Togarepi ‘booted out’

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter
tHE Zanu-PF Youth League last night “passed a vote of no confidence” in its secretary and Politburo member Cde Pupurai Togarepi and two other senior officials in the wing.

Two members of the executive, who also had votes of no confidence passed against them were Cdes Lewis Mathuthu; secretary for administration and, his deputy Sibongile Sibanda.

The revolutionary youth wing’s deputy secretary, Cde Kudzi Chipanga, confirmed the development last night.

“Zanu-PF Youth league executive met and passed a vote of no confidence against Cdes Togarepi, Mathuthu and Sibanda. Our department’s information department will give full details regarding the decision tomorrow,” said Cde Chipanga.

He declined to elaborate the reasons for the vote of no confidence, saying the wing’s information department was preparing a statement. Asked about the legal basis of the league in passing a vote of no confidence in Cde Togarepi, who was appointed in that portfolio by President Mugabe, Cde Chipanga said: “I am merely telling you what has happened in our meeting. Our information department will prepare a full statement for the media tomorrow on those issues.”

On who had chaired the meeting, Cde Chipanga said: “Cde Togarepi chaired the meeting but later left and handed over to Cde Chipanga.”

But sources within the wing said the league’s decision was premised on the failure by Cde Togarepi to rein in his son, Gabriel of ZILIWACO Trust, who was recently expelled from the party alongside other youth leaders during last week’s Politburo meeting for disrespecting President Mugabe and First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe.

Those expelled were: Godfrey Tsenengamu (Mashonaland Central), Godfrey Gomwe (Harare), Vengai Musengi (Mashonaland West), Kumbulani Mpofu (Bulawayo), Edmore Samambwa (Midlands), Tamuka Nyoni (Matabeleland North), Washington Nkomo (Matabeleland South).

Gabriel (Togarepi) was expelled together with seven other youth leaders representing various associations aligned to Zanu-PF.

These included: Tonderai Chidawu (ZICOSU), Norest Makururu (Youth in Mining), Collin Machingura (Youth in Farming), Memory Masengu (Youth Against Sanctions), Absolom Madusiri (Youth Service Graduates) and Innocent Mhlanga (Children of War Veterans).

When contacted for comment last night Cde Togarepi said: “I am an appointee of the President and I am not authorised to issue a statement unless His Excellency has authorised me to do so. Only the President is the one who can decide my fate. At the moment, I do not know anything about what you are asking me about,” said Cde Togarepi before referring further questions to Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Cde Simon Khaya-Moyo.

Cde Khaya-Moyo said he had not been briefed about the meeting.

“Somebody has called me asking me about the same issue. Frankly, I have not been briefed about that. Get in touch with me tomorrow (today), maybe I would have full information,” said Cde Khaya-Moyo.

The National Disciplinary Committee chaired by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko is expected to consider the vote of no confidence in due course.

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  • brian

    Circus chaiyo,what is happening ?

  • Legal Expert

    The final nails on the coffin. No respect of the constitution at all.

    • Chief Legal Adviser

      But anyone can still take the litigious route, to fight for the constitutional rights.“ Quod contra legem fit pro infecto habetur“. But another legal maxim reads“ The law does not enforce an impossibility“! The import here is that politics is an art of the possible!

  • Tinovaziva

    Previsously on the Zanu drama. Mutsvangwa you are out. Great episode cannot wait to see what comes next as the dragon unravels.

  • Ngomalungundu

    Dejavu! When Mutsvangwa met his vote of no confidence, he declared that his fate depends on he who appointed him. Ko zvino achagarepi uyuzve? “Chigaro chisi chako gara negaro rimwe!“ A very rich Shona proverb I learned from my wise old old old sekuru.

    • Tsotso

      Kkkkkkk zvino kana chigaro chacho riri sofa unogara neone sei??? Aaaa pamwe tsumo yakagadzirwa tichagarira matombo nematanda, kkkkkk. Kana zita renyu comrade riri pamberi.

      • Ngomalungundu

        Thanks for the humour! Yes most of our traditional proverbs are related to our standard of living and culture long back e.g. “Gumwe rimwe hari tswanye inda.“ “Tichaonana matako pakuyambuka!“ “Chakupa ronda chati nhunzi dzikudye! “ We are living during an era of political transformation as we acculturalise ourselves into a modern political system resulting from our colonial history. Kutukana and all the quarrels are part of our cultural learning curve. Future Zim generations will stabilize and practice democracy smoothly ufunge. 36 years is too short for the necessary transformation. Zviri nani kuwana `tsotso` pane kubva tashaya kana huni zvayo!

