Ziyambi (L) said a certain group of judges always passed judgments that focused on tarnishing the image of the government. He did not name such judges though.
Ziyambi Ziyambi, the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, is reportedly to be fired for alleged alignment to the Generation 40 (G40) cabal, a vanquished ZANU faction.
Anonymous sources reported that Ziyambi was working with the G40 to discredit President Emmerson Mnangagwa. It is further alleged that Ziyambi’s attack on the judiciary after a ruling by the High Court that led to the removal of former Chief Justice Luke Malaba was only just a desperate strategy to avoid the chop.
In the statement, Ziyambi blamed the judiciary of being captured by the country’s “enemies.” He said in a statement issued Sunday:
_The situation now in this country is that there is a risk of judicial capture where the Judiciary has been captured by certain elements both within and outside Zimbabwe who want to destabilise the second Republic._
Sources say the statement has done less to save Ziyambi from being fired since it has caused more damage to the name of the president.
In the recent past, reports of factionalism in the ruling ZANU PF have increased.
Some of the ruling party’s District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections that were scheduled to be held last year were suspended following alleged factional clashes.
Reportedly it is said that the G40 is looking for an opportunity to bounce back and take control of the party.
Other reports suggest that besides the G40, President Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga lead rival factions with the latter eager to dislodge his boss.
The alleged factionalism is reportedly the main cause why ZANU PF rejected the running mate clause fearing the incumbent leader can be toppled by his deputy.