The recently formed National Patriotic Front which says it has the blessing of former President Robert Mugabe is reported to be in trouble with accusations that party leader Ambrose Mutinhiri is incompetent.
According to the Daily News former first lady Grace Mugabe and her G40 associates are pushing for the ouster of Mutinhiri arguing that Grace is better qualified to lead the party.
The paper quoted an insider as saying: “There is war inside the party, with Grace and her close former G40 kingpins now pushing for Mutinhiri’s ouster, claiming that he is incompetent and that she is better qualified and placed to lead the party into this year’s elections.
“I really sympathise with Mutinhiri, as looking at the issue in retrospect it’s now clear that he was set up to fail, as NPF only exists on paper with neither a structure nor followers.
“It is also clear now that he was used, just like what Grace and the G40 kingpins did to poor Sekeramayi whose name they expediently threw into the ZANU-PF succession mix last year when they in fact wanted Grace to succeed Mugabe.”
Party spokesman Jealousy Mawarire, however, dismissed the reports saying the party was solid and was going to send President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his fellow coup organisers out of government.
“We have all our feet on the ground and our hands on the wheel. We will shake the regime in a big way and will certainly save our people from the shackles put on them on November 15, 2017.
“We will send Mnangagwa and his fellow coup organisers out of government through the harmonised elections this year,” Mawarire said.