Zanu PF finishes off Moyo, Tyson

Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo
Former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo

Also expelled from being MPs are former acerbic Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene and deposed secretary for youth league, Kudzanai Chipanga, who is currently languishing in remand prison following his arrest last week.

Announcing their expulsion yesterday, deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mabel Chinomona said she was acting on the letter which had been written to the august House by Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Patrick Chinamasa, recalling the legislators.

Chinamasa said that Moyo (Tsholotsho North) Kasukuwere (Mt Darwin South), Chombo (Zvimba North), Chimene (Makoni South) and Chipanga (Makoni West) were no longer representing Zanu PF.

“They ceased to be members of Zanu PF and therefore they no longer represent the interest of the party, the notification was signed by … Chinamasa in his capacity as the secretary for legal affairs of Zanu PF.

“Section 129 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that ‘A seat of a Member of Parliament becomes vacant if the Member has ceased to belong to the political party of which he or she was a member when elected to Parliament and the political party concerned, by written notice to the Speaker or the President of the Senate, as the case may be, has declared that the member has ceased to belong to it,” Chinomona said.

The officials were expelled from Zanu PF during the special sitting of the central committee on November 19.

It is not clear whether by-elections would be held as the law requires that polling for both local authorities and parliamentary seats should have taken place within 90 days of becoming vacant unless the vacancies occurred nine months before the general election.

Zimbabwe is due to hold elections next year at dates to be announced but which should not go beyond July.

The expulsion of the five members who were part of the Generation 40 (G40) faction which was fiercely opposed to new President Emmerson Mnangagwa replacing Robert Mugabe, follows seismic developments which started on November 15 with the intervention of the military to stop purges in Zanu PF.

The curtain finally fell on Mugabe last Tuesday after a tumultuous week in which he lost his grip on power following that bloodless military intervention which led to several detentions of his former allies in the G40 cabal.

The long-serving nonagenarian was facing increasing pressure due to a wave of public discontent which culminated in large gatherings in the capital on November 18.

On November 19, Mugabe was booted from Zanu and replaced by Mnangagwa as the leader of the former liberation movement — paving way for the 75-year-old to take over the reins at government level — as the same meeting nominated him for Mugabe’s national post.

Mugabe’s iron-like grip on power first slipped on November 15 when the military launched the intervention which saw them overrunning the State broadcaster and placing the longtime Zimbabwean leader under house arrest.

The operation triggered a chain of events which ended with Mugabe’s long-awaited resignation.

Moyo and Kasukuwere, who were said to have been holed up at Mugabe’s residence during the stunning fast-paced political developments, have not been seen in public since Mugabe resigned although unverified reports say they skipped the country after the 93-year-old pledged for their release during negotiations with military chiefs.

Chombo and Chipanga are currently facing various charges at the courts and have been denied bail.

In the meantime, Chimene is said to have gone into self-imposed exile in a neighbouring country.  DailyNews

  • Good!

  • Not ZANU but team lacoste-

  • Infact they shoot themselves in the foot Jonathan can turn the votes against them

  • Maimbova vaforomani papurazi… Purazi yese yaikugwadama, ..zvakapera!!!!!

  • He then sulks his face and said,I Stoped Watching Nigerian Movies When I Saw A Ghost Sweating…Nonsese

  • warvet

    The truth is that these brave and highly intelligent cadres were removed from office by corrupt, dull and gun totting thugs who are protecting their own selfish interest and ill gotten wealth plus corrupt activities. Only time will tell, Arise Zimbabwe.

  • Ko muzukuru?

  • Jonah will resurrect one day. That guy is a die-hard!!!

  • Moyo is gone to the rubbish bin.

  • James Bond

    The truth is that a cabal under the spell of the Rasputinian and grotesque Jonathan Moyo had conspired to hijack the nation and ensure it couldn’t extricate itself from penury and debauchery orchestrated by the husband of the libidonous harlot from Nharira. In a short period (since his Damascene conversion from arch Mugabe critic to garrulous praise singer) Rasputin has amassed immeasurable wealth with a discernible source besides his motor mouth. Rebuild Zimbabwe, now. The revolution is over!

  • Not this time no more Jonathan moyo again

  • They must send him to kenya or south africa were he is wanted for fraud.

  • JONATHAN moyo will come back I know

  • It’s not game over yet, the boys should go to jail, period.

  • Iko moyo kachiti zimhazha kasoro kazere madhodhi hakadzoke muno ndikakaona chete kanondipa mari yangu chete yakakaba tinokaendesa kuna mukoma gumbura kanonozvionera ikko mbvudza chombo awanemimba

  • Good

  • its rainy season chimbovapai mapadza vandosakura that will be great in the evening vochindocheka tall grasses

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