Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter
Zanu-PF deputy chairman for Mashonaland West Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi said yesterday that the vote of no-confidence passed on provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa still stands and that there is no room for him to appeal.
In an interview, Cde Ziyambi said a vote of no confidence was different from a suspension and that the people’s decision was final.
The provincial executive committee last week passed a vote of no confidence on Cde Mliswa, but at the weekend, provincial secretary for administration Cde Kindness Paradza said members of the inter-district conference met in Chinhoyi and overturned the vote of no confidence. Clarifying the party position, Cde Ziyambi said Cde Mliswa was already out and that he had no other way back to the position.
“The position still stands,” he said. “A vote of no confidence was passed on Cde Mliswa and there is no room for an appeal. If it was a suspension, then he would contest the decision elsewhere, but here the situation is different.
“It simply means that the majority of the people he was working with said they were no longer interested in working with him. We simply forwarded the decision to the relevant authorities and as it stands, Cde Mliswa is out and he cannot try to force himself in.” At least 27 members of the provincial committee out of 48 passed the vote of no confidence on Cde Mliswa two weeks ago.
Cde Ziyambi said the inter-district conference which claimed to have retained Cde Mliswa had no powers to do so in terms of the party’s constitution.
We heard there was an attempt by Cde Mliswa to convene a meeting with only 12 members of the executive out of 50,” he said.
“The Constitution is very clear that you are removed by the organ you belong to and the organ that claims to have returned him to power does not have such powers.