Zanu-PF insists on due process

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo

Fidelis Munyoro Herald Reporter—
ZANU-PF has emphasised that all disciplinary cases should be dealt with in accordance with the laid down procedures set out in the party constitution. The clarification comes in the wake of ongoing purges of over 100 party members, among them Politburo and Central Committee members, accused of working with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his bid to unprocedurally succeed President Mugabe.

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In a statement yesterday, Zanu-PF National Secretary for Information and Publicity Cde Simon Khaya Moyo clarified the party’s procedure on handling disciplinary matters. “The Politburo sitting at its 313th Ordinary Session at the party headquarters on 8th November 2017, resolved that all disciplinary cases preferred against some party members should be dealt with in terms of laid down procedures as set out in the party constitution,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.

He said in the case of provinces and other subordinate structures, disciplinary processes should be conducted in terms of Article 10 Section 77 to 82 as read together Section 69 of the constitution.

“In the case of disciplinary processes against members of superior organs, respective provinces should prefer charges and submit their recommendations to the Secretary for Administration for onward transmission to the National Disciplinary Committee for further due process. Article 10 of the party’s constitution creates national and subordinate disciplinary committees.

Section 77 of the constitution empowers only the national disciplinary committee to expel a member from the party. The statement comes at time various provinces have started instituting disciplinary processes against party members accused of working with the axed former Vice President. Harare recommended the expulsion of Politburo members Cdes Cleveria Chizema and Omega Hungwe, and Harare East National Assembly representativeCde Terrence Mukupe; while 22 others face suspension.

In Matabeleland South, recommendations were made for the axing of provincial chair Cde Rabelani Choeni, Central Committee members Cdes Reni Kibi and Tambudzani Mohadi, Matabeleland South provincial war veterans’ chair Cde Section Ncube, and former Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Abednico Ncube.

In Masvingo, the PCC recommended the expulsion of party Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Paul Mangwana, Deputy Secretary for Security and Parliamentary Chief Whip Cde Lovemore Matuke, and Central Committee member Cde Clemence Makwarimba. The province also wants its chair, Cde Ezra Chadzamira, booted out.

Manicaland recommended the expulsion Cdes Mike Madiro, Joshua Sacco, Moses Gutu, Winnie Mlambo, Joseph Mujati, Christopher Chingosho, Alice Chitima, Oliver Mandipaka, Gorden Chikwanda, Timothy Mapungwana, Monica Mutsvangwa, Ellen Gwaradzimba, Tasin Dube, Hubert Nyanhongo and Judith Mawire. Mashonaland West recommended the expulsion of Politburo member Cde Prisca Mupfumira and Zvimba West National Assembly representative Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi.

In Mashonaland East, there is a push to eject Cde Joel Biggie Matiza and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Cde Marbel Chinomona.

Those underfire in the Midlands include Cdes July Moyo, Auxilia Mnangagwa, Owen Ncube, Cornelius Mupereri and Justice Mayor Wadyadyena. Former provincial chairman Cde Mackenzie Ncube was also relieved of his duties with Cde Jason Machaya taking over on an interim basis.

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  • ken

    Press release yaGen Chiwenga iripi Herald some issues published and some not then u call takasunungurwa kuvadzvanyiriri its only colour change yakaitwa but the hudzvanyiriri hukuitwa ndohumwe.

  • Isac Hunt

    you seem to be bright, can you tell me where in the Herald I might find Chiwenga’s news conference ? Did it not happen ? Please prof help me find it.

  • Chief Legal Adviser

    The VP was not an elected position in government.The politburo decided after receiving resolutions to expel him from provinces. In government its just like a cabinet reshuffle . So his expulsion was constitutional in my learned view.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Interesting! Both Mnangagwa and Cde Chiwenga supported the expulsions of Mujuru, Mutasa &Gumbo ironically. Principles? Vested interests you should ask? Hezvo ka?

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Yaa ,I believe our party will survive this drama and win in 2018. If our party loses both factions will regret the drama. I dont belong to any faction.That will be ugly to experience. Can you imagine a hero like me being denied my place at the heroes acre and losing my A 1 plot because of a sellout government . Nehanda forbid.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    The party does not belong to our President. He was elected and supported at the 2014 congress by even those now fighting him. This is why I believe the dynamics are not politically fatal to ZANU PF. Anyone who aspire to be our party leader must be electable at congress constitutionally.

    • zimbotry

      Correct. It belongs to ** now.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Dont put your dirty words in my clean mouth . I did not say so. I called for fairness and adherence to our party constitution. Read again my clear posting.

  • gerro

    He was appointed so he can be summarily sacked as he was

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Its not true that all have become political zombies. You want me to believe they pass fake resolutions? Cui bono ? To whose benefit? Those who supported constitutional changes in 2014 are failing to admit or support their wisdom or non-wisdom. I am a cell member and never attended congresses where they wisely or otherwise changed our constitution. I am just calling for our leadership to ensure our party remains strong and united.

  • zimbotry

    You can find it on the free press

  • mandevu

    quite important news actually

  • mandevu

    head in the sand Herald

  • mandevu

    Mzvinavhu for PRESIDENT

  • Isac Hunt

    bi bi prof