via Disciplinary committee clears Wadyajena | The Herald December 22, 2015
Zanu-PF Midlands provincial disciplinary committee has cleared Gokwe-Nembudziya National Assembly Member Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena of insulting First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe saying the complainant, Cde Jimayi Muduvuri’s key witnesses had exonerated the youthful legislator.
Cde Wadyajena is also the provincial secretary for administration in the Youth League.
The legislator, who is out on $800 bail, was arrested at the close of the 15th Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference on allegations of denigrating the First Lady last week.
While the case is before the courts, the party provincial leadership still summoned him to answer to the charges with the intention to charge him if they found him guilty regardless of what transpired in court.
The Midlands provincial disciplinary committee met in Gweru on Saturday where they received evidence from Cde Muduvuri’s key witnesses – Masvingo provincial chairperson Cde Ezira Rivas and Bikita West MP Cde Jeppy Jaboon as well as from Cde Wadyajena.
Midlands provincial secretary for finance Cde John Holder chaired the disciplinary committee that also included secretary for transport and social welfare Cde Innocent Munanzvi, secretary for legal affairs Cde Sheunesu Hove, deputy provincial chairperson for the Women’s League Cde Colleta Mutambisi and secretary for the commissariat in the Youth League Cde Simbarashe Mutukwa.
A report of the disciplinary case seen by The Herald indicates that no person contradicted the evidence as presented by Cdes Wadyajena, Ruvai and Jaboon.
“It is pertinent to highlight that on the 11th of December 2015, Cde Jimayi Muduvuri lodged similar allegations with the police which charges he dropped after realising that they were unsustainable,” reads part of the findings of the committee.
“The following day on the 12th of December, he went on to raise fresh allegations on the same matter.
“Moreso, it must be noted that Cde Jimayi Muduvuri has an interest in the Gokwe-Nembudziya constituency where Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena is the incumbent Member of Parliament. The former unsuccessfully tried to contest for this seat in 2013 and he clearly has a vendetta against Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena. So his evidence has to be taken with a pinch of salt. He is motivated to lie and misrepresent facts.
“In light of the fact that Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena is one of the first people to brand his vehicles with the First Lady’s portrait including the one he was using on the day in question, it is our considered view that the allegations raised by Cde Jimayi Muduvuri that Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena asked him to remove the First Lady’s posters from his vehicle and or criminally verbally insulted anyone are devoid of any sense and are therefore unbelievable.”
Added the committee: “Honorable and senior members of the party, Cdes Ezira Ruvai Chadzamira and Jeppy Jaboon who were present when the alleged incident occurred have submitted their affidavits stating what transpired and their descriptions of the encounter corroborate Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena’s version of what transpired.
“This committee is inclined to suspect that Cde Muduvuri has his personal agenda against the accused person. If the alleged misconduct was committed at a public place, all things being equal, we should have received evidence from other persons confirming what Cde Muduvuri alleged.”
The committee said the committee took notice of the internal squabbling and infighting that was caused by some members of the party bent on destablising the revolutionary party.
They said, as a result, Cde Muduvuri’s allegations must be dismissed.
“In light of the foregoing, there is no reason why Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena should not be allowed to continue to serve the Midlands Province Youth League in his capacity as secretary for administration and the party at large.
“We wish Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena all the best as chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment and in the execution of his representative role for the people of Gokwe-Nembudziya constituency.’’
No comment could be obtained from Cde Holder.