ZIMBABWE Vice President Emmerson  Mnangagwa has lost his key loyalist  Godfrey Tsenengamu, who exclusively revealed yesterday that he has joined a newly-formed opposition political party Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (Zipp).

Tsenengamu, an eminent Zanu PF youth organiser, fronted the so-called famous seven — a grouping of youth leaders which orchestrated the demolition job of former vice president Joice Mujuru in 2014.

The former Mashonaland Central provincial youth league chairperson said he decided to join Zipp, which was formed by 39-year-old South Africa-based Blessing Kasiyamhuru, after realising that he needed a new political home, having spent two years in the political wilderness.

“Following my suspension from Zanu PF in 2015 and expulsion in 2016, I have now moved on and settled with the Zipp under the esteemed leadership of my youthful president, Blessing Kasiyamhuru,” Tsenengamu told the Daily News yesterday.

He added: “I am now a partner with the Zipp in Mashonaland Central province.”

The eloquent politician, who is eyeing the Mt Darwin West National Assembly seat in next year’s general elections, said his move should not be seen as ditching Mnangagwa, whom he not long ago described as his political role model.

“I have not ditched Mnangagwa, I have simply picked myself up. I actually wish him the best,” he said.