Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
zanu-pf members who were expelled for their links with the G40 cabal will have to seek readmission in 2023, the revolutionary party’s Politburo ruled yesterday.
The party expelled at least 16 members of the criminal cabal that had surrounded former President Cde Robert Mugabe as part of attempts to propel former First Lady Grace Mugabe to succeed him.
The ruling party’s spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo made the announcement soon after the 317th Ordinary Session of the Politburo yesterday.
“Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri gave a report on disciplinary hearings,” he said.
“Members expelled and confirmed by the Extraordinary Congress of 2017 remain, of course, expelled and can only reapply if they wish after five years.”
Those whose expulsion was confirmed by the Extraordinary Congress included Mrs Mugabe, Messrs Ignatius Chombo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Jonathan Moyo, Kudzanai Chipanga and Ms Mandiitawepi Chimene.
Also expelled were Messrs Walter Mzembi, Makhosini Hlongwane, Samuel Undenge, Tapiwa Matangaidze, Paul Chimedza, Mrs Eunice Sandi Moyo, Mr Shadreck Mashayamombe, Ms Sarah Mahoka, Daniel Shumba, Wonder Mashange and Jeppy Jaboon. Ms Anastancia Ndlovu was among those dismissed.
Mr Chipanga had, however, written a letter apologising for his links with the G40 cabal and sought readmission into the revolutionary party. There were reports that Mr Mzembi and Ms Ndlovu had approached the ruling party seeking readmission.
Rtd Colonel Tshinga Dube was appointed deputy secretary for finance.
Cde Khaya Moyo said Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri had also been advised to inform provincial chairpersons on procedures in dealing with disciplinary issues they were handling.
“She will also communicate to all provincial chairpersons regarding disciplinary issues affecting each province as agreed by the Politburo,” he said.
“In other words, measures would be communicated to her on how these matters would be handled. We abide by the party’s constitution and Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri will communicate the same and more detail to the provincial chairpersons.”
Cde Khaya Moyo said the Politburo approved a report on the party’s regalia which was presented by Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri.
The Politburo could not discuss other issues concerning the election manifesto and guidelines for the conduct of primary elections because of the tight schedule President Mnangagwa had yesterday.