War veterans led from the front in the removal of Mugabe‚ and Mutsvanga said they flowed with the will of the people.
"So‚ as war veterans‚ just as we did during the Mugabe era‚ give choice between a party that has lost through acts of omission or commission its fiduciary role‚ then we will be left with no choice but to go with the people‚” he told News Day.
Another sore point in the primary elections was the use of the police and state apparatus in party politics.
A Zanu-PF primary elections blueprint document leaked to the public revealed that 6‚500 police officers and 420 fueled government vehicles were deployed for the exercise.
However‚ losing candidates are now raising the issue as unconstitutional with allegations that police were used in vote-rigging.
"The main reason [rejection of loss] being the unconstitutional use of the Zimbabwe Republic Police‚ a state agency‚ as election returning agents‚" read a letter to Rugeje.
Mnangagwa has since castigated the use of police officers although it was a decision reached at the politburo – the central decision-making body of Zanu-PF.