A ZANU PF provincial youth member, Kudzayi Madhara, has filed assault charges against Agriculture minister Joseph Made’s security aide, David Sanganza, for allegedly manhandling him during a stormy provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting in Mutare at the weekend as factional fighting reaches a new high.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Madhara filed his assault charge at Mutare Central Police Station under RRB ref 2591877.
Sanganza was accused by Zanu PF deputy secretary for youth affairs Kudzai Chipanga of overstepping his duties of being a minister’s security aide after the fracas that involved Macro-economic Planning deputy minister Monica Mutsvangwa. Madhara yesterday confirmed filing a police report against Made’s aide. The youths warned ministers’ security aides to stick to their duties rather than involving themselves in the party politics.
Madhara became vociferous after Mutsvangwa reportedly told the gathering that the ruling party’s political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere was a “nobody’’ in the party.
Mutsvangwa, however, denied the allegations which were made by Chipanga, who was addressing journalists after a heated debate.
Sanganza allegedly manhandled Madhara outside the hall, but Chipanga teamed up with his members and stopped the former.
Tempers were high throughout the meeting and after the PCC, the women’s league had their own meeting where Mutsvangwa, who is in the women’s league national executive, addressed members’ concerns.
The meeting saw the members cementing their support for chairlady Happyson Nyakuedzwa, who at one point, had a vote of no-confidence passed against her, but the move was reversed after it was allegedly realised that fraudulent signatures had been used. Nyakuedzwa was accused of provoking First Lady Grace Mugabe during her rally that was held in Chimanimani recently.
Mutsvangwa was defiant on Sunday, saying she was ready to stand for the truth.
“No one should threaten another member in the party, we can do crooked things, but you will not get anywhere. Let’s do straight things, people should desist to use Grace’s name in doing bad things.” Mutsvangwa said.
“I heard that Nyakuedzwa provoked Grace, I don’t know that because we have never sat down to discuss such issues. How come people can host a Press conference during the night to pass a vote of no- confidence with other members in the province not knowing? This is not fair.” Acting Manicaland Zanu PF chairperson Samuel Undenge said the province’s women’s league matter was now being deliberated at national level.