These remarks come as Zimbabwe is preparing for 2023 harmonised elections with the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) saying it is poised to topple the ruling party from power.
Addressing supporters while commissioning three boreholes in Glen View, Harare last week, Mnangagwa, however, observed that there was factionalism in the ruling party but did not state the factions. There are reports which suggest that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is leading a faction that is planning to remove Mnangagwa from office.
Mnangagwa said ZANU PF Harare provincial chairperson Goodwills Masimirembwa was struggling to contain factionalism in the province. He said:
Here in Harare, there is a lot of factionalism. Masimirembwa is struggling to contain factionalism in the province, and we don’t want that in the party. Zanu PF does not belong to individuals.
“If you want to be promoted, work hard and we don’t want people who use money to get positions in the party. We are also against land barons. If you are caught on the wrong side of the law, you will be arrested. We will continue to rule this country as we have a two-thirds majority in Parliament and nothing will stop us from ruling this country.
Masimirembwa told NewsDay that factionalism would not be tolerated in the party adding, “We will move as a united party.”