Evangelical Bishop Trevor Manhanga revealed this during discussions with United States diplomats in 2007. He said that although Archbishop Pius Ncube was set up, the charges of adultery against him were undoubtedly true and would do considerable harm to the opposition.
After the expose Ncube took a back seat from political activity and retreated to Hwange where he is believed to be operating from. He had become a thorn in Mugabe’s flesh, often praying for the demise of the veteran ruler. According to the cable, Manhanga and Bishop Sebastian Bakare of Mutare, met with Mugabe to discuss his future, including plans for retirement.
“He (Manhanga) told us he emphasised to Mugabe the urgency of dealing with the Zimbabwean crisis and that a resolution was dependent upon Mugabe’s retirement and plan for succession. He said Mugabe was noncommittal, but left the clear impression he intended to run for election and, after being re-elected, to then deal with the succession issue,” says the cable.