Rifts Widen In Zanu-PF Ahead of Provincial Elections

The meeting was held in Karoi at the weekend and communicated its resolutions to national political commissar Webster Shamu whose wife Constance Tsomondo faces Mahoka in the provincial women chairperson position.

“We passed a resolution that Mahoka must be discliplined over her actions as she is putting the party into disrepute.  We hope Provincial Coordinating Committee will sit soon and consider our
position to act against Mahoka” said an insider whom we can not name for fear of victimisation.

Other sources claim Mahoka who is linked to the Emmerson Mnangagwa faction hosted another
indigenisation function at Zebra Downs farm about 15 east of Karoi that Youth Minister Saviour Kasukuwere allegedly snubbed.

However, the controversial meeting was attended by former provincial chairman John Mafa, Walter Chidhakwa, Phillip Chiyangwa and Patrick Zhuwawo.

 Another source added that the Zebra Downs meeting was done as a “private function” but hijaked to be a party business drumming up support for Mafa and Chiyangwa.

” They  had to spruce it up with those linked to Mafa but local leadership had not sanctioned it” added a source who declined to be named.

At Zebra Downs, Chiyangwa was among high table delegates eluded by party protocol as he is an “ordinary card carrying member” was introduced as Affirmative Action Group president.

He later donated $1400 for a chicken project as well as umbrellas bearing his face. “We are suspicious that the meeting is more like the Tsholothso Declaration that wanted to unseat President Robert Mugabe and replace him with Defence minister Mnangagwa.

“ This time, they are plotting ahead of elections using unsanctioned meetings. Local Central
Commitee and DCC members were left out at Zebra Downs meeting and we smell a rat” added another source.

Shamu only said, “I  can only comment if PCC discuss resolutions passed to them and the course of action”.

 However Mahoka laughed off the allegations saying, “The party is bigger than individuals and we were making Government policy on indigenisation familiar to farmers”.

Zanu PF is battling to close emerging cracks where President Mugabe blocked Chiyangwa’s candidature . Six candidates are vying to take over from acting chair Reuben Marumahoko.