Zanu (PF) Expels Mutasa, Mliswa
The Zanu (PF) Politburo has expelled former Secretary for Administration, Didymus Mutasa and Hurungwe West legislator, Themba Mliswa
While it was a doom’s day for Mutasa and Mliswa, others received good news after Mudzi South legislator, Jonathan Samkange; Bikita West member, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke and Daniel Garwe were re-admitted into the party.
Announcing the far-reaching Politburo decisions, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya Moyo said Mutasa and Mliswa were fired for indiscipline.
Mutasa was on record discrediting the 6th Zanu PF Congress held last December, declaring its outcomes as null and void.
He even wrote to SADC and the African Union (AU) calling on them to intervene in the matter in which he was ousted from party position of Secretary for Administration.
After such acts, the party tasked the National Disciplinary Committee to decide Mutasa’s fate.
The disciplinary committee highlighted in its report the disparaging remarks by Mutasa against the party leadership and his utterances rubbishing the party’s congress.
The committee treated Mutasa’s case as unique and extraordinary, saying he continued to be unrepentant.
Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Chairman, Mliswa was dismissed on an array of charges ranging from insubordination and interfering with party meetings in his province.
The expulsion of the two from the party, their National Assembly seats have been declared vacant and by-elections can be held.
On the other hand, the ruling party readmitted Dr Kereke, who was expelled in 2013 after standing as a candidate in Bikita West constituency contrary to the directive of the party which was rallying behind Elias Musakwa.
Garwe who contested as an independent in Murehwa North in the July 31 elections was also re-admitted together with Cde Samkange.
During the same meeting, President Robert Mugabe in his opening remarks behind closed doors welcomed the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe into the meeting where he was making her maiden appearance after being elevated to lead the Women’s League.
The meeting also received briefs on ZIMASSET from Patrick Chinamasa, transport from Oppah Muchinguri and Saviour Kasukuwere for the commissariat.