The ruling ZANU PF has said it was still deciding on how to deal with former ministers in the administration of the late former President Robert Mugabe who were hostile to then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Concerned individuals are sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane and former labour deputy minister Tapiwa Matangaidze who applied to be readmitted into the party two years ago.
The duo was expelled in 2017 when Mnangagwa rose to power for being loyal to the vanquished ZANU PF faction, generation 40 (G40).
Zanu PF Midlands provincial chairperson, Daniel Mackenzie Ncube told reporters that the party was still debating on whether to readmit them or not. He said:
_We received applications from several former G40 cadres including Makhosini and Matangaidze. We deliberated on those applications and passed them to head office._
_I am meeting with Dr (Obert) Mpofu and we will be discussing the applications. Hopefully, they can be concluded as soon as possible._
_They say they love the party and are loyal to the HE (President Emmerson Mnangagwa). They agree they made a mistake and are young._
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Ncube also said the ruling party was, slowly, but surely gearing up for 2023 adding that “Zanu PF is always confident of electoral victory.” He said:
_The restructuring programme is going on really well. We have since covered Shurugwi, Zvishavane. Mberengwa and Chirumanzu._
_There may be contradictions but I will not elevate them to factionalism. The party has moved on from the DCCs. We have embarked on a serious outreach programme. We also inducted all the DCC members to the Chitepo School of Ideology. Hopefully, they will mend their residual differences._
When Mugabe expressed his desire to run for office again despite being 94-years-old, the party was automatically ushered into a succession dispute that reached its climax in 2017.
Most of those who were opposed to Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to power are now in exile.
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