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PHOTOS: Mutasa, Mutinhiri rejoin Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter
09 Apr 2019 at 14:12hrs | Views
The ruling Zanu-PF party has readmitted into its ranks former members who had been expelled from the party or had rebelled against the party, Didymus Mutasa and Ambrose Mutinhiri respectively.

Mutasa was expelled in 2014 after he was accused of being aligned to the faction which was backing then Vice President Joice Mujuru.  He was part of Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party but the former colleagues later had a falling out.  In 2017, Mutasa fell on hard times and had his property attached by the Sheriff of the High Court after he failed to settle a US$26 919,25 debt owed to lawyers, Nyakutombwa Mugabe Legal Counsel, who had represented him when he appealed against his sacking from Zanu PF in 2015 for allegedly plotting to oust Mugabe.

Mutinhiri quit the party last year ahead of the 2018 elections in protest against the coup against former President Robert Mugabe saying that he could not be part of a coup government.  At the  time, Mutinhiri resigned from both Parliament and Zanu-PF saying that he came to the decision after

"…carefully considering the events of the past four months, starting with the unconstitutional overthrow of the elected Head of State and Government, President Robert Mugabe and his illegal replacement with Emmerson Mnangagwa, by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) through a military coup On 15 November 2017."

He was the founding leader of the Robert Mugabe-backed National Patriotic Front and contested the 2018 presidential elections on the party's ticket although he performed dismally.

Source - iharare