The ruling ZANU PF party has accused some senior officials of “burning mid-night candle” in an attempt to cause disharmony between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Vice Presidents, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi.
Reading a statement after a politburo meeting held at the party’s headquarters in Harare on Wednesday, acting national spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa singled out Claveria Chizema for allegedly keeping fliers in her home carrying a message purporting that there was an impending coup in the party. Said Chinamasa:
The posters had a message that there was a coup coming and had the names of the people who were behind the coup, but these posters had false information.
She failed in her duties as a senior member of the party when she did not report this to the party security or national security and, therefore, she has been suspended to pave way for investigations.
Chizema was suspended from the politburo yesterday because of the fliers.
In the statement, Chinamasa warned party officials reportedly colluding with outsiders to divide the party that they will be dealt with in line with the standing rules of the party’s supreme constitution.