        • Tengenenge

          Murombo haarovi chinenguvo. Togarapei was still a man of very modest means

          • Chief Economist

            What modest means for a commercial farmer? Is a modern commercial farmer modest? He recently invited the youths for a rally at his farm and addressed them not modestly?

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  • Tarubva

    So both the father (Pupurai) and son (Gabriel) are considered as Zanu PF “youths”!

    • muvhitori

      KKKKK makundano

    • Tafadzwa


  • Gushungo WekuGP

    The “revolutionary” party is marching on! You are out the tribe has spoken

  • MemaZimbo

    MuGamatox uya wakuyenda panyanga manje. Hameno kuri kuyenda bato redu. Mwari pindirayi.Vanhu vese vano tsigira mudhara vari kudashurwa rumwe – rumwe. Zvino ruzhohwa zvawatsva,ndiyani ucha dzivirira mhepo?

  • XposiaMania

    Isu ziii vachipedzana. People First ichangotora pasina akwikwidza because ZANU (pf) inenge yaitwa vote of no confidence ne vanhu soon!! Tidzidziseyi zvinoitwa pa vote of no confidence!!!

  • Harare

    cde vice president ##### is now a very powerful man , rubber stamping desions made by kasukuwere

  • Cde

    ‘Vote of no confidence’ imuka ridziyiko iyi,
    But yanetsa mhuka iyi wena sahwira

  • Robson Dambudzo

    This is funny. Only 2 weeks ago this guy ayi shamarara achiita kunge achabvaruka muromo wezasi achiita sirogani yeZANU. Today he is booted out like trash hahahahaha. Politics is a dirty game. Wakaura Togarepi!!

  • Tafadzwa

    Ha memo ikoko.


      Zanu pf is here to stay and the G40 will sink soon. I fell very sorry for the first family which is being mislead by the group of criminals.

  • Tengenenge

    “Come to their senses” …forget it, there is a well paid assignment to destroy that party completely. We are talking tens of millions of Obama dollars here. Meanwhile for Tom and Jerry its suffer continua

  • Ngomalungundu

    It depends on whether the reported reason for the vote of —-is correctly given. Minister Dube is denying Mutsvangwa Chair booting.

  • Fred Muchena

    so who is Zanupf?

  • Nyandoro Kunzwi

    Legal gymnastics and niceties aside , but the bottomline is how the dramatis personae are going to co-exist. Wars vets and the government have to find each other as stakeholders in politics. Modus vivendi and operandi have to be agreed outside the litigation landscape,failure to which the result will be too ghastly to contemplate. War vets will lose if they dwell on the divisive politics at the expense of giving more effort and time to their welfare. Some war vets are in government structures and will continue governing , while the welfare of war vets in general, is marred by this digression to the current politics in the party. Meanwhile, it must be understood that Minster Dube, as was ex Minister Mutsvangwa , is not for war vets alone but also other liberation heroes , viz. ex political prisoners and detainees who are wisely not involved in the divisive politics. Among them are wise leaders who hatched the foundation of the formation of ZANLA/ZIPRA that was the harbinger of ZNLWVA.

  • Dr Newton Galileo Einsten

    Please can Gabriel Chaibva , Charity MAnyeruke and their like please give us their analytical pieces on what’s going on? Add Joram Nyathi and finally shasha George. By the time we get to Saturday , when Cde George gives us his edition of the Manheru column, my hope is that we would have and we will hear their brainy take on (1) Sacking of Mutsvangwa- what went wrong, what does this mean for the party , any lessons learnt, is there an outside hand (2) The 15bn $ HE told us was lost in shady diamond deals – did this happen overninght , if it happened overnights where and who were the watchers? If it was $150 , we would ask the cashier at the mine , $1500, maybe the supervisor , $15000 the Manager , $150 000 …………and then $15bn, who is accountable and where are they (3) The vote of no confidence on Togarepi (4) The statements by the group Save Zanupf – fronted by Gonwe. I think the nation is waiting for the incisive analysis only these and a few others can give. Surely for the first time , the less important Mujuru issues can only play last. CAn Herald please be rich with this kind of content . PLEAAAAAASE

  • ghetto general

    its very disappointing what is happening in ZANU PF, but according to my analysis I believe as the youths we were supposed to decide for ourselves and how old should a youth be. by merely looking at TOGAREPI he doesnt look like a youth to me and how is he supposed to know what the youth wants. let youth affairs be addressed by youth

  • bodo_kwete

    ** hires and fires until that party is completely clean of all people who disagree with Gushungurudzwa.

  • Major Mupfupi WeGogwe

    This ” youth” Togarepi has a son who is also a youth…..He should be therefore an old “youth”….