Party sources told our Karoi correspondent that the process of sniffing out suspects has begun and when the investigations are over, the culprits will face the music.
“ We know that some of the suspected legislators who betrayed the party and voted for Moyo have criminal records and we will use that to arrest them, ” said one of the sources.
The former liberation movement already has 8 suspects who, after being found guilty will be suspended from the party.The sources added that they suspected three MPs from Mashonaland West, four from Matabeleland and Manicaland provinces among others.
”We are casting our nets wide although one MP from Mashonaland West was assisted by President’s office
after his car broke down on his way to parliament, Zanu (PF) lost the election besides that effort ” added the sources. Radio VOP has the suspected MP’s name. Zanu (PF) spokesperson Rugare Gumbo denied that they have launched a witch-hunt against the MPs suspected of voting for Moyo instead of their own candidate Simon Khaya Moyo, a former Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa who is also the party,s national chairman.
” We accepted defeat and as a party that brought independence and democracy we are looking forward to forth coming elections. No one will be arrested over these elections,” Gumbo was quoted as saying.Police have not commented about rumours that they have been asked to provide information about the criminal records of some of the legislators accused of betraying the party.