There is nothing amiss in Zanu-PF taking advantage of the factional fights in the main opposition MDC Alliance while rebuilding its own fractured structures, Chris Mutsvangwa has said.

A former adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mutsvangwa went on to describe embattled MDC Alliance president, Nelson Chamisa as a “destructive” politician who was now “stewing in his mess”.

The opposition leader was recently declared illegitimate leader of the main opposition by the courts.

The ruling was a potential banana skin to the charismatic politician’s ambitions of one day becoming the country’s number one.

Chamisa is up in arms with political nemesis, Mnangagwa for allegedly manipulating the courts and parliament to come up with unfavourable decisions to his party.

The politician, who came a close second in Zimbabwe’s 2018 presidential election, is currently involved in a fierce tussle for control of the main opposition with a faction led by ex-party vice president Thokozani Khupe.

Amid the crisis, Mutsvangwa who is also leader of the country’s combative war veterans association, fingered the embattled opposition leader for authoring his own misfortunes.

He said Chamisa used unconstitutional means to rise to the MDC presidency in 2018 following the death of founding party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

He excused the ruling Zanu PF for taking advantage of the fragmentation in the MDC adding this gave the ruling party space to put its own house in order.

“He (Chamisa) is trying to say Zanu PF is taking advantage of him. That of course is politics. If you make missteps, the other opposition will take advantage of it,” Mutsvangwa said on the national broadcaster, ZBC Wednesday night.