ZANU PF national executive member in women’s league Letina Undenge has alleged that she is being scandalised by rival ruling party officials not happy about her “strong” working relationship with First Lady Grace Mugabe.
BY STAFF REPORTER
Undenge, who is the deputy secretary of education in the women’s league, said she never bussed people to cause commotion during a fact-finding mission in Mutare on Tuesday investigating the league’s spokesperson Monica Mutsvangwa.
Instead, she alleged some rogue elements planned the fracas and hired youths and war collaborators to assault her during the fact-finding mission that has exposed deep-rooted divisions in the ruling party.
“I was part of the team of national members coming to listen to people’s views and it’s not true that I attended as a faction leader,” Undenge claimed.
The fact-finding mission was led by Grace’s deputy in the women’s league, Eunice Sandi Moyo, who was accompanied by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa.
There was drama as business came to a halt while rival groups, some with placards, traded insults.
“I was surprised to see some hired youths and some section of war collaborators. The group threatened to beat me up accusing me of all sorts of things emanating from my close association with the First Lady.
“She (First Lady) is our leader. I don’t know why they want to make it an issue. In Zanu PF, we have one centre of power, that is President Mugabe. I don’t follow factions and will never do so. They should stop scandalising people and put Amai’s name in petty succession talks,” Undenge added. She also denied that she was once an MDC-T member. She said no amount of mudslinging would dampen her “undying” love for Zanu PF.
Zanu PF officials have been at each other’s throats, throwing all kinds of accusations against each other all in a bid to position themselves in the succession matrix.
In Manicaland, the women’s league was investigating reports that Mutsvangwa tried to influence the province into overturning a decision to reverse a vote of no-confidence against suspended provincial chair Happiness Nyakuedzwa.