JUSTICE Minister and Zanu PF politburo member, Ziyambi Ziyambi, has appeared to give credence to speculation that an impeachment bid may be mounted against President Emmerson Mnangagwa after general elections due in August this year.
A disaffected faction of the ruling Zanu PF party is reportedly working on a so-called ‘Bhora Musango’ strategy to stop Mnangagwa from winning the presidential vote as he seeks a second five-year term in office.
Failing that, an impeachment bid may be the next resort for the rebels, working together with opposition the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa.
The faction’s members reportedly routed key Mnangagwa allies in the recent Zanu PF primary elections, among them Ziyambi as well as the likes of Justice Mayor Wadyajena.
However, addressing a Zanu PF inter-district meeting at Banket Sports Club on Sunday, Ziyambi warned prospective ruling party legislators against joining any impeachment bid against Mnangagwa.
“There is no one who can remove the president without Zanu PF coughing,” -said Ziyambi.– said Ziyambi.
“If you go to Parliament and think you will join others and try to do what they call impeachment, we will simply write a recall letter and force a by-election.”-said Ziyambi.– said Ziyambi.
The Zanu PF rebels are said to support Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is claimed to be seething over Mnangagwa’s decision to go for a second term in office.
Mnangagwa came to power after a coup led by Chiwenga toppled long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in 2017.