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ZPF splits again

By Mugove Tafirenyika

The Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) has once again been rocked by chaos, with the party’s elders — Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa — announcing yesterday that they are still in charge, not former army general Agrippa Mutambara.

The party, which was led by former vice president Joice Mujuru before a fallout between her and the elders, was rattled by defections and a subsequent split a few months ago.

In its latest squabbles, hardly a day after former Zanu PF politburo member Kudakwashe Bhasikiti announced the election of Mutambara as the new president, replacing Gumbo and Mutasa, a faction aligned to the duo dismissed the appointment.

They insisted Gumbo and Mutasa were still running the troubled opposition party.

Spokesperson of the faction Patrick Chitaka told the Daily News that Mutambara and Bhasikiti had all but fired themselves from ZPF.

“To us, the two are no longer with us as they have decided to form their own party after they unsuccessfully attempted to impose their leadership on ZPF,” he said.

There were ugly scenes which almost turned violent as ZPF youths questioned Mutambara’s “purported” election.

Former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda was said to have bounced back onto the political arena as the party’s political commissar.

Curiously, when contacted for comment, Sibanda said he was not aware of his supposed election, describing it curtly as “nonsensical” and promising to give a statement denying it.

Bhasikiti was not immediately available for comment as he said he was attending an important meeting.

But announcing the new leadership at the weekend, he said Mutasa and Gumbo will no longer have anything to do with the day-to-day running of the party, and will only act as advisers when, and if, need arises.

“We have agreed that . . . Mutambara becomes the interim president and he will manage the affairs of the party in association with the steering committee, we have also resolved that Gumbo and Mutasa remain advisers but with no dealings in the day-to-day affairs of the party, while Jabulani Sibanda will be in charge of the commissariat department, and Munacho Mutezo will be secretary for Finance,” said Bhasikiti.

However, Chitaka insisted that Mutasa and Gumbo remained the party’s leaders, saying Bhasikiti and Mutambara were free to “proceed and form their own party because we are not going to waste our time calling them for a disciplinary hearing for their conduct”.

“What we will not allow them to do though is to use the name of our party because we have realised that we are not walking the same path.

“We had called a management meeting to consider the four names that had been proposed as potential party leaders, including Ray Kaukonde, Jabulani Sibanda, Mutambara and Nkosana Moyo but when the other three said they were not interested, we decided that we would wait until congress.

“However, Bhasikiti and his group had made their mind on Mutambara and they wanted to have him as leader and they pushed us to interview him and the majority of us felt he fell short of what we wanted while they wanted him as leader regardless so they decided to foist him on the people which we said no to.

“We are therefore going ahead with our plans without them because they were a problem and against the coalition with other parties that we are pursuing,” he added. Daily News

  • clueless old farts

  • When hypocrisy give birth at broad day light. It’s time to take off the mask..someone gets naked.

  • Old madalas who are power hungry…. U played yo part frm e liberation struggle its time you went to your farms and be productive there… Kiss gudbye to politics

  • wtf!

  • mboko dzisina kana direction dzingagona kuisa nyika mudirection idzo dzisina order.These 2 old madalaz must go kumusha kunotamba nevazukuru vachivaudza ngano not politics anymore

  • Wat a joke

  • kkkkk ava ndivanaTimi naBhonzo chaivo.majokes egaega kkkk.

  • Vamwe vanoti pple mature with age,BT madhara aya atori confused with age

  • He who follows you needs rehabilitation,

  • these old fools do not even deserve the media attention they getting

  • Clueless old pple.

  • Clueless old madalas hahaha

  • Lol we need young politicians, not you kulus

  • what a circus

  • This z wat wi co mahumbwe let them go n tell vazukuru ngano

  • These two gay clowns ought to just sit down nxa ..disgusting

  • Gamba kutsva

  • Clueless elders

  • Vanoziva kuti kune chinonzi retirement here ana sekuru ava,they took farms but cant take time to rest and monitor their farms,power hungry pple

  • Confused madaras, time to hang their political boots

  • Kkkkkk ayas luk their faces u can see they ar confused kkkkk why not retire from politics?? Asi politics dzoga ndodzinoita kut vanhu vaite mari kkkkk Madalas

  • These two elders are a big problem

  • With age kusanzwisisa kuno wanda tarisai kana ana sabhuku kumusha

  • These Madalas must just go and concentrate on farming. They are now past their ” sale by ” date politically.

