Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00
THE Zanu-PF Hurungwe District Co-ordinating Committee has passed a vote of no confidence in Hurungwe East legislator Cde
Sarah Mahoka over alleged insubordination.
The DCC alleged that Cde Mahoka misrepresented it in a recent attempt to fill vacant posts in the provincial executive.
Cde Mahoka was reportedly sidelined together with other members of the DCC including Cdes Lancelot Koronga, Goodluck Kwaramba, Murengwa and Pellargia Mapfumo who are said to have missed three consecutive meetings of the DCC in breach of the constitution.
Hurungwe DCC chairperson Cde Temba Mliswa said a meeting convened on Friday last week unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in Cde Mahoka.
“As the Hurungwe DCC, we unanimously agreed to pass a vote of no confidence in Cde Mahoka because of reasons that have to do with total disregard of the DCC especially where she goes on to hold meetings and events without notifying the DCC,” he said.
Cde Mliswa said Cde Mahoka disregarded the DCC decision to vote for Cde Reuben Marumahoko to retain the Mashonaland West provincial vice-chairmanship.
She aligned with other districts to co-opt Cde Philip Chiyangwa into the provincial committee.
Cde Chiyangwa’s co-option was blocked by the Hurungwe DCC because the seat was supposed to be filled by someone from Hurungwe in line with tradition, said Cde Mliswa.
Cde Mahoka’s actions, he said, were causing disunity in the party and it was befitting to sideline her.
Cde Mliswa said the decision was in line with party constitutional General Provisions 251 (Article 29) which stipulates a simple majority when such action is to be taken.
Cde Mahoka laughed off the decision, arguing that a lower organ of the party could not pass a vote of no confidence on a member of a higher organ.
“It is the work of some people who know the kind of impact I have made in Hurungwe and clutch at straws in a bid to discredit me,” she said.
“They will never succeed because Mahoka isimbi yemusangano.”
Cde Mahoka said the meeting to sideline her was not properly constituted and was called for a different purpose altogether and was poorly attended. Among the litany of allegations raised against her were that she unfairly distributed inputs sourced from the Grain Marketing Board.