Tension is mounting in Zimbabwe, as reports indicate that workers at former President Robert Mugabe’s residence in Harare were taken in for questioning by soldiers on Wednesday morning.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe is said to be unsure whether to remain at the house. Mugabe is known to have come to South Africa for a private visit earlier, but it is not clear if he is still in the country.
At a Zanu PF youth meeting on Wednesday, the youth of the governing party displayed their displeasure with the former President.
The same youth who supported former President Robert Mugabe were on Wednesday chanting “Phanzi Mugabe” meaning “Down Mugabe” at a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Some have accused Mugabe of continuing to express political statements in public and fuelling discontent inside Zanu PF, an indication that he is still aggrieved. Mnangagwa said he has no facts about Mugabe’s activities, but “The voice of the people must prevail.”
With elections around the corner the divisions within Zanu PF are likely to affect the party’s performance at the polls. Click below for more on the story: