Former ZANU PF heavyweights, Ambrose Mutinhiri and Didymus Mutasa, have returned back to the former liberation party after sojourning in the political wilderness.
Mutunhiri left ZANU PF soon after the November 2017 military putsch that pushed Robert Mugabe out of office.
He was angered by the nonagenarian’s ouster and formed his own party, National Patriotic Front. Mutinhiri is a former ZIPRA commander and Mashonaland East Resident Minister.
Mutasa, on one hand, was fired from the party in 2014 after being accused of belonging to a ZANU PF Gamatox faction led by the then Vice President Joyce Mujuru.
Mutasa, Mujuru and Rugare Gumbo among other ZANU PF stalwarts were hounded out of the party, paving the way for the rise of a rival faction, Team Lacoste that allegedly coalesced around current President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Both Mujuru and Mutinhiri confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com that they had rejoined ZANU PF. Mujuru, through a Facebook post, rubbished reports that she is set to rejoin ZANU PF. She said:
I will never rejoin Zanu PF. I am not that desperate. There is my son to support. He is the president. The only way forward is forward not backwards.
Ambrose Mutinhiri is a Zimbabwean politician, a veteran of Zimbabwe's liberation war and the former Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs. Mutinhiri is also a Retired Brigadier General of the Zimbabwe National Army. Mutinhiri resigned from Parliament and the Zanu-PF political party in... Read More About Ambrose Mutinhiri
Didymus Mutasa is a Zimbabwean politician and former senior member of Joice Mujuru led political party Zimbabwe People First. Mutasa was expelled by Joice Mujuru on the 8th of February 2017 for conspiring to dethrone her. He was previously the secretary of Administration for the... Read More About Didymus Mutasa
Rugare Aleck Ngidi Gumbo is a Zimbabwean politician and a former senior member of new political party Zimbabwe People First.He was expelled by party president Joice Mujuru form ZimPF on the 8th of February 2017 over allegations of conspiring to dethrone her. Gumbo was also... Read More About Rugare Gumbo