Factions re-emerge in Zimbabwe ruling party Zanu PF

January 23, 2018
| Report Focus News
Supporters attend the Zimbabwe ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) youth interface rally in Bulawayo on November 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Divisions have returned to haunt Zanu PF barely a month after a military operation rooted out members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction who were campaigning for former first lady Grace Mugabe to succeed her 93-year-old husband.

While the military intervention code-named Operation Restore Legacy pulverised G40 elements, the subsequent retirement and deployment of top army chiefs in strategic positions in the governing party has angered civilians in Zanu PF.