Zanu-PF calls for due process … Substantiate no confidence votes … Call for police probe if need be

Cde Chombo

Cde Chombo

Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau
Zanu-PF should reject votes of no confidence motions that are not preceded by thorough investigations and irrefutable evidence of the alleged offences, the revolutionary party’s secretary for administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo, has said.

Dr Chombo, who spoke in the wake of a spate of no confidence votes on officials in different provinces, said where crimes are alleged on party officials, due legal processes should be followed including police reports and waiting for court verdicts.

President Mugabe is on record condemning the wanton abuse of votes of no confidence in the party.

Addressing the Central Committee ahead of the zANU-PF 15th Annual National People’s Conference last year, President Mugabe said: “Kurwisana hakuperi? Iwo ma vote of no confidence akauya awa. Ko nyaya dzacho hadzitauriramwe here? Asi kana munhu asinganzwi zvirikutaurwa navamwe achida kutora gwara rake iye woga hongu anosungirwa kurangwa zve. Asi tinoenda ka netsikawo yekuti munhu anomboyambirwa. Try to correct each other, warn each other before you take action. It doesn’t help us.”

In his address to a Mashonaland West provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting at the weekend, Dr Chombo echoed the President’s sentiments saying no confidence motions should not be initiated on the basis of “frivolous and unsubstantiated” claims.

“Our disciplinary processes should be done to perfection so that there is no acrimony otherwise you will start hearing people saying the party has split. Some will say a person is being treated unfairly while others say it’s the right thing. Lay the charges accurately and clearly,” said Dr Chombo.

Zanu-PF has seen nearly all provinces trying to pass votes of no confidence against fellow members.

“It is expected that when you call someone for a disciplinary hearing, they are presented with the charge sheet so that they can consult if they want to.”

He said if done properly, no-one should have an excuse to leave the party because more people were needed inside than outside.

Dr Chombo said there were people looking for excuses to leave the party on the pretext that they were being unfairly treated.

“When your misdeeds are laid out well, people are quick to accept the punishment meted on them and stay in the party. We have to improve the management of our issues so that we do not have expulsions every week and every month. But that is not to say we should ignore when someone is wrong simply because we want them to stay in the party,” said Dr Chombo.

He said Mashonaland West province was coalescing well after disagreements of the past.

Vote of no confidence motions have resulted in recriminations leading to formation of parallel party structures in some provinces.

Dr Chombo’s comments come in the wake of reports by the provincial executive committee on the vote of no confidence motions passed against Makonde district Women’s Quota representative in Parliament, Cde Jennifer Mhlanga, on allegations of consorting with Zimbabwe People First elements.

The provincial Women’s League wants her expelled from the party and recalled from Parliament.

Joylin Munduna, Emily Maurukira, Idah Ngirizah and Martha Munondo were issued with prohibition orders and some recommended for expulsion for various offences including alleged failure to attend meetings.

Dr Chombo said disciplinary shortcomings in the party were spawning disunity.

This, he said, had resulted in some cadres rejecting the verdicts of party disciplinary processes and choosing to leave the party.

Central committee member Dr Phillip Chiyangwa weighed in saying Zanu-PF could not continue expelling members without closely scrutinising the charges they were facing.

“When you bring issues to higher bodies like the PCC, as the provincial executive you need to have done your homework thoroughly. For sure we cannot continue to expel people from Zanu-PF without first understanding if the person has indeed committed an offence,” said Dr Chiyangwa while addressing Cde Keith Guzah who is the provincial disciplinary committee chairperson.

“We do not want to lose people. The ideal is for people to come to Zanu-PF.”

Cde Walter Chidhakwa raised a red flag on moves by the provincial executive to bring issues to the PCC, which they had not concluded.

He said relevant organs of the party should do all the groundwork and bring recommendations to the PCC after thorough investigations.

The PCC was also attended by Mashonaland West Provincial Minister of State Cde Faber Chidarikire, who made remarks on the state of the party in the province and progress in food distribution, central committee, national consultative assembly members and provincial members among others.

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  • Ambivalence

    Call for police probe? I am suprised that someone thinks it is acceptable to abuse an institution such as the police in resolving party squabbles. Is it coming from an ingrown perception that ZANU PF owns and directs operations the police in Zimbabwe?

  • Pasi neZanu

    Contine leaving this party. They are snakes that eat their own children. All of you who are suspended, go and join mai Mujuru. Zanu yaora!

