Chaos -hit liberation movement, Zanu PF, is set to relinquish power, and finally exist government and State affairs by end of 2016 the most, to allow for a new political order, whose tight-lipped deliberations are already underway, The Telescope News, can exclusively disclose. Zimbabwe Today, will in a series of detailed articles beginning next week,
HARARE– Chaos -hit liberation movement, Zanu PF, is set to relinquish power, and finally exit government and State affairs by end of 2016 the most, to allow for a new political order, whose tight-lipped deliberations are already underway, Zimbabwe Today, can exclusively disclose.
Zimbabwe Today, will in a series of detailed articles beginning next week, elucidate on this more serious develop, which is being hammered out by the country’s powerful military and political elites, who are working flat out to avoid losing their plundered wealth and receive guaranteed State protection and insulation from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is a strong likelihood in a post-Mugabe and post Zanu PF era, high ranking party insiders have told us.
As first reported by this publication on 30 July 2014, and followed through by other media, ever-scheming Justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is alleged to be the brains behind Grace Mugabe’s shock rise to the powerful position of Zanu PF Women’s League leader designate, as he moves to finally crush Vice President, Joice Mujuru for standing in his way to take over from President Robert Mugabe quite possibly before an elective party Congress in December.
Mnangagwa, our informants confirm, is the mastermind of the new project to win amnesty for top Zanu PF politicians and securocrats, thus explaining why the military has reportedly already endorsed him to replace Mugabe ahead of Mujuru.
“The minister (Mnangagwa) is always ahead with his plots,” said a fellow cabinet minister last weekend, who also sits in the party’s politburo. “Right now Zimbabwe is glued on Grace Mugabe, and the Women’s League. We are following her throughout her so-called ‘Meet the People’ countrywide tour, which is a perfect diversion for them to continue working in the shadows to secure their security when Mugabe calls it a day.”
“This Grace Mugabe thing was decided upon a long time ago. The most powerful brokers in this country, are already mapping a survival plan for themselves and their families, such that any new government that will come, will be forced into a truce to protect them from arrest and economic punishment on their vast business interests. Mnangagwa is definitely one leg into State House, and the plan is for him to stay in office for no longer than 24 months, before calling for elections, earlier than 2018. This proposal is already having many takers, especially the smaller parties who have already started considering forming coalitions. In a nutshell, we are likely to have another Government of National Unity, this time with Zanu PF playing a symbolic role, as a founding liberator party of Zimbabwe but with no executive influence.”
The politburo member, as we shall bring into full disclosure next week has named MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, as the likely leader of such a coalition mix, meaning the former prime minister could soon be Head of State after Mnangagwa. Other names which have been mentioned as part of the grand government so to speak include Dumiso Dabengwa, Simba Makoni, Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube and ex-deputy PM Arthur Mutambara who is said to be considering to join Tsvangirai provided he is offered a lucrative party position.
Below is a sketch list of events that is being predicted by our Zanu PF sources:
-Mnangagwa will openly challenge Mujuru for the Vice Presidency.
-Mujuru will likely be forced out of her position should tragedy strike First Lady, Grace Mugabe before the Decemeber elective congress.
-Mnangagwa is largely expected to become the new first Vice President when the party meets in under 8 weeks.
-President Robert Mugabe is certain to announce his resignation early or prematurely, should any tragedy befall her wife Grace before congress. Grace is in a comfortable position to even run for the other VP post, if Mnangagwa’s backers so wish to sideline Simon Khaya Moyo or if other contenders such as Kembo Mohadi cut deals with her.
-Mnangagwa if succeeding, will be VP in November or December and acting President when Mugabe leaves for his annual Christmas holidays.
-Mnangagwa likely to stay in office for no more than 2 years, until 2016.
Zanu PF spokesman, Rugare Gumbo could not be drawn into commenting on the sensitive matter. Gumbo is thought to be an allay of Mujuru, who has not made it a secret that he is opposed to Mnangagwa. Gumbo and Mnangagwa have been of late clashing in the State and private newspapers, over true accounts of Zanu PF politburo meetings to the fourth estate.