Mudede registers as Zanu PF delegate

Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede and three top police officers are among civil servants registered as Zanu PF delegates to the Second All-Stakeholders’ Conference which opens in Harare today, NewsDay can reveal.Report by Everson Mushava/Moses Matenga

According to the party’s delegates list gleaned by NewsDay yesterday, Mudede is listed as delegate number 200 while Police Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena and Assistant Commissioner Edmore Veterai are delegate number 346 and 347, respectively. The other senior cop set to attend the conference on a Zanu PF ticket is Officer Commanding Harare Province Assistant Commissioner Plaxedes Gezha, registered as delegate 345.

Although Gezha could not be reached for comment yesterday, her colleagues Bvudzijena and Veterai could neither confirm nor deny that they neither confirm nor deny that they would attend the conference under the Zanu PF flag. Police have previously been accused of being partisan with Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri  publicly declaring his allegiance to Zanu PF. “What is wrong if I attend as a Zimbabwean? Isn’t this a platform for Zimbabweans to debate issues and is it a crime to attend?” retorted Bvudzijena.

Veterai said:“I cannot comment because it will be in violation of a code of conduct I signed. Copac will expel me outrightly.”
Mudede, too, could not be reached for comment although the MDCs have previously accused him of being biased towards Zanu PF when, as a civil servant, he is expected to remain neutral and apolitical.

Mudede’s role in the drafting of the Electoral Amendment Bill, which is currently in Parliament awaiting approval, has also been subject of conflict among different political parties in view of his role as registrar of voters, with mainly the MDCs pushing for the clipping of his wings during electoral processes.

Efforts to contact him since last Friday hit a brickwall with officials in his office initially saying he was attending meetings and later promising to call back, which they never did until the time of going to print. Also on the list is journalist-cum-businessman Supa Mandiwanzira, who is listed as Zanu PF delegate number 164.

The former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation  news anchor and director of newly-established AB Communications, which runs Zi-FM,  was evasive when reached for comment yesterday. Early this year, Mandiwanzira was co-opted into the Zanu PF Manicaland provincial executive as treasurer.

Zanu PF Copac co-chair Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana professed ignorance over the matter yesterday.

“I check the list every day and I have not seen their names,” said Mangwana.

However, MDC-T spokesperson and Copac co-chair Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the development, saying: “It’s up to Zanu PF to choose people who can represent them or misrepresent them. What we are happy about is people have shown their true colours. We don’t mind who comes representing what political party and it is not for us to determine the representatives of other parties.”

 

18 Comments

  1. Asi mapurisa haafanirwi kuita partcipate as Zimbabweans kani?Whats news ipapa?

  2. Police can not represent a political party since that would compromise their constitutional mandate, they can vote like anyone else but not represent a party on a forum like this, thats why Zim has gone to the dogs, we have people who were killed by zanu and up to now the police can not arrest them even though they know them, hence we say its state that is killing innocent Zimbabweans for the mere reason of choosing a different party other than the one prefered by the police.

  3. lets face the facts, who in Zimbabwe does not belong to any political party? Whats wrong with this if these ppl attend on their individual capacities not necessarily as officials of the institutions? Sensational story.

  4. Who does know each one his or her colour it is their constitutional right to belong to wat ever party they like.

  5. Every Zimbabwean has aright as long as he/she represent the views and wishes of the majority

  6. How then do these ZRPs react when there is a fracas involving MDC and Zanu pf. Do they arrest the real culprit or is the MDC supporter the culprit already.

    Is Supa’s ZI-FM going to look at MDC in good light when he is a Zanu – the reporter has to tow the line

    Democracy in Zim……No!

    1. Saka iwe zvauri weMDC kana uri kubasa unongofunga zvekufevhera party yako here kana kuti unotonga nyaya senyaya? Chinzwa ka iwe kana uri mupurisa mutemo ndiwo uno sunga munhu nyangwe uchida kuzvivhara nenzira ipi asi pane mhaka pane mhaka basi. Teerera iwe kana uchifevhera vazhinji havana kufanana newe. Ndatenda hangu.

    2. Prosper Chinamhora

      Shumba, hauna nyaya, inga Newsday, Dailynews, The Standard they kurutivi when MDC-T guys perpetrate violence and exagerate when ZANU(pf)’s name come out, they openily support MDC-T wani. Kana zvichiitika ku MDC-T why not ku ZANU(pf). they are all Zimbabweans and they must belong to a political party of their choice, period.

  7. Chitovah WaGutu

    constitutional right to belong to a party of your choice. credit to them if they made it public. y cant the mdcs lure them through proper and per se democratic policies as they claim

  8. Mu d d!

  9. Prosper Chinamhora

    @Mutongi Gava, my question to you is are they allowed to VOTE in any election, if so, who do they vote for, MDC-T? if a party of their choice, then they belong to that party they will vote for simple reasoning. Its being dishonesty to call people you allow to vote as apolitical, meaning what if they are allowed to register as voters.

