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Zanu-PF will not be vindictive against ex-G40 members

by Staff reporter
10 Oct 2019 at 18:23hrs | Views
ZANU PF National political commissar Victor Matemadanda has said it will not be vindictive against its supporters who were previously linked to the vanquished G40 faction during its restructuring of Harare and Bulawayo provinces.

Matemadanda's remarks came amid claims that some party officials who worked tirelessly to block President Emmerson Mnangagwa from succeeding the ruling party's late former leader, Robert Mugabe, were seeking to bounce back "through the back door" during the reconstitution of the dissolved Harare provincial executive.

"Zanu PF is built on the basis of principle and ideology not personalities. It is not about being G40 or having abused the president be- fore because that often happens," Matemadanda said.

Matemadanda's remarks came in the wake of a recommendation by the provincial executive to expel its secretary for Environment and Tourism Killer Zivhu.

The party is accusing the Chivi South legislator of violating several of its regulations through social media posts that praised MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa and calling for dialogue between him and President Mnangagwa, among other allegations.

"We urge you to be united, as a party. We don't want unnecessary divisions, in most cases factionalism becomes a cocktail for disaster. As a party, we don't tolerate factionalism," said Matemadanda.

He said members who failed to toe the party line had no room in Zanu-PF, though the leadership should give them chance to reform.

"When one of the firewood produces smoke, you do not have to remove it. You must leave it in the fireplace so that it can be assisted by others to catch fire than removing it. "If you keep on removing firewood, you may end up without any in your fireplace.

"So you should help each other to reform than dismissing those who are found violating the party rules and regulations," said Matemadanda.

He also congratulated the province for winning Zaka East by-election which was held a fortnight ago, saying it showed the leadership of Ezra Chadzamira was spot on.

Some of those who attended the PCC were Zanu-PF Chief Whip Pupurai Togarepi, National Secretary for Security Lovemore Matuke, National Secretary for Production Josaya Hungwe, Secretary for Legal Affairs Paul Mangwana, Secretary for Industry and Commerce Dr Mike Bimha, Senate President Mabel Chinomona and Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Chadzamira, among others.

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Source - herald-dailynews