Kasukuwere appoints Ziyambi replacement


ZANU PF national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday doused a raging fire in President Robert Mugabe’s backyard when he appointed Ephraim Pepukai Chengeta as the party’s interim provincial chairman for Mashonaland West following the ouster of Ziyambi Ziyambi.


Mugabe’s home province has been the centre of fierce factional fights since the ouster of Ziyambi and his predecessor Temba Mliswa.

Ziyambi was booted out of the party’s provincial structures by his executive committee over allegations of dishonesty, disloyalty and failing to prepare the ground work for elections of a substantive committee.

Announcing the changes during a tense provincial co-ordinating committee meeting in Chinhoyi yesterday, Kasukuwere ordered Chengeta and his deputy Keith Guzah to ensure elections of a substantive chairperson were held by October this year.

Chengeta is Zanu PF central committee member and chairman of Ngezi Rural District Council.

Sources said Ziyambi could now look up to the national disciplinary committee for redress.

“Ziyambi can now pray that the disciplinary committee will not descend heavily on him because the body that passed a vote of no vote is the appropriate committee. That is why you see Kasukuwere retaining Guzah and the whole committee,” the source said.

Ziyambi’s case will be heard by Women’s League boss First Lady Grace Mugabe who publicly dressed him down in Kadoma, accusing him of treachery, insubordination, dishonesty and sabotaging programes particularly organised by the Women’s League which she leads.

Kasukuwere told the PCC that his deputy Omega Hungwe and Josaya Hungwe would spearhead the restructuring process in Mashonaland West starting next week.

The Zanu PF political commissar pleaded with members to bury the hatchet and work for the good of the party rather than expending their energy in petitions.

Efforts to get comment from Ziyambi were fruitless.


  1. Dog eat dog,who is safe from the ” Vote of No Confidence Motions” wrecking havoc in Zanu Pf structures?Neither the Commissar is safe from it.Ziyambi derived unrestricted enthusiasm & excitement when ousting Themba Mliswa now he is the victim the of the same motion.

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