SENIOR STAFF WRITER
AMID the widening fissures in Zanu PF, the party’s legislator for Gokwe Nembudziya — Justice Mayor Wadyajena — has warned supporters against engaging in divisive politics that can destroy the former liberation movement and the country, the Daily News reports.
“There are people who were spreading rumours, lying in the name of Vice President Chiwenga ahead of the planned July 31 protests by the opposition. We do not want rumour mongers in the party.“Be wary of the MDC people coming to you with money for you to sell out … If you hear something, immediately tell your chairperson that there is a snake in the house,” Wadyajena said.
“Let us be united like the old Zanu PF that we know. The VP is not plotting a coup. He knows the president is his senior.
“If the vice president wants to be president he will wait for his time. In fact, he could have taken power in 2017 if he had wanted to do so,” Wadyajena added.
Then, the opposition and pro-democracy groups had planned to unfurl mega demonstrations over alleged rampant public sector corruption.
Rights groups have since claimed that dozens of opposition figures and activists were tortured and assaulted in a retributive exercise by security agents.