Zanu-PF expels seven more members

Analysts predict that factional fights within the party will continue unless Robert Mugabe names a successor.

FILE. Zimbabwean President & Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe (L) and his wife Grace. Picture: AFP.

HARARE - Zimbabwe's ruling party has expelled seven more members as part of an ongoing purge of officials linked to ousted Vice President, Joice Mujuru.

Over a dozen other Zanu-PF officials have been suspended from holding party positions for five years.

The purge started in December when Mujuru was sacked as vice president, and this is proof it's not over yet.

Zanu-PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo is reported to have said the expulsions were made on the recommendation of a party disciplinary committee.

State media reports that long-standing members of the party who have lost their membership include former Cabinet Ministers Olivia Muchena and Dzikamai Mavhaire but no-one more senior.

Analysts predict that factional fights within Zanu-PF will likely continue unless President Robert Mugabe names a successor.