  • Whatever!That party is for confused,hopeless people

  • Kekekekekekeeeeeeee

  • These madalas must rest.

  • Zimbabwe People First Chaos party.

  • stop calling them names, ZPF is their project everyone knows that

  • Tuma suscam😂😂😂😂

  • Vakura mhani ngavachizorora vatambe nevazukuru aaah

  • What elders. And you would think they can see that baba Chatunga is not giving up so thry would set an example

  • These two madalas so called elders now they are paying the price of those people whom they instructed to be killed during their time in zanu that party is not going to achieve anything

  • Kindergarten tumasekuru tusinganyari kusvika rini nyika ichingotenderedzwa nana old people’s home.

  • Kwenyu hakunawo mapenzi here kkkk

  • Rugare namutasa endai kumusha mupote muchiendesa mombe kudip nekujana

  • Should it be the elders or elderly

  • Dhidhi muromo kunge vembeva kudaro

  • Vakanakirwa nehuori hwe zanu pf. These guys are power hungry and they are not even people centred. Vanga vajaira zvamahara. To hell with you guys

  • Two old fools. Misguided elements

  • Kkkkkk hayas…..
    Our dear elders dnt you have farms please?
    You are way past your best before dates in politics,jus retire and do farming simply.
    We appreciate what you did during the liberation struggle.
    Move on with your lifes

  • Madhara aya ariconfused

  • kkkkk maelders echechi chaiwo not emusangano

  • Time to retire gracefully and give the young a chance to make Zimbabwe great again,life has moved on.Everyone has an expiry date.

  • Yawn. Please wake me up when the drama is over.

  • Zvidhara izvi zviri confused

  • Charger yekatsono imarii, better kutenga yangu

  • Ava ndivo vana mboko chaivo

  • Ko umwe president zvaasina dzvinyu wani

  • Masaga anga ajaira kwaangowana zvose zvaitwa kuZanu Pf.iwo ozongonzi iwe gara apa iwe apo satan

  • Idzi ndo mh#……..

  • Ngavaende kokanga nzungu nevazukuru kumusha avo

  • hahaha, ndiani achada kudya muriwo wakashisha!?

  • Mambara

  • Vachatipa chiiko chitsva vakweguri ava. Mapurazi avakatora anoda 100% attention zvekutungamira nyika zvakaramba

  • Bt Mugabe ngaachifa guys taneta naye isu!

  • Clowns

  • Vangagoenda nepiko charity begins at home and it does not end there. Look at the family from which they were brought up. Their father is still at work how can sons retire kkkkk they are being motivated by their father.
    Minda iri kuzara sora muriko kumahofisi isu minda hatina mukana kumahofisi hatina muriko imi futi ah vanhu vepi wakadai.
    Tofemerepi isu.

  • Vambori vanganiko vanhu veZpf, haikona vanga vari 3 vaka spliter 1 akaenda kwake kukasara 2. 2 vacho vakazo spliterna kukasara 1. So are you saying one wacho ndiye azo spliter.

  • Any party that was and will be formed by ousted Zanu pf members is another hazard to Zimbabwe,certified corrupters.
    They have 99% probability to refuse stepping down as well if they manage that throne.
    Zimbabwe will soon be Somalia if we continue with this veteran respect.

  • Vanoshora Tsvangirai nhai Vanhu ava ngavangoenda ikoko

  • Ah shame they look like dumb and dumber ko kuzorora nekutamba nevazukuru [email protected] @matigary

  • Mafudza mombe

  • Do they have followers they are just a joke

  • Little bird tells me these pretenders have been paid by the Zany party to cause caos un opposition politics. Leopards never change their spots. I don’t buy this rubbish

  • Toziva zvipi apa.

  • Toziva zvipi apa.

  • Toziva zvipi apa.

  • madhara ezera renyu ari busy kutonga varoyi kumusha uku imi muchiita madhaka iwaya.