But Zhuwawo literally sold himself out as a member of G40 when he said that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa must also publicly announce that he does not lead a faction. It appears no one bought the story because the kingpins, Kasukuwere and Jonathan Moyo, have argued that there is no organisation or faction called G40.
Zhuwao is a political lightweight hanging onto the coattails of his uncle, Bob.
Grace, the person the G40 claims to be backing, literally shot herself in the foot when she got carried away at a rally in Chiweshe last month. Grace blasted war veterans and the security forces and this immediately backfired with reports that the security chiefs, all war veterans, demanded that Mugabe rein in his errant wife. She has not addressed a rally since.
This now leaves Jonathan Moyo and Kasukuwere himself. But they have been under so much flak that their plan might have been scuttled. War veterans have called on the party to expel the two and five others, including Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko, from the party.
Mugabe is holding a crucial meeting with war veterans this week- 7 April. The crunch meeting could signal the end of factional fighting within ZANU-PF as it is now abundantly clear that war veterans will have nothing to do with the factionalism ripping the party apart and might even ask for Mugabe to step down, or at least set a date when he plans to step down.
The party now has less than two years to prepare for the 2018 elections and faces strong opposition from Joice Mujuru’s People First and Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change.