|Zanu-PF supporters want Madiro’s head|
|Tuesday, 17 April 2012 00:00|
DISGRUNTLED Zanu-PF supporters have set base at the party provincial offices to protest against chairman Cde Mike Madiro and his executive. The supporters who have been demonstrating at the offices since Sunday are accusing Cde Madiro and the Provincial Co-ordinating Committee of imposing candidates and flawed electoral processes in the on-going district co-ordinating committee elections.
More than 150 supporters resplendent in party regalia were yesterday gathered at the offices chanting slogans, singing and dancing while demanding Cde Madiro’s resignation.
They also called for a re-run of the elections. The supporters carried placards denouncing the provincial executive’s way of handling DCC elections. The posters read: “Manicaland provincial members munatitsveruk-awo, Stop destroying Zanu-PF, Pamberi nezvido zvevanhu, Zanu-PF is not a private company: It is a people’s party.”
Officer commanding police in Mutare District, Chief Superintendent Muza, said the situation was under control.
“We attended the scene and discovered that the situation is quite under control and that they are resolving it as an in-house issue. We also understand that one of their local senior party members, Cde Isau Mupfumi is facilitating the speedy resolution of the matter,” he said.
Cde Madiro refused to discuss the demonstration and instead accused the media of working against him.