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A named minister, widely seen as a chief strategist in the faction led by Emmerson Mnangagwa, attacked transport minister Obert Mpofu calling him a “thief” as ZANU PF’s last politburo meeting ahead of the crucial congress degenerated into personal attacks.

Politburo sources said Mpofu received a bashing from a well-known master of venom as the party bigwigs took personal attacks to unprecedented levels Tuesday.

Mpofu’s attack emanated from allegations that he organised a demonstration in which he wanted Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda to be booted out of the provincial structures and at the same time lose his central committee position.

“It was an action packed meeting which saw the reversal of Mudenda’s vote of no confidence with Mpofu looking stupid,” said the source.

“He (Mpofu) has lost the Matabeleland North case where he wanted to have total control of the province by booting out other senior bigwigs”.

Chaos reigned supreme over the weekend following clashes between Mudenda and Mpofu supporters in Matabeleland North province.

Mpofu’ supporters waved placards denouncing Mudenda and urging the provincial executive to pass a no confidence vote on him.

The altercation degenerated into a fist fight as Mudenda supporters also denounced Mpofu labeling him the worst corrupt leader in the country.

The attack on Mpofu comes as no spuprise as many have questioned his rise to become one of the richest men in the country.

Source : New Zimbabwe