Journo Paradza Set to Rejoin Zanu PF

Paradza was expelled from the Zanu PF in 2009 together with Phillip Chiyangwa who had been arrested in 2004 on episonage allegations.

Former publisher Paradza was accused of misconduct when he gave interviews to hostile media and had no party card.

According to insiders mostly youths who lobbied for former provincial chairman  Chiyangwa to be coopted in the new executive led by Jonh Mafa, the “deal for Paradza to rejoin the party and contest in Makonde is sealed”.

 One provincial coordinating committee member said the faction led by Chiyangwa is in control of the province.

“Mafa won because of Chiyangwa financial support and now they are plotting the ouster of those who were against Chiyangwa’s admission. Kapesa is among them and will face Paradza come what may” said the source.

Kapesa lost to Tapera Table during last week elections.  Paradza could neither confirm nor deny that he is likely to rejoin Zanu PF but postponed the interview since last week.

“Get in touch with me next week” said Paradza who is closely linked to Chiyangwa.

Mafa admitted that his executive will work with progressive members.

He denied that it was payback time to Chiyangwa who supported his candidature, “He (Chiyangwa) was nominated and was voted into the executive.” said Mafa.

Chiyangwa had his candidature for chairmanship last year blocked by President Robert Mugabe but was re- admitted into the party by Didymus Mutasa, according to Mafa.

Meanwhile former acting chairman Reuben Marumahoko who lost to Chiyangwa said he was not aware of the elections.

“I was not invited to the elections that I lost. Anyway if I have complainants to make I will consult with leadership as it is an internal matter” said Hurungwe senator who is set to be an ordinary party member as party youths in Hurungwe vowed that he will never win any seat.

“Marumahoko is stingy financially and will never win any elections here” said a Karoi youth who declined to  be named.

President Mugabe has of late denounced party officials who use money to buy votes though majority of youths rely on those who give them money during elections.