ZANU-PF’s Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi has warned that the ruling party has in its midst G40 remants who are holding midnight meetings plotting to destabilize the party.
Ziyambi told State-owned media that the G40 functionaries must either tow the party line or risk being expelled from the ruling party.
“Going forward we will detail everything that these people are doing and recommend that they be expelled. While our desire is to ensure that we maintain our support base and recruit more, we can’t allow forces that will destroy the party to persist,” said Ziyambi.
G40 as a Zanu-PF faction had one foot into power in November 2017 when the military stepped out of the barracks and placed Robert Mugabe under house arrest. The army then relied on applying political pressure from MDC MPs and Zanu-PF MPs who wanted Mugabe gone.
With pressure of impeachment gathering up and street protests cranking up the heat, Mugabe resigned and the ruling party replaced him with Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Among the perceived former G40 functionaries who fled the country after the military takeover include former ministers Professor Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Walter Mzembi and Patrick Zhuwao.
President Mnangagwa has since classified G40 remnants as a threat to State security, and warned that those who hobnob with the G40 risk expulsion.