Zanu PF seizes Mutinhiri’s vehicle

ZANU PF party last week seized former Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Ambrose Mutinhiri’s campaign vehicle, in a move viewed as meant to derail his campaign after he quit the ruling party and launched the opposition National Patriotic Front (NPF).

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

Mutinhiri was allocated a Ford Everest car by the ruling party while campaigning for the Marondera West parliamentary seat in 2013 on a Zanu PF ticket, and later retained the vehicle after his victory.

The former Zipra commander confirmed yesterday that two suspected State security agents collected the vehicle from his farm and briefly parked it at the party offices in Marondera, before it was handed over to a yet-to-be-identified top provincial official.

“It is true, the vehicle was taken and I do not know where it is right now. They arrived at my place and said they had come to collect the vehicle, saying it is needed by the government. The car is one of those we were given during Zanu PF campaigns some years back. Two guys from the President’s Office are the ones who took it,” he said.

Mutinhiri’s recent departure from Zanu PF and launch of NPF has reportedly shaken top party officials, especially after former President Robert Mugabe was linked to the new political outfit.

Efforts to get a comment from Zanu PF provincial chairperson Joel Biggie Matiza were fruitless yesterday, as his mobile phone went unanswered.

This came as the race to fill the vacant Marondera West seat has begun, with Foster Gwanzura and Sphiwe Mukunyaidze being touted as the top contenders.

26 Comments

  1. yes he is now running a fully fledged opposition party and mugabe must provide him with one

  2. Progressive Zimbabwean

    And why would NPF expect to use a Zanu PF vehicle for his campaign. It obviously makes sense to relinquish it and use own resources. What needs to be clarified however is, whether the vehicle belongs to Zanu PF or the government.

    1. and why were STATE security agents involved in Party business? Couldnt they find ZANU security guys to go and collect the Party vehicle? stop abusing state resourcse for your party activities!

  3. of course, why use zanu pf vehicle for opposition campaign?

  4. and why ZANU PF is using State agents to collect this vehicle ? This has nothing to do with the state !!!

  5. Why want to use ZANU PF vehicle for his campaign. Daily News inongofunga zvokushora ZANU PF everyday

  6. Agreed, why would he use a Zanu PF vehicle for campaigning if he had formed another party? He should simply use the resources of the NPF.

  7. In as much as I do not ZANU(PF) is does not make sense for Mutinhiri to continue using their resources to do his own party’s activities. Vakagona pakumutorera mota

    1. so why use state resources to collect party cars?

  8. really, what has government got to do with zanu vehicle, why send government resources for a zanu thing? who paid for their time these two opertives said to have gone for this nxxxxaaaaaaa!

    1. Haufungi zvachose.

  9. very misleading headline.Haisitombori vehicle yake to start with. Makushayawo news imi. Stop seeking relevance nenhau dzekubhemesa mbanje

    1. iwe ndiwe washaya. stop abusing state resources for your party.

  10. Inongova njake njake

    The story clears says the anonymous people who collected the vehicle are *suspected* state agents. This does not confirm that they were really state agents. Indeed, some people hate ZANU PF but their hatred should not cloud their reasoning. In any case, Mutinhiri should purchase his own campaign material. Adenha Mangwiro otokunya!

    1. MURI RYT MUDHARA

  11. It says “ex Minister” so logically when you leave your job/position you have to return “company” property i.e. any vehicle, computer, house etc that came with the job.
    No argument !

  12. Mutinhiri is expecting sympathy from everyone here. Two things need clarification. how on earth did he know that the people who collected the vehicle where from the President’s office? Is he still under ZANU PF that he still wants to use that car? Guess what how do you resign from an organisation and expect to walk away with the benefits attached from your previous employer. Stop making noise to us and mobilize your own campaign materials PERIOD

  13. His Blue Roof colleagues must provide resources for NPF shenanigans.

  14. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Aiwaka, mbatya dzenhabvu Dynamos neHighlanders hadzidyidzane. Zvimwe ndezvimwewo, mava nechenyu chikwataka, motsvakwo zvechikwata chenyuwo. Vanotengesa ngoro dzemoto
    basa rowandaka. Zvichibvira, apana bato
    rinobvumidzwa kupinza ngoro dzemoto munyika, ngavatenge muno. Kwete nezvikwereti, asi kubhadhara pashoma nepashoma kana bank transfer. Bato ratenga kunze, mutero wakapetwa kashanu kuHurumende. Izvi chete ndozvinoratidza kuda kuti nyika ibudirire

  15. Hapana nyaya apa. Muridzi we motokari atoka motokari yake. Nothing newsworthy at all.

  16. Zvakozvenyuhazvirehwimayivepi Mazivazvangumhakayakora

    Comment…Dzimwe nyaya hanzina kodzero dzekubuda mupepa nhau vaSaunyama. Imi mukabva kuNewsday moenda kuHerald, munoenda nemotokari yeNewsday. Ivo vaMutinhiri vangasiya mushandi wavo achienda negejo ravo kune rimwe purazi kana obva pavo? Motokari yeZanu PF haisi yeMDC-A kana yeNPF. Kana paine zvimwe zvinoda kudzorerwa ngavatoita saizvozvo.Uye kana paine vamwe vasisiri muZanu PF vane zvinu zvebato iri, ngadzosere. Ngavatenge dzavO, ZvavO, nemari yavO inobuda muhomwe yebatO ravO, ravanovimba narO. Uye ngavatsvake mahofisi, kwete kushandisa pamba pemunhu. Mahofisi nemotokari, vhu nemarara munyika. Kana vasina zvekushandisa harisi bato.

  17. This vehicle should have been taken back the day he left Zanu pf. It belongs to Zanu pf. NPF should buy its own vehicles.

  18. Marujata Kumba

    After all do you think the car was being used for NPF business. It was just a #Ford Everest parked at his #Bloody Farm. These generals have plenty of luxurious cars and to think that Mutinhiri has suffered a big blow because of one car is just mere nonsense. batanai khaki makangofanana Mugabe na Dambudzo.

  19. Comment…actually was it given to him on conditions? and, are these state terrorist agents known as cioz still tormenting the people

  20. Comment…zvanzi suspected state agents, hapana ari kuziva. Ini ndafunga kuti akatorerwa personal car kana kuti ye NPF.

  21. Comment…don’t forget to tell each other to vote chamisa n let old people go to old people home based care.

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