Tinashe Sambiri|The arrest of the Minister of State for Masvingo Province and Zanu PF provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira is a direct result of escalating factional battles in the former revolutionary party.
Chadzamira was arrested for fraudulently distributing sugarcane plots.
Chadzamira also controls mining claims around Masvingo Province.
Party insiders told ZimEye.com, a faction aligned to Zanu PF vice president Constantino Chiwenga is plotting Chadzamira’s downfall.
According an impeccable source, party stalwarts held a secret meeting in Gutu District, days before Chadzamira’s arrest.
“Former police officer Robson Mavhenyengwa and Masvingo North MP Davies Marapira are eyeing Chadzamira’s position.
The two are determined to remove Chadzamira from office as they feel he has become too powerful and his wings have to be clipped,” said the source.
“Things are not well, the whole thing emanates from the internecine battle between ED and Chiwenga,” claimed a senior Zanu PF official.
“Party stalwarts want to crush Chadzamira’s Team Bholato that has risen to the summit of political events in Masvingo Province,” said another Zanu PF official.