Youths uphold Gomwe suspension, reverse 3 others

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ZANU PF Harare provincial youth executive has upheld the suspension of its leader Godwin Gomwe, but reversed suspensions of three executive members who had been shown the exit door together with Gomwe.

By Everson Mushava

Harare provincial youth secretary for commissariat Innocent Hamandishe said the suspension of Tendai Chirawu (deputy secretary for information), Claris Munyati (deputy secretary for transport) and Spencer Mutero (secretary for legal affairs), have been reversed.

But Gomwe remained suspended.

“We have discovered the decisions were possibly made out of overzealousness. No charges have been laid before the three and their suspensions have been reversed except that of Gomwe,” Hamandishe said.

“The youth only upheld Gomwe’s suspension and the issue will now be referred to the national youth executive. The three’s fate will also be discussed, but as of now, as the youth, we have reversed their suspensions.”

Acting provincial youth chair Edson Takataka confirmed Gomwe would remain suspended while the other three have been temporarily spared.

Gomwe was suspended after he was arrested for allegedly abusing First Lady Grace Mugabe’s name. He allegedly extorted $46 000 from eight housing cooperatives in Glen Norah, Harare, among many others.

Gomwe was remanded in custody until June 17 and another case has been reported at the High Court where a housing co-operative wants him to return about 200 stands he allegedly confiscated from it.

On Thursday, Hamandishe circulated a WhatsApp message to youths advising them that Takataka would continue to act as provincial youth chair until further notice.

“Cdes are advised not to use media on issues that have not been confirmed.

We are a party with structures please lets follow them and be guided accordingly. We urge party youths to work united for the good of the party,” he said in the message.