Reviving PF Zapu
An interesting time in Southern African politics. Locally we have seen the launch of COPE and the relaunch of the DA. Now neighbouring Zimbabwe might find itself facing a split in the ruling Zanu (PF). Business Day reports that “leaders of the former opposition PF-Zapu party are poised to break away from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party after weekend talks to avert a revolt failed.” Dumiso Dabengwa is said to be the man behind the move to revive PF-Zapu.
According to Wikipedia it contested the 1980 elections in Zimbabwe as the Patriotic Front, but lost to its rival the ZANU. They merged into ZANU-PF in 1987 following the Gukurahundi massacres in Matabeleland.
The move is expected to weaken Robert Mugabe’s already beleaguered regime.