It has been established that he party’s legal supremo, Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as the Ngwena (Crocodile) because of his ruthlessness, wants to use his parliamentary majority to outwit his rivals for Mugabe’s throne.
“Although Zanu (PF) has denied reports that they want to amend the constitution, I can tell you that there will be changes. One of the first will be to change the constitution regarding the succession issue. The situation at the moment gives Joice Mujuru the upper hand. She is an automatic choice,” a source told the paper.
“Mnangagwa wants to change the constitution so that Parliament will then be in charge of choosing a successor in the very likely event that Mugabe either dies is incapacitated or retires before seeing out his seventh term. He will then be better placed to take power legally because he has the numbers in the House of Assembly,” the insider said.
Zanu (PF) spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said: “Anybody thinking of that is a dreamer. Zanu (PF) will not change the constitution. We will only change the constitution if it’s absolutely necessary.”
Repeated efforts to seek comment from the media shy Mnangagwa drew blanks.Post published in: News