Madiro booed, detained at Zanu PF indaba


ZANU PF Manicaland provincial chair Mike Madiro was reportedly booed and detained by angry war veterans and party activists, after failing to explain circumstances leading to Joseph Mujati’s demotion as vice-chairperson.


The incident happened on Unity Day at Vengere Hall after Madiro had just finished addressing a Makoni inter-district meeting.

Madiro reportedly made a raft of changes to the provincial structures, with Mujati being replaced by Dorothy Mabika from Chipinge as his deputy, while Makoni North legislator Francis Muchenje was promoted from deputy secretary to secretary for security.

A source who attended the meeting said the skirmishes started after Madiro refused to take questions from party supporters over Mujati’s status.

“After addressing the meeting, there was a suggestion to have a question-and-answer session, but Madiro refused and people started shouting. He was briefly detained by the war veterans,” the source said.
“They wanted to know why Dorothy Mabika was promoted, demoting Mujati who is also from Makoni district. I think everyone in the province knows how Mujati fought the G40 cabal. He was victimised by the Samuel Undenge-led executive.”

Party members felt Mujati should have remained in the executive, considering the role he played in blocking Undenge’s bid to turn the entire province into a G40 entity.

Zanu PF Manicaland youth chairman Tawanda Mukodza confirmed the incident, but said Madiro was not the target.

“The meeting went on very well. It was after the meeting that the skirmishes started. There were some people who did not want Chief Makoni to give a vote of thanks,” Mukodza said.

“They have their own fights in Makoni, but chairman Madiro wanted to solve the disputes and some blows were exchanged.
“The chairman [Madiro] addressed the people and they were happy at the end.”

Both Madiro and provincial secretary for administration Kenneth Saruchera could not be reached for comment yesterday.


  1. Comment…People must stop the above lies. Madiro was never booed nor detained. Gone are the days when enemies try to tarnish Madiro’s imaage. No matter how hard you try to destabilise the Manicaland province you have already lost. We are not going to pay attention to nonsense. Madiro continue your hard work to unite the province. We are behind you. You are a strong man. We know you can deliver the province for us. You were fired by the G40 cabal 6times and people keep votting for you. Thank God we are in the new era.

    • Comment…Mujati dont be too ambitious. Why do you always want to undermine others. This is not about positions but hard work and uniting people. We have elections in few months time. Why cant you just join hands with others and work for the party. Why are you lying that you were removed from the excutive. Do not mislead people.

  2. Comment…Congradulations Mike Madiro. You bounced back as the Provincial Chairman of Manicaland Province. Please deliever Manicaland province for us. Come 2018 we want to win elections. Do not waste your time concentrating on people like Mujati who just want to put a position in his pocket.We know what you went through Madiro and now its your turn to lead the people of Manicaland freely as the person you suffered for is now the President of Zimbabwe. We support you our President E D Munangagwa.

  3. Comment…Buy as many journalists as you can. lt wont work this time. Madiro we support. Well done . You have already started your work. You went to Chimanimani, Chipinge, Buhera and Makoni.Continue your good work.

  4. Comment…Madiro congradulations. We thought the bad eggs were removed the cabal but it seems some remained behind. Mujati stop being a cry baby.

  5. Comment…Madiro well done. Continue your hard work. You were persecuted for working with the President. Now its your turn to rejoice. We do rejoice with you.

  6. Comment…Madiro bounced back with a bang and Mujati can feel the heat. Please do not try to play your dirty tricks. Get a position by merit. No imposition of candidates. Madiro we support you

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