VP Chiwenga says Zanu PF would have died if the military did not remove criminals around former leader, Robert Mugabe.

“What happened in November last year was the reason why the Defence Forces, the party and Parliament and all Zimbabweans including war veterans came out being led by God because things were getting out of hand.

“Young people were disparaging war veterans and our icon the former President who is the only surviving elder statesman had been surrounded by people who wanted to bring the party down.

“The party would have died and future generations would not have had a reference point,” he said while addressing the ruling party’s Mashonaland East Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting yesterday.

VP Chiwenga said Zanu PF was at the risk of sinking into oblivion like what happened to United National Independence Party of Zambia.