STORIFY: First Family Dynasty and Coup Phobia
Drama engulfed this week as the President fired his long-time ally, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from government for allegedly “consistently and persistently exhibiting traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability”. Mnangagwa’s firing came at a time the ruling party is in serious factional war as individuals and groupings within the party fight over who’s going to succeed Mugabe.
Social media was ablaze with the discussion on whether it was the right thing for the president to fire Mnangagwa or not. However, some feared that the firing of VP Mnangagwa was part of the G4O and First Family’s grand plan to create dynasty. Fears of Mnangagwa having been plotting a quo have also been noted.