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Bulawayo's Davis Muhambi throws ZANU PF into turmoil?

by Mandla Ndlovu
02 Jun 2020 at 12:57hrs | Views
Some members of ZANU PF  Bulawayo province are said to be disgruntled and unamused by the seemingly promotion and tolerance of individuals whom they deem as hostile to the leadership of  President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

A senior Bulawayo Province member who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity said one Davis Muhambi is at the center of this disgruntlement as ED loyalists question why Davis Muhambi had been meeting the President over a maize and mealie meal deal by the government when he is a public adversary to the new dispensation leadership.

Davis Muhambi is the President of the newly established Small to Medium Millers Association of Zimbabwe (SMMAZ.)

Said the source, "You will remember on Saturday 4 November at a rally in Bulawayo Grace Mugabe was booed, and this led to the sacking of then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa? The President's allies at the time were arrested, harassed and some went into hiding. However it was business as usual for Davis because he had been awarded a tender to print regalia for  Grace, the then President Robert Mugabe, and the entire G40 cabal.

"He printed these T-shirts in Johannesburg, South Africa, and would send them to Zimbabwe via public transport. Those who attended the 4 November rally were dressed by Davis as it was his tender which supplied the Tshirts. Davis  is a well-known Grace Mugabe ally and supporter who has been childhood friends with Grace Mugabe's children including Russell Goreraza."

The source alleged that it was Muhambi who helped law enforcement agents track ZANU PF youth leaders led by the late 'Boo-boy' Magura Charumbira who booed Grace Mugabe off the stage.

The victims of the booing incident were Mabutho Lucky Moyo, Mayibongwe Evans Zvigadza, Walter Sibanda, and Dephine Dzvange  who were led by late ZANU PF  Bulawayo Central District chairman Magura Charumbira.

"The day of the Bulawayo rally Grace Mugabe called Davis Muhambi to the podium. Initially, Davis Muhambi was meant to confess that he had been offered a maize deal by then-Vice President so that he could spy on Grace Mugabe and join the Lacoste faction.

"Grace called Davis onto the podium as per their plan but the booing happened and he didn't get to act what they had planned. Grace Mugabe was livid after the booing incident and Davis Muhambi could not say much on the podium."

The source claimed that Muhambi in his show of loyalty and support helped law enforcement agencies in tracking down those who had been involved in the booing.

"It is said that it was Davis Muhambi who sold out Magura Charumbira." The source claimed.

In May, we carried a story where Renah Takudzwa Muhambi the young sister of the controversial Muhambi was arraigned before the Bulawayo Magistrate court for spreading falsehoods about President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

We quoted reports by online publication CITE that said the 21-year-old  Muhambi and one Prisca Gumbo of Mpopoma suburb and Renah allegedly sharing a fake press statement purportedly issued by President Emmerson Mnangagwa extending the lockdown to May 3.

The pair was said to have forwarded a statement via their WhatsApp platforms to several contacts on their mobile phones.

They were charged for publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state, as defined by the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

Dr Mugabe said Davis Muhambi who was the party's Secretary for Finance in the Youth League was expelled because of factionalism allegedly led by VP Mnangagwa. She said Muhambi was free to come and apologise for his wrongdoings in the party and also to tell what he suffered under the hands of VP Mnangagwa. The First Lady also said there were elements that were influencing people not to attend the Interface rallies.

Source - Byo24News