  • samas

    One thing zany people should understand is that people first have got relatives and friends in zany positions.So are they saying vanhu hukama ngahupere because your opinions differ.If you attend a funeral or wedding of someone in the opposition over the weekend come Monday a vote of no bonus passed on you.Party yemapenzi.

  • Ensign Tongs

    Oh so now it’s something to be controlled after you have finished culling off members were a threat to your position? Yes let’s call in the police. I mean they will be TOTALLY impartial… right?

  • Team Amai President (Not G40)

    Votes of no confidence are a necessary tool to weed out successionist elements in the revolutionary party.

    There is only one centre of power in ZANU-PF yet some choose to follow a “godfather”. So being booted out while your “godfather” looks on helplessly will be your fate unless you see the light.

    The “godfather” can’t protect you, only the mother.

  • Wilbert Zvakanyorwa Sadomba

    Ini zvinondinetsa ndichinzwa zvakadai kubva kuna Secretary for Administration wemusangano. Iye kuvapo kwake pachidnho ichi handiti kubviswa kwakaitwa Mutasa. Kuvapo kwaMphoko kubvawo kwaJoice Mujuru. Ko ivo vast vatambira zvigaro izvi vakadini kuti paongororwe zvakakwana? Handiti vakanyarara nekuti vaidawo kuenda panyanga pacho. Nhasi vochiti, kwete handizvo? Imika! Chepiri, pane here ‘vote of no confidence’ isingapereri muPoliburo? Zvakare plane here musangano wePolitburo wakadzingwa vanhu vaMugabe vasipo semutungamiri weZANU PF? Kana vaivepo sei vachitaura parally zvavakatura vasingazvisimbisi kuti zviitwe panosvika nyaya kuPolitburo, kwete kungotaura kumarally kusingasungwe zvinhu? Ko iro bomber remutemo weZANU PF marina here kana pane atadza zvinofamba sei kusvika arangwe zviripamutemo? Ndichiyeuka bumbiro remitemo yeZANU iro takazopedzisira tichidzidzisa mumaLiberated zones raitaura zvese izvi, asi paanenguva. Ndizvo chzizvo zvaidikanwa nevatongi zvekuti vary verusununguko vabviswe muutungamiri hwemusangano zvevarambidzwe kupinda zvakare. Ini handionri paine munhu anganzi uyu manga asingazvide uyu aitaura achizviramba. Musangano kana uri wevanhu uchiisa rushing pamberi, user wanting kana nhingi, unofanira kubvuma patadzwa nemunhu wese. Apa utungamiri hwakatadza iv have kutoonawo hwega. Zvichitaurwa nevamwe zvinonzi kupanduka. Zvino kana zvavekuonekwawo kudos zviripo kuenda kuvanhu kunobvuma. Hapana chakaipa. Nyerere aibvuma pamper pevanhu pese app aizoona kuti akakanganisa nekuti aiziva kuti munhu wenyama haasi Mwari pachake. Kana patadzwa asi munhu manga akatoshingawo kuti arikuitawo paanogona kusimudzira vanhu, anonyarei? Asi kana agara achionekwa nevanhu seasingatadzi zvinomunyadzisa kuzoti mufunge paye ndakapotsa. Kuziva kwangu apo tairwa hondo taiziva munhu wese anotadza zvichigadziriswa kunyangwe ari mutungamiri arikumakore kwakadini. Pane zvakawanda zvirikuitwa nevatongi veZANU PF zvisisiri izvo zvakarwira hondo tikatenderana. Kana ivo vakabata zvigaro muZANU PF imomo vane mibvunzo mizhinji yekupindura. Murwi wese werusununguko anozviziva. Izvo ndizvo zvakafanira kuenda kunobuda pachena panosanganwa pakati pavaMugabe nevarwi verusununguko. Kana zvakadai zvikasabuda mamwe maCdes akafa anoti akafirei?

  • Ex detainee

    Haaa party yananga kumawere

  • Albert Mtasa

    After Mai Mujuru and others had unsubstantiated votes of no confidence upheld. Nxaaaa

    • masvukupete

      kikikikiki wandisekesa Albert. Mbwanana hadzisvinuri musi umwe.

      ### is indefensible, wamuka ka.

      • Albert Mtasa

        Thats yo problem man. Hazvirevi kut ndikat Mugabe ndomuda zvinoreva kut zvese zvaanoita ndozvida. Kana mskana wako chaiye unogona kumuda but uchaona one or 2 weaknesses dzausingadi but uchimuda