Mnangagwa accuses Mugabe of habouring criminals

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seen here with former President Robert Mugabe

HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused the former President Robert Mugabe of habouring criminals.

Mnangagwa who was on Friday for the first time addressing a Zanu PF congress after the forced resignation of Mugabe by the military last month, said his predecessor was accommodating criminals.

“G40 was a cabal of counter-revolutionaries, who like weevils, were destroying the party from within, fueling corruption, disrespecting  party rules & sanitising corruption,” Mnangagwa told Zanu officials  attending the party’s extra ordinary congress in Harare.

G-40 is a Zanu PF faction which lost the party’s succession battle to Mnangagwa last month.

The faction was  led by Mugabe’s wife Grace who was also fired from the party after the ouster of her husband from government by Mnangagwa.

“Corrupt activities were daily sanitised while money was stashed outside the country with the  economy suffering,” said Mnangagwa.