President Emmerson Mnangagwa will lose the forthcoming elections, according to sacked Mashonaland West minister Webster Shamu.

Shamu was sent packing after he was recorded saying the President had no chance of winning the elections. The audio landed on Mnangagwa’s desk who then wielded the axe.

The Standard has revealed that Shamu was fired for allegedly plotting against Mnangagwa and engineering the chaos that engulfed Zanu PF’s recent primary elections.

“Shamu did not like Mnangagwa and was always telling people he thought were his friends that ED would lose the coming elections because he is incompetent and not a national leader. This news reached ED in audio format,” the source.

The Chegutu East MP was removed as Zanu PF commisar in 2014 along with former vice-president Joice Mujuru, but bounced back into the fold at a time Mnangagwa’s allies were being purged from the party by G40.

Shamu refused to discuss why he was kicked out only saying he remained a loyal party member and would not like to challenge his boss.