The Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial executive yesterday accused former acting provincial chairman Ziyambi Ziyambi of leaking party secrets to his expelled predecessor Temba Mliswa ahead of the June 10 by-election in Hurungwe West.
BY OBEY MANAYITI
Addressing journalists in the capital, Zanu PF provincial administration secretary Simbarashe Ziyambi also claimed that the no-confidence vote on Ziyambi was engineered by top party officials he declined to name.
Both Ziyambi and Mliswa could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Ziyambi was booted out of his post on Sunday shortly after he was dressed down by First Lady Grace Mugabe, who publicly accused him of treachery, insurbodination, dishonesty and sabotaging programmes particularly organised by the Women’s League which she leads.
“Ziyambi also disregarded a decision by the provincial Women’s League, which had been endorsed by the women’s national council, to elect Cde Angeline Muchemenyi as the new provincial chairwoman.
“This act was a gross disrespect and a direct challenge to the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe, who is secretary for the Women’s League,” said the party’s provincial administration boss.
“Ziyambi Ziyambi mounted a vigorous campaign to dissuade members of Zanu PF from attending the much-publicised Kadoma ZimAsset-inspired Business and Housing Initiative by Macsherp which was officiated by First Lady Grace, in the company of the two Vice-Presidents Cde (Emmerson) Mnangagwa and Cde (Phelekezela) Mphoko, secretary for administration (Ignatius) Chombo and several politburo and central committee members.”
Ziyambi was replaced by newly-elected Hurungwe West MP Keith Guzah.