By Staff Reporter
BINDURA – Factionalism in ZANU PF Mashonaland Central has reached a boiling point as Minister of Energy Zhemu Soda and Minister of Home Affairs are at loggerheads following the shift of camp by Soda The Harare Times has learnt.
The province is currently divided into two camps with one led by Kazembe and the other led by tycoon Tafadzwa Musarara.
Last year the two battled it out in provincial elections and they left the province heavily divided with each having his supporters.
Soda who once led Kazembe’s campaign team is said to have shift camp by joining Musarara after Musarara gannered more votes in Muzarabani where Soda is District Coordinating Committee (DCC) chairman.
Soda is reportedly poisioning himself ahead of 2023 party primary elections since Musarara has a strong base in Muzarabani district.
“Politics is dynamic Soda was in Kazembe’s camp previously but he is now alaigning himself with the majority hence Kazembe is not happy,” said the source who spoke in confidentiality.
The rivary between Kazembe and Musarara dates back from 2013 where the two contested on Mazowe West ticket and Musarara has been on the receiving end amid vote rigging complaints which the ruling party do not take seriously.