The Treasurer General of the opposition MDC Alliance, David Coltart has claimed that he was told that the arrest of an award-winning journalist, Hopewell Chin’cono on Monday was being opposed by a faction in the ruling ZANU PF.
Chin’ono was arrested after he exposed corruption by government officials and departments. Posting on social media following Chin’ono’s arrest, Coltart said:
I’ve just been informed by a reliable source that @ is safe & that this is being done by one faction of the government, but it’s an action not supported by others in authority. No prizes for guessing which part of the regime is hurt by his revelations.
Meanwhile, Mduduzi Mathuthu, the founder of online publication, ZimLive believes the alleged there was no faction from the ruling party that was good for the nation. Responding to Coltart, he said:
If you see George Charamba and Nick Mangwana converging DC (David Coltart), it means the regime is UNITED. There’re no good guys on this one. Careful not to be sold a November 2017… No good guys. Repeat!
This comes amid reports that security chiefs and a faction in ZANU PF were plotting to dislodge president Mnangagwa from power.
The state has since refuted the claims.
More: David Coltart