For years the man has traditionally been regarded as a member of the faction due to his deputising of Moyo.
In the months running up to the military coup, many ZANU PF members publicly proclaimed themselves supporters of former president Robert Mugabe, and even president Mnangagwa himself wore Gushungo regalia, in what was tacitly taken as support for former First Lady Grace Mugabe.
Gandawa made the declarations yesterday, as he sought to clear his name following speculation that he boycotted First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa’s function in Karoi on Friday because of political differences. Gandawa quoted by Newsday said, “it is true that I did not attend the function, but I was away in India and came back after it was done.
“I never snubbed it at all. I have never been a member of the G40 faction.
“In fact, I sent an apology to the Zanu PF party leadership as per our norm since I am an MP within Hurungwe because I was committed somewhere.
“I can produce my passport to confirm that I was not here,” he concluded.
Gandawa and Hurungwe East MP, Sarah Mahoka did not attend Auxilia’s event.
Also responding, Mahoka claimed she was attending a funeral in Sanyati district when the first lady visited the area.Post published in: Featured