By Mlondolozi Ndlovu
Two rallies by the former Vice President Joice Mujuru are not a threat to Zanu PF’s warring political factions but will instead allow Zanu PF to get its house in order and win the 2018 polls, a renowned Zanu PF activist has said.
Joice Mujuru nows leads an opposition offshoot Zimbabwe People First (ZIMPF) which has held two successful rallies in Bulawo and recently in Harare.
Zanu PF is currently embroiled is two factions, with one faction allegedly led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa whilst the other one fronted by younger Zanu politicians Saviour Kasukuwere, Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwawo.
Writing on his facebook post Zanu PF activist, UZ Law student and businessmen Ernegy Mutodi had revealed that Mujuru’s rise to prominence will defeinately lead to the factions in Zanu PF regrouping and therefore leading to Zanu victory.
.“ It is most likely that Zanu PF will respond to her threat by uniting its warring factions, thereby giving President Mugabe another landslide victory in the impending polls,” noted Mutodi.
Mutodi further revealed that Mujuru would only be bad news for the opposition MDC- T.
“Judging from the crowd that attended her rallies, Mujuru is expected to obtain not more than 20% of the votes if she contests in the presidential elections due in 2018,” said the politician cum musician.
“ She cannot therefore be able to win an outright majority and form a government unless she enters into a coalition pact with Morgan Tsvangirai who leads the country’s oldest and most threatening opposition MDC-T,” said Mutodi who is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape town.
He acknowledged that the country was currently facing economic challenges that need to be addressed as Zanu PF focuses on the succession issue.
“ Because of the divisions that have occurred due to the succession issue, much energy has been sent on fighting while little attention has been paid on the economy resulting in the return of harsh economic situation last seen in 2008 when the country was forced to abandon its currency,”