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Zanu-PF women's league boss attacks Angeline Masuku

by Staff reporter
14 Mar 2016 at 06:18hrs | Views
Zanu-PF Women's League deputy secretary Eunice Nomthandazo Moyo  has launched an attacked on Senator Angeline Masuku accusing her of claiming to be the most senior Zapu member in the region.

On Saturday, Masuku addressed a war veterans rally in Bulawayo with war veterans chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa and  Jabulani Sibanda.

That angered Moyo, who is Grace Mugabe's deputy.

Moyo, said  Masuku  was living under the mistaken belief that she was the most senior female leader from the former PF Zapu.

She claimed Msuku was eying the vice-presidency post which the women's league is pushing for.

A resolution by the Women's League demanding that at least one of the Vice Presidents should be a woman has sparked speculation that a former Zapu leader will be chosen.

 Moyo says Masuku appears to be under the mistaken impression that she deserves the nomination on the basis that she is the most senior surviving ex-Zapu leader.

"As one of the leaders in Bulawayo, what really troubled me and still troubles me is that while (War Veterans Association Secretary Victor) Mademadanda was addressing Masuku - who was also there sharing a stage with them - he said he knows that she was caught up in cross-fire because of the Women's League resolution over Vice Presidency.

"I'm actually the one who read that resolution at the Zanu-PF conference and the way I understand it is that when the time comes [for a woman to assume the Vice Presidency] any women will be free to be appointed VP.

"It's folly for anyone to fight over a non-existing issue. There's no way that we need to discuss about that because in the first place it's the President who appoints."

Moyo said there are many women who qualify for the VP position from which President Mugabe would appoint when the right time comes.

 "The issue of seniority keeps cropping up with some sections of the media claiming that Masuku is the most senior woman in the party although she hasn't said it herself, and even Mademadanda who was not in Zipra or Zapu keeps saying so and you wonder where they get their stories from," she said.

Moyo said the most senior female ex-Zapu leader is Jane Ngwenya who actually championed the struggle before other women joined the liberation struggle. "We're all junior to her including Masuku. We never told the President as the Women's League that we need someone senior for the VP post, but only a meriting woman will be appointed. It's a woman's position which has nothing to do with whether you're from the Zapu or Zanu side," she said.

Source - Chronicle