Kudzai Chipanga, the leader of Zanu-PF’s youth wing, has been arrested in Harare, a day after he said his supporters were ready to die in the defence of President Robert Mugabe.
The youth wing supports President Mugabe’s wife, Grace, as his successor.
Mr Chipanga openly questioned Gen Constantino Chiwenga after the military chief said on Monday that the army was prepared to act to end purges within Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party.
The youth league leader responded yesterday, saying Gen Chiwenga did not have the support of the entire military.
“We will not sit and fold hands while threats are made against a legitimately-elected government,” he warned