G40 Remnants have been blamed for the squabbles marring the ruling party’s district co-ordinating committee (DCC) elections as accusations of people taking brides in order to influence the outcome of the polls in favor of candidates sympathetic to G40 emerge, the Daily News.
A party insider privy to the developments spoke to the publication and said:
Remnants of the G40 want to get control of the three provinces as a launch pad to take over from Mnangagwa.
A lot of money is exchanging hands under the table. There is a need for thorough vetting to fish out the malcontents. The good thing is that we unravelled the plot before we went to the elections.
The Zanu PF Secretary for security in the party’s politburo, Lovemore Matuke confirmed the reports and said they were investigating the reports:
We received reports of people who are circulating dirty money from G40. We are investigating because we believe in tangible evidence.
We are going to deal with the issue when we vet papers from Mashonaland Central and other provinces. We are going to look at all these accusations because people can do anything.
We want to clean the party. By the time of the (DCC) elections, we will have a clean list of candidates. We are going to flush out all G40 elements, but we are also guarding against enmity between some members who are labelling each other G40. We are currently seized with the matter.
These reports of G40 remnants trying to gain control of the party come amidst reports that the same DCC polls have reportedly widened the rift between President Mnangagwa and his deputy VP Chiwenga.
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