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Mnangagwa shuts door on G40 bigwigs

by Staff reporter
26 Oct 2018 at 08:33hrs | Views
The ruling party has all shut its door on the majority members of the G40 faction who were seeking to re-join Zanu-PF, nearly a year after they were give their marching orders.

The Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday readmitted Anastancia Ndlovu from Midlands province into the party as an ordinary card carrying member who is not eligible to hold any office for a period of two years.

This was revealed by the Party's Secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo in a statement delivered soon after the 332nd ordinary session of the Politburo held in Harare.

Khaya-Moyo said secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana gave a national disciplinary committee report on the status of readmission of Ndlovu, former national youth chairperson Kudzai Chipanga (Manicaland), former youth league national commissar, Innocent Hamandishe, Dr Paul Chimedza (Masvingo), Mpehlabayo Malinga (Bulawayo) and Sikhanyisiwe Nkomo (Matabeleland South).

These members were expelled last year for belonging to the G40 cabal, which was accused of fomenting chaos and division in the party and Government.

"The Secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana gave a national disciplinary committee report on the following: Kudzai Chipanga from Manicaland, Politburo decided that he should not be readmitted to the Party at the moment but shall be subject to continuous review.

"Anastancia Ndlovu, Midlands province, the Politburo decided that she be readmitted to the Party as an ordinary card carrying member and should not hold any office for a period of two years.

"Innocent Hamandishe should remain expelled. Regarding application for readmission in respect of the following expelled members; Dr Paul Chimedza-Masvingo, Mpehlabayo Malinga- Bulawayo and Sikhanyisiwe Nkomo- Matabelalnd South, Politburo directed that letters be written to their respective provinces for more information pending a final decision," said Khaya Moyo.

He said the Secretary for Administration, Obert Mpofu, also gave a comprehensive report on the co-ordination of the forthcoming 17th National People's Conference scheduled to take place in Esigodini, Matabeleland South province in December.

"The report encompassed preparations taken by various committees i.e documentation and legal, organisation, finance, security and accreditation, information and publicity , transport and social welfare, that includes accommodation and catering, health, entertainment, environment and tourism," said Khaya-Moyo.

He also said Mangwana also presented the conference agenda and programme.

Khaya Moyo said the conference will run under the theme: Zimbabwe is open for business: "In unity and peace, towards an upper middle income economy by 2030". He said the Politburo was satisfied with the preparations so far.

Khaya-Moyo also said the Politburo heard a report from the National Political Commissar Lieutenant General (Rtd) Engelbert Rugeje who focused on the Mutoko North Constituency by-election to be held on November 24, 2018.

"The Party held its primary elections on October 9, 2018, and this primary election was won by Rambidzai Nyabote. Campaigns are in full swing as I speak," he said.

Source - chronicle