Zimbabwe: Masvingo Leadership Wants Zivhu Case Finalised

23 January 2020

The Masvingo Zanu PF leadership wants the party's national disciplinary committee to finalise the case of suspended provincial secretary for environment and tourism Cde Killer Zivhu.

The provincial executive committee recommended Cde Zivhu's dismissal last year on allegations of social media abuse.

The Chivi South National Assembly member is accused of suggesting that President Mnangagwa and MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa should engage in dialogue to address the prevailing economic challenges.

The provincial leadership believes Cde Zivhu's social media posts were suggesting that President Mnangagwa was not doing enough to address the challenges affecting the country, yet he has established the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) which is made up of leaders of parties that fielded candidates in the 2018 Presidential elections.

Cde Zivhu recently torched a storm when he accused some members of the party of attempting to divert a consignment of rice meant for his constituency. The issue saw other members being arrested. According to the provincial executive committee resolutions read by the party's provincial secretary for administration Cde Raymond Takavarasha at the end of the provincial coordinating committee meeting held at Victoria Junior School on Sunday, the province recommended that the national disciplinary committee should bring Cde Zivhu's matter to finality to avoid "rumour-mongering".

The province also wants to see "stern disciplinary action meted out on party functionaries who spread half-truths and blatant falsehoods in dealing with the party and the public through various media platforms, bringing the party into disrepute," he said.

Cde Takavarasha said the party should stamp its authority over all Government programmes and ensure the implementation of all its initiatives.

Speaking earlier, Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial chairman Cde Ezra Chadzamira, who is also Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs called on party members to respect its values and principles, saying no one was bigger than party.

"We call upon those who want to cause disharmony in the party through the abuse of social media to desist from doing so. We expect everyone to communicate through the rightful channels to have his or her problems addressed than rushing to the media. That tarnishes the party image and should end," said Cde Chadzamira.

He castigated those discrediting the party.

"I heard someone saying that if he is dismissed from the party, he will make sure that even a cockroach won't vote for it. This is daydreaming because there were people who thought they owned Zanu PF, but they left it. Members should not lie to themselves and behave as if they have the party in their pockets," he said.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: The Herald

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.