage.
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