A Zanu PF source that spoke to Newsday said the now-defunct Zanu PF G40 faction is on the rebound, Newsday reports. This came amid reported that this past weekend 4 of President Mnangagwa’s loyalists were suspended in the party’s effort to reform the party structures by G40 remnants.
A source speaking to the publication said:
In Harare recently there was also a plot to purge another Team Lacoste cadre in the name of Godwin Gomwe and we are likely to see more loyalists of President Mnangagwa falling by the way side. It’s a bigger scheme and G40 is on the rebound. This explains why former G40 officials who were suspended are trickling back into the party such as former Cabinet minister Annastancia Ndlovu who is now working at the party headquarters in Harare.
According to the publication, 4 of the people who were suspended as a broader plan to weaken President Mnangawag’s grip on the party are:
- Esau Natare, a military official, was suspended by the provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) for alleged misconduct
- The party’s 2018 parliamentary candidate for Mkoba constituency Charles Simbi
- Rumbidzai Waungana
- Winny Manyumwa
G40 was a name given to the faction that was aligned to Jonathan Moyo, Grace Mugabe and Saviour Kasukuwere against another faction in Zanu PF called Lacoste which rallied behind President Mnangagwa before the 2017 coup.