Matiza, Chivamba brush aside suspensions

Cde Matiza

Cde Matiza

Ellah Mukwati Herald Reporter
Two Zanu-PF provincial chairpersons from Mashonaland East and Midlands, Cdes Joel Biggie Matiza and Kizito Chivamba, have dismissed their purported suspension by the party’s national commissar as null and void and vowed to stay put.

Cde Saviour Kasukuwere announced the suspension of the two at a provincial coordinating committee meeting held by Matabeleland North Province in Lupane on Saturday.

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They were suspended along with their Masvingo counterpart Cde Ezra Chadzamira for alleged disobedience and inciting violence.

In a statement yesterday, Cde Matiza said the suspension was an insult to efforts being undertaken by the province to mobilise party supporters into a single entity ahead of 2018 elections.

“I believe the suspension goes against the basic tenets of our revolutionary party which specially states that an elected member of any organ of the party can only be relieved of his elected position by a suitable quorum of the executive in a particular province or district,” he said.

Cde Matiza said it was shocking that the suspension came at a time the party had amended its constitution to entrench one centre of power and ensure that there was unity of purpose.

He said it was unprecedented for the national commissar to unilaterally suspend a provincial chairman without the matter being deliberated upon by the party’s National Disciplinary Committee headed by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.

“I want to state that I am a loyal Zanu-PF cadre who is guided by the party constitution and respect all senior leaders including President Mugabe who is the sole centre of power,” said Cde Matiza.

He said he was still the bona fide Zanu-PF chairman for Mashonaland East.

Cde Matiza denied allegations that he blocked people in the province from attending the Zanu-PF’s Women’s League solidarity rally held last week as his whole executive, including himself, was present.

In Midlands, Cde Chivamba said he was still in charge of the province until the provincial executive removed him.

“These allegations to me are null and void,” he said.

“This is a way of trying to alienate me from the First Family of which they will never succeed. It is known by the whole country including the national political commissar himself.

“I will remain in that position until the Midlands executive removes me. However, the provincial executive has not been officially notified of this development by the National Disciplinary Committee.”

He said the province only got wind of the purported suspension via newspaper reports.

Zanu-PF Midlands provincial spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mupereri said allegations that people were barred from attending the solidarity rally at the party headquarters were false.

He said if there were any skirmishes or harassment it should have been reported to the police and that the absence of such indicated that there was a systematic plan from certain elements in the party to malign the provincial executive.

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  • sambiri

    Saviour Kasukuwere not saving his party as his name suggest. In fact he is fanning division contrary to Zanu ideologies. What a wrecker!

  • Kufandada

    The two chefs have not been properly advised.The correct response is to accept the suspension and prove their case at the disciplinary hearing.They are now guity of insubordination which will earn them a longer suspension.Handei tione.

    • gutu chitovah

      hapana hapana kwatoenda, toendepi naizvozvizvi. Who is he Kasukuwere? kubva zvaabvunzwa namonica he never answered the question. Chimbori chiiko panyama yehuku? zheve hadzisi nyanga. ngaadzikame mfana uyu. Hauite madiro ako kunge uri mupurazi mako. zvaa zvenyika izvi zvootoda rudzikamo wani. Ziva kwaunobva kwounoenda irima. The chairpersons are correct. Its null and void. Insurbodination to who? ndezvake izvozvo

  • Zarura Zimbabgwe

    Kashuku kaviri

  • Freedom Fighter

    Motiza move on. Once these jackals are done with you that how they reward you. Move on brother. They are in self destruction mode and in overdrive.

  • Cde Njelele

    Ah , they kept quiet and are only showing cowardice courage after reports from Masvingo. Zvanzi kana isuwo hatiende! Ana Matiza?


    JB will not go anywhere….

    • emmerson matongo

      politics dzaana Kasukuwere ndedzechimbavha mbavha dzekurova vamwe ,kuvhundusira vamwe chete chithug thug.

  • Just-In

    if ever some one is suspended, they obey the authorities then they prove their case otherwise.
    Secomndly, does it mean that all these suspended members do they really want to serve the people of Zimbabwe, or they want to further enrich their pockets and this is evident, unongoona nharo dzekurambira panzvimbo. Procedural, or unprocedural if people say you cant continue please don’t unless there is a hidden agenda. Pakurambira imi mavakuda kuita serious ikozvino where were you since 1980

  • Kedu

    Since when. Mujuru and company are still yet to appear on the disciplinary committee.
    Zanu is Zanu iwafa wafa. Kkkkkkkkk

  • mohammmed

    these guys must just go quietly without wasting our time or trying to solicit our sympathy. what procedure do they want to be followed, only when they are victims true. when they were firing the likes of kaukonde and company were procedures followed. thus the modus operandi in zanupf.

    • diamond

      Kasukuwere should be wiser… the only surviving Commissar, is Shamhu, where is he? the others like Border Gezi, Elliot Manyika and Moven Mahachi…..may their souls rest in peace….what happened to them? Kasukuwere dzungu hakusi kungwara. ngaadzikame…

  • Ngomalungundu

    Cde Mugabe,