Zanu PF Masvingo bigwigs face boot
MASVINGO – The Zanu PF Masvingo provincial leadership has recommended the expulsion of 10 party bigwigs as well as the suspension of other members who were accused of aligning themselves to former Vice President Joice Mujuru.
This came up at a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting at Victoria Junior School whose agenda included the recent visit by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the restructuring process of cells and branches and the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, among other issues.
In the meeting tampers flared as some of the expelled and suspended members sought to justify their alleged alignment to the Mujuru camp.
According to the Zanu PF Provincial Chairperson for Masvingo, Paradzai Chakona, those recommended for expulsion included Dzikamai Mavhaire, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, Callisto Gwanetsa, Paul Chimedza, Claudious Makova, Trynos Huruva, Oliver Huruva, Shylet Uyoyo, Josh Matakanure and Mujakachi.
The recommendations for the expulsions and suspensions came from the party districts. However, Zaka District had to be ejected out of the meeting following dissenting voices on who was to be expelled or suspended.
The Zanu PF Masvingo Provincial Disciplinary Committee is set to look at the merits and demerits of each case and further transmit the final list to the party’s National Disciplinary Committee.
Despite incredulous claims that Mujuru sought to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, no arrests have been made suggesting the claims were politically motivated and designed to facilitate her removal as Vice President.
In the past weeks Zanu PF hawks have been blocking perceived allies of Mujuru from contesting primary polls meant to select candidates for various legislative seats that became vacant following the expulsion of 21 Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) legislators from the august House.
Source said the commissariat department headed by Saviour Kasukuwere has since instructed that all Mujuru supporters be prevented from contesting the elections and hardliners in affected constituencies have seized the opportunity to slam the doors on anyone suspected of wining and dining with her.