The Generation 40 (G40) party seems to have been resurrected by the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding leader, Robert Mugabe.
G40 was reportedly headed by Mugabe’s widow, Grace and had former Cabinet Ministers, Patrick Zhuwao, Saviour Kasukuwere and Professor Jonathan Moyo as key members.
The then ZANU PF faction was dismantled, members scattered all over the world, by the military assisted transition, Operation Restore Legacy, of 2017 which resulted in Mugabe’s demise.
G40, a faction whose members have all along denied its existence, was recently launched as a political party and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) was duly notified of its existence.
Zim Morning Post has gathered that the party is using Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of South Africa to champion its cause.
G40 members recently attended Mugabe Memorial Service that had been organised by the EFF where Malema said that it was logical for Kasukuwere to have succeeded Mugabe.
When Malema came to Zimbabwe to pay his last respects to the late Mugabe, he took the platform to criticise the government over the country’s problems.
He said that the problems were caused by the leadership the country has had.
His remarks irritated the ruling ZANU PF which said the “restless and careless Malema was being sent by the G40.”
It remains to be seen what the party will do as the 2023 elections approach.
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