Emmerson Mnangagwa ouster plot thickens

November 2, 2017
| Report Focus News
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace talks to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a gathering of the ZANU-PF party's top decision making body, the Politburo, in the capital Harare, in this February 10, 2016 file photo. Mugabe turns 92 on Sunday amid increasing signs he is angling for life presidency, but fighting in the ruling party over his successor has become acrimonious and bitter as Zimbabwe struggles with a severe drought and economic slowdown. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/Files

HARARE – A tension-filled extraordinary congress is in the offing for the ruling party as the influential Zanu PF Women’s League has started rallying its structures across the country to lend support behind First Lady Grace Mugabe as the sole beneficiary of a constitutional amendment seeking to create space for a female vice president.

The Daily News can reveal that the women’s assembly is having consultative meetings in all the 10 political provinces to amplify its demands for gender parity to be mainstreamed at the vice president level of Zanu PF.