  10. The problem we have in this country is that of double standards. We can not have people who are employed to serve the general public being part of a political party delegation period. In a functional democracy that can never be the case but i suppose in this banana republic that our once beautiful country has become nobody sees anything wrong with that and in fact if you will be insulted and even assaulted for daring point out what is wrong. I suppose that with these guys who think that this is ok they also see nothing wrong with generals making inferences that they will stage a coup to prevent Tsvangirai from taking power if he wins the general elections which they know he won the last time. I don’t think these guys actually believe what they are saying, like the so-called generals they are trying to protect something personal and they do not understand the basic tenets of a functional democracy

  11. Lets go to basics. There is no problem at all in having a fellow Zimbo exercise his/her constitutional right(s), however the enjoyment of a right(s) may be limited to the extent that it does not amount to violating anothers’ right(s). I am made to understand that there is what they call the ‘nemo judex in sua causa’ in legal circles. If Mr Mudede is to exercise his Regisrar General’s functions in the coming elections, it would be reasonably feared that he may discharge such duties along political lines. Likewise the Police should consider the danger explained above. In labour disputes, a Lawyer who represented one of the parties say at conciliation stage cannot be heard to say he is the Arbitrator in a matter involving the two parties at arbitration. Zvakangonakawo kuti vanhu tisaite zvinhu zvinoita kuti pave nekusavimbana mumabasa edu.

  12. iwe prosper uri nhine chaiyo hazina kunzi munhu anorambidzwa zvaanoda take for example a referee if he supports a particular team hazvireve kuti anopinda akapfeka jezi rethat team asi anozvizivira mumoyo iyo yekuda kuzivikanwa kuti ndozvandiri i intimidation. verengewo twumabook twe african politics mbijana ok dofo remunhu

  13. politics dzakaoma ngatinamatei Mwari chete nokuti even mitemo ikawedzerwa ropa richaramba richideuka. Shame on all politians repent fo there is judgement to come. Stop killing people! Lybia, syria, and now zim stop pliz!!

  14. THE PROBLEM IS WITH THESE POLICE GUYS IS THAT THEY ALSO FORCE OTHER POLICE ESPECIALLY JUNIOR RANKS TO BE ZANU PF. THE JUNIOR POLICE WHO WANT THEIR FREEDOM OF CHOICE ARE LABELLED MDC AND FLUSHED FROM THE POLICE THESE GUYS ARE NOT GOOD AT ALL THEY PRETEND TO BE ZANU PF SO THAT THEY STEAL AND GO SCOT FREE WITHOUT PROSECUTION. IN BULAWAYO THEY THE SENIOR COPS EG ASSICOMM CID IS WANTED FOR FRAUD IN HARARE, ARE STEALING THE FORFEITED CARS INSTEAD OF SELLING THEM AT PUBLIC AUCTIONS THEY CONVERT THEM FOR THEIR OWN USE THEY ARE THIEVES WHO LIE AND SAY THEIR BLESSING IS ZANU PF TARNISHING THE IMAGE OF AN OTHERWISE GOOD PARTY.IF ZANU PF KNEW WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE THEY ARE IT SHOULD NOT ENTERTAIN THEM THEY ARE CHARLATANS IN SHEEP CLOTHING.I LOVE ZANU PF BUT I URGE THEM TO SHUN AND FLUSH CORRUPTION.FOR ZANU PF TO WIN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS THEY SHOULD HEAVILY DEAL WITH THIER OWN IN THE CIVIL SERVICE WHO ARE CORRUPT AN A NEED OF ZERO TOLERANCE TO CORRUPTION AND AN AUDIT OF EVERY REPRESENTATION BY ITS MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS AS TO THE STATE OF AFFAIRS OF THE COUNTRY MOST OF THE REPRESENTATIONS BROUGHT BEFORE THE PARTY ARE LIES JUST PRETENSES THAT SOMEONE IS WORKING AND GO BACK TO STEAL.MOST OF THESE CIVIL BODIES HAVE BECOME A LAW UNTO THEMSELVES AND FORGET THE POPULACE.THE PRESIDENT NEED TO DEAL WITH THESE UNSCRUPULOUS SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS WHO HAVE NOW SUBJECTED THEIR SUBORDINATES TO SLAVERY AND DISGRUNTLEMENT.IF THEY WANT POLITICS TO BE FAIR THEY SHOULD ALLOW EVERY CIVIL SERVANT TO SUPPORT A POLITICAL OPINION OF HIS/HER OWN BUT NOT COMPROMISING SERVICE DELIVERY TO WARDS POLITICAL FEELING.THEIR PROBLEM IS ONE THEY THINK TO TEASE A RIVAL POLITICAL PARTY IS PATRIOTISM BUT NO YOU MUST LIKE YOU OPPONENT TO LEARN HIS MISTAKES AND YOU IMPROVE AND CAPITALIZE ON IT THE MDC LIKE ZANU PF BUT THE MERE FACT THAT SOME PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND POLITICS THEY DECLARE ENMITY WHAT YOU SHOULD IS WELCOME THEM AND CONVERT THEM LIKE BITI AND TSVANGIRAI,THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE IT THEY ARE NOW ZANU PF.TSVANGIRAI HAS NOW A PASSION FOR ZANU PF WOMEN WHICH IS A POSITIVE STEP TO BE FULLY ZANU PF.LET POLITICS BE FAIR AND ALLOW EVERYBODY TO PRACTICE IT WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR IN THE EXECUTION OF DUTIES.

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