Grace pushes for special congress which could see Mugabe step down

    Zimbabwe’s ruling, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) may have decided to finally deal with succession disputes in the party decisively, Khuluma Afrika has learnt.

    According to impeccable sources, Provincial coordinating committees (PCCs) have been rolled out and instructed to launch a campaign for a special and extraordinary elective congress in December this year.

    If held, the congress may see President Robert Mugabe stepping down ahead of the 2018 elections and pave way for a new leader after 37 yrs in power.

    This comes at a time when Mugabe appears to have succumbed to overtures and pressure from his wife, the first lady of the Republic, Grace Mugabe and her Generation 40 (G40) allies, who have been calling for him to name a successor, and to fire his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

    Since July of this year, Grace Mugabe has been calling on Mugabe to handpick a successor, in a heated contradiction, which led to Mugabe reminding supporters of his party that Zimbabwe was not a monarch at a rally held in Bindura.

    Mugabe has repeatedly insisted for years that his successor would be chosen by the ballot box at congress, arguing that the constitution of the country did not permit him the proverbial God’s hand of cherry picking who takes over after him.

    Khuluma Afrika was able to confirm that on Wednesday when Zanu PF’s highest decision making body the politburo met, the party’s national commissar and G40 leader according to Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere, attempted to smuggle the issue of a special congress into the agenda.

    Kasukuwere reportedly had the support of three provinces.

    His suggestion however failed, after Mugabe reminded him that his motion did not have sufficient backing.

    “Such a motion would require majority provinces (5) to support it,” Mugabe reportedly added.

    According to inside sources, Mugabe’s wife, and her friends from the G40 faction feel they are best placed to ambush Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, long touted as a potential successor.

    “Mai Mugabe feels now is the time to get rid of Mnangagwa, she feels her three year assault is ripe, and she wants to handpick a successor who she can control while Mugabe is still alive”, stated an insider from the politburo.

    “They have failed in all their means to convince Mugabe to fire him. But, they know they can arm-twist people who are afraid of voting against Mugabe to vote for a handpicked successor.” the insider added.

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    1. Then all of a sudden pot holes in roads will disappear, medicine would become plenty in hospitals, cash will be overflowing in banks, industries start running again and everything becomes readily available. Zupco, NRZ and Air Zimbabwe back running efficiently and on time. All his after the congress

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