Jeffrey Muvundusi 19 May 2017
BULAWAYO – Zanu PF youths here yesterday summarily suspended provincial
chairperson Dennis Ndlovu ostensibly because he is a stooge of under-fire
political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere.
“Let it be known that we the youths in Bulawayo have declared that as far
as we are concerned, we do not have a chairperson at the moment,” Bulawayo
Central district chairperson Magura Charumbira told the Daily News.
“We have resolved that we are no longer going to accept any meeting that
is going to be chaired by Ndlovu.
“In other words, we don’t want to see him at (the provincial headquarters)
Davies Hall because he does not represent the interests of the province
anymore except that of his handlers.
“And he knows that that is why he has not been able to come there because
he knows he is now illegitimate.”
Ndlovu was one of the four Zanu PF provincial chairpersons who on Monday
reportedly attended a meeting in Harare that was called by Kasukuwere.
Six other chairpersons reportedly snubbed the meeting under the pretext
that a vote of no confidence had been passed on the embattled political
commissar by provinces.
Bulawayo remains the only province that has not passed a vote of no
confidence against Kasukuwere, a development that has seen Ndlovu getting
under fire from some members of the party.
“Ndlovu was never voted into his chairmanship position; he was brought
through parallel structures by Kasukuwere. He has been running the
province through consultations.
“He takes instructions from Kasukuwere and (Provincial) State minister
Sandi Moyo. Despite the fact that she was ousted from her position in the
women’s league, he is constantly seen with her for purposes of advice,” he
Charumbira also said Ndlovu could not oppose Kasukuwere because of their
“Last year, Ndlovu was given about $10 000 by Kasukuwere for an operation
treatment in South Africa after he was taken ill for a suspected cancer
ailment,” he said.
Ndlovu was not immediately available for comment.
The voluble district chair also said the entire provincial top six was
never elected into their positions, hence their allegiance to Kasukuwere.
This comes after the youths held a meeting at Davies Hall on Wednesday
where they demanded answers from Kasukuwere after it emerged that the land
on which he held a stands ground-breaking ceremony in Umvutsha in the
outskirts of the city last year belongs to a third party.