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Zanu-PF supporters query Biggie Matiza's appointment

by Staff reporter
09 Jan 2015 at 17:01hrs | Views
A meeting that was being addressed by Mashonaland East Minister of State Joel Biggie Matiza at Mbuya Nehanda hall in Marondera was disrupted by a group of Zanu-PF supporters on Thursday.

The supporters, who have been camped at the party's provincial headquarters for weeks, claimed they wanted to know Matiza's position within the party.

Matiza was appointed Minister of State last December, although he failed to make it into the Zanu-PF Central Committee.

The splinter group of the interim committee led by Philemon Mutongi disrupted a stakeholders meeting that was being addressed by Matiza.

It needed the intervention of the Zimbabwe Republic Police to drive them out of the hall but not before they had caused enough chaos.

Matiza said he will not be intimidated as he was appointed by the president to serve the people of Mashonaland East, adding he will not allow anarchy.

Retired Major Daniel Marengo confirmed the split of the interim committee in the meeting when he disowned the group that has been camped at the party offices since before the people's congress.

The activists who later drove off from the venue also said they do not welcome the visit by Zanu-PF National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere.

Kasukuwere is set to visit the province on Saturday.

Source - zbc