Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Slams Members of Ruling Party for Infighting
Divisions within the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front are pitting the party’s old guard, led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, against the so-called Generation-40 group that coalesced around Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe. Both factions deny the dispute, even as it’s reported by state-controlled media.
Addressing reporters in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday, Mugabe slammed what he described as “unbridled ambition which seeks to ride roughshod over others” and goes against the ZANU-PF’s ethos of “never bickering over party positions.”
The 92-year-old leader also accused Western “detractors” of sowing division in the southern African nation and organizing a recent series of anti-government protests in the capital and other major cities.