Zanu PF set for crunch indaba

The Zanu PF politburo is expected to meet today, where growing factional fights, countrywide demonstrations against political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and internal polls to choose a substantive chairman in Masvingo are likely to dominate proceedings.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo would neither confirm nor deny a meeting of the ruling party’s administrative body was on the cards.

“I would not know whether there is a politburo meeting this week. Such meetings are organised by the secretary for administration, Ignatius Chombo, and the President (Robert Mugabe),” he said.

“As regards the report on the demonstrations (against Kasukuwere), please talk to the chairperson of the committee (Jacob Mudenda).”

But a politburo member confirmed the ruling party’s top administrative body would meet today.

“The notices are out, but the agenda has not been circulated,” he told NewsDay. Chombo was not available for comment.

Zanu PF is bitterly divided between two distinct factions, one declaring allegiance to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and another known as G40, which has been oscillating between different personalities in a bid to present a factional face as Mugabe’s health problems mount and age takes its toll.

The ruling party was rocked to its very foundations when demonstrations broke out across the country in which party activists demanded that Kasukuwere be relieved of his duties as political commissar.

Kasukuwere was accused of plotting to topple Mugabe.

A committee headed by Speaker of the National Assembly, Mudenda, was set up to investigate the demonstrations and the authenticity of the allegations against Kasukuwere.

Mudenda this week said he would be ready to present his findings “when the politburo sits”.

“I have said it before, we are ready and whenever the politburo sits, we will be ready,” he said.

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3 Comments

  1. Tyson is not going anywhere. Wait and see.

  2. Wezhira wezhara

    Mudenda is part of the G40 and you cannot expect him to probe his own genuinely. Whether he supports Kasukuwere or not, that will definitely cost Mugabe the next election. Primary elections will be pitting Lacoste and G40 and obviously Lacoste will prevail. We will vote for Lacoste candidates and dump Mugabe meaning to say Tsvangirayi should start making an earnest campaign because we will vote for him for President whilst Zanu Pf will command a two thirds majority in parliament. We no longer care about the implications because Mugabe has shown that he is the face of G40. He has protected the thieving Jonathan Moyo and Kasukuwere because they are his own. Moreover how can we entrust the country into the hands of someone we have seen is not acceptable to the whole world except in Zvimba. Probably the elders there do not like him as well but vanotya kurohwa.

    1. it sounds like you are an element of Lacoste yourself, well i would say that faction is against the aspirations of the national project and we will not support it

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