Zimbabwe Ruling Party Purge

In what seems to be related to the ongoing faction fights, the ruling party has expelled war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda and party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo.



  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Expels Rugare Gumbo

    The Herald, 4 December 2014

    Former Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo has been expelled from the party as efforts to rid the revolutionary party of bad apples intensify. The decision was made when the Central… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbo Expelled From Zanu-PF

    New Zimbabwe, 3 December 2014

    ZANU PF has expelled suspended former spokesperson Rugare Gumbo for his continued attacks on President Robert Mugabe. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Congress Roars Into Life

    The Herald, 3 December 2014

    THE majority of Zanu-PF provinces have raised substantial amounts of money to bankroll the 6th National People's Congress that started yesterday and are confident of meeting their… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Congress, More Than a Zanu-PF Event

    The Herald, 3 December 2014

    It thus follows that a Zanu-PF with bad apples translates to bad apples in Government, similarly a cleaned-out Zanu-PF translates to a focused Government that can deliver for the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mugabe Risks Court Action Over Purges

    New Zimbabwe, 2 December 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will take illegal party structures to this week's congress, following the systematic purging of elected officials who have since been replaced by an interim… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF - Purges Long Overdue

    New Zimbabwe, 2 December 2014

    THE systematic purging of senior party officials ahead of this week's congress was not only necessary but also long overdue, Zanu PF has claimed. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Women's League Fires Five

    The Herald, 29 November 2014

    THE Zanu-Pf Women's League yesterday booted out its secretary for the Commissariat Dr Olivia Muchena and four other executive members on allegations of fanning factionalism and… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Suspended Top Official Blasts Mugabe

    New Zimbabwe, 28 November 2014

    SUSPENDED former Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo has attacked President Robert Mugabe saying the veteran leader "has no vision" adding he had lost control of the ruling party to… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Sibanda Arrested Over Mugabe Bedroom Coup Remarks

    New Zimbabwe, 28 November 2014

    FORMER war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda's fall from grace took a gloomy turn Friday after he was arrested for allegedly undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbo Savages Faltering Mugabe

    Zimbabwe Independent, 28 November 2014

    SUSPENDED former Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo says his party is facing a grave leadership crisis, and Zimbabwe's economic woes are a manifestation of that problem as the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Dumps More Officials

    The Herald, 27 November 2014

    Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Webster Shamu and Cde Sylvester Nguni's names were removed from Mashonaland West's list of Central Committee members that was submitted to… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbo, Jabu Expulsion Hailed

    The Herald, 15 November 2014

    Political analysts and zanu-pf members have welcomed the disciplinary action taken against senior party officials by the Politburo on Thursday, saying this will go a long way in… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Purges Officials

    Financial Gazette, 14 November 2014

    THE ruling ZANU PF party's highest decision making body outside congress - the politburo - converged on November 13 at its national headquarters to deliberate on various issues… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Warns Top Officials

    The Herald, 15 November 2014

    WAR veterans yesterday warned Zanu-PF secretary for administration Cde Didymus Mutasa against associating with elements covertly pushing for the removal of President Mugabe or face… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Another Chairwoman Bites the Dust

    The Herald, 15 November 2014

    Zanu-PF's Harare Women's League provincial executive committee yesterday kicked out its chairwoman Cde Angeline Matambanadzo in a vote of no confidence for fanning factionalism and… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mugabe Crushes Mujuru As Gumbo Falls

    New Zimbabwe, 13 November 2014

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe recently admitted that his party was at war but the bitter kerfuffle in Zanu PF is not a fight between rival factions aligned to Joice Mujuru and Emmerson… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbo's Career Over

    Zimbabwe Independent, 14 November 2014

    ZANU PF party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo's lengthy suspension from the ruling party by the politburo last night, along with other allies of Vice President Joice Mujuru, all but… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Mujuru Siege - History Repeats Itself

    Zimbabwe Independent, 14 November 2014

    ABOUT a fortnight from now the ruling Zanu PF will hold its elective congress with all eyes trained on President Robert Mugabe to see whether he will once again illegally amend the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Axes Top Officials

    The Herald, 14 November 2014

    Zanu-PF national spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo was yesterday suspended for five years by the Politburo which met at the party's national headquarters in Harare, while war veterans'… Read more »

Booted out: Zanu-PF national spokesperson Rugare Gumbo.

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Probe Crumbles

    Financial Gazette, 13 November 2014

    Vice President Joice Mujuru who is believed to be one of the factions in ZANU PF. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Congress Preps On Course

    The Herald, 13 November 2014

    The Zanu-PF National Co-ordinating Committee is expected to meet this morning for an update on preparations for the forthcoming 6th National People's Congress to be held in Harare… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Guidelines On Agenda

    The Herald, 12 November 2014

    The Zanu-PF Politburo meets tomorrow to discuss several issues affecting the party, one of which would be the guidelines for elections to choose the revolutionary party's Central… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Politburo Set for Explosive Indaba

    New Zimbabwe, 11 November 2014

    ZANU PF is set to hold yet another explosive politburo meeting which is almost certain to be dominated by debate on the current infighting within the ruling party which has since… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Politburo Meeting Scheduled for Thursday

    The Herald, 11 November 2014

    The ZANU-PF Politburo will meet on Thursday with another hot debate expected on proposed amendments to the revolutionary party's constitution. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Rugare Gumbo - Fly That Can Never Deliver Honey

    The Herald, 10 November 2014

    ZANU-PF's spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo has lately ridden into the storm of the party's factional fights and, typically, the more he has tried to assert himself for the benefit of… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Private Media Toes Gumbo's Line

    The Herald, 8 November 2014

    ZANU-PF national spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo is no longer a reliable source of information on events in Zanu-PF as he misrepresents party positions on factional grounds,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbo Is a Bitter Man

    The Herald, 6 November 2014

    On the eve of Zimbabwe's first independence election in 1980, the Rhodesia Herald carried the following revealing article based on an interview the paper had with Rugare Gumbo, now… Read more »

InFocus