ZANU PF Dismiss War Veterans Leader, Sibanda
Masvingo, June 20, 2011 – Zanu PF’s most powerful arm in the province–the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) dismissed the controversial war ‘veteran’ leader Jabulani Sibanda saying he was bringing more harm than good to Masvingo.
The decision to send back Sibanda to Bulawayo was reached at a highly charged PCC meeting held at the Chiefs Hall during the weekend.
On top of rejecting Sibanda’s assistance in campaigning for the party in Masvingo, the provincial chairman for the party Lovemore Matuke was tasked to write a powerful letter to the politburo complaining about Sibanda’s ‘misconduct’ in the province.
Matuke confirmed that the party decided to ‘finally deal away with the war veterans leader’.
"We have seen that we can do without him. The decision to ask Sibanda to leave Masvingo was reached after people discovered that he was doing more harm than good," said Matuke.
Sources who attended the meeting told RadioVOP that the motion to dismiss Sibanda was moved by the provincial administrator and Member of Parliament hopeful Edmund Mhere and seconded by former Gutu South legislator Shuvai Mahofa.
It has also emerged that those aligned to the Mnangagwa faction in the province voted that Sibanda should be dismissed from Masvingo.
However, Jabulani Sibanda has remained adamant saying he will rather leave Masvingo dead than to be removed by resolutions from his perceived enemies.
"Leaving Masvingo going where? Unless they kill me and put me in a coffin, I will not leave this beautiful province," reiterated Sibanda in an interview recently.