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Mnangagwa asked Kasukuwere recuse himself from the Politburo meeting

by Staff reporter
16 Jun 2017 at 08:51hrs | Views
Zanu PF political bigwigs are on a renewed collision course over at tempts to oust the party's national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere after a heated politburo meeting on Wednesday failed to bring the matter to finality, setting the stage for battle royale next week.

This came as the report, exclusively obtained and presented to the politburo by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda.

Sources who attended Wednesday's politburo meeting, which ended at around 10pm, said Kasukuwere was asked to leave the room to pave way for discussion of a report compiled by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda.

"Initially, he tried to refuse to leave the meeting, but was commanded out. He then left and politburo members agreed that he had a case to answer, although it is not yet clear how big the case is," the source said.

The source said Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa moved that Kasukuwere recuse himself from the meeting before President Robert Mugabe endorsed the decision to allow members to freely discuss his case.

Another source claimed most politburo members want action taken against the political commissar, although there was some agreement that the demonstrations against him had been done outside the party constitution.

"Members spoke against Kasukuwere and they want action taken against him," the source said.

"There was an agreement that there were things that were done outside party procedures, yes, but they also found that he should answer to his case."

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