Mutasa mulling Zanu PF return

via Mutasa mulling Zanu PF return – NewsDay Zimbabwe April 5, 2016

FORMER Zanu PF secretary for administration and Cabinet minister Didymus Mutasa has left the door open for a possible return to the ruling party over a year after he was unceremoniously kicked out.


Insiders told NewsDay that the Zanu PF central committee will this Friday consider several disciplinary cases, including “most expulsions” that arose in the run-up to and aftermath of the December 2014 congress.

Mutasa is a key member of the newly-formed Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party that comprises mainly former Zanu PF stalwarts forced out of the ruling party in the past 18 months prior to and after the 2014 congress. The party is led by former Vice-President Joice Mujuru with Mutasa serving as one of the elders.

Mujuru and her team were expelled from Zanu PF on charges of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe.

Reports have claimed Mugabe is working on a grand plan to destabilise Mujuru’s party through divide-and-rule tactics as well as infiltration of its structures.

“The central committee will hear most, if not all, disciplinary issues including the expulsions of most members in the past. People might be shocked that Mugabe is considering bringing back Mutasa,” a Zanu PF source close to Mutasa said.

Contacted for comment, Mutasa curtly said: “We will cross the bridge when we come to it.”

Asked if he had been approached over the issue, Mutasa retorted: “I have not been approached by anyone. I know nothing, but if they do decide, we will make a decision then.”

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo was also non-committal.

“I have no idea and, in any case, the issue of the politburo and central committee agenda is the preserve of the secretary for administration (Ignatius Chombo) in consultation with the President,” Khaya Moyo said. Chombo was not available for comment as his mobile phone went unanswered for the better part of yesterday.

However, ZimPF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo insisted that Zanu PF was a closed chapter, ruling any chances of them rejoining the ruling party.

“I cannot go back to infighting and such other nonsense. There is no going back, but those who want to are free to rejoin that party,” Gumbo said yesterday.


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    Needless to say, this is what all reasonable people have said again & again: Mutasa & almost everyone else in ZPF, who left zanu pf as a result of being declared unwanted outcasts are simply fighting to be allowed back into zanu pf and re-issued with their licences to loot & steal national resources and commit their usual inhumane acts against fellow citizens with impunity. And, indeed, it’s a matter of time before their demonic commander-in-chief re-admitted his equally demonic disciples. Of course, fresh from the wilderness, you can be rest assured that they will overzealously execute their murderous escapades as soon as they are re-admitted back into the cult. Especially, as they compete to outdo each other in demonstrating to their “sworn god” that they have truly repented & recanted. Watch, this space. These guys will be in the forefront of the usual zanu pf sanction murders, as we approach 2018. Mugabe will surely re-admit them sooner than later given that 2018 is fast approaching. The only person whom Mugabe may not really bother to re-admit is one Rugare Gumbo – both for well known historical reasons dating back to the days of the war of liberation and also for the fact that he does not seem keen to have innocent blood in his hands. At least to date, Rugare has not shown any keen-ness in that regard; and he is also not so good with corruption & looting. All weigh against his re-admission chances knowing very well Mugabe doesn’t like such characters around him. Otherwise, the likes of Didymus, Jabu, Temba, Joice, etc, are most likely to go back to zanu pf soon to continue with their usual jamboree & impunity.