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Chiwenga-ED power battle escalates as president moves to thwart military faction


Chiwenga-ED power battle

There are reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolved the Zanu-PF structures in Harare and Bulawayo after growing concerns that Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s growing influence was creating two centres of power.

According to close sources , a faction linked to the military, with Chiwenga alleged to be its godfather, was now running the show in the ruling party, much to the discomfort of the president’s backers.

“There have been allegations that the party’s provincial executive in Harare was controlled by soldiers through retired Major General Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe. Chiwenga is to lead the restructuring of the Harare structures and the appointment of Oliver Chidawu as Provincial Affairs minister is to whittle his influence.

The military side had too much control in Harare and that is why President Mnangagwa had to dissolve it. Bulawayo was just collateral damage.” said the source 

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