Further divisions rock Zanu PF in Masvingo

FACTIONAL fissures continue to rock Zanu PF with officials in Masvingo accusing each other of fuelling divisions by meddling in District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections.
This emerged at a Nyajena Mission rally a fortnight ago where Zanu PF politburo member Dzikamai Mavhaire reportedly accused Masvingo North MP Stan Mudenge of rigging DCC elections.
Sources said Mavhaire pointed out Mudenge was at the top of the list of ministers bunking cabinet because of ill-health, but somehow had the strength to visit the province and meddle in DCC polls.
When contacted for comment Mavhaire he said the party was busy with its structures and was not at liberty to discuss what transpired at the rally.
Mudenge could neither confirm nor deny his involvement with the DCC elections saying: “I am not at work so there is nothing I can say right now”.
Masvingo South MP Walter Mzembi also told the same rally that rigging was possible because the party had no offices in the province after it was evicted in 2010 for failing to pay rent. It is currently operating from provincial secretary for administration Edmore Mhere’s business complex.
Masvingo has been a Zanu PF hotbed for factionalism which reared its ugly head in May when intra-party violence erupted after a round of disputed DCC elections in Nyajena, Masvingo South. Riot police were called in to quell the violence.
The main warring Zanu PF factions are led by Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice-President Joice Mujuru. — Staff Writer.

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