via Zanu PF squabbles: More heads roll – NewZimbabwe 16/12/2015
ZANU PF internal squabbles are showing no signs of abating as the Bulawayo provincial youth league Tuesday passed votes of no confidence on three of its members who are facing a slew of charges.
The suspensions come soon after President Robert Mugabe spoke out against the abuse of the party’s disciplinary processes to deal with perceived internal enemies.
The war veterans boss Christopher Mutsvangwa was also recently slapped with a vote of no confidence by the Mashonaland West provincial executive.
In Bulawayo, those who were suspended are Maqhawe Sibanda (secretary for transport and welfare), Boniface Mutsure (secretary for commissariat) and Davis Muhambi (secretary for finance).
They stand accused of fanning factionalism in the party and are also suspected to be members of the Generation 40 (G40) faction.
The G40 faction, believed to be fronted by political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, is said to be locked in a bitter wrangle for the control of the party with vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Youth league provincial boss Khumbulani Mpofu told the media that the three were suspended during a meeting that was attended by 26 executive members out of 39.
Mpofu said the suspended members were pushing for the ouster of some of the members of the executive, including himself.
“We have information that some of the members were pushing a petition to have me as the provincial chairperson and the secretary of administration, Cecilia Verenga, removed from the executive, ” Mpofu said.
He said the suspended trio were found guilty “fanning, factionalism, misconduct and bringing the name of the party into disrepute.”
The three are also accused of insulting senior leadership of the party through a whatsapp group chart and of practising divisive politics.
“The executive further reaffirmed its position in the interest of the party by being wary of divisive elements that may want to bring the party into disrepute. We also unanimously agreed to support President Robert Mugabe as the sole candidate for the position of first secretary and president of Zanu PF,” Mpofu said.