Zanu-PF has fired ex-military chiefs who helped mastermind its disputed victories in the 2008 and 2013 harmonised elections as the ruling party steps up measures to weed out alleged remnants of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s camp.
Informed sources said the two military strategists were the latest victims of Zanu-PF’s brutal purge of a long list of perceived Mujuru allies.
Retired Air Vice-Marshal Henry Muchena, former Central Intelligence Organisation deputy director Sydney Nyanhongo, Munyaradzi Machacha and several others were recently summarily fired from the party’s commissariat department.
Zanu-PF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere confirmed the departures in an interview on Monday, but claimed that they were “voluntary” employees “who come and go as and when they so wished”.
“They are our stakeholders. They are respected in the party. They are voluntary workers who have always come to help the party,” Kasukuwere said.