The NPF, believed by some local media to be the brainchild of the so-called "G40" faction led by former First Lady Grace Mugabe, on Monday named retired brigadier general and veteran liberation war fighter Ambrose Mutinhiri as its leader and presidential candidate in polls set for mid-this year.
The opposition has often accused Zanu PF and its former leader, ex-President Robert Mugabe, of unleashing the military into rural areas to instill fear and force citizens to rally behind the ruling party.
He then met Mugabe at his Harare residence at the weekend to brief him about his latest initiative.
Churches in Zimbabwe have reportedly endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, saying that the country "is not a militarised state".
Mugabe was also quoted as having urged Mutinhiri to work closely with the the youths to enable them to take over the governance of the country in the interest of generational renewal.
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"Currently, we see and hear various speculations and I have no doubt that very soon the facts and reality will be known".
President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday said investigations were being undertaken to verify the manoeuvres of former President Mugabe and appropriate action will be taken if it's established that his actions undermine the cohesion and stability of the nation. "We don't know whether it's true or not but it's an issue that we are examining", he said. But now we are not happy with what the media reports are saying.
"If he does not act in a responsible manner, we are going to look at him as our new enemy", Togarepi said.
The High Court ruled in November that the military intervention was lawful, as it halted a bid by people in his entourage to take over his duties, and African and Western countries have since accepted Mnangagwa's presidency.