Confusion reigns supreme in Zanu PF

via Confusion reigns supreme in Zanu PF – DailyNews Live 20 November 2014 by Jeffrey Muvundusi

BULAWAYO – Confusion continues to reign supreme at the Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial offices as two factions fight for the control of the province.

This comes after the executive led by the purported acting chairman claimed it had booted out Callistus Ndlovu and five of his executive members from the party on Sunday.

Ndlovu became the seventh provincial leader to fall prey to the onslaught on Vice President Joice Mujuru and her perceived allies as the potentially explosive party’s congress nears.

Ndlovu and his team were accused of among other things fanning divisions in the party and refusing to endorse the First family.

Refusing to budge, Ndlovu and his team met at the party provincial offices.

George Mlala is now the acting chairman. Ndlovu’s team claimed counterfeit signatures were used in ousting them. They countermanded the putsch by also passing a vote of no confidence on Mlala’s new executive which is aligned to the Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa faction.

Ndlovu’s executive accused Mlala’s team of causing and sowing seeds of division within the party in general among other reasons.

As the drama continued to unfold, Mlala and his team yesterday called a press conference during a provincial meeting at Davies Hall to cement their position and declare that they are in charge.

“We are the legitimate executive.

“Those ones forget about them they were booted out and they are now history,” Mlala said.

“What they did yesterday was just a worthless defiance and they are used to that,” he said, adding they were being influenced by their leader in apparent reference to Mujuru.

“If you are pushing someone’s agenda, you can’t retract that without his or her permission. Anyway many others have gone the same way despite the defiance,” Mlala said. He also accused Ndlovu and his executive of being moles in the party who were pushing a “Western agenda.”

Contacted for comment yesterday, Ndlovu referred this reporter to the party administrator at Davies Hall, Ndebele who was not reachable on his mobile.