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Zanu-PF knives out for Gomwe

by Staff reporter
19 Jun 2020 at 07:30hrs | Views
Zanu-PF Harare Province has issued a prohibition order against its District Coordinating Committee (DCC) chairman Godwin Gomwe for indiscipline pending a determination by the ruling party's National Disciplinary Committee (NDC).

The ruling party's interim chairperson for Harare Metropolitan Province Oliver Chidawu said the province wanted the party to suspend Gomwe because of various acts of indiscipline.

"We have submitted our recommendations to the National Disciplinary Committee to suspend Gomwe from carrying any party activities until he is cleared of charges levelled against him," Chidawu said.

Chidawu signed the prohibition letter accusing Gomwe of posting statements on social media that "tarnish and or defame the characters of some senior party officials namely Cdes Chidawu, Kazembe Kazembe — provincial chairman for Mashonaland Central, Biggie Matiza, provincial chairman Mashonaland East and Mike Madiro, provincial chairman Manicaland."

"You posted several social media messages that went viral accusing the above of not defending His Excellency the President when he was under attack in the old dispensation," said Chidawu.

According to the letter, a meeting of the provincial co-ordinating committee that was held on May 28, 2020 resolved to have Gomwe suspended. "The meeting resolved to recommend to institute disciplinary proceedings against you by the National Disciplinary Committee, said Chidawu.

Contacted for comment, Gomwe dismissed the suspension letter saying as acting chairperson Chidawu did not have authority to institute disciplinary proceedings against him.

"Yes, I received a prohibition order from the acting provincial chairman Chidawu, he said. Unfortunately he does not have the right to give me a prohibition order since he is not a substantive chairman. I will carry on with my duties as the DCC 2 chairperson."

Source - the herald