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Charumbira vows to resist plot to expel him from Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter
19 Oct 2017 at 06:35hrs | Views
CONTROVERSIAL Zanu-PF Bulawayo district chairperson Magura Charumbira has vowed to resist attempts by the ruling party's youth league to expel him over alleged unruly behaviour and violence.

A defiant Charumbira declared on Tuesday that he would not leave the party despite a recent resolution to expel him alongside Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans' Association leader Munyaradzi Shoko and youth league provincial finance secretary Davis Muhambi.

Addressing vendors and Zanu-PF activists at a local hotel, Charumbira said: "I am not going anywhere. I would like to tell all those who purport to have suspended me that I am not going anywhere. I am still in control of the district. I am not going to be pushed out."

Charumbira, who openly declared his allegiance to under-fire Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Team Lacoste faction, hogged the limelight in August after releasing an audio recording where he attacked Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko accusing him of being sympathetic to the rival G40 faction.

In May this year, he was allegedly stabbed on the head and face during intra-party clashes at Davies Hall as the factions fought over control of the party offices.

Charumbira's faction was also accusing the party's provincial executive of siding with then under-fire political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere.

Zanu-PF Bulawayo is the only province that did not pass a vote of no-confidence against Kasukuwere.

Charumbira was once arrested in 2014 for allegedly extorting money paid as rentals for a building in the city belonging to an Indian national after the police set a trap on him when he had gone to collect the money.

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Source - newsday