The infighting in Zanu PF is to be expected and is set to get even worse. The party is a mesh-mash of some of the most mentally challenged individuals on earth with no principle or common sense who joined the party and government to gratify their insatiable appetite for power and wealth.
Unlike the American President who is accountable to other arms of government and ultimately to the American voters come elections; Mugabe has enjoyed absolute power to appoint whoever he pleased regardless of their performance and reward as he pleased. Mugabe has used political patronage to buy and reward his party followers' loyalty to him and the party's strangle hold on political power.
The trouble with political patronage is that is always results in mismanage and corruption and these are the two cancers that have destroyed the Zimbabwe economy. The falling wealth has meant Mugabe had less and less to redistribute amongst his cronies.
The story of the former Minister for a total of 25 years and Zanu PF grandee, the late Nathan Shamuyarira; dying in abject poverty underlined just how little of the super-glue Mugabe has left now. The party, aware many people would be visiting his home, painted his house to hide the years of neglect, rot and decay and patched the potholes on the road to his Harare house the afternoon he died.
Last year, for the first time since Mugabe gave the farms seized from the white-owners to his cronies, the tyrant was forced to stop paying them the generous farming subsidies. The regime is going one step further and has been threatening to take away unproductive farms from the cronies.
The seized white farms is the one thing of value that most of cronies have and so taking away the farms will hurt them the most, particularly when they will have no chance of finding a job given the 85% plus unemployment rate.
The recovery of the agricultural sector is one of pre-requisite for economic recovery and so Mugabe had no choice but to bite the bullet. Unproductive land must be taken away and given to those able to put it back into productive use. To do nothing and allow the economic meltdown to continue was worse because the ensuing poverty affects the masses, the cronies, party grandees, everyone!
Still taking away the seized farms from the Zanu PF cronies is tantamount to cutting them lose to vent their anger at Mugabe and the party. And when they compare their daily hardships of the pauper's life with the luxuries of Mugabe's "Blue Roof" mansion life, they will have plenty to be very angry about!
The infighting in Zanu PF will bound to grow into a raging inferno that will destroy the party and good riddance too.
Mugabe and Zanu PF were the authors of Zimbabwe’s destruction; all they know is how to destroy and know nothing about creating. The tasks of political and economic reconstruction will have to be entrusted to others and not Mugabe and Zanu PF!