Vice President (VP) Constantino Chiwenga has dismissed reports there is tension in the presidium, saying politics should be solely focused on national development.
Addressing a ‘Thank You’ rally in Murombedzi on Saturday, Chiwenga said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would complete his term so no one should think they had the opportunity to seize power.
Chiwenga’s speech comes as local media is awash with stories of an on-going power struggle between the VP and Mnangagwa over a power vacuum left after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe in November last year.
A local weekly reported that security officials were concerned of an escalation between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga factions, which both apparently have highly “militarised” elements within.
More recent media reports claim Chiwenga is gathering support to move a motion to impeach Mnangagwa at Zanu PF’s 17th annual national people’s conference, which is due to be held this December.