Harare Province defies Politburo directive


Cde Savanhu

Herald Reporter
Zanu-PF officials in Harare have reportedly defied a Politburo directive not to suspend members as it emerged yesterday that at least 25 people from several districts were booted out recently on factional grounds ahead of the December National People’s Congress.The officials have been served with suspension letters over “frivolous and unsubstantiated” allegations among them sodomy and theft.

Some of the suspensions should have been lifted by now because they were effected as far back as 2012, but they are being maintained to settle factional scores.

Zanu-PF officials who spoke to The Herald on condition of anonymity for fear of victimisation, said the party’s provincial chairman Cde Amos Midzi and Politburo member Cde Tendai Savanhu, were behind the suspensions.


Some of the party members who were suspended on September 20 include Cdes Andrew Chamunorwa and Kudakwashe Nyekete of Mbare 6A district.

Allegations laid against Cde Nyekete, who is the Mbare 6A district secretary for legal affairs, are that he failed to respect Cde Savanhu during a meeting in Mbare and that he made sensational claims that another party official Cde Gift Mutengedzanwa was sodomising some youths.

Cde Nyekete was also accused of alleging that Cde Savanhu was having a gay affair with Cde Mutengedzanwa.

“The Disciplinary Committee sat on September 2014 at Mbare 6A district office to hear the charges levelled against you,” reads part of the letter written by a member of the disciplinary committee identified as Cde Pasina.

“However, together with Cde Chamunorwa you did not show up for the hearing despite having been served with your prohibition order and notice of charges stating the date of the hearing.

“To show that you were aware of the hearing you were seen around the office drinking beer claiming that you had taken the letter to the State House.

“Therefore the Disciplinary Committee was left with no choice but to pass a default judgment.”

Cde Chamunorwa was accused of bringing the name of the party into disrepute after he allegedly sold party property that included a shovel and a dish worth $20.

He was further charged with insubordination after he allegedly stood up during Cde Savanhu’s address during a meeting in Mbare and insulted Cde Mutengedzanwa.

“The disciplinary committee notes that the party has procedures to follow if one has grievances, therefore, Cde Chamunorwa you have been found guilty of contravening Article 3 Section 18(2), which states that every member of the party shall have the duty to observe and resort to the policies and regulations of the party,” reads part of the letter served to Cde Chamunorwa.

Another party member who was suspended as far back as 2012 is Cde Berita Mandende, who was accused of lying that she would no longer participate in Mbare Chimurenga Choir until the MP intervened while Cde Susan Mapolisa was suspended for allegedly claiming that she taught Cde Savanhu the party slogan.

A zanu-pf member in Harare who spoke to The Herald said the massive suspensions were aimed at ensuring that those who were not aligned to Cde Midzi do not attend the December Congress.

“There is no sincerity in these suspensions apart from fixing some people who are perceived not to be loyal to Cde Midzi,” said the official.
“What is the rationale of kicking out people from the party towards a crucial congress?”

Contacted for comment Cde Midzi referred all questions to his deputy, Cde Christopher Chigumba, whom he said was the chairperson of the disciplinary committee in Harare.

“Talk to Chigumba about those issues, he is the one who chairs the disciplinary committee.”

However, Comrades Chigumba and Savanhu could not be reached for comment on their phones yesterday.

Other party members who were suspended included Comrades Loice Muchena, Memory Marunza, Oliver Madyambudzi, Virginia Chiripanyanga, Jack Magina, Nyasha Chida, Jesman Kadzirange, Majory Mutopo, Tarisai Chekure, Shupikai John, Eunice Marozhe, Blessing Chegurei, Vongai Mukamwi, Esnath Chimbare, Jaison Charuma, Grace Chabuka, L. Muzondo, Jane Masanga, Joshua Gore, Tawanda Mhishi, Polity Motsi, Siphela Ncube and Tsitsi Chifeya.

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  • http://www.mabhunumuchamama.com rasta_pasta

    if they became nuisance, they will be suspended, yes, regardless of which faction they belong too. People will lash out on their leader and disrespect party rules, they get suspended and then they say they belong to this and that function. People send those people to HARVEST HOUSE. We don’t want people like this in ZANU PF. Well done CDE MIDZI

    • wezanu

      You fool, this is normal and healthy. You think this is the first time differences have been seen in ANY party?

      Its how you manage it that counts. You are no different from those silly MDC supporters who think any differences WITHIN THEIR PARTY is instigated by ZANUPF. Yet it is who we are as humans.

  • Cde Jairos Tapfuma

    I am not impressed by the way my favourite paper The Herald is reporting these days. The Herald should be the last paper to cause divisions in the country, let alone in Government. Why do you sound surpirsed at the turn of events when we now know there are those to receive positive reportage from you and those who are supposed to be bashed day in day out?

  • ini zvangu

    ndiwe aniko iwe.

    • anon

      Munhuzve who asks about the double standards.

  • tichatonga

    herald munonyadzisa why taking sides zvagwadza your faction people have been suspended makuti polutiburo hee

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  • Multiple Eargasms

    You need to copy and paste your comment to the right subject under discussion.You are on the wrong platform.I am not sure whether this is your tendency to answer a completely different topic to what is asked or it was just a mistake made on clicking the mouse!!!Otherwise I am tempted to ask you to go and skin the goat.