Mutasa booted out of Zanu PF

OUSTED Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa has been booted out of the party by the Manicaland provincial coordinating committee (PCC), following his hard-hitting statement on Monday denouncing the December congress and the appointments of Vice-Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko.

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This comes as Acting President Mnangagwa’s wife, Auxillia, yesterday increased her chances of taking over her husband’s parliamentary seat after she submitted her CV to contest in the Chirumanzi-Zibagwe by-election on a Zanu PF ticket.

At the PCC meeting in Manicaland, chaired by Energy minister Samuel Undenge, the motion to expel Mutasa was moved and seconded by politburo members Oppah Muchinguri and Patrick Chinamasa, respectively.

Zanu PF national youth affairs deputy secretary Kudzai Chipanga spoke strongly in support of Mutasa’s expulsion. Earlier, the Youth League issued a statement calling for Mutasa’s expulsion.

National secretary for youth affairs Pupurai Togarepi said: “Zanu PF Youth League feels annoyed and disturbed by some members of the party who are failing to
uphold its fundamental principles. We, therefore, view Mr DNE Mutasa and his cabal as unrepentant people in the party who have no respect for our president, Cde RG (Robert Gabriel) Mugabe and the party constitution.”

He added: “We would like to call upon those that are behind Mr Mutasa to stop abusing this weak old man for their selfish, counter-revolutionary and destructive agendas that have already destroyed the likes of the former vice-president, Cde Mujuru.”

Senior party officials who attended the meeting included Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene.

Mutasa becomes the fourth high-ranking Zanu PF official to be expelled from Zanu PF since the purging of the Mujuru faction started in October last year ahead of the congress held in December. Former party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, War veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda and Chipinge South legislator Enoch Porusingazi have all been booted out

The politburo will at its next meeting make the final determination on the expulsion.

Zanu PF officials who attended the meeting said Mutasa was expelled from the party for writing to Sadc leaders a strongly-worded letter in December imploring them to intervene in the country’s deepening political crisis spawned by the brutal internal fighting in the party.

The Manicaland provincial leaders accused Mutasa of being disrespectful to Mugabe and the party in the statement he released on Monday.

A top Manicaland provincial leader told the Zimbabwe Independent yesterday: “I can confirm that Mutasa was expelled at the PCC meeting. Many people spoke in support of Mutasa’s expulsion.”

Meanwhile, Midlands Zanu PF spokesperson Cornelius Mpereri confirmed yesterday after a PCC meeting that Auxillia, Zanu PF’s deputy secretary for environment and tourism, was the only candidate to submit her CV.

A source at the meeting said the party’s national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere introduced Auxilia and told other aspiring candidates that they should look at themselves in the mirror first before submitting their CVs for consideration.

It is understood that over 10 Zanu PF party cadres were eyeing the seat left vacant following Mnangagwa’s appointment as Vice-President last month.
There were also unconfirmed reports that Mnangagwa’s eldest son Emmerson Jnr, who represents Kiekie district in the provincial structures, was also interested in the vacant seat, whose by-election has been set for March 27.

Another by-election is set to be held on the same date in Mt Darwin West previously held by Mujuru.

Mnangagwa officially bade farewell to the Midlands province saying he was now “a bigger servant of the people”.

7 thoughts on “Mutasa booted out of Zanu PF”

  1. Chen Chikezha says:

    It is really a party of weak old man (even those claiming to be youth), everyone is weak and old especially in the mind. I don’t believe out of the said membership honestly the party would be led by families:
    Mr & Mrs Mugabe
    Mr & Mrs Mutswangwa
    Mr & Mrs Munangagwa
    Mr & Mrs Chinamasa
    Mr & Mrs Sekeramayi
    Mr & Mrs Pourisingazi
    Mr & Mrs Chinotimba
    Mr & Mrs Mboko
    Mr & Mrs Mohadi
    Mr & Mrs………………………………the list is endless and even the children wanted to be a part but are now being told give your mother the chance because you are still young. Does it not show that this is a gravy train, does the party not have other people to take these positions especially with the overwhelming majority that voted them to power over a year ago? Are they all not fit for purpose?
    It is a cabal of Talibans

  2. Wezhira Wezhara says:

    If Mai Mnangagwa want to run it is her right….Inga even in America spouses can both hold political office….she has submitted her cv if the party supporters vote for her in the primaries and in the subsequent election then she is what they want

    1. Ndanga says:

      “the party’s national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere introduced Auxilia and told other aspiring candidates that they should look at themselves in the mirror first before submitting their CVs for consideration…”
      And what does this mean?? Why do you think everyone is a fool?

    2. If she is the people’s choice why is that 10 other people are also interested in contesting? Why is Kasikuwere urging other challengers to look at themselves in the mirror, ndizvo zvisina kunaka izvozvo, thus intimidation!! Whats so special about the lady that immunizes her from being challenged in an election? If now start rigging elections within your party will you not rig if opposition candidates enter the race?

  3. lovefreedom says:

    Mutasa is fighting against a brutal and oppressive system that he was part of – built and presided over only that now the very same system has been used to savage and brutalise him. Mutasa’s challenge of Zanu PF dictatorship, rigging, disregard of rule of law, and uncivilised brutality is an open admission of the well documented systematic totalitarian system of governance. Zanu PF is is a dictatorship that has decimated the political opposition and Mutasa’s challenge will send him to the political dustbins. Look at MDC now and thats where Mutasa is headed; into political oblivion.

  4. “Weak old man,” that’s an understatement. This is a senile harahwa suffering from dementia. Who knows Alzheimer might be in the works. Lets be patient the Lord may be calling. Tonobata mawoko, RIP. What peace nengozi dzake. Chipoko chacho mukati tichachigona chichitandanisa vanhu nemotorcade amiswa worobwa. Hameno hamadzangu.

  5. Gamatox says:

    The late Mutasa never wanted to see Daily News and NewsDay in Headlands, Rusape , Nyazura and surrounding areas. Now he is rushing to the very same papers for coverage now that his erstwhile comrades have ditched and the public media views him like a rabid dog, a leper and a lunatic. This enemy of the MDC deserves what he got . He is now in the cesspool and dustbin of history.

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