Zanu-PF has dismissed reports of a division between President Mnangagwa and his deputy, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga.
The Standard newspaper reported the division between the two is escalating following the disbanding of Harare and Bulawayo provincial party structures by President Mnangagwa. Speaking to The Chronicle Zanu-PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo dismissed the reports as gutter journalism. Said Khaya Moyo:
This is of course the height of gutter journalism, creating an impression that there is any feud existing between our two leaders. Such fiction and fertile imagination is indeed a clear manifestation of yellow journalism by the writer. For the true record, Zanu-PF has, since the advent of the new dispensation in November 2017,exercised collective leadership at all levels including the said two most senior politicians. Factionalism only exist in the minds of the party’s detractors. The story is therefore as dead as a dodo. It is a tired story sounding like a broken record playing in the graveyard. The dissolution of the party’s organs in Harare and Bulawayo provinces is simply meant to strengthen the party given their strategic importance as metropolitan provinces.