Zanu PF moves to address Mash East circus

via Zanu PF moves to address Mash East circus – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 6, 2015

Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is expected in Marondera today for a provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting meant to address the confusion over the status of the Joel Biggie Matiza-led provincial executive.


This follows last Saturday’s no confidence vote against Matiza passed by some members of the provincial executive led by deputy secretary for administration, Cainos Ngoshi, who accused him of undermining Provincial Affairs minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri and running the province like a private company, among other issues.

But hours after Matiza was ousted, another group reinstated the chairperson and his team, before passing a counter vote-of-no-confidence against Ngoshi and others including Marondera MP, Lawrence Katsiru.

Matiza on Wednesday confirmed to NewsDay that Kasukuwere was expected to address the PCC meeting in Marondera today.

After the weekend drama, Kasukuwere resolved that all members that had been elected during a restructuring process led by Senate President Edna Madzongwe would continue occupying their positions.

Matiza is reportedly being targeted for allegedly being aligned to a faction linked to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

He was initially kicked out along with youth chairperson, Kelvin Mutsvairo, Herbert Shumbamhini, Tendai Mangwiro, Apolonia Munzverengi (chairperson of women’s league) and her deputy Leany Gororo.

Matiza’s counter coup saw the firing of the likes of vice chairman, Bernard Makokove and Katsiru.

The Murewa legislator was elected as chairperson a few months ago, before President Robert Mugabe removed himfrom the Provincial Affairs ministerial position in a mini-Cabinet reshuffle.

He was tasked to focus on mending the divided province, which is labelled “home of gamatox” in reference to a faction led by ousted former Vice-President Joice Mujuru.