via Kasukuwere calls for unity of purpose | The Herald January 29, 2015
Zanu-PF national secretary for the commissariat Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has called for unity of purpose among party cadres, saying gone are the days of hero-worshipping and godfathers in the party.
Addressing a Manicaland provincial co-ordination committee meeting at Mutare Polytechnic attended by Politburo, Central Committee, National Consultative Assembly, Women’s League, youth wing and affiliate organisations’ members, Cde Kasukuwere said: “Comrades, unity is far better than divisions. We do not want to keep Zanu-PF Manicaland divided. Let us bury our differences and reunite. All party programmes must be co-ordinated through the party chairperson.
“MPs, Central Committee and Politburo members must brief the chairperson about party programmes. That is the way of doing things in Zanu-PF. Zanu-PF is for all of us. It is not a party for the Nyati clan only,” he added, apparently referring to disgraced former secretary for Administration Cde Didymus Mutasa.
He said Manicaland contributed immensely to the liberation struggle and was rewarded accordingly through the appointment of the likes of Cdes Oppah Muchinguri, Patrick Chinamasa, Chris Mushohwe, Dr Joseph Made, Supa Mandiwanzira, Samuel Undenge and Monica Mutsvangwa to positions of influence in the party and Government.
Cde Kasukuwere urged the province to support its ministers for the betterment of Manicaland and the nation at large.
“We want the party to change focus. We must not waste time looking for faults or fighting. I came to Manicaland to build the party, not to remove anyone from their positions.
“I know the word doing rounds was that Kasukuwere was coming to dissolve the provincial structures. I came to Manicaland to unite the party,” said Cde Kasukuwere.
Cde Muchinguri said Zanu-PF Manicaland was undergoing rebranding.
“We might have erred and took the wrong route in the past,” she said.
“We are sorry. We have changed direction and (are) rebranding Zanu-PF (in) Manicaland.
“We know of people who were part of the ‘Gamatox’ bandwagon who are now jumping ship claiming credit. We know them, but this should be time for self-audit, self-introspection because Zanu-PF has a tendency of eating its own eggs.
“Today it is Joice Mujuru, Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa, but tomorrow it might be you if you are not careful. We must be one family with one vision.
“We do not want leaders who call people secretly PaGomo like Didymus,” she said, referring to Cde Mutasa’s habit of holding clandestine meetings at his hilltop house in Rusape.
Cde Muchinguri hailed Cde Undenge’s leadership, saying he had managed to bring order and sanity in the province.
She took a dig at former provincial chairman Cde John Mvundura for personalising issues and for being emotional during party meetings.
Cde Muchinguri called for the speedy expulsion of Cde Mutasa from the party.
“I want to urge the Politburo to speed up Mutasa’s expulsion from the party and his recalling as a Member of the National Assembly for Headlands.
“This man has caused havoc in the party and should be dealt with decisively,” she said.