Sources said ousted vice-president Joice Mujuru was set to lead a new Zanu-PF splinter group, which identifies itself as the "original Zanu-PF".
Zanu-PF has expelled former vice-president Joice Mujuru for allegedly plotting against elderly Robert Mugabe, the party announced on Friday.
Fears about Robert Mugabe's health are behind a ruthless bid to purge the party of all Joice Mujuru sympathisers.
Sacked party stalwart Didymus Mutasa is going to court to get his job back and to restore Zanu-PF to 'legality'.
A split is imminent in Zanu-PF as former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her allies will commence a legal challenge of Robert Mugabe's leadership.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says vice-presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko are merely there so he can 'give them work to do'.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired Vice-President Joice Mujuru, less than a week after he hinted he would do so.
President Robert Mugabe will exercise his new-found powers to dump embattled Vice-President Joyce Mujuru and appoint two new vice-presidents.
President Robert Mugabe has a tight grip on his position as head of the ruling Zanu-PF, and played down suggestions that he should step down.
Zimbabwean Vice-President Joice Mujuru was a moderate who built up a good working relationship with those in commerce, and even the opposition.
At a key elective conference taking place this week, President Robert Mugabe said Zanu-PF cannot trust anyone who wants to work with the West.
A former leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans has been charged with "insulting" the president by claiming he planned to replace his deputy with his wife.
Zimbabwe's vice-president Joice Mujuru's failure to make it to Zanu-PF's central committee automatically excludes her and allies from next politburo.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has changed the Constitution of the ruling Zanu-PF party, giving him sole power to appoint a successor.
The vice-president is under pressure to step down before the Zanu-PF congress.
Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru has denied any involvement in a plot to assassinate the president, Robert Mugabe.
Top Zanu-PF party officials who support Zimbabwe vice president Joice Mujuru have been expelled, paving the way for Grace Mugabe to enter the fray.