Bhasikiti, Makova retrace footsteps

Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma

Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma

Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
Former Zimbabwe People First secretary-general Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti-Chuma has retraced his footsteps to the ruling ZANU-PF, raising the likelihood that more defectors will return back to the fold.

Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma was dismissed from ZANU-PF over allegations of working with Dr Joice Mujuru in trying to depose former President Robert Mugabe. In an interview during a provincial coordinating committee meeting held in Masvingo on Sunday, Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma — who was accompanied by another former ZANU-PF son, Colonel Claudius Makova (Retired) — said he regretted events leading to his expulsion.

“I have come back home. I have officially resigned from People First by writing a letter to Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo informing them that I am now going back to my roots,” he said.

Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma said he was pressured to leave the party.

“I believe most of you remember that I fought hard to remain in ZANU-PF after being fired. I took my case to the Supreme Court with 14 lawyers, but unfortunately, the court referred the case back to the party. I did not leave the party, but I was fired on false allegations of wanting to topple former President Mugabe. Now that he is gone, I have decided to come back,” he said.

Mr Bhasikiti-Chuma, however, said he was not looking for a position in ZANU-PF, but had come to work for the political party that made him what he is today. Col Makova said he never left ZANU-PF on his own accord, but was dismissed on allegations of plotting to kill Cde Mugabe.

“I was part of the people who rallied behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa. I also contributed in the expelling of the G40 cabal, which has caused a lot of mayhem in our party. I was always telling provincial chairperson Cde Ezra Chadzamira here that I was on my way back to the party.”

He also declared his interest in serving the party.

“I have three pensions as a former ZANU-PF MP, former army officer and a war veteran, so I have always been ZANU-PF,” he said.

Col Makova said he had no interest in party positions when he gets admitted back into ZANU-PF.

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  • Chamunorwa

    These politicians are like hungry sharks. They can smell the scent of food from vast distances.

  • Cde Hondo

    I don’t want any position I just want to serve the people. Kkkkkkkkkkkk. But you can still serve people outside Zanu guys. You have looted enough give chance to the new ones to loot also.

  • Ray Mbada

    Just love, no sexual interests attached but love alone…kkkkkk who are you kidding? You can come back and try another chance but this time you have to be careful because expelling has proved not enough a punishment. You deserve imprisonment once you loot gain this time around!